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Self-Drive 1-Day Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafting Tour

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Peach Springs, United States

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icon17 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Add a thrilling outdoor adventure to any Las Vegas or Flagstaff vacation with this guided whitewater rafting trip down the Colorado River. Take a road trip to Peach Springs, Arizona, home of the Hualapai Indians at the gateway to the Grand Canyon. Then, challenge the mighty Colorado River’s varied rapids on a 40-mile (64-kilometer) journey through the canyon, taking a side hike to a travertine waterfall along the way. Helicopter transfer (if option selected) and boxed lunch are included, and an optional hotel pickup and drop-off is available.
  • Drive your own car to join your Grand Canyon whitewater rafting tour
  • Follow Native Hualapai Indian guides through the Grand Canyon
  • See beautiful natural waterfalls hidden throughout the canyon
  • Whitewater raft down 40 miles (64 kilometers) of the mighty Colorado River
White Water Rafting tour
Lunch
6-minute helicopter transfer (if option selected)
Local guide
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Round-trip transportation from Las Vegas (if option selected)
Hotel pickup and drop off
Gratuities

Departure Point

1: Hualapai Lodge, 900 AZ-66, Peach Springs, AZ 86434, USA
2: Las Vegas, NV, USA
3: Sedona, AZ 86336, USA
4: Flagstaff, AZ, USA
5: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Begin this exciting outdoor day trip by driving from Las Vegas or Flagstaff to Peach Springs, Arizona—a 2.5-hour journey southeast from Sin City and a 1.5-hour trek west from Flagstaff. From Vegas, drive over the breathtaking Hoover Dam Bypass to Kingman, Arizona, then continue east on famous Route 66 to the Hualapai Indian community of Peach Springs. From Flagstaff, drive through the Kaibab National Forest to Route 66 to Peach Springs. Alternatively, arrange for round-trip transportation.

Note: Please allow ample driving time to arrive in Peach Springs no later than 7:30 am for a van transfer to the river.

At the banks of the Colorado River, meet the Native American river guide, who will provide a brief safety orientation and equipment overview before boarding a pontoon raft. From there, the voyage continues along 40 miles (64 kilometers) of the Colorado River with a total of six sets of rated rapids before the water evens out. Stops are made throughout the trip to discover hidden canyons and waterfalls, including a side hike to a travertine waterfall.

Enjoy a complimentary boxed lunch in the solitude of the canyon and be sure to bring a waterproof camera for incredible photo opportunities. If option is selected you tour will end on board a six-seat, A-Star helicopter for your a quick transfer to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Return by van to Peach Springs and your awaiting car for your return journey to Las Vegas or Flagstaff.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Colorado River
Your native Hualapai guide will guide you through class 3 to class 6 rapids on your 40-mile (64km) journey through the Grand Canyon. Stops are made throughout the trip so you can discover hidden canyons and waterfalls, including Tavertine Waterfall. A boxed lunch is included which you can enjoy in the solitude of the canyon. Be sure to bring your camera for incredible photo opportunities!
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Grand Canyon West
If selected, your rafting tour will end on board a 6-seater A-Star helicopter for your short transfer 4,000 feet to the rim of the Grand Canyon. This tour is likely to sell out so book early! Note: The Grand Canyon operates on a 1-10 scale of rapids vs the worldwide I-VI classification
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Please note: The helicopter ascent is weather permitting and if this is canceled, alternate transportation will be provided.
  • Transportation option is only available from Las Vegas. Transportation is not available from Flagstaff.
  • Please note: rescheduling within 30 days of date of travel will result in a USD$25 fee per person.
  • Important: In order for local operator to confirm this tour ALL traveler names must be provided as they appear on a government issued ID such as a driver's license or passport. Your tour will not be confirmed unless all names are provided.
  • All travelers MUST bring a government issued ID on the day of the tour
  • If helicopter option is selected:Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 300lbs (136kg/21st) will be required to purchase an additional seat for USD90. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour.
  • We recommend you wear shorts and a T-shirt made with fast-drying material and a swimsuit underneath. Also, wear tennis shoes or river-type sandals (not flip-flops) and sun block.
  • We recommend you bring a light backpack, a hat with a retention strap, sunglasses, waterproof or Ziploc bag for your camera, and money (for souvenirs and tips). Please do not bring valuables.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 84 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Lets Go Grand Canyon Tours

If you cancel within 30 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 31 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Self-Drive 1-Day Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafting Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Self-Drive 1-Day Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafting Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Self-Drive 1-Day Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafting Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Self-Drive 1-Day Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafting Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Self-Drive 1-Day Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafting Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Self-Drive 1-Day Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafting Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Self-Drive 1-Day Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafting Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 84 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Self-Drive 1-Day Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafting Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Wear sunscreen and a protective hat, you are in the sun most of the day!" See review
  • "No helmets are given out, NO instructions as to what to do if you go in." See review

