Grand Canyon

May 14-17th, 2020

New Trip Dates for 2021 TBA

 

Experience the soul of the American Southwest with this adventurous WAT Weekender. A quick 25-minute drive to the South Rim entrance of Grand Canyon National Park, this safari-style locale offers the perfect luxury camping experience near one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

 

Located just outside Valle, Arizona on 160 secluded acres of beautiful piñon and juniper forest, you will discover the extraordinary grandeur of Grand Canyon National Park while enjoying a variety of extensive adventures a short distance from camp.

 

Get ready to get your glamp on with fireside chats by night, hikes and horseback riding (if you choose) by day and a rustic-chic sleep by night. This is getting off the grid at it's finest. 

 

WAT Weekender - Grand Canyon

May 14-17th, 2020

Price: $1,799 USD 

Group Size: 10-20

New Dates for the Grand Canyon Trip 2021 TBA - Email us ASAP to Secure Your Spot

Adventure Details

 

About the Trip

You won't want for much on this otherworldly adventure. There is daily housekeeping, organic bath products, a zen garden, s'mores around the fire pit, an adventure concierge, complimentary camp activities and on-site dining, which includes fresh hot breakfasts, boxed lunches to be taken with us on our excursions and dining at night. There is a full menu of options at each meal, including vegetarian.

 

You will also have the option to extend your trip for an additional fee. Please inquire upon booking if interested in stayin any extra days on the front or back end on-site and or if interested in booking in the region, in Arizona on either end of the glamping.

(Be sure to pack warm as the evenings will be chilly!)

Trip Basics

                                                   

Dates - May 14-17th, 2020

            

New Grand Canyon Trip Dates for 2021 TBA

Days - 4 Days/3 Nights                                                                                                        

Style - Adventure, Wellness & Luxury Glamping

                                                                                             

Treats - Getting way off the grid, getting your photog on and hanging around a  Fire Pit at night. 

 

Accommodations- Shared tents. 

                                                           

Host - Karen Loftus 

                                                          

Fees - $1,899 USD

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Day to Day Itinerary

 

Day 1 | May 14th, 2020

Arriving

Photo courtesy of Mateo Di Iorio

Check-in is at 3 pm

Dinner tonight at camp
Firepit at the camp

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Day 2 | May 15th, 2020

National Park Tour

Photo courtesy of Under Canvas

Breakfast at the camp
National Park Tour
Dinner at camp
Firepit at camp

Marvel at the majestic beauty of one of America’s most awe-inspiring landmarks as you spend your days touring its trails by foot, by bike, or by Jeep. Spend your evenings under the stars with like-minded travelers as you enjoy delicious meals and luxury accommodations located just a half-hour drive from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. There’s no better way to experience the Grand Canyon!

Photo courtesy of Ganapathy Kum

Day 3 | May 16th, 2020

Choose Your Adventure

Breakfast at camp
Everyone can get a to-go lunch at camp for the day 
Choose your own adventure (1 hour horseback riding, three-hour bike trip) 
Sunset Jeep Tour for all
Dinner at camp
Firepit at camp 

 

Included in your stay are your tent, all meals and dining gratuity, choice of two adventures (hike, bike, horseback riding, jeep), complimentary coffee service, an on-site Guest Experience Coordinator to help throughout your stay, and all taxes & fees.

Image by Nick Dunlap
Day 4 | May 17th, 2020
Departure

Photo courtesy of Nick Dunlap

Final breakfast at the camp
Check out is 10 am

 

Accommodations

Glamping!

The deluxe tent boasts its own private ensuite bathroom inside your tent, which includes a shower, sink and flushing toilet. A wood stove keeps the tent warm at night and a private deck allows you to enjoy the night stars.

All meals and dining gratuity included.

Photo courtesy of Under Canvas

Photo courtesy of Under Canvas

Accommodations, Rates & Availability

SHARED ACCOMMODATION: $1,899 USD 

 

Accommodations can be upgraded for an additional fee. Please inquire if interested.

Please note: Payment must be made in full prior to the date of departure. 

 

New Dates, Deadlines and Prices for WAT's Grand Canyon Trip 2021 TBA - Email us ASAP to Secure Your Spot!   

 

Your Host

Hover over the image below to see the full BIO on Your Host, Karen Loftus

Karen Loftus - Adventuress in Chief

Prior to her journalistic endeavors, the award-winning playwright and Tennessee Williams Fellow cut her travel teeth as an international comedian.

