One Day Whitewater Rafting in the Grand Canyon
Beginning from Williams, Arizona, the 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.
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 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!
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 (or a camera with a dry bag.)
What is Included:
- Pickup at 6:00AM at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel in Williams, Arizona
- Tour from Williams, Arizona to the Hualapai Lodge in Peach Spring, Arizona
- Tour to the Bottom of the Grand Canyon
- The ONLY One Day Whitewater Rafting Trip in Grand Canyon
- Whitewater Rafting from Diamond Creek to Grand Canyon West (Inclement Weather alternative South Cove Ramp)
- Helicopter Liftout at Grand Canyon West (Unless Weather prevents Helicopter Operations. Transfer from South Cove)
- Transportation from Grand Canyon West back to Peach Springs, then back to Williams, Arizona
- A 12 Hour plus Tour and a day you will never forget!
Reservations: (928) 779-3163
*** NO REFUND for cancelling on the tour – SEE the Travel Insurance Option when Booking this Tour.
*** Tour operates March 15th – October 15th