Visitors to the Grand Canyon South Rim have the opportunity to spend a day aboard a rafting adventure through the stone walls of Glen Canyon. This tour transports passengers from the South Rim to the nearby city of Page, Arizona, where a 15.5-mile rafting tour awaits. You'll even float through the world-famous Horseshoe Bend!
Departure: Grand Canyon National Park
Destination: Page/Antelope Canyon
Duration: 12.5 Hours
Transportation: River Raft | Bus
Upgrades Available: None
This daylong tour begins with complimentary pick-up from your Grand Canyon South Rim hotel in comfortable air-conditioned transportation to Page, Arizona. During this 3.5-hour road trip you'll discover sights of both Grand Canyon National Park, the Eastern Rim, Painted Desert, and the Navajo Indian Reservation. Upon arrival, each passenger will receive a box lunch to enjoy at anytime during the rafting trip.
Beginning at the base of Glen Canyon Dam, you'll embark on a breathtaking 15.5-mile smooth water float trip onboard a 32-passenger motorized raft. Watch the massive canyon walls ripple and change as you drift between them up the mighty Colorado River. This scenic journey also includes a stop on the river bank, allowing passengers to make a short hike to find ancient petroglyphs left by early indigenous inhabitants of the canyon. Our skilled and knowledgeable river guides can interpret the petroglyphs and also answer other questions along the way. Perhaps the most exciting segment of this journey is floating around the world-famous Horseshoe Bend - a near-circular twist in the Colorado River!
Ample time will be allotted for pictures of the Colorado River's grandeur and the exquisite desert surroundings. Your tour comes to an end at the historic Lee's Ferry - where ground transportation will be waiting. You'll ride in comfort and style back to the South Rim through the gorgeous desert nature with sights of the Navajo lands as well as a stop at the historic Cameron Trading Post.
All guests must be at least 4 years old to enjoy this experience.
Operation dates are from March 1st through October 31st
Approximately 12.5 hours from start to finish
Approximately 3.5 hours each way
Time Spent at Glen Canyon
Approximately 5 hours
Check in at our private air tour terminal or be picked up at one of the approved hotels approximately 30 minutes prior to departure.
Transfers to Page, Arizona
Relax and enjoy the views of eastern part of the Grand Canyon National Park, the Navajo Indian Reservation, and the Painted Desert while traveling to Page, Arizona.
A box meal is provided and can be enjoyed at any time during the tour.
Smoothwater Float Trip
Prepare to embark on your memorable 15.5-mile smooth water float trip in a 32-passenger motorized raft. While making your way up the Colorado River, your river guide will share the history of Glen Canyon and its native habitat.
River Bank Stop
A brief stop is made to stretch your legs, and for a short hike to see ancient petroglyphs.
Continue on the float trip through Glen Canyon and marvel at the famous Horseshoe Bend while the raft follows the curve of the river.
The tour will end at historic Lee's Ferry where ground transportation awaits. Travel through the Navajo Indian Reservation with a brief stop at the Cameron Trading Post before returning to the Grand Canyon National Park area.
Pick-up and drop-off locations are limited to Grand Hotel, Holiday Inn, Red Feather Lodge, Canyon Plaza Hotel, Best Western Squire Inn, and Maswik Lodge.Pick-up is approximately 60 minutes before flight departure (times are based on hotel location, time of day, and traffic conditions).