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The Best Family Adventure Vacations are on the River!

Nothing creates bonds and deepens friendships like family adventure vacations, and Western's family rafting trips provide the perfect escape. Discovering river history and folklore, as well as the excitement of whitewater rafting, will provide both fun and learning for the whole family.

Those of us at Western who are parents and grandparents understand the importance of creating memorable, active family adventure vacations for children and adults who want to share the most unforgettable, fun-filled adventure possible.

The Perfect Family Trip

A mom describes her experience with younger children on a family vacation in Desolation Canyon on the Green River. A river trip provides the perfect environment for family togetherness more than other family vacations. This experience bonds you together. You grow together. Sharing genuine fun and laughter and exploring magical places creates precious, lasting memories.

Mandatory Family Fun

Grandchildren, adult children, and the mom who organized it tell their tale of the ultimate family vacation in the Grand Canyon. A 71-year-old mom planned a vacation for her two children, their spouses, and their children. Carrying on their tradition of "Mandatory Family Fun," they discover that rafting the Grand Canyon provides a magnificent setting for the whole family to enjoy doing the same thing together at the same time.

Awesome Family Vacation

The best thing I've ever done! The guides were great and we met so many nice people, in three days we were a family. I want my son to do it with his two boys. This is an awesome family vacation!

Muriel - Massachussetts

Customer Reviews

Favorite Family Trip of All Time!

Kimberly - Utah

This trip was one of our favorite family trips of all time! We bonded as a family because we were all together in the outdoors, unplugged completely from the world. We were in a better position to have quality time and conversations together and the fact that I didn't have to do the meal prep, but instead could spend more time with my husband and kids, made such a dramatic difference.

The guides made the trip an amazing experience for all of us. They were extremely hard-working and great with our kids - especially our teenagers (anyone who can do that deserves a medal!). They were fun and engaging in conversations, genuinely interested in our lives and our happiness on the trip, and conscientious about all of the details big or small. The were excellent cooks and experienced and knowledgeable about the river, the hikes and the places we stayed and explored. I would and plan to recommend this trip to everyone I know!

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Experience an incredible new class of adventures perfect for parents and grandparents traveling with younger kids and teens! Western's trips on the Green River in Utah and Lower Salmon River in Idaho offer a dedicated "River Jester" who leads games, nature exploration and other activities, a special kids menu and selection of oar boats, paddle boats and kayaks providing lots of hands-on action for the whole family.

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This is truly an all-inclusive family vacation destination you will remember.

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Escape the ordinary and create lasting memories with your family on the Lower Salmon River! This exclusive family adventure features exciting, splashy rapids perfect for all ages. Choose your ride: paddle your inflatable kayak or relax in the oar-powered boat. Enjoy kid-friendly meals and unwind under starry skies. Let the laughter flow and create unforgettable moments that will strengthen your family bond for years.

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