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

August 19, 2008

APACHE JUNCTION, AZ – Central Arizona College is offering two opportunities this academic year for people to see the Grand Canyon from a water view.

As part of the Central Arizona Lifelong Learners (C.A.L.L.) program, travelers will explore one of the world’s seven natural 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 Friday through Sunday, Sept. 19-21, and Tuesday through Thursday, May 19-21.

The adventure includes two nights of lodging (two per room) at the Hualapai Lodge in Peach Springs, a helicopter ride to the rim of the canyon, and bus 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 in Apache Junction.

C.A.L.L. members will pay $549 for the September trip or $559 to take the May journey. The non-member fee is $638 in September and $648 in May but includes a one-year membership to the Central Arizona Lifelong Learners program.

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 thrill of riding real rapids.

To register for any C.A.L.L. program, become a member of C.A.L.L., or to receive a C.A.L.L. Fall Catalog, please contact Joel Beck by phone (480-677-7721 or 520-494-5444, x 7721) or e-mail (joel.beck@centralaz.edu).


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