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Grand Canyon Creation Tour 2019 with Russ Miller

With Russ Miller and Rhonda Sand

From $1,899 per person

May 13-18, 2019 | May 10-13, 2019

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Tour Leader(s):

Russ Miller and Rhonda Sand

Location:

Grand Canyon

OVERVIEW
ITINERARY
TOUR SCHOLAR(S)
PHOTOS & VIDEO
OVERVIEW

TOUR OVERVIEW:

Have you ever wanted to get up close to the Grand Canyon, Bryce National Park, Zion National Park and understand it all while viewing the Grand Staircase? This creation-based tour will bless you immensely as you see these incredible monuments and also get to experience the Colorado River and the magnificent Lake Powell with Horseshoe Bend.

Our 5-night/6-day tour is all inclusive. We spend a night in Phoenix at the beginning and end late afternoon at the Phoenix Airport on the last day, with time for you to fly home that evening, or choose to overnight at the airport hotel we stayed in upon arrival. Just bring smiles and casual clothes for this adventure, everything else is included! Meals, water, tips, snacks, hotels, the leisurely float trip down the Colorado, the ambience of lovely lodges and excellent meals with fun fellowship.

This tour also incorporates the amazing parts of the Biblical history of the flood – the Grand Staircase with finite instruction by Russ Miller who will use the Bible as his guide. As we learn of God’s glory, we will see the Grand Staircase “steps”, the monuments at Bryce National Park and finally those at Zion National Park. For those of you who have traveled to Petra, you will see that the walls are very similar. You will also have the opportunity to take a helicopter trip that will give you a bird’s eye view like no other. The helicopter tour is $288 per person. Our 6-day tour is ideal for singles, couples and families. It will be a time of enjoying God’s creation in a sun filled, majestic environment.

The tour is $1,899 per person, sharing a double room. We match roommates if you are a single or the single supplement is $560. Children joining a room with two adults are priced the per person child rate of $1,248 per child (maximum is 4 people to a room). If you care to take the unique, limited, extension, let us know early, as we can only take a small number of guests to the Vatican owned observatory. The observatory for reasons to be disclosed later was named Lucifer by Vatican and is staffed by its owners. The optional Mount Graham extension is $899 per person in a double.

Sky Island: Man’s Illusive Searching of the Heaven’s

Optional 4 day Tour of Mount Graham’s Vatican Owned Telescope | May 10-13, 2019

Why would the Vatican own a telescope? Psalm 37:13 The Lord laughs at him, For He sees his day is coming.

10,500 feet in elevation above the desert floor of Arizona, is an isolated region of the Pinaleno Mountains. You have an opportunity to drive through six different life zones on your way to this remarkable area. For a couple thousand years it has been home to the Chiricahua Apache homeland and was considered sacred to our Native Americans. Our tour covers an amazing territory in one day, there are endangered animals, a high concentration of black bear, what is considered “adaptive plants” and the oldest stand of conifer trees. After 35 miles of upward winding…then came Rome and the scholars of our secular Universities. At the end of the trail, in the clouds is a man-made, mega-million dollar lens. The site can command a $30,000 per night registration fee for groups who want to peer through the lenses into the heavens. There are other telescopes around the world, but none that boast claims that come off the pages of end-time Biblical prophecy. This segment is escorted by Rhonda Sand and is very limited in size as we are only allowed a very small group. The per person cost sharing a double room is $899, with a single supplement of $239.

The tour includes private transportation round-trip originating and departing from Phoenix, all meals, and advance reading and reference materials on the Vatican project, plus hotels, taxes and all tips. This extension has some free time in Phoenix the day the core group arrives. If you enjoy hiking or shopping, Scottsdale, can be a wonderful place to unwind after our mountain journey to Mount Graham**.

**Mount Graham is very limited due to its extremely high elevation and the numerous switchbacks to get to the telescopes in the sky. See Terms and Conditions attached if you have any health conditions. Children under 8 are not allowed.

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INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR:

  • Creation based teachings from Grand Canyon expert, Russ Miller

  • Meals

  • Waters

  • Tips

  • Snacks

  • Rafting trip down the Colorado River

  • Visits to Bryce Park, Zion Park, the Grand Staircase, the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon and more!

