Excursions in Grand Canyon National Park Area - AZ
Start your adventure as you ascend from the Grand Canyon South Rim over the beautiful Kaibab National Forest, home to the world's largest Ponderosa Pines. Upon reaching the edge of the Grand Canyon, the rim gently drops away as the North Rim and the Eastern edge come into view. Your journey continues as you follow the Colorado River upstream with views of the Painted Desert in the distance. Pale blue water swirls into dark green where the Little Colorado and Colorado Rivers meet at the confluence. Get a bird's-eye view of Marble Canyon and Point Imperial as you fly through the canyon and climb above the North Rim. Enjoy the beauty and mystique of Dragon Corridor, the widest and deepest portion of the Grand Canyon.
Journey through the Grand Canyon on this exclusive landing flight departing from Grand Canyon West. Experience spectacular bird's eye views of lands sacred to the Hualapai tribe. Descend and land 1,000 metres (3,500ft) below the rim, and enjoy the mystique and grandeur of the Grand Canyon from an exclusive landing site only 90 metres (300ft) above the mighty Colorado River. Enjoy this breathtaking setting and make sure to bring a camera for one-of-a-kind photo opportunities.
If this is a once-in-a-lifetime visit to the Grand Canyon or a return visit, your interpretive guide will leave you with an experience of discovery and wonder few will ever know. The history, its dramatic geology, wildlife and the extraordinary landscape of this natural wonder are revealed through stories, facts and legend.
The Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center allows visitors to get deeper into one of the worldÂ´s great natural wonders without leaving their seat. Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets is a 35-minute immersive IMAX film experience that vividly shows the exploration and history of the Grand Canyon. This popular film moves through time from the mysterious Anasazi who inhabited the Canyon 4,000-years ago, to Major John Wesley PowellÂ´s challenges in conquering the unexplored Canyon and raging Colorado River in 1869. The larger-than-life Grand Canyon IMAX Experience brings reality to life on a screen over 6-stories high with 12,000-watts of digital surround sound. You can purchase park passes, visit with a park ranger, get free maps, book sightseeing tours, shop for unique gifts at the National Geographic Store. You can also eat at the ExplorerÂ´s Café with Pizza Hut Express all within the National Geographic Visitor Center located 1.6 km from the South Rim National Park Entrance.