Arizona Highlights Day Trip: Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell, and Glen Canyon with River Rafting
Touch down in Page to meet your Navajo guide at the airport. Travel by 4WD vehicle to Antelope Canyon, a popular destination on Navajo land. During your 1.5-hour tour, capture photos of the smooth, striated red walls of this slot canyon formed by water rushing through rock.
After soaking up Antelope Canyon geological wonders, ride through a 2-mile (3.2 km) tunnel in your 4WD vehicle to reach the starting point for your rafting trip. Once you refuel, board your motorized raft to float 15.5 miles (25 km) along the Colorado River through Glen Canyon as your guide talks about the history and geology of the area. A box lunch will be provided to carry throughout the rafting trip.
During your mellow 4.5-hour rafting trip, stop for an easy 30-minute hike to view petroglyphs carved out in nearby rocks by ancient peoples. If necessary, take a second break to use restroom facilities. Your raft ride concludes at Lees Ferry, a former ferry crossing and military outpost situated in Glen Canyon Recreation Area. Here, board a motorcoach or van for the 3.5-hour drive back to the Grand Canyon. En route, pass through Navajo Nation land and stop at Cameron Trading Post to shop for local crafts.
Your 12.5-hour experience of some of Arizona's most spectacular scenery ends at the Grand Canyon National Park Airport.
- 1-hour flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Page, AZ
- Smooth water rafting trip
- Guided tour of Antelope Canyon
- Ground transportation from Lee's Ferry to Grand Canyon National Park
- Professional guide
- Continental breakfast (muffin, yogurt, fruit cup, granola bar, juice)
- Lunch (sandwich, chips, cookie, bottled water)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Passengers must check-in for their flight 30 minutes prior to departure.
- Individual passenger weights, including infants, MUST be advised at time of booking
- Due to comfort and weight/balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 300 lbs (136 kg) will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour
- Infant children are considered a lap child if they are under the age of two and have proof of age, such as a passport or a copy of their birth certificate
- Closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and a hat are strongly advised
- This tour is limited to 32 people
We booked this tour as we had limited time in the Grand Canyon and it offered the chance to do a variety of activities. The plane ride is a great way to get a sense of scale of the Grand Canyon, though it was slightly windy the day we went so a bit bumpy. We found Antelope Canyon fascinating and our guide managed to help us get great pictures. I think we also got there at the right time as it wasn't too busy as we went through but when we were leaving it was getting very busy. After Antelope Canyon we were driven to the raft center to get our safety briefing and lunch. This was the only lull in the day as we were kept waiting for almost an hour. It was worth it though as the river rafting was worth it. Very relaxing and our tour guide River Dan was great with lots of interesting stories and facts. A long day but it was a great way to make the most of our time at the Grand Canyon.
Spent a week with one of my granddaughters in AZ, Utah and Nevada. This part of the trip was our favorite - especially the rafting!
Amazing full day trip! Our family of four had a rough start early morning3am since we needed to be at the Grand Canyon Airport at 5:30-6am and we were staying in Sedona, two and a half hours away. But it proved to be well worth it. After check in, they give everyone their breakfast box which really contained well thought out awesome food. Then off we go onto the plane! The Grand Canyon Navajo east end of canyon at daybreak was a wonderous thing to see. The pilot flew right over Horseshoe bend. Great photo ops! The left side of the plane is the place to sit if you can for the best photos. People sitting on the right side of the plane didn't even get to see Horseshoe bend. We flew over Glen Canyon dam as well -in the air about an hour-and landed at Page Arizona airport. From there a Navajo guide picked us up and transported our group to the entrance of Antelope Canyon. Antelope canyon is one thing you need to experience in your life. Beautiful! The walls, the light make for beautiful strange pictures. Use your iphone or android on chrome setting . Our guide showed us how to use the phone to take pictures worthy of National Geographic. My expensive camera didn't do half as well. The excursion gets you to Antelope canyon right at the start of the day which is awesome-way less people to get in the way. By the time our group left, a hundred people were lining up to go thru. After Antelope Canyon we were transported back to the rafting co. We were given our box lunches as we got on the bus and were taken through a 2 mile tunnel to the raft launch site near the base of Glen Canyon dam. After we loaded up, and met our guides, we proceeded s-l-o-w-l-y down the Colorado river. Lots of awesome rock formations and you also get to raft through Horseshoe bend since you flew over it first thing in the morning There are a couple of stops where you can swim in the 42 degree water if you wish there are also outhouses available The raft trip, my family felt, was about two hours too long. After the beautiful raft trip, we are all loaded onto buses to make the 3 1/2 hour journey back to the Grand Canyon airport. Its a beautiful drive and we did stop at Cameron Trading Co where they gave us only 30 min I was like a madwoman trying to grab things - -I love to shop. Back on board the bus, the driver put a great informative film on about river rafting the Colorado and we eventually got back to our car about 6pm. All in all, even though it was a long day, it was awesome and money well spent.