At nearly 277 miles long, the Grand Canyon extends almost 18 miles wide and dips down as low as 4500 feet deep. When planning your next Grand Canyon Tour, make sure to be familiar with the three distinct areas managed by the National Park Service: the inner Canyon, the North Rim and the South Rim as you prepare for your next Grand Canyon Tour.
Here is our list for the top 10 Things to Remember for any tour or vacation trip to the Grand Canyon. Check it out!
1. Figure out the best way to reach the Grand Canyon for the start of your tour. Taking a road trip may be cheaper, though, these days the cost of gas can be steep. Traveling by plane may save time and sanity.
2. Make use of a travel agent or tour planner. Though you might have the time and motivation to do it yourself, travel agents are experts at traveling USA. Their expertise and knowledge of the best Grand Canyon Tours can save you money and time.
3. Find out what the Grand Canyon has for your children to do while on your tour. If your children are very young, find out if your lodging offers childcare and cribs to accommodate them. You might even want to consider if your kids are old enough to enjoy the strenuous activity of touring the Grand Canyon. Remember that the trip may not be in a weather similar to Murcia in Spain, so plan your clothing accordingly.
4. If you want to bring your pet, make sure it will be welcomed by your hotel. If you plan to leave your pet behind, check with your veterinarian to find a good boarding facility.
5. Keep your home safe while you are gone. The average trip to the Grand Canyon lasts from four days to a week. As your neighbors to watch for suspicious activity while you are away. You might also get a friend to stop in and check on your house while you are away.
6. Pack for the activities you will be taking part in. Since you will be in the sun, a protection for your head is a good idea, like a hat or bandanna. Hiking shoes or boots and thick socks will come in handy, as will gloves, heavy pants, a sweater and rain gear.
7. Be prepared for emergencies. Put together a first aid kit based on the needs of your family and the length of your vacation. Gather the following to start: cloth bandages and gauze, first aid tape, band-aids, burn ointment, salt tablets, foot blister pads and eye wash. And remember to bring plenty of sunscreen, SPF 15 at least.
8. In addition to clothing and first aid materials, here are some other things you might need: a flashlight with fresh batteries, soap, toilet paper, moist towelettes, a pad of paper and pencil, sunglasses, maps and compass, bottled water, ear plugs, a fire starter and waterproof matches.
9. Pack your toiletries: tooth brush and paste, soap and washcloth, a small mirror, shaving cream and razor, wash cloth and a laundry bag.
10. Carry with you only the cash and credit cards you will need. This lowers the possibility that you will wiped out should your wallet be lost or stolen. Your best bet would be to invest in travelers’ checks or a traveler debit card that can be easily replaced should you have any trouble on the road.
If you follow these 10 tips, then you’ll have the time of your life on your next Grand Canyon Tour!