Best Grand Canyon July 4th 1-Day Rafting Tours

July 4th is right around the corner and it\’s the first of several big U. S. Summer holidays. Thus if you plan to do a 1-day Grand Canyon rafting tour during this timeframe, book it soon as these trips will sell out.

South Rim

The best 1-day float tours depart from the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park Airport, which is located in Tusayan, AZ, right outside the front gates of America\’s best National Park.

Trips depart once a day around 7 a. M., with check-in scheduled for 6:30 a. M. The reason for the early departure is that these tours take a full day to complete. Moreover, an early start helps you beat the hottest times of the day.

There are two version of South Rim float tours: Basic and deluxe. The former features a bus ride to Page, AZ, and then to Glen Canyon Dam, which is where the raft dock is located. From there, you\’ll shove off and go 15.3-miles down the Colorado River.

Colorado River

En route, there are multiple stops for swimming, eating (lunch is included in price of tour) and exploring. There\’s one stop in particular that I enjoy. It includes a short walk into a hidden canyon where you can see real ancient Indian rock art. Spectacular!

The float ends at historic Lee\’s Ferry. Here, you\’ll get off the river and transfer to a A/C-cooled luxury bus and make the trip back to the South Rim with a stop at the famous Cameron Trading Post, which is renowned for it\’s selection of affordable Indian handicrafts.

The deluxe tour, by contrast, starts with an airplane tour to Page, AZ, which means you\’ll get to do some aerial sightseeing of the Canyon en route. You\’ll land at the Page, AZ, airport and transfer to a Jeep 4×4 and drive out to the slot canyons and Horseshoe Bend. Then you Jeep it back to the base of Glen Canyon Dam and join the others for the float segment of the adventure.

No Rapids

A great thing about floats is that there are no white water rapids. It\’s smooth water, which makes these trips ideal for large groups and families and active seniors and kids as young as 4 years of age. Further, you get your own experienced river pilot/guide, who is happy to explain the flora, fauna and geology that\’s packed into this trip.

I do recommend that you book these float tours immediately if you are doing it during the July 4th holiday week. Or at least directly after you book your hotel room. I also recommend you buy it over the Internet because you\’ll save a lot of money going the self-serve route.

Conclusion

I hope this article about July 4th holiday float tours helped you plan your upcoming adventure. Each raft holds up to 19 passengers, so there are enough seats to accommodate big families and groups. Further, prices are fixed and all-inclusive. So the price you pay at online checkout is it and you will never pay a penny more. Just make sure to book in advance, as these trips tend to sell out fast.

The author is an expert on Grand Canyon tours and recommends that readers go here for the best 1-day South float tours that start from the South Rim of the National Park: http://www.grandcanyondaytrips.com/float-trips/

The author is an expert on Grand Canyon tours and recommends that readers go here for the best 1-day South float tours that start from the South Rim of the National Park: http://www.grandcanyondaytrips.com/float-trips/

Author Bio: The author is an expert on Grand Canyon tours and recommends that readers go here for the best 1-day South float tours that start from the South Rim of the National Park: http://www.grandcanyondaytrips.com/float-trips/

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