(Editor’s Note – This original post from April 2010 has been updated to reflect current Grand Canyon vacation details.)
Travel enthusiasts, tour groups, and family adventure seekers will find many different tour companies offering Grand Canyon vacations. It’s possible to explore the Grand Canyon by bus, by helicopter, on horseback, or by river rafting through one of the world’s largest and most famous gorges.
Arizona vacations in the Grand Canyon are very popular. In fact, the Grand Canyon is America’s most popular vacation destination and also one of the most visited tourist attractions in the entire world.
Whether you witness the majestic views of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim from a helicopter tour or from one of the Grand Canyon lookouts, which are frequented on many of the Grand Canyon bus tours, you won’t be able to escape the incredible feeling of being just a very small part in the grander scheme of things.
Summer Grand Canyon Vacations
Summertime seems to serve up the best Grand Canyon vacation experiences. The weather is bright and appealing during summer with plenty of opportunities for guided tours or all inclusive Grand Canyon vacations.
One can even find summer ATV tours of the Grand Canyon, plus horseback riding and hiking tours. Knowledgeable local tour guides operate these guided Grand Canyon vacations. They possess a wealth of knowledge to help you understand the geology and history that has helped shaped the present day Grand Canyon.
Horseback riding and hiking Grand Canyon vacations are the closest one can come to experiencing the old west as you explore the local Native American culture and their influence on the Grand Canyon.
Winter in the Grand Canyon
North Rim – For the winter months, the North Rim is closed. Many of the roads, pathways and tour activities on the North Rim of Grand Canyon are closed by late October or early November due to the weather and snow accumulation. The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park reopens in the spring on May 15th.
South Rim – The South Rim remains open all year and visitor services are still available. While reservations are not required during the winter months, they are strongly advised throughout the rest of the year.
Grand Canyon Geology & History
Grand Canyon vacations are like nothing else. From the Canyon’s summit to the raging waters of the Colorado River below, the most daring adventurers will descend more than a mile, passing up to 40 layers of major sedimentary rock formations that date back between 2 and 3 billion years … even before the age of the dinosaurs. The Grand Canyon is something that must be experienced in person.
Grand Canyon River Rafting Vacations
One of the best Grand Canyon vacations is an exciting river rafting tour down the Canyon’s Colorado River. White water rafting provides some of the best opportunities for viewing the Grand Canyon wildlife, the many migratory birds, and the sheer majesty of the Grand Canyon walls as they rush by.
Caravan Grand Canyon Vacations
Caravan Grand Canyon Vacations are truly memorable and like nothing else you will ever experience.
Caravan’s 8-day, all-inclusive Grand Canyon vacation also includes visits to Sedona and excursions to nearby Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park. All three American national parks offer astounding scenery that allow you to witness up close, what most North Americans have only seen in the movies or on television.
For more information, check out our tour Reviews page to read what others have said about our Grand Canyon vacations.
To check availability or to book your own vacation call Caravan Tours toll free at 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826).