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Western River Expeditions

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Las Vegas, NV 84121
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Grandest Canyon Experience!!

It had been ages since I had been to the Grand Canyon and a rafting trip thru the canyon has been... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bonnie L
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Seattle, Washington
Great Experience

Read the November 2017 review from emptyegg...I cannot say it any better...she nailed it! We just... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2018
SwaHarris
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Dumfries, Virginia
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

It had been ages since I had been to the Grand Canyon and a rafting trip thru the canyon has been on my bucket list. My inspiration for going this year was seeing a presentation by a couple of guys who did an epic hike...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Read the November 2017 review from emptyegg...I cannot say it any better...she nailed it! We just returned from the 3 day trip in Apil 2018. The only real differences between our experience and hers was that we were not traveling with people we knew, we...More

Thank SwaHarris
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SandyHarmer, Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review of your 3-day Grand Canyon trip! We’re so happy you enjoyed our guides, the food and the full experience. and would love to have you join us on another adventure. Thanks for taking the time to share. Sandy Harmer...More

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Reviewed November 26, 2017

We were a gang of 24 friends from the US and the UK, coming together to celebrate the 50th birthday of our legendary ringleader, Michelle. Expectations were mighty high given the year or more the trip took to organise, and I'm delighted to report that...More

4  Thank emptyegg
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SandyHarmer, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2017

We're so glad the trip exceeded your high expectations. Thanks so much for your comprehensive review. It's awesome when guests had such a great trip and take the time to review it so well for other guests. We're glad we were able to provide the...More

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Reviewed November 20, 2017

We were also on the September 6 seven-day trip down the Colorado, and all the comments below ring very true. Everyone should experience the incredible natural wonders of the Colorado and the Grand Canyon. There is nothing that compares to experiencing the Canyon from the...More

2  Thank Cactus90
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SandyHarmer, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2017

Thank you for your compliments on the way your trip was carried out by our staff and guides. Yes, it is a participatory trip and our guides appreciate the help by the guests. Thanks for your recommendation for good hiking shoes. We appreciate your choosing...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

Many operators will take you down the Colorado but we had the best guides on WRE. I debated motor, no motor.... I can't say enough about our week long trip. From the time I booked the trip, WRE helped begin planning the trip. They had...More

1  Thank gogogo945
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SHarmer0909, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2017

Thank you for entering your review of your Grand Canyon 6-day trip. We're so glad you enjoyed your guides. We are very proud of them and appreciate the service they give to our guests. We're glad your teens enjoyed the trip as well and that...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2017

I was on the September 6, 2017 seven day Grand Canyon trip. It definitely was a trip of a lifetime and have rated it a 5 accordingly. I have elaborated on the great things about the trip later in this review. First let me provide...More

4  Thank BOB S
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SandyHarmer, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2017

Hello and thank you for your wonderful, insightful review of your Grand Canyon 7-day trip. We're so glad you enjoyed your guides. We are very proud of them and the service and detailed attention they give to our guests. Your suggestions are so true and...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

If you are gluten free or have any dietary restrictions they were amazing! We went rafting for my mother's 60th birthday and while on the river my brother turned 30! The trip was spectacular! Johnny, Mickell, Parker, and Jace were just amazing people to be...More

Thank Carrie C
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SandyHarmer, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2017

Thank you for your review of your 4-day Grand Canyon trip. I'm so glad you enjoyed Bar 10 and your time on the river. Johnny and Mickell are indeed so fun to be around. How fun that you could enjoy this experience with your mother...More

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Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

There are no words, or enough words to describe this trip! AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL and JAW DROPPING to name a few. I had this trip on bucket list for years, I have just relisted it!!!!! The scenery is surreal, the rapids are scary fun and the...More

Thank mimi306
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SandyHarmer, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to put your comments on TripAdvisor about your Grand Canyon trip on the Colorado River. I liked your description - AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL and JAW DROPPING - and I agree totally. And, yes, the making of new friends and becoming...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2017

I had been wanting to do this trip for 30 years, and I was not disappointed. I've seen the Grand Canyon from the South Rim, the North Rim, and Toroweap, but nothing compares to being on the river looking up. In the words of John...More

1  Thank slhuston
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SandyHarmer, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2017

Thank you for traveling with Western River on the Grand Canyon 6-day trip. I loved your quote from John Wesley Powell and agree that "sheer awe" is a good description of the experience. Thanks for your nice comments about the guides. We know they are...More

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Reviewed September 23, 2017

If you are scrolling through these reviews, you will see a recurring theme of breathtaking natural scenery, white-knuckle excitement on the rapids, and the formation of great camaraderie and friendships among travelers and crew. I certainly echo these sentiments as they are all true. Having...More

1  Thank knordeen
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SandyHarmer, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2017

Wow! Thanks for such a great review. Yes, you are correct, excellence is our goal in every aspect of our service. That includes everything from the website to your experience on the river, to our guides, food, rafts, customer service in the office and on...More

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flynnie75
April 30, 2018|
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Response from SandyHarmer | Property representative |
The Grand Canyon 3 or 4-day trips have a minimum age of 9. The Grand Canyon 6 or 7-day trips have a minimum age of 12. The physical and dietary requirements can be found on our website.
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Kelsey M
February 3, 2018|
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Response from SandyHarmer | Property representative |
Kelsey, You may either book the 3-day Grand Canyon or the 4-day Grand Canyon. The 4-day does include the Bar 10 Ranch. They are separate trips.
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T-Cartwright
July 13, 2017|
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Response from darlyn02 | Reviewed this property |
I would advise you to contact Western River directly. They are extremely helpful!
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