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With 60 years guiding adventurous travelers through the most spectacular rivers and canyons in the West, Western River Expeditions has carefully crafted what we consider to be the best white water rafting vacations in the world. The setting and pace of an all-inclusive Western River rafting trip give you something you don't find in other vacations. On a Colorado River rafting trip, Grand Canyon rafting vacation, Utah whitewater rafting adventure, Idaho river rafting trip, white water river adventure in Oregon or jungle escape in Costa Rica, you'll find the perfect respite from the hectic world around us–completely free of distractions. Join Western on an unparalleled whitewater rafting journey and discover the relaxation of drifting down river without a care in the world, the exhilaration of rafting America's most legendary whitewater, the exploration of seldom-seen natural wonders, and the peaceful reflection of gazing up at the star studded sky. On a Western River Expedition you will quickly discover why so many are calling this "the best vacation of their lives." Call 866-904-1160 today and let us help you find the perfect adventure.

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Key information

Destinations Destinations The United States, Western USA, Grand Canyon
Activity Activity Family, Active, Hiking & Trekking, Camping, Water Sports, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks
Tour Type Tour Type Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour

Western River Expeditions Reviews

What people are saying about Western River Expeditions

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Maddie L
07/10/2020

5 stars are definitely not enough for this exceptional experience !!!! From beginning to end Western River Expeditions more than delivered, from my pre-trip trying to make a decision discussion with Sandy to spending 6 days with Shad & Skinny the most amazing, conscientious, thoughtful, informative, attentive, always looking one step ahead & out for you guides in the universe !!!! Not to mention coffee brewers & chef extraordinaires !! As someone who had never been rafting or camping not to mention no spring chicken and more than a little bit hesitant I am way more than grateful that I went on this adventure !! There are really no words to describe the wonder & beauty that is the Grand Canyon nor spending this time in it !!! Waking up to the sound of the Colorado river rushing by, sleeping under the millions of stars I never knew existed, being on the raft & oh the rapids (my MOST favorite part by the way), exploring caves, slot canyons & waterfalls, laughing & spending time with 18 new found friends (yes a day was all it took, we all got along & looked after each other especially me so well) ......and the awesomeness of just being completely disconnected from everything !! I have definitely come away with a new respect for how fragile the environment & this place called earth really is. PLEASE just do it, take this trip I know you will have zero regrets just like me !!!!

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Jules
25/09/2020

Seven days, six nights - 100% recommend! I'm a 22 year old who loves to travel and seeks adventure. This entire experience was beyond amazing. Experienced hiking, slot canyons, swimming, waterfalls, white water rapids, camping, stars, breathtaking views, great food, and my first helicopter ride! This was my first time at the Grand Canyon as well as "camping" and I fit right in. Guides were full of knowledge, professional, great Jrig raft drivers, awesome cooks, and good singers! Came in contact with so many amazing people on this trip that I'll forever be grateful to have met. Thank you Western River Expeditions! Hoping to book another trip sometime in the future

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Ginny P
13/09/2020

100% recommend. This was my 3rd trip with Western River and 2nd down the Grand Canyon. 7 days, 6 nights absolutely breathtaking and the only way to actually "see" the Grand Canyon. Hikes to waterfalls and swimming holes with huge white water rapids, and amazing food! The Western River guides are also amazing chefs with delicious variety of foods for every meal. Best trip ever and certainly should be on everyone's bucket list.

Western River Expeditions tours

3 Day Grand Canyon River Trip

Guided rafting expedition

3 days From $1,600 Customisable Group tour
Destinations Destinations Grand Canyon
Activity Activity Family, Active, Hiking & Trekking, Water Sports, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks
Tour Type Tour Type Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
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Grand Canyon 4 Day Expedition

Rafting & Ranch Adventure

4 days From $1,925 Customisable Group tour
Destinations Destinations Grand Canyon
Activity Activity Family, Active, Hiking & Trekking, Water Sports, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks
Tour Type Tour Type Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
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Grand Canyon Vacation

Guided hiking & rafting adventure tour

6 days From $3,065 Customisable Group tour
Destinations Destinations Grand Canyon
Activity Activity Family, Active, Hiking & Trekking, Water Sports, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks
Tour Type Tour Type Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
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Cataract Canyon Express

2 Day Whitewater Rafting in Cataract Canyon

2 days From $795 Customisable Group tour Editor's Pick
Destinations Destinations Utah
Activity Activity Family, Active, Hiking & Trekking, Water Sports, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks
Tour Type Tour Type Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
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Utah Rafting Westwater Multisport

Westwater Canyon Rafting & Multisport Trip

4 days From $725 Customisable Group tour
Destinations Destinations Utah
Activity Activity Family, Active, Hiking & Trekking, Water Sports, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks
Tour Type Tour Type Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
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What's included

All trips with Western River Expeditions include the following services. Get in touch to find out more.

Included Accommodation

All nights camping with all equipment and gear provided.

Included Guided excursions

Rafting & hiking accompanied by professional, highly qualified tour leaders and support crew.

Included Ground transfers

All hotel and airport transfers before/after the trip.

Included Internal flights

Depending on the itinerary, scenic helicopter flights before/after the trip.

Included All meals

All meals freshly prepared during the trip, plus water & snacks.

Included Camping equipment

High quality cots, tents, sleeping bags, chairs and water-resistant bag.

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