The weather you will encounter on this journey ranges from hot and dry in Arizona and Nevada to cool and dry at the higher elevations in the national parks. Your journey is designed with leisure in mind. Dress for comfort and convenience with a wardrobe that is adaptable and allows for layering. Generally, during the day, casual, comfortable, cotton clothing is recommended. Cool weather at higher elevations or at night will require warmer, layered clothing. For the welcome and farewell receptions, casual resort wear is appropriate; formal wear is never required.
We recommend that you pack an adequate supply of your prescription medication in its original container to last through your entire journey, together with a copy of your doctor’s prescription, or a letter from your health-care provider on office stationery explaining that the medication has been prescribed for you, your travel documents and a change of clothing in your carry-on bag to avoid any inconvenience in the event that your flight or luggage is delayed.
Following is a list of recommended items to pack for Spirit of the Desert: The National Parks of the Southwest:Casual daytime wear – shorts, slacks, long and short-sleeved shirts
Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat
A light sweater or jacket for higher elevations or a breezy night
Windbreaker for the raft trip
Camera, lenses, batteries, memory cards and/or plenty of film
Backpack or belt-pack
Lightweight, comfortable, sturdy walking shoes that have already been broken-in
Battery-operated travel alarm clock
Rain poncho and collapsible umbrella
Daypack for camera equipment
Sundries and toiletries that may be difficult to find en route
Copies of your travel documents that should be secured in the safe in your hotel room while traveling