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Smooth Water Rafting Tours On The Colorado River Inside The Grand Canyon

April 10, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 129

The Grand Canyon is home to the Colorado River. It presents one of the most exciting adventures to individuals who enjoy smooth water rafting. Traveling by river provides individuals with a chance to visit some of the Grand Canyon areas that are usually not easily accessible by land.

There are physical and age requirements which should be observed. As much as the trips can be enjoyed by families and groups of individuals, one should be at least four years old to be allowed on the trip. You should also be physically fit and be able to stand water temperatures that can rise up to forty five degrees. This means that exercising beforehand to improve your physical stamina is a good idea.

To secure your place on the trip you can make an advance booking. This can be a few months, weeks or even days ahead. This is especially advisable if you intend to have a large group. Group sizes are usually not limited. You can be sure that you will safe on the trip as the rafts have the required safety equipment as required by Coast Guards.

The best time to visit the place is between April and October. There are different tour packages that you can take. This depends on your skill level. It is always advisable to have a professional guide on board no matter how experienced you are. The duration of the trip varies depending on what you want. It can last for half of a day, to a couple of days or even a couple of weeks.

Do not forget to bring your camera along during the trip. There are different starting points and you can choose the one you want. There will be intermittent stops during the trip to give you a chance to sample the breathtaking cool clear waters and scenes. Your guide will explain the sights and scenery and inform you of the various cultures that formed the history of the place.

Since the tour takes place in peaceful sections of the river, you will enjoy a smooth ride. The raft will drift along at low speed on the calm waters. You will be able to get refreshments while on the trip. Drinks and food are normally provided. This serves to appeal to a lot of individuals especially families who would like to take along their children for the rides. Those who are not physically fit will also enjoy the calm trips.

When preparing for the trip, keep a number of things in mind. This includes wearing comfortable clothes and shoes (like a hat, sunglasses, sun block and a long-sleeved shirt). Also, remember to bring sunscreen. Do not carry too much stuff as this will inconvenience you. Avoid carrying electronics as they could easily get damaged by water.

The Grand Canyon is managed by the Grand Canyon National Park and is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Due to its scenery, you can be sure that smooth water rafting will present a considerably enjoyable experience for a family or group, which, when it's all said and done, will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Travel writer Erik Magnus frequently reports on Grand Canyon rafting tours. For 1-day trips, he recommends these float tours based on quality, price and safety.

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