Grand Canyon Motorized River Rafting Tours

Motorized Trips

The Ultimate Rafting Adventure

Take an extraordinary voyage on one of our motorized rafts and let yourself become absorbed by the magic of Grand Canyon. Try sitting up front in “the bathtub” for at least a few rapids – you won’t regret it!

Our motorized tour is by far our most popular whitewater rafting expedition. Choose our 7 Day Full Canyon expedition and see it all from Lees Ferry to Whitmore Wash, or spend 4 days getting to know the Upper Canyon or 4-5 days in the Lower Canyon.

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7 Day Trip

7 DAY GRAND CANYON WHITEWATER EXPEDITION

A Great Experience Start to Finish

Join us for 7 days and 6 nights as we travel down the Colorado River, exploring the incredible Grand Canyon. Start your vacation the night before launching with the included lodging at Cliff Dwellers Lodge. Launch the next morning raft 188 miles from Lees Ferry to Whitmore Wash, and experience intense rapids, beautiful hikes, ancient ruins, waterfalls, and memorable swimming spots. After each day’s events, enjoy a plentiful and delicious feast made with love by your crew while you relax at camp under the glowing stars beyond the canyon walls. On the last day of your trip, take a scenic helicopter ride out of the Canyon to Bar 10 Ranch, where you will say your goodbyes before boarding a fixed-wing plane to either return to Marble Canyon or head to the Las Vegas international airport.

2024 Standard Price

$3,796 /person

2024 MID-SUMMER RATE (JUL-AUG)

$3,546 /person

2025 Standard Price

$3,936 /person

2025 MID-SUMMER RATE (JUL-AUG)

$3,677 /person

Pre-Trip Stay

Pre-trip stay at Cliff Dwellers or another lodge

Total Distance

188 miles of rafting from Lees Ferry to Whitmore Wash

Exit Transportation

Flight to either Marble Canyon or the Las Vegas international airport


4 Day Trip

4 Day Upper Grand Canyon Expedition

A Great Experience Start to Finish

Begin your adventure at the Cliff Dwellers Lodge beneath the stunning Vermilion Cliffs in Marble Canyon, Arizona. Then, spend 4 days and three nights exploring the 89 river miles from Lees Ferry to the bottom of Bright Angel Trail. Each day is packed with adventure as you traverse Grand Canyon’s thrilling rapids, including “Soap Creek,” “House Rock,” “Grapevine,” and “Hance.” On the last day of your trip, hike an intense 9.5 miles on the Bright Angel Trail from near Phantom Ranch to the South Rim of Grand Canyon.

Upper and lower canyon trips will be limited in 2024 and 2025 due to construction planned for Bright Angel Trail by the National Parks Service. Check out our full canyon trips here, or reach out to join our waiting list in case we add additional trips to the calendar later.

2024 Price

$1,864 /person

2025 Price

N/A

Pre-Trip Stay

Pre-trip stay at Cliff Dwellers or another lodge

Total Distance

89 miles of rafting from Lees Ferry to near Phantom Ranch

The Hike Out

9.5 mile hike up Bright Angel Trail
Minimum age 12 years old

Exit Transportation

Not included for upper canyon trips


4-5 Day Trip

4-5 DAY LOWER GRAND CANYON WHITEWATER EXPEDITION

A Great Experience Start to Finish

Spend 4 days/3 nights  or 5 days/4 nights rafting the 99-mile span between the foot of Bright Angel Trail and Whitmore Wash. On day one, check in with your hiking guide at 5am at the South Rim and then begin the intense 9.5 mile descent into the Grand Canyon on the Bright Angel Trail. Experience rapids like “Hermit,” “The Gems,” and “Lava Falls.” On your last morning, board a helicopter for a scenic ride out of the Canyon to Bar 10 Ranch and take a few final photographs before you depart on a fixed-wing plane either back to the South Rim or to the Las Vegas international airport.

Upper and lower canyon trips will be limited in 2024 and 2025 due to construction planned for Bright Angel Trail by the National Parks Service. Check out our full canyon trips here, or reach out to join our waiting list in case we add additional trips to the calendar later.

2024 4-Day Price

$2,345 /person

2024 5-Day Price

$2,710 /person

2025 4-Day Price

N/A

2025 5-Day Price

N/A

The Hike In

9.5 mile hike down Bright Angel Trail
Minimum age 12 years old

Total Distance

99 miles of rafting from near Phantom Ranch to Whitmore Wash

Exit Transportation

Flight to either the South Rim or Las Vegas international airport

Pre-Trip Stay

Not included for lower canyon trips

Want a Private charter?

Turn your Grand Canyon dream trip into reality with our Private Charter options at Hatch River Expeditions. Perfect for families, groups of friends, or special occasions, our private charters offer a personalized and exclusive experience tailored to your preferences. Enjoy the luxury of having a raft to yourselves, guided by our expert team who will curate an itinerary just for you. Whether it’s seeking thrilling rapids, serene stretches for relaxation, or specific hiking trails, we can craft a journey that aligns with your group’s interests and pace. A private charter not only provides flexibility and privacy but also a unique opportunity to bond and create unforgettable memories in one of the world’s most stunning natural settings.