Friday, July 22, 2016

Posted On 7/22/2016 by Team iCynosure.

Why do I like to travel? 

It’s simple… to explore the historic past, the vibrant present and the promising future of a place. However some places leave you so mesmerised that you cannot think about the passage of time and want to just stay still and continue to be amazed with the natural beauty and aura of the mystique. One such US destination is Arizona… with so much to do, you will have a hard time picking what to experience. Here is a check-list of what I must do when I head there... 

Live the Grand Canyon Experience
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One of the Wonders of the World, the natural landscape of Grand Canyon is majestically breathtaking. The canyon is spread over 18 miles while the park spans over one million acres and is extremely accessible to explorers from the Grand Canyon Village located on the South Rim. The Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn that’s just a few minutes’ drive from the South Rim entrance organises aerial and adventure tours for explorers to experience the natural beauty of the Canyon.

Tread towards the Sunset Crater Volcano
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Around 900 years ago the earth opened up in Flagstaff, spewing lava and poisonous gases to reshape the surrounding landscape with a rim of yellow and red cinders. Today the ruggedly dramatic lava and cinder deposits co-exist with vegetation and wildlife, to emphasise how life continues at the Sunset Crater Volcano. The Little America Flagstaff Hotel organises guided biking and hiking tours to experience the youngest volcano that looks as fresh and rugged as on day one.

Hike across the Sonoran Desert
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Over 100,000 square miles of an arid desert that surprises explorers with its tremendous natural vegetation and diversity of species is the Sonoran Desert. The foothills are ideal for mountain biking and horse riding excursions.The Royal Palms Resort and Spa - Destination Hotels and Resorts organise adventure excursions and romantic hot air balloon rides that are perfect to soothe the spirit, energise the body, and enrich the mind; while doing things that you wouldn't on a regular day.

Role-play at the Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park
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A 1,500-year-old archaeological site, Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park takes explorers through a prehistoric Hohokam village site that highlights a platform mound and irrigation canals. One of the attractions in the Papago Park, the Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park is lined with replicas of traditional dwellings. The Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia organises hands-on activities and workshops for children to help them learn and understand facts about archaeology.

Strike a pose at the Hiking Tom’s Thumb 
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A natural cave formed by a massive fallen granite boulder, the Hiking Tom’s Thumb Trail provides hikers a mysterious place to explore in the arid Sonoran Desert. The trail from the Gateway Access at the base of the McDowell Mountains leads on to Tom’s Thumb, an iconic formation that is visible from miles around, making it one of the most visited destinations. The Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains manages Hummer tours to explore the McDowell Mountain’s challenging terrain. 

Adventurous isn’t it? 
- Heena

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