Serenity at Night
Evening in camp is a time to enjoy meals your "chefs" have prepared. You may even want to bring a collapsible fishing pole and gear to try your luck on trout or catfish. Or you can pitch in with camp chores, read, relax, bathe, visit with other trip members or take an evening stroll up a side canyon. After the sun goes down you can get acquainted and share stories before bedding down under the stars.
Your final destination point for the river portion of this trip is Phantom Ranch deep within the Canyon's inner gorge. This is where you part company with the rafts. Lunch and water is provided before you begin the 10-mile hike out on the Bright Angel Trail to the South Rim. We do not recommend this hike unless you are in excellent physical condition and have done a lot of uphill hiking. You will ascend over 5,000 feet in elevation from river to rim and temperatures vary greatly. The hike will take 6 to 8 hours depending on the individuals ability to hike up a good but strenuous trail.
Grand Canyon Rafting
- Lee's Ferry to Phantom Ranch
- 88 miles
- Class I - X rapids
- 10 mile hike out
This trip leaves Lee's Ferry and enters Marble Canyon. Its polished limestone layered with bands of sand and siltstones rise dramatically above the river with each mile passed, soaring thousands of feet to the rim. This same seemingly impervious limestone has allowed the river to scoop out the huge expanse of Red Wall Cavern at the river's edge is one of many attractions in this stretch. Underground springs gush from the fern covered rock at Vasey's Paradise and side streams carve bowl-like pools at Silver Grotto, Saddle and North Canyons. Nautilus fossils and ancient Anasazi granaries await the hiker.
The sequence of rapids through this 88 miles couldn't be better orchestrated. Beginning with the medium sized Badger, House Rock and Unkar rapids then on to the crescendo beginning with Nevills rapid then builds quickly with Hance (the longest) and Sockdolager rapids. Amplified by the imposing walls of the Upper Granite Gorge the grand finale hits its high notes at Grapevine and Zoroaster rapids then the last few miles finish with a quiet serenade.
Lee's Ferry to Diamond Creek
Motorized, oar, hybrid, paddle craft
Rapids Class I - X
Night camping on the banks of the Colorado River
Fresh foods and delicious meals
Phantom Ranch visit
10 mile hike out
Tour Times: varies
Tour Length: 3 to 7 days
|Craft||No. of Days||20217 Prices starting at||2018 Prices starting at|
|Motorized||3 - 5||from $1,179.00 pp||from $1,195.00 pp|
|Oar||5 - 6||from $1,984.00 pp||from $1,984.00 pp|
|Dory||6 - 7||from $3,023.00 pp||from $3,071.00 pp|
|Hybrid||5 - 7||from $1,820.00 pp||from $1,845.00 pp|
|Paddle||5 - 6||from $1,870.00 pp||from $1,905.00 pp|
Reserve your rafting tour by contacting our Rafting Tour Specialist.
CONDITIONS & CANCELLATION POLICY:
Your credit card will be charged at the time of booking or upon tour confirmation.
If confirmation is not immediate, an authorization is made with your card, then charged at the time of tour confirmation.
Charges may apply, if you change or cancel your booking.
Cancellations outside 48 hours prior to pick-up time will result in a $35 per person processing fee.
Deposits are non-refundable at any time on all tours except the bus and VIP tours.
For cancellations within 48 hours from pick-up, there will be no refund.
No-shows will be responsible for the entire cost of the tour.
To talk to a live person call 702-655-6060 or 800-222-6966.
Email our Rafting Tour Specialist with any questions or comments.
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Thank you for helping us to organise the Grand Canyon trip for our large party. It was simply a wonderful experience for us all. The plane ride was amazing and not sure I can fine words to describe what I thought of the canyon itself. It was simply breath-taking. From the transfer drivers, to the ladies on the desk who checked us in, to the wonderful pilots everyone went out of their way to ensure we had a great time. Thanks again, Jenny
Thanks Grand Canyon Tour Company for a wonderful day on the South Rim tour Monday 9th March. I make particular thanks to the driver (bus 1), Mark, whom went above and beyond with the customer service received for this tour. He was an absolute gentleman, who always had a smile, willing to assist and was very knowledgeable! My highlight of the tour was to see and feel snow for the 1st time (back home in Australia, snow is a non event). I couldn't have asked for a better way to see snow then at the Grand Canyon. The Grand Central Cafe was a delight to have lunch with a beautiful selection of food! The tour price was exceptional and value for money!! We look forward to visiting your beautiful city again. Until next time! Thank you and with love,from your Australian visitors
Hi There!! Just a note to tell you how much we enjoyed the trip to the South Rim on Oct. 26. The driver was so well informed & knew all kinds of trivia that he shared with us.George
I just wanted to let you know that the South Rim Bus Tour was absolutey fantastic and well done. I have been to the South Rim before however this was my wife's first trip and I wanted her to have a great experience. She was impressed. Your company did a fabulous job with making that experience a great one. I am sure on my next trip, I will use you company for future tours. Thanks for a job well done. Tony
My husband and I recently took the grand canyon tour through your company. Our pilot and guide was professional, fun and made the trip the favorite part of our visit to Las Vegas! Thank you so much for a wonderful tour. Your company is truly top-notch! I've already recommended your company to friends who plan to travel to Las Vegas later in the year.Donna
I joined to get Williams at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, got a train, and picked up at Grand Canyon. I miss the time, I was looking for the bus. The bus driver was looking for us and took us to Las Vegas. The driver had a good job to people make comfortable. We could enjoy very much. Thank you very much for our driver yesterday. You really have a good driver. Good job and good conversation. Nobuko
I am writing to say thank you for a wonderful trip my husband and I took yesterday to the Grand Canyon South Rim. We really enjoyed our time, the very nice bus, the driver's comments and knowledge of the area, and information he provided. He had a great sense of humor and overall he provided a great day for us! We would like to make sure he is recognized for the great effort he puts into each trip. He is a first class tour bus driver! Thanks again!!Brandy and Jaime
We had the best trip to the Grand Canyon. We had a wonderful day we will always remember, and will sure recommend your company to anyone we know who want a canyon trip! Thank you so much.Doreen and Rob