Wow- our "glamping" experience was fantastic thanks to ALE! We found you online and ALE lived up to all of the excellent reviews and then more! We booked a two night stay in the Grand Canyon for our group of 11 (4 adults and 7 kids). Thanks to Don, Lorraine and Mark, we were treated to a memory that will last a lifetime for all of us. Don was an excellent guide as we checked out the GC - hiking and stopping at many different points, seeing a sunset and the stars like we have never seen them before. We loved the secluded campsite you found and appreciated the hammocks, bonfire, and games for the kids. Non of us had ever camped before and I don't know if we will be able to camp on our own after this luxury experience. The attention to every detail was perfect from the tents with heaters, toiletry bins, snacks, mattresses, and dining tent, to even providing us all with lots of quarters to use the showers! Mark and Lorraine treated us to delicious meals and more food than we could eat! The apple crisp cooked over the campfire was a dessert to remember for sure:) Don also helped us plan other parts of our trip and gave us many recommendations for places to check out. Our kids would have stayed longer if they could have and were requesting more time to just hang out at the campsite. We hope that we can glamp with you all again at another destination! We will continue to highly recommend ALE to all who are going out West!
Really was an amazing time and experience enjoyed it all we really felt like we were one with nature and we can safely say we will come back great time great place fun people to talk to.
Don, Lorraine and Mark were incredible! We spent 4 nights with them at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in late June. We have tent camped a lot over the years but are no longer willing to work as hard as necessary for a successful camping trip. With these 3 all we had to do was show up and enjoy the beautiful scenery and the peace and quiet of the disbursed camping wilderness.
Our group consisted of my husband and me along with our daughters who are 17 and 20. We had 2 oversized tents with deluxe air mattresses, a chair, a couple of tables and some storage space. Our site also included the dining tent, separate private shower & bathroom tents, the kitchen tent and one large tent that was home to our hosts. We had our own little village!
Don, Lorraine & Mark waited on us hand and foot. They served meals as if we were in a restaurant, leaving the 4 of us alone to eat and checking on us periodically which gave us opportunities to chat, ask questions and confirm plans for the day or evening. The food was excellent and they went ABOVE AND BEYOND in meeting the special dietary needs of one of our daughters.
ALE coordinated our excursions while we were there including driving us to and from Page, AZ for Antelope Canyon and smooth water rafting. It was great to be able to participate in those activities without having to worry about getting lost or being sleeping on the drive back after a long day out and about. They were flexible in timing as well as accomodating as we changed plans on the fly.
I can't speak highly enough about this great team. I absolutely recommend this great experience with some really terrific people!
Spent 3 nights with Don & Mark and had a great time. Mark's food and company was excellent and Don was a tremendous guide. We enjoyed hearing the history of all the places we visited and of course the scenery was beautiful. I highly recommend - not only were the tents great and the food wonderful, but there is no better way to see the Grand Canyon.
5 days of stunning scenery and adventure with highlight being Monument Valley sleeping in a hogan and making friends with a Native American medicine man and his family. We also experienced the incredibly beautiful Grand Canyon. Don is a super multitalented host who left no stone unturned to make us feel comfortable.....truly Glamping! Highly recommended
My wife and 3 children never booked a camping trip like this before however wanted a real life experience when we visited the Grand Canyon and not just a hotel stay. Don, Lorraine, and Mark created an experience for us that we will never forget. The moment we meet them they treated us like family. The camp ground was luxurious with comfortable beds, dinning tent, shower tent, games, etc. They cooked us amazing food that included Steak, Shrimp, BBQ Chicken, Cornbread, Apple Crisp. Incredible! Then they then took us on a personal tour of the Grand Canyon and treated us like we were long lost friends. Arizona Luxury Expeditions creates a life experience and not just a vacation. Our family highly recommends ALE! Thank you for the memories!
Our Memorial Day trip to the Grand Canyon was AMAZING -- and it was all due to Arizona Luxury Expeditions. Specifically it was the perfect weekend because of Don, Lorraine and Mark, our hosts from AZ Lux Tours. I can't rave enough about the three of them. First, the accommodations were ridiculously nice. Yes, we were in tents, but they were no ordinary tents. Inside was every amenity that you would seek in a hotel. Our tent had a queen size bed and a twin for our daughter -- so cozy with super soft linens and a heavy quilt. The tent was stocked with plush towels, a carry tote filled with all the toiletries you would need to take a shower, a wash basin, and a side table with Kleenex, water bottles and flashlights. They thought of everything. And the campsite had a "dining tent," (I kid you not), a kitchen tent, a shower and private toilet. This was the very definition of glamping!
Second, the meals were incredible! We're a big foodie family so high end meals were a must for us. They did not disappoint. Mark used to be an executive chef and wow, it showed. We had BBQ ribs and chicken one night, steak and shrimp another. For breakfast, we had eggs, waffles, French toast (with hot maple syrup)...honestly, the food was endless. Despite having hiked and biked all day, we came home from camping having gained weight. Oh and did I mention the apple cobbler and brownies that were baked over the fire - in addition to the camp fire s'mores!
Finally, Don and Mark each took us on a guided hike. Since this was our first trip to the Grand Canyon, their knowledge of the canyon and trails was invaluable. They knew which hikes to take at what time of day (to avoid the crowds). And while you're hiking, they are telling you all about the rock formations, the wildlife and the vegetation. Make sure they take you to their favorite overlook to watch the sunset one night. It was honestly one of the most beautiful sights ever. Don and Mark will be as involved with your day-to-day as much as you want - or will leave you alone and simply provide advice on what to do.
We can't wait to use Arizona Luxury Expeditions again for a trip to Zion and Bryce. Honestly, we would not do those trips without Don, Lorraine and Mark by our side. They were the most gracious hosts ever -- really lovely people who took customer-service to a whole new level.
p.s. While we were there, we checked out some of the high end hotels on the rim of the canyon. Would choose to stay with AZ Lux Tours over any of these hotels without question!