Grand Canyon One Day White Water Rafting Adventure from Flagstaff, AZ
Experience the ultimate Grand Canyon Adventure in ONE day - White Water Rafting!!
Our One Day White Water Rafting Expedition takes place on Hualapai Indian Tribal Lands, which are situated in Northern Arizona between Las Vegas and Grand Canyon's South Rim.
Tour Length: ~14 Hours (*16 Hours)
Tour operates March 1 - October 31
White water rafting in the Grand Canyon - have people told you that you can’t do it in one day? When you get back from your Grand Canyon vacation, you can tell those people that they’re “all wet!”
Your One Day – yes, 1 day! - Grand Canyon Rafting Expedition starts at 5.30 AM when Grand Canyon Store picks you up at your hotel in Flagstaff. After a brief stop in Williams, you’ll travel by mini-coach up Old Route 66 to Peach Springs, Arizona. Wave to Mater and Red from “Cars!” Upon arrival at Hualapai Lodge, you’ll undergo a quick check-in and safety briefing. Then - your Grand Canyon rafting adventure begins! You’ll descend to the canyon floor in custom built safari jeeps on the Diamond Creek Road, the only road to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. You’ll see unusual desert plants, towering rock formations and maybe even some wild burros!
Your Native American river guide will meet you at the Colorado River and help you into your life vests and rain gear before boarding your pontoon boat. Get ready - you’ll get wet right away as you hurtle through your first Class III rapid! Half-way through the rapid run, you’ll break for a simple hike, and a ladder-assisted climb, into a hidden cave of the Colorado River, where an underground river emerges from the travertine to form a refreshing waterfall. Back on the river, it's time for more thrills as even more rapids await you and your family! Since the rapids on this section of the river are considered "moderate," that means that this trip can be enjoyed by children as young as 8.
After an invigorating run through more than 20 miles of white water, it’s time for a hearty lunch at the riverside. Afterward, the rest of your trip is all about relaxation and enjoying the Arizona sunshine. You’ll drift past fluted rock formations and historic Separation Canyon, where 3 members of the first Colorado River expedition of 1869 hiked out of the canyon, and vanished without a trace. Your final destination on the river is Quartermaster Point, where you’ll board a helicopter* for a brief but exciting flight back to the rimside.
Back on the rim, you then board a bus and head back to Hualapai Lodge, where Grand Canyon Stores’ mini-coach is waiting for you for the return trip to Flagstaff Arizona.
Trip duration: 13-15* hours
Price includes: round-trip transportation from Flagstaff, Arizona; Hualapai Tribal Park entrance fee; lunch and beverages on the river; helicopter transport* from river to canyon rim; life vests provided by Hualapai River Runners.
You must bring: rain gear, sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.), towel, change of dry clothes, waterproof camera
*helicopter transport occurs weather permitting; in event of strong winds or other factors, passengers will exit the river at South Cove on Lake Mead before returning to Hualapai Lodge. This extends trip duration to 15 hours. Refunds are NOT offered if the helicopter airlift is cancelled.
|5:30 AM||Depart Flagstaff, AZ|
|7:30 AM||River trip orientation, Hualapai Lodge|
|8:00 AM||Transfer to safari jeep for canyon floor via Diamond Creek Road|
|9:00 AM||Board pontoon rafts and begin your Grand Canyon white water adventure!|
|10:30 AM||Optional hike to travertine cave and splash in waterfall|
|11:00 AM||More white water adventure!|
|1:00 PM||Re-board rafts and enjoy leisurely float to Quartermaster Canyon|
|3:00 PM||Disembark from rafts, helicopter airlift* from Quartermaster Canyon to Grand Canyon West|
|3:30 PM||Board mini-coach for return trip to Flagstaff|
|7:00 PM||Return to Flagstaff, AZ*|
All times are approximate and may be altered or affected by weather, local traffic, water levels and other uncontrollable factors. You are strongly discouraged from scheduling any time-sensitive activities for the evening following your Grand Canyon white water rafting tour. GrandCanyon.com and its affiliates will assume no responsibility for activities missed due to unexpected delays. See below re: alternate to helicopter airlift
|*In the event of inclement weather (high winds, extreme heat, lightning, etc.) helicopter airlift will be cancelled and passengers will be motored by river to an alternate exit point on Lake Mead. This will extend tour duration by another 2 hours.|
Due to the cancellation policy of the One Day White Water Tour, we recommend Travel Insurance.
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