Our first three nights are spent at Yavapai Lodge, nestled within the pinyon and juniper woodlands, only a quarter mile from the rim of the Grand Canyon. Located in one of the most beautiful and remote corners of the Grand Canyon on the Havasupai Indian Reservation in Supai, Havasupai Lodge is accessible only by foot, horseback or helicopter.
Day 1: Grand Canyon. From our rendezvous in Flagstaff, we drive to the South Rim. Filled with anticipation, we walk to the canyon's edge. There, spread out for endless miles, is an ever-changing, colorful 5,000-foot-deep chasm. The canyon's immensity is awesome, its boldness overwhelming. Includes: (D).
Day 2: Grand Canyon. Up early, we catch a spectacular sunrise before descending into the heart of the canyon on the South Kaibab Trail. Experience the inspiring depth and timeless beauty of the Grand Canyon when you journey below the rim and take in the view from Cedar Ridge and Skeleton Point. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Days 3-4: Grand Canyon - Havasu Canyon. Through a visual timetable of geologic formations, we continue on the historic Hermit Trail. We then depart for a three-day exploration of Havasu Canyon. Pack animals transport our gear, so we only have to carry a day pack to our remote Native American lodge in Supai village. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Days 5-6: Havasu Canyon - Flagstaff. Havasu Canyon is an oasis of a clear running stream, lush vegetation and spectacular waterfalls. Enjoy a refreshing swim and revel in this Shangri-la-like setting, or continue downstream as the trail beckons. Bidding farewell to this canyon paradise, we hike back up to Haualapai Hilltop and a shuttle back to Flagstaff. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
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