Sedona, Arizona 2018
Start with scenery that makes your heart leap. Sedona nestles among a geological wonderland. Multi-hued stone formations jut upwards from the high desert floor creating a vivid, mesmerizing setting that changes hourly with the light. When USA Weekend compiled their Most Beautiful Places in America list, Sedona claimed the top spot.
Sedona is surrounded by 1.8 million acres of national forest land and trails for hiking and biking that weave among the bristling forest of pinnacles, spires, buttes and domes. Yet, you are never far from the indulgences of town.
It is equal parts rugged, equal parts resort. Regarded by Native Americans as sacred, Sedona continues to be recognized as a place of healing and spiritual renewal. Many come to experience the vortex energy centers of Sedona. Others want to prowl the 40-plus art galleries lining the streets, or to receive soothing treatments from the dozens of spa facilities.
Whatever your intentions are, you will leave profoundly touched by the energy of this town.
PRICE PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
Single supplement = $850.00
(single sup is really the whole price of the room)
Place of Departure: Phoenix, AZ
For all details, please contact our ski travel specialists
INVIGORATE YOUR BODY, REFRESH YOUR MIND, AND INSPIRE YOUR SPIRIT
APRIL 26-30, 2018 (4 days/ 4 nights)
Your package includes:
- 4 night lodging including tax and resort fee at Amara Resort and Spa on “Courtyard” guest Room
- Round-trip shuttle transfers from Phoenix airport
- Full day Grand Canyon Sunset guided Tour with organic picnic lunch and energy-sustainable snacks and champagne toast
- Hosted nightly wine hour at resort
- Two daily hour long morning yoga sessions at 7:30 AM and 8:45 AM
- 15% off any Spa treatments
- Complimentary bicycles, yoga mats and shuttle transportation within 1 mile
Please contact us if you would like Alpine Adventures to quote youre airfare to/from PHX.
Once airfare is quoted, you have 24 hours to secure the itinerary by credit card.
Flights on UA, DL, AA and SW are running between $350-$375.00 Book early to secure good fare!
Price per person
- 1 Hour Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour from the South Rim $345.00
- 3 Hour Vortex Hiking Tour $99.00 (sold in small groups of 4 people and it includes transfers)
- Pink Jeep “Broken Arrow Tour” $138.00
- Sunrise Hot air Balloon over the Red Rocks (weather permitting) $225.00 includes DVD
Things to know:
- Very limited availability and strict cancellation policies (insurance recommended)
- Tour activity level is medium to high (hiking, walking)
- Group schedules, hotels and activities subject to change at any time
Your package doesn’t include:
- Gratuities to guides, restaurant staff or drivers
- Porterage $10.00 (collected at check-in)
- Transfers where not noted
- Meals where not noted
- Optional activities
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance( add 6% of total trip cost)
Amara Resort and Spa
Located along Oak Creek and offering beautiful views of the Red Rocks, this Sedona hotel features a full-service spa and a saltwater infinity edged pool.
The Salt Rock Southwestern Kitchen Restaurant Offering fresh, seasonal takes on traditional regional cuisine, SaltRock delivers Southwest style with the finest Verde Valley ingredients. Authentic Sedona style in a fun, casual atmosphere is enhanced by the agave-focused beverage program which takes the art of the margarita to a new level of creative sophistication.
Guests of Amara can take free morning yoga classes or take a free ride to town in an electric car. A fitness center, hot tub, and concierge services are also available. A hosted evening wine reception from 5 pm to 6 pm is provided. A full-service award-winning spa also provides massages and treatments.
After a day of hiking the iconic Cathedral Rock or shopping in Uptown Sedona, stylish guestrooms and suites welcome you with a modern interpretation of Sedona’s Native American heritage.
Headboards are hand-crafted from local fallen trees. Brilliant desert-flower hues pop against soothing neutrals. Some rooms feature private balconies while others offer pool views, and in every bath you’ll find Atelier Bloem skin and hair care products. Kick back in a cozy bathrobe on your plush pillow-top bed and soak up the warm, contemporary comfort.
Slide Rock State Park is 3 miles away. The Cathedral Rock Trail is 4 miles away. The Grand Canyon is 115 miles away.
Courtyard Guest Room:
- Furnished patio or balcony for al fresco unwinding
- Views of the infinity-edge pool and courtyard
- Oversized desk with ergonomic chair
- 1 King or 2 Queen beds
- Flat-screen TV
- 380 square feet
Deposit and Payment Policy:
Alpine Adventures will collect all deposits, fees and final payments per the schedule below:
Initial Deposit: $600 per person to confirm program.
Second Deposit: October 15, 2017 – 50% of package cost.
Final Payment: February 27, 2018 – Final balance
Airfare is completely nonrefundable once tickets have been issued. For any changes to dates or itinerary once tickets have been issued, a $75 service fee plus any applicable airline imposed fees will apply.
It is important that your payments be received in our office by the dates due. If not, we may have difficulty in retaining your travel space and prices and may be required to cancel your arrangements. We regret that we are unable to deliver your tickets, vouchers, or travel documents until full payment has been received.
