Grand Canyon: River Rafting and a Historic Train Ride With Your Grandchild
Share the journey of a lifetime with your grandchild as you visit the Grand Canyon via train, raft the Colorado River and see ancient Indian cliff dwellings at a National Monument.
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What an amazing adventure this was. It was so much fun for my nine year old granddaughter and for me to learn things we never knew, to meet friendly and interesting people from all over the country, and to do things we have never done before, Like have masked cowboys rob our train. This was my first Road Scholar trip, but it won't be my last. Go! You'll be so glad you did.


Great experience..! Most enjoyable for both of us. I would strongly recommend this program.


A delightful trip paced perfectly for 9 to 12 year-old kids and their grandparents. I'm so glad I could share this experience with my grandson.


We enjoyed having all activities planned, the meals were planned, and the bus rides provided us the opportunity to see the landscape without having to feel the pressure of driving and using a map. The children and adults enjoyed one another's company. Every activity was accommodating to those that could walk on an uneven surface, walk a rim trail, or just explore the shops within the parks. It was our first trip with Road Scholars but will not be our last. We enjoyed it immensely and the length of the trip was perfect.


Well run with lots of physical activity for age group but too much time on the bus. Perhaps it was the experimental start in Phoenix which had advantage of direct flights but otherwise used up a day and added more hours to travel time already long because of distances between sites. Still, overall, the kids had a ball and that makes Grandma happy.


My 12-year-old granddaughter enjoyed our Road Scholar intergenerational tour of Northern Arizona, including a rafting trip down the Colorado, visiting ancient cliff dwellings and the Grand Canyon. Our leaders, Joanna and Kristen, were just amazing -- informative and fun both. We liked getting to know our fellow travelers from all over the country, hanging out at the pool, tasting different foods and -- to some extent -- pushing ourselves physically. Great bang for the buck!

Mary Ann

You and your grandchild will never forget this adventure. Its a bonding experience for both of you. Getting to know each other and living 24/7 with each other then giving them back. Its the best Thank you Road Scholar!!!


Traveling with your grandchild on this program is an opportunity to bond with him or her in a very special way.

Sue Ellen

This was my third Road Scholar trip. Each was highly enjoyable, although I shared each one with different people: the first one with a girlfriend, the second with my husband and the third with my husband and granddaughters. Each trip was carefully tailored to the ages and interests of participants. I cannot recommend Road Scholar more highly.


Lots of outdoor activities that are varied and interesting. My grandson, Jack age 11 just loved the trip and so did I.


If you have grandchildren, go for it. You will not be disappointed. The program was incredible, but the real advantage is spending time with your grandchild!!


I highly recommend this trip. The children learn a great deal while having a lot of fun! The leadership was superior. While temperatures were well above normal during our trip, the leaders did a fantastic job to insure our health and safety.

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