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Schwimmferien Lake Powell

Lake Powells geologische Formationen im Südwesten der Vereinigten Staaten sind bezaubernder als man sich vorstellen kann. Dieser zweitgrösste Stausee der USA im Grenzgebiet von Utah und Arizona, entstanden aus dem Colorado River, ist umgeben von schönen roten Felsen, Sandstränden und klarem, blauem Wasser.

Übersicht

Dauer: 4 Tage (3 Nächte)
Art: See- und Canyon-Abenteuerschwimmen
Durchschn. tägl. Schwimmstrecke: 3 Meilen (5 Km)
Übernachtung: Hotel am See (Holiday Inn)
Begleitung: Hausboot, Rennboot, Kayaks

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Lake Powell ist der ideale Ort für sicheres und abenteurerliches Schwimmen und Entdecken. Stellen Sie sich vor, Sie schwimmen in einem Canyon, über Ihnen der Himmel, der grade von Sonnenuntergang zu Sternenhimmel seine malerischen Farben wechselt. Seien Sie dabei, wenn wir zu diesem sehr speziellen Schwimmausflug aufbrechen.

Diese einzigartige Tour ist für Schwimmer jeden Niveaus (sie sollten die Distanzen auf unserem Reiseplan schwimmen können), die ein Schwimmabenteuer suchen, in dem Sie von spektakulärer Szenerie umgeben sind. Drei verschiedene Begleitboote sorgen für die Sicherheit und den Spass unserer Gäste. Nichtschwimmer oder Freunde sind ebenso willkommen in der Gruppe; wir werden gerne eine Preisreduktion zu vereinbaren.

TV Show: Schwimmferien Lake Powell wurde kürzlich auf dem National Geographic Channel als Teil der Serie "The Great American Manhunt" gezeigt.

Tour-Höhepunkte:

  • Schwimmen in Lake Powells warmem Wasser, durch malerische Canyons, umgeben von der eindrücklichen
  • Landschaft des Glen-Canyon-Nationalparks
  • Wandern auf Wegen der Navajo-Indianer
  • Geniessen des klaren Himmels und der
  • unvergesslichen Sonnenuntergänge
  • Besuch der Rainbow Bridge, der weltweit grössten natürlichen Brücke (Ausflug wetterabhängig)
  • Begegnen und Schwimmen mit dem legendären Schwimmer Martin Strel
Unser lokaler Grundsatz
Auf unseren Touren stellen wir sicher, dass im Team der Reiseleiter und Bootsführer mindestens einer mit den lokalen Gewässern Erfahrung hat, die besten Schwimmstrecken und Alternativen dazu kennt und fliessend die Landessprache spricht.
 
Was ist im Preis inbegriffen?
Komplett geführte Reise mit umfassender Sicherheitsbegleitung, Schwimm-Tipps, Technik- und Armzug-Analyse, 3 Übernachtungen mit Frühstück, Nationalpark- und Flusszutrittsgebühr, Transporte von und zu Hotel, Mittagessen.

Dieser Ausflug beinhaltet Zweibettzimmer und der Option, diese zur Einzelbenützung zu buchen. Falls Sie als alleine reisen und falls keine zweite Einzelperson des gleichen Geschlechts bei uns angemeldet ist, müssen wir Ihnen den Einzelbenützungsaufschlag verrechnen.

Ausrüstung
Jeder Gast erhält ein T-Shirt, eine Schwimmappe und eine Trinkflasche.
Ein paar Neoprens, Flossen und weitere Schwimmausrüstung sind auf jeder Tour zur Verfügung. Falls Sie ihre eigene Ausrüstung verwenden möchten, nehmen Sie diese selbstverständlich mit.

Was ist nicht inbegriffen
Reise zum Lake Powell und zurück, Abendessen, zusätzliche Ausflüge und Attraktionen. Optionaler Ausflug während unserer Tour (vom Wetter abhängig) zur Rainbow Bridge, der weltweit grössten natürlichen Brücke. Kostenpunkt USD 40.

Tour-Organisation
Diese Tour ist organisiert von Strel Team LLC mit Glen Canyon National Park Service genehmigten Zulassungen.

