Looking for a South Rim Activity Everyone can Enjoy?
Try This Incredible 1 Day Grand Canyon Rafting Trip.
This is the canyon rafting tour that absolutely delivers the most bang for the buck. You’ll be amazed with how much you can see just one day!
Greetings! Erik Magnus here, the travel writer who reviews the canyon’s best activities. Today, I want to go over a 1 day Grand Canyon rafting tour that’s become a major hit with people who day trip to the South Rim.
Like many of you out there, I was convinced that the only type of raft trips on the Colorado were the two-week white water expeditions. I’ve done them, but you’ve got to have big bucks and lots of time.
This 1 day smooth water float tour, on the other hand, is perfect for everyone. In fact, kids four years of age and older can do it. It’s safe, too. See, there are no rapids, so the entire 15-mile float trip is conducted on water that’s smooth as silk.
These huge pontoon boats are up for anything. Capacity is 19 people. The aluminum structure is adventure class. For your comfort, these boats are decked with padded seats and benches. There’s also an outboard motor in the event that you need it (in most cases you won’t).
Family Fun? Smooth Water Rafting is the Answer!
The 1 day Grand Canyon rafting adventure that I’m pumped up about includes a plane ride out of Grand Canyon Airport to Page, AZ, where you’ll land and hop a Jeep for a quick side-trip to beautiful Antelope Canyon. Next is Glen Canyon Dam, where, at the base, you’ll board your pontoon raft and head down the Colorado River.
Highlights of this float tour include Horseshoe Bend, petroglyphs, lunch on a secluded beach, abundant wildlife, and historic Lee’s Ferry, where you’ll disembark and board your luxury motor coach for the ride back to the South Rim.
Quick Notes: Lee’s Ferry is where the whitewater rafting trips start. Back to your hotel, there’ll be a stop at the Cameron Trading Post – definitely head inside and check out the Native American handicrafts.
One-Day Rafting Tours – the Ultimate Activity!
This canyon raft tour is seasonal and runs from April to November. Bring sunscreen, a bathing suit, and a hat with a brim. Purchase your seats in advance, and book them on the Internet, which is where the cheapest prices are. All raft trips are all-inclusive and come with hotel pick up and drop off, drinks, and lunch.
I’m a big fan of this particular 1 day Grand Canyon rafting package. It’s the most comprehensive of its kind and lets you experience the canyon in a myriad of ways that other activities just can’t match. If you plan on vacationing at the South Rim, I highly recommend you consider this adventure. You’ll be amazed by how much you’ll see.
Or perhaps a 1-day white water rafting trip.