updated 3/23/2010 9:26:00 AM ET 2010-03-23T13:26:00

The Real Deal: This land-only tour includes one night at the Doubletree Guest Suites Phoenix; two nights at a Grand Canyon National Park Lodge (Thunderbird, Kachina, Maswik, or Yavapai) inside Grand Canyon National Park near the South Rim; two nights at the Lake Powell Resort on the shores of its namesake lake; and one night each at the Kanab Comfort Inn in Kanab, Utah, and the Zion Lodge inside Zion National Park; seven breakfasts and two dinners; all activities and sightseeing as per the itinerary, including a visit to Montezuma Castle National Monument, a jeep tour of Monument Valley, a stop at Bryce Amphitheater, and a drive along the Las Vegas Strip; round-trip airport-hotel transfers; gratuities; and the services of professional tour directors and local guides, from $995 per person — plus taxes of about $175.

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When: Depart April 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, Oct. 25–27, 2010; add $100 for May 1–4, 8–11, 15–18, 22–25, 29–31, June 5–7, 12–14, 19–21, 26–28, July 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, Aug. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, Sept. 4–8, 11–15, 18–22, 25–29, Oct. 2–6, 9–13, 16–20, 23, 24.

The fine print: Prices are based on double occupancy; deduct $100 per person for triple occupancy; single supplement is $460. Taxes are an additional $175 per person based on double occupancy; deduct $11 for triple occupancy; add $40 for single.

Group size ranges from 36 to 44 passengers. Airfare is not included. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: No deadline; based on availability.

Contact Caravan Tours, 800/227-2826, caravan.com.

Why it's a deal: The cost of the package breaks down to about $167 a day, and it includes accommodations, breakfast daily, two dinners, guided sightseeing tours, all transportation, and round-trip airport-hotel transfers.

Plus, a knowledgeable tour director and local guides will be at your disposal every step of the way.

More: Pre- or post-tour extensions and optional activities are not offered through Caravan Tours.

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