Detailinformationen Schwimm-Tour Lake Powell Canyons (PDF)

Bilder von unseren Tours
Lake Powell Swimming Tour

Artikel eines Gastes, der an der Tour im Oktober 2012 teilgenommen hatte

Artikel eines Gastes, der an der Tour im Oktober 2013 teilgenommen hatte

Artikel eines Gastes aus Australien, der an der Tour im Oktober 2013 teilgenommen hatte

Video unserer Tour (für beste Qualität, wählen Sie Vollbild in HD-Qualität)

Das sagen unsere Gäste zur Lake-Powell-Tour (schauen Sie Vollbild in HD-Qualität)

Schwimmen in den Canyons des Lake Powell (schauen Sie Vollbild in HD-Qualität)

Allgemeine Tour-Informationen

Start Point: Hotel lobby, Page, Arizona
Start Time: 6.30pm on 1st day
Finish Point: Hotel lobby, Page, Arizona
Finish Time: 2 am on 4th day
Hotel website: Holiday Inn Express
Google Map Link:

Passports and Visas:
If you travel from outside of Unites States, please check with your authorities if and what type of Visa/permit do you require to enter U.S. border. Visa regulations do change, so be aware of this.

Vaccinations:
There are no specific vaccination requirements for this trip, but you should ensure that your tetanus and polio are up to date.

Extra Expenses:
You should bring extra money with you to cover such items as dinners, entertainment, souvenirs, and gratuities. The local currency is US dollar and ATMs are widely available.

Group Size:
Up to a maximum of 15 people, with 2 swimming guides, local boat pilot and 3 boat escorts. Escort staff varies on the group size.

Guest Reviews

I just want to thank you and Martin again for some of the best few days of my life. There are no words to describe how incredible it feels to do something you love so much in such a spectacular setting.  Your kindness, generosity and your willingness to accommodate everyone´s particular needs was especially noted and appreciated. You and Martin are very special people and I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to meet you both and share this wonderful experience.
~ Beth, Florida, USA (Lake Powell, Sept 2012)

We both had a fabulous time with you and Martin and will recommend this trip to our swimming pals. Again, thanks for making this vacation memorable.
~ Colleen and Sandra, Toronto, Canada (Lake Powell, Sept 2012)

Thank you again for your great efforts at Lake Powell. It was such a great time and wonderful experience. Hope to return soon!
~ Tommi and Tia, Finland (Lake Powell, Sept 2012)

 

Itinerary

Brief itinerary:
Day 1: 6.30pm hotel lobby meeting for tour briefing.
Day 2: Morning and afternoon swim in the Last Chance Bay and Face Canyon and a hike to West Canyon slots.
Day 3: Morning swim in the Padre bay, afternoon swim in the Labyrinth Canyon and afternoon hike to the Boundary Butte.
Day 4: Morning swim in the Navajo Canyon (Indian reservation) and a short hike to First Navajo Trail. Tour finishes around 1pm.

Full itinerary
Day 1

6pm get together in the hotel lobby where you will meet the rest of the group and receive comprehensive tour briefing by your guiding team. For those who arrive late in the evening, we will do a briefing next day in the morning.

Day 2
Following our morning breakfast we will gather all our swimming gear and head out for our first day on the lake. After 10 minute drive we will stop at the Antelope Point Marina (a daily routine) where we are going to board our houseboat and powerboats. From there we will head towards North-East to Utah´s Lake Territory until we reach the Last Chance Bay. There we will start with a short “acclimatization” swim followed by our first 1 mile coastal swim. We are going to swim around the high red cliffs of Entrada Sandstone following the inlet’s northern shoreline. Our escort boats will pick us up and we will travel to a hidden and peaceful spot in the West Canyon for lunch.



The early afternoon will be devoted to a short hike in the West Canyon which is known as one of the best all-around canyons on the Colorado Plateau. You will see some amazing high rock formations and narrow parts formed by the power of natural water. After our hike, we will head back to the lake. This part of the swim will be dedicated to your stroke improvement. Everyone will get a chance to be filmed individually for later stroke analysis. Water in the bay is super clear which will allow us to capture your stroke from a few different angles. After our video session we are going back in the water, swimming our next mile and a half straight south into the West Canyon Inlet where you are going to swim by serrated sandstone formations of unusual shapes and colors. When we are finished with swimming, our powerboats will take us back to the marina and to our hotel transportation. After the dinner in Page, we will review your stroke on the screen and give you our recommendations in order to help you improve your technique and get ready for the next day.

