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7-Day Grand Canyon Rafting & Hiking

  • Monday, June 09, 2025
  • Sunday, June 15, 2025
  • Grand Canyon U.S.

Trip Leader: Bill Rakow 


Grand Canyon Motorized River Rafting Tours is one of the most memorable 7 days you will ever experience. This River Expeditions is the outfitter on this 188 mile journey rafting, camping under the stars and hiking the beautiful side canyons along the Colorado River. It is a 7-day motorized trip on two large rafts that provide excitement in the rapids and gorgeous scenery throughout the trip. During the trip, you’ll take several side trips each day to waterfalls, caves, up scenic canyons with hidden waterfalls and ponds, along the gorgeous turquoise Little Colorado River and more. See trip details at HATCH website  (

The tour company Hatch provides a ground cloth, cot, sleeping bag, pillow, chair and two waterproof duffle bags; one large for travel gear and one small day bag. They also set up an outdoor bathroom at each camp site. You’ll sleep on sand bars, so the sound of the river provides a soothing background noise. There is a lot less roughing it than a normal camping trip.

Participants are expected to be in good physical condition so you can participate in the many adventurous aspect of the trip.

Base Trip Price & What’s Included

  • The base trip cost is $3,936/pp
  • All meals on the river (they are fabulous)
  • Lodging at the Cliff Dweller Lodge when we arrive (double occupancy)
  • Transportation back to Las Vegas via helicopter and bus

Costs That Are Not Included In The Base Trip Price

  • Air fare
  • Ground transportation to the Hatch site at Marble Canyon, AZ (Trip leader will manage the bus and split the cost among the participants.)
  • One night lodging in Las Vegas on the return (Optional)
  • Alcoholic beverages (Optional)
  • $20 National Park entrance fee

How to Sign Up Your Trip

1. Register on line  (

2. OR: call Hatch at 800-856-8966. (You must mention the Reservation Code A9140, or you might be in a different group.)

3. OR: contact trip leader Bill Rakow at Phone: (703)-626-6630

You’ll pay a $500 deposit at the registration. The balance is due 4 months before departure.

Trip Insurance

Since the trip is over a year away, cancel for any reason insurance is advisable and must be selected within 21 days of your deposit.  Visit or email  Myra can help you with quotes.

If you have questions or are planning to sign up, contact trip leader Bill Rakow at or call 703-626-6630.  Bill Rakow organized this trip in 2014 and 2023.  Outfitters and participants spaces are very limited.  Don’t wait!

A SCWDC member Tracy Long shared her experience of this trip at annual "Share Your Story" writing contest and won the grand prize. Read her story

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