By Caillin Rosario
THE GRAND CANYON, located in Arizona, USA, is a five-hour bus trip from famed party city, Las Vegas. To experience the most scenic view of the Canyon, opt for an hour-long trip by helicopter. There is a multitude of activities in the park to satisfy any traveller, but here are four of the most recommended water-themed choices.
White Water Rafting
The Grand Canyon is home to possibly one of the most adrenaline-packed water sports out there – white water rafting. Take on the raging rapids of Colorado River in a raft with your group and bask in the glory of the Canyon whenever the waters are calm. This activity generally takes a few days, as you will work your way down the river and stop at numerous campsites. Rest assured, you will create memories that last a lifetime.
Home to an abundance of carp and various trout, the Grand Canyon makes for an ideal fishing spot. The best areas are located within the first 60 miles or so down the river from Lees Ferry. Success rates are likely to be higher when the Colorado River runs clear, especially if you are equipped with large, fluorescent orange z-ray lures. Do remember to purchase an Arizona fishing license online prior to your trip.
Houseboating on Lake Powell
If you are keen on staying on your own private boat in the middle of the gorgeous Lake Powell, this is for you. Choose from a selection of economy, deluxe or luxury boats, which you will be taught to pilot upon your arrival. Each boat boasts snug beds, kitchens, expansive living rooms and sound systems.
The waters of the Grand Canyon’s Havasu creek is beyond blue, thus making this spot a more than popular swimming destination. There is no better way to travel across and through the creek than on a paddle board, allowing you to soak up this pristine atmosphere.