If you’ve been living the same daily grind, day in and day out. Week after week. Hustle, rinse, repeat – then you should consider taking a vacation.
Consider, if you will, a visit to the Nation of the Havasupai Tribe. This secluded village offers no sign of motor vehicles, no gas station and is an Indian reservation that is completely alcohol free. Located deep within the Grand Canyon at the end of Route 18 coming from the infamous Route 66; this small village leads to the most magnificent waterfalls you can imagine. The Supai Waterfalls turquoise waters are framed by the rich hues of the Grand Canyon’s walls and are accessorized with random trees of green. So if you’re overworked, stressed out, and looking for the right escape then take a good look at this one of a kind excursion.
The Havasupai Tribe, interpreted to read: People of the Blue Green Waters have maintained this beautiful reservation for over a century. The Havasupai Tribe are said to guard the Grand Canyon for centuries and be nourished from the hidden limestone aquifer which pours the turquoise waters that provide nourishment for local agriculture into the canyons below.
Plan ahead and make it at least a three day excursion. To take the trek it is suggested that you are healthy and fit in order to embark on the 8-10 miles of hiking to arrive at the waters. There are three options for you to reach your destination and the coveted teal waters of Supai Waterfalls. You can hike into the Grand Canyon, horseback ride, or helicopter to the area below where you can opt to spend a suggested 3 days to get the full experience.
Just imagine, an entire long weekend without the burdens of everyday life. Living without the luxuries of modern civilization and being enveloped in the beauty and tranquility of Grand Canyon’s Havasupai Reservation. Even the United States Postal Service has to transport all mail in and out of the canyon by mule train through the 8 mile trek in or out of Supai Village. Once you arrive at the reservation you would have chosen to stay in a local lodge or set up at a campsite nearby, you’ll want to consider spending some time stargazing once the sun sets too!
The closest motel to stay in either before or after your trek to Supai Falls is the Grand Canyon Caverns. From here you can plan a myriad of activities including cave spelunking and exploring, rafting adventures, horseback riding and so much more. One of the most exclusive options offered by the motel is their underground Cavern Motel room. Literally speaking the largest, oldest, deepest, darkest, quietest motel room in existence. When we say underground, we mean 220 feet below the surface, with authentic 65 million year old cavern wall designs and acoustics that will echo your solitude until daybreak. But turn the lights off and you wouldn’t even know the difference between midnight and midafternoon.
This unique Cavern room can accommodate up to 6 people with two double beds and a fold out couch. Complete with all the amenities of an average hotel room, the Cavern Suite features a fully functioning bathroom with television and is stocked with game boards and books that include a collection of National Geographic going back to 1917 for your entertainment. Your hosts will make sure you have enough food and beverages to last you through the night because once you’re all ‘tucked-in’ there’s no escaping until check out the next morning. Not brave enough to spend the night in the deep darkness? That’s ok – you can visit the Caverns Grotto to enjoy a lunch or dinner meal before you head out.
So plan ahead and take your tired and weary stressed body out of the daily grind and into an exhilarating new experience with a long hike (or horesback, or helicopter ride) into a whole other world untouched by modern technologies and free from work pressures. Enjoy the local caves and relish in the serene turquoise waters of The Havasupai Reservation.