When you book a holiday what do you look for? Long sandy beaches with crystal clear blue waters to relax in, maybe somewhere with a bit of history and beautiful architecture, or how about an exciting adventure going on a jungle trek, climbing a mountain, or exploring strange new lands. For those heading to America who are after beautiful landscapes then one iconic place to visit is the Grand Canyon, carved by the Colorado River in Arizona.
At 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) at its widest point and reaching depths of over a mile (6,093 feet), the Grand Canyon is a natural spectacle that winds through Grand Canyon National Park, the Kaibab National Forest, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, the Hualapai Indian Reservation, the Havasupai Indian Reservation and the Navajo Nation.
Today’s 360-degree video comes from Kaleidoscope’s YouTube channel, an immersive documentary created by 360 Labs dropping viewers into the heart of the Grand Canyon. You’ll be able to take in the expansive views from the top of the canyon, enjoying Arizona’s endless blue skies before heading down to the Colorado river for a spot rafting and the roller coaster rapids on certain sections.
The film, called as it is, isn’t just some fancy travel brochure video showing you all the best bits. 360 Labs also look at the local people fighting against modern development, with Arizona developers looking to build a major tourist attraction in the Confluence, one of the most sacred sites in the Canyon, that would stretch all the way down into the valley below.
Check out the video below and VRFocus will be back with another example of 360-degree video on Friday at the usual time.