Best 1 Day Grand Canyon Rafting Package


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Lots of Grand Canyon rafting tours out there. But what if you don't want a multi-day trip? Or one that skips the class 5 rapids? Then consider a float tour. This informative article explains...

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Best 1 Day Grand Canyon Rafting Package

  1. 1. Best 1 Day Grand Canyon Rafting Package By Julie Rainier
  2. 2. Water Rafting - IntroductionIn search of the Grand Canyon rafting tour that has it all? Heresone which includes a smooth-water float tour, a backcountry Jeeptrip, and an airplane ride that will cover in a half-hour whatwould take days to discover on foot.
  3. 3. Water Rafting - PlanningThis seasonal getaway (runs from April to November)commences with an plane trip from the South Rims GrandCanyon Airport. The plane bears east where you will see TheNavajo Indian Reservation, Painted Desert, and the very stretchof Colorado River on which youll be floating.
  4. 4. Water Rafting - Jeep TourYou will deplane at Page, AZ, and switch to a 4x4 Jeep for abackcountry trip to celebrated Antelope Canyon, home to slotcanyons. These slim passages, a few of which scarcely let a groupwalk single-file between them, are made of wonderfullyweathered Navajo sandstone and are a photographers heaven.The Jeep then takes you to imposing Glen Canyon Dam, a 700-foot giant that imposes its will over the awesome Colorado River.Youll burrow through a two-mile access tunnel until you get tothe riverbank where youll board your professional-grade rubberpontoon boat.
  5. 5. Water Rafting - The RouteThe float ride goes to Horseshoe Bend, a fantastic "U" in the riverthat beautifully contrasts the rivers turquoise waters with theiridescent orange sandstone cliffs. Downstream, youll pull out ona sandy beach and have a quick walk to discover a set of oldpetroglyphs.Youll continue to pontoon on the Colorado River until you reachthe historic town of Lees Ferry, started by John D. Lee, who wasretained by the Mormon Church to run the ferry service so churchmembers could make their way south. Construction of NavajoBridge in 1928 shut down the ferry. Today, the town, whichconsists of an old fort and trading post, is the starting point formulti-day white-water trips.
  6. 6. Water Rafting - Lees FerryLees Ferry is also where youll transfer to a climate-controlledluxury coach and will be your mode of transport back to theNational Park. On the way, youll see from ground level what youcovered previously by air. Theres also a stop at Cameron TradingPost, which sells authentic Navajo Indian crafts.
  7. 7. Watyer Rafting - Things to BringDuring summer time, bring a lot of sun block and dress yourselfin loose-fitting clothes. In addition, I suggest a hat with a brim.Swimming is encouraged, so either wear your trunks at the get-goor have on your suit under your clothes. Stay hydrated bydrinking lots of water, which will be provided as part of the trip.
  8. 8. Water Rafting - River PilotsGreat guides make this tour remarkable. The airplane segmenthas a taped narration translated in 10 different languages. Yourriver guide understands the Colorado like the back of his handand is happy to expound on the areas geology and naturalhistory. Bus drivers are well versed on the fantastic scenery andpoints of interest you will be passing through on your way to theSouth Rim.
  9. 9. Water Rafting - PricingI find this float tour with airplane flight and bus trip to be amongthe best trip packages available at the South Rim. It is also pricedright. But smart travelers can usually get a much better deal ifthey acquire it on the web. Amazingly, I have seen it reduced byup to 35 percent.
  10. 10. This one-day smooth-water float tour is a wonderful way toexperience the Grand Canyon. Making it an even more fantasticpackage are the plane, jeep, and bus segments. Children ages fouryears and up can do it. And there are no rigorous fitnessrequirements. All you have to bring is your sense of adventure.Then prepare yourself for the greatest canyon experience of yourlife.More information: