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BEGINS IN: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA

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Program #2803RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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
Oct 19, 2013
Hotel meeting room: registration at 4:30-5:15 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, I-17
Nearest airport: Sky Harbor Intl, Phoenix

End of Program
Oct 27, 2013
Phoenix Airport, 1:00 PM.
You will be staying at the GC South Rim Lodge the night before.
Location: Deaprtures
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 suits 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.

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: Just a quarter mile from the rim of the Grand Canyon in the heart of Grand Canyon Village. The village is the hub of Canyon activities for visitors from around the globe. In addition to many viewpoints of one of the world's geologic wonders, it provides restaurants, shops, museums, shuttles to other S. Rim viewpoints and trailheads.

Contact info:
Grand Canyon Village, AZ
Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023 USA
phone: 928-638-2631
web: www.grandcanyonlodges.com

Room amenities: TV, phone, clock radio, private bath.

Facility amenities: On site cafeteria and gift shop. Canyon shuttles pick up at the front of property. Near to coin op laundry and ATM. Refrigerators are available upon request for those participants who need them for medical reasons only.

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

Additional nights after: Seasonal.
Check welcome letter for rates. Note that room requests must be made to Lodge management company, Xanterra, in writing to secure the Road Scholar rate for extending your personal stay.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

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Included
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8 nights of accommodations
24 meals: 8 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips
1 Performances

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4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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