Smart Deals: Epic Private Journeys
What’s the Deal: Epic Private Journeys offers a range of small, handcrafted guided and self-guided journeys in the American West, such as Best of the Southwest. This seven-day itinerary includes a private guided tour of Zion National Park, guided walking in Bryce Canyon National Park, a private float trip down the Colorado River through Marble Canyon as well as kayaking, hiking, rappelling and a boat tour on Lake Powell. Accommodations include Zion Mountain Ranch, a Desert View Suite at Amangiri and two nights of luxury safari-style camping on Lake Powell.
Why this Trip: “On the Lake Powell part of the trip, we offer safari-style camping in canvas tents,” explains Kevin Jackson, director of Epic’s American operations. “For two nights, we sacrifice the luxury of a hotel so we can go over and above on the experience level. You’re taking great hikes, rappelling and kayaking in remote parts of Lake Powell, and looking up at the Milky Way at night. We have the permits to stay in the most isolated parts of this 1.2 million acre recreational area, which ensures an experience that’s out of the ordinary.”
Background: Epic Private Journeys,has been hand crafting trips for discerning travelers to Africa, Australia, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, North America and Papua New Guinea. Operating ground offices in the U.S., Australia, South Africa and Tanzania, and working with an enviable network of the best operators in each destination.
Details: Priced from $6,990 per person based on four people traveling.
Booking: Epic Private Journeys