Central Arizona Lifelong Learners program headed through the Grand Canyon by boat

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. – Central Arizona College is offering three opportunities this year for area residents to tour the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River.

As part of the Central Arizona Lifelong Learners (C.A.L.L.) program, travelers will explore one of the world’s seven wonders by gliding along the Colorado River on a pontoon boat through 40 scenic miles of Arizona’s most famous natural landmark.

The three-day trips are scheduled for May 2-4, May 19-21 and Sept. 19-21. The trip includes two nights of lodging (two per room) at the Hualapai Lodge in Peach Springs, a boat ride including exciting rapids and flat water, a helicopter ride to the rim of the canyon, and transportation from Central’s Superstition Mountain Campus. The bus will depart at 9 a.m. from the campus located at 273 East Old West Highway, Apache Junction, AZ 85219.

The cost of the trip is $549 plus $89 for the annual membership in C.A.L.L. (unless the traveler already has a current membership) and is limited to the first 45 registrants.

Other amenities featured on the trip include lunch on a sandy beach under the towering cliffs and rock formations of the canyon, an optional hike to Travertine Falls, and the experience of riding some rapids.

For more information or a registration form, please contact Joel Beck at 480-677-7721 or 520-494-5444, ext. 7721 or email joel.beck@centralaz.edu.  Upon registration, participant will be sent a letter with detailed information about the trip.

C.A.L.L. is an enrichment program designed to meet the educational needs of adult learners. It provides a variety of short-term, informal, low-cost, high-quality classes, study groups and travel and learning trips.


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