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ITINERARY

PRE-TRIP EXTENSION

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  • May 10
  • Meet at the Phoenix airport at 2:00PM. Thatcher, Arizona overnight
  • The optional extension begins today at 2:00 PM at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. You meet the tour at the arrivals entrance, load luggage and we drive for 2 hours and 45 minutes. On arrival in Thatcher, we have a scrumptious fresh Mexican dinner on what they call the Arizona Salsa Trail. Overnight.

  • Dinner
  • May 11
  • Mount Graham**, overnight Thatcher
  • Breakfast this morning together and our group is taken to meet the mountain-bound transportation. We will be taking a bag lunch and have a full day tour of the observatory and their “Lucifer” telescope. The tour will be done by a secular and Vatican staff member because that is the only way we can access the site. It takes 90 minutes alone, plus 108 hairpin turns and curves just to get up to the top. Stop at Columbine ranger station, then continue on to the observatories where we spend another 2 hours touring through the 3 buildings and then it is another scenic 90-minute drive back down the mountain. It’s an all-day adventure! After our return off the mountain, we begin our drive back to Phoenix for the night.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sunrise on the Arizona desert
  • May 12
  • Breakfast, optional desert hike this morning. Lunch and return to Phoenix tonight, dinner.
  • This morning we have a desert hike. For those of you who prefer to stay and enjoy the hotel, we will be back at lunch time. Local lunch, again at one of their fantastic famous Mexican restaurants. We come back into Phoenix late today, dinner at the hotel.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • May 13
  • Breakfast, optional Camelback hike, or visit Old Town Scottsdale. Meet group for dinner.
  • Sleep in this morning, or hike Camelback. For those of you who enjoy shopping, you can visit Fashion Square or Scottdale’s Historic Old Town. We join the larger group this evening with a welcome dinner at 7PM.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

MAIN ITINERARY

airplane flight wing
  • May 13
  • Arrive Phoenix today. Overnight included with airport transfer and a welcome dinner this evening.
  • Arrive in Phoenix today at your leisure. Transfers are included to the Phoenix Drury Inn. Dinner together at 7:00PM. B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner, D

  • Dinner
  • May 14
  • Depart Phoenix Drury Inn this morning, Flagstaff, Glen Canyon Dam, Page and Lake Powell
  • Enjoy your included breakfast this morning. We depart the hotel this morning and drive outside of Phoenix. We arrive in Flagstaff, Arizona as we have left the cactus landscape of Arizona and enter the areas of conifers. We visit the Desert Viewpoint and come into the Cameron Trading Post. Stop at the Glen Canyon dam and finally into Page, the city on Lake Powell. Dinner and overnight. BLD

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • May 15
  • Colorado River float, Zion National Park
  • This morning we have a leisurely raft trip down the Colorado with the high flanking walls of the canyon towering above us. Stop for a quick swim or a walk into see the petroglyphs that have been found on the walls of the canyons. After our water-based tour of the canyon, we the depart for Zion National Park. We will stop for lunch along the way. Time to see the park and formations. Arrive at our Zion based lodge for dinner and overnight. BLD

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • May 16
  • Angel’s Landing, Bryce Canyon, Ruby’s
  • Breakfast at your leisure. For those of you ready for some hiking we leave at 6:30AM for Angel’s landing. After the morning in Zion, we drive into Bryce National Park. We have lunch together along the way and will arrive this afternoon. Teaching onsite and spectacular viewing. During our drive, we will stop at Ruby’s, a dinner favorite, and then overnight at the lovely Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Resort and Lodge. BLD

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • May 17
  • Bryce National Park, Jacob’s Lake Lodge, North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Kaibab cabins
  • We enjoy our tour of Bryce National Park this morning with further discussions of the Grand Staircase. We will then head to Jacob’s Lake Lodge for lunch. Next stop – the North Rim of the Grand Canyon! Have free time for hikes or gazing from the large deck chairs at the North Rim Lodge. We have a special rim talk by Russ at the lodge today. We will be staying this evening at some quaint cabins called Kaibab. They will be preparing an outdoor rib barbeque over an open fire. BLD

