In Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, life moves at a laconic pace. An incomparable American experience beckons. Those in search of the authentic Wild West will revel in the heart-stopping canyons, colossal rock formations and majestic saguaro cacti of Arizona, famed for its jaw-dropping aquamarine to flame red sunsets. As the stars come out, the chuckwagon suppers and cowboy cookouts fire up… mighty steaks sizzling on the barbecue, with chilli and cornbread to augment the feast. Take the best scenic drive in the country on your way to the Grand Canyon, enjoy a personal guided tour of a Sedona winery, western artist's studio, or peruse the local art galleries. Experience the mystique of the Superstition Mountains and the legend of the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine. Mountain passes, desert scenery, western towns, and ancient Indian ruins are all within reach for a day adventure from the Phoenix area. The southwest offers some of the best places for the active; get off the road and experience the history, culture and landscapes up close. Whether you like yoga, short hikes, long treks, mountain biking, river rafting or looking for wildlife, explore some of the best locations and trails in the southwest. Explore the numerous Pueblos and Archaeological sites, and experience the history of unique cultures in museums in the region. Visit and explore awe inspiring National Parks and monuments, and witness some of the West's most recognisable scenery — the backdrop for many Hollywood movies. The endless vistas and improbable rock formations create a mesmerizing experience.
Scottsdale boasts more than 330 days of sunshine and little rainfall. Spring and fall are the best times to visit, offering warm, sunny days and cool nights. Winters are mild, and although summer temperatures can be high, the desert's relatively low humidity and pleasant mornings make outdoor activities inviting year-round.
Our team travel extensively, getting under the skin of every destination and hotel that we feature while building key connections and relationships along the way. In-depth knowledge of a destination is only part of what is required to curate a couture holiday experience; we also get to know you and what matters to you, meaning you receive genuine recommendations and a truly individual travel experience, and our Carrier Masterclasses ensure our travel experts are the best in the industry at tailoring bespoke and unique holidays.
Carrier has been tailoring holidays worldwide for over 35 years and has firmly established its reputation as one of the leaders in the luxury holiday market. We have been voted ‘Favourite Tour Operator’ by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine more times than any other company in the past decade, and have been featured in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine’s Top 10 Tour Operators for 2016. Carrier has also won several national travel industry accolades, including ‘Luxury Tour Operator of the Year’ from TTG Luxury and Advantage Travel Centres.
Why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary? The best suites in some of the world’s plushest hotels, the first choice of flight seats, attention to detail, no restrictions or limitations - how luxury holidays should be. Your holiday desires are well taken care of, whether you wish to learn new life skills while training with a Bodyism expert, or uncovering centuries-old bushmen secrets in Botswana with expert safari guides. Children can follow the life of a panda keeper one day and cook dinner with a Beijing housewife the next. Carrier can make it happen.