Refuel Your Passions
Find Your Zen
And Pamper Your Soul

8 Days, 7 Nights: All-Inclusive Luxury Trip For Vibrant, Like-minded Women

Sedona, AZ, USA
14-21 September 2019

As you drive into the Sedona valley you immediately feel a calm you can’t quite explain. You feel protected by the mountains, and yet like you can conquer them, too. Sedona’s iron-rich cliffs and burbling creek keep you grounded, yet spark your curiosity to explore. You’ll tick off more than one box on your bucket list here. But most importantly, you’ll come home so revitalised, people will tell you, “you seem more… relaxed. You’re glowing.”

Imagine touching down in the only place in the world where the simple act of arriving, changes your life.

Why There’s No Other Place On Earth Like Sedona

If you Google reviews of Sedona, you immediately notice something unusual:

People who come here don’t just leave with memories of a magical trip… they return home changed, more vibrant, more in touch with who they are than when they walked out their front door.

After 6 trips here in the last two years alone, it still mystifies us exactly how Sedona manages to reach right into the very core of who you are, and bring out the best.

  • It could be the unique concentration of magnetic frequencies (called ‘vortexes’) which gently scrub away stress and polish your inner goodness.
  • Or the quiet respect for life infused into every molecule of the valley by 1500 years of Native Indian traditions and blessings.
  • Or perhaps it’s the way time slows down, your breathing flows easier and life seems to open doors you never noticed before.

About the only thing you can know for sure, is that once you arrive, you’ll never want to leave.

The Uncanny Way Most People End Up In Sedona

There’s a saying that Sedona comes into your life when the time is right.

Most people who come here have never heard of it before, or if they have, suddenly feel that ‘now’ is the right time to visit.

It’s part of the special charm – that magical pull – of a trip, a place, a person, you immediately know will be an important part of your life.

The Only Catch

Trying a new destination on your own is always some degree of a gamble.

No matter how exhaustively you plan your own trip, you don’t know what you don’t know.

Travelling with us to Sedona handles all of that for you.

We’ve been back more than 6 times and have a little black book full of connections and tips that only experience can offer. Each time we’ve been back, we’ve sifted out the ‘diamond in the rough’ people, places and experiences, which means you avoid any underwhelming moments on your trip. So when you travel with us, you feel you’ve drunk deeply and intimately from the well of culture, flavour, and energy that makes Sedona so special.

With each successive trip, we’ve unearthed the most beautiful experiences for you:

  • Watching the sunset throw a buffet of colours off the valley floor as you’re perched high atop the rust-coloured Cathedral Rock
  • Talking to a local winemaker about how he nurtures his vines in the desert because you imagine it must be an inhospitable climate for the delicate winemaking process
  • Strolling through the garden of moving statues with the art gallery owner, appreciating the nuances of the land reflected in each piece – nuances made even more special because you’ve experienced them all yourself since you arrived
  • Tearing up a little at a view you’d never imagined you’d lay naked eyes on, treating yourself to award-winning cuisine, amongst friends who think the world of you
    And so very, very many more

All of which no amount of research or Googling could have allowed you to plan on your own.

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You’ll Be Travelling A Journey Beyond Your Wildest Expectations

Every woman has a moment where she wishes to herself that someone would take care of her, for a change. Where the coffee was strong, appointments all paused and her heart sang with a rare bubble of freedom.

And that’s just where it starts once you join us for this Sedona trip.

“Money Can’t Buy” Experiences

Imagine ancient Indian flute ceremonies on a mountain top, forays to ‘off-the-beaten-track’ viewing points with a former National Park Ranger (and his fascinating anecdotes about the trail you’re on), or a gourmet meal 2 feet from the burbling creek, garnished with generous helpings of amazing new friends. And most importantly, years of our diligent, intense experimenting and relationship-building. Which means you get the best of both worlds: the things you want or ought to see, and the hidden gems you’d never normally find on your own.

Spirituality, Your Style

Try a tarot reading to answer a particularly knotty personal question. Take time for yourself in a quiet, tucked away nook, letting the land work her natural wonders on your mind and body. Or even practice restorative yoga, letting your breath infuse the mineral-rich air right into your lungs. However you like to connect, you’ll find a way to a deeper relationship with yourself here.

Venture Beyond The Boundaries

It would be a shame to come so close to the Grand Canyon and not drink in the splendour of it’s more pristine, hidden sights. Or explore the legends of nearby Jerome, steeped in historic significance. Or the heritage protected Indian dwellings, the unique ‘desert wine’ production, the adobe architecture of old town Cottonwood and the Chapel In The Rock. The area surrounding Sedona is a multi-faceted diamond, too. You deserve to see and do it all. Now you can.