Travel Cancellation and Refunds:
We strongly encourage purchasing travel insurance at 6% of the total cost. Once insurance is purchased, it is 100% nonrefundable.
– Cancellation refundable within 24 hours of initial deposit paid less service fee of $100;
– Cancellation outside 90 days = 80% charge of the deposit paid;
– Cancellation inside 90 days = 100% nonrefundable
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Winemaking in Chile
$2,436 per person
Reclaiming the Roots of Winemaking in Chile
Your package includes:
- 4 days trip, wine tasting in best winerys in Casablanca Valley
- tasting at Gillmore Winery & Vineyards, El Viejo Almacén de Sauzal & Count Francesco Marone Cinzano’s Caliboro Reserve, Bouchon Family Wines & the Altair vineyards
Located on the private family estate of winemaker Julio Bouchon and family, Mingre is a colonial hacienda dating back to the mid-19th century. Visiting Mingre is like taking a step back in time to colonial Chile, where traditions thrive and houses are still commonly seen on horseback. Activities like mountain biking and horseback riding are available and recommended, and the hacienda’s unique wine barrel, a hot tub is a must.
Magical moments for snow lovers in Switzerland
Interlaken – Jungfraujoch – Lucerne – Titlis – Rigi
A leisurely tour to two of Switzerland ’s best-known resorts. As popular in winter as in summer, the two lakeside resorts of Interlaken and Lucerne offer fantastic winter scenery and excursions for fun without skis. Explore high alpine peaks, Switzerland ’s traditional winter warmer – Cheese Fondue and enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride.
Switzerland Package inclusions:
- 3 x Overnight stay with breakfast and city tax in Interlaken
- 3 x Overnight stay with breakfast and city tax in Lucerne
- 1 x Rail ticket 2nd class: border/airport – Lucerne – Interlaken – border/airport
- 1 x Excursion to Jungfraujoch (non-guided)
- 1 x Night sledging with Cheeses Fondue in Interlaken
- 1 x Excursion to Mount Titlis (non-guided)
- 1 x Day trip to Mount Rigi (non-guided) incl. horse-drawn carriage ride
TRAVEL DATES: January 3 – March 29, 2018
Price P.P. in USD
Prices and availability are subject to change at the time of booking.
Upgrade to 1st class on all train rides $95
From Zürich airport via Bern to Interlaken. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Interlaken.
Day excursion to the Jungfraujoch– Top of Europe. Impressive views of snow-capped peaks and the magnificent Aletsch Glacier. Overnight in Interlaken.
Day at leisure. Enjoy some of the beautiful winter walks around or join the free walking tour of Interlaken (Mon, Wed or Sat). In the early evening pick-up from your hotel by minibus. Travel from Interlaken high into the Swiss Alps, take in the starlit winter panorama before riding down the 1 hour sledge run. Along the way the trail winds through woods, crosses alpine meadows and passes majestic frozen waterfalls. The sledge run finishes at a small local restaurant for a traditional Swiss cheese fondue dinner. Overnight in Interlaken.
Travel by train over the Brünig Pass, past Meiringen famous for its Meringue and the demise of Sherlock Holmes, towards picturesque Lucerne. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Lucerne.
Snow and ice awaits you at the top of Mt. Titlis. Travel by train to the mountain resort of Engelberg. Take a leisurely stroll through the resort before taking the 3 sets of gondolas to the 3,020m high peak of Mount Titlis. Take the ice-flyer over the glacier’s crevasses, have some fun with the snow toys in the Glacier park and walk the Titlis Cliff walk – Europe’s highest suspension bridge. Overnight in Lucerne.
Journey by boat from Lucerne to Vitznau and by cogwheel train to Rigi Kaltbad. From here take a horse-drawn carriage or sleigh to Rigi First for a hearty Cheese Fondue at restaurant Bärenstube. On days when the horse-drawn carriage is not operating travel to Rigi Kulm, collect your snow shoes and walk towards the Cheese Farm Chäserenholz for a Cheese Fondue before walking down to Rigi Staffel for your return journey to Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne.
Travel by train back to Zürich for your onward journey or return flight home.
Winter is Coming
Ah, November. The month when Mother Nature can’t decide if it’s a balmy fall day in the 70s, or the heart of winter. November is when one by one, the resorts finally start opening for the skiers and snowboarders who have been eagerly waiting those first turns.
It’s a month when weather reports are obsessed over, and everyone becomes an amateur meteorologist. The Farmer’s Almanac becomes a staple in conversations, and a source of elation or despair, depending on its snow predictions for the upcoming season.
November didn’t get off to a roaring start in Colorado. While there was a picturesque dusting on the Rocky Mountains from previous snow, it wasn’t enough to give people visions of powder days in the immediate future. Resorts have been making snow, and there will be plenty of runs open to get some nice early season cruising in, but no one had expectations of needing their powder skis on opening day. After this most recent storm, however, attitudes have changed a bit. The excitement in the air is palpable, as snow reports get totaled, and the realization sinks in that it is about time to start bringing out the equipment and planning weekends around weather systems. Resorts in Colorado received up to 13 inches of snow in this last storm, and it is officially time to get stoked.
Winter is coming. And so are the powder days.