Alter Experiences LLC is the result of an ever-evolving dream, very different from the busy modern day world. It’s a vision of a simpler place where life is basic, beautiful & in resonance with nature. It's this dream that's inspired our tourism model and business approach.

We are an outdoor hospitality company, dedicated to creating meaningful experiences in nature & encouraging sustainable tourism development globally.

In our on-going search to find the most pristine and remote destinations to host our glamping retreats, we came up with the idea of a glamping caravan that moves from site to site. Where you'll be staying will depend on many factors including; accommodation style, season, groups size, etc. Many factors come into play for us to deliver this one of a kind outdoor and nature immersive experience.

Our primary sites are in the Cleveland National Forest (Laguna Mountain) & near Lake Cuyamaca & the Cuyamaca Ranch State Park. We have various affiliate destinations in some of the most pristine and exotic destinations on this planet where we offer our glamping retreats. Some of these destinations include; Baja California - Mexico, Catalina Island, Big Sur, and the Red Sea.

Rami Abdel and Shantel Seaone founded Alter Experiences in 2016 and established their headquarters in the backcountry mountains of San Diego county. The San Diego Central Mountain Region was the ideal destination towards exemplifying such a unique tourism model. The conservation efforts, as well as the balance between tourism & resource management that's been achieved here is a testament to the uniqueness of this community - the character of its leaders & citizens.

These magical regions are a convergence of extraordinary bio-diversity, heritage, history, conservation, & sustainable community development, that have ultimately inspired our company vision.

We’re working as a community to position San Diego's backcountry as a global leader of sustainable tourism development.

Alter Experiences LLC is a proud advocate of sustainable living & nature oriented experiences, which inspired our tourism concept. We strive to create an outdoor experience that encourages people to spend time in nature.

We're setting out to prove that economic growth & sustainable business development can be achieved without plundering our resources, destroying the environment, succumbing to corporate greed, or sending jobs overseas.

New economic trends point towards more localized & community centric models, which encourage business comradery & responsible business practices. 

There are countless examples of business models such as agri-business, eco-tourism & renewable energy tech that we're encouraging & working towards as a community & tourism destination

It's time for a change in the way we live, in the way we do business & in our priorities as a society.

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Nature Immersive Retreats | Outdoor Hospitality

Inspired by Nature | Meet our Company Founders

Origins & Company Vision

Rami Abdel
Co-Founder

Rami Abdel is a serial entrepreneur specializing in internet tech, application development & digital media. He manages several businesses in various industries out of his hometown San Diego. He's the Managing Director of Countywide Wholesale, as well as the Founding Member of Alter Experiences LLC. As President of the San Diego Backcountry Visitors Bureau, he's also involved in various volunteer efforts & community led initiatives in his hometown. As a board member of the Julian Chamber of Commerce, Rami has helped initiate various sustainable business models in San Diego's backcountry.

Rami has a deep passion for cyber-culture & its capacity for disruption & geo-political change, having witnessed firsthand the its transformative capabilities during the Arab Spring in 2011.

Many of his years were spent traveling while working in the international tourism & hospitality industry. He's worked with various NGO's & world-renowned eco-tourism destinations in various capacities over the past decade. It was during these travels that he was deeply inspired by the application of internet culture towards community empowerment, socio-economic change & grassroots movements.

After visiting & working at some of the most pristine & exotic habitats in the world, he was also very much inspired by environmental conservation movements & sustainable development trends.

A product of the dot.com generation, Rami has worked extensively applying internet technology towards raising awareness, activism, community outreach, & business automation.

Rami is currently dedicated to encouraging sustainable business models in San Diego's backcountry, as well as applying his IT knowledge & experience towards helping entrepreneurs achieve their on-line business goals.

He loves nature more than anything and spending quality time with friends and family.

Shantel Seoane
C.E.O. & Founder

Shantel Seoane was born & raised in San Diego, California & currently resides in Julian. She's a driven entrepreneur with a passion for filming & digital media. She uses her creative skills to help empower like-minded individuals to achieve their personal & business dreams. Creative Flow Media was founded as a way for her to help entrepreneurs, businesses, organizations & non-profits alike to enhance their branding & captivate their audiences.

Shantel's passions are nature & wildlife, sustainable living, conservation & video production. She has nearly 10 years experience in digital media development, specializing in graphic design & video. She has experience with leading graphic design & photography programs such as Adobe In Design, Illustrator, Lightroom, Photoshop, Adobe Premier Pro and After Effects. Her international client portfolio spans the globe including; BBC, Discovery Channel, Green Peace & The Egyptian Tourism Ministry.

 

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Tentsile Tree Tent

$90 per night*

Book Fort Cross | Book Laguna Mountain

Our versatile & groundbreaking Tentsile Tree Tent is a marvel in design. This comfortable outdoor shelter keeps you elevated above inhospitable terrain, insects, snakes & other creepy crawlies. The Stingray Tree Tent is our flagship three-person model made with a spacious, triple hammock interior that keeps campers separated & comfortable, & a rip-resistant durable micro-mesh that shields you overhead. The tent is accessed via a floor hatch with rope ladder in the center & a large front door. The elegant structure comprises an adjustable frame of 2.5 tonne webbing straps & is enclosed in a PU-coated waterproof polyester fabric fly. The webbing frame is held in tension at each of the three anchor points with ratchets. The micro-mesh material stays surprisingly taut & firm under weight. It can withstand up to 880lbs. The rainfly enclosure guards against the elements—which also forms a shaded are below & wind breaking thermal buffer once pegged to the ground. We have tree tents for couples and single glampers. Your tree tent comes with sleeping pads, single or double sleeping bag, pillow, & light.

* Rate for 2 people. $25 per night per additional person. $50 cleaning fee.

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Stout Bell Tent

$150 per night*

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We really set out to create a new standard for outdoor hospitality with our bell tent. Our plush & cozy bell tent was designed with the ultimate comfort in mind! It comes with a therapeutic queen mattress, pillows, linens, comforter, bedside tables, plush carpets & floor pillows, ambient lighting, chairs & can fit up to 4 people. The tent is ideal for families. It also comes with a safe & portable propane heater that keeps the tent nice and warm even during the coldest nights. The tents are completely snow and rain proof and also have ventilation windows for summer months with bug guard. The canonical shape deflects winds and leaves no place for rain or snow to gather. Stout Tents are the highest quality tent on the market & we've hosted dozens of groups with nothing but positive reviews about the experience.

* Rate for a family of 4-5 people. $50 cleaning fee.

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