2805
Arizona
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 via two raft trips and excursions along its majestic rim.
Rating (4.95)
Program No. 2805RJ
Length
8 days
Starts at
1,395
Getting There
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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.
Activity Level
Varies by date
Varies by date. Active: Helicopter from rim at Grand Canyon West to Colorado River below. Float trip of 20 miles. Moderately Challenging: 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 raft trips on the mighty Colorado River.
  • Spend two nights on the Grand Canyon’s South Rim.
  • Journey through one end of the vast Navajo Nation.
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Karen Landis
Karen Landis' front door opened up onto Route 66 for 38 years, giving her status as a Route 66 legend in the Seligman stretch of the road. In 1984, a customer at her Route 66 convenience store mustered the gumption to ask her to marry him, and Karen and Mike Landis — a legend himself and known as Arizona's No. 1 cowboy — ranched together for 29 years. Under Mike's tutelage and her indomitable spirit, Karen became a 'cowboy' in her own right and the two of them became one of the best-known ranching couples in northwest Arizona. Karen's independent spirit and ropin' and ridin' skills have opened up new perspectives to countless Road Scholar participants.
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