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When a Great Vacation Becomes a Treasured Memory

5

| September 22, 2016


Our Cataract Canyon rafting vacation was fantastic. After having been to Lake Powell many times, we thought we knew what to expect: similar climate and surroundings.

From the beginning we were very impressed with everyone within the Western River family. Reservations were made and we were asked to meet at the Moab Adventure Center at 7 AM. We were greeted by Jason who was very professional and thorough. Thank you Jason for setting a great standard from the beginning that held consistent throughout the entire journey. Within 45 minutes of leaving the MAC we were sitting on our rafts heading downstream on the mighty Colorado River.

The equipment used was first class, clean and dependable. The views and the river were interactively inspiring. The people we shared the trip with made the experience even better. Many of the people we met will be life long friends whom we hope to experience additional adventures with.

The Guides were professional and efficient. Our guides cooked every meal, and even cooked up some entertainment after their chores and 15 hour days were finished. This was what we didn't expect: that the guides made the trip! Thank you for a treasured memory!!


Rafting Trips on the Colorado River

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Moab Utah - Cataract Canyon Classic 4 Day
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Awesome Float!

5

| September 22, 2016


This trip was just what we were looking for. Away from cell phones and civilization for a few days.

We had a great time relaxing and eating great food. The meals and the staff were awesome. Could not have asked for better service, awesome sights and water.

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Moab Utah - Cataract Canyon Classic 4 Day
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A Trip of a Lifetime – Four Appreciations

5

| September 22, 2016


1. Professionalism and mastery of the river by our guides. The size and comfort of our boat belied the skill required to navigate treacherous rapids and unpredictable eddies and currents. Our trip leader, Mark, was the consummate professional with world class river skills. Similarly, Johnny, Kurt and John had years of river experience and knowledge. Coupled with their safety skills, humor and musical talent, it was a trip of a lifetime.

2. Comradery. Thank you Sandy and Gerry for showing us the way and sharing memorable stories. Everyone in our group came from different backgrounds and geographies but came for a common purpose, a trip of a lifetime.

3. Glory of America’s West. Seeing the Milky Way and silhouette of the Canyon walls at night (without mosquitos) is a unique experience and cherished from our trip of a lifetime.

4. Less is more. As a passenger you need surprisingly little. However, Western River does an enormous amount of work flawlessly – flight and ground logistics, preparing and supplying the boats (beautiful fresh food would magically appear every day). Thank you Western River for a trip of a lifetime.


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Grand Canyon - 6 or 7 Day Vacation
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Best Vacation EVER!

5

| September 22, 2016


From booking the reservation to returning to pick up our luggage everything about this vacation was wonderful!

We were very fortunate to get 5 incredibly talented, intelligent, fun, caring and all around GREAT guides for our trip! Our team leader Alex and our guides Carter, Taylor, John and Amanda made this trip beyond memorable for us! Their professionalism was extraordinary, their knowledge was impressive, their meal preparation and cooking was outstanding, their personalities were awesome and the experience they allowed us to have in a safe and comfortable environment was more than we ever imagined!

We highly recommend this trip and are already talking about planning to go again next year...hopefully with the same TL and guides!!!! Thank you Western River, Alex, Carter, Taylor, John and Amanda for an amazing vacation!!!!


See the Cataract Canyon 4-Day Trip

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Moab Utah - Cataract Canyon Classic 4 Day
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Words Cannot Give This Experience It’s Due.

5

| September 22, 2016


Words Cannot Give This Experience It's Due. You must come and experience it for yourself.

As a 74 year old, the trip brought joys of many kinds:

The ranch so authentic!!

The river so refreshing

The canyon speechless

The experience (Bucket list for sure)

The food unbelievably good

The interactions between grandparents, parents, in-laws kids/Grandkids speaks volumes for what this experience can do to insure that families stay CONNECTED!!

Yes I would do this again tomorrow!!!


