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Grand Canyon National Park: Exploring the North and South Rims

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Program #2804RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Experience the distinctive character of the Grand Canyon’s vibrant South Rim and remote North Rim. Journey to the geological beginning of the Grand Canyon at Lee’s Ferry on the Colorado River. Gaze into the mile-deep chasm with multi-hued, 2 billion-year-old rocks that preserve ancient landscapes and life forms.


• Fly over both Grand Canyon rims and the Colorado River aboard a fixed-wing aircraft.
• Experience two days at the North Rim for one-of-a-kind views and enjoy a Condor talk at the lodge.
• Between the rims, experience Marble Canyon, the Vermilion Cliffs and Lee’s Ferry, walk over the historic Navajo Bridge and dip your toes in the Colorado River.

Program Notes

2015 departures: Participants will have the option (option 1) to choose a scenic overflight of both Grand Canyon rims and the Colorado River aboard a fixed-wing aircraft.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles a day on paved and uneven surfaces, optional longer hikes available. Elevations from 7,000 feet on the S. Rim and 8,000 feet on N. Rim. On the South Rim the distance between the lodging and dining area requires up to a 1/4 mile walk.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Phoenix, 1 night; coach to Grand Canyon South Rim, 2 nights; coach to Grand Canyon North Rim, 2 nights; coach to Phoenix, 1 night; departure.

Coordinated by Northern Arizona University.

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6 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips


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