Why a River Trip Makes a Great Romantic Getaway

Why a Grand Canyon River Trip Makes a Great Romantic Getaway


It might seem a little counterintuitive to book your romantic couples getaway on a river trip with a bunch of strangers, but hear us out!


River trips are great for romantic getaways. We often have couples celebrating anniversaries, birthdays, or just the love that they have for each other. We’ve even had wedding ceremonies on our trips! 

Here are the top 4 reasons we think a Hatch trip is the perfect vacation for you and your partner:

There’s no access to the outside world.

In our normal lives, it’s easy to get caught up and not pay as much attention to the people we love. There are endless shows and movies to stream, social media to scroll, bills to pay, chores to do – the list goes on. 

Once you enter Grand Canyon though all of that – literally – disappears. There is no cell service, so no way to access the digital parts of our lives that can become all-consuming. And we promise you won’t be thinking about the dirty dish you left in the sink on your way out the door. Instead, you’ll be surrounded by the beautiful scenery of one of the most incredible places you’ve ever been, with your love by your side. It will be hard to even remember your stressors back home when the two of you are sharing these unforgettable moments. 


You’ll face challenges and help each other overcome them.

As beautiful and amazing as it is deep inside the Grand Canyon, it is still a harsh desert environment. Whether it’s completing a difficult hike on an unmaintained trail, the thrill of riding an untamed whitewater rapid, or withstanding the hot temperatures, cold water, and ever-present sand getting into everything, you’ll be challenged everyday on a backcountry rafting  trip. However, working through those challenges together will help strengthen your relationship and reliance on each other. (Don’t worry, you’ll have back up from our guides for the more difficult challenges!)


The beautiful and romantic scenery in the Canyon is unmatched.

Towering canyon walls, rushing river water, spectacular waterfalls, hidden coves of green, bright blue side canyon creeks, glimpses of blooming wildflowers and canyon wildlife, intensely bright stars at night – if you’re looking for somewhere idyllic to put your arm around someone you love, this is the place. City noises and lights are a distant memory when you get into the canyon. In their stead, you’ll spend your days immersed in the sights and sounds of nature. 


You’ll be well taken care of and in the best spirits possible. 

It’s hard not to be in a good mood on a Hatch trip. Your guides will drive the boats, take care of the itinerary, educate you about the canyon, and prepare your meals. This takes the logistical stress of a typical vacation out of your hands. With the guides carrying that load, you’ll be free to eat, drink, hike, raft, and be merry! You’ll remember the stress-free time with the person you love for years to come. 


Are you ready to book your river trip romantic getaway with Hatch? Check out trip styles and availability on our website, and we’ll see you soon!