One Day Grand Canyon Rafting Trips
Run Rapids, hike the falls, picnic lunch
$360 per person, add helicopter ride $139
1-Day Whitewater Overview
The 1 Day Grand Canyon rafting trip is perfect for those who are short on time and want a taste of a true whitewater experience a mile deep in Grand Canyon. Run rapids on the Colorado River, hike to Travertine Falls, have lunch on the river bank, and take a helicopter ride to the rim – all in one day.
***The one-day Grand Canyon rafting trips are having problems with their motors due to part supply issues. This means that 1 to 2 days per week the trips are getting back between 8 and 11 pm. We are recommending groups go in 2022 if possible. Also, please note that the helicopter ride to the rim is not expected to be available for the rest of 2021. If it is available you will be able to sign up for the helicopter when you check in the morning of your rafting trip.***
The Grand Canyon rafting day trip meets at the Hualapai Lodge in Peach Springs, Arizona at 7:30 am. From the lodge a scenic drive through the Hualapai Reservation down Diamond Creek Road (the only road into the Grand Canyon) takes the tour to the Colorado River. Here your guides and motorized rafts will be waiting.
While on the river discover the rich traditions of the Hualapai people and travel downstream with a native guide. There is no requirement to hike in or out of the Grand Canyon. For those who want a bird’s eye view, the helicopter transport up to the rim adds a highlight to your day rafting the Grand Canyon.
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1-Day Trip Details
$360 per person
- Price Includes: all taxes and fees, transportation from the Hualapai Lodge to the Colorado River and back, picnic lunch, beverages and snacks.
- Helicopter Add-On (Optional): $139 per person – not running for the rest of 2021 season as of 7/29/2021 – if it becomes available it can be added when you check-in on the morning of your trip.
- Optional Skywalk Add-On (Optional): $63 per person – Available when helicopter operates. Can also be added the day of your trip.
- Minimum Age: 8 years
- Meeting Place: Hualapai Lodge in Peach Springs, AZ. Transportation: Round Trip Available, ask for details.
- Meeting Time: 7:30 a.m.
- Return Time: Between 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
- Rapids: Class II-III+ depending on water levels
- River Miles: 35 with helicopter / 54 without helicopter
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One Day Grand Canyon Rafting Reviews
This trip was amazing!!!!!!
Totally worth the money!! We basically left thinking we would do it again!! It’s adventurous, so much fun, and an experience you’ll remember for life. You get to experience the Grand Canyon from below and the canyon walls just completely tower over with their magnitude and beauty. The Colorado River was amazing from it’s greenish/blueish tones to the exciting whitewaters and then the calm part towards the end- and Yes it’s Cold, but in the hot day, the water felt pretty refreshing. The trip was also not so physically demanding, the hike to the waterfall was quick (and one of my favorites parts), you do have to climb, but the level of exertion is really low (do take shoes that won’t slip). We didn’t have the option to do the helicopter because of COVID, but I think we would’ve liked that experience because at the end the boat trip does get a bit lengthy and one gets to get a little tired. All the guides were very friendly and they’re great at pointing out interesting parts of the canyon and it’s history, along with any wildlife (we got Lucky and we saw 2 packs of bighorn sheep (male & female) ; once in the canyon and another one by the river drinking. Oh and we also saw deer on the bus ride down to the canyon). I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone who wants to experience a bit more of the Grand Canyon and have a fun adventure! P.S. you’re gonna get soaked and it’s so worth it!
Great job! We’d definitely do this again!
Rafting with the Hualapai River Runners through Rivers and Oceans was a blast. Our guide, Jordan, was friendly, accommodating, fun, and knowledgeable. Our family loved visiting Travertine Falls and our time on the Colorado River. You definitely get a different perspective of the Grand Canyon when you are rafting. This excursion was our favorite of our entire road trip.
Wonderful family rafting experience