A Grand Canyon whitewater rafting trip is more than just a vacation. For many, it is the trip of a lifetime – an unforgettable adventure to be savored and shared with family or good friends. Grand Canyon Whitewater, an established Colorado River rafting outfitter, shares that many of their guests on Colorado River rafting trips have planned their excursion as a unique celebration of a special milestone in life. Think about it – do you want to celebrate your 40th birthday with just another backyard barbeque or seated across the table from your Aunt Edna at the Olive Garden? Or would you rather see the excitement on your kids’ faces as they recount the day’s thrilling adventures on the mighty Colorado River? Maybe sip an ice cold beer as the sun goes down on some of the most breathtaking natural scenery the world has to offer, with good friends at your side and no worries on your mind?
Lindsay Winter of Grand Canyon Whitewater shares one of her favorite whitewater rafting celebration memories, as she recalls, “My favorite celebration was when one of my friends, a guide, had her birthday on a trip we were both on together. It was a blast! We had a guitar, everyone singing “Happy Birthday,” glow sticks, one of the most DELICIOUS yellow cakes with fudgy chocolate icing perfectly baked in a Dutch Oven and, of course, candles!” Winter goes on to explain the special dynamic that usually occurs on Grand Canyon Whitewater rafting trips; “By that time in the trip, everybody was like one tight little family; it felt as if we were all celebrating our good friend’s birthday even though most people had only known her a few days!”
Winter has seen her share of celebrations on Colorado River rafting trips. People book the whitewater raft trips for everything from wedding anniversaries to celebrating a newfound healthy lifestyle. She recalls a father and son who were able to finally take the trip they had dreamed of when the father lost over 100 pounds and was able to not only raft the river, but hike into the Grand Canyon with his son. “He and his son booked the Lower Canyon trip to honor his achievement of a new healthy body that allowed him to spend more ‘fun’ time with his son,” Winter says. “That was pretty impressive to me.”
From 4-day getaways to 13-day trips, Grand Canyon whitewater rafting trips are truly fit for special celebrations. Grand Canyon Whitewater provides skilled and knowledgeable guides, high-quality gear designed for comfort and relaxation around camp, delicious meals throughout the trip and state-of-the-art rafts and rafting gear. River guests enjoy whitewater thrills and challenges, but are always well cared for by the company’s experienced river guides. The Grand Canyon adds to the celebration by providing stunning views of natural wonders, secluded spots for hiking and exploring, stars to provide heavenly sparkle, and a peaceful escape from the stresses of everyday life. Give yourself or someone else a truly memorable gift this year - book a Grand Canyon Whitewater rafting adventure for your next celebration.
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