The “Have You Met…” Factor

Every great traveller remembers their favourite trips not just for the experiences, but the people they meet along the way. Sometimes people who changed their life. We’ve spent years cultivating relationships with the most fascinating, welcoming locals in Sedona so you feel like you’re walking into a friend’s home, not wandering around like an obvious tourist.

Gorgeous Private Villa All To Ourselves

Rooms with a view that inspires creativity… and a balcony to enjoy it all from. A private spa for that post-sunset relaxation, with a glass of premier cru. The last thing you feel at night and the first thing you see in the morning – these moments are more than just a place to rest your head. They remind you exactly how vibrant and amazing you are. As it should be.

Embrace Your Inner Gourmet

Forget about preparing lunch or dinner plans for the next 7 nights. We’ve upgraded you to elegant cuisine sourced from local producers and flavours that will boggle your tastebuds. Here you’ll travel not only through the region but also the colours, flavours and textures of local, award-winning meals. All brought to their full expression by chefs who respect the land they source from and bring their passion to every plate.

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8 Days, 7 Nights, 1 Life-changing Experience:
The Itinerary

Day 1

We’ll meet you at the airport, hand you a celebratory glass of bubbles and begin the scenic drive among the saguaro cacti and hazy foothills of the Verde valley. Relax in our “Business Class on wheels” ride as you enjoy the first ‘real life’ moments with women you feel you already know and love. You’ll swoon over the views at our private villa and feel your shoulders sink when you arrive. Unpack just once – you’re in home base for the week. Let the conversation flow freely at dinner as you absorb the majestic red rock backdrop. Drift to sleep knowing you’ve got another 7 days full of soul nourishment like this.

Day 2

Awake to golden reflections flooding your room. After your morning coffee and leisurely breakfast, it’s time to meet the heart of Sedona. You’ll receive a beautiful welcome through an ancient Indian flute meditation that has been known to inspire deep revelations and flashes of insight. Bring a question, open your mind and see what answers the music brings. Listen as our former National Park Ranger guide, Stephen, guides you through the spiral energies (which you can actually see in the plant formations) at the vortexes Sedona is famous for. Feeling full and refreshed… and because you’re on holiday, all you have to think about is relaxing by the pool, or immersing yourself in nature on Sedona’s most famous hikes – we’ll show you our favourite, of course. Garnish your day with a true desert sunset. Because no matter how many sunsets you’ve seen before, you have not fully lived until you’ve experienced this.

Day 3

You’ll discover the rich cultural tapestry of Sedona through its art, healing and markets today. Explore the old town, admire the scenery again (it honestly never gets old), people watch from a terrace, receive a reiki massage, try a healing session, or enjoy another hike to some truly phenomenal sights. Every girl deserves to live her best life and today is yours to shape however your mood inspires you. Feel as carefree as Julia Roberts flashing her signature smile. Let yourself shine.

Day 4

Let’s take an adventure. Today you’ll meet the gently-spoken, ever-fascinating Stephen again as we head to the most renowned natural wonder in America: the Grand Canyon. Don’t mistake this for a simple sightseeing tour though – Stephen’s ranger experience will lead you to secluded areas and bring life to the landscape in a way no average tourist could ever see. You’ll experience the land through Native Indian creation myths, plants you can eat, and grand ideas explained in clear sand sketches. Like leafing through the history book of nature. As dusk falls, we’ll head back home to watch the sunset from the top of Sedona’s stunning valley. Cocktail, anyone?

Day 5

This morning we head out for a leisurely exploration of nearby villages. We’ll introduce you to a immensely respected winemaker of the region, a historic legend from the town that “struck gold” and a creekside yoga session before treating ourselves to live music and a night to remember. What happens in Sedona, well… is special enough to keep secret.

Day 6

You’ll want a day to relax and read a book. Or walk. Or sleep. Or maybe you want to ride a bike into town, or camp out at a cafe and feel like you’re sitting in a postcard, or pick up gifts for a few special people back home. Whatever you choose to do, we’re here to help you. So lean on us!

Day 7

Today you’ll embrace a deep respect for native Indian tribes as we take a gentle hike beyond the trail limits to 1500 year old cave dwellings. Stephen will show you the beauty hidden in the fragments of primitive pots, markings and stone furniture scattered around their red-dust floors. We’ll take a sneak peek into their simple, honest values and traditions. We’ll share a mountaintop meditation (or a quiet moment for yourself to just ‘be’) and a gratitude ceremony to weave the experience together. It’s a truly beautiful way to reflect and appreciate everything we’ve been able to do together. With a few new threads of perspective that we’ll always carry with us, even long after we’re home, we’ll treat ourselves to Sedona’s finest dining experience 2 paces from the burbling Oak Creek.

