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Packing List & Travel Tips for a Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafting Tour

Thank you for your inquiry into the gear we offer and what we expect our guests to bring on our whitewater rafting tours.  We send out with each reservation a packing list and some travel tips.  That list offers the following information.

Duffel Bag

All of your personal items should be packed into a soft-sided duffel bag and should be limited to about 20 pounds.

Day Bag

Upon arrival at the river’s edge, you will be provided a water-resistant day bag.  In this day bag, you will want to put those items you wish to access during the day such as rain gear, camera, medications, sunblock, lip balm, river guidebook, etc.  I recommend you pack these items in a simple plastic sack inside your duffel for easy transfer to your day bag at the launch site.

Gear Bag

Also upon arrival at the launch site of your trip, you will receive a water-resistant gear bag.  This bag will contain your sleeping bag, sheet and ground tarp.  You will put your duffel bag inside this bag, roll the top down and clip it securely to avoid getting your personal gear wet.  Your personal gear bag will be available at camp each night of your trip.

Here is a link to the clothing and personal items we would expect you to bring.

If you have additional questions our friendly staff is available Monday-Friday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM Mountain Time.

I’ll look forward to hearing from you.  I’m certain we can find a trip that will be perfect for you.

Sandy Harmer
Grand Canyon Reservations Manager

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