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Grand Canyon River Rafting  tour

Grand Canyon River Rafting

Western River Expeditions
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
4 days
From: $ 1,699 $ 425 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Grand Canyon river rafting adventure,
  • Rig rafts enter awesome Lower Granite Gorge with a series of moderate rapids including Granite Spring, Diamond Creek and Travertine
  • Time to hike, explore and play at Travertine Grotto
  • Savor your final morning in Grand Canyon as you head down river and across Lake Mead to where a shuttle will return you to Las Vegas.

Short Description

Before you begin your three day exploration of Grand Canyon, enjoy an overnight stay at Bar 10 Ranch on the Grand Canyon rim complete with horseback riding and cowboy entertainment. After your ranch stay, you’ll experience a spectacular helicopter ride down to the Colorado River. On this section of the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River’s famous whitewater, though still exciting, is a bit tamer and the scenery is astounding. Massive sandstone cliffs conjure up imaginary shapes. Hidden waterfalls and pools carve their way down to the river. Wildlife is abundant, with frequent sightings of elusive Blue Heron, soaring eagles, and majestic Big Horn sheep. At night, the walls unveil a heaven of innumerable stars overlooking the Grand Canyon. To top it all off, Western’s Grand Canyon four-day rafting vacations feature easy access from Las Vegas, Nevada. Join Western River Expeditions on an incredible and unforgettable Grand Canyon rafting journey on our patented motorized J-rig.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Lodging Level Basic - 2 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Las Vegas
End City Las Vegas

Trip Includes

  • SCENIC FLIGHT : Airport transfer and flight from Las Vegas to the river.
  • HELICOPTER : Enter the canyon by helicopter after scenic flight to rim.
  • RAFTING : More moderate whitewater than the 6-Day Grand Canyon trip.
  • MEALS : All meals are prepared for you between departure and return.
  • TRANSFERS : From river to Las Vegas Marriott.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Meet in Las Vegas at 10:15 AM in the lobby of The Las Vegas Marriott, 325 Convention Center Drive. Meet in Las Vegas at 10:15 in the lobby of The Las Vegas Marriott Hotel. A motor coach will take you to the Boulder Terminal where you will begin your Grand Canyon tour with a beautiful flight to the Bar 10 Ranch. Before you start your three-day Grand Canyon river rafting adventure, you’ll enjoy an overnight stay at the Bar 10 Ranch, a working cattle ranch perched high on a plateau above the Colorado River. Your transition from civilization to wilderness includes horseback trail rides, horseshoes, ping pong, skeet shooting, dinner and evening entertainment before settling into bed in the lodge, outdoors in a covered wagon, or outside on a spacious deck.

Day 2

After a big country breakfast, a helicopter takes you deep into Grand Canyon where your rafts and guides await. After orientation and introductions, you’ll be on your way downriver surrounded by soul-stirring scenery. Breathtaking canyon walls shoot skyward in a dramatic display of geologic history as you experience your first taste of Grand Canyon river rafting. Hold on for Kolb and Mile 209 Rapids!

Day 3

Our J-Rig rafts enter awesome Lower Granite Gorge with a series of moderate rapids including Granite Spring, Diamond Creek and Travertine. We take some time to hike, explore and play at Travertine Grotto, a fantastic series of hidden waterfalls and pools. Run the biggest rapids of your Grand Canyon river rafting trip, the “230’s.” After your day of adventure, you’ll savor Western’s delicious dinners at the river’s edge and appreciate the unforgettable experience of sleeping under the stars.

Day 4

As you near Lake Mead, the river calms and the canyon widens. Savor your final morning in Grand Canyon as you head down river and across Lake Mead to where a shuttle will return you to Las Vegas. You will travel by way of the recently completed Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge with views of the Hoover Dam.

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Amazing adventure!

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I just completed the 6 day Grand Canyon river trip and there are no words to describe this amazing adventure. I want to especially thank our guides John, Mackay, Craig, Amber and Daisy. They were the best we could ask for. I am not a camper at all and was terrified of this trip and the rapids and by the first day they had me on the tubes at the front of the boat. We also had a spinal cord injury person with our family and they went way above and beyond to assist us but also allowed her to do what she could which included many of the hikes. Our other group members were also fantastic. I truly believe this was a trip of a lifetime and feel your guides and wonderful trip have changed my life in giving me courage to try even more new things. Thank you all so much!!
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This was by far the best trip our family has ever been on!!! It needs to be on everyone's bucket list to see the Grand Canyon this way! Thanks Western River Expedition for this trip of a life time!!
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We just came back from an amazing trip to the Grand Canyon with Western River Expeditions- they were incredible. From the 1st moment to the last it was a perfect vacation. Our river guides Wiley, McCay, Lindsay and Chase were all incredibly experienced and lovely-- and great cooks!!! . The group that was on our trip was great and the Canyon, Rapids and beauty was beyond compare. We are coming back with our kids and can not wait to share the magic with them. I would recommend this group to anyone and everyone. They are a class act.
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Just got home from a six-day cruise with Western. Awesome time and very professional. Don't put it off any longer book as soon as possible, a once-in-a-lifetime event.
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These guys are the best! Evan and Sammie are true professionals. This is the trip of a lifetime and Western River knows how to make it happen.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Age Notes

Min. Age: 9

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Trip Excludes

  • National Park Entrance Fee
  • Personal expenses

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