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the Colorado River flowing between two massive canyon walls
Starting at $255.00Per Person

Grand Canyon Coach and River Trip

Make your visit to the Grand Canyon an even more memorable experience with this Grand Canyon Coach and River Trip. This daylong adventure starts with scenic ground transport along the East rim of the Grand Canyon to Page, AZ. From there, you'll embark on an 18-mile smooth water float through Glen Canyon that reaches Horseshoe Bend.

  • Departing From: Grand Canyon National Park
  • Destination: Page/Antelope Canyon
  • Duration: Approximately 12½ - 13 hours
  • Product Code: BGP-4R

The day begins on an early ground transport to Page, AZ. Travel by bus and enjoy the sights along the Eastern rim of the Grand Canyon and through the Navajo Nation lands.

Your group will board a motorized raft designed to hold 32 passengers comfortably. You'll set off from the historic Lee's Ferry on a peaceful drift down the Colorado River, surrounded by the stone walls of Glen Canyon on either side. It's the perfect landscape for stunning picturesque moments. During your journey, the raft will stop at Petroglyph Beach so passengers can view authentic ancient rock carvings. Your experienced guide will share the history of the ancient Puebloan people. Your journey continues through Horseshoe Bend - the iconic twist in the Colorado River where it makes a wide sweep around a curved sandstone escarpment, and then travel through where the Grand Canyon begins at Marble Canyon. Your rafting adventure will return to Lee's Ferry, the historic river crossing at the base of the beautiful Vermilion Cliffs.

Board the awaiting ground transport for the return trip to the South Rim. The journey includes a stop at the Cameron Trading Post along the way.

This tour includes a boxed lunch, so you and your party can sit back and enjoy the adventure.

All guests must be at least 4 years old to enjoy this experience.

Operation dates are April 1 through September 30.

Grand Canyon Coach and River Trip FAQs

What is Horseshoe Bend, and where is it located?

Horseshoe Bend, located just a few miles outside Page, Arizona, is part of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. This is perhaps the most iconic bend in the entire 1,450-mile route of the Colorado River – quite a statement considering the West’s great river flows through seven states and 11 national parks and monuments.

Here, the nation’s sixth largest river, which has eaten through the West’s rocky topography for the past 5 million years, curves at perfect three-quarters of a circle around a sandstone peninsula, creating a 270º horseshoe-shaped bend that is 1,000 feet deep and visible from a cliff that is accessed via a short 0.6-mile hiking trail.

Where does the Grand Canyon Coach and River Trip tour depart from?

Guests visiting Grand Canyon National Park South Rim have easy access to the departure point for this special tour. Papillon’s Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines South Rim terminal is located at the closest airport to the Grand Canyon (Grand Canyon Airport - GCN, AZ). This airport is located right at the entrance to the National Park. The address is 3555 Airport Rd, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023. Guests will check in at our Grand Scenic Canyon Airlines terminal 30 minutes prior to flight.

What is the duration of the entire Grand Canyon Coach and River Trip tour?

The Grand Canyon Coach and River Trip tour duration is approximately 12.5 hours.

How long is the bus ride back from Lee's Ferry?

The return bus ride from Lee's Ferry to the Grand Canyon South Rim is approximately 3.5 hours.

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