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BEGINS IN: FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA

Exploring Northern Arizona’s Cultures and Canyons and Rafting Western Grand Canyon

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7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
Experience the iconic landscapes of Northern Arizona and the Grand Canyon by land, water and air! At Grand Canyon National Park marvel at the many scenes of nature’s geologic wonderland from the viewpoints along the South Rim. Explore the Native American cultures of the Colorado Plateau at the Museum of Northern Arizona and Walnut Canyon National Monument. Enjoy a guided rim exploration of Meteor Crater, the world’s best-preserved meteorite impact site. The climax of the week will be a thrilling helicopter ride and a raft trip through western Grand Canyon.


Highlights

• Spend a day at Grand Canyon National Park. Visit the iconic Desert View Watchtower with its sweeping views of the Colorado River. Explore stunning viewpoints, rim trails and historic Grand Canyon Village.
• Enjoy a docent-led highlights exploration of the Museum of Northern Arizona with its collection of Colorado Plateau cultural arts and artifacts before visiting the sheltered 800-year-old Sinagua culture cliff dwellings at Walnut Canyon National Monument.
• Raft through the less-visited and remote western Grand Canyon Canyon on either a thrilling white water adventure or a smooth water float, depending on the date chosen and helicopter either in or out from the river.

Activity Notes

Walks up to one mile on paved and dirt surfaces. Some sloped uneven terrain. Be prepared to get in and out of rafts. Participants will get wet on white water raft trip option. Elevations 7,000 feet at Flagstaff and Grand Canyon National Park. 5,000 feet at Peach Springs.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Flagstaff, 4 nights; travel to Peach Springs, 2 nights; return to Flagstaff for departures OR optional shuttle direct to Phoenix (extra charge).

Date Notes
4/17/2016
Helicopter from the rim at Grand Canyon West to the Colorado River below. Float through the last 20 spectacular miles of Grand Canyon scenery to its end at the Grand Wash Cliffs and Lake Mead.5/15/2016
Experience a 37-mile whitewater adventure on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon’s Granite Gorge on a motorized pontoon raft. Conclude the trip with a dramatic helicopter flight to the rim.9/11/2016
Experience a 37-mile whitewater adventure on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon’s Granite Gorge on a motorized pontoon raft. Conclude the trip with a dramatic helicopter flight to the rim.10/9/2016
Helicopter from the rim at Grand Canyon West to the Colorado River below. Float through the last 20 spectacular miles of Grand Canyon scenery to its end at the Grand Wash Cliffs and Lake Mead.

Coordinated by Northern Arizona University.


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Included
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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips

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