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 send hotel reservation instructions once you book your 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 Lees Ferry. Guests repack into the provided dry bags and 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 canyon walls, appreciate a good night’s rest under a starry sky.
These trips are typically split into three different trip options. We will have guests like you 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. Air-conditioned charter buses will be waiting to return guests to Las Vegas, NV. Plan to arrive at your final destination mid to late afternoon.