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Colorado River Float Full-Day Trip from Sedona or Flagstaff

Sedona, United States

From $313.07

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 12 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Glide effortlessly along the Colorado River during a full-day rafting trip, departing from Sedona or Flagstaff. Meander between massive cliff walls and wind around Horseshoe Bend aboard large inflatable rafts specifically designed for smooth water. River guides point out petroglyphs and provide lunch on the riverbank.
  • Full-day smooth-water rafting trip on the Colorado River
  • Drive through the Painted Desert and the Navajo Nation
  • See 2,000-year-old pictographs and swim in the Colorado River
  • Stop at the Cameron Trading Post to shop for American Indian crafts
  • Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off in Sedona or Flagstaff included

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Local sales tax
  • The Colorado river fees
  • Professional guides
  • Complementary lunch and bottled water
  • Historic Cameron Trading Post
  • Beautiful panoramic desert southwest vistas along the way
  • Drive through the southwest region of the Navajo Nation Tribal Land
  • 20% tip for your guide recommended if you enjoyed your tour

Departure & Return

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Please Note

*Complimentary Sedona, Village of Oak Creek & Flagstaff hotel pickup (Sedona, Village of Oak Creek, and Flagstaff pickup within city limits only). Minimum 4 guests required for tour to operate.

What To Expect

Board your tour vehicle upon pickup from your accommodation in Sedona and begin with a scenic drive up Oak Creek Canyon via a National Scenic Byway. The road winds through pine forests en route to Flagstaff, with the option of hotel pickup there.

Marvel at the San Francisco Peaks, Arizona’s highest mountains, en route to the Navajo Nation. The route continues along the Echo Cliffs to the town of Page and Lake Powell where a tunnel takes you through the walls of Glen Canyon to the base of Glen Canyon Dam.

After a safety briefing with your river guide, settle into an inflatable river raft and gaze at the cliff walls towering more than 1,000 feet (305 meters) above. Explore ancient petroglyphs, stop for a riverside lunch, and let the raft meander around Horseshoe Bend on its course to Lee’s Ferry. You have time for photos at this historical site, used by early pioneer settlers who inhabited the nearby cabins.

See impressive views on a drive through the Navajo Nation en route to the Cameron Trading Post, known for its outstanding selection of American Indian arts and crafts. The cliffs of the Painted Desert provide a picturesque backdrop for this scenic stop before drop-off at your hotel in Flagstaff or Sedona.

Oak Creek Canyon (Pass By)

Top 10 Scenic Drive

Glen Canyon Dam

Board boats

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Picnic lunch provided, includes: Turkey sandwich on wheat bread, bottled water, cookie, and chips in a clear handled plastic bag.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is casual
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Operated by Great Venture Tours

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Colorado River Float Full-Day Trip from Sedona or Flagstaff?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Colorado River Float Full-Day Trip from Sedona or Flagstaff?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Colorado River Float Full-Day Trip from Sedona or Flagstaff?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Colorado River Float Full-Day Trip from Sedona or Flagstaff?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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Traveler Tips

You will be completely exposed to the weather so if it is very hot you should consider light clothing that will cover your arms, legs, her, and neck.
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Colorado River Float Trip
Raymond R, Nov 2019
Beautiful scenery, smooth float ride, knowledgeable guide, very relaxing. You will be completely exposed to the weather so if it is very hot you should consider light clothing that will cover your arms, legs, her, and neck. the only unpleasant aspect of our trip was the heat and not having dressed with all light clothing and having coverage for neck and face. Sunscreen is highly recommended.
Great tour
Coastal56111362016, Aug 2019
Love the trip and it’s organization we had a great guide on the vsb And on the boat. Highly recommended the only ting I will improved it will be the lunch it was terrible
Relaxing - peaceful river ride
SHEILA_N, Oct 2018
We were picked up at 5am for the ride to Page AZ. Our driver / guide was great and filled with knowlesge. He kept us entertained on the drive. Once we arrived, we go through security then to the raft. It was crowded but still enjoyed. About half way, the sick the raft and allowed to go see the writing on the rocks and/or take a dip in the 51 degree water. The water was COLD but it did feel refreshing. The view is beautiful! Well worth the cost! Enjoy.
Great way to spend the 4th of July!!!
Donna_C, Jul 2018
Channing was our guide and he was awesome!...He really knew the river and shared some personal stories about the time he has spent on the river and hiking around it. It was very hot in July, so come prepared, i.e. lots of high SPF sunscreen and a good hat to protect you from the sun, and a swim suit if you want to jump into the water when the boat docks for lunch. We also used a towel dipped in the water (which was numbing cold, but refreshing on a hot July day) to cover our shoulders/head to cool off. It was a great day on the Colorado river!!!
It is extremely hot in the bottom of...
Teresa, Sep 2017
It is extremely hot in the bottom of the canyon so the two opportunities for dips in the Colorado were brilliant.
The ride from the hotel in Flagstaff...
sadiesue9814, Jun 2017
The ride from the hotel in Flagstaff to Page where the float began was amazing. The tour guide, Sheldon, was very informative, professional and fun. The scenery was beautiful. The float trip is a gentle ride down the Colorado River. Also amazing. The guide for the float trip was also very informative, professional and fun. I highly recommend this trip.
An excellent, well organized trip...
Kimberly_C, Apr 2017
An excellent, well organized trip. Our van driver, J.R., was awesome and took us to the best sites. His stories were interesting and amusing. The lunch in a bag was very good and contained healthy choices. Our guide was very knowledgeable and provided outstanding information about the canyon and Colorado River. Awesome adventure!
tour was excellent and fun. our tour...
Leticia G, Aug 2016
tour was excellent and fun. our tour guide was very informative


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