Grand Canyon Rafting Adventure

June 16-23, 2024 

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LPY Grand Canyon Packing List

 

It’s time to explore the outdoors close to home. This is the first time I’ve hosted a trip in the US, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about this adventure!

The Grand Canyon is one of the most famous and most-visited attractions in the United States, but getting onto the Colorado River running through the canyon is not so easy. Odds of winning a permit to be on the river during peak season can be less than 1 in 100, and waitlists are in excess of 2 years!

Needless to say, this is a highly exclusive adventure, and I can’t wait to make it happen for you.

The number of available spots for this trip are limited.

 

THE CANYON

Rafting the Grand Canyon is not for the faint of heart. We will spend 6 days on the famous Colorado River, starting at Lee’s Ferry and ending at the bottom of the Bright Angel Trail. You can expect to be paddling each of these days on the raft.

This trip will be exhilarating, picturesque and physically demanding. Previous rafting experience is not required but even though 90% of the trip is flat water, being in good physical condition is necessary for the rapids.

This trip will take us through the first 89 river miles of Grand Canyon where the whitewater starts small and gets bigger every day. This allows time to gain confidence with your paddle team and experience Canyon walls rising up each day.

During our 6 days on the river we will also spend afternoons and evenings hiking areas at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. You will experience special places very few visitors ever see – waterfalls, fern grottos, polished slot canyons, hidden rock amphitheaters, ancient ruins and geologic wonders.

 

CAMPING

We will be camping for 5 nights in the canyon. Campsites in the Grand Canyon are most often large sandy beaches broken by natural landscape elements including vegetation, large boulders, sand dunes. Each camp is beautiful and unique.

A river kitchen will be setup at each camp to prepare meals. Meals are buffet style and include electrolyte drinks, juice, tea and coffee.

Most camps offer plenty of space for privacy and distance between tents. When the sky is clear sleeping under the stars is an excellent choice. You will witness a brilliant night sky filled with shooting stars.

 

HIKING OUT

The last day on the river we will hike 7.5 miles up the Bright Angel Trail to the South Rim. This trail is steep, covering one vertical mile of elevation gain from river to rim.*

The trail is wide and well-maintained, and does not contain any technical maneuvers. However, temperatures will be high and you will be carrying all of your belongings in your backpack, as well as water for the hike.

It is important that you are in good physical condition for this portion of the trip. This hike is expected to take between 4-5 hours.

*The Grand Canyon National Park is planning work that could move our hike to South Kaibab Trail. This trail is a miles shorter, but steeper than Bright Angel Trail.

 

TRAVEL

Trip begins and ends in Flagstaff, AZ. Travel can be booked to and from the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG).

***If flights are booked to/from Las Vegas or Phoenix transportation can be arranged on your behalf to Flagstaff at an additional cost.

FLAGSTAFF: Arrival in Flagstaff on June 16, 2024 must be prior to 5pm MST. Departure from Flagstaff on June 23, 2024 must be after 2pm MST.

PHOENIX: Arrival in Phoenix on June 16, 2024 must be prior to Noon MST. Departure from Phoenix on June 23, 2024 must be after 5:30pm MST.

 

RETREAT COST

Price Includes

  • Hotel accommodations in Flagstaff on 6/16 and South Rim on 6/22
  • National Park permits & fees
  • Round trip transportation between Flagstaff, South Rim and the river
  • All on river meals & snacks (beginning with lunch on the first day and ending with lunch on the last day)
  • Dry bags to carry all of your gear
  • Sleeping bag and sleeping pad
  • Tent (3-person tent for 2 people)
  • Life jacket
  • Luggage storage at South Rim hotel
  • Parking in Flagstaff while rafting

Price Does Not Include

  • Airfare
  • Ground transportation to Flagstaff from Phoenix or Las Vegas airports
  • Personal rental gear
  • Tips for river crew
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodations
  • Meals and drinks before or after rafting

Pricing 

  • Shared (2 people/1 tent) – $4790/person

 

EARLY SIGN-UP

Hold your spot now with a fully-refundable* $500 deposit, Venmo @Tauni-Doster #grandcanyon2024

*Limited spots are available for Early Sign-up until Feb 1, 2023. Deposit is non-refundable after Feb 1, 2023.

 

Travel Insurance 

It is not required to have travel insurance for this trip. If you choose to purchase insurance to protect your trip investment and cover you due to illness or injury I recommend Travelex Insurance.

 

Terms and Conditions

To sign up for a retreat, a refundable US $500 deposit is required. After Feb 1, 2023 your deposit is non-refundable. 50% of your retreat balance is due by July 15, 2023. Final retreat payment will be due by November 1, 2023. 

Should you need to cancel your reservation prior to July 15, 2023 you will receive a refund for payment made less than the $500 deposit. Should you need to cancel your reservation prior to November 1, 2023 you will receive a refund for payment made less the $500 deposit and 50% balance. Should you need to cancel after November 1, 2023 for whatever reason, we will not be able to provide a refund or credit. Sign ups with full payment are welcome after November 1, 2023 as space allows.

 

Questions? Contact Tauni