Is there a more magical place to celebrate a special occasion than on a rafting tour at the bottom of the Grand Canyon? Hmmm… I can’t think of any! My favorite celebration was when one of my friends, a guide, had her birthday on a river trip we were on together. It was a blast! We had a guitar, everyone was singing “Happy Birthday,” there were glow sticks, one of the most DELICIOUS yellow cakes with fudgey chocolate icing perfectly baked in a Dutch Oven and, of course, candles! By that time on 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 while on the rafting trip!
On another Colorado River trip, there was a couple in their 50s celebrating their first anniversary! They were A-dorable and it was such a wonderful celebration. Celebrating in the Canyon isn’t limited to special occasions; events and achievements are more than worth commemorating! One time, we had a man who hiked into the Grand Canyon with his son and joined one of the Lower Canyon Trips. Guess what he was celebrating… his new-found healthy body! His son had always wanted to do the trip, but the father couldn’t because of his health and weight. One day the father decided to get healthy so that he could join his son on his adventures. The father lost 100+ pounds and he and his son booked the Lower Canyon trip to do the commendable hike into the Canyon and honor his achievement of his new healthy body that allowed him to spend more “fun” time with his son. That was pretty impressive to me.
What will YOU celebrate on your Grand Canyon raft trip?! Grand Canyon Whitewater has a variety of whitewater rafting adventures for you to celebrate your special occasion, event or achievement. Call us – we’d love you to raft the Colorado River with us and celebrate! 1-800-343-03121.