Choosing a company for your Grand Canyon adventure isn’t easy, and we admit we’re more than slightly biased recommending Arizona River Runners. But don’t just take it from us, see what others are saying.
We often hear from guests that it is difficult to find the words to explain their experience. As John Wesley Powell said, “the wonders of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately represented in symbols of speech, nor by speech itself.” Thankfully, many people have done their best to describe their journey and thoughts with potential guests. We hope their words help paint a picture of what awaits you in the canyon.
Best trip ever in the USA! From the very beginning of the trip to the very end, everyone was taken care of. All the staff, ranch...read moreFrom the very beginning of the trip to the very end, everyone was taken care of. All the staff, ranch hands, pilots and the captains of each raft were amazing! Some helpful hints, we used a 1/4 of our clothes we took, so don’t over pack. The website said to bring 8% of the cost of the trip for tips, but that didn’t include the tip for the ranch, so bring extra cash! You will want to tip them, they were great and so was the food. At the ranch, sleep outside, it is beautiful and the house gets warm at night. Don’t bring bug spray, there wasn’t any. Also, for those that drink, bring it, they will keep it cold for you! I would rate this trip higher than 5 dots, it was great!read less
Fantastic Grand Canyon trip! Two seniors, (4) 30ish offspring thoroughly enjoyed the hikes, the white water rapids! The guides couldn't have been more knowledgeable,...read moreTwo seniors, (4) 30ish offspring thoroughly enjoyed the hikes, the white water rapids! The guides couldn't have been more knowledgeable, patient, helpful with info to plan for the day and while hiking. Food was fresh, delicious and abundant! Blown away by the meteor showers, skies full of every constellation, twinkling bright stars; no light pollution! Loved, loved sleeping under the open sky. Fourth visit but walking the canyon rim doesn't highlight the differences of the rock layers and majesty! We tried every morning to catch a glimpse of a critter under our bed; loved identifying their tracks! Order the River Guide book and pack according to their expert advice. Get to know our country!read less
Summer Camp Grand Canyon To be able to experience 280 miles of the Grand Canyon with Zach, Evan, Blake and Conner as our...read moreTo be able to experience 280 miles of the Grand Canyon with Zach, Evan, Blake and Conner as our guides is an experience that must be taken rather than relayed. This company is so excellent and everything they do is so designed to make the travelers experience the best. The food is outstanding, the guides are just incredible in their rafting experience, knowledge of the canyon and attitude and courtesy. They are wise beyond their years. Just the adventure of a lifetime to see the entire Grand Canyon, hike hidden trails with waterfalls at the end and enjoy a true camp life experience. Do this trip is you can.read less
The River and Covid Canyon Ministries and Arizona River Runners made it Safe ! With just a few 'tweaks' we spent 7 days inside...read moreCanyon Ministries and Arizona River Runners made it Safe ! With just a few 'tweaks' we spent 7 days inside the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River. There are waterfalls in the desert, remnants of peoples gone by, Rocks that tell a story. All this and good clean well prepared food. Genius way of sleeping out doors above the sand in the open air. And Hand washing every where--all without pipes and electricity.read less
A great adventure Amazing!! We took the 8-day motor rafting trip through the Grand Canyon in early August 2020. WOW! The trip met...read moreAmazing!! We took the 8-day motor rafting trip through the Grand Canyon in early August 2020. WOW! The trip met and exceeded our expectations!! There were 4 guides - 2 per raft - who were kind, knowledgeable and fun! The guides were great trying to keep us cool during the midday heat. We hiked most days and everyone was able to participate, with several of them having water or a waterfall at the end of it. I'll admit I'm not a camper and it took me a while to adjust to camp life - duffel lines to empty the rafts, setting up our cots and space for the evening, living out of a duffel bag, tearing down camp in the morning and another duffel line to refill the rafts - but I honestly wouldn't have changed a thing. The guides were very conscientious with our health and safety as well by taking our temperatures each morning and everyone wore masks around the food station.
The views are more than amazing and the guides were selfless in sharing their knowledge. Sometimes we had to pinch ourselves to confirm it was real. The food was tasty and plentiful - eggs made to order, pancakes, French toast, omelettes, fresh fruit and other items for breakfast with fresh brewed coffee or teas for breakfast, and grilled chicken, pork, salmon, lasagna, steaks, etc., for dinner with side dishes. And each night a yummy dessert! Without a doubt, this trip should be on your bucket list with Arizona River Runners if it isn't already.read less
Amazing 6 Day Motor Raft Tour Our family group of 9 people just returned from a motorized Grand Canyon tour with ARR. We had the...read moreOur family group of 9 people just returned from a motorized Grand Canyon tour with ARR. We had the time of our lives - absolutely one of the best adventures ever. I have made a number of other hiking trips in and around the Grand Canyon, but nothing is even close to the experience of rafting it. Being down at the water level is the most amazing way to get a sense of this amazing place. Also, we had plenty of time for side canyon excursions - from 1 to 3 per day. Our crew did a phenomenal job keeping us safe, well-fed, informed, and entertained. Kudos to Marty, Julia, Tristan, and Butch for taking us on the trip of a lifetime!read less
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