2012 Price: $2,265 per person
This is an excellent river tour for hiking enthusiasts who may not have the time to take a trip through the full Canyon. After a strenuous 9-mile hike into Grand Canyon from the South Rim, you’ll encounter lots of white water on this tour. Each day includes side hikes to places like Deer Creek Falls and rides through rapids like Hermit, Crystal and Lava Falls. Pass Havasu Creek on the journey through the Inner Gorge of Grand Canyon. On the eighth day, your river trip will end at Diamond Creek with included ground transportation to nearby Peach Springs, AZ followed by optional ground transportation back to Las Vegas, NV.
Grand Canyon Whitewater provides all the necessary equipment for rafting and camping including dry bags, tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads and chairs, so you don’t need to worry about packing much with you. You will need to bring your own hiking backpack and containers to carry your water. Mule-duffel service (888.297.2757) is recommended and available, at an additional cost, to carry duffel bags into the Canyon. Reservations must be made in advance and duffel bags must be dropped off at South Rim the day before your trip launches.
There are two ways to get to the trip’s launch point and home again at the end of your adventure, depending on whether or not you will have a vehicle. With both options, you will need to spend the night before your trip launches at the South Rim of Grand Canyon, as the hike into the Canyon begins early the morning of your trip.
If you DO NOT have a vehicle, you will need to fly into Las Vegas, NV and arrange transport, by a 6-hour bus ride or by flight, to the South Rim. Both the bus and the flight leave in the morning, so you likely would need to spend the night beforehand (two nights before your trip launches) in Las Vegas. You will arrive at Grand Canyon in the afternoon and will need to spend that night in a South Rim lodge so you are ready to embark on your hike early the following morning, the day your trip launches. At the end of your Grand Canyon adventure, you will take a charter bus back to Las Vegas. Note: You are responsible for making your own transportation and lodging reservations before the hike-in. We can book the post-trip transportation for you.
If you DO have a vehicle, you will drive yourself to the South Rim the day before your trip launches. You will need to arrange to have your vehicle shuttled to the trip’s endpoint, Peach Springs, AZ, while you are on your rafting tour so it will be there to meet you when you get off the river.
Transportation Contact Info:
One-way bus from Las Vegas to South Rim
Grand Canyon Tour Company
Flight from Las Vegas to South Rim
Bar 10 Ranch/Vision Airlines
Charter Bus from end of trip to Las Vegas
Call Us, 800-343-3121
Car Shuttle between South Rim and Peach Springs
River Runner Shuttle Service
Desert Rose Resort in Las Vegas offers special room rates for Grand Canyon Whitewater guests. Lodges on the South Rim, however, do not offer special rates and can sometimes be a bit harder to obtain. We recommend booking your rooms and transportation early.
Lodging in Las Vegas, NV: Desert Rose Resort www.desertroseresort.com 800.811.2450 2012 Group Code: GRAND2012
Lodging at South Rim, Grand Canyon: Xanterra South Rim www.grandcanyonlodges.com 888.297.2757
What is included
Grand Canyon Whitewater provides the following:
- Rafting equipment including life jackets
- Large dry bag for your clothes and personal items
- Small dry bag accessible during the day
- Camping gear provided includes a tent, comfortable sleeping pad, sleeping bag, sheet, pillow and ground tarp
- Meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages including water, soda and lemonade – passengers may purchase and bring alcohol for the trip
- Eating utensils and a souvenir mug
- Camp Chairs
- **There are NO taxes on this trip
What Is Not Included
You will be responsible for the following:
- Transportation to start and from end of trip
- National Park Entrance Fee
- Alcholic Beverages (passengers can bring their own)
- Suggested post-trip gratuity for guide crew