Wild Canyons Grand Canyon Rafting and Red Rock Country

Tailor Made 8-day Adventure

Grand Canyon South Rim, Colorado River Whitewater Rafting, Sedona

8-days Phoenix to Phoenix from $4,675 per person (based on double occupancy)

This Grand Canyon Rafting and Red Rock Country trip was designed by the Grand Canyon Guru to let you experience the wild sides of Grand Canyon and Sedona, AZ while also luxuriating in some comforts. With plenty of time to explore and hike Grand Canyon’s South Rim and an unforgettable whitewater rafting adventure, you’ll have a chance to really explore diverse parts of the canyon. Scenic flights and helicopter rides will let you view the world’s largest canyon from above before getting wet in the exhilarating rapids of the Colorado River. From Grand Canyon you will travel to one of the southwest’s most iconic destinations, Sedona, AZ. There you will adventure into the backcountry on an open-air Jeep tour and still have plenty of time to relax in Sedona’s luxury resort hotels. Our Destination Experts will customize this itinerary to create a tailor-made trip that suits the way you like to travel, and our team of local experts will take care of all the reservations and logistics, so you can have a unique and hassle-free Wild Canyon's Tour!

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Grand Canyon Rafting and Red Rocks

About Grand Canyon Guru's Custom Tours

This itinerary was designed by our destination experts to inspire your canyon country adventure. Here at Grand Canyon Guru, we’ve never designed the same trip twice because we handcraft every itinerary to create a once in a lifetime adventure. We love the wild canyons of the American Southwest and want to share that with every client we work with by offering the highest quality lodging, unique tours, exclusive access, the best local guides, and professional support for every tour we design.  Most people only get the chance to do a trip like this once in a lifetime, so our trips focus on the best experience possible for the time and money you’re investing, rather than the least expensive. We will take care of all the details so you all you need to do is show up and enjoy your trip.

Tour Overview

  • 8-Days w/Lodging, Transportation and Tours
  • Phoenix to Phoenix
  • Grand Canyon South Rim, Colorado River, Sedona
  • Hiking, Camping, Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafting, Jeep Tour
  • Customized Itinerary and professional support
  • From $4,675 per person based on double occupancy

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a scenic drive from the deserts of Phoenix, AZ to high elevation forests of Grand Canyon and stay in a hotel that is closest to the canyon, trails, and action.
  • Hike into the canyon and explore the beautiful depths of Grand Canyon on foot.
  • Set out on a whitewater rafting adventure that begins with a scenic flight from Grand Canyon Airport to a remote dude ranch inside of the canyon. There you can opt into a vista-filled horseback ride or ATV tour before a hearty meal and a campout under Arizona’s endless stars.
  • Hit the water for an exhilarating rafting trip through the rapids of the Colorado River, right through the heart of Grand Canyon. Epic side hikes, beautiful views, homemade food, and a star filled campout on a picturesque riverside beach make this the trip of a lifetime before returning to the South Rim.
  • Enjoy a scenic road trip through the charming mountain town of Flagstaff, AZ before driving down beautiful Oak Creek Canyon right into the stunning center of Sedona, AZ. You’ll enjoy a stay at a resort that has both modern luxuries and epic views of the red rocks.
  • Set out on a backcountry red rock adventure with your guide as you explore the lesser-known parts of Sedona in an open-air Jeep.
  • Wrap up your trip with an easy and beautiful drive through the saguaros of the Sonoran Desert for your return flight departing from Phoenix, AZ.

