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Grand Canyon National Park

Over the last six million years, the headstrong waters of the Colorado River have carved out the jagged corners of the Grand Canyon, revealing some of the most ancient exposed rocks on the planet. The result is one of the greatest wonders your eyes will behold. Discover the myriad of mysteries hidden in the shadows of the park’s massive gorges and ravines. With expert instructors explore, photograph and learn about the fascinating geological history of this world wonder on foot, by raft, by rail or by helicopter.

Want to learn more about travel to our National Parks? Check out these National Parks tips.

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Grand Canyon National Park Tours

At Road Scholar, our expert-led Grand Canyon National Park tours bring you to some of the top attractions in the park. From watching sunset Mather Point to exploring Grand Canyon Village, these are some of the top features worth seeing. Visiting Grand Canyon National Park allows you to get a deeper understanding of the canyon’s six million-year history carved by the Colorado River. 

Whether you’re interested in exploring the park’s massive gorges and ravines by foot, train, or helicopter, we have a wide selection of National Park vacation packages for the Grand Canyon to choose from. Explore more of your options below.

Highlights of Grand Canyon National Park Tours

The Grand Canyon has some of the world’s most ancient exposed rocks up for display, making it one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. With that said, there’s a lot to see when exploring Grand Canyon National Park. Take a look at some of the top highlights below:

  • Grand Canyon Village: As one of the more popular entryways of the park, Grand Canyon Village is a great place to visit when you first enter. Here, you can walk the grounds of the historic El Tovar Hotel, built in 1905, stop by the gift shop and visitor center, and get a view of the canyon from one of the best vistas in the park, Yavapai Point.
  • Bright Angel Trail: The start of this trail is by Bright Angel Lodge near Grand Canyon Village and brings explorers to Plateau Point, which provides some exceptional views of the park, perfect for photography and discovering the ancient cliffs.
  • South Kaibab Trail: For those looking to venture into the canyon, the South Kaibab Trail is a great option. This seven-mile trail traverses down the canyon, where adventurers can reach the Colorado River.
  • North Rim: The less crowded area of the park is the North Rim, due to its more rugged terrain, sparse facilities, and fewer viewpoints. However, the North Rim offers visitors a great way to explore a less tourist-filled area and hike along isolated trails, such as the North Kaibab Trail.
  • South Rim: The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is the more popular area of the park, and for good reason. Here, visitors can explore the Grand Canyon Village, walk to Mather Point, learn in the Yavapai Geology Museum, and access a wide range of trails.

If you’re planning on hiking the Grand Canyon, make sure to check off these must-see attractions on your list.

Tips for Visiting Grand Canyon National Park

National Park trips in the Grand Canyon are a great way to learn about some of America’s unique landscapes. If you’re planning on taking a National Park Vacation in Grand Canyon National Park, keep these National Park travel tips in mind:

  • Respect the park by cleaning up after yourself and picking up trash
  • Stay on designated trails to remain safe
  • Pack plenty of food and water, especially when venturing into the canyon
  • Pack sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses when visiting in the warmer months
  • Follow the directions of your group leader or guide

Book Your Grand Canyon National Park Trip with Road Scholar

Our Grand Canyon National Park tours give you the chance to discover one of the world’s most iconic destinations. From group National Park tours to rafting down the Colorado River and getting a birds-eye view in a helicopter, these are just some of the unique learning experiences we offer in the Grand Canyon.