Grand Canyon Whitewater Adventure from Flagstaff
When looking for the perfect tour of the Grand Canyon, this combination tour on land, water, and air is certainly one to consider, with fantastic scenic views of Oak Creek Canyon and Ponderosa Pine forests, a White Water rafting adventure, and a brief helicopter tour to create a truly unforgettable experience! Throughout your full day tour, you will hear historical accounts, informational tidbits about the geology of the area, as well as fun facts about the local wildlife and plant life from your professional Hualapai guide. The Hualapai people have been guiding tours much like this one for over 30 years, and you can rest assured that you will be listening to accurate historical facts, as well as hearing entertaining stories along the way.
Begin your tour by passing through Historic Williams, a small city that rests on Route 66, on your way to the Hualapai Reservation and to the Colorado River on the only access road from the Grand Canyon. If you keep a sharp eye out, you may be able to see a few of the wild donkeys that call this region of the canyon home! Board the 8-passenger motorized raft and head out on a 5-hour White Water rafting adventure where you will experience Class II-IV rapids, navigating the path the Colorado River has carved for itself over millions of years. During your rafting excursion, take a brief hike to the Travertine Falls and break for lunch on the banks of the mighty Colorado before hopping back on the raft for a more relaxing trip down your final stretch of river. This more relaxing rafting portion allows you to take in more of the flora and fauna surrounding you, look up at cliff walls that sometimes reach 4,000 feet tall, and watch for falcons and native big horn sheep that call this region home!
At the end of your rafting adventure, climb aboard a helicopter for a brief ride to the rim of the canyon and take in the sheer size and beauty of the canyon and Colorado River as only the local birds can before freshening up and shopping for souvenirs at the Airport and heading back to your hotel or beginning location. On the way back to Flagstaff, you can take in the sights of Arizona vistas as they pass, relax and nap, or watch an informative video that will be playing in the luxury coach. Whether you're a first time canyon visitor or an adventurer at heart, this full day tour is an amazing way to take in the very best of the Grand Canyon!
Recommended Attire - Dress for the weather on the day of your visit, and wear comfortable shoes and attire that will support you throughout the day. Hats, sunscreen, and a light jacket are recommended as well.
- Visit to Hualapai Reservation.
- Lunch on the bank of the Colorado River.
- Helicopter Ride at the end of the day.
- Professionally guided and narrated tour.
- White water rafting on the Colorado River.