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Colorado River Smooth River Float Trip by Private Luxury Van from Sedona

Colorado River Smooth River Float Trip by Private Luxury Van from Sedona

Take a relaxing float on the calm blue-green waters of the upper Colorado River from Lee's Ferry. And travel from Sedona to and from the river in grand VIP style in a private Mercedes touring van with leather seats, seating a maximum of 8 guests!

Your river tour will take you past the awe inspiring cliffs of Glen Canyon and through Horseshoe Bend - one of the Southwest's most photographed features. Your group will enjoy lunch on a sandy beach where petroglyphs left by ancient native cultures mark the sheer canyon wall.

On your ride home, view hoodoos, balancing rocks and Vermillion Cliffs, and a stop for views from Navajo Bridge.

This is a narrative tour with a professional, knowledgeable tour guide, who will provide history of the native peoples and information on the geological formations and flora and fauna of the Navajo Nation. Your guide will also provide history about the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell as well as interesting related current and recent events.

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Tour/Activity Details

Length

Approximately 12 hours

Time

7:00 am daily (March through October) (Specific departure time will confirmed on your E-Ticket. Time on availability calendar is for booking purposes only and is not a guaranteed tour departure time. PLEASE NOTE: Due to a recent road repair closure, a transportation re-route surcharge has been added to the tour pricing.

Minimum age on this tour is 4. Child restraint seats are required for children under 5 years old and guests must provide their own required restraint seats and booster seats. Tour includes free pick-up from Sedona hotels and B & Bs. Rates include 15% guide gratuity and any applicable transportation surcharges. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Description

Before the Float:

Buckle up and grab your camera. The drive to the Colorado River proceeds through lush Ponderosa Pine forests and alongside dormant volcanoes that comprise the San Francisco Peaks, the tallest mountain range in Arizona. On the way, the tour passes through portions of the Navajo Indian Reservation.

The Float:

This is an amazing experience. You'll take a mild, smooth water float with other guests on a 15 passenger commercial, motorized pontoon raft into astounding scenery near where the Grand Canyon begins on the Colorado River.

Board the raft and and power upriver to begin the scenic float trip. Your entertaining guide will narrate the history of the original exploration by Major John Wesley Powell as you glide through blue-green waters between towering, colorful sandstone cliffs. Keep your eyes open for the nearly extinct California Condor, America's largest bird with wingspans that stretch to 9.5 feet.

During the float trip, the raft will beach for a short hike to view prehistoric petroglyphs. Gaze at the magnificent scenery as you enjoy a furnished lunch on the banks of the Colorado River. Get your feet wet or take a quick swim.

The float ends at historic Lees Ferry, the river gateway to the beginning of the Grand Canyon. The glistening waters at Lees Ferry feature some of the best trout fishing in the country.

After the Float:

Your driver/tour guide awaits your arrival at Lees Ferry with a bountiful picnic at the river's edge. Bring your favorite beverages and the guide will keep them on ice for your arrival.

En route back to Sedona, you'll stop and explore the Balancing Rocks of Marble Canyon. When crossing the Navajo Bridge, look for Condors that nest in the cliffs. You will also enjoy views of the western edge of the Painted Desert and Sunset Crater. The memories of this incredible day will last a lifetime.

Tour Highlights:

  • Private VIP pickup at all Sedona hotels and B & Bs
  • 8 passenger custom Mercedes-built van
  • Calm Water Colorado River float on a 15 passenger raft with guide
  • Turkey sandwich with Monterey Jack on 9 grain (no options)
  • Possible sightings of the endangered Condor
  • Short hike to ancient Indian petroglyphs
  • After float, rivers edge meat, cheese and fruit picnic
  • Marble Canyon & views of Vermilion Cliffs
  • Views of western edge of Painted Desert
  • Souvenir water bottle for each guest 6 years and older

Other Tour Details:

Land travel on this tour is conducted in a Mercedes-built custom touring van which holds a maximum of eight guests. There's lots of leg room, soft leather reclining captain’s seats, wide aisles, 6'3" ceiling height, wide view windows, convenient low step-downs, and equipped with flat screen video.

High-powered telescopes are onboard, to be used at certain stops.

The vans also carry pairs of binoculars for guest sharing...or bring your own.

A few throw blankets are also onboard for the comfort of tour guests.

Rain ponchos are provided on loan in case of rain.

15% gratuity for your Tour Host is included in the private tour price.

Tour Terms and Conditions

  • GUEST ETIQUETTE: As a courtesy to all guests, when the van stops at attraction venues, please return to the van promptly at times specified by your host. It is customary for guests to exchange seats at reasonable intervals, giving all guests an opportunity to share the best scenic views. Initial seating on this tour is on a first arrival basis. Sorry, no guaranteed seating positions.
  • MINOR CHILDREN: All minors age 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent (or an adult who has written permission to seek medical treatment for the minor child if that becomes necessary). Parents and supervising adults must monitor children. Child restraint seats are required for children under 5 years old and guests must provide their own required restraint seats and booster seats. Minimum age on this tour is 4.
  • BEYOND OUR CONTROL: Weather conditions and road closures can spontaneously exist that could require changes in the tour itinerary. If such conditions exist, your tour hosts will do their best to provide the most enjoyable tour experience possible, but refunds will not be made in these circumstances.
  • FOOD & BEVERAGES: Bottled water and some snacks are provided onboard the tour vehicle. Guests are encouraged to bring their own preferred snacks. Limited refrigeration is provided. This tour includes a specific sandwich lunch, and no options are provided. Alcohol consumption is prohibited on this tour for the safety and convenience of all guests. Tour Hosts reserve the right to refuse service to any guest who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs, and no refunds will be provided in such circumstances.
  • BAGGAGE: Bags must be of the size to fit under vehicle seats or in overhead bins. Please limit carry-on bags. All personal belongings brought on the tour are the responsibility of the guest. Tour Hosts do not assume any responsibility or liability for lost, stolen or damaged personal property.
  • PETS: For the comfort and safety of all guests, pets are not permitted on this tour.
  • ACCESSIBILITY: It is the desire of your Tour Hosts to make this tour experience as enjoyable as possible for guests with physical impairments. Although the touring vans have side sliding doors and low step-ups, guests must be able to enter and exit the van with minimal assistance, or have companion assistance on the tour. All guests must be capable of sitting in vehicle seats. Sorry, but only small fold-up wheelchairs or walkers can be accommodated on this tour.
  • MEDICATIONS: Due to liability, Tour Hosts cannot dispense medications of any type. If you require prescription or non-prescription medications, please be sure to bring them with you. Each vehicle has limited refrigerated space for medications that require cooling. They must be in a secure package and properly identified.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: Tour staff may take photographs of tour participants. Guests grant express permission for using such photos for marketing, promotion and commercial use.

Minimum age on this tour is 4. Child restraint seats are required for children under 5 years old and guests must provide their own required restraint seats and booster seats. Tour includes free pick-up from Sedona hotels and B & Bs. Rates include 15% guide gratuity and any applicable transportation surcharges. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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Event Date:

October 24, 2017

Desired Time:

07:00 AM