Tour Itinerary Details

Day 1: Phoenix to Grand Canyon South Rim

You’ll know your adventure is beginning the moment you step outside of the Phoenix, AZ airport and feel that unforgettable dry desert heat. A road trip across Arizona will let you see some of the state’s best highlights, starting with the iconic saguaros of the Sonoran Desert, transitioning into high elevation ponderosa pine forests, and finally ending at the edge of Grand Canyon’s popular South Rim. Your hotel is located right at the edge of the canyon with access right outside your door to world famous hiking trails, charming historic Grand Canyon Village, and great food so you can enjoy your evening (and hopefully a stunning sunset!) in one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Day 2: Hiking into Grand Canyon

Wake up to a day of Grand Canyon adventure. Enjoy a delicious breakfast before hitting the trail to explore inside of the canyon. You will travel down the trail that offers the best vistas along the way as you descend through colorful and ancient rock layers. You can hike as little or as long as your like before climbing back up to the South Rim for more exploring. Whether you choose to relax in your rim-adjacent room, explore the park’s geology museum, or take a shuttle bus to a famous sunset overlook, you will enjoy a rewarding evening after an eventful day.

Day 3: Scenic Flight to Grand Canyon Dude Ranch

You will set off on a plane for the next part of your 8-day adventure. A scenic flight departs from Grand Canyon Airport and takes you to a secluded dude ranch located inside Grand Canyon. You will arrive early enough to opt into adventurous ranch activities including scenic horseback or ATV rides that take you to epic canyon views. You will be regaled with ranch lore, fed authentic cowboy fare, and sleep out under a blanket of stars at the end of the night.

Day 4: Colorado River Whitewater Rafting

It’s time to hit the water! Eat your fill of hearty ranch breakfast before a helicopter whisks you away to the edge of the Colorado River where you will meet your boats and guides. You’ll feel the thrill of rapids, enjoy the serene beauty of the flat water, and set out on side hikes that let you see even more of the canyon. A delicious lunch and dinner are both prepared by the guides and are served beachside, so you don’t miss a moment of the action and views. You’ll wrap up the day with a relaxing campfire and then camp out with the sounds of the river lulling you to sleep.

Day 5: Whitewater Rafting, Jetboat Tour, and Return to Grand Canyon South Rim

There’s nothing like a Colorado River breakfast to start a fun day on the water. After packing up camp you have a few more hours of scenic rafting through the canyon. You will then transfer to a fun jet boat for the final miles of the canyon before ending your adventure at Lake Mead. You’ll be comfortably transferred back to the South Rim where you can relax and enjoy your final night with Grand Canyon views.

Day 6: Grand Canyon South Rim to Sedona

You’ll be glad on your last day that you opted into the convenience of flights into and out of Flagstaff. The small and easy to navigate airport is a relaxing way to depart after 5 full days of exploring the southwest and the best of Grand Canyon.

Day 7: Sedona Off Road Adventure

Wake up in comfort at your resort and prepare for a fun day of exploring and getting off the main drag. Your guided open-air Jeep tour promises adventure as you 4x4 past some of Sedona’s most famous rock formations and fully understand what makes this area so unique. You’ll have plenty of time to explore town where you can indulge in excellent restaurants, browse the unique art galleries and stores, or hike or bike on endless trails. You’ll enjoy one final evening in your resort where a sunset swim or drink will wrap up a satisfying day.

Day 8: Sedona to Phoenix

This final leg of your journey starts in the comfort of your Sedona resort before you head out on a final drive back to Phoenix. You’ll say goodbye to the red rocks but head into the Sonoran Desert which is full of life and iconic saguaro cactus. If you have extra time there are numerous national or state park sites or other Phoenix area destination that you can visit on your way back to Sky Harbor Airport.

Included in your Custom Wild Canyon’s Tour

Self-Drive Tours Include

  • Custom designed itinerary and guide
  • Professional booking and support
  • 7-nights lodging listed on your itinerary
  • All tours listed on your itinerary
  • Rental car for 8-days

Private Tours Include All Self-Dive Tour Inclusions PLUS

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Private transportation in a modern, spacious touring vehicle for 8-days
  • Services of a professional tour guide for 8-days
  • Private hikes and tours with your guide
  • All park entrance fees

Not Included in your Custom Wild Canyon’s Tour

  • Gratuity for your tour guides
  • Airline Flights
  • Additional experiences, services and meals not included in the trip cost will require an additional fee paid directly by the client during the trip.
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE IS NOT INCLUDED, BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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