Taking a Grand Canyon whitewater rafting trip is something my wife and I have dreamed about for years. When we finally decided we were going to go, I did a lot of research on the different companies that handled adventure trips on the Colorado River. We were very impressed with what Western River Expeditions had to offer.
From the airplane ride into the middle of the desert to our helicopter ride out, it was unbelievable. And our guides – some of the most amazing, knowledgeable, well versed people we have ever met. They were able to weave the sounds, sights, wildlife, habitats, and history into an intricate story that unfolded as we forged our way down the river. Their geographic knowledge and boating abilities got us into the nooks and crannies of the canyon that other rafting companies simply passed by.
And what is a vacation without great food? Well despite being in the middle of the desert, the food our guides produced was nothing short of amazing. There was always so much to eat, we gained weight on this trip! Somehow after being in the 110 degree weather for a week with no refrigeration they managed to give us fresh fish and ice cream on our last night!
We were looking to see one of America's greatest National Parks, but we ended up on a full fledged adventure, with heart-pounding rapids, new friends, high end cuisine, picturesque views and memories that will last a lifetime! Thank you Western River Expeditions and staff for an incredible time!
Peter Van Markwyk – Fishkill, New York