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School Trips to The Grand Canyon

School trips to the Grand Canyon offer students the incredible opportunity to discover the Earth’s geological history in one of the most spectacular places in the world!

Grand Canyon school trips are most popular with geography groups, but whatever your reason for visiting, our school travel experts will work closely with you to design a school trip to suit your specific requirements and learning objectives.

Prices from £1,599 pp

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Why visit the Grand Canyon?

Incredible geography and geology

A school trip to the Grand Canyon, one of the most incredible natural sights in the USA, is ideal for geography groups interested in learning about how natural processes have shaped the world we live in!

The canyon is 277 miles long and was carved out of the rock by the Colorado River and its tributaries over the course of millions of years at the same time as the Colorado Plateau was being uplifted. The Grand Canyon is considered to be one of the finest examples of arid land erosion in the world, making this a really exciting destination for geography groups.

What’s really exciting is that the exposed rock in the canyon tells the geological history of North America and is an incredible record of three of the four eras of geological time!

Unbelievable biodiversity

The Grand Canyon National Park may appear to be a semi-arid, rather empty landscape at first glance, but it does, in fact, contain several major ecosystems with a great level of biodiversity.

This is because the park contains 5 of the 7 lifezones, as well as 3 of the 4 desert types found in North America. This represents a similar level of biodiversity to that which you would find travelling from Mexico to Canada.

The canyon is home to many rare and endemic plant and animal species. In total, there are the park is thought to be home to over 1500 plant species, 355 species of birds and 89 species of mammal, as well as many reptiles, amphibians and fish!

Fascinating history

On your school trip to the Grand Canyon, as well as learning more about its geology, geography and biodiversity, your students will also enjoy learning about the human history here.

People have lived in this area for over 10,000 years and 11 contemporary tribes have cultural links to the Grand Canyon. Many have their own legends regarding the creation of the canyon itself!

As well as learning about the history and culture of the Native American tribes of this area, your students can also discover how some became guides for European explorers in the 16th century.

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Take a look at our range of The Grand Canyon school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisers to discuss your requirements.

A view over the top of the Grand Canyon

Geography Trip to The Grand Canyon

This epic landscape will impress on your students how exciting geography in action can be!

From £1,599pp
9 days, 7 nights
Air trip
Multi-centre trip
Multi-day trip
A beach along the West Coast of America

Geography Trip to West Coast USA

Discover plate tectonics, river processes and ecosystems in spectacular landscapes

From £1,799pp
10 days, 8 nights
Air trip
Multi-centre trip
Multi-day trip
A Yosemite mountain

Geography Trip to San Francisco, Yosemite & the Grand Canyon

Explore this epic landscape, full of ecosystems, shaped by erosion and disturbed by earthquakes.

From £1,799pp
11 days, 9 nights
Air trip
Multi-centre trip
Multi-day trip

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

  • School trips designed by teachers for teachers

    Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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  • School trips tailored to your curriculum

    We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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  • Health & safety prioritised

    As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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  • Support every step of the way

    We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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  • Financially secure school trips

    We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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  • Rewarding loyalty scheme

    You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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The Halsbury Difference

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!