GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The concessioner at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, Xanterra South Rim has teamed up with the non-profit Grand Canyon Field Institute to again offer its two-night "Learning & Lodging Adventure."
The Learning & Lodging program is an economical and memorable way to experience Grand Canyon National Park beyond the viewpoints," said Bruce Brossman, director of sales and marketing for Xanterra South Rim. "Grand Canyon Field Institute instructors do a terrific job of bringing the Canyon's history and famous geology alive, and leaving participants with a broad and thorough understanding of the reasons this park is so special."
Available now through Feb. 26, 2013, the package includes two nights of lodging in Yavapai West Lodge or Maswik South Lodge two breakfasts, two boxed lunches, one dinner, coupons good for discounted gift shop purchases, reading materials and two days of hiking and touring in the company of an instructor from Grand Canyon Field Institute. The minimum age to participate is eight, and there is a maximum of 10 participants per program.
The program is offered once every week with participants arriving on Sunday and departing on Tuesday afternoon. Blackout dates are Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29; Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-4; Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 25-27 and the winter holiday period from Dec. 16 through Jan. 8, 2013. The rate now through Nov. 6 is $450 for one adult, $700 for two adults and $229 for children eight through 16. Additional adults in the same room are $275. From Nov. 11 through Feb. 26, 2013, the rate is $380 per adult, $630 for two adults, $229 per child and $275 for each additional adult in the same room. For more information or to reserve the package, call toll free 1-866-471-4435 or 928-638-2485. Additional details about the program can be found online but packages can only be booked by calling. Xanterra also operates El Tovar, Bright Angel Lodge, Kachina Lodge and Thunderbird Lodge on the rim and Phantom Ranch on the floor of the Canyon. In addition, the company operates interpretive motorcoach tours, restaurants, gift shops and mule tours. Additional information can be found by visiting www.grandcanyonlodges.com or calling toll-free 1-888-297-2757 or 1-303-297-2757 from outside the United States. Additional information about the park can be found at www.nps.gov/grca.