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Thu 19 Sep - Fri 27 Sep 2019

In association with Harrods in aid of NSPCC

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Day 1, Thu 19 Sep 2019

International departure from London

It’s finally time for your long-awaited departure to the USA. Wave goodbye to friends and family, before you board the flight and embark upon your challenge!

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Day 2, Fri 20 Sep 2019

Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park

Rise and shine for an early morning start to hike White Tank Mountain Regional Park. This local park offers beautiful desert and mountain scenery. Cactus, elusive wildlife and a Native American history, make this a spectacular destination. The park has multiple trails of varying length and difficulty which will make a good first trek of 4-6 hours for the group. After the trek, transfer by minibus to Grand Canyon National Park where you’ll get your first stunning views of the Grand Canyon.

Accommodation: Camping

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Day 3, Sat 21 Sep 2019

Grand Canyon to Monument Valley

Up early in the morning, you’ll have more spectacular views of the Grand Canyon. You then continue to Monument Valley, the scenic and spiritual heart of the Navajo nation with sweeping desert vistas as you travel. Upon arrival to the Monument Valley visitor centre mid-afternoon, you will hike 4 miles approx. on gravel and soft sand loop track along the valley, where you’ll gain an unrivalled introduction to this sacred place.  Back at the van, gather your overnight kit and then explore this incredible array of monoliths and rock formations on a 4x4 backroads tour with a local Navajo guide, learning all about the magical landscape and people of this rich Anasazi Indian culture that inhabited the region more than 600 years ago. After dinner, settle into the rustic campsite near the Hogan (a traditional Navajo hut of logs and earth) and learn more about the fascinating Navajo culture form your local guides around the campfire and under a sky full of stars.

Accommodation: Camping

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Day 4, Sun 22 Sep 2019

Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon

Another early start this morning. After breaking camp, you’ll be picked up from the campsite near the Hogan and transported to a spot to watch the sunrise where your vista will be awash with ever-changing colours. From here you will travel on to the picnic area for an early breakfast and then on to Monument Valley visitor centre to meet the vans. Take in last views of the iconic sandstone mesa’s and arches as you make your way to the next stunning destination, Bryce Canyon National Park. 

Accommodation: Camping

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Day 5, Mon 23 Sep 2019

Bryce Canyon National Park

Another early start for your trek in Bryce Canyon National Park. This park is famous for it's amphitheatre of hoodoos, unique rock formations resulting from wind, rain and snow erosion. Your first panoramic view will also be your trekking destination as you descend into a maze of wonderfully coloured hoodoos. After our 4-6 hour trek, you will head to Zion National Park, a wonder of red rocks and high canyon walls.

Accommodation: Camping

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Day 6, Tue 24 Sep 2019

Zion National Park

Today you will head into Zion National Park after a drive of about an hour. Our destination will be the Observation Point Trail. This is one of our longest treks, with an iconic view of Zion Canyon below as a reward. After the trek you’ll have time to see more sites in the canyon on smaller hikes or to relax and take in the view from below. You'll return to camp for your final night of camping.

Accommodation: Camping

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Day 7, Wed 25 Sep 2019

Transfer to Las Vegas

After early breakfast and breaking down camp, it’s time to say goodbye to the desert and head to the world’s most exciting party city: Las Vegas. Hardly the most natural of landscapes, you can still expect to come face-to-face with exploding volcanoes, pirate ships, dancing fountains and – of course – world-famous casinos. You’ll have free time for shopping and sightseeing before toasting your achievements over a final team celebration dinner in the city that never sleeps.

There is an option, at your expense, to enjoy an entertaining limo tour of some of the city’s more iconic highlights including Freemont Street, the Las Vegas sign and the famous Strip.

Accommodation: Hotel

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Day 8, Thu 26 Sep 2019

Depart Las Vegas

Today there is one last opportunity to enjoy Vegas’ myriad of delights and potentially nurse sore heads. Make sure you make it back to the hotel for the transfer early this evening. As you wave goodbye to the Nevada desert, it’s time to head back home to share this incredible experience with friends and family.

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Day 9, Fri 27 Sep 2019

Arrive UK

We arrive back as victors on home soil. From here it’s a heartfelt goodbye to your new friends and trekking partners.

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