12 Day Full Canyon Hybrid Raft Trip

  • Canyon Route: Lees Ferry to Whitmore Wash ( 188 river miles)
  • Meet: Page, AZ OR Las Vegas, NV
  • Return: Page, AZ
  • Transportation: Ground transportation from Page, AZ to put-in point (Lees Ferry) is included - Ground transportation from Page to put-in point (Lees Ferry) and return via helicopter and charter flight from take-out point (Whitmore Wash) to Page or Las Vegas is included

  • Lodging: Lake Powell Resort (not included in price) Will need to be in Page, AZ for an orientation meeting the evening prior to trip's start.

  • Rapids: 38 major rapids rated 5 or above (1-10 rating scale)
  • Group size: 20-24 passengers
  • Minimum Age: 12 years old
  • Included: Camping gear w/ chairs & sleeping cots
  • Required Hike: None
  • Raft: Oar Rafts & Paddle Raft - used on rotation among passengers
  • Price: $4985  Deposit: $300
  • *$4,985/person is the pay it now rate (not available June/July launches): Pay in full for your trip at the time of booking. No refunds, transfers or substitutions
    *$5,250/person is the regular price
    *$4,725/person is the child rate (8-16yr)

Trip Logistics:

You will need to arrive to Page, AZ the night prior to attend a 7pm meet & greet at the Lake Powell Resort and Marina. Lodging is not included in the price. On the morning of day 1, you will meet in front of the lobby of the Lake Powell Resort at 7:30am to board a bus for the 45 minute drive to the put in point at Lees Ferry. On the morning of the final day, you will be transported via helicopter to Bar10 Ranch where you will enjoy lunch and a hot shower. Shortly after, you will board a charter plane to either the Page, AZ or Las Vegas, NV which will conclude your trip. It is not recommended to schedule outbound flights out of Las Vegas before 5pm. 

Hotel Reservations/Transportation To & From

Hotel at Trip’s Start in Page, AZ: 

  • We can book your hotel room at the Lake Powell Resort & Marina at a discounted rate (2020 rates below). You may indicate on your reservation form if you would like them.
    • April 1 - May 20    1-2 ppl $141.49
    • May 21 - July 7      1-2 ppl $186.17
    • July 8 - Sept 15      1-2 ppl $242.03
    • Prices include taxes and resort fees - 48 hour cancellation notification to receive full refund
  • We also recommend checking Expedia as their pricing is competitive.

Transportation (trip’s start):

  • You may arrive to Page, AZ by plane, airport code PGA. We recommend Contour Airlines from Phoenix and Las Vegas. Bar10Transport (800-582-4139) is also an option to consider.
  • Car rental is also an option from Las Vegas or Phoenix:
    • If planning on renting a car round trip, you are able to rent with any company.
    • If Planning a one-way drop off in Page, AZ (as some trips end with an included flight to Las Vegas) this rental must be arranged through the local Avis Car Rental Company in Page, AZ (928-645-2024). More transportation information is attached.

Transportation at Trip's End: You will have the option of flying to Las Vegas or Page, AZ. This is included in the trip fare.

See our transportation page for additional information

Hybrid Raft Trip

Hybrid raft trips are high in demand and low in supply as only 4 of 15 outfitters offer them. A typical hybrid trip will consist of 5-6 Oar raft and 1 Paddle raft to be used on rotation among the passengers. This trip makes for a great balance between relaxing in an Oar raft and digging into the water while in the Paddle raft. Hybrid trips travel at speed of the river 3-4 mph, more slowly and essentially doubling the trip duration when compared to a motorized trip. This slower pace offers a great opportunity for an intimate experience with the river while listening to your guide's extensive knowledge of the Grand Canyon. There are upper, lower, western and full canyon trips offered on motor rafts. Some full canyon trips continue straight through with the same group of passengers, while others will make a pit-stop to let off upper canyon passengers, and allow for lower canyon trip passengers to join the group for the rest of the trip.

