After starting your day with any of our favorite breakfast treats from strawberry filled french toast with vanilla cream to dulche de leche belgian waffles to chef prepared pastries, you can explore any of the numerous trails surrounding the Aman’s property.
The sunrise trail affords views of the mesa illuminated in all hues of pink and orange. There are also daily complimentary hikes led by Navajo guides to nearby attractions and rock-climbing and repelling for the more adventurous.
On your second day at the resort, the nearby slot canyons call you. Wind and water, at work for millions of years have created these spectacular canyons about a 30 minute drive from the property.
Whether you are a guest of the property or not, you must take a guide to enter Antelope Canyon. However, as a guest of the Amangiri you are afforded the opportunity to tour two other slot canyons in the same region which are only otherwise open to professional photographers.
The slot canyons were discovered in the early 1900s by Navajo women while grazing sheep. We actually visited on a very overcast day and the colors were still spectacular.
Rounding each corner is more beautiful than the last.
In nearby Owl Canyon a dilemma awaits. Guides caution that you should be very quiet so as not to disturb the Great Horn Owls that rest in small holes in the rock. However, because the canyon is so remote about halfway through the canyon you are advised to begin conversing in a loud voice to scare away mountain lions that might be lurking at the end of the canyon.
Again, this is one of the few places that you can experience the natural beauty of this area without being rushed through or busily trying to circumvent everyone else’s photograph.
Returning back to the Amangiri relax while contemplating how the desert colors have been seamlessly integrated into the décor surrounding you.
The soothing green of the bathroom tiles mirror the natural sage desert plants.
Reflective pools around the property take on the hues of brilliant sunsets:
Streaks of rust pierce sandy walls mimicking exactly the desert landscape.
Before dinner, you can take in any of the complimentary classes and activities offered to guests including: professional landscape photography, wildlife experts, Native American traditions and music, astronomy, etc.
End your intense day with chef-prepared wild game such as an elk chop cooked sous-vide alongside a ‘modern baked potato,’ which has been cooked sous vide and infused with (rather than topped with) butter, sour cream and heavy delicious ingredients.