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 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: In or out of canyon
  • 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: There is a hotel room block at the Lake Powell Resort and Marina in Page, AZ with discounted rates for rafters, we can handle this reservation for you. 

Transportation to Page, AZ: You may arrive to Page, AZ by plane, airport code PGA. We recommend Contour Airlines from Phoenix and also Bar10Transport (800-582-4139) from Vegas. 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 Avis Car Rental Company in Page, AZ (928-645-2024).

Ground Shuttle option:
Contact: Bar10Transport (800-582-4139) for ground transport from Las Vegas to Page, AZ and arrive the day prior to trip’s start date. 

 

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 trips are the most popular of all trip types. There are more motor trip launches than any other combined, among all of the outfitters. Typical launches include 2 rafts, and group sizes between 22-28 depending on the outfitter. 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
 

Cancellation Policy
Non-Refundable $300 deposit per person is due at the time of booking
Transferring to another date is allowed up to final payment (from booking to 60 days prior to departure of your trip)
There is a $50 service charge for passengers transferring to another date in the same year.
If you opt for the Pay It Now rate there is no refunds/transfers/substitutions

Payment Policy
*Pay it now rate : Pay in full at time of booking, you may opt for the discounted "Pay it now" rate.  Please let us know if you are interested in this.  Please note that if you choose this option, there are no refunds, transfers or substitutions, therefore trip cancellation is highly recommended.
Otherwise, $300 is due in order to reserve your spaces and final payment is due 60 days prior to the date of your trip
*Pay it now rate is not available for trips departing in June or July

Trip Cancellation Insurance
Trip cancellation is highly recommended. Insurance can help reimburse you in the event of illness or other unforeseen reasons for cancellation. See the most popular option listed below and click on the link for a description of the different levels of coverage as well as an immediate quote:  

Travel Guard Insurance

 

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.

"The careful planning of our trip was obvious because everything was perfect, BUT what makes this company extra special are the people. I cannot say enough about our trip leader, second boatman, and swampers. They absolutely "made" our rafting through the canyon in every way."
-Chicago, IL

"Safety was their top concern. The rapids were high and exciting, but we were never concerned. Photographers--consider getting in the front boat (driven by the trip leader.) After we went through the rapids, we stopped and watched the second raft."
-Washington DC

"This is MORE than an adventure, it is MORE than a drift through the center of the earth, it is MORE than amazing food and sharing, it is something way more. I feel it, I loved it and I cherish it. Your team will make sure you taken care of as well. We loved this adventure and the people who now feel like a part of us forever."
-Gig Harbor, Washington

"Along with navigating the raft, preparing the meals, setting up camp spots and tending to blisters, aches & pains they were also very informative about the canyon history and geology of the area. This was all presented with a smile and kindness that made the group feel like a family trip."
-Arizona

"I think we picked the best company to enjoy this adventure. Our guides educated us, fed us, made us laugh until tears rolled down our faces, and truly cared that we had the most amazing experiences each and every day. I have never had a vacation that I thought about every day for at least one month after it was over until this one."
-Skaneateles, New York