The Arizona Republic
Sunday, January 23, 2005
EL PORTAL OFFERS SEDONA ADVENTURES
El Portal in Sedona has launched its 5-Star Luxury Adventure for Women.
El Portal offers special retreat for women who enjoy the finest in adventure travel.
Sun Country Adventures A deluxe jeep wine tasting tour and gourmet picnic at Echo Canyon Vineyard and Winery, Northern Arizona’s only estate winery. Meet the vintner and take a private tour of the facilities. Explore the picturesque vineyards; relax overlooking beautiful Oak Creek and sample fine wines and gourmet cheeses.
A Red Rock Balloon Adventure Watch the sunrise as your gondola ascends, then soar with the eagles over majestic red rock country. Be sure to bring your camera and let our experienced pilots be your guides for this ultimate high-altitude adventure.
Morning hike Begin your day with an early morning hike accompanied by one of the knowledgeable guides. Experience the beauty of the red rock vistas in the refreshing early morning air.
Me Time What’s a vacation without a little “me” time? Enjoy a luxurious day of pampering with the “Take My Breath Away” spa package offered by Breathe Spa. You’ll receive the following treatments: Signature Herbal Bath with Scalp Treatment, Breath Spa Signature Facial, Remineralizing Bliss Massage and a Deep Lavender Pedicure.
Earth Tours Enjoy a custom hiking tour, the Sacred Places Vortex Journey. Learn the secrets of Sedona’s rich Native American spiritual legacy as you hike among the spectacular red rocks and explore ancient vortex energy sites.
Native American Artists Visit the studios of renowned Native American artisans and watch as they create their master works, and then take a private tour of a fine gallery of these crafts by special appointment.
Jerome Spend a day touring fascinating Jerome, Ariz. The town is a haven for artists who have restored the Victorian era homes and transformed abandoned shops into modern galleries.
Grand Canyon Adventure Always wanted to go? Take the Grand Canyon trip of a lifetime with Sedona Sky Treks. Fly from Sedona in a Cessna airplane over the high desert of the Colorado Plateau and along the Grand Canyon Rim. Transfer to a helicopter for a breathtaking 3,200 foot descent into the canyon, landing right beside the Colorado River for an incredible full-day adventure.
Call (800) 313-0017 or visit www.elportalsedona.com for more details.