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Address: Las Vegas, NV 84121
Phone Number: (866) 904-1160
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Western River Expeditions - Day Trips are the best commercial,...

Western River Expeditions - Day Trips are the best commercial, all-inclusive, rafting expeditions through the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River. 6 & 7 day trips through the Grand Canyon begin at Lee's Ferry Arizona (river-mile "0"). A flight from Las Vegas to Marble Canyon is provided, where you will meet your guides. 6 & 7 day trips end at Whitmore Wash, several miles below Lava Falls Rapid with a helicopter flight out to Bar 10 Ranch on the north rim of Grand Canyon. 3 & 4 day trips begin at Whitmore Wash (river-mile 188) with a 7 minute helicopter flight from Bar 10 Ranch. 4 day guests will enjoy 1 night of ranch activities before the helicopter flight into the canyon. Flight destinations in and out of Bar 10 Ranch are Las Vegas and Marble Canyon. 3 & 4 day trips end at Lake Mead. A jetboat speeds guests to Pearce Ferry where a charter bus will then take them past Hoover Dam to Las Vegas.

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Best trip ever!

I recently took the 7 day Grand Canyon rafting trip. It was the most fun I've ever had. The guides were so knowledgeable and have such respect for such a beautiful place. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

I recently took the 7 day Grand Canyon rafting trip. It was the most fun I've ever had. The guides were so knowledgeable and have such respect for such a beautiful place. The itinerary was full of great little side trips for hiking and just enjoying the canyon. The food was delicious ! I would do this trip again in... More 

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SHarmer0909, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this review

That's the best compliment we could receive; "Best trip ever!". Thanks for being our guest on the Grand Canyon 7-day trip in September. We're so glad you enjoyed the different aspects of the trip from the side hikes to the food to the beautiful scenery. And, yes, we would welcome you back for another great experience in that amazing canyon.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I don't even know where to begin. From beginning to end, best trip ever. I had never camped before and the guides made this NO problem at all. Food was great, companions were so much fun, rafting and hiking amazing....cannot say enough!!!

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SHarmer0909, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this review

We're so glad your family enjoyed the river trip in August with Western River. And, we're glad your first camping experience was a positive one. Having the guides prepare all the meals and set up the kitchen and bathrooms makes a big difference. Come back with your family and enjoy another family trip with us. Sincerely, Sandy Harmer Grand Canyon... More 

Rutland, Vermont, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

If you want a wonderful trip alone or with your family, this is the trip. It is over the top for adventure, beauty and thrills. You will not be disappointed from the very first moment you meet your guides. It is challenging or relaxing, whichever way you decide to take the ride. I loved seeing so much in 7 days... More 

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SHarmer0909, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing Western River for your family vacation in the Grand Canyon. It's wonderful to hear that our guests appreciate the beauty and the thrills that come with this trip. And, you're right, it can be challenging or relaxing at the guests' choice. We're glad you enjoyed the hikes, sleeping under the stars and meeting new people. We would... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

You will never get tired of the Grand Canyon views, you will be amazed at the service and food provided. The team works tirelessly for you and take you for swims & hikes. Only advice is to bring wet suit socks or boots as the river water come from the bottom of Hoover dam. It's cold but refreshing

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SHarmer0909, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments and suggestions you posted in TripAdvisor. We're glad you chose to travel with Western River. You're right about the cold water - it comes from the bottom of Glen Canyon Dam at Lake Powell. Thanks for visiting us from Australia. Cordially, Sandy Harmer Grand Canyon Reservation Mgr More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Western Rivers Expeditions does a fantastic job with their 3 day Grand Canyon rafting trips. The guides are wonderful, the food is great, and the scenery is exceptional. This is well worth the money, and I would gladly sign up for the 7 day trip.

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SHarmer0909, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this review

We're so glad to hear that your experience on our Grand Canyon 3-day trip was all you had hoped for and we would certainly welcome you back for the 7-day Grand Canyon trip; it's even more amazing. Thanks for choosing Western River for your vacation. Sincerely, Sandy Harmer Grand Canyon Reservation Mgr. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This by far was the best vacation to date Rafting on the Colorado River! . Even some of our friend who were nervous about rafting- agree. The guides were fabulous and knowledgeable. We rafted, hiked, body surfed, slept out under the stars and ate incredible meals. On day 6- Ice cream was served! from a raft! with 100 degree temps.!... More 

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SHarmer0909, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments in TripAdvisor regarding your recent Grand Canyon trip. Your descriptions of the guide service, the meals, and the daily routine were spot on. It's nice to hear that our guests appreciate our great guides and the process our company puts together to make a trip through the Grand Canyon possible.... More 

Breitenbach, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We had a four days expedition. The first day in the 10 Bar Ranch was instructive, the ride was pleasant. The meal was very good. The entertainment in the evening was very good and amusing. The River rafting ( 3days) was very great. We were never afraid. We felt us sure all the time. The two guides (Corey and Ben)... More 

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SHarmer0909, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to enter your comments in TripAdvisor about your Grand Canyon 4-day trip. We're glad you enjoyed Bar 10 Ranch as well as your time on the river. I'm glad you felt safe and enjoyed the companionship with the guides. Thank you for mentioning the organization of the trip. We do plan for a lot... More 

Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I have seen the Canyon from the rim but to see it from the river looking up is unbelievable. This 3 day trip was the perfect amount of time for this novice camper. From sleeping under the stars to hitting the rapids our guides Evan and Justin made this a trip to remember. Everything is provided from meals to camping... More 

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SHarmer0909, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your comments in TripAdvisor about your Grand Canyon 3-day trip. It is great to see the canyon from the river level after only having seen it from the rim. We're glad you chose to travel with Western River. Cordially, Sandy Harmer Grand Canyon Reservations Mgr More 

Paso Robles Wine Region, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Just returned from our 6 Day Grand Canyon Adventure. Trip of a lifetime through the Grandest of Canyons ~~ from our incredible crew (Newty & Travis) to the majesty of the mile high canyon walls, to crazy fun rapids, to sleeping under the stars, to 5***** meals, to a few brilliant thunderstorms, to hikes into incredible waterfalls, to new found... More 

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SHarmer0909, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this review

Thanks for celebrating your 40th anniversary with Western River and for taking the time to post your comments. We're so glad the 6-day trip was a great experience for you and that you enjoyed the guides, the food, the scenery, the waterfalls, sleeping under the stars, and even the thunderstorms! Thanks again for choosing Western River Sandy Harmer Grand Canyon... More 

Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This outfitter has it all figured out. From the pre trip emails and videos to your trip experience! RD, Sweet Micki (Michaela). Sam and Shad were tops! They kept us save, informed, educated, and entertained all the way! When it was time to leave and get on the jet boat, it felt like we were leaving family behind.

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SHarmer0909, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting the Grand Canyon with us and for posting the comments about your Grand Canyon rafting trip. We're so glad you had such a good time and enjoyed all of the aspects of the trip and for complimenting us on your reservation experience as well. We hope you will return for another adventure activity with us. Cordially, Sandy... More 

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