US & Canada / Arizona
Grand Canyon and Havasu Falls Classic Hiking Tour
Hike the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and Havasu Canyon
Theodore Roosevelt called the Grand Canyon "the one great site which every American should see." And there is no better way to experience it than on foot, at a pace that invites exploration and awakens the senses. This imaginative adventure captures the splendor of the Grand Canyon's South Rim and its most revered tributary, Havasu Canyon--an isolated oasis of aquamarine waterfalls.
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.
Days 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.
Days 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.