Jewels of Arizona Tour
We specialize in creating custom tour packages to meet the particular interests of our individual guests.
For those that want a recommendation, we have the following itinerary that is very popular!
Day 1: You will be greeted at your campsite by a professional guide among the Sycamore Trees along the banks of Oak Creek. Spend the day in the enchanted Red Rock country of Sedona. You can visit famous landmarks such as the Chapel of the Holy Cross, Cathedral Rock, and the Mexican inspired Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village. You can take the afternoon to stroll through some of the world renown Art galleries or have your Aura photographed. At days end, meet up with your guide to view a glorious sunset from the top of Sedona and experience first hand one of Sedona’s famous mystical Vortex’s. These sites are believed to posses an energy flow that exists on multiple dimensions that interacts with a persons inner self, creating a perfect harmonious environment to facilitate prayer, meditation, and healing. It is not easily explained, obviously it must be experienced. From Sedona you will retire to the tranquility of Oak Creek Canyon, where you will experience our unwavering commitment to excellence in everything we do, from the luxurious accommodations of your personal tent, to the care and planning that goes into each deliciously prepared meal. After dinner you can reflect on the days activities down by the gently flowing Oak Creek, enjoy s’mores by the campfire, or retire to your spacious tent to relax and succumb to the peaceful sounds of the wilderness that embraces you.
Day 2 : Sedona
Your day begins as you are gently awakened by the smell of fresh brewing coffee and cinnamon buns being slowly baked in a dutch oven. After breakfast you embark on one of the most beautiful day hikes in America, as you discover the hidden secrets of the West Fork trail in Oak Creek Canyon. You can take a 1-2 hour spellbinding hike as canyon walls soar up 1000 feet as we descend further into the serene canyon. The trail follows a gentle path that borders the remote creek as you will be transported into one of the most tranquil, and beautiful places on earth. There are also additional hiking trails available such as Bell Rock and Devil's Bridge or explore off the beaten track with a Jeep Tour into the spectacular Red Rock country. Meet back in camp to relax and enjoy the peacefulness of your surroundings with dinner underneath the stars to end a great day.
Day 3: Grand Canyon
After breakfast we break camp and travel north, driving through the majestic Ponderosa Pine forest and come into full view of the tallest point in Arizona, the San Francisco Peaks! These contain Arizona's last dormant volcanoes, one of which is Mount Humphreys, considered by both the Navajo and the Hopi as a sacred mountain. Arriving at the south entrance of the Grand Canyon National Park, you will meet your guide at the Grand Canyon Village to be introduced to some of the spectacular first views of the canyon. From the famed El Tovar and Hopi House at the village you can marvel at the breathtaking views as you stroll along the paved Canyon Rim Trail, exploring along the way additional historic hotels and gift shops. After a stunning sunset in the Canyon, prepare again to be pampered as we meet to transport you to our secluded campgrounds where your campsite awaits, and an authentic western meal is slowly being cooked. Share the events of the day among your new friends and fellow explorers by a blazing fire while being wrapped in a wilderness ambiance that is blissfully undisturbed by the bustle of the 21st century.
Day 4: Grand Canyon
The cracking of the campfire and the aroma of a hearty hot breakfast being prepared will gently wake you to start your day in the Grand Canyon. The morning will include a meeting with A.L.E.’s guides as the days activity schedule will be reviewed. We will assist in creating for you an itinerary that is tailored for you and your family from a wide array of possibilities that are sure to intrigue and delight even the most seasoned traveler. Stimulating adventures designed to captivate the whole gang will be available throughout the day; come face to face with the canyon’s grandeur by joining us on a professional guided hike below the Canyon Rim on one of the many spectacular inner canyon trails. Participate in the many ranger talks throughout the day, or for an extra add on, view the canyon in a truly unforgettable way from the air, with an exhilarating helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon. Our campsite is conveniently located near the complimentary Grand Canyon shuttle bus that runs throughout the day and evening making frequent stops at all of the overlooks, giving you yet another option to explore on you own or include some of the other guests for group excursions. You can always opt for more or less activity depending on your mood and energy level, (even choose to do nothing at all ). The campsite will be furnished with hammocks and lounge chairs, as well as having a fully stocked library with books of all the areas that we visit. As always, the best guides in Arizona that are devoted to unveiling the traditions, history, culture, and natural wonders of all of our travels will be at your constant service. At evenings end catch your breath while a lavish spread awaits. Rounding out your days of discovery with a memorable meal after an active day is one of the more essential ingredients of the A.L.E. experience, complimented by nights of pure relaxation.
Day 5: Grand Canyon
Upon awakening on your final morning we can view a glorious sunrise, then return to camp to the aroma of a hot breakfast piercing the cool alpine air. Leaving you and your family with a deeper appreciation of some of the most amazing places on earth by having become truly connected to your surroundings and the natural world. We are confident that the experiences that we all shared together will form fond and long lasting memories. We hope that you and your family will join us again for future exciting adventures that Arizona’s premier luxury travel company offers. As you are now members of an elite travel club, we will keep you informed with our company newsletter about upcoming events and new travel destinations. Cheers!
