I had concerns about booking this trip, but really wanted to raft the Grand Canyon so went ahead and did so on August 20, 2013. We drove to Peach Springs from Flagstaff and stayed at the Hualapai Lodge where the bus picked us up the next morning.
The rafting was amazing!! The rapids were great. The water was cold, but we dried off quickly because it was a warm day. We stopped and hiked to a waterfall during this day long trip. A basic lunch was provided - sandwich, water/soda, fruit, chips, etc. Perfect for this type of adventure.
All in all the day was amazing until the 2 1/2 hour ride back to the lodge in a bus with no air conditioning or windows that rolled down. Sweat was just rolling down everyone's faces. I was concerned about heat exhaustion because it was so stifling. The bus driver acted like it was a fluke the air conditioner didn't work, but by reading other reviews it seems it happens regularly.
Fortunately, half way back to the resort we stopped at a mini mart. While people were getting back on the bus I said I wouldn't get back on until the very last minute. The driver of another bus overheard me and offered us a ride because he was going to the same place and his air conditioning worked. We hopped on that bus so fast!! Someone should really look into the safety of this company and their vehicles. Other than that - definitely ride the rapids of the Colorado River- it was a blast!!
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