If you're trying to find a way to escape the hot weather, want to experience some of the great outdoors, or have a general thirst for adventure, then Grand Canyon rafting could be your calling. Float tours are available daily inside the Grand Canyon National Park. These are some tours that you don't want to miss out on.
There's only time to run one river tour every day, so that means they're in high demand. You can choose from the float tour only, or you could even add on some extra touring to make the experience even more special.
The basic bus tour will take you straight down into the Glen Canyon Dam, but if you're searching for more, then you can purchase a ticket which includes an airplane and 4×4 Jeep tour. This tour takes you through stunning landmarks like the Horseshoe Bend. There will be plenty of photo opportunities, and you'll be marveling at the landscape way before you even step onto the raft.
River Raft Touring
The Colorado River carves its way through the Grand Canyon, and for your trip, you will travel along over 15 miles of it. The river also takes you through Horseshoe Bend, and it will stop at picturesque landing spots along the way. There is lunch included with the package, and on one of the stops you can even enter the secret canyon at Petroglyph Beach. Here you can connect with the energy of the ancient settlers, before you get back to the excitement of Grand Canyon rafting.
The rafts can hold up to 19 passengers, and they're built for adventure. The trip follows some relatively smooth sections of the Colorado River, and there are no dangerous white waters to navigate. That means that the tour is child-friendly, so don't hesitate to bring the whole family along. The large rafts mean that if you're bringing extended family, or even if you're planning something like a company team building, then you can all be accommodated on the same day. Just make sure that you book early!
You should come prepared for your tour, taking into account the fact that you will be outside all day. Bring a waterproof bag where you can keep a change of clothes, and any snacks and accessories. Make sure you bring some extra bottled water too. Don't forget to apply sunscreen at appropriate times throughout the day, and try to wear lightweight clothing that covers up as much as possible, and bring a wide brimmed hat. The sun can get seriously intense inside the Grand Canyon National Park.
I love Grand Canyon rafting because these float tours are run by expert guides, who really help to bring out the best of the area. They know the water like no one else, and they will tell you about the history of all the landmarks and points of interest.
Book your tour as early as you can, and make sure that you book online. Don't forget that there are two options available, so if you are on a tight budget, opt for the bus ride down to the Canyon. However, if you can make the stretch for the airplane and 4×4 tour, then you won't regret it.
The Grand Canyon is a special place that allows for some experiences that can't be beat. Supercharge your summer with a trip to the Canyon and a day out on a Colorado River float tour.