Grand Canyon Hiking AdventuresAn Inn-to-Inn Hiking Adventure into one of the World's Greatest Natural Wonders
Theodore Roosevelt called the Grand Canyon "the one great sight which every American should see." No other place captures the spirit and fascination of the American West more than this magnificent wonder of the world. There is no better way to experience it than on foot, at a pace that invites exploration, awakens the senses, and captures the essence of the outdoors.
This imaginative adventure captures the splendor of the Grand Canyon's south rim and its most revered tributary -- Havasu Canyon, an isolated oasis of thundering waterfalls and pristine pools. This getaway is ideal for both the light hiker and the more adventurous, as most days have longer and more demanding options.
Day 1. West Rim Trail at the Grand Canyon
From our rendezvous in Flagstaff, we drive across the Painted Desert to the Park's east entrance and proceed along the South Rim. Filled with anticipation for our afternoon hike, we walk to the canyon's edge. There, spread out for endless miles, is an ever-changing, colorful 5,000-foot-deep chasm. The canyon's immensity is awesome, its boldness overwhelming as we walk the West rim Trail.
Day 2. Bright Angel Trail from the South Rim
Up early, we catch a spectacular sunrise before descending into the heart of the canyon on the Bright Angel Trail. Experience the inspiring depth and timeless beauty of the Grand Canyon when you journey below the rim and take in the views from our lunch spot at Indian Gardens.
Day 3-4. Hermit Trail-Havasu Canyon
Through a visual timetable of geologic formations, we continue on the historic Hermit Trail to Dripping Springs. We then depart for a three-day exploration of Havasu Canyon. Pack animals transport our gear, so we only have to carry a daypack to our remote Native American lodge in Supai village.
Day 5-6. Havasu Falls-Flagstaff
Havasu Canyon is an oasis of a clear running stream, lush vegetation and spectacular waterfalls. Enjoy a refreshing swim and revel in this Shangri-la-like setting, or continue downstream as the trail beckons. Bidding farewell to this canyon paradise, we hike back up to Haualapai Hilltop and a shuttle back to Flagstaff.
|Grand Canyon Classic Hiker|
|Single Room Supplement**||$625.00|
* Best suited for ages 8 and older. Ages 8-18 receive a 15% discount, youths getting this discount must share a room with a full paying adult. Solo Traveler trips minimum age is 21.
** Rooms are based on double occupancy. You can opt to have your own room and pay our Single Room Supplement fee. With reservations 90 days or more in advance, you can book just one person and pay the regular rate if you will share a room.
All trips require a minimum of 4 people for the trip to run and the trip maximum is 12.
Trip Fees Include:
All meals (lunch Day 1-lunch Day 6), all accommodations (double occupancy), T-shirt, water bottle, support vehicle, National Park fees, professional guides.
Trip Fees Exclude:
Airfare, personal insurance, miscellaneous hotel expenses (phone, fax, laundry, etc.), additional optional tours, services not specified in the tour itinerary, and guide gratuities (An appropriate gratuity to each trip leader is $75-$100 per guest).
To register for a trip, please click on the trip date.
|Hiking Adventures||Trip Dates|
|Grand Canyon Hiking Adventures||
Oct 12 - Oct 17, 2014
Aug 31 - Sep 05, 2014
May 24 - May 29, 2015
Aug 30 - Sep 04, 2015
|Grand Canyon Classic Hiker (Singles)||
Sep 27 - Oct 02, 2015
*Youths need to be (8-18) years of age for the kid discount.
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Special Requests + What to Bring:
If you have any special dietary needs or any special request that will make your trip more enjoyable, please be sure to notify your Trip Consultant or travel agent after booking. One of our trip consultants will be contacting you to go over options and the details with you.
The World Outdoors will provide you with extensive pre-departure information, including your reservation payment receipt and confirmation, travel insurance application, suggestions for preparing for your trip, a packing list, information on pre- and post-trip arrangements, a guest questionnaire and a liability release agreement.
