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Grand Canyon Railroad Excursion
"Journey through beautiful countryside on your way to the magnificent Grand Canyon named one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World by CNN. Take in the awesome views and have a bite to eat on the train. Sit back as the crew members share engaging commentary about the train it's history and many journeys. The ride takes you across open countryside with mountain views before reaching the Grand Canyon by noon.Upon arrival you'll have free time to explore before your guide meets you for your Grand Canyon rim tour. After the tour enjoy drop-off back at your Flagstaff hotel. """"Take a step back in time as you travel on the historic Grand Canyon Railroad. Each car of this Arizona railroad which made it's maiden voyage in 1901
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"25-minute Grand Canyon Dancer Helicopter Tour from Tusayan
"25-minute Grand Canyon Dancer Helicopter Tour from Tusayan Arizona""You will depart from Tusayan Arizona located at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on the safest and most comfortable tourism-based helicopter in the world. On your 25-minute helicopter flight enjoy the luxurious comfort and wraparound windows which offers breathtaking views of the Canyon. You will first fly over the 1.6 million-acre (6500 km²) Kaibab National Forest which borders both the north and south rims of the Grand Canyon. The Kaibab National Forest is home to the world’s largest ponderosa pines. Fly north through the Dragon Corridor
From $225.00
 
"45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan
"45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan Arizona ""You will depart Tusayan Arizona located in the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on the safest and most comfortable-tourism based helicopter in the world. On your 45-minute helicopter flight enjoy the luxurious comfort and wraparound windows which offer breathtaking views of the Canyon. Enjoy the fantastic views of the Canyon as you fly over the 1.6 million-acre (6500 km²) Kaibab National Forest which borders both the north and south rims of the Grand Canyon. The Kaibab National Forest is home to the world’s largest ponderosa pines. Upon reaching the edge of the canyon
From $256.00

Camera / Plenty of Film Tips (4)

Dont forget your camera

Photo Equipment Please I beg you bring a camera or two and plenty of film/digital memory cards, you will be so disappointed if you can't record the magnificent Grand Canyon on a few photographs.

It is worth taking to many photos here, because it isn't worth the risk of not having a great photo to show your kids/grand kids.

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aah_stone
May 09, 2005

Packing List

Luggage and bags If you're planning to hike, I'm sure you already know what to carry! ;) Basic stuff... a good backpack, LOTS OF WATER (remember Nalgene bottles), skittles (these can provide a good sugar rush)... you know the drill.

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear Well, bring shorts and long pants... the days will be really hot, especially inside the canyon. But on the other hand... at night it can be cool and if rain is passing through, the inner canyon can be cool too. Pack accordingly. Winter can see snow!

Toiletries and Medical Supplies If you're hiking, bring some aspirin. It's a good thing to have if you start having a heart attack while hiking. It'll definitely help.

Photo Equipment Brings lot of film. Unfortunately, you can't do the canyon justice by taking pictures. It's very difficult to capture its majesty. Yet, bring film because you'll want to still take tons of pictures! Bring a tripod if you think you'll seriously take some really nice shots.

dzni
Aug 26, 2002

Packing List

Luggage and bags You can travel light coming to Grand Canyon because most items are provided for you in the General Store. I recommend you, however, that you bring the following necessities: appropriate footwear, sturdy shoes (Salomon are good ones!)! Alarm-clock to wake-up in the morning at 4, 5 or 6 to see the sunset: Yes, I know is soon but is an INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE !!!! Personal toiletries, clothes hangers, hiking and camping gear.

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear With Grand Canyon as your destination, you will find unlimited amounts of outdoor activity and recreation. There are 840 kilometers of hiking trails in the park alone, as well as camping, athletics, mountain climbing and more!!!!! Grand Canyon National Park is surrounded by open public lands for outstanding recreation, you need a good pair of shoes!!! Clothes fresh by day and a jacket by night sometimes is cold in summer.

Photo Equipment No problems to find coils. Maybe Grand Canyon is the best business for Kodak and specially with japanese people (How the hell can pay this amount of pictures????!!!)

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silvia-m.b
Aug 25, 2002

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Photo Equipment Bring your camera and extra film. I took so many pictures because everywhere I looked I saw something more beautiful than one minute earlier. The second time I went I took a roll of black and white film too and I thought that the pictures turned out really awesome!

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rtschneider
Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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"HIKING THE GRAND CANYON - WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!"
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"The Awesome Beauty of the Grand Canyon"
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"Canyon Dreams"
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"CARVED BY THE COLORADO"
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Things to Do Near Grand Canyon

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Lookout Studio

Built in 1914 and designed by Mary Colter, this building was designed to look like a pueblo Indian dwelling. Made of limestone the same as the upper Grand Canyon walls, this building blends into it's...
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Bright Angel Trail

You will find dozens of tips already written on the Bright Angel Trail, just here on Virtualtourist. This doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of the assorted hiking guides to the region you will...
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Kolb Studio

It’s going to be nearly impossible for me to write less than a novel about this one as if you’ve ever seen the work of these pioneer photographers of the Grand Canyon and understand what they did -...
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Mather Point

Mather Point is one of the popular destinations in the South Rim area of the Grand Canyon. It is extremely crowded, and you may have to wait a while to get to the location you want to get to in order...
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South Rim

We went on a short trip to Vegas for our 1st wedding anniversary and took a side trip to the south rim of the Grand Canyon. We had intended to spend 2 night here as it was such a long drive to get the...
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Hopi Point

The houses of the Hopi shelter, storage and work and ceremonial practices. The stone and mortar is coated with plaster and painted with whitewash. The clay is used to connect the strusture elements....
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