So you want to get a good workout on your vacation, huh? You don't think just sitting there, while our guides row or drive the boats, will be enough for you? We've got good news for you: Grand Canyon Whitewater tours can be as much or as little of a workout as you want — it's entirely up to you.
For those who want to kick back and just take it all in, we can help you find your happy place. The minimum that is expected from each guest is that you set up your own camp each night and you help load and unload the boats each day. (Don't worry, it's a group effort. Everyone stands in line and passes gear on and off the boats. And, if you have physical limitations, like recent surgery or a bad back, we get it. We don't want anyone getting hurt down there!)
But, for those of you who are really eager to push yourselves physically on your rafting trip, we can help with that too. There's always SOMEthing to do in Grand Canyon. You might be the go-getter who explores from camp each evening (Heck, some people even go for jogs at camp!), who volunteers to haul buckets of water from the river to the kitchen, and who bails water from the oar boats after rapids. You might always elect to take the longest day hike offered and you might help pack up camp chairs each morning. You might sit in the front of the boat every day, where you'll get pounded by whitewater or, if you're on an oar trip, you might ask the guides for a turn rowing each day. Or maybe, like the passengers in this photo, you'll volunteer to help the guides get their boats back in the water, should they need a little shove.
The best part is, you'll get decide what to make of your Arizona rafting tour each and every day. If you overexert yourself one day, you'll have the option of taking it a little easier the next day, and vice versa.
Just remember, this is YOUR vacation, and you can make it as challenging or as serene as YOU want!