Day 8

We make no promises of non-teary goodbyes. There will be warm hugs, many thank yous, and “this isn’t goodbye, it’s ‘see you soon’”s with your new travel family. As you make plans to take another trip together soon, we’ll head back to Phoenix so you can catch your flight out or continue your travels. We’re here for you, no matter what you need. Whatever you choose, you’ll be smiling.

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Travel With Us Because You’re Worth The Extra Perks.

We’ve thought of everything you need.
Plus everything you want.
And even the things you had no idea you were allowed to want.

No Single Supplement.

You wouldn’t pay extra for having your own hotel room on a solo trip so as one of our guests, you don’t have to on this trip either. You deserve a private cocoon for you-time and you-space. On this trip, it’s all yours.

Heartfelt Protection.

We are women-owned, so we know how important it is to feel safe in a new place. Wherever you venture with us, you’ll travel with not one but two hosts looking out for you. Like a lioness protects her pack, we’ll have your back so you can enjoy the moment. Carefree and drama-free.

“Inner Circle” Care.

Maybe you want to order that boutique-producer wine you absolutely loved but can’t find anywhere back home. Or are wondering whether packing your best necklace is a little over the top. Or even wanting to get in touch with another fabulous traveller who might want to arrive early and stay longer so you can explore more together. We take care of it all. And you’ll have our ‘registered guests only’ number for life.

Style, Without Attitude.

You know what can ruin a trip faster than missing a flight? Being made to feel inferior. You’re allowed to enjoy pampering, indulgence, and VIP treatment without having to sacrifice a single glint of your sparkle – or guard it from judgemental people. You want to avoid the tourist traps and burnt-out servers who treat visitors like dollar signs. We carefully prepare experiences that make you feel like a million dollars and don’t let any bad vibes near our travel sphere.

An Amazing Agenda That Remembers It’s Your Holiday.

You want to skip the hike and take a stroll through that open air market you saw yesterday? Or maybe lounge in the spa while a few others go to a wine tasting? Or even just take some downtime for you? (Because goodness knows that’s all too rare nowadays.) The last thing you want is to be chained to an itinerary on your holiday. After all, it’s your trip. Unlike other travel companies, we respect that and help make every minute yours.

Your Investment

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Your payment is spread over 5 months:
$1,200AUD each month with the final payment completed before you land in Sedona. Or one payment of $6,997AUD.

Your Trip Includes:

  • 7 nights at a private villa with spa, pool and drop-dead gorgeous views from the balcony
  • Your own, private room with a luscious, queen sized bed
  • “Business Class on Wheels” transport in our 11 seater luxury Mercedes Sprinter
  • Return transfers from Phoenix International Airport to Sedona
  • Private wine tasting, winery tour, souvenir glass and yoga at a charming vineyard
  • All day-trips and guides to the spectacular Grand Canyon and the fascinating neighbouring towns of Jerome and Cottonwood
  • Former National Park Ranger to guide you through Sedona’s special vortexes, Indian dwellings and lesser-known vantage points in the valley so you can see the best views
  • Ancient Indian flute ceremony on a mountain top
  • Guided meditation among the red rocks
  • Entry fees for restricted and heritage-protected areas
  • Arrival and farewell dinners
  • All tips and taxes for guides and restaurants
  • All delicious, gourmet meals with as many local ingredients as possible at hand-picked restaurants or in-house
  • Wine and drinks, of course!

*The trip fee does not include your flight to Phoenix*

Meet Our Headache-Free Guarantee

When you book with us you receive our headache free guarantee.

Our Headache-Free Guarantee means that if, for any reason you can’t travel with us, you get back your investment minus a $450 AUD non-refundable portion.

This means you can go ahead and reserve your place today, even if your plans change tomorrow. And you won’t have to answer impertinent questions or tedious ‘win-back’ conversations. Whatever your reason, we’ll respect it. You can activate your guarantee from the day you complete your booking, until 70 days before your trip begins. All you need to do is let us know, and your money will be refunded, minus the $450. After that time, if for any reason you need to cancel, we’ll do everything in our power to fill your place on tour.

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Is This Trip For You?

This trip is not for everyone.

It is for you if:

  • You love the idea of coming home more fulfilled, more nuanced and more radiant than when you walked out the door.
  • You want to fully immerse yourself in the rhythm and essence of a place when you travel.
  • You want someone else to take care of you for a change. Hit the pause button on the daily grind and let your inner radiance unfurl.
  • Meeting fascinating people, friends you’ll keep forever and enjoying genuine conversation sounds like your idea of a good time.
  • You enjoy food, eating and the crackle of energy that organically happens when you’re sitting around the table with other amazing, vibrant people.
  • You gravitate toward insider knowledge – you value travelling with someone who knows the ropes and can show you hidden gems.

