Absolute Canyon Adventure
Absolute Canyon Adventure, Grand Canyon Vacations



Your one day Grand Canyon whitewater adventure begins early with either a 5:45AM pick up in Flagstaff (hotel pick up can be arranged) or a 6:30AM pick up in Williams, AZ (50 miles south of the Grand Canyon South Rim entrance or 29 miles west of Flagstaff).  For pick up at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel in Williams, directions and address will be emailed to you with your confirmation. 

You are then transported along historic Route 66 toward the rugged trail where you descend to the bottom of the canyon to the Colorado River. Once you arrive at the river your river guides will meet you to take you on a 40 mile white water rafting trip experiencing up to level 3.5 rapids (on the North American rapid scale).  Mid way through the trip as the canyon walls surround and inspire you, the river is mostly smoothwater. The series of rapids are not extreme and are very moderate (please note, age limit restrictions of 8 years old and up only). During your river journey, your river guide will take you to a few pristine beaches along the Colorado River for relaxation and great photo taking.  The first stop is Travertine Falls...approx a 5-10 minute walk from your raft to a refreshing and unique natural spring waterfall.Inner_Canyon_RIver_5

A deli style lunch is served to you during one of your stops along the river. Soft drinks, water, snacks and cookies are also included.  At the end of the river journey, a helicopter is waiting to fly you up to the Western rim (approx 10 minute flight to transport you from the river to the rim only). Transportation will be provided back to your car in Williams, AZ and you will return to Williams, AZ at approximately 7:15pm. This comprehensive and fun day is certain to be remembered for years to come!

Dry bags for your day pack (for extra clothing, towels, cameras, etc) are provided onboard the raft.

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Regular price is $549 per person (8 years old and up only)

*DISCOUNT PRICE* (a $20 savings per person!)
per person (8 years old and up only)

The Absolute Canyon ONLY operates March 15 through October 15 each year.  The cost per person includes all taxes and fees.  In addition, you have the option of being picked up in Flagstaff or self drive to the main office in WIlliams, AZ (just off I-40).  If you would like us to pick you up in Flagstaff, please indicate which hotel in the comment section of the booking form when confirming your reservation.

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*If your requested date for this excursion is 48 hours or less, you must call us direct at 888-362-7580 to make a reservation.

There is a NO cancellation or date modification on the Absolute Canyon Adventure and you will not receive a refund once this trip is booked and confirmed.     If you cancel this trip, you will forfeit the amount paid.  We HIGHLY recommend you purchase a separate travel insurance policy which will cover you if you need to cancel for medical emergencies, family illness/death, or work related cancellation.  We can assist in obtaining travel insurance for you at approx $25-$49 additional per person. This policy will cover all costs if you need to cancel the trip for the allowable reasons.  If you are interested, let us know and we will discuss your options and costs. 

In addition, if the helicopter portion of the whitewater trip is grounded for ANY reason deemed necessary by the company that operates the helicopter flight, you will continue down river for an additional 1.5 hours to Piece Ferry at which time you will be picked up by bus and transported back.  If the helicopter flight (which is merely transportation to the rim) is grounded at the time you were scheduled to depart off the river, there will be NO refunds or any refunded portion of the amount you paid in full at the time of booking this activity. 


Itinerary (from Williams)


6:30 AM

Pick up in Flagstaff (or)

Pick up in Williams, AZ

6:15 AM

Depart Williams by mini-coach to Peach Springs AZ

7:30 AM

River trip orientation

8:00 AM

Transfer to bus trip to canyon floor

9:00 AM

Board pontoon rafts and begin your Grand Canyon white water adventure!

10:30 AM

Optional hike to travertine cave and splash in waterfall

11:00 AM

More white water adventure! 

12:00 PM


1:00 PM

Re-board rafts and enjoy leisurely float to Quartermaster Canyon

3:00 PM

Disembark from rafts, helicopter airlift* from Quartermaster Canyon to Grand Canyon West


Board coach for return trip to Williams

7:00 PM

Return to Williams*

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