Travelers interested in taking a deeper look at Grand Canyon National Park can delve into the park’s human history, geology and wildlife as part of a new two-day Learning & Lodging package offered by Grand Canyon National Park Lodges. Developed in conjunction with the non-profit Grand Canyon Field Institute, the new immersive package includes two nights lodging and two days of educational hiking and touring, accompanied by a park naturalist.
“Learning about the Grand Canyon through the eyes of a naturalist makes a Grand Canyon trip more memorable, and these family-friendly programs are a great option for dedicated learners of all ages,” said Bruce Brossman, regional director of sales and marketing for concessioner Xanterra South Rim, operator of lodges, restaurants and other concessions in the park. “We are privileged to work with the professional staff of the Grand Canyon Field Institute, and we have been pleased to see the popularity of this two-day program expand since it was first offered a few years ago.”
By day, participants will hike the popular Bright Angel Trail or up to Shoshone Point, order valtrex online which offers one of the best views of the Canyon. Participants will also explore the Grand Canyon Village Rim Trail and walk near the Tusayan Ruins and Desert View Watchtower. The daily hikes are rated “level two,” with hikes up to three miles in distance and typical elevation changes of up to 1,000 feet per day. Grand Canyon Field Institute recommends participants be in good physical condition and have some hiking experience.
By night, guests relax at the Maswik or Yavapai Lodge, both which are located just a short walk from the canyon rim and near the Grand Canyon Village and its hotels, restaurants, shops and canyon viewpoints. The package includes two breakfasts, two box lunches, a gift shop coupons and one dinner meal coupon, which can be redeemed at the Maswik Food Court or Yavapai Cafeteria. One the open night guests can enjoy, on their own, one of the Grand Canyon’s other top restaurants including El Tovar Dining Room or the Arizona Room.
Package rates begin at $390 per person plus taxes and gratuities; and children must be eight years or older to participate.The year-round program begins on Sundays (excluding major holidays) and ends on Tuesdays.
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