National Geographic Traveler - May/June 2011

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Best Tours in North America

From Traveler Magazine's 2011 Tours of a Lifetime

BY MARGARET LOFTUS

O.A.R.S. leads a rafting trip down the mighty Colorado River, from Lees Ferry to Lake Mead. At stops along the way, travelers hike areas of the Grand Canyon.

United States: Grand Canyon White Water

Marvel at the geological wonders of the Grand Canyon as you float, and sometimes speed—there are more than 40 major rapids—down the Colorado River on this classic rafting trip from Lees Ferry to Lake Mead, Arizona. Having operated here for more than 40 years, the outfitter boasts a stable of veteran guides and builds in time for exploring on foot. O.A.R.S.: “The Ultimate Grand Canyon Experience.”