Deluxe Catered Camping & Classic Lodges in Grand Canyon, Bryce & Zion
The canyon country of the American West has long held a storied place in the annals of travel adventure. From John Wesley Powell to Mary Colter to Teddy Roosevelt, intrepid pioneers and everyday explorers alike have pursued the allure of these rusty landscapes. Join their ranks on this classic journey into America's canyonlands, shunning crowds by staying at a private mobile camp in a secluded area where quiet and solitude reign. Like those who have come before, we are moved by the rosy dawn and stars that shoot across the black night sky at Bryce Canyon. Walking between Zion's sandstone ramparts or surveying the layered walls of the Grand Canyon, no traveler comes away without being changed in some way: inspired, delighted, replenished, richer. That’s the gift of our national parks, and these three are among the most generous givers.
Savor silence and seclusion under the stars in our private safari-style mobile camp, located far from other travelers—plus nights in atmospheric Old West lodges
With our naturalist Expedition Leaders, explore highlights and hidden corners of the Colorado Plateau's dramatic canyonlands, in three national parks
Wonder at nature's forces that created some of America’s most stunning high-desert canyonlands—with immersive views from above and inside the formations
A Different Way to Experience Our National Parks
Nature travelers know some of the world's most magnificent landscapes are right here in the United States—like the national parks of the American Southwest. But they're so popular that it can be it hard to experience the solitude and wonder you come for. That’s why we’re excited to share a new approach to exploring our iconic parks, featuring deluxe private tented camps away from crowds. It’s our Safari America collection, and “Under the Desert Sky” is our first offering. Learn more about what makes this trip so distinctive:
An African Safari-Style Approach to the American West
We’re excited to introduce the "Safari America" idea right here in the U.S. Our secluded private camps are modeled on the concept of Africa’s fully-serviced, mobile tented camps. You’ll sleep in real beds (either two twins or a queen) in walk-in canvas tents, with a private toilet and hot showers. Dine on home-cooked meals at a table set with linens and glass dinnerware, and complemented with fine wines. It's not the kind of camping most of us grew up with!
Combine Deluxe Catered Camping & Classic Lodges
It's the perfect mix of accommodations: spend two nights camping on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon…plus three nights in iconic, atmospheric lodges steeped in the ambience of the Old West, including Zion Mountain Ranch and historic Bryce Canyon Lodge.
Enjoy Rare Quiet and Seclusion at Our Private Campsite
We hold special permits to camp on private land adjacent to Grand Canyon. The setting is ideal: close to park boundaries for easy access, yet completely away from tourist crowds, traffic and noise. You’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time a century or so, surrounded only by the peace of nature.
Travel in a Small Group with Two Expedition Leaders
We limit our group to just 12 travelers accompanied by two naturalist Expedition Leaders—it's a guide-to-guest ratio that assures personalized service and interpretation, and our vehicles are spacious, so each guest has a window seat!
Visit Three Parks for a Grand Southwest Survey Highlights and hidden surprises—that's what you'll experience on this high-desert sampler. At the Grand Canyon, we explore the far-less-visited North Rim, which hosts only 10 percent of all visitors to the park. And even here, we camp outside the park bounds, totally away from other visitors. Add the mysterious geologic wonders of Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks for the classic trifecta, replete with steep canyons, towering hoodoos and delicate arches.
Stargaze with a Telescope Under Some of the Darkest Skies in America In this day and age, when most of us live in urban areas and light pollution obscures views of the night sky, it's a rare gift to see bright stars. And we certainly have that here, where little artificial light impacts our celestial view. When we camp at the North Rim, guests will have access to our high-powered telescope to examine the night sky. With help from our Expedition Leaders, get a closer look at well-known constellations and spot distant stars as we marvel at the clarity of the Milky Way overhead.
Spend Two Nights at Zion Mountain Ranch Avoiding the crowded village at the edge of Zion National Park, we retreat to this enormous private ranch with its own bison herd. Perched on a plateau under wide-open skies, just outside the park's east entrance, individual log cabins accommodate guests in "rustic luxury," offering every comfort in a classic western setting. From your own deck, watch buffalo and wild deer graze in grassy meadows. Each spacious cabin has a wood-burning fireplace to take the edge off the evening chill. At the ranch restaurant, enjoy creatively prepared seasonal dishes sourced from local growers.
Enjoy Historic National Park Ambience at Bryce Canyon Lodge
Though our focus is mostly on out-of-the-way accommodations, we've added one night at this venerable lodge, the only accommodation inside Bryce Canyon National Park, with ideal proximity to the rim. Recently restored to its 1920s rustic splendor, the lodge provides a feel for what it was like to visit this redrock wilderness almost a century ago.
With Decades of Experience, Our Guides Know This Region Intimately
Our Expedition Leaders are expert naturalists with a deep knowledge of the history, geology, ecology and indigenous cultures of the Colorado Plateau. They know these parks and monuments in a manner that allows them not only to show you the famed highlights, but also hidden secret spots, from trails to viewpoints, that aren't so obvious to the casual visitor. With lots of special stops and surprises up their sleeves, our Expedition Leaders share a side of the canyons with you that most travelers never see. See Expedition Leader bioswith traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
Our Quality-Value Guarantee Ensures an Exceptional Experience
With Natural Habitat Adventures, you receive our exclusive guarantee that clearly states that we will meet the high expectations we set forth in our promotional materials. To our knowledge, this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise.
Feel Good About the Way You Travel
We all care about the planet, and you can travel with us knowing that the emissions from your trip are 100-percent carbon-offset. Natural Habitat Adventures is the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company, a feature that is especially critical when considering the substantial threat that natural places and wildlife face from our planet’s warming temperatures.
Natural Habitat Adventures Is World Wildlife Fund’s Travel Partner
Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel, as well as the exceptional quality of our small-group nature adventures, World Wildlife Fund, the world’s leading environmental conservation organization, has named Natural Habitat its worldwide travel partner — a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!
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