April 5-8, 2018
Bohemian Comfort - Authentic and true immersive experience! Sleep in tents, eat simple, delicious and healthy food and get cozy and intimate with your fellow Betties! Might have to arrange somethings on your own such as ground transportation or do a more extensive preparation than you might in other trip styles*
Convenient Comfort – Minimum effort on your part! Sleep in a room which you might share with one other Betty, eat prepared meals that are hearty and healthy and prepare minimally as the rest is provided. In most cases, ground transportation is included*
Luxury Comfort - Just show up and the rest is covered. Sleep with comfort in a nice bed with luxury linen, eat gourmet food, drink wonderful wine and get plenty of rest before your full day of adventure. Ground transportation is included and all of your gear is provided*
*Air transportation is not included in Bold Betties adventures
This is a great entry level trip for newcomers or Betties looking build confidence outdoors. Expect 2-5 hours of activity a day on mostly flat or slightly hilly terrain with the occassional steep and/or uneven trail. You'll travel approximately 4-6 miles per day and experience moderate elevation/altitude changes.
Moderately difficult featuring more hills and mountain terrain, but still accessible for Betties inexperienced in outdoor adventure. Expect 4-6 hours of activity covering up to 10 miles a day. Expect steep and uneven trails and altitudes up to 10,000 ft.
Challenging adventures for Betties who are fit adventurers and possess a basic skill set for the outdoors. Expect 5-8 hours of activity per day over a variety of exposed terrain and steep uneven trails. Distances up to 12 miles per day and altitudes up to 14,000 ft.
Designed for the most experienced Betties who are do adventures on a regular basis. You'll be taken to remote locations over exposed, uneven and challenging terrain, requiring 10+ hours of activity per day and distances of 12+ miles. Altitudes could exceed 14,000 ft.
With waterfalls galore, and a beautiful Grand Canyon setting, it's no surprise that Havasupai is at the top of a lot of bucket lists. And while there are a lot of ways to experience the glory of Havasupai, we think that a guided backpacking trip with Bold Betties is definitely the best way to go!
"But I can do it on my own without guides!"
You totally could. You could put in for the permit, wait to be selected for the permit, coordinate with a group, get all of the gear, plan all of the meals, find all of the trails, collect all of the information online, get yourself to the trailhead, and start on your way.
You could sign up with Bold Betties, get on a plane, land and leave everything else to us! With our incredible Havasupai trips you'll get all of the following and then some:
-Gear: backpack, sleeping bag, tent, sleeping pad, mess kit
-Insight: a glimpse into the history of the area as well as the history of the people who call Havasupai home
-Food: nutritious and filling meals that will taste amazing and fuel your adventures. And of course, SNACKS!
-Encouragement: between the guides and your fellow travelers, you'll be pushed to accomplish everything you can imagine
-Expertise: tips and tricks to make your bad *ss self more comfortable while backpacking and camping
-Transportation: A comfy van ride from the host hotel and back, comes complete with a fully stocked snack basket!
-Trail Knowledge: our guides lead tons of trips down these trails and they know all of the best stops along the way, they even know the best way to make it down to Mooney Falls!
This is an adventure unlike any other, and all of the details have already been arranged, you just need to show up and say YES!
Guests will meet at either the Host Hotel at 1pm (If purchasing the transportation package)or at the Grand Canyon Caverns Campground on Historic Route 66 by 6pm (if driving yourself).
6:00pm: Trip Orientation, packing lesson, and dinner
Meals provided: Dinner
Lodging: Camping at Grand Canyon Caverns Campground (flush toilets and showers)
Rise early and drive 1 hour to the trailhead at Hualapai Hilltop. (Pit toilets and porta potties available)
Descend 10 miles into the Grand Canyon, traveling through beautiful geologic layers into Havasu Canyon.
Set up camp together and enjoy your first night at Havasu Falls Campground
Hiking: 10 miles
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Lodging: Camping at Havasu Falls campground
Taking only daypacks, trek further down into Havasu Canyon and visit the gorgeous waterfalls.
Explore the creek and pools and enjoy a hearty lunch.
Return to camp and savor a delicious dinner prepared by your guides.
Hiking: 4-8 miles
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Lodging: Camping at Havasu Falls campground
Rise early to get an early start on the trail after breakfast.
Hike 10 miles up and out of the canyon to Hualapai Hilltop and celebrate a trek well-done at the top.
Expect to arrive back at the rim between 11am and 2pm
Guests who drove themselves will head back to their vehicles for departure.
Guests who took the van will begin the 5 hour drive back to the Host Hotel in Phoenix.
Hiking: 10 miles
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Cancellation Policy: sept 12
50% (Not including deposit) Refundable until March 3, 2019.
Remaining Balance is due by February 21, 2019.
Non refundable on or after March 4, 2019.
Reservations Close on March 4, 2019 due to permit restrictions.
**There is a minimum of 4 participants required for this trip to happen, so invite your friends!**
While it is our intention at Bold Betties to adhere to the event as described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to the nature of Bold Betties events, adventuring and travel can be unpredictable. Our itinerary overview is a general guide regarding the event and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. These changes can be made with regards to safety, attendee capabilities, time constraints, weather and various other reasons. You are solely responsible for arriving to the meeting place on time. In the event of a delay, it is up to you to make alternative arrangements. Any additional costs incurred is your responsibility. Refunds will not be given due to missed connections, canceled flights, weather, or any other delays or unforeseen circumstances. Allow yourself extra time to arrive safely to the meeting place so that everyone leaves on time. Please see the cancellation/refund policy.