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Trek the Canyons USA – Explore the Grand Canyon!

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Trek the Canyons USA – Explore the Grand Canyon!

October 6, 2018 - October 13, 2018

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The American South-West is renowned for its National Parks, offering colourful desert, spectacular rock formations, deep canyons – and unforgettable adventure! The Grand Canyon is an undisputed highlight; at 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and up to one mile deep, this Natural Wonder of the World is a sight on many wish-lists. We spend two days in the Grand Canyon before moving on to Zion National Park, less well-known than its famous neighbour, but packed with breath-taking and challenging landscapes for trekkers. We finish with a celebration in energetic Las Vegas, which couldn’t contrast more with the natural beauty we have been immersed in!

Day 1: London – Phoenix

Depart London bound for Phoenix, capital of Arizona. Transfer to hotel, have dinner and relax! Night hotel.

Day 2: Phoenix – Sedona – Grand Canyon

Breakfast and a detailed trip briefing.

Drive north through the Sonoran Desert. (After approx 2 hours) arrive in Sedona. Spend the rest of the day walking the Oak Creek Canyon

Meet back at vehicles and transfer to the campground near the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Night camp.

Day 3: Grand Canyon

Descend into the Grand Canyon! Depending on conditions and group pace we may continue to Plateau Point, where the Colorado River can be viewed.

Return with the steep climb to the Rim, pausing to find rock art created by Havasupai Indians hundreds of years ago.

Night camp.

Day 4: Grand Canyon – Zion National Park

Early breakfast and break camp. Descend once more into the depths of the Grand Canyon for a shorter trek come to the Ooh-Ahh Point, then through to Cedar Ridge. Return to the Rim then leave the Grand Canyon for the National Park.

En route a walk over Jurassic-era sand at Horseshoe Bend.

Night camp.

Day 5: Zion National Park

Zion National Park is known for its wide open spaces and spectacular deep, narrow ‘slot’ canyons. Today is a steady climb up the slopes of Mt Baldy and through the deep gorge of Echo Canyon. Enjoy your last night of camping under the clear Utah skies.

Night camp.

Day 6: Zion National Park – Las Vegas

The last day is tackling The Narrows. You walk upstream, often wading through shallow water. The going can be strenuous at times as mossy boulders and water channels are to be negotiated.

Returning to the trailhead and vehicles, you will cross into Nevada and arrive in Las Vegas. Here you are free to relax and explore

Night hotel – Dinner not included

Day 7: Depart Las Vegas

Transfer to the airport for international flight home.

Lunch not included if not in-flight

Day 8

Arrive London

There is an opportunity to extend your stay with the event organisers

Further information can be found HERE

Dates & Prices:

3rd – 10th March 2018 or 6th – 13th October 2018*

Registration: £499

Minimum Fundraising amount: £ 4150

Self – funded option: £Registration + £1850 + fundraising / sponsorship

*Prices may increase slightly from those advertised for this date

What’s included?

  • All transport from London to Phoenix / Las Vegas return
  • All meals (except 2 where specified in itinerary)
  • Accommodation
  • Camping equipment (except sleeping bag)
  • Group leader
  • Doctor (15 or more participants)
  • Local Guides
  • Drivers
  • Cooks
  • Back up equipment with local support
  • Entrance to National Parks as per itinerary

Whats NOT included?

  • Two meals ( Day 6- Dinner at hotel & Day 7- lunch at airport)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal spending money, souvenirs or drinks
  • Tips for local support crew
  • Inbound airport departure Tax (none at time of writing)
  • Fees for optional sites
  • Airline Taxes (capped to £250.00 max)
  • Any applicable surcharges as per terms & conditions of trip organisers

 

 

Details

Start:
October 6, 2018
End:
October 13, 2018
Website:
http://www.rainbowcentre.org/?post_type=tribe_events&p=10037&preview=true

Venue

Grand Canyon
United States

Organizer

The Rainbow Centre