Reviews

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Excellent
Hemini_P
, Oct 2020
It was excellent and amazing experience!! Our guide Kevin was knowledgeable and funny and very helpful!! We had lot of fun and i will recommend this tour!!
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White water experience.
Jeffrey_W
, Jul 2020
Excellent adventure. Well worth the price. Guide was competent, friendly, & made every attempt to accommodate..
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Caution! If it goes as planned great, but safety not a priority
Traveler29199870564
, Sep 2019
Caution!! Take waiver seriously. While everything went okay on our individual boat, and sights were phenomenal, another boat in our group flipped in the rapids, tossing all occupants and resulting in 2 serious head injuries and life flight. could have been avoided! No helmets are given out, NO instructions as to what to do if you go in. THE MOTOR FAILED on first boat that flipped and another boat the motor simply FELL OFF into rapids. We had to wait for a new motor to be put on our boat before we departed! No radios to communicate between boats. Ripped dry bags for your belongings. Horrible organization of bus rides to and from boats resulting in hour long waits back to your car. A lot of confusion. It was breathtaking, but go in knowing the risks you take. SAFETY was not a priority.
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Great way to celebrate your 30th birthday
b0udg
, Sep 2019
I booked this trip for my husband’s 30th birthday! It’s was so much better than we imagined! Tips: you will get wet and be in those wet clothes the whole time (but you also dry quickly)! Bring your camera with extra memory! They provide water the entire day and provide lunch! Wear sunscreen and a protective hat, you are in the sun most of the day! Shorty was our guide and he was amazing! Bring cash to tip your guide!
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Experience of a Lifetime.
jbran37
, Aug 2019
I was a little apprehensive at first because of the price being a little above what I wanted to spend, but man I'm glad I did it. The action started right away with our van driver taking us down the winding dirt roads that lead to the river at a pretty good clip, I kinda felt bad for the van. As soon as we got on the raft our guides introduced themselves, gave a few pointers, don't fall off, etc... and it was into the rapids right away! The hike to the cave and waterfall was pretty short, but it was fun climbing the rocks to reach the cave. We continued downriver and hit a few more good rapids, then stopped at a scenic point to stretch our legs before having lunch on the river between rapids. Once past the bigger rapids the views kept us in awe and constantly snapping pictures. We opted not to take the helicopter out of the canyon early and stayed on the raft and ended up spotting a small herd of bighorn sheep. I really can't say enough good about our guides, very knowledgeable and friendly. We went in mid August, it was very hot. I highly recommend wearing lots of sun protection, hat, balaclava, long sleeve shirt, and lightweight fast drying pants, sunscreen will get washed off pretty quickly.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thank you for that great review. We try very hard to put a smile on everyone's face and I'm glad we did it again here. Your review was thorough and accurate on the day and your tips are very helpful. Thank you again and we hope to see you on another adventure soon. Randy
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Fun rafting
scn_from_sc
, Aug 2019
Excellent guides and wonderful experience! Fun enough for the experienced rafter, and not overwhelming for the novice. Breathtaking scenery of the grand canyon from the Colorado. This is an excellent way to raft the Colorado without having to spend multiple days. The visit to the cavern was also very cool. Our guides, Dennis and Evan, were very hospitable, safety conscientious, and planned extra stops along the way to enjoy lunch, more scenery, playing in the water, etc. We saw lots of wildlife on the way to the launch site and also along the river itself. The trip was almost a two for one deal. To get to the raft launch site, we literally went off roading on a >15 mile trip down a dirt / gravel road. To say the least, it was a teeth rattling experience but added to the fun of the trip. Why pay for a separate off road experience when you can get this from booking the rafting trip? The booking agents were also helpful. They will call you the day before to go over everything.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
HI guys, really strive to make sure everyone has that fantastic trip you experienced. I like to speak directly with all the customers prior to going as I like to make sure all the little things are mentioned and you are completely ready for your trip. Sounds like that off roading portion was great as well. That's one thing Arizona and Nevada will never run out of.... off roading locations. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers.
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disappointed thought u actually...
Christopher C
, Sep 2017
disappointed thought u actually paddled thru the rapids did not realize it was motorized,lot of money,would not do it again
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We had an amazing time. We plan to...
Patricia H
, Aug 2016
We had an amazing time. We plan to do it again sometime. Totally worth the money spent. Our boat driver was Gina, we LOVED her!!
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This was a trip of a lifetime with...
Hazelan J
, Jul 2016
This was a trip of a lifetime with my family. It was more than I expected: cliff diving, rock repelling, etc, etc. Joseph our trip leader was the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!! He was so responsive to our needs and always answered our questions no matter how silly. We loved the whole experience and the helicopter ride was a 1st and only wished that it was longer.
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Fantastic day of adventure for all the...
Stephen C
, Aug 2015
Fantastic day of adventure for all the family which will stay with us for many years!
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