Escape to an amazing rejuvenation Wellness Retreat weekend in Sedona. Filled with multi-hued stone formations from the high desert floor creating a vivid, mesmerizing setting that changes constantly with the light. You will experience the many Red Rock Mountains and Vortexes this area is famous for in addition to visiting to the Grand Canyon National Park.
Our stay incorporates Mind, Body and Soul personal reflection and Rejuvenation. What better location then Sedona with it's powerful energy and Vortexes that surround this beautiful destination. Each day will offer Yoga, Meditation, Gong Ceremony, Chaka reading and more. This will be incorporated with daily hikes and the other wonderful experiences we have planned during your Sedona tour. Surrounded by 1.8 million acres of national forest land, you have instant access to a variety of recreational activities. Trails for hiking with the natural beauty of the red rock mountains all around and the peaceful serenity of the nature all around.
Sedona is equal parts rugged, equal parts resort. Regarded by Native Americans as sacred, Sedona continues to be recognized as a place of healing and spiritual renewal. Many come to experience the vortex energy centers of Sedona. Others want to shop and admire the many art galleries lining the streets, or to enjoy soothing Spa treatments.
Your visit to the Grand Canyon South Rim will truly be an amazing experience as you view and explore this natural wonder of the World.
Day 1: September 14, 2022 Wednesday - Arrive into Phoenix Airport (PHX)
You must arrive by 12:00 noon and then we will drive to Sedona about a 2 hour drive. On the way will stop for a lunch break. Upon arrival in Sedona were off to the "Red Rock State Park" to enjoy a light hike and the magnificent views of the Red Rock mountains. During this hike we will experience some of the many "Vortexes" Sedona is famous for. Next we will check in to the hotel with time to relax.
Our hotel offers a wonderful selection of Experiences to connect body, mind and soul. During your stay here these daily experiences will be worked into the itinerary. These Include: Meditation, Yoga, Chaka Sketch and tell, Gong ceremony, Star Gazing, Live local music on the terrace.
Sky Rock Hotel for 4 nights. This evening we head into town for an authentic Sedona style dinner. (D)
Day 2: September 15 Thursday - Today is about the Natural beauty of Sedona.
Morning Meditation at 8:30 followed by Yoga at 9:00 AM. Then we take a to go breakfast and head to one of the most amazing hikes at Cathedral Rock.
This hike to the top offers amazing views over the Red Rocks, canyons and surrounding areas and is truly worth the effort if you make it to the top. The area surrounding Cathedral Rock is both magical with it's strong Vortexes and scenic.
A Vortex is a place in nature where the earth is exceptionally alive with energy. The term Vortex in Sedona refers to a place where the earth energy swirls and draws to it’s center everything that surrounds it like a tornado. At these magical sites, trees often exhibit this swirling or twisting of their trunks due the powerful vortex energy at the core of a Sedona Vortex.
After our hike it's time for some lunch and then to enjoy the local Arts and crafts Sedona is famous for. You can shop the local galleries for crafts, art, jewelry and local hand made goods. Back at the hotel you will have time to enjoy the pool and hot tub and have time to simply take in the beauty of the area. At 6:00 enjoy live music on the terrace, This evening we will enjoy dinner onsite with light bites. (B, L)
Day 3: September 16 Friday - Grand Canyon National Park
After breakfast we had out for a full day tour visiting the South Rim of the Grand Canyon national park. Experience a day trip to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World – the Grand Canyon. Visit Mather Point, historic El Tovar Hotel and Bright Angel Lodge, and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Canyon itself. Explore Grand Canyon Village, Visit historic sites and structures, Take in unparalleled vistas, See a geological timeline of Earth’s history, Hear stories, facts and legends. Dine at the Village for lunch.
After we return back to Sedona your evening and dinner is at your leisure. Depending on our arrival time you can enjoy music on the terrace followed by the Gong ceremony.(B, L)
Day 4: September 17 - Saturday - Jeep tour around Sedona
Morning Meditation at 8:30 followed by Yoga at 9:00 AM. You may opt to rise early and watch the sunrise over the beautiful mountains with ever changing colors. After breakfast we head out for some wonderful views of the area on our Jeep tour. This tour will take us on an off road adventure as we drive through the Red Rock mountains and learn about the area, history, flora and fauna. You will also have time to explore the area of downtown Sedona and it's magnificent beauty.
Back at our hotel enjoy time to relax at the pool and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Early Farewell dinner tonight as we say goodbye to the beauty and nature of Sedona. At the hotel Experience the teachings of the Native American Medicine Wheel as it takes us through the journey of our life span, honoring the life giving elements, the four directions and how we can use this sacred hoop in our present life. June Araballo guides this ceremony and brings forth a new reverence for our life journey and our connection to spirit as we honor the ancient wisdom of our Elders.(B, D)
Day 5: September 18 - Sunday - Departure Day
After breakfast we depart for Phoenix for our return fight home. Flights MUST be booked after 1:00 PM. (B) Earlier or later flights
may require a separate private or shared transfer for additional $. You may opt to stay an additional night if you choose.
Cost: $1881.00 based on Double Occupancy. (roommates can be provided)
Single Supplement: $680.00
SAVE 3% on the tour cost if you pay via check or ACH Transfer
Booking/final payment deadline is 60 days prior to departure.
4 nights’ hotel with taxes
Entrance fees to all sites/parks visited as per itinerary
Private transfers to all included sites and cities visited
Arrival/departure transfer from/to the Phoenix airport if traveling on tour days and required times
Professional tour planning services
Yoga, Mediation, Chaka reading, Gong ceremony
Airfare into Phoenix
Meals not listed in the itinerary
Tips for guides/tour leader
Room charges such as calls, mini bar, laundry, room service.
All personal expenses
Any additional tours or expenses not listed in the itinerary.
Airport transfers if arriving at different times or different days
Optional Pre night in Phoenix
Entry Requirements: Visitors from Canada and other countries need a valid passport. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the date you intend to leave your country. Make sure you check your passport expiry date at least 2 months prior to travel. Before traveling abroad it's a good idea to make two photocopies of your passport, driver's license and credit cards. Leave one copy at home with a friend or family member and another bring with you.
Time Zone: Arizona is in the Mountain Time Zone. They are 2 hours behind NYC. There is NO Daylight Savings Time in Arizona.
Weather: Arizona has mild weather with low humidity. Nature lovers relish springtime in Sedona when the desert flora speckles the red rocks with yellow, purple and orange. And temperatures, ranging from the mid-60s to the low 80s, make for ideal hiking weather.
Currency: The US currency is the dollar.
Electricity: US Standard Voltage is the 120 V. Most hotels provide hairdryers.
Taxes: Arizona sales tax is 5.6%.
Health: There are no health issues for concerns for a trip to Arizona.
Activity level: During the this Tour, we will travel by private van sometimes for a few hours at a time with comfort stops along the way. To be able to fully enjoy the tour and participate in scheduled activities, you need to be able to walk/hike at a leisurely pace, up to 3 or 5 miles on some days, many times this is on dirt or uneven surfaces. You should be able to stand unassisted for up to 30 minutes at times during the tours. This trip does have many hikes and most are easy or moderate hikes with rest stops along the way. This trip is pretty easy for the average person however if you can't or choose not to participate in certain activities this is at your own discretion. However it cannot affect the groups participation nor can any tours or activities or refunds be offered or changed due to an individual not being able or not wanting to participate in any activities.
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