8 Day Oar
8 days, 7 nights
BeginsGrand Canyon South Rim
EndsPeach Springs, AZ
River Miles138 miles from South Rim to Diamond Creek
Minimum Age12 years of age
- Ground transportation to Las Vegas, NV or the Grand Canyon South Rim on the last day (optional) $100 in 2018 | $105 in 2019
- Bus transportation to Peach Springs on Day 8
- Experienced river and hiking guides
- Two dry bags and a camp chair
- A tent, sleeping pad, 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, transportation to South Rim prior to trip start, National Park entrance fee, and gratuity.
Las Vegas option: Plan to arrive in Las Vegas two days before your trip departs. Guests need to arrange transportation to the South Rim, drop off your bag for the mule duffel service if you choose that option, and stay the night at the South Rim. South Rim option: Drive to the South Rim, drop off your bag for the mule duffel service if you choose that option, and stay the night.
Meet our hiking guide in the lobby of the Bright Angel Lodge at 5:45 a.m. Hike down the 8 mile (13km) Bright Angel Trail with your pack. This trail is well maintained, but it is all downhill, has about 1 mile of elevation loss, and much of it is in full sun. There are many log steps built into the trail, to help prevent erosion, and many switchbacks. Once you reach the river, repack your bags and board the raft.
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.
Enjoy one final riverside meal amidst the Grand Canyon backdrop. After breakfast, pack up camp, load the raft, 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.