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Sonoran Desert & Grand Canyon Arizona, USA

Sonoran Desert  |  Red Rocks of Sedona  |  Walnut Canyon

Hosted By

Alex Stratikis

4-Week Virtual Training Course (Included)

November 5 - 10, 2024

Just 8 College Age Adults & University Students

from: $X,XXX a person 

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Alex Stratikis
Divergent Adventures Global Ambassador
and the
Divergent Adventure Development Team*

In Association With

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"I’m a 20-something travel blogger, Instagrammer, travel writer and blogger and I just happen to be autistic too."

About Alex...

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

College-age Adults and University Student Adventure

On this 7-Day/6-Night adventure, Mesa, AZ is the starting point. Grand Canyon is the centerpiece, and The Valley of the Sun is our home base to this Grand Canyon - Superstition Wilderness adventure. 

Top FIVE Reasons to Join This Adventure With Us!

1. New-found and like-minded friends and acquaintances. Just 8 participants are accepted. Virtually train and prepare together - then explore Arizona, the Grand Canyon State with new-found friends. 

2. THREE natural wonders with unique geological formations and ancient historical sites. Accept the challenge of hiking the red rocks of Sedona, Grand Canyon's South Kaibab Trail, and the extinct cinder cones of Sunset Crater. Explore the ancient cliff dwellings of Walnut Canyon, Montezuma's Castle, and the ruins of Wupatki. They're challenging but fun

3. Our entire adventure provides a sensory-rich environment. Vast open spaces, the sound of rushing water, the feel of the sun and desert breeze, and striking visual contrasts of colors and shapes. 

4. College and adult life can be busy and, at times, overwhelming. There are ample opportunities to find quiet spots away from the crowds for introspection and peaceful reflection. Recharge!

5. The outdoors is calling. Adventure awaits. Experience most of it on foot. Challenge yourself and feel the rewards of accomplishment. Seek Adventure; find yourself.

Eligible partaicipants are required to successfully complete the

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

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Adventure Dates

Nov. 5 - 11, 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 & Sonoran Desert 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 

Notes: This sample itinerary is a preliminary offering for consideration. This version is geared toward adult travel in set small-group departures. 

Day 1 - Arrive in Phoenix/Mesa - Pizza Dinner

Overnight - Mesa, AZ (D)

Day 2 - Scenic drive through the Sonoran Desert to the Grand Canyon

  • Afternoon in Grand Canyon National Park

  • Divergent Adventure Course - Problem Solving/Communications.

  • Orientation for Conquer The Canyon hike.


Overnight Grand Canyon (B,L,D)

Day 3 -  Grand Canyon - Conquer The Canyon 

  • South Kaibab Trail - Cedar Ridge - 3.1 miles

  • 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! 

  • Walnut Canyon Cliff Dwellings & Sedona.


Overnight Sedona (B,L,D)

Day 4 -- Sedona - Superstition Wilderness

  • Hike & Lunch in the world-famous Red Rocks of Sedona.

  • Divergent Adventure Course - Incorporating Sensory Experiences 

  • Open Air - Mesa - Chill in Mesa's Riverview Park - Afternoon at leisure. 

Overnight: Mesa (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Superstition Wilderness - Lost Dutchman

  • A day of hiking, an adventure desert jeep tour, and a visit to Goldfield Ghost Town.  

  • Divergent Adventure Course - Adventure Travel Application and Generalization.


Overnight Mesa - (B,L,D)


Day 6 - Exploring The Sornoran Desert & Southern Arizona

  • Travel across the Gila Indian Reservation to Marana in Southern Arizona. 

  • Hikes in Saguaro National Park

  • Visit Desert Museum. 

  • Divergent Adventure Course - Social Communication - using social stories and photographs to create memories and foster communication. 

Overnight – Mesa (B,L,D)

Day 7 - A morning in Mesa with time to reflect in beautiful Riverview Park - Depart For Airpot.

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Grand Canyon, Superstition Wilderness & Sonoran Desert Adventure Learning Course

Sessions and Adventure Beginning Fall 2024

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.

  • 7-Day/6-Night Adventure

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

  • Meals per the itinerary: Breakfast-6, Lunch-6, Dinner-6.

  • 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 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.

  • Optional tours.

  • Photographs or phone calls.

  • 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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