blue marble adventure
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Private, Adults Only

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Luxury Accommodations

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secluded wilderness settings

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acclaimed guides, chefs

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outstanding adventure

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wilderness, solitude, romance

TRAVEL MODE

Couples Luxury Basecamp

TIME

3 DAYS

HIKING DISTANCES

10-20 mi/35km total with optional side hiking

RATE

$2800/Guest

POINT OF ORIGIN

Moab, UT or Flagstaff. AZ

GEOLOGIC ADVENTURER SKILL

undergraduate +

The Undergraduate geologist adventurer is capable of hiking 2-6 miles daily.  Trails are generally maintained and have 1500 feet or less of change in elevation.  Your backpack will weigh between 20-35 lbs.  Undergraduate time traveling hikers must be healthy and relatively fit.  Previous camping experience is a good idea, but not required.

The romantic getaway of a lifetime awaits

Set in either Arches and Canyonlands National Parks of Utah or the incredible Sedona, Arizona, our Couples Luxury Retreats are nothing short of world-class.  Incredible hiking, scenery, and adventure accompany outstanding backcountry accommodations, sumptuous gourmet food and wine, and quiet solitude.  Couples only, adults only, custom dates only

COMFORT RATINGS

FITNESS
Hikers should have the ability to hike on and off marked trails, to scramble over obstacles and/or barriers with frequent changes in elevation for up to 14 miles per day, carrying medium sized packs of gear. All hikes are one-way, except in case of emergency, and are traveled at a steady walking pace with breaks.
COMFORT

Now this is camping!  Many meals will consist of multi-course, freshly-prepared, restaurant quality meals with wine/drink pairings served on clothed tables.  Accommodations are very comfortable with large tents, raised cots/beds, solar showers, and private bathrooms.

SOLITUDE

While hikers will pass through areas popular with tourists, they will spend most of the time in areas specially selected to be off the beaten path.  There will be practically no wait time or crowds anywhere past the trail-heads. Overnighting is private and remote.

Trip Dates

Don’t see your dates?
Custom dates may be available!

Call 1-602-904-2536 or contact us for details.

2021 Trip Dates

Custom Dates Only

2022 Trip Dates

Custom Dates Only

 TRAVEL PRIMER

DAY 1

Our Couples Luxury Basecamp Expedition begins in  Moab, UT or Flagstaff, AZ at your host hotel.  We will travel across the outstanding Colorado Desert through some of the most austere and spectaular scenery on the face of the planet to your private, well-appointed wilderness basecamp.

From there, expect your personal guides and chefs to treat you to hikes, adventures, and menus designed specifically for you and only you.

Time in the car: 1-3 hours
Elevation & Distance: 4 miles,
Light Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAYS 2-3

The next 2 days of our adventure will be jam-packed with incredible sights and memorable adventures.  We will explore the fantastic the hidden canyons, coves, grottos, and cliffs of your chosen location.  Each evening we will return to camp for excellent dining, campfires, and unbelievable star-gazing, and incredible luxury.  You will be returned to the host city and hotel on the evening of day 3.

Elevation & Distance: variable each day, not more than 8 miles, up to 1000 foot descent
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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What is included in the Trip Rate?:

  • Your geologist/guide with all professional, medical, and backcountry certifications
  • Your professional chef with staff, multi-course meals and beverages
  • Gear: backpack, tent, beds, sleeping pads, trek poles
  • Accomodations: yurt-style tents, raised beds with mattresses, down pillows, egyptian cotton sheets, plush woolen blankets, private bathrooms, hot showers
  • Kitchen: bowls, cups, utensils, full-scale professional kitchen
  • Food: Chef-prepared meals and trail snacks
  • Transportation: Roundtrip from the host hotel to all activities/attractions
  • Fees: Permits, Entrance Fees, Camping Fees, all necessary trip fees

What is the Food Situation?:

Canyons and Chefs takes care of all meals on your tour.  Starting with breakfast on your first day through lunch the final day, your professional chef will prepare a variety of meals on the trail and in camp.  All dietary needs are accommodated, so please get in touch with us to give us details of your requirements. There may be times where special needs necessitate a small rate increase.

Meals will include one main dish for breakfast and lunch, dinner will consist of multi-course meals with wine/drink pairings, all prepared by a professional chef and staff. All food options will be fresh, often farm-to-table. Trail snacks will include meats, cheeses, nuts, chocolate, and other filling, delicious, and varying backcountry food.

Is there anything that i need to provide myself?:

  • Transportation to and from the host city/hotel
  • Lodging prior to and following your trip
  • Gear such as clothes, rainwear, and boots/shoes
  • Personal items such as toiletries and sunscreen
  • BMAG does not provide water bottles or Camelback-Style bladders
  • Personal lighting such as headlamps or flashlights
  • We suggest gratuities for your guide, typically 10-15% of the total trip cost

*Booked guests will receive a detailed information packet

What kind of group size can i expect?

Couples expeditions will host 2 guests, who may then choose to invite other couples to join them

Can I bring small children?

Couples Basecamp Expeditions are only available to adults 18 years of age or older.  Children are not allowed.

I want to book a trip, how can i do that?

Tour bookings can be completed through our online booking platform or through our office.  A 50% deposit is required, and the full trip rate will be due 90 days prior to trip departure.  Bookings within the 90-day window require payment in full.  Trip rates are payable through our online booking platform or over the phone by Visa, MasterCard, AmEx, or Discover.  Checks by mail are fine as well, as are bank transfers ($35 transfer fee).

Call our office Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm Arizona time. 1-602-904-2536, or contact us for more information.

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Where do tours start and finish?

This trip will begin/end in Moab, UT or Flagstaff, AZ depending on your chosen destination and you will need to spend the night prior to your trip’s scheduled departure in the host city. You will want to fly into Phoenix, Flagstaff, Moab, or Grand Junction, CO.

Can I meet the guide before the trip?

A pre-trip briefing is held at the host hotel the evening before trip departure.  Any questions will be answered, and you will have the opportunity to discuss anything you wish with your geologist/guide. Most trips will depart between 6am and 9am the following morning.

ummm, what should i do with all my luggage and whatnot?

BMAG provides all transport throughout the trip.  Our guests staying at the host hotel may choose to leave their car at the hotel. Our designated host hotels will typically store your luggage if necessary.  In the event that this cannot be arranged, BMAG is more than happy to store luggage and personal belongings in a private and secure location during your tour.

how should i plan my travel after the trip?

In general, most trips can expect to be back to the host hotel by 6pm on the final day of the trip. Some trips may return earlier.  BMAG typically recommends that you do not plan to fly home on the same day your trip finishes. Each trip has its own particular set of circumstances and logistics, so please  contact us with any specific questions you may have.

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