Adventure Programme


Overview & Summary
Adventure Photos
Adventure Itinerary
Group Composition
Experience Required
What the Price Does/Does not Include
Deposit Payment
Booking Info

A Kayaker's eye view of one of the many Grand Canyon rapids



The Grand Canyon of the Colorado is probably the most famous section of river in the world, and truly the trip of a lifetime.

This is the big one – A once in a lifetime epic; The Grand Canyon of the Colorado river is one of the world’s great wonders of nature. This 12 day, 200 mile epic will take you through varied rapids and breathtaking scenery, over a mile deep within the world’s most famous river canyon.

A trip for paddlers and non-paddlers alike, this is the great american wilderness adventure to share with friends and family. Our Grand Canyon trips run with full motorised raft support, meaning that non paddlers can enjoy the safety and comfort of raft, and kayakers can take a full compliment of camping gear whilst still keeping their kayak light and responsive.


Adventure Itinerary


Day 1 Arrive in Las Vegas and head to centrally located hotel.
Day 2 Leave Las Vegas for Canyon Rim. That afternoon we’ll meet with the rafting outfitter, pack our gear, outfit kayaks and enjoy a sunset dinner in the desert.
Day 3 Leave in the morning for the launching point at Lee’s Ferry


Day 3-14 Paddle the Grand!


Day 14 Arrive at the South Cove take-out mid-morning and transfer back to Las Vegas by late afternoon


Day 15 Depart for the airport

Group Composition


The trip will be led by an experienced Gene17kayaking appointed trip leader. In selecting suitable leaders, we not only look to ensure that they have the relevant qualifications but we also ensure that they have an excellent track record of white water paddling from around the world. Whilst qualifications and experience are essential requirements, we also make sure that our leaders have the right temperament to lead a trip group comprised of individuals who have a range of previous experience and expectations. The leader is a vital contributor to the enjoyment and well-being of the trip members and he or she will be there to deal with any unexpected problems. To that end, we aim to provide a leader who will make the trip both successful and enjoyable throughout.

Our leaders hold current wilderness first aid certificates and have experience of dealing with remote river related medical conditions.

We will take a maximum of 15 paddlers on each trip, although the number may well be less than this. With every 4 paddlers we have on the trip, we’ll have a highly experienced Teacher/Guide.


Experience Required


Grand Canyon Multi Day Adventure takes place on Class II/IV whitewater.
The Grand Canyon Multi Day Adventure is suitable for experienced paddlers who are able to paddle for 3 – 4 hours in a day on Class II/III. The Colorado river is only accessible by road at a few points, and as such there is prolonged exposure to remote terrain. This trip begins on an easier whitewater, but will soon reflect conditions expected at the grade. Participants should therefore expect to be in a river environment for sometimes extended periods of time.

You are welcome to Contact Us, if you would like to discuss the trip in more detail.


What the Price Does/Does not Include


TRIP COST: $5000US TBC winter 2016/17

What the price does include

  • Guiding and Instruction
  • Full accommodation including all meals
  • River shuttles*
  • * The Grand Canyon Multi Day meets in Las Vegas at our allotted hotel for 1900 on the Day of Arrival. An airport shuttles or a taxi ride are both, a short trip and straight forward from Las Vegas Airport to our centrally located hotel.
    Accommodation & Catering
    You’ll be staying at hotels & motels before and after the trip, where bed linen provided. On the river, full camping equipment is supplied. We’ll provide a full breakfast, a light lunch and an evening dinner either at a local restaurant or home-cooked by one of our guides

    The Personal Paddling Equipment you should bring:

  • A good semi-drytop or shortie
  • Your paddle
  • Whitewater PFD, spray deck and good helmet
  • Solid footwear for bank support – no sandals
  • Rescue gear, including a throwbag, knife, sling and karabiner
  • What the price does not include

  • Visa fees
  • Flight
  • Bar bills
  • Travel & Boat insurance
  • Dinner on the final night
  • Tips
  • Kayak Hire**
  • ** Gene17 can source kayaks for hire from local suppliers, and may be able to arrange the purchase of a new boat at a US discount price. On late bookings, or requests for kayaks we can not source, please consider bringing your own boat.


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    Looking into the pit on Lava Falls
    Grand Canyon, USA – Multi Day
    $1000US

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    Adventure Date:
    August 2018
    Pay Deposit $1000US