Although this trip was a bucket list for me and I was thrilled to finally be rafting the Grand Canyon, there were many issues. The lead guide for Road Scholar seemed a bit disconnected with us and the rafting crew. The rafting crew were young and enthusiastic but lead rafter was inexperienced and perhaps not mature enough to be in charge of the rafting schedule and decisions. Having said that, Amanda was amazing. The last day return was a unfortunate with a huge snafu getting our van to pull out; instead of returning to Flagstaff by midafternoon, we arrived at 10pm to our hotel and had to turnaround quickly for our 2nd back to back Road Scholar program starting the next morning at the south rim of the Canyon. Our Road Scholar leader did rise to the needs of the group and arranged for a hotel stop to clean up while we waited for the van, which arrived at 5pm instead of 11am. We do appreciate the message just received about compensation for the problems on this trip.