Rafting The Grand Canyon-sorpack

Travel-and-Leisure Are you interested in going rafting in the Grand Canyon but don’t want to do a white-water trip? Consider taking a float tour. These one-day, no-rapids trips are perfect for the entire family and provide you with a way to experience the canyon from top to bottom! Begin from Grand Canyon National Park and Tusayan, AZ, the town just outside the Park’s main gate. Transport to Glen Canyon Dam is by bus or airplane. At Page, AZ, you’ll drive through a two-mile tunnel to the river at the base of the dam. Here you’ll come aboard an enormous, motorized rubber pontoon boat and commence upon a beautiful 15-mile smooth-water tour down the world-famous Colorado River. First up is incredible Horseshoe Bend, a landmark on the river know for it’s red sandstone and blue waters. Further along you’ll pull out on a remote sandy beach and take a guided walk to a rock wall to see ancient petroglyphs made by Native Americans. Curious about the fantastic landscape your are seeing? Ask your professional river guide. These individuals are a font of information and are more than happy to share their knowledge about the area’s sandstone cliffs, it’s blue-green travertine waters, and the abundant wildlife that make this pristine riparian area their home. Expect to spend about 2.5 hours on this rafting trip with a break midway for lunch before continuing down the homestretch for iconic Lee’s Ferry. It’s here where you’ll step into a luxury, air-conditioned motor coach and make your way back to the South Rim. On the way, you’ll views of the famous Painted Desert as you pass through a real Navajo Indian reservation. There’s also a stop at the Cameron Trading Post where you can purchase authentic Indian handicrafts. These 1-day rafting trips operate from April to November and last an entire day. Departure time is always in the morning. The actual river float is less than three hours. Summer, which runs from May through September, is hot. I strongly recommend you pack a tube of sunscreen. Bring a brimmed hat and a light, long-sleeved shirt. If you plan to jump in the water, bring a swimsuit. Each raft is stocked with free water and juice to keep you hydrated. One day rafting tours come with everything including a guide, park fees, motor coach or airplane transportation to and from Page, AZ, and free hotel shuttle to accommodations in Tusayan and Grand Canyon Village. Arrangements can be made to be picked up at Grand Canyon Airport, too. Rafting packages that include bus transport are the most affordable and start around $170 per person. The airplane option will run each person about $329 each. Shop the Internet for the absolute best price. After constantly researching the Web, I now regularly find deals that save travelers up to 35 percent. Some consumers are still wary of using the Internet for travel bookings. Don’t be. I buy all my river rafting tours online and I’ve never had any problems. To really understand the Grand Canyon is to go below the rim and ride the river. You don’t have to conquer Class 5 rapids to get this done. Just hop a bus or board a plane and make the trek upstream to the Colorado River’s more calm waters. Put your feet in the water. Relax and observe the condors soar. Head for the banks and look at ancient Indian art. There is no rush. This is a smooth water float excursion, and it’s going to be the high point of your vacation. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: