Self Drive One Day Grand Canyon White Water Rafting Tour

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  • Duration: 17 hours (approx.)
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada or Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Product code: 5167SD
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Experience a thrilling adventure as you raft down the mighty Colorado River along the sheer cliffs of the Grand Canyon. Also included in this exciting white water rafting day trip from either Flagstaff or Las Vegas is a 4,000-foot (1,200-meter) helicopter transfer to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon.

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Small-group tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Lunch included
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  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

If you already have a car, this is the perfect one-day Grand Canyon white water rafting tour. Drive yourself from Flagstaff or Las Vegas to Peach Springs, Arizona, home to the Hualapai Indians at the gateway to the Grand Canyon. Here, you will check in and transfer by van to the Colorado River for your 5.5-hour white water rafting adventure.

Your native Hualapai guide will lead you through class 3 to class 6 rapids on your 40-mile (64-km) journey through the Grand Canyon. (Note: The Grand Canyon operates on a 1-10 scale of rapids instead of the worldwide I-VI classification.) Stops are made throughout the trip so you can discover hidden canyons and waterfalls, including Tavertine Waterfall.

A boxed lunch is included, which you can enjoy in the solitude of the canyon. Be sure to bring your camera for incredible photo opportunities! At the conclusion of your rafting tour, board a six-seat, A-Star helicopter for your quick 4,000-foot transfer to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Return by van to Peach Springs and your awaiting car for your return journey to Las Vegas or Flagstaff.

Need transportation from Las Vegas? Round-trip transportation is available, see below for details.

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Self Drive One Day Grand Canyon White Water Rafting Tour

Self Drive One Day Grand Canyon White Water Rafting Tour

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Departure Point:
Peach Springs, Arizona
Departure Time:
    Tour departs Peach Springs at 8am

    It is advised that you allow yourself ample driving time to arrive by 7:30am.
Return Details:
  • Las Vegas returns are approximately around 9:30-10pm
  • Flagstaff returns are approximately around 9pm
All times are subject to local traffic and road conditions.

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Tour options:
Self Drive TourCode: SD_ONLY

Self drive tour including rafting tour, lunch, 6-minute helicopter transfer, local guide and all taxes, fees and handling charges.

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Tour with TransportationCode: LV_TRNS

Tour with roundtrip transportation from Las Vegas only. Includes rafting tour, lunch, 6-minute helicopter transfer, local guide and all taxes, fees and handling charges.

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Self Drive One Day Grand Canyon White Water Rafting Tour

Self Drive One Day Grand Canyon White Water Rafting Tour

  • White Water Rafting tour
  • Lunch
  • 6-minute helicopter transfer
  • Local guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Round-trip transportation from Las Vegas (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Please note: The helicopter ascent is weather permitting and if this is canceled, alternate transportation will be provided.
  • Transportation option is only available from Las Vegas. Transportation is not available from Flagstaff.
What to Wear:
We recommend you wear shorts and a T-shirt made with fast-drying material and a swimsuit underneath. Also, wear tennis shoes or river-type sandals (not flip-flops) and sun block.

What to Bring:
We recommend you bring a light backpack, a hat with a retention strap, sunglasses, waterproof or Ziploc bag for your camera, and money (for souvenirs and tips). Please do not bring valuables.
  • 8am - Depart Peach Springs, transfer by bus/van to the base camp at the Colorado River
  • 8:45am - Arrive at Colorado River for orientation
  • 9:30am - White Water Rafting Adventure - See natural waterfalls, hidden canyons and enjoy class 3-6 rapids. Boxed lunch will be served at approximately 11:30am at Tavertine Waterfalls
  • 2:30pm - Complete the rafting portion of your tour
  • 3pm - Transfer by helicopter to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Free time for shopping in the gift store and to purchase photos
  • 5pm - Depart the Grand Canyon West Rim for Peach Springs. Arrive at approximately 7pm
  • Expected return time to Las Vegas - 9:30-10pm; Expected return time to Flagstaff - 9pm
Please note: Rafting trip including orientation, transportation to Peach Springs, helicopter transfer and free time is approximately 9-hours.

ll times are approximate and subject to change. Please allow ample driving time from your departure point to arrive in Peach Springs by 7:30am.
Terms and Conditions:

If you cancel at least 31 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 30 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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