Grand Canyon River Rafting Trips

GCEX has been an authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service from 1964-2016.

That’s 52 years of the doing our thing, running river in the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River! In our continued effort to run the best grand canyon river trips we now pick up your room before and after your trip. This makes your Grand Canyon river trip truly worry free. All you have to do it enjoy this incredible trip.

Our 2016 & 2017 River Trip Dates Are Available!

Let Us Pickup Your Room in Vegas!

Just a small example of our commitment to making your trip the best!

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Rafting 280 miles down the Colorado River, camping under the stars, exploring beautiful side canyons, eating delicious meals prepared by the crew - these are just a few of the reasons this experience is so special. Irv and Chuck were knowledgeable and made great decisions about what we saw each day, where we camped, and were the ultimate professionals. Ultimately what we keep mentioning when people ask about our trip was the special group of people with whom we traveled. From several countries and states, we learned about each other, laughed often, and shared a week that we will never forget.
Lisa Bauer
Clay Center / KS
A Life Changing Experience!! Our 8-day journey was filled with a variety of one-of-a-kind adventures, including hiking to ancient native cliff granaries, excursions to waterfalls (free personal showers), visiting unique geological formations and mineral pools, ponds and small rivers where we could enjoy water sport activities. From the first morning announcement -- "Coffee's Ready!" to the hour we all turned in at night, our Grand Canyon experience was filled with entertaining and educational activities. Our Professional River Guides and their First Mates presented us with a most enjoyable time, including highlights of the history of the Grand Canyon's formation and modern discovery by nineteenth and early twentieth century adventurers. Of course, there are some river life details that you must experience yourselves…. Our group was fun and friendly, and many new acquaintances have become good friends as a result of our mutual experiences. Did I mention the rapids were awesome?? When can we come back for an encore?
Dan Mostacciuolo
Clifton / VA
is there rating of 20 stars? we had the most amazing trip, unforgetable experience, forever lasting memories everything was so great, our photos dont justified the greatness and beauty of this land our 5 guides were amazing!!! the best ever!!!! thank you for everything Jana and Franco
Franco and Jana Casas
New York / NY
What an unbelievable experience! Grand Canyon Expeditions is a top notch organization. Every detail was accounted for. Emily Dale made everything so clear and easy. Hannah French was the perfect swamper. Together, they made the trip everything that it was. The food was outstanding. Each day the schedule was clear and enjoyable for everyone. More importantly, their combined experience and love of the Grand Canyon and the river brought the trip to an entirely different level. Words are not enough to thank them for all that they put into the experience.
Brian Harrison
Exeter / NH
What a fantastic trip again (did it seven years ago with GCEX). Nothing but professional people from start to finish. Booking the reservations with Nan and Taylor. Boatmen Capt. Bobby Skinner and Capt. Glade Zarn, swampers Alex and Shana bent over backwards for all our needs. Their knowledge and stories of the Grand Canyon are truly amazing. Thanks again. P.S. I'll probably go again in six or seven years.
Neil Scherrer
Lakewood / Colorado
We have been on the 8-day trip with Grand Canyon Expeditions twice now. This most recent trip, we were lucky enough to go with Marty and his family. I can honestly say that it was the best vacation we have ever experienced, including Europe, Caribbean and Mexico! No detail was left out, and the guests comfort and wishes were priority. The Grand Canyon can sell itself, however, the ultimate experience was with Marty and his family. They were professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and hardworking. Trevin and Shaun were great also.. I would give them more than 5 stars, if I could
Doris and Andy Scholte
Kanab / Utah
The Short Version: BEST. VACATION. EVER.
Joseph Cottrell
Tooele / Utah
Such an inspiring, amazing trip with so many wonderful aspects and perspectives it is difficult to know where to begin. No doubt that eight days on the Colorado River, through the expanse of time of the Grand Canyon is incredible. The majesty, wonder, and beauty are beyond mere words. But the best part of the experience by far were the people - with our family and to connect with new friends on a shared journey. Stories, laughter, helping one another, learning together, and sometimes just speechless. And then there was the crew - Trevin, Sean, and the whole Mathis clan. Their love of the place, the passion for what they do, and the hospitality and grace they showered on each of us. GECX is by far the best at what they do! Each day was an adventure. River and camp life were great - thrilling Rapids, side canyons, waterfalls, geology, history, a little fishing, and even relaxation. The food was simply awesome. And the fellowship so special. It was the best vacation we've had - and we've had some great ones. We were all somewhat sad when it was over - but know we will do it again (and again). For eight days we were immersed in a thing so, so special. As infamous boatman Buzz Holmstrom would say, it is "the doing of the thing." We cannot wait to do it again - with GECX.
Paul Young
Newnan / Georgia
may 12-19 2016 this was the trip of my life...about 30 years ago my son, daughter and I talked about doing this...but "things" always came up...finally one day I asked if they wanted to daughter was free so we said "go for it" it was much more than I, history, comfort, information about what we were seeing, meals, care for personal needs, varied activities each day, great guides with a love and knowledge of the canyon... evident by the stories, geology, music and hikes...greg and meja were amazing with their organization and care of our group...a very memorable vacation
maryalice rogalski
camano island washington / washington
I can not begin to tell you what this trip was for me and my husband John. We have done many adventures but this was the ultimate. Adam and Den could not have been more helpful and fun. Our group was the best ever....and having Sue (geologist) with us was just extra frosting on the cake of life.
Londonderry / NH

Our Grand Canyon River Trips

You don’t want to miss anything on this once in a life time experience. This is why here at GCEX we only offer “all inclusive full Grand Canyon Expeditions”, and we do this with the highest quality and best value on the river! So please take a look at our trips below and feel free to call us with any questions you have. We are happy to help, so come and see it all!


8 & 9 Day Motorized River Trip

An out-of-this-world adventure. In eight memorable days, you will cover approximately 277 river miles, negotiating nearly 200 exciting white water rapids in safety and first-class comfort.


14 & 16 Day Dory River Trip

We also offer a rowing trip for those who want a longer, more in-depth and up-close experience. Since most people raft the Grand Canyon only once, it makes sense to have time to drift, to wander, and to ponder.

  Grand Canyon River Trip with GCEX

Experience areas of Grand Canyon that are only found from the water, explore side canyons that hide emerald pools, hidden waterfalls, beautiful flowers and plants, and wildlife that is just as laid back as you are. Relax and enjoy sleeping under the endless tapestry of stars, eating delicious meals, and letting life on the Colorado River become part of who you are. Grand Canyon Expeditions rafting tours create memories that last a lifetime.

Join us on the Colorado River and see what over 52 years of rafting the Grand Canyon brings. Our intimate knowledge of the Grand Canyon and its breathtaking geologic features, rich historical sites, and hidden wonders, make your vacation an experience, and not just a Colorado River whitewater trip. Take the opportunity to raft 277 scenic miles through Grand Canyon on our 8 & 9 day motorized and 14 & 16 Day Dory Trips. During your Grand Canyon rafting experience our guides will take you on tours that include everything from hiking and swimming in side canyons to running class IV whitewater rapids that spray refreshing jets of liquid diamonds into the air.

Let our experienced guides show you the wonders of the Grand Canyon on one of our guided raft tours. Our guests may choose a traditional river tour on one of our motorized rafts or a more leisurely experience on one of our Dory expeditions. We also provide special interest trips focusing on the canyon’s archeology, ecology, geology, and history. Call us or book online today to book the adventure of a lifetime – a Grand Canyon rafting trip with Grand Canyon Expeditions!

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