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Western River Expeditions

Las Vegas, NV 84121
+1 866-904-1160
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Care to touch a rock wall that predates all life on Earth?

We were a gang of 24 friends from the US and the UK, coming together to celebrate the 50th birthday... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
emptyegg
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London
YOU HAVE TO DO THIS!

We were also on the September 6 seven-day trip down the Colorado, and all the comments below ring... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cactus90
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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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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“rafting trip” (53 reviews)
“bar ranch” (44 reviews)
“cataract canyon” (24 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank emptyegg
SandyHarmer, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Cactus90
SandyHarmer, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 26 October 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

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SHarmer0909, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 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

Reviewed 18 October 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

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

Reviewed 3 October 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
SandyHarmer, Front Office Manager at Western River Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 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

Reviewed 26 September 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

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

Reviewed 25 September 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

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

Reviewed 23 September 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

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

Reviewed 23 September 2017

My husband and I have been wanting to do a Grand Canyon rafting trip for quite some time. We finally a booked a 6 day trip in July of this year with Western River. I am so glad that we signed up with Western River....More

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

Thanks for your review of your Grand Canyon 6-day trip. We agree, that J-rig is the best way to travel on the river. And, yes, the helicopter ride is a great way to end the trip. Thanks for traveling with us, Sandy Harmer Grand Canyon...More

Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

This applies to the 6 day Grand Canyon Excursion Tips/comments: 1) do not go if you are not in pretty decent shape - you will be twice a day, lifting 25 pound bags up and down slopes ~30 yards to a tent site, set up...More

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

Thanks for your fun and informative review of your Grand Canyon trip. What you say is all true. We're glad you enjoyed the food, rapids, the night sky and scenery. Thanks for choosing to travel with Western River. Cordially, Sandy Harmer Grand Canyon Reservation MGr.

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T-Cartwright
13 July 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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travelingnurse07
29 June 2017|
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Response from darlyn02 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the others - the temperature is tolerable - mainly because there is NO humidity! I see you are from FL - 100 on the river is not like 100 in FL. I took the 6 day in the Grand Canyon years ago and we took a... More
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Stephanie D
21 March 2017|
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If you are asking specifically about the Grand Canyon trip, then my answer is a "qualified" no. Obviously, every woman and pregnancy is different, but the concerns are not just about the physically demanding nature of the... More
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