Before you begin your three day rafting tour in Grand Canyon, your itinerary includes an overnight stay at Bar 10 Ranch on the Grand Canyon rim complete with horseback riding and cowboy entertainment. After your ranch stay, you'll experience a spectacular helicopter ride down to the Colorado River. On this section of the Grand Canyon rafting, the Colorado River's famous whitewater, though still exciting, is a bit tamer and the scenery is astounding. Massive sandstone cliffs conjure up imaginary shapes. Hidden waterfalls and pools carve their way down to the river. Wildlife is abundant, with frequent sightings of elusive Blue Heron, soaring eagles, and majestic Big Horn sheep. At night, the walls unveil a heaven of innumerable stars overlooking the Grand Canyon. To top it all off, Western's Grand Canyon four-day rafting tour itineraries feature easy access from Las Vegas, Nevada. Join Western River Expeditions on an incredible and unforgettable Grand Canyon rafting journey on our patented motorized J-rig.
Meet in Las Vegas at 10:15 AM in the lobby of The Las Vegas Marriott, 325 Convention Center Drive. A motor coach will take you to the Boulder Terminal. Begin your Grand Canyon tour with a beautiful flight to the Bar 10 Ranch. Before you start your three-day Grand Canyon river rafting tour, you'll enjoy an overnight stay at the Bar 10 Ranch, a working cattle ranch perched high on a plateau above the Colorado River. Your transition from civilization to wilderness includes horseback trail rides, horseshoes, ping pong, skeet shooting, dinner and evening entertainment before settling into bed in the lodge, outdoors in a covered wagon, or outside on a spacious deck.
After a big country breakfast, a helicopter takes you deep into Grand Canyon where your rafts and guides await. After orientation and introductions, you'll be on your way downriver surrounded by soul-stirring scenery. Breathtaking canyon walls shoot skyward in a dramatic display of geologic history as you experience your first taste of Grand Canyon river rafting. Hold on for Kolb and Mile 209 Rapids!
Our J-Rig rafts enter awesome Lower Granite Gorge with a series of moderate rapids including Granite Spring, Diamond Creek and Travertine. We take some time to hike, explore and play at Travertine Grotto, a fantastic series of hidden waterfalls and pools. Run the biggest rapids of your Grand Canyon river rafting trip, the "230's." After your day of adventure, you'll savor Western's delicious dinners at the river's edge and appreciate the unforgettable experience of sleeping under the stars.
As you near Lake Mead, the river calms and the canyon widens. Savor your final morning in Grand Canyon as you head down river and across Lake Mead to where a shuttle will return you to Las Vegas. You will travel by way of the recently completed Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge with views of the Hoover Dam.
Once you make your reservation, you will receive a Confirmation Sheet (via email). You should also receive several other timely emails that will help you with travel planning, packing and general information that guests have found useful.
Meet in the lobby of The Las Vegas Marriott, 325 Convention Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV [SEE CONFIRMATION SHEET FOR EXACT DEPARTURE TIME] Take bus transfer to the Boulder Terminal and a one-hour flight to the Bar 10 Ranch. Picture ID is required for all passengers 18 and older.
The Las Vegas Marriott is located near the Convention Center Monorail Station that goes to the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. As a courtesy, the Marriott will provide a light grab and go breakfast the morning of your trip departure.
Once your jetboat arrives to the takeout ramp on Lake Mead, you'll grab a boxed lunch as you board a motor coach for Las Vegas. The return motor coach should arrive at the Marriott Hotel in Las Vegas by 3:00 PM on the last day of your trip. We highly recommend that you stay another night in Las Vegas. However, if you choose to fly out the same day as your trip ends, make sure you book a late evening or night flight out of Las Vegas to ensure you have ample time to get to the airport. Taxi service is available from the Las Vegas Marriott to the airport.
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