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13 Day Oar

2022 Oar Trip

Cost per person



2023 Oar Trip

Available in early 2022

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Full Canyon

Travel 225 miles through the heart of the Grand Canyon. Enjoy the thrill of rafting some famous rapids and exploring side canyons, clear blue waterfalls, and ancient archeological sites. Relax in the evening, exchanging stories over dinner with the colorful canyon walls surrounding you. Trip price includes optional round-trip ground transportation from Las Vegas, NV.

Trip Information

13 Days, 12 Nights

13 Day Oar Full Canyon
  • Begins

    Las Vegas, NV or South Rim Grand Canyon
  • Ends

    Las Vegas, NV or South Rim Grand Canyon
  • River Miles

    225 river miles from Marble Canyon to Diamond Creek
  • Minimum Age

    12 years of age

What's Included?

  • An active adventure – be prepared for the physical nature of the trip
  • Round-trip ground transportation from Las Vegas, NV (optional) $200 for 2022
  • 225 river miles on oar rafts
  • Experienced river guides
  • Side hikes to scenic vistas, hidden waterfalls, and more
  • Two dry bags and a camp chair
  • A tent, cot, pillow, sleeping bag and sheet
  • Daily meals prepared in our camp kitchen
  • Snacks, water, electrolyte replenishment drinks, sodas
  • Arizona River Runners insulated cup

Cost listed above does not include:  Lodging before and after your trip, National Park entrance fee, personal travel insurance, and gratuity.

>Reservation Info/Cancellation Policy

Trip Itinerary

Las Vegas Option: Plan to arrive in Las Vegas at least one day before your trip departs. A representative from Arizona River Runners will meet guests early in the morning on the first day of your trip in the lobby of the designated hotel. We will advise guests on reservation instructions for the designated hotel when you book your river trip.

South Rim Option: Best for guests traveling with their own vehicle. Park at the South Rim and take a shuttle to Marble Canyon the day before your trip, so your vehicle is at the South Rim after the trip ends. Stay at the Marble Canyon Lodge the night before the trip.

Las Vegas guests will meet a representative early in the morning at the designated hotel. Board the shuttle for the scenic five-hour drive to Marble Canyon. Everyone will meet together with the river guides for orientation. Then guests board shuttles for a brief ride to the launch point at Lee’s Ferry. Guests will be assigned two dry bags and a life jacket, then are ready to get underway by late morning. Let the journey begin!
Each day there are opportunities to soak up the Grand Canyon vistas, experience the biggest whitewater in North America, and explore various side canyons, waterfalls, and streams. At midday, lunch is prepared on the sandy beaches next to the river. After a full day, it will be time to set up camp and then relax while sharing stories with new friends. As the sun sets over the walls of the canyon, appreciate a good night’s rest under a starry sky.

Our oar trips are typically split into three different trip options. We will have guests like you join us to raft through the full canyon, whereas others are only signed up for part of the trip. About halfway through, there will be an exchange of guests. Some will hike out of the canyon via the Bright Angel Trail and others will hike in to meet you on the river. Please expect some downtime on this day while we welcome our new passengers.

Enjoy one final riverside meal amidst the Grand Canyon backdrop. After breakfast, pack up camp, load the rafts, and boat to Diamond Creek. From there, guests will ride a bus to Peach Springs, AZ. An air-conditioned charter bus will be waiting to return guests to Las Vegas, NV, or the South Rim if you select one of those transportation options. Plan to arrive at your final destination mid- to late-afternoon.

What people say

“Best vacation of my life! The people, the food, and the water I will never be able to forget.”
— Eli, Lafayette, IN

“As a returning passenger, I often wonder what will be new about this trip. The canyon, the boatmen, and my fellow passengers always come up with something. This time my new things included petroglyphs, major changes at Saddle Canyon, different fossils here and there, a wedding at Stone Creek, a different line through Crystal, handprints high on the wall at the Patio... I cannot wait until next year!”
— Gary, Oxford, ME

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