One Day Whitewater Rafting Adventure – Williams, AZ

From Williams, Arizona, One Day Whitewater Rafting in the Grand Canyon

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.

Reservations: (928) 635-9403 or (800) 716-9389

***NO REFUND for cancelling on the tour*** Tour operates April 1 – September 30

Tour Description

Have your friends and neighbors told you that you need to set aside a week, maybe more, for a Grand Canyon whitewater rafting trip?  Have you heard people say that it’s just not possible to experience the rapids of the Colorado River in one day?  It gives us great pleasure to tell you that they’re “all wet!”   Your One Day Grand Canyon Rafting Expedition starts at 6.30 AM at Grand Canyon Stores’ office in historic Downtown Williams, Arizona.  From Williams, you’ll ride by mini-coach up Old Route 66 to Peach Springs, Arizona. After a brief check-in at Hualapai Lodge, your Grand Canyon rafting adventure begins with a scenic ride on a 4×4 Canyon Cruiser to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.  As you descend into the canyon on the Diamond Creek Road, the only road to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, keep an eye out for unusual desert plants, and even a wild burro or two!

Grand Canyon White Water Rafting Tour

At the bottom of the Grand Canyon you’ll meet your river guide, who’ll help you into your life vests and rain gear before boarding your pontoon boat.  You’ll waste no time getting wet, as you plunge into your first rapid!  Mid-way through the morning, you’ll break for a simple hike, and a ladder-assisted climb, into a hidden nook of the Colorado River, where an underground spring emerges through the travertine to form a beautiful waterfall.  Back on the river, it’s time for more excitement as more white water awaits you! The rapids on this trip average Class II and III, considered “moderate” on a scale of I to IV, which means that this trip can be enjoyed by children as young as 8.

 After an exhilarating run through the rapids, it’s time to take a break for lunch. After lunch, the rest of your journey is all about relaxation and reflection on your eventful day.  You’ll float past fluted rock formations and historic Separation Canyon, where 3 members of the first Colorado River expedition in 1869 left the group, meeting an uncertain fate.  Your final destination on the river is Grand Canyon West. Here, your river guide bids you farewell as you board a helicopter* for a brief but exciting flight back to Grand Canyon West.   Back on the rim, you then board a bus and head back to Hualapai Lodge, where Grand Canyon Stores’ 4×4 Canyon Cruiser is waiting for you for the return trip to Williams Arizona.   Price includes: round-trip transportation from Williams 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.


5:45 AM Check in, Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, Williams AZ
6:15 AM Depart Williams for Hualapai Lodge, Peach Springs AZ
7:30 AM River trip orientation and check in, Hualapai Lodge
8:00 AM Descend to the canyon floor via Diamond Creek Road
9:00 AM Board pontoon rafts and begin your Grand Canyon white water rafting adventure!
10:30 AM Optional hike to travertine cave and splash in waterfall
11:00 AM More white water adventure!
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Re-board rafts and enjoy leisurely float to Grand Canyon West
3:00 PM Disembark from rafts, helicopter airlift* up to Airport at Grand Canyon West
3:30 PM Board Canyon Cruiser for return trip to Williams
6:30 PM Return to Williams*
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. 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.

Reservations: (928) 635-9403 or (800) 716-9389

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