It is not for you if:

  • You have a tendency to be negative or dramatic or are plain depressing to be around.
  • You don’t like being in nature, or are overly precious about getting an occasional leaf in your hair and light dust on your walking shoes.
  • You can’t walk up stairs or enjoy a 45 minute hike (each way) with one or two gentle inclines. If you find walking tough you need to think carefully about joining this trip as the beautiful flute ceremony and vineyard experiences involve light hiking or stairs.
  • You prefer taking pictures from a bus, being in a big, anonymous group or only ticking boxes from a TripAdvisor list. Whilst we’ll give you gorgeous snap-worthy views, and incredible experiences, this trip is about being in the moment and truly savouring your trip.
  • You won’t eat anything except plain bread, peanut butter and Lay’s potato thins. If you don’t like trying new things or gourmet meals bursting with flavour, this tour is not suitable for you.

Reserve Your Spot

It’s easy to come to Sedona with us.

The cost of the tour is 5 payments of $1,200AUD.

One payment each month, with the final payment due before you land in Sedona. Or 1 payment of $6,997AUD.

Remember, our headache-free guarantee means you can cancel your trip for any reason up until 70 days before your tour begins.

Click “Request Availability” to earmark your spot on this trip. There are just 8 places available and we won’t overbook, unlike some other travel companies.

Travel with confidence. We’re here for you every step of the way.

*Please note airfare is not included

Request Availability For 2019.
Places Fill Quickly.

There are only 8 places on this trip and once they fill, we won’t overbook unlike some other travel companies.

If you feel this trip calling or tugging – or just have a few questions – request availability below to schedule a conversation with us. You’ll be able to chat about your specific situation and decide if this is the year for you. And of course, no pressure – if it’s not right for you, we’ll still love you anyway.

Your Next Steps:

  1. Click the ‘Request Availability’ button below.
  2. Submit your details on the next page.
  3. We’ll reach out in the next 24 hours to see if there’s availability and if this trip is for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How big are group sizes?

Unlike other travel companies, we bend over backwards to keep your experience intimate and connected. You’re a genuine traveller, an amazing person and our future ‘family’ member – not a reservation number. Our guests always comment that they’re not normally group travel people, but they’re surprised how Epicure Travel Group trips make travel easy and fun… and filled with real soul. Which is why we’re limiting guests to 8 on this trip.

Can I come early/stay longer?

Absolutely. And our little black book of places to explore before or after you come to Sedona is all yours. We can point you to the cutest little bakery in San Fran, or the best ice cream in San Diego… even help you get the most from New York or explore more of Phoenix and Scottsdale (which you’ll also love).

I have more questions, can you help?

We’d love to. Email discover@epicuretravelgroup.com so we can meet you and answer your questions personally.

Which airport do I fly into?

Phoenix has 2 international airports, though the easiest and most popular one is Phoenix International (Airport code PHX). All of the major airlines fly into and out of here, and it’s also where we’ll meet for our (gorgeous) drive to Sedona.

I’m gluten free/vegetarian…

You’ll be over the moon with the delicious options we have prepared for you. Just let us know when you’re completing your reservation and we’ll be happy to include them for you.

I’m not a “tour person” and I usually plan my own trips.

We love that! In fact, it’s almost a pre-requisite for travel with us as most of our other clients wouldn’t normally choose a tour either. This will be more like a trip with a handful of good friends for you. No pressure to do anything you don’t want to do, and almost every day something you’d never be able to pull off on your own.

When should I arrive?

Such a wise question. Honestly, we always arrive with enough time to adjust to the time zone but any time before 2pm on Day 1 (14th Sept) is perfect.

Do I need any vaccinations?

Personally, as long as all the usual ones (tetanus etc) are up to date, we don’t do any special medical preparation. Please make sure you check your local health authorities and take into account your own personal circumstances. As you know, we’re not licensed to give formal medical advice.

What’s your cancellation policy?

If you cancel up to 70 days before your trip begins you’ll receive a full refund, minus our $450AUD cancellation fee. Within 70 days of your trip, please refer to our terms and conditions for a full schedule. All our travellers also need to have travel insurance (if ever you need it – touch wood – you’ll thank your past self for booking it.) This means you’re covered no matter when you need to cancel. We can give you a few options (which we’ve personally used) and where to buy it online.

Request Availability For 2019
Places Fill Quickly

Your Next Steps:

  1. Click the ‘Request Availability’ button below.
  2. Submit your details on the next page.
  3. We’ll reach out in the next 24 hours to see if there’s availability and if this trip is for you.

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