Luxury camping… glamorous camping… glamping… whatever you decide to call it, the point is you don’t have to sacrifice comfort and convenience to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors. American Safari Camp is all about elevating the experience. This goes from the food you eat, the beds you sleep in, the service that you receive, and the activities you do. The belief is making the rugged outdoors the most comfortable setting that you will ever experience. Enjoy an epic family journey to the spectacular Grand Canyon National Park! Hike, cycle, and discover the most incredible scenery on this action-packed 4-day program!
Upon arrival into the Page Airport, your Guide will pick you up and transfer you 2 hours 30 minutes to your accommodations near the Grand Canyon's North Rim. North Rim Luxury Camping offers a serene and enthralling Grand Canyon experience. It is more remote and less developed than the South Rim, therefore attracting far fewer tourists. (This service is on a private basis.)
Late afternoon, you head to Cape Royal a short hike (approximately 1/2 mile) offering a viewpoint at Angels Window which is a natural arch in the canyon before ending at Cape Royal for a spectacular sunset.. (This service is on a private basis.)
After exploring the great outdoors, unwind in your tent or relax in the lounge area with a book or board game while your guides prepare fresh seasonal meals designed by award-winning Executive Chef Shon Foster. Each meal is crafted based on your preferences and dietary restrictions, including warm treats baked in a Dutch Oven over hot coals. In the evening, a telescope will be set up for stargazing with full access to the vast night sky. Finally, a crackling campfire will be set up for the classic camp experience - s'mores!
The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the United States in the state of Arizona. It is largely contained within the Grand Canyon National Park, one of the first national parks in the United States. President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of preservation of the Grand Canyon area, and visited it on numerous occasions to hunt and
enjoy the scenery.
The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,000 feet / 1,800 meters). Nearly two billion years of the Earth's geological history have been exposed as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted. While the specific geologic processes and timing that formed the Grand Canyon are the subject of debate by geologists, recent evidence suggests the Colorado River established its course through the canyon at least 17 million years ago. Since that time, the Colorado River continued to erode and form the canyon to its present-day configuration.
You will have a full day with your Guide to explore the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Hikes include the Widforss Trail, which follows the canyon rim for approximately 2.5 miles before heading into the forest to emerge at Widforss Point—a distance of 5 miles one way.
The North Kaibab Trail is the primary access point into the Canyon. The North Kaibab Trail is the least visited but most difficult of the three maintained trails at Grand Canyon National Park. Almost a thousand feet higher at the trailhead than South Rim trails, hikers on the North Kaibab Trail pass through every ecosystem to be found between Canada and Mexico. At the rim, hikers will glimpse the vast maw of Bright Angel Canyon through fir trees and aspen, ferns and wildflowers. The trail as it descends through the Redwall Limestone is blasted directly into the cliff, "literally hewn from solid rock in half-tunnel sections." Farther down, the ecology progresses so that hikers look up at the surrounding canyon walls through a blend of 5 sections." Farther down, the ecology progresses so that hikers look up at the surrounding canyon walls through a blend of riparian and desert vegetation.
For day hikes, your guide may recommend stopping 1.7 miles down at the Supai Tunnel, where water is available, or continuing further an additional 3 miles to Roaring Springs. (This service is on a private basis.)
Your Guides will prepare a fun evening at camp with specialty camp games designed to get the whole family involved. You will be able to test your skills at tomahawk throwing and precision with custom blow dart targets. Once the sun goes down, you will be able to relax and enjoy the telescope on-site to observe the night sky and maybe catch a glimpse of a shooting star! (This service is on a private basis.)
The Rainbow Rim Trail—the only singletrack trail along the entire canyon rim that is open to mountain bikes and easily one of the most scenic mountain biking trails in the country. Formerly one of the best kept secrets of the Grand Canyon area, the Rainbow Rim Trail is now recognized as one of the premier mountain bike rides in all of the Southwest due to the remote and wild feel of the trail, a plethora of access points, and spectacular views into the Grand Canyon.
The trail itself connects five Grand Canyon observation points, located off dirt Forest Service roads, and runs over 18 miles in one direction. Each observation point along the trail contains not only sweeping views of the Canyon, but boasts unique peeks at specific geologic features as well, including Tapeats Amphitheatre, Steamboat Mountain, Powell Plateau, Mt. Trumble, and
Great Thumb Mesas.
The Rainbow Rim Trail runs along the extreme edge of the Kaibab Plateau, an area of higher elevation with much more forest cover than the popular South Rim of the Grand Canyon. In between the observation points, the trail winds through mixed pinyon pine, old-growth Ponderosa, and aspen forests. Craggy juniper trees spring from red-rock piles. Deer, bobcat, and turkey stalk the thickets lining the trail. The Rainbow Rim Tail winds up and down, never far from the canyon rim but often out of sight, while crossing shaded glens, rocky side-canyons, and the occasional flower-filled meadow.. (This service is on a private basis.)
At the appropriate time, your Guide will transfer you 2 hours and 30 minutes to the Page Airport. (This service is on a private basis.)
The North Rim Luxury Camp was created for those who want to experience the wild outdoors in comfort. Set up exclusively for you, this private campsite enables you to enjoy the best that nature has to offer in a secluded, tranquil area with upscale accommodations. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your guides with cold refreshments. Your 150-square-foot custom canvas-walled tents are furnished with queen, twin, or bunk beds, soft down comforters, and bedside tables with lamps. You will have fresh towels, private en-suite toilets, hot showers, a hand washing station, and plenty of shade to comfortably spend your day at camp.
*Pricing is based on two persons traveling together, based on availability, subject to change.
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