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Grand Canyon Odyssey: River Journeys and Canyon Vistas

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Program #2805RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Rheda from Boerne, TX Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/14/14 - 10/21/14
This was an awesome trip. Incredibly beautiful scenery and highly informative. The very best feature was our Tour Leader Bruce. He was very knowledgeable, personable and organized. Bruce and our bus driver George were very capable in handling any problem that would arise. We learned so much about the geology and history of the area. Overall a fun and educational week.

Ellen from Carlisle, PA Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 10/14/14 - 10/21/14
I have taken 11 programs through Road Scholar. Bruce Banker is by far the best guide/instructor/facilitator I have ever experienced.

Alice from Brooklyn, NY Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/14/14 - 10/21/14
This is a great program for people who have never been to the Grand Canyon before.

Penny from San Diego, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/16/14 - 09/23/14
Our instructor Dave Hall was just great - so knowledgeable and fun! The helicopter ride down to the Grand Canyon was thrilling!

Patricia from Simi Valley, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/14/14 - 10/21/14
If you are interested in experiencing the Grand Canyon upclose and personal, this is the trip for you! The geology, plants, animals, history are all available as well as experiencing the Canyon from top to bottom. I'm very happy!

Frank from Kaneohe, HI Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/16/14 - 09/23/14
I agree with Julie, our leader Dave, made this experience much more than I would have expected. Riding the rafts and seeing the Grand Canyon walls from the bottom was awsome.The helicopter ride down to the raft ride of the Grand Canyon West was great! Viewing the landscape from the bus was also spectacular. I'm looking forward to my next Road Scholar adventure.

Julie from Springfield, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/16/14 - 09/23/14
Grand Canyon is a perfect trip for first time visitors to the Canyon. The leader was a geologist who provided invaluable information about the formation of rocks in the Grand Canyon. He made the trip enjoyable and well worth the money spent for this trip. Highly recommend it.

Pat from Wauwatosa, WI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/16/14 - 09/23/14
My expectations were GREATLY exceeded! This was my 1st - but not last - trip with Road Scholars.

Wendy from Harrisburg, PA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/18/14 - 04/25/14
My first Road Scholar trip was educational and fun and so fulfilling! I will surely do this again!!

Pauline from Columbus, OH Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/14/13 - 10/20/13
Seeing the Grand Canyon from various vantage areas; south rim, Colorado river and trails enhanced the total experience! Our guide was excellent!

Paul from High Point, NC Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 10/14/13 - 10/20/13
"Awesome" is an over used word today but applies in the strictest sense of the word to this program! A must experience.

Linda from Edgewood, WA Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 10/14/13 - 10/20/13
This is a totally awesome program. One really sees the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River from varies view points. And parts of North West Arizona alot of folks do not see.

Joan from Monessen, PA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/20/13 - 09/26/13
An exciting and adventuresome trip. A different perspective of the ever-scenic Grand Canyon from the bottom up combined with a baptishm by Colorado River water. So thrilled I combined this trip back to back with the South and North Rim trip. It has so completed this item on my bucket list. I am fulfilled! These trips will reinforce what mere mortals we are in a world of wonder.

Mike you are awesome! I learned and shall continue to learn from the info on geology, botany, history, etc., etc., etc. concering this magnificent canyon that you introduced into my world.

Elaine from Fort Lauderdale, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/20/13 - 09/26/13
My bucket list has been completed and I am preparing a new one and hope to be fulfilled by enrolling in another program with you.

Judy from El Granada, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/20/13 - 09/26/13
This trip is very worthwhile and fun. Since the areas visited are remote, participants need to be flexible regarding accommodations and meals. Because the Grand Canyon is huge, there is a lot of bus time; however, there are sufficient stops along the way - for either education or comfort - to minimize boredom. This trip would be about perfect if it were extended one day (from six days to seven) to allow participants one full day of free time in the Grand Canyon village.

Cathey from Mount Vernon, WA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/21/13 - 04/27/13
Road Scholar planned a wonderful introduction to the Grand Canyon that I thoroughly enjoyed. We enjoyed seeing the beginning and the end of the canyon on rafts on the Colorado River and the helicopter ride was awesome. The trip exceeded my expectations.

Joyce from Dalton, OH Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/21/13 - 04/27/13
My sister Flo (Snohomish, WA) chose this trip and what an excellent choice: an adventure from start to finish into remote areas along the Colorado River; lessons in geology, culture, history from an articulate instructor/tour leader, Jen. Kudos to our capable bus driver, Chuck. Thank you N. Arizona Univ. and Road Scholar for a well-planned trip.

Shirley from Burton, TX Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 04/21/13 - 04/27/13
This program met all my expectations. The leader was most informative and personable, the schedule was right on target, planning and execution couldn't have been better. The activity level was as advertised. Thanks for a great program.

Peggy from Brenham, TX Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/21/13 - 04/27/13
The helicopter ride was amazing!

Howard from Park Forest, IL Number of programs attended: 31
Date attended: 04/21/13 - 04/27/13
We had an incredibly awesome time, highlighted by a raft trip down the Colorado River, where we saw a mountain lion emerge from the river and climb the embankment. It's true! See the photo I took.

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6 nights of accommodations
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