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.
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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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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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Dave Hall
Dave Hall worked in the environmental geology field for 25 years as a geologist for the New Jersey Geological Survey. He taught geology and general science for 13 years as an adjunct and assistant professor at the College of New Jersey, and has worked as an associate naturalist at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Dave has been retired for the last several years and currently resides in Flagstaff, Arizona.
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