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A Grand Adventure - The Grand Canyon

Sonoran Desert  |  Red Rocks of Sedona  |  Walnut Canyon

Hosted By

Alex Stratikis

4-Week Virtual Training Course (Included)

November 5 - 10, 2024

Just 8 Young Adults & University Students

from: $2998USD a person 

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"I'm a twenty-something travel writer, blogger, and consultant. With 62 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...

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Divergent Adventures didn't invent "travel adventures" for students, adults, and families affected by neurodiversity. We perfected them!


We are the first and one of the only companies to create and operate adventure travel trips specifically designed for adult neurodiverse individuals.

Here's how the adventure works...

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We have created a special adventure travel itinerary for younger adult travelers to Arizona and the Grand Canyon. The 6-day/5-night all-inclusive trip is hosted by Alex Stratikis and guided by a member of the Divergent Adventure team, this November 5-10, 2024. 


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 College-aged students enroll in 4 or10 week Adventure Ed Courses through a school they attend.


Students acquire life-skills they will use to successfully complete the course that ends with an exciting adventure to a special destination.


Gamification, social interaction, and outdoors activities like geocaching, walking, and hiking are a part of the learning process and set the stage for this student-only adventure. 

Red Rock, Sunset Crater & Wupatki Ruin, Route 66 & Sedona

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 successfully complete the

Divergent Adventures virtual pre-trip 4-week Adventure Education Course

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Adventure Dates

Nov. 5 - 10, 2024

8 Guests/Participants

4 Virtual ZOOM Training Sessions
1.5 hours/week.


7-Day / 6-Night Adventure

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

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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

•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.

  • 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 

  • Dinner – Sedona.

Overnight Sedona – (1 Night of 2)



Nov. 9 – Sedona – Red Rock State Park

  • Breakfast – The Coffee Pot Restaurant. 

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

  • Visit Cathedral Rock - Picnic Lunch 

  • Afternoon Airport Mesa 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 4-Week Virtual Adventure Learning Center Course. 

Includes Both Parents w/one joining the Arizona Adventure. (Details listed separately from this itinerary).

While in Arizona, Your Adventure Includes: 

  • Adventure Host, Guide, and Educator. Divergent Adventures hosts and guides are masters-level or higher professional educators,  behavior analysts, and certified autism travel professionals. They stay with the group throughout the itinerary. Depending upon size, they frequently drive the group.

  • Adventure Learning Course throughout the itinerary.

  • 6-Day/5-Night 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.

This Divergent Adventure trip DOES NOT include:

  • All international and domestic airfares.

  • Arrival and Departure Airport Transfers and all transfers outside of the itinerary schedule.

  • All items of a personal nature, including alcoholic beverages and shopping.

  • All passport and visa application fees, vaccination, and medical consulting fees.

  • Additional hotel stays pre- or post-scheduled itinerary.

  • Early check-in or late check-out of rooms.

  • Discounts/Refunds on any unused portion of the tour.

  • Travel Insurance.

  • Anything not expressly stated in the itinerary or on the inclusion list above.


*Single Rooms Available (extra charge)

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Divergent Adventure Development Team*

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