Thursday, March 11, 2010

What to Expect on Your Arizona River Runners Colorado River Rafting Trip

Whether you’ve just booked your first rafting trip or you’re still in the process of thinking about it, you’re probably wondering what to expect on an Arizona River Runners trip. Here are some tips to prepare you for the adventure of a lifetime.

We ask that all of our guest arrive in Las Vegas one day prior to their trip. We suggest you stay at the Desert Rose Resort and take advantage of the special rates, luggage storage, and parking that are offered. You’ll get to choose from a comfortable one or two bedroom suite with a private patio and balcony, fully equipped kitchen, and relaxing living and dining area. Try to get to bed early, though, because you’ve got a busy day ahead.

On day one of your adventure, we’ll wake up early and fly out to Marble Canyon, Arizona after breakfast. Here, a river guide will meet you and help you pack up your gear before heading out to the launch point at Lee’s Ferry. Then get ready to hit the river where the real fun begins!
During days 1 through 5, you will be traveling 190 river miles on your river journey through the canyon. Be prepared to see the uniquely beautiful plants, animals, and awe-inspiring geologic formations the Canyon has to offer.

Our skilled and knowledgeable guides will take you on an exciting ride down the Colorado River where you can expect to get wet from the spray of the rapids. Because the river water is always cold, you will want to have your rain gear packed and ready. You’ll also get a chance to swim in many of the side-canyon streams.

Each day, you will explore the canyon with mid-morning and mid-afternoon stops or hikes. These on-land adventures are optional, but you’ll enjoy the trip more if you prepare with a little walking or light exercise and take part in exploring the natural wildlife and beauty within the canyon. The Grand Canyon is a very friendly place to camp and most trips will thrill to the sight of Desert Big Horn Sheep and a variety of exotic canyon birds!

Also during your trip, you can expect nutritious and expertly prepared meals ranging from eggs or pancakes in the morning to salads, steaks, and international foods served at dinner – and don’t forget dessert! Remember you’ll be spending a fun and action-packed day out on the river, so you’ll really work up an appetite. With every meal you’ll get a chance to relax and share stories and experiences with others. You’ll get to know your river crew and make new friends with the other guests.

Arizona River Runners is dedicated to making this an amazing experience for all involved. Our guests have said that “the guides were truly phenomenal,” and “The rapids, hikes, stories, meals, and company were experiences we will remember forever!”

Join us for an incredible vacation! Check out our Hiker's Special, unique trips starting in April! Call 1-800-477-7238 for reservations!