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

Come discover the many wonders of Northern Arizona as you raft the Colorado River, explore Meteor Crater, learn about native cultures and ride a helicopter above the Grand Canyon!
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Program No. 1076RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

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.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Walking up to 2 miles daily; some steep flights of stairs. Rafting 20-37 miles. Rafting ride requires hand strength to hold on to boat. Elevations of 7000 ft.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Spend a day at the Grand Canyon exploring the Desert View Watchtower, rim trails and Grand Canyon Village.
  • Explore the Museum of Northern Arizona and visit 800-year-old cliff dwellings at Walnut Canyon.
  • Navigate the Grand Canyon by motorized pontoon raft on Colorado River adventure.

General Notes

Shuttle to Phoenix for extra charge.
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Vic Smith
Vic Smith is a freelance photographer, writer and guide who lives in Flagstaff, Ariz. and near Missoula, Mont. He volunteers as a docent at the Museum of Northern Arizona and works as field staff for Road Scholar programs at Northern Arizona University. For many years, Vic worked in the field of satellite communications for NASA, and now he loves to share his knowledge of science and art on the educational excursions that he leads.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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