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downloadUnder Canvas, which bills itself as one of North America’s premiere luxury camping and outdoor events companies, today (March 30) announced the opening of Under Canvas Grand Canyon – the first eco-friendly, safari-inspired glamping resort of its kind at the national park.

Tucked alongside historic Route 66 at the base of picturesque Bill Williams Mountain, adventurous vacationers visiting the Grand Canyon will soon have the opportunity to sleep beneath the stars amongst one of the largest Ponderosa pine forests in the world.

“2016 is a landmark year for Under Canvas. We are delighted to set up camp in Arizona and thrilled to bring the African safari experience to one of the most iconic natural wonders in America,” said co-founder Sarah Dusek in the written announcement.

Situated on 56 secluded acres just 40 minutes from the South Rim in Williams, Ariz.,  the permanent wood-and-canvas tents provide a rustic luxury escape with access to outdoor adventures, including whitewater rafting, horseback riding, scenic flights, zip lining, jeep safari tours, the Grand Canyon scenic railway and more.

Accommodations come in three tent categories with amenities such as wood burning stoves, luxurious linens and Adirondack chairs for lounging beneath the stars. The deluxe safari tents also include en-suite bathrooms complete with eco-friendly toiletries, a hot shower, sink and flushing toilet. Suites also have cast-iron roll-top bathtubs. Embracing their eco-conscious “leave-no-trace” foundation, the entire property uses the daily water equivalent of one residential house.

Along with the newest addition to their glamping collection, the outdoor hospitality group has expanded Under Canvas Exclusive Adventures. Offering fully customizable itineraries uniquely tailored for travelers seeking active vacations, the multi-day excursions explore some of the nation’s most incredible sights with the added luxury of private tented camps, expert guides and gourmet food.

“We are excited to build on the success of our local adventures and offer a new range of exclusive Under Canvas itineraries,” said co-founder Jacob Dusek.

Officially opening June 30, Under Canvas Grand Canyon marks the fourth location with sister properties in Moab, Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks.

Under Canvas is a family of luxury tent companies co-founded by the Duseks in 2009. Born from a joint love affair with the African safari experience and a passion for design, they decided to create an immersive outdoor escape that would serve as a unique bridge between travel and nature. Under Canvas started with the opening of Sage Safaris, an all-inclusive Montana wing-shooting safari experience. Now creating boutique-tented hotels across North America, the luxury wood-and-canvas tents have continued a western expansion, traveling further and further from their Yellowstone home base.

For more information, visit http://www.undercanvas.com or call 928-248-8808.