Spending 12.5 hours on the a Grand Canyon float tour allows its 22 passengers to discover 2 billion years of geological history through its varying rock formation, ancient petroglyphs and huge sandstones. This 15.5-mile adventure, which runs from March 1st until the end of November, shares interesting facts of how the magnificent terrain came to exist. Indeed, these trips are perfect for individuals who love photography, geology and nature.
It is so amazing how Nature was able to create and preserve such gift. Each passenger will be ecstatic to see the actual chronological events engraved in the cliffs and red sandstone rock. Every layer seems to tell a story with or without the supervision of the tour guide. It is practically a must see for any explorer, adventure or tourist that has the slightest interest in geology, art and nature.
There are two variations of this South Rim float trip. One uses a bus for transportation to Glen Canyon Dam in Page, AZ, while the other utilizes an airplane. The later tour is more expensive but it’s also more comprehensive because it comes with a Jeep 4×4 tour of Antelope Canyon. If you have the budget, I strongly suggest looking into this option.
The late explorer and scientist John Wesley Powell indeed discovered something fascinating. Following his route down the Little Colorado River, these rafting trips offer one-of-a-kind adventure for the 22 passengers who embark on these smooth-water excursions. Viewing the terrain in this setting is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on all participants (children as young as 4 years old are welcome).
Visitors are highly encouraged to wear summer clothes of this adventure. It should be light and airy to avoid heat from getting the best of you. Pack bottled water on this trip to avoid dehydration (FYI – most trips come with water). Obviously you would be exposed to the scorching sun while viewing these remarkable views. Put on sunscreen as well to avoid burning your skin. Wear sandals or shoes that you can afford to get wet and sandy.
These float tours are all-inclusive and come with lunch. Most trip plans will have you pulling out at a sandy beach to enjoy that meal. I also recommend packing some snacks with you, too. There’s also an opportunity to grab a bite at the trading post on the way back to your accommodations at the National Park and in Tusayan, the small town just outside park boundaries.
It’s recommended that you make your reservations head of time. This is especially important if you are traveling in a large group. The Internet is your best and most efficient option when it comes to bookings. It’s also the best strategy if you are looking to get these tours at a great rate. Expect to save up to 20 percent or more on these trips if you buy on-line.
Grand Canyon float tours are truly an enchanting tourist spot for any traveler. The history behind its scenic features is truly a wonder for those who love to learn. Call your local travel agency or simply book online to scout for schedules. Make sure that it coincides with your schedule to avoid any conflicts on the actual day of the tour. Remember it’s a vacation that would surely be enjoyable for all ages.