Day 3
Powerboats will take us 15 miles up the lake into the historic Padre Bay which was named after the famous Colorado River expedition »Crossing of the Fathers« back in 1776. The Padre Bay area is considered to be one of the most scenic spots on Lake Powell. Our first swim will be on the northern side of Utah Bay from The Cookie Jar Point towards the Gunsight Butte where you will enjoy scenic rock formations, sandstone hills and flat clear waters sheltered from all sides. When we are finished, we are going to board our boats again and head south across the bay towards our afternoon base in the Labyrinth Canyon.

Swimming Vacation Lake Powell

While we are going to enjoy the stunning views and the fresh air on the roof of our houseboat, our chef will serve us a well deserved lunch. Before we are going to jump back in the water we will stretch out our legs with a short hike to the Boundary Butte (border Utah-Arizona). This will represent a wonderful opportunity to take some great pictures of the Padre Bay and surrounding sandy beaches and slots. Our second swim will take place in Arizona waters at the southern part of the Labyrinth Canyon. Depending on the water level, this unique inlet offers stunning views of sandy beaches and several coves. We are going to swim the canyon shoreline from one sandy beach to another until we tire! Transfer to the hotel. Dinner recommended at the World´s Largest Floating Restaurant at Antelope Point Marina. 
P.S. We often offer an alternative plan to this day to go to Rainbow bridge (weather permitted).

Day 4
On our final day we will travel for a swim and exploration of the Navajo Canyon which is known as the longest tributary of the Lake Powell and home of the Navajo Indian Reservation. Lake Powell is adjacent to the Navajo Nation, the United States´ largest Native American Tribe. Our base will be in the middle of the canyon surrounded by the sandy beaches and Navajo trails. We are going to do a morning swim around one of  the canyon´s meanders and walls which reach up to 600 feet high.

Swimming Vacation Lake Powell

Before the lunch we are planning to hike up one of the oldest Indian routes called the First Navajo Trail. You are going to see a number of finely cut steps in the slickrock as the trail emerges from the water. Once we reach the rim, we will have the entire view of the inlet. After lunch in the canyon, we head back to our marina. Transfer to the hotel. Trip finishes around 1pm.

If you have extra time to spend in the area, here are some other tourist attractions: Rafting the Colorado river, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, Navajo Nation, Grand Canyon, Brice and Zion National parks, Monument Valley.

Programmänderungen
Bitte beachten Sie, dass unsere Schwimmausflüge draussen in der Natur stattfinden und wir von der aktuellen Wetterlage abhängig sind. So kann es manchmal geschehen, dass wir Programmänderungen vornehmen müssen.

Swimming Info

Google Map of the Area

Swimming distances

Swimming LocationsDistance
Last Chance Bay1.5 miles (2.5 kms)
West Canyon1.5 miles (2.5 kms)
Cookie Jar - Gunsight Butte2 miles ( 3.2 kms)
Labyrinth Canyon1.5 miles (2.5 kms)
Navajo Canyon Swim 11.5 miles (2.5 kms)
Navajo Canyon Swim 21 mile (1.6 kms)


Temperatures:

MonthWater Temp. (°Fahrenheit/Celzius)Air Temp. (°Fahrenheit/Celzius)
May68/2080/26
June73/2390/32
July76/2498/36
August79/2696/35
September76/2488/31
October72/2280/26

Keep in mind that you can skip any of the swims if you want and stay on our escort boat. The weather at Lake Powell (Glen Canyon National Recreation Area) is typical for the high deserts. Summers are extremely hot with little, if any, shade. We run our swimming tours on the shoulder season to avoid high heat and enjoy less visitors on the lake.

Wetsuit, fins, rash vests, pull buoys Availability
We have limited swimming equipment available on each trip if required. If you require any particular swimmng gear, please bring your own. 

Walking Conditions
In order to enjoy your walks in the canyons and mainland, we advise you to bring comfortable walking shoes for summer temperatures.

Essential Equipment
In addition to normal items, we recommend you the following:
2+ pairs of swimming costume
2+ pairs of swimming goggles, 1 clear & 1 tinted (anti-glare) recommended
Towel
Sun Hat, Sun glasses
Small Daypack
Waterproof  sun cream and jacket / fleece / windstopper
Walking shoes and sandals or aqua shoes
Lightweight and light colored clothing for the lake

We will provide you with drinks, water bottles and swim hats. If you prefer to have your own drinking bottle for walks, please bring it with you. It is very important to drink enough water and other fluids throughout the whole trip.

