November 1-4, 2017
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.
"In 1880, President Hayes decreed the Havasupai to 38,000 acres along Havasu Creek, which was repealed to 500 acres in 1882. Grand Canyon National Park was established in 1919, and the Tribe was restricted to a reservation at the southwest corner of the park. 185,000 acres have since been returned to them, resulting from strenuous legal battles commencing in the early 1970's.
The Havasupai tribe, which consists of over 600 members, is governed by a democratically elected, seven member Tribal Council. The Supai boast one hundred percent fluency in their native language, and are one of the few tribes anywhere inhabiting their original homeland. Supai Village, only accessible by mules, helicopter, or a 10 mile hike, has everything from a lodge to a K-12 school. Their main occupations are farming, and tourism related jobs in Supai Village, and the Havasu Falls area. These activities make the tribe totally self sufficient."
Join Bold Betties and Arizona Outback Adventures on a gorgeous, exciting and memorable canyon style backpacking trip up to Havasupai Falls! This trip is accessible to Betties with or without backpacking skills, but some fitness is highly recommended, as we cover 10 miles a day on this trip. Along the trail, we'll get a chance to soak our feet and sleep under the stars, trekking through the canyon until we are rewarded with the stunningly beautiful Havasu Falls. This truly is a bucket list trip and a must-do adventure!
November 1: MEET AT GRAND CANYON CAVERNS, ORIENTATION
Guests arrive to Grand Canyon Caverns Inn Campground on own.
6:00pm Meet your guide at Grand Canyon Caverns Inn Campground on Historic Route 66 at 6:00pm for a trip orientation, packing lesson, and dinner.
Lodging: Camping at Grand Canyon Caverns campground
November 2: HIKE TO HAVASUPAI
Rise early and drive 1 hour to the trailhead at Hualapai Hilltop.
Descend 10 miles into the Grand Canyon, traveling through beautiful geologic layers into Havasu Canyon
Set up camp together and enjoy our first night under the stars.
Hiking: 10 miles
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Lodging: Camping at Havasu Falls campground
November 3: ADVENTURE IN THE “GEM OF THE GRAND CANYON”
Taking only daypacks trek further down into Havasu Canyon and visit the gorgeous waterfalls.
Explore the creek and pools and enjoy a lunch in a scenic spot in the canyon
Return to camp and savor a hearty dinner prepared by your guides.
Hiking: 4-8 miles
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Lodging: Camping at Havasu Falls campground
November 4: CONQUER THE CANYON
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 11:00am-2:00pm
Hiking: 10 miles
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
6:1 Guide Ratio
(1) night camping at Grand Canyon Caverns Inn Campground
(2) nights camping in the Havasupai campground
Backpack, Double occupancy tent, Sleeping pad, Sleeping bag, Trekking poles
Camp kitchen and group gear (cooking utensils, stove, fuel, water filter, food storage, dish washing necessities)
Personal Mess Kit (bowl, mug, fork, spoon)
PERMITS & ENTRY FEES:
Havasupai permits, entry fees & environmental fees
MEALS & BEVERAGES:
Meals & Snacks (Dinner Day 1 – Lunch Day 4)
OPTIONAL UPGRADES & ADDITIONS:
Solo Accommodations Upgrade - $25 per person
Transportation Package - $100 per person
o This option requires you to meet at 1:30pm in Scottsdale on Nov 1
o Ground transportation from Host Hotel in Scottsdale/Phoenix area to Grand Canyon Caverns on Nov 1
o Ground transportation from Trailhead back to Host Hotel on Nov 4 (ETA 3:00-5:00pm).
o Bottled water and snacks during transfer
*We are not using mules or horses on this trip. Each Betty is responsible for carrying her own gear. The packs will be distributed by our guides and they will help each Betty to properly pack her own and the group gear.
What's Not Included
Airfare to/from Phoenix
Transportation to and from Grand Canyon/Havasupai (Transportation available for $100 + tax)
Breakfast and Lunch November 1, Dinner November 4
Pre & Post Trip Accommodations
50% (Not including deposit) Refundable until August 30th, 2018
Remaining Balance is Due by July 31st, 2018
Non refundable on or after September 1st, 2018
Reservations Close on October 1st due to permit restrictions.
Minimum trip requirement: 4 women signed up by October 1st, 2018 for the trip to move forward.
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.