Grand Canyon Odyssey: River Journeys and Canyon Vistas

Within the Grand Canyon’s mile-high walls lies a wealth of natural history and culture. Explore the Canyon's 277 mile length and rim via raft trips, excursions and a helicopter ride.
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Program No. 2805RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

Experience the depth and majesty of Grand Canyon from both rim and river. Take not one but two different yet equally spectacular raft trips on the Colorado River, book-ending the incomparable Grand Canyon. Enjoy a smooth water float beneath the towering cliffs of Glen Canyon, alighting where the Canyon officially begins at Lee’s Ferry. Then explore the Canyon from the heights of Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim with its sweeping panoramas and historic village. The adventure culminates with a thrilling helicopter ride in the mile-deep canyon and either a smooth water float or a thrilling white water raft trip through remote western Grand Canyon -- depending on the date chosen.
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Keep the Pace
Varies by date. Helicopter from rim at Grand Canyon West to Colorado River below. Float trip of 20 miles, OR, 37-mile whitewater float ride on motorized pontoon raft. Helicopter flight to rim. Elevations up to 7,000 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy two rafting adventures on the mighty Colorado River, and a helicopter ride between the rim and canyon floor.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the local geology while spending two nights inside the Grand Canyon’s South Rim at a newly-remodeled lodge.
  • Immerse yourself in Navajo culture as you journey through part of their reservation with a local expert.
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Matt Turner
Since he decided to attend high school in Southwest Colorado, Matt Turner has been in love with the natural wonders of the Four Corners region prompting him to obtain a degree in Natural History from Prescott College. In addition to working as a field biologist and ecological consultant, he is an avid photographer, leads trips throughout the Southwest, across rivers and in the backcountry. As a naturalist, he hopes to impart a unique perspective of the region's natural environment in all of its visitors.

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

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