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Playing in the waterfalls of Grand Canyon

Vacation Planning Doesn't Have to be Difficult!

Choosing and anticipating a vacation is fun; but the nitty-gritty details of vacation planning can be a nightmare.

On a river vacation you can toss the notebooks or smart phones filled with travel logistics, lodging each night, car rentals, and there's all those meals to plan and prepare! Ditch the decisions, distractions and inevitable delays of precisely planned events, shows and, well, juggling acts. The list goes on. All of that goes downstream on a river trip! There is something extraordinarily different about getting on the river, and letting "river-time" take you away.

Reserve your trip, then relax, and leave the vacation planning to us. Western River takes a lot of pride in taking care of your travel details, and we're good at it - we've been doing it for more than 50 years!

Desolation Canyon Utah Rafting Duckie Father Son

What Happens Naturally on the River »

On the river, the day-to-day planning of where to be, and when to arrive - and even how to arrive are all taken care of by your guides and trip leader. Meals and equipment for camping and rafting are all provided. You'll find that vacation planning for a river trip basically comes down to simply selecting which trip to take, packing your bags and arriving at the designated pick up location! It's easy!

Grand Canyon Ranch Garth Boy

Resources to Help You Prepare »

Anticipation of a vacation is almost half the fun, and preparing your personal gear is easy with our comprehensive packing lists - each specific to the trip. We've also got a "store" called Red Rock Outfitters to prepare you with just the right gear.

You can always phone a friend at Western River to ask specific questions, use the website "Questions" section, or ask a question on our Facebook page - you'll get plenty of answers from lots of guests that know just what you're asking and how to answer it!

Cataract Canyon Rafting Raingear

Timely Reminders »

Timely emails are sent to you, both to help you choose a trip, and then prepare. Packing lists are provided for you at just about the time you should begin preparing, and again to check up in case you've lost the first one. We know life is busy - that's why you need the vacation! But we also know that helpful information and timely reminders are usually welcome because life is so busy.

Cataract Canyon Family Flight

Easy Travel Logistics »

Planning the logistics of getting to and from the river can be complicated and we'd never leave that to you to figure out on your own! Getting there and back again is part of your adventure vacation, and you shouldn't have to plan any of that. We make it easy for you to know where to be, and when, and with what in your hand.

Customer Reviews

Best Vacation Ever!

Denise - Illinois, USA

From the hotel bus, to Boulder City, to the plane ride to the Bar 10 Ranch, then the helicopter to the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, 3 days, 2 nights of flawless execution of a trip my husband and I will be talking about for a very long time.

Most Memorable Trip

Rosette - Montreal, Canada

My husband and I have done our share of travels over the years and this whitewater rafting trip is indeed one of our preferred trips ever! No doubt, credits go to the Western River guides that were charged to attend to us throughout the trip. They were professional, pleasant, funny, safe, caring, excellent cooks and all around experts. They were amazing and a reason for this breath-taking experience. This Grand Canyon whitewater rafting trip is a repeat holiday and will recommend it to all our friends. Great job Western River!