If you are reading this, chances are, your high school graduation is just around the corner. You have had a long, busy year. Ordering your class ring, taking and ordering your senior pictures, ensuring your cap and gown fits, making certain you have fulfilled all of the credit requirements, applying for colleges, looking for work, and – let’s not forget – moving through the transition from childhood to adulthood.
Now, as you dream about walking the field or the stage – whatever the case may be at your school – and finally getting that diploma that you have worked so hard for, it is also time to dream of all the ways you can reward yourself for a job well done.
How about going on a tour or participating in activities in and/or around the Grand Canyon? You have heard about it in school. You have seen it in books and on movies. Why not start out your life adventure by traveling to one of the most beautiful and exciting natural wonders of the world?
We will even help you! In this multi-part series, we will outline the best post-graduation tours and activities in and around the Grand Canyon. So, gather up a few friends, make your reservations, pack your bags, and head out to the Southwest for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that you will forever hold fond in your heart!
As you embark on your journey into adulthood, there is one thing that you will never lose your passion for and that is thrills, spills, and excitement. You can experience all of that and more on the Self-Drive 1-Day Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafting Tour! This fast-paced adventure will take you down the mighty and majestic Colorado River – just along the sheer and awe-inspiring Grand Canyon cliffs! If you are staying in either Las Vegas or Flagstaff, your adventure will start with a helicopter ride to the West Rim of the national park!
This five and a half hour trip is guided by a native Hualapai. As you journey down the river, you will get to stop and explore many hidden caves and gorgeous waterfalls! In addition to the excitement offered by this exciting activity, you will be provided with a delicious box lunch and have numerous opportunities to take pictures of the surrounding beauty and your friends!
If you have a passion for flying and would like to truly witness the beauty and appeal of the Grand Canyon, you should take the Door-Off Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon West Rim. Your tour will start with a stop at the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge. Here, you will observe highly-picturesque views of the man-made Lake Mead and the beautiful Colorado River. Immediately thereafter, you will be transported through the Mojave Desert. This is where you will board your flight. Once you lift off, your journey will start over the Joshua Tree Forest.
While on your flight, you will learn about the history and geographical milestones of the area. You will get to see an old copper mine that was active in the 1800s, the majestic Grand Walsh Cliffs, and a captivating natural spring! Then, you will find yourself over the Grand Canyon! Your helicopter will descend 1,500 feet for views like none other!
Thank you for reading our first installment on popular post-graduation activities and tours. Return next week as we conclude this series. To find more activities and tours, visit us today at: http://grandcanyonhelicoptertour.net/