Swimming awareness
Your safety is of utmost importance to us. In the event of adverse weather conditions at any of our swimming locations, we may need to adapt our itinerary. Our team always includes local guides who know the safest and most picturesque places to swim, so rest assured you won’t be missing out!
Swimming in the lakes and canyons is a unique and safe experience, but you may come across certain life such as fish and insects. If you suffer from Anaphylaxis or any other allergic reactions, it is important to inform us at the time of booking. Also, please bring with you any personal medical supply  you may need while on the trip.

Travel

Getting There

Page, Arizona is centrally located to many of the spectacular National Parks, Monuments, Historical sites and Indian ruins in the Grand Circle region.
To get to Page, you can fly daily straight into Page airport (PGA) with Great Lakes Airlines - www.greatlakesav.com from Denver (DEN), Las Vegas (LAS), Phoenix (PHX), Los Angeles (LAX) or use any of the surrounding airports and then drive. There are some private landing strips at Page (AZ), Bullfrog (UT), and Halls Crossing (UT). Here is the entire Great Lakes flight timetable
Once at the Page airport, you can take a taxi to the hotel for $5 USD (the distance is less than a mile). Contact Destination Services - Mr. Drew Schmidt at 928 645 2789.
AVIS Rent a Car service (ph: 928 645-2024) is available at the airport and in town, walking distance from the hotel.

You can also fly into a nearby town FlagstaffFlagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG) provides air service from/to Phoenix via U.S. Airways. Several flights leave Pulliam Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on a daily basis. Once at Flagstaff airport, you can rent a car and drive to Page (Lake Powell) in 2 hours.


Directions

From Phoenix, Arizona
From Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, AZ, there is a 4.5 hour drive to Lake Powell. This drive allows you to experience a diverse landscape through the Sonoran Desert, up into the Colorado Plateau, the Painted Desert, and Glen Canyon as you enter Page, Arizona
ALERT ROAD DETOUR! ROAD US 89 Closed South of Page Due to Landslide 

From Las Vegas, Nevada
From Las Vegas (Nevada) McCarran Airport, there is a 4.5 hour drive to Lake Powell. This drive will take you out of the bright lights of Las Vegas and through beautifully diverse landscape towards Glen Canyon National Park. You will travel through the Virgin River Gorge and the Grand Staircase before entering Page, AZ.

From Sedona, Arizona
Sedona is located approximately 3 hours from the Lake Powell. Driving this stretch is a great way to experience the landscape of the Colorado Plateau through Flagstaff and the Navajo Nation/Painted Desert.

From the Grand Canyon
Lake Powell and Page, AZ are located about 2.5 hours from the south rim and 2 hours from the north rim of the Grand Canyon.

From Salt Lake City, Utah
Lake Powell is located at the southern border of Utah-Arizona, so you will travel south on I-15 for about 6 hours passing by beatiful Bryce and Zion National Parks.



For more detailed directions, please look at the map.
 

Unterkunft

Wir sind im Holiday Inn Express untergebracht, das hervorragende Annehmlichkeiten und Qualitätsservice bereithält. Page, Arizona bietet atemberaubend Aussichten auf Berge und Canyons, Aussichten aufichten auf  mountain vistas and canyons, satte hängende Gärten und den hanging gardens and den prachtvollen Lake Powell. Das Hotel bietet den Gästen Highspeed WLAN, Aussenpool und warmes, amerikanischen Frühstück.



Unsere Zimmer
Large rooms are based on twin-share and en-suite facilities. Limited double rooms for solo use are available. Please specify your preferences (including any other guests you would like to share with) at the time of booking.

Grosse Zweibett-Zimmer mit Badezimmer. Eine limitierte Anzahl Doppelzimmer zur Einzelbenützung sind verfügbar. Bitte geben Sie bei der Anmeldung Ihre Präferenz an - auch falls Sie mit einem bestimmten anderen Gast das Zimmer teilen möchten.


Verängerter Aufenthalt
Falls Sie früher ankommen oder länger bleiben möchten, fühlen Sie sich frei, das Hotel für einen verlängerten Aufenthalt zu kontaktieren. Kontaktinformationen: www.hiexpress.com, Telefon +1 928 6459 000. Wir empfehlen, einen verlängerten Aufenthalt frühzeitig zu buchen.

Video Clips

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