If you want to make the most out of your Grand Canyon vacation, here are activities and experiences that you should try out!
- Whitewater Rafting
Rafting along the Colorado River is a unique way of getting to know the Grand Canyon even more. If you have visited the North Rim and South Rim, your next adventure should include rafting along the great Colorado River that has shaped the terrain for millions of years.
You may choose among numerous outfitters that are licensed to operate by the National Park Service. Whitewater rafting is not for the faint hearted. There will be portions of the trip that will be rugged, while some are smooth sailing too. Side trips for multi-day river rafting include hiking trail and education guide tours through some archeological sites down below.
- Don’t bring your car
Unless you’re brining a big group with you, it may be best to abandon your plans of bringing your own vehicle to the Grand Canyon. Here are reasons why:
- Parking can be very tricky at the premises. This is especially true if you are visiting during peak spring and summer months. Take advantage of cheap, public transportation instead.
- The distance between the North Rim and South Rim is 277 miles. The last thing that you want is missing out on the picturesque scenes because you need to have your eye on the road at all times. Ride those shuttle buses that go from one tourist attraction to another.
- Stay overnight
To fully optimize your Grand Canyon experience, spend a night at one of its hotels or campsites. One memorable campground that you should visit is Havasu Falls. This attraction is located in a remote region of the South Rim called Havasupai Indian Reservation. Camping is more affordable than reserving a hotel room inside the Grand Canyon. It’s a more meaningful and exciting experience to sleep under the stars as well (and don’t forget to visit Mooney Falls as well).