Great Family Adventures: Arizona River Runners' '6-Day Grand Canyon Motor Trip'

Yes, we know: The family vacation is a much-parodied event, and perhaps rightfully so. But fumbles, foibles, and hassles aside, families keep taking them for the same good reason: They’re priceless sources of memories.

    Photo: Courtesy of Arizona River Runners

HIGHLIGHTS: Rafting the Grand Canyon should be on every kid’s before-I-grow-up list. This six-day offering from Arizona River Runners is perfect for multi-generational families, allowing children (ages eight and older), parents, and grandparents to spend uninterrupted time outdoors together. By day, experienced guides help navigate your rafts down 187 miles of the Colorado River’s thrilling whitewater. By night, there’s campfire singing and storytelling on the river banks. All the while, there are epic views and ample opportunities to explore waterfalls and side canyons.

OUTFITTER: Arizona River Runners, a whitewater specialist that’s been taking people rafting in the Grand Canyon since 1970.

ITINERARY: Marble Canyon to the Grand Canyon and back (though trips can depart from Las Vegas if preferred).

DATES: Available May through September.

PRICE: From $2,395 per person, including all meals, use of camping gear, river guidance, and a 10-minute helicopter ride out of the canyon.

INFO:, (800) 477-7238

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