The Grand Canyon float tours run from March to November and offer a one-of-a-kind adventure. This 12.5-hour trip presents passengers with 2 billion years of geological history that reveals itself on towering sandstone cliffs and surreal rock formations that host an abundance of wildlife. It is 15.5-mile trip that showcases the natural world and is ideal for folks who love the great outdoors. These rafting trips are great for travelers of all ages including children four years of age and up.
It is an irresistible educational conquest for all ages. This guided tour lets one discover how nature managed to archive interesting facts without any assistance from gadgets or man. Evidently every rock tells a story of how the Earth came to be and what occurred on its surface.
Float trips start from Grand Canyon National Park Airport outside the gates of the South Rim. There are two options. The simplest (and most popular) is the one that transports visitors by bus to Page, AZ, where the water segment of the tour starts. The other gets you to Page by airplane and comes with a Jeep tour of Antelope Canyon before you board your rubberized pontoon raft for the trip downstream.
The tour is actually a re-enactment of the adventures of the late scientist-explorer John Wesley Powell. It starts at the mouth of Little Colorado River and concludes at historic Lee’s Ferry. It’s here where you’ll leave your raft and board a luxury motor coach for the trip back to the South Rim. En route you’ll have the chance to stop at an Indian trading post for authentic Native American handicrafts.
Make sure you dress comfortably for this trip. A casual shirt and shorts are a must. Complete it with a pair of shoes or sandals that you can afford to get sandy, dirty and wet. Remember that you will be traveling in hot weather so it’s imperative that you bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and water (which is also provided by the tour company).
These float tours are all-inclusive and come with lunch. Most trip plans will have you pulling out at a sandy beach to enjoy that meal. I also recommend packing some snacks with you, too. There’s also an opportunity to grab a bite at the trading post on the way back to your accommodations at the National Park and in Tusayan, the small town just outside park boundaries.
It’s recommended that you make your reservations head of time. This is especially important if you are traveling in a large group. The Internet is your best and most efficient option when it comes to bookings. It’s also the best strategy if you are looking to get these tours at a great rate. Expect to save up to 20 percent or more on these trips if you buy on-line.
Grand Canyon float tours can be compared to a time machine. It practically showcases chronological events of how this great canyon came to exist and what transpired on its surface just a few centuries back. It also allows one to appreciate nature for its abundance. The canyon is truly magnificent in every aspect and these water tours prove it. Book today and experience the art and science of life that only true nature can offer.