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We had one of our best family vacations with Arizona Luxury Expeditions! Don and Sam made our trip unforgettable. We did the the Northern Arizona/Utah glamping. We hiked the Northern rim of the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, & Horseshoe Bend. Don knew what trails to hike and took us to the best locations for amazing views of the canyon. His knowledge of the canyons and surrounding area was great!
Camp was set on a beautiful ranch in Kanab Utah. It was well set up and we had everything we needed. We had delicious meals prepared by his son Sam. Which we looked forward to after hiking the canyons during the day and each morning.
I would highly recommend Arizona Luxury Expeditions!!
We had a great 3 nights with ALE at Grand Canyon. They truly do everything for you -- cooking, cleanup, logistics, troubleshooting, etc. Mark is an expert guide, focusing first and foremost on safety and comfort. He is a fount of knowledge and has an inexhaustible set of stories and details about geography, trees and foliage, history, etc. He was also incredibly solicitous. Sean is a Marine veteran who is one of those people who just loves to be out in nature and share his infectious enthusiasm with everyone around him. Lorraine is an excellent cook and organizer, and made us feel like family. If you want the camping experience, but don't want to deal with the million things that you have to deal with when you camp, so you can maximize your time hiking, biking, and sightseeing, this is the group for you. The services for something like this are important, but secondary to the people, because you spend so much time with them. Here, we really liked the people.
We loved our glamping experience! We went with our two girls (6&8) and really enjoyed doing something different.
The food was fantastic ! The tents/beds/site very comfortable!
Don is so knowledgeable about all things Arizona, Native Americans, Grand Canyon , etc etc. Attentive and thoughtful.
Highly recommend this experience .
We loved our glamping experience in Grand Canyon! We have gone camping in the past, but the luxury camping provided by Arizona Luxury Expedition Tours was a treat. The staff is attentive, friendly and accommodating. Lorraine and Don provided everything we needed for an amazing vacation. The tents were all set up for us upon arrival and the beds were so comfy. The dining tents had great atmosphere and the homemade delicious meals made fresh each day were amazing and plentiful. The fun nightly community campfires had comfortable chairs with homemade s’mores & brownies and spirits too. Even for May we got some cold nights, but the staff made sure we had enough blankets and the tent heater was on each night prior to us retiring for the night. The heated showers and bathrooms were close by, very clean and the staff provided everything we needed to wash up. We had a great time hiking down the Grand Canyon and our tour guide Don was very informative and patient with us inexperienced hikers. Thanks to Lorraine’s help with extra activities and recommendations we were also able to enjoy rafting down the Colorado River, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and Sedona. Highly recommend the Arizona Luxury Expedition Tours and we can’t wait to go back!
If you have a few days at the Grand Canyon, stay with Arizona Luxury Expeditions and let them plan the details. We spend 4 nights with them. Fully equipped and heated tents, amazing food, great people, and the best memories from all the day trips and hikes. They also took us to Monument Valley and Antelope Canyon. I just lack the words to describe this amazing experience - it will be one of the great experiences of your lifetime.
ALE, thank you for everything,
Tobias (with Kia, Natasha, Nina, Ivo & Kai)
Our experience with Arizona Luxury Expeditions was unprecedented. My boyfriend and I were planning a weekend at the Grand Canyon and Amex had recommended ALE and from our first interaction discussing the initial details with Don, he was friendly and helpful. We arrived Friday at 1pm and Don took us to our first view of the Canyon and was extremely knowledgable about the history, geology, flora, fauna, etc. He made the tour a highly informative experience. We also did a short hike on Bright Angel Trail and a prickly pear margarita at El Tovar Lounge. He then took us to various landmarks and look out points for sunset. We arrived to the camp which was a well-executed compound. Don and his team had thought of everything, not a detail was missed. They had a fire pit going and poured us wine while we waiting for our first gourmet meal prepared by Mark. We had our own private dining tent fitted with table cloths, silverware, heaters, music, and Mark served fresh bread and butter, brook trout, fresh green beans, and a flavorful rice pilaf. All were restaurant quality and delicious. This was followed by a cast iron skillet brownie and ice cream. Overall the food and service were impeccable and we were highly impressed. Wine was flowing and we were able to enjoy a private dinner followed by some alone time by the fire. Our sleeping tent was roomy and warm and they had provided a large air mattress, lots of blankets, a seating area, towels, and bathroom necessities. Flashlights, chargers, etc - all the modern conveniences as well.
