8-Day Grand Canyon Rafting Tour
Product Code: 3480-197362
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Raft the entire length of the Grand Canyon
  • • Enjoy up to class IV white-water rapids
  • • Spot soaring birdlife
  • • Enjoy Grand Canyon exhilarating trails
  • • Camp on the banks of the Colorado River
  • • Hike and swim in side canyons
  • • Gourmet meals prepared daily on the river
  • • Bright lights of Las Vegas
Tour Code
3480-197362
Duration
8 days
Departure City
Las Vegas
End City
Las Vegas
Tour Type:
Water Activities
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Adventure, Marine, Backpacker

Explore the world with an active and adrenaline pumping tour; Explore the waters of the world by cruise, kayak or surf board; Geared to the "Get up and go!" traveler who want to enjoy independent or semi-guided adventures

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Itinerary
Day 01
Las Vegas

Las Vegas - Lees Ferry - Colorado River

Hotel: Camping near the Colorado River or similar

We'll depart early in the morning at 5:00am and drive to the historic Lees Ferry where your journey will begin. Here you'll have your first taste of the mighty Grand Canyon and the snaking Colorado River. Don't let the calm waters fool you, the rapids aren't far away and as soon as you see the boats you'll be eager to set off on your incredible voyage of discovery.

Tips:
There will be a welcome orientation meeting in the lobby of the Residence Inn by Marriott hotel at 8:00pm the night before the tour begins. You will meet your group and discuss any questions relating to the upcoming adventure on the river.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Grand Canyon

Colorado River - Grand Canyon

Hotel: Camping near the Colorado River or similar

The Grand Canyon offers the most spectacular geological extravaganza on earth. Despite being a desert setting, plants and wildlife thrive. Cacti, wildflowers, Bighorn Sheep, Mule Deer, coyotes and Ringtail Cats may be seen along the banks, while overhead many species of birds may be observed, including hawks, Golden Eagles, falcons, Great Blue Herons and egrets.

You will have the opportunity to hike and swim inside canyons, as well as running class IV white-water rapids. Due to the length of river covered in eight days, specially crafted motorised rafts are used for safety and comfort while rafting in the Grand Canyon. These allow ample supplies to be carried for the entire journey so travellers of all fitness levels can enjoy this incredible experience.

Not all of your time is spent on the water, you'll have ample time to hike some of the trails and stretch those legs. A visit to Havasu Creek is a highlight for most travellers on this trip with the incredible contrast of colours from the vibrant turquoise blue waters set against a backdrop of rich red rock, simply stunning.

There's no need to pack much for our Grand Canyon rafting trips, the climate is mild and just a few changes of clothes are needed. We supply waterproof river bags and camera boxes so you can focus on enjoying the sights and sounds of the river; hidden trails, secluded riverside campsites and stunning canyon sunsets and sunrises.

Day 03
Grand Canyon National Park

Colorado River - Grand Canyon

Hotel: Camping near the Colorado River or similar

A TYPICAL DAY ON THE RIVER (For reference; not exact itinerary)

7:00 AM
You awake to the aroma of freshly-brewed coffee. Although the sun will not flood our camp for some time, the tops of the Grand Canyon's walls already are aglow with sunlight. While eggs, sausage and muffins cook, sleeping bags are being packed.

9:00 AM
You enter a series of rapids and a great Blue Heron takes off down-river, wings pumping; both bird and its surroundings seem somehow prehistoric. Embrace the coolness of the shadow and tilt your head back and see the sunlight slowly making its way down the epic canyon walls.

11:00 AM
South Canyon intersects the river, signalling that Vasey's Paradise is just ahead. A paradise, indeed! Sunlight seems to explode from the fountains of water gushing from the Grand Canyon's walls. Lush growths of moss and ferns seem strangely out of place in this desert setting. You drift close to the gushing water, giving everyone aboard a welcome shower.

12:00 Noon
Our boats stop for lunch in the shade of Redwall Cavern. Inside this great cave, there's room enough for a game of softball!

2:00 PM
As two Golden Eagles soar lazily overhead, you drift quietly along soaking in your surroundings and your boatman tells you the story of Bert Loper's historic river run in 1949. You feel the heat, but soon a roller coaster rapid refreshes you. We sight moon lilies abloom at the mouth of Saddle Canyon. A hike to explore Saddle is topped off with a cold soda.