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • May 18
  • Optional helicopter tour, Antelope Canyon, Phoenix
  • This morning you will have an opportunity to take a helicopter trip over the canyon. If you have ever been to Petra, or have ever wanted to go, our next stop will be an amazing treat! We will walk into a photographer’s dream called Antelope Canyon. It is a mini Petra with the fingerprint of God all over the amazing shadows, colors and rock formations. We will have lunch on our return drive to Phoenix this afternoon. Please don’t schedule a flight prior to 6:30PM. We can drop you at the Phoenix Airport or at the Drury Inn, Airport, where we began our creation filled journey. For those of you that want to depart tomorrow, we recommend the Drury Inn, Airport as it includes airport transportation and breakfast. BL

  • Breakfast, Lunch

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TOUR SCHOLAR(S)

Russ Miller

Author, Creation Ministries
Camp Verde, Arizona


Russ has shared thousands of church service messages, authored 5 creation-oriented books, including “The COST,” written & illustrated 2 kids coloring books, developed 16 PowerPoint seminars, a DVD Series & Study Guide, his Grand Canyon Rim, Raft & Grand Staircase Tours; hundreds of radio programs, led dozens of Grand Canyon, creation-based, river raft trips and more. Russ has spoken on college campuses, at national conferences and appeared on many worldwide, Christian television programs. He also has a daily posts on Facebook and Twitter, always encouraging people to believe the Bible—Word for Word and cover to cover.

After building a successful nationwide firm, Russ gave it away in 2000 to form CESM. A former Theistic Evolutionist, Russ now ministers to Christians and non-Christians alike, stating: “I am not attacking anyone who has been misled into believing in Darwinism, Theistic Evolution or Progressive Creation. I am here to help them, just as someone helped me.”

Russ states, “I’m a General Manager and make logical decisions based on facts. After I saw observable science doesn’t support Darwinism or old-earth beliefs I realized these false teachings are undermining the world’s faith in Jesus Christ. Now I am doing something to help. I don’t tell people what to think; I present facts from science and the Bible. Through The Holy Spirit, those with ears to hear will hear, and those with eyes to see will see.”

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All I can say is AMAZING…FANTASTIC…UNBELIEVABLE and STUNNING! Every family member said it was our best trip yet, and we have had lots and lots of fantastic trips in the past 20 years!

Sunshine & Fred S.

Living Passages also facilitates all Koinonia House’s unique tours. The staff is always friendly and handles the myriad of complex travel details associated with large groups in the most professional manner. I cannot overstate how pleased I am with the service and professionalism of this outstanding organization.

Chuck Missler

Koinonia House

I loved it!  It truly was the adventure of a lifetime.  My son had a wonderful experience, too.  Thank you for making the trip kid-friendly!

Loretta & Jacob S.

Everything was wonderful, and first class. Hotels and ship were top of the line. Our Greek Orthodox guide, Sayat was fantastic. So much knowledge and history and enthusiasm! Pastor Lutzer’s teachings were much enjoyed and enlightening. Rebecca is a sweetheart.

Anonymous

I enjoyed this tour so much, that I’d like to do it again sometime, maybe in the Spring season. PS…our group enjoyed each others’ company so much that we are having a reunion party coming up on Monday the 21st!

Monica H.

To see Biblical sites in which Paul ministered as well as see sites of some of the churches of Revelation was an opportunity of a lifetime. The Bible teaching was absolutely outstanding. Of course, being on a sailing ship was delightful as well. I highly recommend a Footsteps of Paul.

Irma H.

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OUR ASSURANCE:

1. Through the use of The Word, we trust that once…

Through the use of The Word, we trust that once you have returned from our Christian tours, you will have gained a deeper knowledge of the scriptures and the multiple layers of teaching and truths that are inside each.

Isaiah 55:11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

2. You can be assured an experience like our previous participants…

You can be assured an experience like our previous participants, who have gained an appreciation of how God uses everything for His glory and for the purpose of furthering knowledge and understanding. You will see this as you encounter the geology of the land, the geography where events actually occurred and the archaeology that may (or may not!) still exist. Furthermore, through the remaining people in the land, the practices still in place and demography that have endured.

Colossians 1:20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.

3. Further, our assurance is received that through The Word…

Further, our assurance is received that through The Word; the teachings you will be exposed will solidify the truth which you and your family have been taught by seeing, touching and hearing the scriptures each day. We assert and firmly believe Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

4. You and your family will experience…

You and your family will experience the oneness of the body of Christ during our trip.