Luxury camping is not an oxymoron for an adventurous couple, say Sarah and Jacob Dusek, who were inspired by their experience on an African safari. In 2009, they returned to Las Vegas with a plan to get people into the great outdoors for luxury vacation adventures. Under Canvas was born, and now features luxury trips to destinations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Vogue has dubbed the trips "the perfect glamping experience".
A whirlwind seven-day tour of seven National Parks -- Moab, Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Teton, Bryce Canyon including Canyonlands and Arches -- concludes with a flyover of the Grand Canyon. It is a spectacular experience for those who want to sample not only the best scenery in the West but also live the "high life" in truly unique fashion. Excursions are also available to Mount Rushmore, the Great Smoky Mountains, Zion National Park, an Arizona ranch, and other locales.
Guests are housed in safari-style tents that feature king-sized beds and ensuite bathrooms, wood-burning stoves and full housekeeping services. Transported via private automobile and private aviation, participants are served breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The all-inclusive vacations include every imaginable creature comfort and service. However, plan to bring your own camera -- chances are you'll want to snap lots of pictures to preserve the memories!
Customized vacations, as well as special event tent rentals from Under Canvas are available. For full information, visit the luxury camping site. Whatever you choose is sure to be distinctive.