The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon

What is it about the Grand Canyon that causes people to visit by the tens of thousands yearly.  Is it merely it’s size,  it’s  massive expanse of gorges, ridges and rock formations. Or as simple as the magnificent  views it provides.

When you think how big the Grand Canyon actually is it can be a bit overwhelming trying to plan a trip or family vacation especially if you’ve never visited before.

In this posting we will try to simplify the areas of interests, things to do, places to stay with easy descriptions.  One click reservation and booking options available as well.

 This beautiful gift of nature offers so much more that beautiful views. There is world class white water rafting, houseboat rentals, kayaking, canoeing, camping, hiking, burro descents, guided tours, and so much more.

The best time to visit is March through May and September through November when daytime temperatures are cool and the crowds are thin. If you decide to visit during the summer  be prepared for the heat, expect limited accommodations not to mention the massive crowds.

Grand Canyon Map
Basically this giant natural wonder can be broken down into four major areas.

The North Rim – The South Rim – The East Descent – The West Descent – There are wonderful tours offers in each of these areas and each of them offer their own special charm and terrain.

 

North Rim Tours

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kanab.     -8.6 Stars-

Canyons Bouquet Hotel

Grand Canyon Tours from the South Rim offer the broadest range of experiences from Rafting, Helicopter, Airplane, Motorcoach, Jeep, Biking and much, much more. Click here to learn about all of your Grand Canyon South Rim tour options.
Hotels – South Rim These hotels are near the Rim from Tusayan,  Valle, Williams, and  Flagstaff. 
 How about a Train Ride through the Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon Railway, is a heritage railroad which carries passengers between Williams, Arizona, and the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The 64-mile railroad, built by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, was completed on September 17, 1901
Be picked up in Flagstaff and then whisked away by your Grand Canyon Adventure guide to the hidden gems of Northern Arizona.  Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend both are highly accessible when you are visiting the Grand Canyon and are not to be missed. These two special places are hands-down  the most iconic images of the Southwest. Although this adventure has a 1/4 mile and a 3/4 mile hike, it can be done by nearly anyone. Book your Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour today by checking availability below.
The Antelope Canyon with Rafting adventure is the Number 1 tour in Northern Arizona that combines 3 tours into one. Not only will you see Grand Canyon, Marble Canyon, and Glen Canyon…but you also hike through Antelope Canyon! 
You will fly over Grand Canyon, then take a 4 Wheel drive vehicle to world famous Antelope Canyon, and then float down the Colorado River through magnificent Glen Canyon just before Grand Canyon begins…
 What an unforgettable day this will be for you.  The Antelope Canyon With Rafting adventure will get you to the bottom of the Canyon! Air Tour,  4×4 Tour, and Float Trip – ALL in ONE!
Horseshoe Bend
Be picked up in Flagstaff and then whisked away by your Grand Canyon Adventure guide to the hidden gem of Northern Arizona.   Horseshoe Bend,  highly accessible when you are visiting the Grand Canyon and  not to be missed.  Hands-down  the most iconic image offering of the Southwest. Although this adventure has a 1/4 mile hike, it can be done by nearly anyone. 

Here’s an ideal tour for travelers who want to experience the Grand Canyon from top to bottom and stay on solid ground. On the Inner Canyon Tour, you’ll experience some of Arizona’s living history from the rim to the river – and places in between.

Reserve Inner Canyon Tour Here

This full day adventure begins in Williams, Arizona where you’ll board our coach or van. As you relax in our spacious, comfortable seats, you’ll travel along one of the last remaining stretches of the original Historic Route 66 route to Peach Springs, AZ in the Hualapai Nation.

At Peach Springs, Arizona you’ll descend to the bottom of the Grand Canyon! As you descend down Diamond Creek into the depths of the chasm, watch as massive canyon walls begin to tower over you, and marvel at views of the spectacular landscape and unusual desert plants. 

You may even catch a glimpse of a wild burro. Once we reach the Colorado River, you’ll break for a leisurely lunch on the very bank of the mighty river.

You’ll have plenty of time to explore, photograph, and take in the incredible scenery before returning to Peach Springs and back to Williams, Arizona via Route 66 and Interstate 40.

Antelope Canyon Tour From Las Vegas Reserve Here

-South Rim Hotels-

Canyon Plaza Resort

Dumplin Patch Bed & Breakfast

Cable TV, Free WiFi, Hot Tub, Snack Bar, and  Private Entrances. Located 30 minutes from the Grand Canyon and Grand Canyon National Park . Also breakfast complimentary is included.

The Grand Hotel

Main amenities

121 smoke-free guest rooms, restaurant and bar/lounge, Indoor pool, breakfast available, fitness center, 24-hour business center, Terrace, 24-hour front desk, Coffee/tea in a common area, air conditioning, daily housekeeping, computer station, Free WiFi and free parking, Free cribs/infant beds, Rollaway/extra beds (free), microwave, refrigerator, premium TV channels

Holiday Inn Express

This is the most kid-friendly hotel when visiting the South Rim.. Continental breakfast included,  indoor swimming pool and clean comfy rooms.

Want to go to The North and South Rim on the same Trip?  

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