Location of Adventure
Southern Utah and Northern Arizona
Group Size Limit
Approximately 14 Travelers
A very important feature of our adventure vacation to the Southwest is the limited group size, as natural places are best experienced in a quieter and more intimate setting with a smaller number of travelers.
Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Hotel and private tented camp accommodations, meals from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on final day, purified drinking water, services of NHA Expedition Leader, airport transfers on Day 1 and final day, most gratuities, all permits, entrance fees and taxes.
Travel to and from start and end point of trip, alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees, optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes, optional travel insurance.
This adventure does not require a high degree of physical fitness. However, in order to participate, travelers should be able to walk at least four miles unassisted over uneven desert terrain and up stairs and inclines. Some hikes take place on unmaintained trails in remote wilderness areas and involve walking through rivers or over sand and rocks with some altitude gain. We will at times be engaging in outdoor activities at altitudes of up to 9,115 feet above sea level. Most excursions take place under the full intensity of the sun in an arid desert environment, and though we are often at higher altitudes that help moderate temperatures, daytime highs, especially when we're down in the canyons, may be quite hot. While at our private tented camps, participants will be sleeping in canvas tents in wilderness areas and exposed to varying weather, including the possibility of rain storms, wind, chilly nights and possibly even some snow (though our tents are well outfitted with heavy bedding to ensure warmth). Our days generally start quite early and are very full with activities, including a few long drives. While travelers are not required to participate in all activities, should you opt out of the day’s scheduled activities, we cannot always guarantee that alternatives will be available.
Important Information About This Trip
On this adventure, we’ll see a side of the American Southwest that most casual tourists miss and have the opportunity to sleep under the stars in full-service private tented camps. The main goal of our experienced Expedition Leaders is to get our travelers to less-visited areas away from crowds in order to experience the wildlife and natural grandeur of the canyon lands in the most remote and secluded manner possible. Specific dates cannot be booked with the National Parks until August (for the following year). Trip dates listed will be confirmed at that time.
Getting There & Getting Home
We recommend that you arrive to St. George, Utah by 5 pm on Day 1 in order to join your group orientation at 6 pm. You are free to depart in the afternoon after 1:30 pm on the final day.