General Information, Questions & Answers
What type of weather should I expect?
Be prepared for variations in the temperature, from 60º-75ºF during the day on the rim and in the 40s at night. Temperatures will be warmer as you descend into the canyon.
How difficult is this trip?
This trip is more challenging than our Easy tours. It is intended for the average active adult who feels comfortable being active 4-6 hours a day. The hikes are 3.5-8 miles with an option of up to 13 miles and has climbs of up to 2000-feet with an option of up to 3200 feet. Please note that on days two and three we begin with an easy hike into the canyon but end the day with a more difficult hike up and out of the canyon.
If you're traveling on your own and want to share the experience with other solo travelers, we've set aside special departures for many of our trips. Itineraries are identical to our those of our open trips but, because these departures are composed entirely of independent travelers, there's a unique, fun dimension to the group dynamic. Of course, solo travelers are more than welcome on all of our open departures as well, where often half of our guests are traveling alone.
Meeting Place & Time
9:00 a.m. at Little America, Flagstaff, AZ. (Reservations 800-865-1401, 2515 East Butler Avenue, Flagstaff, AZ 86004). Please arrive ready to hike. We recommend wearing hiking boots with ankle support that have been broken-in, and wool or wool-blend socks coupled with a thin liner sock.
Driving to the Meeting Place: Flagstaff is located 141 miles north of Phoenix on I-17 and 133 miles south of Page and Lake Powell on Highway 89. The Days Inn I-40/Woodlands is very near the intersection of I-70 and I-40, in a cluster of hotels on the north side of I-40 off S. Milton Road. During the trip, cars can be left at Days Inn I-40/Woodlands, Radisson Woodlands Hotel, or Ramada Limited West.
Please see our directions and driving times in the upper right hand corner to get additional directions.
Gateway City Transfer:
From Flagstaff Airport - Several Flagstaff hotels, including the Little America and the Radisson Woodlands Hotel, offer complimentary shuttle service from the airport for registered guests (inquire at time of reservation. The taxi company most often used is Sun Taxi (928-779-1111) although any taxi company will do. A Friendly Cab is another reputable taxi company (928-774-4444). Fares from the airport to downtown locations are approximately $7-$10.
From Phoenix Airport - Open Road Tours (800-766-7117) offers a shuttle from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to the Flagstaff AmTrak Station Visitor's Center in downtown Flagstaff five times daily. One-way: $31.00. Round-trip: $56.00. Call for reservations. Rates subject to change.
Approximately 5:00 p.m. at the Flagstaff Airport or at Little America, Flagstaff, AZ. (2515 East Butler Avenue, Flagstaff, AZ). It is important that airline departures be scheduled no earlier than 7:30 p.m. If you are flying out of Phoenix, plan to depart the next day.
How do I book airfare for this trip?
Once you have booked your reservation, Sherry will contact you to help arrange your air. You can also call James TravelPoints, a local travel agency, at 800-538-7461 and ask for Georgia (ext 251) or Di (ext 252) or email GeorgiaT@travelpoints.com or DianeJ@travelpoints.com. Be sure to tell her you are traveling with The World Outdoors. Alternatively, you are welcome to book your airfare online, directly with the airline or through your personal travel agent.
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We commit to you that all of our trips are of the highest quality at the best value. If you find a trip of equal quality that matches our itinerary and inclusions at a lower fare within 30 days of booking your trip with us, we will gladly refund the difference. A simple guarantee that assures you of the best trip at the best fare!
If you cancel your trip, you must notify us in writing. We calculate your refund from the day we receive written notice of your cancellation. There is no refund for arriving late or leaving early from a trip.
Number of Days Prior to Trip Departure
|90 days or more||$100 per person|
|89 to 60 days||50% of total price per person|
|59 to 30 days||75% of total price per person|
|29 to 0 days||100% of total price per person|
We highly recommend trip insurance. This is an option we will discuss with you.