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Rafting Grand Canyon's Colorado River: The Ultimate White Water Adventure

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Program #2114RJ
10 Days | 9 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
The venerable Grand Canyon and the mighty Colorado River come together to form a place where geology, water and time have created one of our nation's most spectacular natural wonders. Motor rafts allow time for exploration and learning, from the canyon's incredible natural history to the Native Americans who consider it the birthplace of humanity. Touch some of the oldest rocks found on the earth while renewing your spirit.


• Enjoy expert-led hikes to archaeological ruins, canyons, waterfalls and other treasures accessible only by river.
• Experience 225 miles and 150 rapids on the Colorado River, enjoying your river outfitter's gourmet meals.
• Immerse yourself in 2 billion years of geologic majesty and learn about the history of this spectacular world.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Eight days rafting on Class IV river, strong currents, large waves. Requires getting in and out of rafts, carrying personal gear to camp spot, and helping set up camp, often in extremely hot weather.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Flagstaff, 1 night; Grand Canyon camping, 7 nights; return to Flagstaff, 1 night; departure.

Coordinated by Northern Arizona University.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
9 nights of accommodations
26 meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips


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