Location of Adventure
Southern Utah and Northern Arizona, United States
Group Size Limit
Approximately 12 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. Traveling in Nat Hab's specialty North American Safari Trucks, we divide our group into two vehicles, each with a guide, further enhancing our low-key presence.
Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Accommodations, services of Nat Hab's professional Expedition Leader(s) and local staff, transportation in Nat Hab's North American Safari Trucks, all meals from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on final day, most gratuities, airport transfers on Day 1 and final day, all activities and entrance fees, all taxes, permits and service fees.
Travel to and from the start and end point of your trip, alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees (if any), optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry and internet, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes (if any), optional travel protection and medical evacuation 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 three miles unassisted over uneven terrain and up stairs and inclines. Some hikes take place on unmaintained trails in remote wilderness areas and involve walking 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 camp, participants will be sleeping in canvas tents in a remote wilderness area and exposed to varying weather at altitude, 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 our full-service private tented camp. 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.
Since the areas you will travel to on this trip are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we require medical evacuation insurance for this program. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage offered by Natural Habitat Adventures (NHA), we require that you send us documentation of the independent coverage you have selected. We recommend that your chosen independent insurance plan includes at least $250,000 in medical evacuation coverage. Please note that we will add the cost of NHA's medical evacuation policy (currently $48 per person) to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage including your insurance company's name, phone number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our policy exists exclusively in the interest of our guests' safety.
To protect your investment and to provide peace of mind while you travel, we also strongly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance. Plans may cover everything from medical treatment to trip cancellations and delays and lost luggage. Please contact our office if you would like more information about the medical evacuation and comprehensive travel insurance policies we offer by calling 800-543-8917.
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 any time after 1:30 pm on the final day.
Important note: The St. George Airport will be closed for construction May 29 – Sept. 26, 2019. During this period, we recommend you fly in and out of Las Vegas, Nev., then take the shuttle to and from St. George.