River Rafting & Railroads: The Grand Canyon 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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My first of what I hope will be many Intergen trips with our granddaughter. Terrific group of participants, and the program guides and instructors were wonderful. No white water on our stretch of the Colorado, but gorgeous scenery and a fun guide. Loved watching my kid challenging the older boys to stay in the icy water, and then hearing her trying to convince them that they were getting hypothermia! And she's now talking about having "hiked the Canyon" after her short trip down the Bright Angel Trail. We had a tough start, as she lacked the upper body strength to do the NAU Challenge Course, but she rocked all the other activities. Be sure you can take a heavy dose of kids if you do one of these programs--it's not everyone's cup of tea, judging from at least one adult who decided there would be NO children at the dinner table she had chosen.


Perfect way to introduce this part of the US to our 10yr old European granddaughter. Interaction with American kids was part of our goal, and this exceeded our expectations.


This was my first Road Scholar adventure, but it won't be my last! The program iwas well organized, adventuresome, challenging and the sights we saw were amazing! Our group leaders were top notch and the concept of I tergenerational travel is fantastic! I loved sharing all this with my 2 granddaughters!


The Road Scholar Inter generational Grand Canyon Tour enables grandparents and their grandchildren to experience one of the wonders of the Western US in a fun and safe environment. Children and adults experience the beauty of the location, learn the science of the ecosystem in a fun way, as well as meeting new friends and gaining self-confidence.


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.

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