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Arizona is a land drenched in natural beauty. This state is home to the Grand Canyon National Park, Kartchner Caverns, a Petrified Forest, and Monument Valley. In contrast to the natural wonders that dot the map, visitors to Arizona will find championship golf courses, high-end resorts, and popular spa retreats in the metropolis regions of the state.

  

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Arizona is a land filled with rugged adventures. Come discover tales of the Old West, complete with mining stories and abandoned ghost towns. Explore the local Native American culture as Arizona is home to 22 different tribes. Visit local vineyards and sip some of the award-winning wines of the region. Unwind and pamper yourself with a resort stay in the urban oasis of Phoenix, complete with golf courses and desert landscapes. When it comes to Arizona, there is no shortage of adventure.

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Before You Go

Airport Check-In: It is recommended that you reconfirm your flight information and check in for your flights at the airline’s website 24 hours prior to your scheduled departure. Please bring all your final documents with you. It is important to arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes prior to departure for all domestic flights, and two to three hours prior to departure for international flights.

Required Documents: Passports are required for international travel. You will not be permitted to depart without necessary documentation. There may be additional requirements for international travel, such as vaccinations or visas, and some countries require that passports be valid for six months or longer beyond your stay in the country. Passport and entry requirements are subject to change at any time without notice. For the most current information on passport and entry requirements, please visit the Government of Canada official Web site at http://travel.gc.ca. Special travel documents are required for children traveling with or without their parents. If you are traveling with children, please check with the airline or cruise line prior to departure. If you are not a Canadian citizen, you must contact the consulate of the country you are visiting.

Newlywed Information: Tickets and other travel documents must exactly match your current passport and other identification. If not, you could be denied boarding and no refund will be forthcoming. For requirements and information regarding marriages performed in a foreign country, please visit the consulate of the particular country.

Honeymoon Packages: Some hotels require you to present a marriage certificate or licence in order for you to receive the honeymoon package. Please bring this information with you if you are traveling on a honeymoon package.

Luggage: Baggage allowances and fees vary by airline. For airline baggage fees and policies please visit https://www.costcotravel.ca/Info/airlinebaggage. If baggage fees do apply, this cost will be additional and must be paid directly to the airline.

Travel Health Information: For the most current worldwide health information, consult your family physician or http://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories for advice and advisories.

General Safety Tips: By taking a few simple security precautions before and during your vacation, you can help ensure that you, your traveling companions, and your valuables are as safe and secure as possible.
  • To make it easier to replace your passport if it’s lost or stolen, in addition to your passport, take a photocopy of your passport information page (keeping it separate from your actual passport).
  • Carry only a limited amount of cash, just enough for gratuities and incidental purchases. Major credit cards are widely accepted and can be replaced if lost or stolen.
  • Always lock your hotel room door (including patio and balcony door on any level of the building) and use the peephole before opening the door.
  • Store your valuables (such as cash, credit cards and airline tickets) in the hotel’s in-room safe or front desk safety deposit box.
  • If you must carry valuables on your person, do so in a pouch or money belt concealed under your clothing. Purses and backpacks can be easy targets for thieves.

Climate:
Average Temperature:
May through September: 34° to 40°
October through April: 19° to 29°

Water Safety: Bottled water is recommended.

Tipping: A 15% tip is customary for service. At All-Inclusive hotels, gratuities are generally included in the vacation price.

Local Currency: U.S. Dollar

Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time. Arizona does not observe daylight saving time and therefore falls under the same time zone as Pacific Standard Time from March to November.

Telephone Information: Direct dialing for local and international telephone calls is available from most hotels and from most public phones.

Local Language: English

Transportation: Rental cars, taxis and buses are available. To determine time schedules, please inquire at your hotel.

Do Not Forget: Visitors are reminded to bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, swimwear, insect repellent, personal prescriptions, a camera, film/memory card, an extra camera battery, comfortable walking shoes, and travel documents.

Rental Cars

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Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport
1805 E Sky Harbour Cir S Phoenix, AZ, 85034
Telephone: 844-370-9817
Monday-Friday Hours: 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Saturday-Sunday Hours: 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Rates Include

  • Rates include the daily rental rate, the Arizona state general excise tax, the daily vehicle rental surcharge, the daily vehicle licensing and registration fee, and the airport concession recovery fee (where applicable).

Renter Qualifications

  • Valid driver's licence in own name (required by law). Foreign renters must have a valid licence from their home country. An international licence alone is not acceptable.
  • Major credit card in own name (AMEX, VISA, MasterCard)
  • Renters must be at least 21 years of age at the time of the rental. Renters ages 21-24 will be subject to a daily surcharge.

Additional Driver Policy

  • One additional driver is included in the rates.
  • Additional drivers must be at least 21 years of age. Drivers 21 to 24 years of age are subject to the underage driver’s fee.

Safety

  • Arizona state law requires that a child under 8 years of age (or less than 4'9") must use a child safety seat. (Renter responsible for securing child passenger in child safety seat in rental vehicle.)

Items on Request

  • A request for hand controls must be requested directly through Alamo's Tour Help Desk.

Accident Protection Plan

  • Optional insurance plans are available to book directly through Alamo at the rental location.

Drop Charges

    • The vehicle may be picked up at one location and returned to another for an additional fee.
    • Fee varies by location.
    *Drop charges are subject to change without notice.

Cancellation Policy

  • There will be no charge for cancellations made prior to pick-up date.


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Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport
1805 E Sky Harbour Cir S, Phoenix, AZ , 85034
Telephone: 602-261-5950
Monday-Friday Hours: 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Saturday-Sunday Hours: 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Rates Include

  • Rates include the daily rental rate, the Arizona state general excise tax, the daily vehicle rental surcharge, the daily vehicle licensing and registration fee, and the airport concession recovery fee (where applicable).

Renter Qualifications

  • Valid driver's licence in own name (required by law). Foreign renters must have a valid licence from their home country. An international licence alone is not acceptable.
  • Major credit card in own name (AMEX, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and Diner's Club)
  • Budget vehicles may not be used for off-road use; camping is prohibited.
  • A cash deposit is acceptable in lieu of a major credit card, provided customer cash qualified within certain restrictions.
  • Renters must be at least 21 years of age at the time of the rental. Renters ages 21-24 will be subject to a daily surcharge.

Additional Driver Policy

  • One additional driver is included in the rates.
  • Additional drivers must be at least 25 years of age
  • For additional drivers beyond the one complimentary, a daily fee will apply and will be charged at the Budget rental location.

Safety

  • Arizona state law requires that a child under 8 years of age (or less than 4'9") must use a child safety seat. (Renter responsible for securing child passenger in child safety seat in rental vehicle.)

Items on Request

  • A request for hand controls must be requested directly through Budget's Tour Help Desk.

Accident Protection Plan

  • Optional insurance plans are available to book directly through Budget at the rental location.

Drop Charges

    • The vehicle may be picked up at one location and returned to another for an additional fee.
    • Fee varies by location.
    *Drop charges are subject to change without notice.

Cancellation Policy

  • There will be no charge for cancellations made prior to pick-up date.


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