  • Limited rafting type option, offered by 5 of 16 outfittersHybrid Raft Trip
  • Usually 4 oar rafts and 1 paddle raft to be used on rotation among passengers.
  • No motor rafts are part of the flotilla on a hybrid raft trip
  • Slower paced more intimate experience while on the raft in calmer waters
  • Popular choice for adventurous individuals and families alike
  • Popular option for those wanting a more physical experience while on raft
  • Great opportunity to listen to your guide’s extensive knowledge of the Grand Canyon while on raft
  • Minimum 12 years old – most outfitters
  • Group size between 18-24 dependent on what time of year
 

Payment policy:

  • After your payment, you will receive an invoice and additional forms that need to be completed
  • $300 nonrefundable deposit per person required to reserve your space(s)
  • Final payment is due 60 days prior to trip start date
  • If booking within 60 days prior to trip start, full payment is due
  • *Pay It Now Rate:
    • Pay in full at the time of booking to be eligible for the discounted pay it now rate
    • No refunds, transfers or substitutions
    • Trip insurance highly recommended

Cancellation policy

  • Deposits are nonrefundable
  • Final payments are nonrefundable
  • In the event you have to cancel you may wish to consider:
    • Changing your trip date or type to another available trip in the same year:
      • Not eligible if you opted for the “pay it now” rate
      • Not eligible 60 or fewer days to departure
      • $50/person fee
  • File your trip insurance claim with your personal provider more information below

Trip Cancellation Insurance - Highly Recommended:

  • Insurance can help reimburse you in the event of illness or unforeseen circumstances
  • Most popular option listed below - click on link to view different levels of coverage with an immediate quote:

 

Additional Trip Dates

IconFirst Day

On the morning of day 1, you will meet at 7:30am to board a bus for the 50 minute drive to the put in point at Lees Ferry. You will meet your guides as they provide additional instruction and your life jacket.  Shortly after you will be underway to begin your journey!

IconEvery Day

Wake up to the smell of freshly-brewed cowboy coffee – sounds of rushing water mingled with the murmur of sleepy voices echoing through the grotto’s of the canyon walls. Breakfast is hot and hearty – or as light as you want. After breakfast you will be asked to form a “bucket line” to help load the gear back on the boats and then the Colorado River beckons and you are off once again experiencing the rush of adrenaline as you continue on your journey back in time. 

Enjoy spectacular white water of major rapids, such as Horn Creek, Granite, Hermit, Crystal, Upset and Lava Falls – you will see and enjoy dozens of additional sights, as well as stretches of calm water where you will relax in the warm sun and enjoy breathtaking scenery. Photographic opportunities abound in the lower canyon. Lunch on the Colorado River; build your own sandwiches, with chips, cookies, fruit and soft drinks. Relax, read a book or perhaps hike or fish before shoving off again for an afternoon of thrills and surprises. Late afternoon finds you at camp for the evening. Again you will be asked to help unload the gear from the boats. As your crew sets up the camp kitchen everyone finds their ideal camp spot and sets up their “home” for the night. Later you relax with a cool drink and hors d’ oeuvres, get better acquainted with your fellow river companions – as dinner sizzles on the grill. After dinner watch the sun set, join in the conversation of the group, and listen to the quiet of the canyon as you settle into your sleeping bag under a blanket of stars. Tomorrow brings another typical day on the Colorado River. 

IconLast Day

188 River Mile Trips/Whitmore Exit - Shortly after breakfast, you'll raft a short distance to the helicopter pad before enjoying a scenic and exciting 10 minute flight to Bar 10 Ranch. Generally you'll have time to shower, change into some fresh clothes and even eat a sandwich before boarding a charter plan to Las Vegas or Marble Canyon or Page, Arizona if your trip originated there.

"Just a great experience in nature, with people, and the company.  Of all of the times i've rafted the Colorado on commercial trips this was the best one!"
-Mountain View, California

"We got under way and had fun immediately. There were rapids enough to get us wet and cold keeping us cool and comfortable. Every time we stopped, it was in another beautiful place and the food they provided was very good for camp food."
-Seattle, Washington

"Best vacation ever!  We were a total of 24 family members and had the adventure of a life time. Can't say enough great things.  Our 7 day tour was flawless with the an amazing crew of boatmen/boatwomen taking care of our every need around the clock."
-Boston, Massachusetts

"What a great organization and outfit! From start to finish, everything worked like clockwork day in-day out. The guides were super fun and knowledgeable! Loved all the stories and the camaraderie with the crew and everybody floating down the river!"
-Madison, Wisconsin

"The trip of a lifetime. Just got off the river two weeks ago and I’m ready to go again. The guides were incredible, the food was awesome and the views were amazing. There aren’t enough adjectives to describe this trip."
-Liverpool, England