Recommended Optional Add-Ons
We would like to take this opportunity to recommend some optional tours which have been popular with our guests to enhance their experience while visiting these amazing areas.
Reservations should be secured with A.L.E. a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the start of your tour date due to the popularity of these activities. All tours are based on availability from the individual companies. The current pricing is listed for each activity but is subject to change.
Bicycle Rental - 1/2 day South Rim Grand Canyon
- (up to 5hrs)- (This is a self -guided tour)
- $30 adults - bicycle size 26” ** tax and fees not included
- $20 children - based on the rental of a bicycle size 20”or 24” **tax and fees not included
- Hourly rates available
Available Options are Guided Bike Tours and a ShuttleTour(self guided) to Hopi Point along the Hermit Road with a 2 hour/5.5 mile smooth paved ride to Hermits Rest. These are available for an additional cost.
The company uses a cruiser-style bike that provides all riders, both young and old with an enjoyable safe experience. The south rim of the Grand Canyon boasts miles of beautiful low traffic paved and gorgeous bicycle greenways. There are several bikes routes available depending on the riders ability.
Mule Rim Trail Ride on South Rim Grand Canyon - $142.83 per person
**The rider must be at least 9 years old and height of 4’9”. The maximum weight per rider is 225 lbs fully dressed. All Riders must speak fluent English and NOT be afraid of heights.
The Grand Canyon mule-riders are able to take in the breathtaking vistas of the Grand Canyon National Park while traveling along the rim of the canyon. Grand Canyon National Park Lodges is offering a four-mile, three-hour mule activity (two-hours in the saddle) that departs five miles east of the Historic Grand Canyon Village in the park. The mule ride travels along a new East Rim Trail built by the National Park Service. Wranglers will stop six times along the trail to provide interpretive information about the geologic formations, human history, ecology and more.
Grand Canyon Helicopter tour - Canyon Spirit - $299 per person
This a 40-50 minutes tour leaving from the South Rim that will not disappoint leaving you with memories of a lifetime.
For details please visit the company website maverickhelicopter.com/what-to-bring.aspx
Maximum weight for a rider is 300 lbs
A valid government issued ID must be presented at time of check-in for all adults 18 yrs or older.
Cancellation policy - 48 hours notice is required for changes or cancellation to receive full refund. Less than 48 hour forfeits the full tour cost.
Day Tour to Page, Arizona:
Note - There is a 4.5 hour round trip travel time to Page, Arizona where the Antelope Canyon and The Glen Canyon Rafting tours commence. Both tours must be reserved to allow for the full day experience by our guests. A visit to Horseshoe Bend is available when requested. Dinner is included at the Cameron Trading Post before returning to the campsite.
Lower Antelope Canyon
- $50 For age 13 y/o and older
- $29 For ages 8 -12 y/o
- Free for 7 y/o and under
- Pregnant women are not allowed
The Navajo name for Lower Antelope Canyon is Hasdeztwazi or “Spiral Rock Arches.” Many years ago, herds of Pronghorn Antelope roamed freely in and around the canyon, which explains the English name. This incredible canyon has been created over millions of years by the relentless forces of water and wind, slowly carving and sculpting the sandstone into forms, textures, and shapes which we observe today. Views in Lower Antelope Canyon change constantly as the sun moves across the sky, filtering lights softly across the stone walls. These ever-moving sun angles bounce light back and forth across the narrow canyon’s walls, creating a dazzling display of color, light, and shadow.
Smooth Water Rafting -Glen Canyon 1/2 day Float Tour
- $105.42 per adult from age 16 years and older ($93.42 with an additional $12 for park entrance fee)
- $82.42 per child age 4-15 years old
- (Children under 4 y/o not allowed to participate)
See and experience all 15 miles on this float trip in just a half day! It’s a must-see addition to your exploration of the American southwest. It starts with a two-mile tunnel drive (and dinosaur tracks!) before you board your river craft. It continues to Petroglyph Beach and its fascinating artifacts. You’ll look up in awe at the soaring cliffs above Horseshoe Bend as you learn the stories of the ancestral Puebloan people who lived here. Afterward, you’ll enjoy a stunning motor-coach ride back from Lees Ferry to Page, passing Vermillion Cliffs, beautiful orchards, and historic structures along the way.
Horseshoe Bend National Monument
FREE OF CHARGE
This is included in your trip to Page with the booking of the Lower Antelope Canyon tour and the Smooth Water Rafting trip.
Sedona Jeep Tour
- Adults $110
A 2 -hour rugged off-road adventure, led by knowledgeable and friendly professional tour guide. Only tour that offers four-wheeling on top of the red rock with a 360-degree views featuring stunning Southwest wilderness and miles of scenery filled with off-road action.
These optional activities are very popular with visitors to the areas and it is important to attempt to secure the tours as soon as feasible however, that does not guarantee securing reservations.
Arizona Luxury Expeditions pledges to make every attempt through our personalized relationships with the above tour companies to accommodate all of our guests with these add-on tour options.