Enjoy the comfort of premium transportation as we set out at 8:30a from Phoenix towards the Grand Canyon. We’ll stop for a picnic lunch (as well as on-the-road snacks) in Sedona, explore the city, and hike the short Devil’s Bridge Trail. Then, it’s on to the Grand Canyon where we’ll arrive and set up camp. Then settle in with new friends for dinner and a relaxing campfire.
After a hearty breakfast, the park is yours to explore. If self exploration is your thing, grab a buddy and hit the trails. Want to explore the inside of the canyon? Try your hand at Bright Angel or South Kaibab Trails as we set out to explore the canyon in self-guided small groups. Then, we’ll enjoy some relaxation with plenty of photos on our memory cards and day 1 in the books. It’s dinner and campfire time.
Wake up to the small of fresh coffee, and get ready for another exciting day of adventure. We’ll head out on a group hike to explore the rim of the Grand Canyon. This is an accessible hike that will be more about sightseeing than excursion. In the mood to try something else? Feel free to grab a friend and find your way to one of the many epic areas of the park with a bag lunch in hand. In the evening, we’ll enjoy the glow of the fire, and maybe some stargazing!
After refueling with your favorite breakfast items, it’s off to the highest part of this Grand Canyon adventure. We’ll climb the Desert View Watchtower for sweeping views of the area. Want to explore more of Grand Canyon National Park or relax around camp instead? That’s A-OK. The trip to the Dessert View Watchtower is optional. After a big day of adventuring or relaxing, it’s time for dinner and relaxing by the fire — another epic day in the books.
Wake up will be a little earlier today so we can enjoy breakfast together and break down camp. Then it’s time to pack up and head back towards Phoenix. On the way, we’ll scope out the beauty of Desert View Drive and get a few more photos before the trip is over. We’ll be back in Phoenix by 5p.
"Mendel and his crew have created something special with this. It manages to be thrilling, adventurous, inclusive and safe all at the same time. I had a blast and I can't wait for my next geek adventure." - Cameron Cutler
All tickets include rental of everything you need to comfortably tent camp:
Breakfast – Scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, pancakes or potatoes, coffee / tea
Lunch – Cold cut or peanut butter sandwich, fresh fruit and veggies, chips, soda
Dinner – Foil packs (hamburger, fresh veggies), yellow seasoned rice, soda, dessert: S’mores
"I never wanted this event to end because it felt like the beginnings of some really excellent friendships. Hiking, sitting around a bonfire, laughing and eating with everyone was amazing and inclusive." - Jackie M.
Solo travelers are welcome and will be roomed in shared accommodations based on gender preferences (if you'd like to be roomed with a companion, select a shared ticket and let us know your friend's name after registration). If there are no shared accommodations available, no additional fee will be charged as a single supplement. If you are a solo traveler and prefer to guarantee accommodations without a roommate, please select 'single occupancy'.
"I loved the atmosphere of professionals getting together to decompress. Even though we were from different backgrounds, we all share a love of nature and nerdom!" - Alicia from Phoenix, AZ
No way! While there are many people in tech related industries that attend, people from academia, sciences, property management, and other industries also attend. Everyone has one thing in common, though -- they want to disconnect from the daily grind (and technology).
Geek Adventures trips are normally about 50/50 people identifying as female/male. No matter how you identify, you are always welcome.
We've had participants from all over North America and Europe and expect to see more geographical diversity from attendees in the future. International trips tend to see a larger international turnout than United States domestic trips.
Geek Adventures started operations in 2016 and has been creating experiences for geeks ever since.
While all participants are encouraged to room with others during the trip, sometimes people prefer to room by themselves for a variety of reasons. If you're one of those people, please get in touch and we can work out an accommodation.
If you're a couple traveling together, we'll make sure you're bunking together. If you're a solo traveler, we make rooming assignments based on your preference, and then based on complementary interests from the intake survey. You will never be placed in a mixed gender sleeping arrangement unless you've indicated you're ok with it.
Here's a sample from previous attendee registration forms -- human connection, decompression, new friendships, inspiring conversations, networking, great conversations, awesome people disconnected from the world, explore new places.
Unless specifically noted, trips are designed for attendees 21+. Hiking with Geeks, the free local hiking groups around North America are designed for attendees 18+ or younger children when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Not exactly... we realize mobile phones are needed for safety and picture taking, we just ask that during an event, you try to disconnect as much as possible from the other stuff. Example: If you normally read on your phone, bring a book instead. If you normally play games on your phone, pick up a game at the event and play in person! You'll be happy you did.
All events are BYOB. Alcohol is allowed, and sharing is encouraged. We've found that cans are far easier to take on adventures than bottles, so please plan accordingly.
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