*First 2 people pay the regular rate and the rest of your immediate family receives a 10% discount
*Price includes $1/day suggested donation to the Grand Canyon Fund
You will meet at the McCarran airport at 10:30am on the morning of day 1. From the McCarran Airport you will be shuttled to the Grand Canyon Airlines Terminal at Boulder airport where you will board a flight that will take you to the Bar 10 Ranch on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon for your first night stay. At the ranch you can enjoy horseback riding, skeet shooting, a guided ATV ride close to the rim’s edge (ATV not included in price), Country Western entertainment and a night sleeping under the stars in a double mattress covered conestoga wagon (based upon availability). On the 2nd morning, you will enjoy breakfast and be transported via helicopter down to the river to begin the 2nd leg of your adventure. Day 2 and part of 3 will be spent rafting/camping/hiking the Western most part of the Colorado river in the Grand Canyon. Early afternoon of day 4 you will board jet boat and enjoy the scenic ride to the upper region of Lake Mead where you will board an air conditioned bus for the return to Las Vegas McCarran Airport between 2:00-3:00pm. Flight reservations departing Las Vegas on this day should not be scheduled before 4pm.
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Transportation (trip’s start/end):
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Motor 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.
Payment and cancellation policies:
Trip cancellation insurance - Highly Recommnded
You will meet in Las Vegas, NV and be driven to Boulder airport and will fly to Bar 10 Ranch. Most trips will spend the afternoon and evening at this real working cattle ranch where you will enjoy horseback riding, volleyball, skeet shooting, riding Atvs (additional fee), ranching demonstrations, a country western program, and a night sleeping under the stars either on a roof top deck, double mattres covered conestoga wagons or indoors in dorm rooms with bunk beds. The next morning you are transferred into the river via helicopter and for the remainder of your adventure, you'll be rafting the Colorado river.
Each day you will be on and off the raft multiple times. Each itinerary regardless of the outfitter, includes daily side canyon hiking opportunities to some of the most beautiful scenery the Grand Canyon has to offer. After enjoying the excitement of fun rapids, you will stop for lunch which is prepared river-side on a beautiful sandy beach. You will be entertained with fascinating information on the history, geology, and ecology of the canyon. Often, there is another stop after lunch before arriving at camp for the evening. Tents are always available however depending on the season, many opt to sleep under the stars each night.
Early afternoon of the final day you will board jet boat and enjoy the scenic ride to the upper region of Lake Mead where you will board an air conditioned bus for the return to Las Vegas McCarran Airport between 2:00-3:00pm. Flight reservations departing Las Vegas on this day should not be scheduled before 4pm.
So grateful to have lived in such a beautiful place for a week with incredible people. Food was better in the Canyon than it is when I cook at home. The guides are top notch and prepared for anything. Total JOY. Go. Live the adventure. You won't regret it.
-Auckland, New Zealand
"I have been to many parts of the world but this trip was special for my spouse and I. I would highly recommend this trip and to use this company, as the materials and videos provided prior to trip helped us prepare and it lived up to the expectations of the trip and much more."
"Exceeded all expectations. Well planned and executed. Excellent guides. Twenty wonderful companions in adventure. Unspoiled Colorado River and the Grand Canyon. Priceless!"
"From our first encounter with the reservation staff to the guides and rafts on the river! The customer service staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. There were frequent updates and reminders as our trip got closer and it was very much appreciated!"
-Fort Lauderdale, FL
"This was the BEST TRIP EVER!!! I'd give more stars if possible. We did the 7 day motor trip and everything about it was awesome."