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trek Grand Canyon for Action Cancer

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DAY 1

Arrive Las Vegas

We arrive into Las Vegas and are transferred to our hotel by our local team. This evening we have an orientation meeting, where we will be briefed on the challenge ahead and ensure that everyone is completely prepared.

DAY 2

Colorado River - 9.5 km

Boulder City lies by the incredible Lake Mead and this morning we drive east for an acclimatisation hike to the Colorado River through beautiful White Rock Canyon. It is a 5km trek through this spectacular volcanic canyon to a lovely beach. The basalt cliffs rise abruptly around you and at times the canyon narrows to less than 10 meters wide. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the river before hiking back to the vans. It is then on to our Inn near Peach Springs just on the historic Route 66. Tonight we enjoy a sunset dinner before preparing for the rest of the challenge near Peach Springs, AZ and Route 66.

DAY 3

Supai Village & Havasu Falls - 16 km

An early breakfast at the hotel will precede our departure for the Hualapai Hilltop and the start of our journey. This trail represents the only land access to Supai Village, home to the Havasupai tribe. The hike begins at 1,645 metres and descends, before leveling off in a beautiful red sandstone canyon. After 13 kilometres of hiking and a descent of 600 metres, we arrive at the Supai Village, where the Havasupai Indians have made their home for many centuries. Historically they hunted and gathered on the upper plateau during the winter months before moving into the canyon for the spring and summer, where they tended to their gardens. The Supai village now boasts a small café, post office, school, church, clinic, police station, and a general store. All this without access by vehicle! A further 3 kilometres brings us to Havasu Campground. Amenities include picnic tables, spring water, and port-o-let toilets. A spectacular dinner and exploration of nearby Havasu Falls will round off the day.

DAY 4

Havasu Canyon - 11 km

Today we will begin our exploration of one of the most beautiful places on the planet! The enchanting turquoise waters of the creek and the breathtaking waterfalls of the canyon are a tropical paradise and a true anomaly in the southwest desert. Our Hike today involves creek-crossings, climbing in and out of gorges and plenty of scrambling around. Plenty of Action including swimming and jumping from some of the falls. Once the group has had the chance to appreciate the full grandeur of the canyon we will make our way back to camp for a delicious dinner!

DAY 5

Mooney and Beaver Falls - 11 km

We visit Rock Falls and stop at Little Navajo Falls for lunch with the inevitable quick dip. The afternoon offers exploration of Carbonate Canyon and the mine and if we have enough energy then we trek an old trail with views of Havasu Falls. For our final evening we will relax in the shade of spreading cottonwoods while enjoying our last back-country dinner.

DAY 6

Las Vegas - 16 km

For the last day of our amazing challenge, we leave the magic scenery of the canyon behind as we have a tough, but exhilarating trek back up to the canyon’s rim. Once at the top, we will be met by our vehicles and transferred back to Las Vegas with a side trip to the Hoover Dam. Tonight we will celebrate our achievements with a Vegas-style gala dinner!

DAY 7

Overnight Flight to UK

Today we have the day free to enjoy the sights and sounds of Las Vegas. In the afternoon we transfer to the airport for our return flight to the UK.

DAY 8

Arrive Dublin

On arrival into the UK, we catch our connecting flight to Dublin.

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