This tour operates from March through October only and has very limited availability, so make your reservations early! Most white-water rafting on the Colorado River requires a week or more of holiday time and reservations must be made a year or more in advance. With this Westwind-Hualapai tour you can experience the thrills of white water in an incredible “One Day” Experience.
- 6:00am departure from the Deer Valley Airport
- 45 minute scenic, narrated flight to Peach Springs airstrip
- Transfers by the Hualapai from the airstrip down Diamond Creek road to launch site
- Native American guides
- Motorized, pontoon boat trip down the Colorado River through rapids and smooth water
- Hike up to Travertine Falls
- Lunch on a sand beach
- Helicopter out at the West Rim
- Scenic flight back to Phoenix in your Westwind Air Service plane
- About a 12 hour day in total
Depart early in the morning for this exciting, White Water Experience! Westwind Air Service takes you on a narrated, scenic flight to Peach Springs, the center of the Hualapai Reservation. From Peach Springs transfer by ground with your Native guides down 19 miles of varied landscape to Diamond Creek to begin your White Water Experience.
You journey along the Colorado River surrounded by stunning scenery, incredible geology and a timeless sense of peace. Throughout the day enjoy a total of 9 sets of rapids that vary in degree (bring lots of sunscreen and a change of clothes, you are guaranteed to get wet) and are separated by calm stretches that give you time to dry out in between. Your motorized pontoon boat gives you the opportunity to enjoy the rapids and even motor back through for a second run.
Part way through the day you’ll land for an adventure at Travertine Falls. Here you can rest and relax or hike into this unique waterfall surrounded by unusual rock formations and partly enclosed in a large grotto. A little later you will stop for a picnic lunch on a sandy beach area and finally unwind with a smooth-water run down the last stretch before docking at the West Rim. Here you will thrill to an exhilarating helicopter lift back up to the rim of the Canyon where your Westwind Aircraft is waiting to bring you back to Phoenix. This tour is the perfect way to be immersed in the mystery and beauty of the Grand Canyon and is an experience you’ll cherish forever.
** Not suitable for children under 10 years old. Four person minimum