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Grand Canyon - 4 Day River & Ranch Tour
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Amazing

5

| September 22, 2016


It is hard to describe the experience in simple words - 7 days of continual amazement and wonderment. Every bend in the river another panoramic feast. This was literally a trip of a lifetime, an opportunity to experience and feel the natural history and human history of the Grand Canyon like you could only dream to. To start with this foundation - the natural beauty and awesome venue, then add the expertise of the Company and guides...

Western River Expeditions was impeccable in attention to detail, in ensuring a world class rafting trip. There was nothing left to chance. The guides (Wiley and Mackay, Shad and Newt) were fabulous: informative, helpful, considerate, and knowledgeable. It was hard to sit and watch them prepare our meals without pitching in - but their system of setting up and taking down, cooking and cleaning was an orchestrated work of art. The food was fabulous.

Preparation for the trip simply means following their equipment list to the letter. It is complete. Blogs will debate the particulars, but honestly each person has their preferences. The weather dictates much of what is appropriate dress, so the packing list from Western Rivers is as about as complete and thorough as you can get. For example, I didn't wear gloves and did great. Others got skinned up from holding the rope without them. I thought the splash jacket was worth the purchase, but many did fine with rain gear.


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Grand Canyon - 6 or 7 Day Vacation
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One of the Best Vacations Ever!

5

| September 14, 2016


Pro tip: If you plan on shooting the rapids on the Colorado River, want to leave the major work of camping to the pros, and love beautiful scenery, then I totally and completely recommend Western River Expeditions as your guide!

The entire experience was golden from start to finish, zero complaints! The technical knowledge and customer service of the guides (Taylor, Steph, Steve, and Ben) was top-notch. I will be hiring them again for future trips in other locations.

Thank you for a stellar experience! #thumbsup #cataractcanyon #wortheverypenny


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Moab Utah - Cataract Canyon Classic 4 Day
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Very Interesting

5

| September 14, 2016


Well planned and executed by Western. I never knew there were so many rocks in the world. Staff were both very friendly and competent. Great cooks and story tellers. Never expected chocolate bars beneath the GREAT FIRERY BALL OF DEATH! So Glad we did it and now I appreciate indoor plumbing more than ever!


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Grand Canyon - 3 Day River Trip
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A Great Family Vacation!

5

| September 14, 2016


The Western River team really knows how to create a great experience!

The guides were fun and very professional. We really enjoyed the other families in our group. We created memories that will last a lifetime.

Only recommendation I would make is to add transportation from the airport into Moab. We had a little trouble when we arrived, but one of our favorite guides took us to the airport for our departure. That's service!!


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Moab Utah - Desolation Canyon Trip
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Trip of a Lifetime

5

| September 14, 2016


I first saw the Grand Canyon many years ago and have always dreamed of seeing it from the bottom up. I put it on my bucket list after being diagnosed with stage IV cancer in 2005. I finally made it and included my two sons, ages 18 and 20. I hoped this would be a bonding time for us.

Being away from all distractions in the grandeur of the canyon accomplished this and so much more. Disconnecting from our regular lives and sharing this experience with a great group of people and guides who were knowledgeable, personable, entertaining and just plain fun elevated our relationship and created memories that will stay with us for the rest of our lives.

The entire process of the trip was so well organized and each leg of the journey was amazing, from the propeller plane ride to the helicopter to the raft to the boat and even the comfortable coaches. The food was well planned and delicious. We were amazed at both the quantity and quality of the meals that were prepared on the banks of the river. The scenery was inspiring in a way that no photograph can completely capture. We arrived back in Las Vegas after our three days feeling a little tired but totally satisfied with our experience of a lifetime.

I hugged my two sons, who are now taller and stronger than me, around their necks and wept with joy for the experience we shared together. Thank you Western River Expeditions! You exceeded my expectations!


Rafting Trips on the Colorado River

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Grand Canyon - 3 Day River Trip