- Full-day tour with rafting down the Colorado River and a trip through northern Arizona
- Cruise down the smooth waters of the Colorado River aboard a raft and take in stunning views of Glen Canyon
- Enjoy a picnic lunch on a riverside beach and see ancient cliffside pueblo petroglyphs
- Drive through the San Francisco Volcanic Field and the Painted Desert
- Visit the historic Cameron Navajo Trading Post
- Round-trip hotel transport from Sedona included
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
While the Colorado River normally is a rough-and-tumble affair, this trip gives you a safe but exciting trip through Arizona’s canyon country. You’ll board the raft near the Glen Canyon Dam, where the waters are calm, making the trip family-friendly.
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What You Can Expect
Snap memorable photos of the Painted Desert, located in the northern half of Petrified Forest National Park. This barren but beautiful desert scene of badland hills and buttes covers over 93,500 acres (37,838 hectares). The desert’s name comes from the varied pigmentation of the rocks, ranging in color from red to lavender to gray.
Visit the Trading Post founded in 1911 by the Navajo Nation of Cameron. The post’s proximity to the Grand Canyon turned it into a popular rest stop for travelers, and today, you’ll find a motel, a gallery of Navajo art, and a gift shop on the site.
Reach the base of the Glen Canyon Dam in the town of Page. Built to tame the mighty waters of the Colorado River, the dam created the nearby Lake Powell. Here, receive a safety briefing for your 4.5-hour raft cruise down placid waters.
During your easygoing rafting journey covering 15 miles (24 km), admire the beauty of Glen Canyon. Stop halfway for a picnic lunch (sandwich, snacks and fruit) on a riverside beach. Afterward, you have the option of enjoying a swimming break or taking a laid-back hike up a cliff to see ancient petroglyphs carved by the Anasazi, who had made these cliffs their homes.
Finish your rafting trip at Lees Ferry, the start of the Grand Canyon and a former ferry crossing and military outpost located in the Glen Canyon Recreation Area. Hop into your vehicle transport here and then relax during the drive back to your Sedona hotel.
Please note: This tour is seasonal and operates from May 1st to October 1st only.
The tour began with a 3 hour van ride from Sedona to Page, AZ. Although our guide was super nice and extremely informative, I wish I would have known that the trip included a 6 hour round trip drive to the rafting location. There were no details about this part of the tour when I originally booked. However, the rafting experience was great! Our guide, Sonny, was of Navajo descent and knew of the local customs and history of his tribe. During our journey down the river, he shared interesting facts about the river and pointed out important geogological formations. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute on the river.
Had a great time with my wife, 8 yo and 6 yo. Would highly recommend
Great experience on this tour--excellent guides (bus driver and boat guide) and fantastic scenery. Learned quite a bit of history of northern Arizona along the way. Well worth the investment!
This was wonderful, our guide was very knowledgable as well as full of fun!
This trip itself was very relaxing and the view from the river is amazing! The guide was informative and interesting. Truly something everyone should do! The only thing negative I have to say about the trip is that it is a long day! It's a 3 hour drive from Sedona to Page, where the tour begins. And another 3 hour drive back to Sedona from Lees Ferry.
The Viator company, I believe, has many different tours happening at the same time(s). I booked this float trip before the Goverment shutdown and unfortunately was caught up in it as the Grand Canyon was "closed". This Viator company made a great suggestion to visit Monument Valley instead and I am glad I went! Spectacular, once in a lifetime experience, and also with our driver and tour guide "Lynn" with party of 7. Stop off at Cameroon Trading Post and Gouldings for lunch was perfect. Lynn made the entire trip; naturalist, historian, great sense of humor, and a great driver. We even saw a California Condor at sunset-how rare! My thanks to a company so well organized and communicative! DCB, Long Island, New York.
Our trip was great. The was knowledgable and very friendly. The lunch was fair. Somehow,some way it should be taken on the raft and eaten in the shade of a bluff. It needs to be kept colder.
Realy enjoyed the informative van ride up and back. The river float was excellent also. Only negative was the bag lunch. Why pack chocate chips and mix with m and ms in plastic bags during 90+ weather. Very messy to eat.