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Rafting Tours

About Grand Canyon Rafting Tours

Exploring the Grand Canyon by river is an experience you truly won’t forget. Behind the geological wonders of the canyon, there lies a world of waterfalls and other rock formations that can only be reached through the Colorado River. If you’re chasing a rush of adrenaline, join a whitewater rafting trip or take things down a notch and raft through one of the most beautiful parts of the Western United States on a smooth water trip.

One of the most spectacular and popular Grand Canyon tours available! The Canyon River Adventure is one of the best ways to experience the region from several different perspectives in one day.

  • Scenic flight from Grand Canyon Airport to Page, AZ.
  • Guided ground tour of Antelope Canyon.
  • 15 mile smooth water float trip on the Colorado River.
  • 2 meals are included.
  • Return by motorcoach, minibus, or van.
  • $489 per adult.
  • $469 per child (age 4-11).
  • All guests must be at least 4 years old to enjoy this unique experience.

The Grand Canyon, spanning 1,900 square miles, contains more than 275 miles of the powerful Colorado River—the canyon’s creator. Explore the canyon and its river with an amazing adventure that combines sightseeing via air, water, and land. The airplane – air-conditioned for your comfort – boasts large windows for the best viewing experience. The one-hour flight provides spectacular views of the canyon’s Eastern Rim, which includes the Colorado River as well as Lake Powell, a four hundred foot deep man-made lake.

Upon arriving in Page, you will be given a boxed breakfast. Next, you will take a seat in an awaiting 4-wheel drive vehicle for a 15 minute drive to Antelope Slot Canyon. From here, you will venture off for a ¼ mile guided tour on foot through Antelope Slot Canyon (guided tour is approximately 45 minutes). Hosted by a Native American guide, the tour winds through the stunning canyon, named for the herds of pronghorn antelope that once roamed throughout. Transfer from land to river, embarking on a smooth water rafting trip along the Colorado River as you follow the route of Major John Wesley Powell through Glen Canyon. Enjoy your “bistro lunch” while traveling 15 miles downstream in a motorized raft. Additionally, you will enjoy a stop to view the canyon’s ancient rock writings, also known as petroglyphs. The rafting tour ends at historic Lee’s Ferry.

This trip operates seasonally and is an all-day adventure that lasts approximately 12 hours.

This tour includes transportation from Grand Canyon South Rim to Glen Canyon Dam (Lake Powell), just outside Page, Arizona.

Your raft adventure will begin on the Colorado River at the base of the Glen Canyon Dam. With the dam soaring 583 feet above, you will board a motorized pontoon raft for your 15-mile journey down a calm stretch of the Colorado River.

Raft through one of the most beautiful parts of the Western United States. As you follow the route of Major John Wesley Powell through Glen Canyon, your tour guide will tell the story of the area’s soaring sandstone cliffs, crystal blue-green waters, and abundant wildlife.

See ancient petroglyphs while taking a break on the bank of the river. Enjoy a “bistro lunch” on the river that includes a turkey sandwich on wheat bread, with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and cucumber. Lunch also includes a bag of chips and a cookie, and a drink. Veggie, gluten-free, and other dietary restriction options available—please advise booking agent of the dietary restriction, and also advise the driver when picked from the South Rim. The river portion of the trip ends at historic Lee’s Ferry. You will then be returned to the South Rim in the late afternoon/early evening.

This trip operates seasonally and is an all-day adventure that lasts approximately 12 hours. This tour includes ground transportation (motorcoach, minibus or comfortable van) between Grand Canyon South Rim and Glen Canyon Dam for $249 per adult (12+) and $229 for children (age 4 to 11). (Children under age 4 are not permitted on this trip.)

Please Note for Rafters on Canyon River Adventure and Smooth Water Expeditions:

ALL guests are required to go through an airport-style security check at a Homeland Security site prior to departing on the raft trip. The check entails a search of all personal items. Guests are allowed to bring purses, backpacks, hip packs, and camera bags, however, guests must ensure that no weapons or other contraband are in their bags. 

There is a ZERO weapons policy. As such, no one is allowed to bring items such as: firearms, knives (including pocket knives), batons, pepper spray, tasers, or any other form of weapon onto the property. Guests will need to declare items such as firearms, knives, defense spray, etc. Guests should NOT bring any firearms to Glen Canyon, even if a licensed carrier or a member of law enforcement. Additionally, there is no means of securement (gun locks, gun cases, etc.) for any passengers, nor will they store/transport weapons.

Whitewater Rafting Trips

Add some real fun and excitement to your Grand Canyon vacation with a white water trip down the Colorado River. These trips are not for the faint of heart. So large are the rapids that there is a special class rating on the Colorado.

For more information on Whitewater rafting trips, check out the National Park Service’s site.