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Program #2805RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Start of Program
Sep 20, 2013
Scottsdale Cottonwood Resort and Suites. Check in after 3:00 PM. On site registration at the resort lobby from 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM.
You will be staying at the Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort and Suites that night.
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Nearest city or town: Phoenix, AZ
Nearest highway: I-10, US 60.
Nearest airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor International

End of Program
Sep 26, 2013
Return to Scottsdale with drop offs at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport by 1:00 PM followed by drop offs at starting hotel by 1:30 PM.
You will be staying at the Marble Canyon Lodge the night before.
Location: Departures
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Twenty five acre resort green landscaped on the Sonora Desert at the foot of Camelback Mountain in uptown Scottsdale, AZ.

Contact info:
6160 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85253 USA
phone: 480-991-1414
web: www.scottsdalecottonwoods.com

Room amenities: Plush top mattress, separate vanity area, mini refrigerator, coffee and tea station, work desk, wifi, whitewashed wood beamed ceilings, safes in every room, microwaves available in suites or upon request.

Facility amenities: Fitness center, 2 outdoor pools, 2 outdoor whirlpool spas, tennis courts, shuffleboard, jogging, fitness and nature trails, hammocks. Borgata Shopping Center steps away, Scottsdale Fashion Square, largest mall in the Southwest, two miles south.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Seasonal
Rates vary widely; winter/spring is peak season with rates from $150 - $250/night.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Type: Lodge

Description: Historic Lodge, first opened in 1927. All original rock masonry structures are still in use today with additional lodging facility and restaurant area added since. Many walking and hiking possibilities originate right on the lodge property.

Contact info:
Highway 89A at Lees Ferry Junction
Marble Canyon, AZ 86036 USA
phone: 928-355-2225
Room amenities: Cable TV and air-conditioning.

Facility amenities: Trading post; gas station; market; post office; guest laundry on site.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights after: Call for rates.
Early arrivals not recommended for participants utilizing shuttle service due to extremely limited schedule.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
18 meals: 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips


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