New Guided Tour Trip
Weekend Adventurers Can Explore West Rim From River To Sky
May 1, 2016
Hualapai River Runners and Grand Canyon West, subsidiaries of the Grand Canyon Resort Corporation, have unveiled a unique new tourism experience for 2016: The Walapai Experience; a guided two-day weekend tour of the Grand Canyon's West Rim that takes adventurers from the rapids of the Colorado River to an overnight encampment in Spencer Canyon then into the sky by helicopter to tour the Grand Canyon's West Rim.
Tour Of A Lifetime
"For people looking to explore the Grand Canyon from the river to the sky, we've created the tour of a lifetime," said Earlene Havatone, general manager for Hualapai River Runners "Our guests will shoot the Colorado River rapids by raft, hike to Travertine Falls and camp overnight in Spencer Canyon - and that's just Day One.
Your second day includes a helicopter tour of the West Rim and a chance to venture out onto our glass-floored Grand Canyon Skywalk, where you can look down 4,000 feet to the Canyon's bottom."
Paying Homage To The Hualapai
Located just two hours from Las Vegas and four hours from Phoenix, Grand Canyon West offers visitors a variety of outdoor and cultural experiences, including the Skywalk, Colorado River raft tours - helmed by Hualapai River Runners certified guides -helicopter tours, and horseback riding.
Lodging opportunities include the historic Hualapai Lodge, located on Route 66, and the Hualapai Ranch, with its rustic, western-themed cabins overlooking the Canyon Rim.
All the Grand Canyon West tourism experiences pay homage to the culture and history of the Hualapai Tribe, which owns and operates the Grand Canyon Resort Corporation for the benefit of tribal members and the surrounding economy.
The two-day Walapai Experience tour runs every weekend, weather permitting, until Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. The itinerary includes the following:
Check in at the Hualapai Lodge on Route 66 in Peach Springs,
Trip Briefing at 6 p.m.
Transportation down the only road to the bottom of the Grand Canyon,
Paddle rafting along the Colorado River's whitewater rapids,
Hike to Travertine Falls for lunch along the river,
Paddle trip to Separation Canyon and the Powell Expedition Plaque,
Campout and dinner at Spencer Canyon.
Breakfast and motorized Colorado River rafting,
Helicopter tour to the top of the Grand Canyon,
Tour Grand Canyon West viewpoints, including Grand Canyon Skywalk,
Hualapai Ranch tour, including cowboys, magic show, and options for mechanical bull-riding*, horseback* and stagecoach rides* (additional fee required),
Eagle Point tour, including historic Indian dwellings,
Transportation back to Hualapai Lodge.
The Walapai Experience special tour for a party of four costs $3,225.08 (a savings of $260) and includes roundtrip transportation. Individual packages are available starting at $650.
For more information visit http://www.grandcanyonwest.com/white-water-rafting.html today. To book a tour, call 1-888-868-9378 or 928-769-2636.
Grand Canyon Resort Corporation is owned by the Hualapai Tribe. GCRC oversees operations of Grand Canyon West, Grand Canyon Skywalk, Hualapai River Runners, and the Hualapai Lodge. For more information, vistit the GCRC web site at http://www.grandcanyonresort.com/.