The Grand Canyon is one of the true wonders of the world, and is known by people all over the globe for its picturesque scenery and hiking trails. You can take many guided tours through the cavernous valley, but many people do not realize that there is also a river running though the canyon. To explore it, all you have to do is book a Grand Canyon rafting experience.

If you are visiting Las Vegas or the surrounding area, there are many tour operators who will pick you up there in the city and transport you to the Grand Canyon. It is a very short ride, so you can always drive there yourself if you have a rental car. Most business will let you sign up online, which is fast and easy. Though rafting is generally though to be an adult thing, the waters in the Canyon are actually quite calm, so children as young as 4 years old can take the trip.

Many businesses that offer this type of trip will start the experience at the South Rim, which is a hot tourist spot where many groups meet before taking off on their adventures. All of the actual rafting equipment needed are included, even life jackets. You will go through a safety briefing to make sure you know exactly how to safely use all the equipment.

Now it is time to start out on the water. Many trips that start out on the South Rim will show you Horseshoe Bay, a particularly picturesque area. There will also be several beach landings where you can take even more pictures and get some water or a snack. You may also get to take a swim break, depending on how long your trip is, so make sure you wear your bathing suit.

Some of these tours last all day, and if that is the case, then you will take a break for lunch at some point. You can bring your own if it is not provided for you, and there are lots of small shops along the way where you may be able to get food and drink.

Since you will be making frequent stops, a camera is a must. Though waterproof is nice, it is not necessary since the water is relatively calm. Just be careful not to accidentally drop your device in the water, especially if you are using your camera as you phone.

A hat and sunscreen are two more musts that you should have with you. The Arizona sun can be really brutal, even in the shade. As you go down the river, you will frequently be out in full view of the sun, so a waterproof sunscreen is imperative. Just like with food and water, there are places at the Canyon where you can buy sunscreen if you forget it.

No matter how different each of your family members are, they will all likely love this trip. Those who like historical or famous sites will enjoy it, as will nature enthusiasts. Even the artist in your life will love the Indian paintings found in many areas, and the beautiful scenery. Athletic families will appreciate the swimming and raft paddling. There really is something for everyone at the Grand Canyon.

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To experience Grand Canyon rafting, book your tour through our official website. Here is the page that contains further info at