Grand Canyon/Sedona Hiking Adventure

 

Ever dream of hiking the Grand Canyon?

Ready to experience the energy vortexes of Sedona?

Want to experience the ultimate adventure of a lifetime?

 

If you’re ready for an EPIC adventure, then this guided 6-day/5-night hiking tour is for you! It includes an overnight camping stay at the base of the Grand Canyon as well as visits to Sedona’s red rocks and energy sites, plus much much more. The views from the Grand Canyon rim are incredible, but the views once in the canyon are beyond belief. Hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon is guaranteed to be one of the most unique and memorable experiences of your life!

It’s all about getting outside of your comfort zone, living big and challenging yourself to achieve something truly EPIC!

Next trip: September 25-30, 2018 (full)

Ready to learn more?

Grand Canyon/Sedona Itinerary:

 

Day 1: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Flight – Toronto to Phoenix

Arrive at condo in Mesa, Arizona (approx. 20 min from airport)

 

Day 2: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Day of rest and relaxation by the pool

Option to go to old Scottsdale for tour & lunch

 

Day 3: Thursday, September 27, 2018

Early rise

Drive to Grand Canyon & take shuttle to South Kaibab trailhead

Hike down to Bright Angel Creek (approximately 12 kms)

Set up tent/campsite

Relax and soak feet in Bright Angel creek

Dinner and drink at Phantom Ranch (beef stew)

Overnight stay in the Grand Canyon (camping)

 

Day 4: Friday, September 28, 2018

Early rise & breakfast at Phantom Ranch

Hike out of the Canyon on Bright Angel trail (approx. 16 kms)

Drive to condo in Flagstaff/Sedona area

Rest, relax and overnight stay near Sedona

 

Day 5: Saturday, September 29, 2018

Visit energy vortexes, Buddha beach, Chapel of the Holy Cross and red rock formations

Drive back to Mesa condo

 

Day 6, Sunday, September 30, 2018 

Flight to Toronto & drive home

 

Please note that this is a tentative itinerary and can change based on several variables.

 

COST

Total cost of trip = $2,450

Included in trip

All ground transportation
All flights
All accommodations while in Arizona
All required back country permits & hiking equipment (light weight tent, mattress, sleeping bag, backpack, etc)
All food while below the Grand Canyon rim (snacks & meals at Phantom Ranch)

Not included: All restaurants (with the exception of Phantom Ranch which is included in price); stops along the way (ie: coffee shops, stores); Bandaids & moleskins, and extra costs based on unforeseeable circumstances

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required by July 15, 2018. Space is limited and spots will be reserved as first-come first-serve, based on when deposits are obtained (payment can be made by cheque or e-transfer). The full amount will be required 30 days before departure.

Passport information will also be required at this time, as well as a signed liability waiver.
Also note that you are responsible for your own travel/medical insurance. Most have this through their work and/or credit card company. If you do not, it can be purchased for you when flights are booked at an additional cost (usually less than $75 per person).

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
This is a backcountry hiking trip and will involve some “roughing it”. There is the choice between a 1-man and 2-man tent, however, all hotel/condo rooms are based on double occupancy. Therefore, if you don’t have a partner, you will have the option of being paired up or paying an additional fee. There are also plenty of air mattresses, sleeping bags and space for those who wish to sleep alone.

A list of items to bring will be sent to you at least 1 month prior to departure, but please get good hiking shoes immediately. You will need proper hiking shoes (not running shoes) that have some wiggle room in the toes but not too loose so that your feet shift around in them. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you break them in BEFORE your trip (put a minimum of 50 kms on them).

If you have questions, or would like more information about this exciting adventure, please contact me at 705-358-0551 or lleblanc@persona.ca

 

Contact me for more information at lise@liseleblanc.ca or 1-705-358-0551

My hiking/guiding experience:

I am an experienced and avid hiker, having hiked the Grand Canyon several times, the Chilkoot trail in Alaska, the Camino trail in Portugal & Spain, Mont Blanc in Switzerland/France & Italy, as well as many other less-known trails.

As your guide, I will provide you with all of the tips, tools and information to keep you safe while on this exciting adventure. It will be physically challenging and spiritually uplifting.

We will also be accompanied by my partner, Richard Putman who is also an experienced outdoorsman and survivalist. He has done several backcountry camping, canoeing and hiking trips, including the Grand Canyon.

 

Dare to step out of your comfort zone and take a journey into the unknown!