6:00 PM
You make for Nankoweap a site of ancient Indian ruins and your campsite for the night. After a dinner of fillet, Dutch-oven potatoes, green salad and cherry cobbler, we hike to the ruins and view the river below.

9:00 PM
Those who cannot stay awake find their sleeping bags. Bed tonight is beneath the Milky Way and a canopy of stars that dwarfs even the Grand Canyon.

Visiting Attractions

Day 04

Colorado River - Grand Canyon

Hotel: Camping near the Colorado River or similar

Today we'll continue our adventure down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon!

Day 05

Colorado River - Grand Canyon

Hotel: Camping near the Colorado River or similar

Today we'll continue our adventure down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon!

Day 06

Colorado River - Grand Canyon

Hotel: Camping near the Colorado River or similar

Today we'll continue our adventure down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon!

Day 07

Colorado River - Grand Canyon

Hotel: Camping near the Colorado River or similar

Today we'll continue our adventure down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon!

Day 08
Las Vegas

Grand Canyon - Las Vegas

Your Grand Canyon white water rafting trip comes to an end with an exhilarating jet boat ride along Lake Mead before transferring back to Las Vegas where you can prepare to be dazzled all over again. Perhaps treat yourself to a celebratory drink after what can only be described as an incredible adventure and slowly ease yourself back into normality.

Visiting Attractions

Meeting Point
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Time Region Location Full Address
5:00AM Las Vegas Residence Inn by Marriott 370 Hughes Center Dr Las Vegas, NV 89169
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • All accommodation - 7 nights camping included
  • Professional tour Leader
  • All camping equipment (just bring your sleeping bag)
  • Roundtrip transportation from/to Las Vegas & Colorado River

