Grand Canyon Conservancy Field Institute. Instructors lead guided educational tours, hikes around the canyon, and weekend programs at the South Rim. With more than 200 classes a year, tour topics include everything from archaeology and backcountry medicine to photography and natural history. Contact GCC for a schedule and price list. Private hikes can be arranged. Discounted classes are available for members; annual dues are $35. GCA Warehouse, 2--B Albright Ave., Grand Canyon Village, Arizona, 86023. 928/638–7035; 866/471–4435; From $235.

Xanterra Motorcoach Tours. Narrated by knowledgeable guides, tours include the Hermits Rest Tour, which travels along the old wagon road built by the Santa Fe Railway; the Desert View Tour, which glimpses the Colorado River's rapids and stops at Lipan Point; Sunrise and Sunset Tours; and combination tours. 303/297–2757; 888/297–2757; From $40.

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