Sedona: Spiritual & Hiking Escape

Sedona, AZ, USA

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Karina Safari
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Jan 27 - 31, 2021
Group size: 8 - 9
Sedona: Spiritual & Hiking Escape
Sedona, AZ, USA

Karina Safari
  • Email address verified
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34 reviews

Jan 27 - 31, 2021
Group size: 8 - 9

About this trip

Sedona, a small desert town in Arizona  is known for the uplifting power of its Vortex meditation sites. The majestic red rock scenery and evergreen vegetation are two reasons for the unique energy of Sedona and its tangible regenerative and inspirational effects. 


Join our traveling tribe and you will learn about the Native American culture and traditions of the region, meet the local healer of Apache tribe, practice sacred ceremonies, and explore the endless hiking possibilities in the Red Rock State Park


Spend 5 unforgettable days in contemplation of mountain scenery and in a search of the wisdom , serenity, spiritual  transformation!


Highlights:

- Admire the sunrises and sunsets at the most powerful vortexes of Sedona: Airport Mesa, Bell Rock, Cathedral rock, as well as several hidden spiritual spots

- Meet Apache tribe healer Mario Blackwolf , listen to the legends of the past and learn about the present ways of life of Native Americans

- Participate in unique  sacred ceremony of spiritual and physical cleansing of the native inhabitants of the American South-West

- Explore the trails of Red Rock State Paark, Sonora desert and the forest of the Giant Saguarro cacti

- Visit the historic ghost town of Jerome, founded during the mining boom and after that abandoned by its residents  

 - Explore the vibrant arts community of Sedona uptown, dense with New Age shops, spas, art galleries, and its excellent dining! 

Weather

Weather:  

On the dates of our travel in late January the weather in Sedona is going to be mostly sunny and clear with its average 55F during the day, and as low as 36F at night. 

Packing list or what to bring

Gear items:

- A small-size suitcase or Duffel for your main luggage  

- A small backpack 25-30L for your day-hikes (to carry a water reservoir, an extra layer, a hiking snack,  sun block, and a personal first aid kit). 

- Head lamp (it is good to have light when your hands are free always keep it in your backpack on a hiking trail)

- Water bottle or camelback reservoir (1.5-2L)

- Several zip lock bags for your personal garbage/leftovers during hiking days

- Sunblock (UV 50+) & lip balm

- Personal toiletries : toothpaste, toothbrush etc.

- Your personal first aid kit (personal medications you can’t do without). The guide will have essentials.

- Sunglasses 

- Face covering (required on a flight and indoor public places, visitor centers etc)

- Ear plugs, only if you are a sensitive sleeper


Outfit for hiking:

- Good sturdy hiking boots or hiking shoes, well-worn before the trip  (!) Please don’t bring brand new boots, try them a few times on hiking trails before the trip, to avoid painful blisters while on a trip. 

- Comfortable tennis shoes (it's good to have a change of shoes for off-trail activities)

- Windproof hiking pants

- Windproof jacket 

- A change of long/short-sleeved t-shirts for hiking (preferably a quick-dry fabric, not cotton)

- A change of long hiking socks (not cotton. merino wool is the best) 

- Fleece jacket or light sweater

- A down-jacket for chilly evenings and mornings

- Sunhat


Outfit for the ceremony:

- Flip flops

- Long skirt + comfortable top, shoulders should be covered. As an option instead of skirt you can wear yoga pants or sarong.

- 1 quick-dry medium or small-size towel to dry yourself

Trip terms and Cancellation Policy

Participant can cancel their trip anytime prior departure with the following penalties: 

Registration deposit (if applicable) is non-refundable after being paid;

Cancellation 30 to 21 days before departure - up to 50% of the Trip cost 

Cancellation 20 to 0 calendar days before departure – non refundable

Trip cancellation insurance is advisable; it protects all registration deposits and payments for both air and land cost.

What’s included

  • Lodging
    Basic hotels &airbnb
  • Transportation
    Private van & gas
  • Assistance
    Local guide & storyteller Katya Belykh
  • Activities
    Meditations and rituals with local healer Mario Blackwolf
  • HIkes
    As mentioned in itinerary
  • Admissions
    Parking fees, entrance tkts to cultural monuments, regional parks etc
  • All arrangements
  • Airfare
    Arrival/Departure PHX
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinners (allow an additional budget of apprx $200USD)

Itinerary

Day 1 / Wed
Arrival in Arizona, PHX

Evening arrival  to PHX airport (suggested around 5-6PM). 

Dinner, if time allows. Overnight at basic clean hotel in PHX.

Your Organizer


KS
Karina Safari
34 reviews
Professional adventure travel organizer and team leader since 2006. Originally from Moscow, Russia. Lived and worked as a tour guide and destination expert in South American countries (Ecuador and Colombia) in 2009-2012. Moved to the U.S. in 2012. Resident of San Francisco bay area. Founder of Safarika Adventure Club, CA since 2013 (CST # 2112795-40). Join our tribe of active travelers! Experience epic bucket list destinations and world best trails you have only dreamed of in our unbeatable team adventures to South America and beyond

Reviews

Thank you very much Karina and Alex for fantastic views, great company and delicious food!
By Victoria M for All Shades of Fall in Colorado Hiking Trip on 14 Oct, 2021
It's my second trip with Karina. As the previous time everything was well organized: accommodations, transportation, permits, passes, dining.. All we have to care about - is to have fun! What I like the most about trips with Karina is a balance between challenging and interesting hikes - if you have to push yourself to get somewhere - be sure you'll be rewarded. Several trip highlights: - One of the most beautiful alpine lakes in Rocky Mountain NP - Sunrise hike with spectacular views over the park. Each picture taken there worth National Geographics cover - Variety of restaurants reserved ahead of time - And of course people!
By Valerii T for All Shades of Fall in Colorado Hiking Trip on 12 Oct, 2021
The trip was awesome! Thank you so much Karina and Katya for making my dream of exploring Yellowstone NP come true. Unforgettable memories, beautiful pictures, wonderful company - everything was superb. I will travel with you again and would recommend you to anyone.
By Olesia M for Best of Yellowstone and Grand Teton (Moderate Hiking/ Hotels stay) on 28 Sep, 2021
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This was another amaizing trip with Katya and Karina. Comfortable hotels and transportation. Breathtaking hikes and views. Met good people and made new friends. Looking forward to Hawaii trip in October 30th.
By Olga K for Best of Yellowstone and Grand Teton (Moderate Hiking/ Hotels stay) on 28 Sep, 2021
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I had a great time! Thank you for everything, Karina and Sasha!
By Natalie H for Alaska Hiking Adventure: Glaciers, Icebergs & Fjords on 26 Jul, 2021
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One of the best trips I've done! I am mainly either a solo traveler or prefer to go with my family But 4 days hiking trip to Montana Glacier NP has changed my preferences :) Thank you very much, it's been a pleasure and FUN Met so many interesting intelligent people, would highly recommend if you enjoy active vacations
By Yelena M on 10 Sep, 2020
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I traveled with Karina to Patagonia in 2020 and it was awesome! Perfect planning & organization throughout the trip, including dealing with the unexpected (e.g. lost luggage). I really liked other folks in the group and made several new friends in this trip. I highly recommend Karina's trips to casual and semi-serious hikers, and plan to be a return customer myself.
By Grigory L on 14 Mar, 2020
Thank you, Karina, for a wonderful first time experience of active adventure trip! Everything is well thought and organized. Would recommend to anyone!
By Aizhan T on 20 Jun, 2019