Package Excludes

  • Airfares or related transportation between your home and departure location
  • Tips for your tour guide or driver is not included-we recommend 10% of tour price
  • All personal expenses including hotel room service and meals; however, you have the option to pay for meals the tour guide arranges
  • Camping Food: USD 10.00/day/person x 8 = USD 80.00/person (Mandatory fees, tour guide will collect on 1st day, only for meals while camping)
  • Other meals while at local hotels or traveling are not included
  • Spending Money
    We recommend you take at least USD 40 dollars per day for drinks, snacks and other incidentals.
  • Optional tours (Prices may vary due to different seasons and is subject to the final box office price.).
Special Notes
  • Cancellaton Policy:
    Cancellation Made Within-------------------------------------Cancellation Fee
    59 Days or More Days Prior to the Departure Date---------deposit($160 USD per person or 10% - whichever is greater)
    58-45 Days Prior to the Departure Date--------------------- 50% of tour cost
    44-33 Days Prior to the Departure Date--------------------- 75% of tour cost
    32 Days or Less Prior to the Departure Date--------------- 100% non-refundable
  • Travel Insurance
    It is a condition of joining this tour that you must be insured against medical and personal accident risks (including repatriation costs, air ambulance, and helicopter rescue service). We can offer an insurance policy that is designed specifically to cover the potential risks on this tour - particularly the any optional adventurous activities you plan to take part in, and covers those residing in the EU. Contact us for more information or please see our Insurance Tips for more details.
    You must show a copy of your travel insurance policy to the guide to join the tour and if you do not have any you will not be able to join the tour and there will be NO REFUNDS.
  • Health Requirements
    If you have any medical condition such as diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, take prescribed medicines, or have a condition that will affect your participation in the trek, you must tell us or your travel agent at the time of booking. Please be aware we may require a doctor’s note prior to travel for some conditions. This information is essential in case of emergency. All our vehicles carry a basic first-aid kit, but for everyday use you should bring your own medical supplies, such as, pain relievers, antibiotic cream, upset stomach relievers, in addition to sunscreen and insect repellent.
    Please inform us in the "Reservation Request" box during booking.
  • Itinerary Notes
    Unlike other, shorter Grand Canyon rafting trips down the upper canyons of the Colorado River, the total number of raft trips allowed down the Colorado River are very limited, as such, we strongly urge you to book early to avoid disappointment.
    No previous rafting experience is required, however we do suggest that you are confident in and around water and are willing to live without a mobile phone signal for the duration of the trip!
    Our normal maximum group size is 14 per raft and we will normally operate two rafts so the total group size is 28. On our early and late season tours the group size is typically around 20 as opposed to 28.
    Please make sure you have read our trip dossier well before booking. This trip is active and can be basic in nature so it's best to make yourself aware prior to arriving in the Grand Canyon.
  • IS RAFTING THE GRAND CANYON FOR ME?
    Rafting and camping along the Colorado River is the ultimate way to explore the Grand Canyon. With a relaxed pace and tranquil surroundings, this tour is perfect for experiencing the great outdoors and observing wildlife in its natural habitat.
    No previous rafting experience is required, however we do suggest that you are confident in and around water and that you are willing to live without a mobile phone signal for the duration of the trip! If you have any disabilities, please make us aware of them at the time of booking. This doesn't mean you are exempt from joining the trip, but we may need to plan accordingly.
    "The Grand Canyon rafting trip was one of the most incredible experiences of my travelling life. It offered me the chance for full immersion, to switch off the mobile and discover a very different side of a place visited so frequently. Don't hesitate in booking this trip!" Simon B.
  • CAN'T SWIM?
    No problem. Neither can many of the people who raft the Grand Canyon! We will supply US Coast Guard approved life preservers for all participants.
  • ABOUT THE RAFT
    The simplicity and design of the 37-foot S-Rig make this craft ideal for Grand Canyon white water rafting. Thanks to the boat's ability to transport all supplies needed for eight days or more of travel, guests can traverse the canyon in first-class comfort. Although the safety and maneuverability engineered into the S-Rig have minimized the effort required to raft through the canyon, they have not at all diminished the thrills of white-water river running. The most formidable rapids of the Colorado River, which Major Powell and other early explorers traveled down, are amongst the most eagerly anticipated highlights.
  • GOURMET MEALS ON THE RIVER
    The design of our boats enables us to carry several hundred pounds of ice, which will last the entire trip. Every meal is prepared with fresh meats and produce. All food is prepared by our boatmen, who have mastered the art of Dutch-oven cooking. We provide generous quantities of cold soft drinks, fruit juice and filtered water which are available to you throughout the day.
    A hearty breakfast of bacon or sausage, eggs with muffins, pancakes or French toast, fruit, cereal, juice, coffee, cocoa and tea is available each morning. Lunches are picnic style. They consist of a selection of delicatessen meats and cheeses, pickles, tomatoes, lettuce, onions and olives. You make your own sandwich with a choice of breads. Chips, cookies, fruit, nuts and candy are served and a choice of drinks (juice, soda pop, water) are all available.
    Dinners are filling, as they should be after an activity-filled day. Main dishes include filet mignon, halibut, Mexican dinners, shrimp, pork fillet, chicken and pasta. Each night we serve a salad, either tossed, green, fruit or vegetable. We also serve cooked vegetables such as corn, carrots, zucchini, tomatoes and potatoes. Desserts consist of Dutch-oven cakes or cobblers, pound cake, fruit and cookies. A selection of cold beverages is always available.
  • Luggage
    One suitcase, soft holdall or rucksack (23kg maximum) per person, plus a sleeping bag. A small daypack and camera can also be carried in the van. Before you travel, please check the baggage allowance with the airline you’re flying with as this may be less than 23kg.
    If your luggage exceeds the maximum weight, we will not be able to bring it on the tour.
    The residence Inn by Marriott will store your non-river luggage provided you are registered at the hotel. All luggage must have name tags. Our representative will have tags available at the meeting for the luggage you wish to store while on the river. Luggage needs to be taken to the front desk before you get on the bus the morning of your trip. You will be required to present a credit card upon check in for incidentals and luggage storage. Please limit your stored luggage to one bag per person if possible. Families should try to consolidate luggage since storage space is limited.
  • Group size: two boats (28 maximum)
  • Food Kitty & Meals
    We operate a Food Kitty system on all camping tours. Your tour leader will collect the Food Kitty payment of USD 10 per day in cash. Food Kitty money will cover most meals when camping. We will provide all cooking equipment and everyone will take turns in buying, preparing and cooking the food.
  • Please note that placing an order on Tours4Fun does not guarantee confirmation of a tour. Tours4Fun confirms a booking within 1-2 business days. We always recommend passengers book their flight tickets after they've received their tour confirmation. Tours4Fun will not be responsible for any inconvenience caused by a booked flight with no tour confirmation.
  • If you need hotel extension, please let us know in the "Reservation Request" box during booking.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

*Price based on shared tent basis, single occupancy is not offered. Single Traveler will be paired with another traveler of the same sex.
*Maximum capacity: 2 people in each camping and hotel room.
*Age range: 6 and older

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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