The next day we awoke to a huge gourmet breakfast including coffee, juice, yogurt, granola, fruit, muffins, cinnamon rolls, pancakes, sausage - food galore. We were definitely ready to start our day, as we embarked on a bike tour to Hermit’s rest. We then got ready to do the helicopter tour, the operator recommended by Don. Highly recommend the splurge for the helicopter as it is a vantage point you do not want to miss.
This trip was particularly special for my boyfriend and I as he had planned a surprise proposal that Don and Mark had organized! They picked an amazing and secluded spot for him to pop the question and had a fantastic bottle of champagne as well as cheese and charcuterie ready for us at the edge of the cliff. They captured this special moment and we are extremely grateful. They then planned a special dinner including filet mignon and a special “wedding” cake dessert. Truly impressive.
Overall, Don and team went above and beyond to make this trip the most unforgettable experience for us. Our every wish was catered to, beyond imagination. Being a worldly traveler and staying at some unbelievable 5 star properties, this was truly one of the most catered to and thought after experiences of our lives.
You cannot go wrong with this team, they are highly-skilled professionals who work tirelessly to provide for their guests.
Bravo to ALE!!
Thank you ALE for making our first trip to the Grand Canyon both memorable and comfortable! Coming from Florida, we were unprepared for the chilly nights. ALE provided additional heaters to keep us warm. Most notable was how attentive ALE was to our diverse food, exercise, and general needs. Nothing was too difficult to address including tracking down items lost during a hike. Well done Team ALE. The food was delicious, the hikes were beautiful, and the side excursions were a bonus. We can't wait to see you again at another beautiful park.
We stayed with ALE with our three kiddos during part of our spring break. Don met us the first afternoon and we did an easy hike along the South Rim. That night we settled into the camp site and enjoyed Filet Mignon dinner in our 'dining room" tent followed by smores at the fire. All of the meals were amazing. While our kids are not necessarily picky eaters I don't remember ever seeing them eat as much as they did during our stay. The second day we did a hike along the Kaibab Trail into the canyon with Mark as our guide. The hike was fantastic and Mark is an expert at managing both the canyon and the hikers. We were going to do another hike in the afternoon but my five year old daughter was out of gas so we opted to hit a local attraction instead. Don and Mark and the rest of the staff made everything happen seamlessly. during the drive Mark mentioned a tree up ahead that housed a large eagle's nest. A few minutes later, there was the nest and the eagle. Mark then suggested we might see some antelope. Sure enough, a dozen or so antelope were right along the side of the road. Each day our kids woke up much earlier than we expected but ALE was always ready with a camp fire and breakfast shortly thereafter. Of course the Grand Canyon is breathtaking but the people at ALE really made this trip special. Just great people. Thank you Don, Lorraine, Mark, Ken, Sam and Skylar!!!! We are already planning our next trip.
We just returned from a 4 night glamping trip to Grand Canyon with ALE. The trip was for my daughter’s 16th birthday/spring break so I wanted it to be a special trip for her. Don, Mark and Ken did a fantastic job of making the experience fun and interesting. The food Mark made was great (and not just great for camp food, it would have been great restaurant food). My daughter is an athlete and she really wanted to hit the trails hard and explore. She really enjoyed all the hikes, even the one that ended in a snow storm. When the weather turned cold and it snowed, we were still able to have a great time and make the most of it. We did the side trip up to Paige for the rafting, Antelope canyon and Horesehoe bend. Really recommend that, it is definitely worth it. Thanks to everyone at ALE, we loved the birthday trip and our experiences at the Grand Canyon.
Our family of four (two adults, two teens) loved our vacation with Arizona Luxury Expeditions in March 2019. We were fortunate to see the Grand Canyon in the snow, which is not a common experience. Don and the crew kept us warm with two heaters in our tent, lots of blankets and always had the fire going. When we mentioned that our feet were cold, he had foot warming packets ready in an instant. Don organised lots of great outings, and he has an encyclopedic knowledge of local history, flora and fauna.
The best aspect of this tour was Don and the crew.... Ken and Mark. They are such interesting people..... great conversationalists and very hospitable. We really enjoyed exchanging travel stories with them. The food was awesome; we have omnivores, a vegetarian and a vegan in our party and all were attended to well.
In short, we highly recommend a trip with Arizona Luxury Expeditions.