 

‘Lofty’, as she is globally known, toured The US, Middle East, Europe and Asia entertaining the troops and international audiences at military bases (US military in Korea with MWR), comedy clubs around the world (Comedy Cafe in Amsterdam & The Comedy Store in London) at theaters (La Goya in Barcelona, Ars Nova in NY), festivals (Edinburgh Fringe Festival & Singapore Comedy Festival), hotels (Raffles Hotel in Singapore, The Crown Plaza in Abu Dhabi) ), colleges (Sewanee, University of the South in Tennessee, Arkansas State University), conferences (WITI - Women in Technology in San Francisco) and at several private clubs (American Club in Hong Kong & in American Club in Singapore) and at corporate (Sony, Microsoft, Tyco Toys & Ford) events throughout the world.

 

After ten years of juggling her groundbreaking global tours together with her non-profit program, The Body Comedy Project, (sponsored by Comedy Central) where she used humor to heal, both survivors of violence and domestic violence offenders, in several shelters in LA and in LA jails, Lofty took a break and worked as an entertainment reporter interviewing film, TV and reality stars. One year on Hollywood’s raging red carpet later, had her running for the global door.

 

As a travel, luxury lifestyle & adventure writer, Karen has since written thousands of articles for 90+ media outlets including Vogue, Architectural Digest, American Way, Hemispheres Magazine, Forbes, Robb Report, NY Daily News, The Globe & Mail (Canada), South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), The Gulf News (Dubai) Grazia Magazine (US & UK), NUVO Magazine (Canada), Lucire (New Zealand), New Woman (Australia), Men’s Fitness, Men’s Journal, AskMen, InsideHook, Travel Weekly, Huffington Post, Food & Beverage Magazine, Societe Perrier, Zink Magazine and Sherman's Travels among others.

 

This savvy traveler has been to all seven continents and 70 countries and counting. Today she speaks at conferences around the world about women and travel, the transformative power of travel, empowerment travel and trends in travel, be it luxury, adventure, solo or women’s travel.

 

She created and co-hosts #WATC - Women’s Adventure Travel Chat on Twitter, a Twitter chat garnering as many as 10 million impressions in the hour and she runs travel (From the Path to the Page) and creative writing (One Voice & What’s So Funny?) workshops.

 

She also co-created & co-hosts ReVerbs a live storytelling platform for the global travel, adventure and apparel industry, a vibrant conference alternative where executives, and industry leaders break from tradition and tell a personal tale versus a corporate story.

 

Karen is very excited to be launching her company, Women’s Adventure Travels, and to be leading her female-driven trips. It’s a full circle moment, one long in the making, a marriage of her many interests and experiences with itineraries based on many of her favorite places, people, and passions. The unique elements of the trips reflect Karen's varied background.

 

Her all-female trips have a feminine thread throughout as she and guests will be visiting top women tastemakers, the women of distinction and influence in each market, be it a hotelier, chef, artisan, athlete and or a village woman defying the local or global odds.

 

There’s also a storytelling component with women speakers and or storytellers. It is seamlessly woven into the trips with women and a few good men speaking over dinner, drinks or by the fire sharing their triumphs and tales. Karen and guests may tell a tale or two as well.

 

Last, there is a community immersion element with authentic interaction with local women and children, where they visit the villages, schools, co-ops and workplaces to share an activity, an experience, a meal and a moment with the local women to get a genuine look into their lives. It’s about digging the hands into the sand.

 

Set in stunning landscapes, the trips will also provide a mad mix of outdoor and adventure activity at various levels throughout. Their stays will be in top spots that showcase exceptional local artisans, food, and beverages as well as an element of wellness. No two itineraries will ever be alike and you will be hard-pressed to find anything quite like it online.

 

For more information on Karen, go to her LinkedIn profile, email her directly with any questions or simply click on one of her social media pages below to follow her on The Global Road.

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Tour Operator

American Glamping Assoc

We are working with a local tour operator that specializes in glamping in some of the top iconic national parks in the US. 

 

They know that organizing adventures for a vacation can be stressful! So, they have taken the guesswork out of the glamping and put together some of their favorite tours and adventures. That way you can focus on the fun and get your glamp on. 

 

Again, if looking to add on any extra days to your glamping and or within the region, let us know, be it Vegas, Tuscon or Phoenix, even LA for those coming in from overseas.  We can hel you put together a  bigger trip or simply stick with this.  

 

Regardless, we at WAT are adding some extra bells and whistles onto this trip. We will have some activity planned around the firepit we will be shooting photos and videos throughout the trip for you to take home with you and we may have some local guests pop by. Stay tuned!

Final Notes

There is a reason that over 5 million people flock to the Grand Canyon each year, and we feel that it is the perfect place to kick off our WAT Weekender glamping trips. There are countless outdoor activities here, including hiking, white water rafting, horseback riding, and swimming. During this glamping trip you will have plenty of time to connect with nature, your fellow travelers, and yourself. As summer 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th amendment, this summer is the perfect time to gather the girls and get away. If you would like to extend your trip and further explore the area, we would be happy to assist you with customized travel plans.

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