Grand Canyon & Sedona Hiking Adventure

 

Spend four days exploring one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World and nearby Red Rock County!

Trip Length

4 Days

Intensity

Moderate

Group Size

8 Persons

Trip Dates

April 27 – April 30, 2023

May 18 – May 21, 2023

September 7 – September 10, 2023

Activities

Glamping
Hiking & Interpretive Tours

Included

Medically-trained, naturalist guides
Round-trip transportation from Phoenix
Glamping & Hotel Reservations – Single supplement only available for hotel
Group camping – Canvas Tent
All meals
Park entry fees

Not Included

Gratuity for your guide
Sleeping bag (available to rent for $50)
Personal camping gear (see pack list)

$2175

Trip Info

This adventure hits the highlights of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World- Grand Canyon National Park, and the beautiful red rock country- Sedona. You’ll explore the “giant hole in the ground”, descend into deep canyons, and admire the vast redrock towers, spires and more! Your nights are spent in relative luxury as you glamp in canvas tents under the stars and end your stay in a luxury hotel.

This tour was super informative and enjoyable for me and my family! Our guide worked with us from the start to find short hikes and great locations to explore in the park! The day was packed but it had a great flow to it with a lovely picnic lunch to break things up. We learned a lot and could tell our guide had a lot of knowledge and respect for the park! Looking to book a trip with the company up in Yellowstone when we visit next year!

Jason F, March 2022

Weather

The best times of year to hike in the deserts of Arizona are during early Spring from late February to May, and the fall months of September through to early November. The summer months can be oppressively hot and not ideal for hiking. Daytime temperatures in spring and fall are usually from 60° to 80°F (16°-27°C) and nights are cool. In the early fall you should be prepared for the odd afternoon thunderstorm.

Group 

Good Trippers can be any age but most of our travelers are in their 30s – 50s.

We get families, couples and friends, but most of our travelers come solo! We have trips for all abilities, just make sure to review the Intensity section for information about what to expect on your trip. 

All public trips are 18+. If you’re traveling with kids, we’d be happy to make any itinerary private! Email info@goodtripadventures.com.

Intensity – Moderate

Expect to spend 3-8 hours walking or hiking over the course of the day (and, yes there will be elevation change- especially in the Grand Canyon) while carrying daypacks with water and snacks! Suitable for most fit people with a bit of hiking experience.

Accommodations

  • One night of hotel accommodations in Sedona
  • Two nights of glamping in canvas tents at Under Canvas – Grand Canyon

Flights

Your guide will meet you at Phoenix International Airport at 11:00am on Day 1, so please book a flight that arrives by 10 am. Alternatively, you can be collected at your accommodation in Phoenix at 10:00 am if you are already in town.

Your trip ends back at Phoenix International Airport at around 1:00 PM on Day 4. Please book a flight that leaves after 3:00PM to ensure you have enough time to check-in. Alternatively you can be dropped at your accommodation in Phoenix if you are staying on.

Itinerary

Day 1

Your guide will meet you at Phoenix International Airport where you’ll meet your guides. You and your group will enjoy a quick lunch in town before making your way to Red Rock Country – Sedona. Settle into your hotel before taking an evening warm up hike amongst buttes, towers, spires and more!

In the evening you’ll have a welcome dinner in town to discuss the big days ahead. Be sure to take a peek at the desert sunset sky as it becomes painted in beautiful colors.

Meals: L, D

Day 2

Enjoy a quick breakfast in town before gaining another Sedona hike experience. Take in the never ending red rock views as you learn about the ancient Ananazi people, and maybe experience some Sedona vortex energy! After lunch, gear up for a two hour drive north to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Upon arrival you’ll settle into your glamping experience- your home for the next two nights. In the early evening, watch the sun set behind the canyon walls. Enjoy dinner near the campfire- not complete without smores!

Meals: B, L, D

Day 3

Today calls for an early start! You’ll spend the entire day hiking the trail down in Grand Canyon National Park. Your guides will take you off the beaten path for never ending sights, mesa views, and more. Learn about how the canyon was formed, the park’s flora and fauna, park history, and indigenous people. While at the Grand Canyon, keep in mind that what goes down- must come up! This is a moderately difficult/ strenuous hike that does require significant elevation gain. Breaks will be taken to ensure safety and accommodate various hiking levels. In the evening you’ll be rewarded with views at Desert View Tower and a scrumptious meal back at camp. In the evening, don’t forget to take a look up at the night sky.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 4

After packing up at your glamping site and a leisurely breakfast, you’ll say your goodbyes to the southwest desert (or until next times) as you are transferred back to the phoenix airport for your departing flight.

Meals: B, L, D

Pack List

  • Required Gear
    • Day pack (15-30 liters recommended)
    • Luggage (can be left in the vehicle, 1 small suitcase per person)
    • Sleeping bag (also available to rent)
    • Pack cover
    • Headlamp
    • Reusable water bottles or bladders (3L total capacity)
  • Recommended Gear and personal items
    • Cotton or silk sleeping bag liner (optional, recommended if renting)
    • Travel pillow
    • Sunscreen
    • Earplugs
    • Insect repellent
    • Toiletries (please choose biodegradable and scent-free items)
    • Small, personal first aid kit (including blister treatment)
    • Small, quick dry towel
    • Required Clothing
      • Warm jacket (down, puffy, fleece)
      • Rain jacket or shell
      • Breathable wicking base layers
      • Lightweight hiking pants
      • Warm clothes to sleep in
      • Warm hat
      • Sun hat with a brim
      • Wool socks (1 pair per day of trip)
      • Hiking boots
      • Sunglasses
    • Recommended Clothing
      • Rain pants
      • Buff or neck scarf
      • Comfortable clothes for camp
      • Sandals or camp shoes

    Grand Canyon & Sedona Hiking Adventure

    $2175

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