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On the Road: Arizona’s Gems – Grand Canyon, Route 66, Native American Art and Desert Landscapes

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Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
Discover the Southwest’s best-kept secrets as you journey from Arizona’s cultural heart to little-seen highways, byways, river ways, desert vistas, Old Route 66 and remote western Grand Canyon. Step into a desert extraordinaire in Phoenix’ Desert Botanical Garden and experience Wickenburg’s cowboy culture in its Desert Caballeros Museum. Travel along the longest intact stretch of the Mother Road and end your adventure with a helicopter flight into the Grand Canyon for a Colorado River raft trip


• Step inside Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West.
• Establish a benchmark for the native peoples of Arizona, both prehistoric and modern, at the famed Heard Museum in Phoenix.
• On the Hualapai Indian Reservation, raft the Colorado River in the canyon depths, arriving via a dramatic helicopter flight.

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Hiking up to one mile on level, rolling and sometimes rocky terrain.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Scottsdale, 2 nights; van to Wickenburg, 1 night; van to Peach Springs, 3 nights; van to Scottsdale lodging or Phoenix airport for departure.

Coordinated by Northern Arizona University.

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6 nights of accommodations
18 meals: 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips


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