As technology burrows its way into such daily activities as writing a letter or driving a car, humans must seize every opportunity to bask in nature's most precious creations, like the Grand Canyon or Burt Reynolds. Today's Groupon takes you deep into nature's red rock mouth: for $69, you get a ticket to your choice of two Grand Canyon walking tours from Grand-Adventures.com (up to $150 value). Hikers must be 9 years of age or older, in good physical condition, and able to walk 2-4 miles. Grand-Adventures.com will pick up hikers from strip and adjacent-strip hotels or casinos; pick up is not available for Red Rock, JW Marriott, or Cannery.
Grand-Adventures.com ferries small groups of adventurers from Las Vegas to the grandest of all canyons for guided, small group tours of the natural wonder. Your Groupon gets you a spot on one of their two, 15-hour day trips: Early risers will opt for the Grand Canyon walking tour, which departs Vegas in small groups of 10 or less around 6:00 a.m. During the ride, you'll stop for a complimentary McDonald's breakfast before spending three full hours studying watercolor views and rock supergroups in the canyon, with a short break for an alfresco picnic lunch. The knowledgeable guide leads you through a flat, easy to walk trail at the south rim of the impressive, river sculpted canyon, a more peaceful section of the canyon not typically traversed by large groups of roving tourists and genetically enhanced hamsters. Or you can choose the sunset tour, which leaves the city around 9:00 a.m. and includes all the frills of the walking tour with an additional designated group sunset-viewing and kumbaya singing. Both of the tours include photo stops at the Hoover Dam, and, season-permitting, the walking tour features a post-canyon detour to historic Route 66.
Taking the time to connect with nature is essential to maintaining the health of your mind, body, spirit, and solar-powered internal battery system. Take this opportunity to flee fast-paced city living for a day, or journey to the crevice of the earth for a day of fun, food, and adventure. Tours are subject to availability, so call ahead to claim your spot.
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