Grand Canyon Rafting Adventure

Date:
June 4 - 13, 2021 Almost Full

Price:
from $3,495 from Las Vegas, Nevada

Operator:
Grand Canyon Expeditions

The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon is the standard by which all other adventure trips are judged. Its rapids are known throughout the river rafting world: Crystal, Hermit, the legendary Lava River Falls and many more. But a river trip through the Grand Canyon is much more than exciting rapids. It's also the hikes in side canyons to fern grottos, waterfalls and huge natural amphitheaters, the beautiful beach campsites on the river, the blazing canopy of stars at night and the shared experience of the ultimate natural history trip with friends and family.

Surely there are few spots on earth that can compare with the Grand Canyon for scenic beauty. But its grandeur is quite unforgettable from the exciting vantage of a whitewater raft trip. The W&L Traveller has again chartered Grand Canyon Expeditions for an eight-day adventure on the Colorado. Our 37-foot motorized raft is designed for stability, so you and your family will be completely safe, as well as surprisingly comfortable and well cared for. From the river put-in beach at Lees Ferry below Lake Powell to the take-out pier above Hoover Dam at Lake Mead 240 miles downriver, the trip is perfectly paced to accentuate both the thrills and exquisite tranquility of the Canyon. Throughout our trip, knowledgeable guides, steeped in the history of the Canyon, will enhance our appreciation of the highlights.

Again this year, we've chartered two rafts of 14 passengers each. The expedition will be accompanied by a W&L geology professor, who will help us read the rock record in the world's greatest open textbook on the earth's history. Participants will need to travel independently to Las Vegas, where our expedition departs by air-conditioned coach early on Aug. 5 for Lees Ferry. The package includes all safety equipment, waterproof duffels, and tents. All meals are specially prepared by the Expeditions staff. Traditionally, this trip fills quickly.

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