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Detours Arizona - Van Tours by Detours


Monument Valley with Detours Tour Company

Special Places and Special People - Monument Valley and Frank the Navajo Horseman

Copyright: Elizabeth R. Mitchell

Detours Arizona Tours Basics:

Detours Arizona Tours has Two Locations: Phoenix-Scottsdale and Flagstaff
Mailing Address:P.O. Box 11956, Tempe, Arizona 85284
Phone: 1-866-4DTOURS (1-866-438-6877)
Fax: (480) 633-8687
E-mail: info@detoursaz.com

Day Tours:

Take a knowledgeable guide, a custom made van with leather captain's chairs for up to 10 travelers, the beauty of Arizona and you have the makings for a memorable day trip. Current offerings include: Grand Canyon, Sedona, Apache Trail, Tombstone and a Phoenix City Tour. Detours can also customize a tour to meet your needs.

Multi-Day Tours:

Here's the way to see the famous destinations of the Southwest and the more obscure exciting places. Unique Multi-Day tours include Crown Jewels of the Southwest (Kerrick James Photo Tour), Arizona’s Salsa Trail (for Mexican food enthusiasts), the Grand Circle, Tony Hillerman Country and much more. And again, you will have a very knowlegeable guide with insider information and vans that are as comfortable on dirt roads as on the freeway.

Company History:

What happens when top notch tour guides band together to "do it right?" Well, that's what happened with the founders of Detours. Jeff Slade and Jeff Haflett (fondly known as "The Jeffs") have a can do attitude when it comes to making memories for visitors to the Southwest. They founded the company in 2001 and have been adding expert guides and creative itineraries ever since.

Going Where None Have Gone Before:

Detours will take you to very special places and you will have the opportunity to meet special people. As an example, when touring Zuni Pueblo, a highlight is the Zuni Mission. Inside the mission is an amazing painting (I won't tell you more because it might spoil your visit). With most visits, you will have a local guide to show you around the mission. But with Detours, visitors found themselves being guided by the very inspirational Zuni artists who actually painted the mural inside the church... a once in a lifetime experience!

Traveling with Detours:

I had the pleasure of traveling in one of those comfy Detours vans to see the highlights of northern Arizona. Mick, our driver and guide, was a laid back jovial man who had a knack for story-telling as well as educating us on the Indian culture and places we visited. We toured Antelope Canyon with "Chief" Tsosie, visited the hogan of two very elder Navajo weavers in Monument Valley, and floated down the Colorado River with a great boatman and guide. They know you to pick the best guides and experiences. I got a taste of this on the Northern Arizona trip and look forward to more experiences in the upcoming year.

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