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A Grand Adventure - The Grand Canyon

Sonoran Desert  |  Red Rocks of Sedona  |  Walnut Canyon

Hosted By

Alex Stratikis

Virtual Social Meetups
Physical Preparation Course

November 5 - 10, 2024

Just 8 Young Adults & University Students

from: $2998USD a person 

SAVE $300

Sign Up Before July 31th

First Come, First Served


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"I'm a twenty-something travel writer, blogger, and consultant. With 65 countries under my belt, I've collected experiences and stories like rare gems. My passion lies in sharing them to all who'll listen. Oh, and by the way, I've also got the unique perspective of navigating this world as an individual on the autism spectrum."

About Alex...

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We Live In A Neurodiverse World!

Come Explore It With Me.

Your Autism Adventures Abroad's journey with me begins at America's Grand Canyon...

Learn More...


Discover the Ultimate Adventure Experience for Neurodiverse Individuals!

At Divergent Adventures, we didn't just invent travel adventures for students, adults, and families affected by neurodiversity – we perfected them! As the first and one of the only companies worldwide to create and operate adventure travel trips designed specifically for adult neurodiverse individuals, we're breaking barriers and opening up a world of possibilities.

Autism Adventures Abroad, owned and operated by an autistic adult, is leading the charge to encourage young autistic adults to live and travel independently. Founder Alex Stratikis shares his personal journey, insights, hints, tips, and practical advice, offering a unique perspective from the spectrum.

Join us on an epic adventure to Arizona and The Grand Canyon, specially designed for autistic adult travelers. Our program focuses on support, mentoring, confidence-building, and self-reliance. We teach, you learn. We organize, you participate. We tell bad jokes, you laugh anyway. We provide the fun adventure, you explore!

Experience the thrill of adventure travel like never before. "Come Adventure With Us!"

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Red Rock Country, Walnut Canyon, Route 66 & Arizona High Country

Adult and University Students' Adventure

On this 6-Day/5-Night adventure, Mesa, AZ is the starting point. We'll journey through the Sonoran Desert on the Beeline to Northern Arizona and the Grand Canyon. Winding our way back to "The Valley," we'll hit some famous and not-so-famous sites and experience Arizona in a way that few visitors do. Walk, hike, explore, sightsee, eat, and share life skills-building experiences with like-minded neurodiverse adults. Alex Knows The Way!

1. Travel with Alex Stratikis and forge bonds with a tight-knit group of like-minded individuals. Only 8 spots are available, so secure your place now to virtually train and bond with your soon-to-be adventure buddies before diving into the wonders of Arizona together.

2. Brace yourself for an expedition to three natural wonders boasting jaw-dropping geological marvels and ancient historical treasures. From the rugged red rocks of Sedona to conquering the legendary South Kaibab Trail in the Grand Canyon, and exploring the enigmatic ruins of Wupatki, every step promises thrills and discovery.

3. Immerse yourself in a sensory feast as you traverse vast landscapes, listen to the symphony of rushing waters, bask in the warmth of the desert sun, and marvel at the kaleidoscope of colors and shapes around you.

4. Amidst the hustle and bustle of college and adult life, find solace in the serenity of quiet corners for moments of introspection and rejuvenation. It's the perfect opportunity to recharge and realign.

5. Answer the call of the wild and seize the chance to explore the great outdoors on foot. Embrace the challenges, push your limits, and revel in the sense of accomplishment that comes with conquering nature's playground. Adventure beckons – are you ready to answer?

Eligible participants are required to participate in the

Divergent Adventures virtual pre-trip virtual Adventure Learning Center & Prep Course

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Adventure Dates

Nov. 5 - 10, 2024

8 Adult Guests/Participants

$2998 a person
SAVE $300 if booked by July 31th
Final Price: $2698 a person

6-Day/5-Night Adventure

No Special Equipment or Gear
Fully Guided. All-Incl
usive. No Extra Fees

$500/Person Deposit Required With Acceptance. Airfare Not Included. 

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2024 Grand Canyon and Northern Arizona Adventure
Divergent Adventure Course - Arizona Itinerary

​Please note that We make every effort to provide the experience described in the itinerary with the understanding that some things may change.

Adventure Itinerary 


Nov. 5 – Phoenix Sky Harbor/Mesa (After 4:00 pm).

•Arrive in Phoenix

•Transfer to hotel

•Welcome Pizza Party & Orientation

Overnight Mesa


Nov. 6 – Mesa - Beeline to Sedona – Grand Canyon

  • Breakfast

  • Depart Phoenix for Montezuma Castle National Monument

  • Sedona Heritage Museum. (Time Permitting).

  • Lunch in Sedona. 

  • Grand Canyon Park Visitor’s Center, Mather Point Orientation.

  • Dinner – Welcome Dinner - Grand Canyon.

Overnight Grand Canyon


Nov. 7 – Grand Canyon – Northern AZ

Fewer than 1% of all Grand Canyon visitors ever set foot on a trail below its rim. You'll become a member of the 1% Club! 

Overnight Flagstaff


Nov. 8 –  Flagstaff – Walnut Canyon - Sedona

  • Breakfast 

  • Walnut Canyon

  • Geocaching

  • Lunch Flagstaff 

  • Buffalo Park - Free Time To Explore. Geocaching

  • Sightseeing Red Rock Country.

  • Dinner – Sedona.

Overnight Sedona – (1 Night of 2)



Nov. 9 – Sedona – Red Rock State Park

  • Breakfast 

  • Red Rock State Park – Up to a 3-mile self-guided walk.

  • Visit Cathedral Rock - Picnic Lunch 

  • Afternoon Sightseeing.

  • Tlaquepaque Visit, Farewell Dinner – Sedona

Overnight Sedona (2 Night of 2)



Nov. 10 – Sedona – Arcosanti - Airport

  • Breakfast.

  • Travel Lunch - On Own.

  • ​Visit Frank Lloyd Wright-designed, Arcosanti Commune 

  • Arrive at Sky Harbor International (2:00 pm).


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2024 Grand Canyon and Northern Arizona Adventure

Divergent Adventure Course - Arizona Itinerary


Your Adventure Includes:

Pre-Adventure Virtual Adventure Learning Center Course. (1.5 hours X 4 Sessions).

While in Arizona, Your Adventure Includes: 

  • Adventure Host and Guide. Divergent Adventures hosts and guides are seasoned educators and Divergent Adventure travel professionals trained to lead each trip. They stay with the group throughout the itinerary. 

  • Special Adventure Courses throughout the itinerary include Geocaching, Trail Map Navigation, and Physical Activities.

  • 6-Day/5-Night Guided Adventure.

  • 5-Nights Hotel Accommodations per the itinerary. (2-Participants Per Room)*

  • Meals per the itinerary: Breakfast-5, Lunch-4, Dinner-5. +Travel Snacks, Selected Beverages.

  • Group Transportation throughout the itinerary.

  • Access and entrance fees to museums, historical and cultural sites, and parks as listed in the day-to-day itinerary.

  • Detailed “Know Before You Go” information includes recommended websites, reading lists, packing lists, what to bring, weather, and more.

  • 4 Virtual Adventure Preparation Courses to get you ready for your experience.

*Single Rooms Available (extra charge) | Airfare NOT included.

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and the
Divergent Adventure Development Team*

In Association With

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