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Arizona
  • 5 days/4 nights
  • Next Departure: Oct 23, 2014
  • From $1,648 / person
  • ($80 single supplement) Children: $1,548

Havasupai Hiking Tours

Lose yourself in the untouched beauty of Havasupai. Discover lush foliage and crystal clear pools of water. Hike to Havasu and Beaver Falls and cool off by taking a dip in the spring fed waters. Search for fossils and explore a historic mine in Carbonate Canyon. On your Arizona vacation, dine on gourmet meals prepared by your guides and spend tranquil evenings at your basecamp nestled against the walls of the Grand Canyon.

  • Family Vacations
  • Cultural
  • Hiking

Activity Level: Moderate

About
This Tour

Not many people know that nestled deep in an offshoot of the Grand Canyon is a hidden treasure: an oasis of cascading waterfalls, spring-fed travertine pools and lush, verdant vegetation. It's called Havasu.

  • Trek through narrow side canyons as you make your way to Havasu base camp, accessible only by foot
  • Cool off in the travertine-rich waters at the base of the thundering 100-foot Havasu Falls
  • Trek shin-deep through turquoise streams and meadows of wild grapevines en route to Beaver Falls, rated by Outside Magazine as ‘One of the Top Ten Day Hikes in the US’
  • Explore an old galena mine and hunt for fossils in Carbonate Canyon
  • Send a postcard from the Native American village of Supai, the most remote village in the country, where food, mail and supplies are delivered by packhorse
  • Relax in the mineral-rich waters of a natural whirlpool before feasting on grilled lemon pepper chicken and wallowing in the quiet comfort of your deluxe base camp
Havasu waterfalls
Photo: Havasu waterfalls

One of my favorite parts of this trip was watching my three girls tackle their fears. They tried things they would never normally try, like jumping off of waterfalls, and climbing down rock walls. I also loved our guides - watching the three of them get so much enjoyment out of what they were doing was inspiring for all of us.

Barbara Morris Greenwich, CT

Itinerary
& Map

Tour Itinerary

5 days/4 nights

Scottsdale, Arizona

Day 1: Scottsdale / Grand Canyon Caverns Inn
Scottsdale / Grand Canyon Caverns Inn
Meals Included:  D

To kick off Day 1, we’ll meet at 1:30 pm in the lobby of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Old Town Scottsdale.

From there, we'll travel north through the Sonoran Desert through red rock canyons to high elevation plateaus, passing through 4 distinct biological life zones.

As we gain elevation, we will travel across the Colorado Plateau to the Grand Canyon Caverns Inn, where we'll enjoy dinner as the sun sets across a classic Southwestern landscape.

About the Grand Canyon Caverns Inn
The kitschy and retro Grand Canyon Caverns Inn is the perfect transition from our day‐to‐day city life luxuries to what we consider 4‐star tent camping AND it is the closest lodging to the Havasupai trailhead.

At the entrance of the Grand Canyon Caverns, this historic Inn is just one of the required stops along the historic Route 66. Located in the midst of 3,000,000 acres of the most unspoiled land left in the world, you can ponder your future journey into the depths of the nearby Grand Canyon.

Day 2: Hualapai Hilltop / Supai Village
Hualapai Hilltop / Supai Village
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Deluxe Havasu Base Camp

The Hualapai (pronounced “Walapai”) Hilltop is perched on the edge of the Canyon and is the only land travel access to Havasupai.

  • Starting at 5,200 feet, the trail begins with switchbacks until it reaches a dry streambed where it begins to level out
  • After a trailside lunch, descend deeper into the Canyon’s red sandstone labyrinth
  • At mile 8, the Canyon begins to widen and the vegetation turns lush as you enter the village of Supai, the most remote village in the U.S., where the mail still arrives by packhorse!
  • Here at 3,200 feet, cottonwood-lined paths lead us through the village and into the Canyon’s backcountry

An easy 2 mile hike to our base camp takes us past a new 75-foot waterfall, 35-foot Rock Falls, and 100-foot Havasu Falls – stopping to swim beneath each is a must!

At base camp, enjoy some free time to explore while your guides set up camp and prepare dinner. Sleep under the stars or retire to your spacious tent for a restful night’s sleep.

About Deluxe Havasu Base Camp
The only private Base Camp in the Grand Canyon, Deluxe Havasu Base Camp is situated near a 100-foot waterfall. Fully-provisioned and thoughtfully appointed, the camp is equipped with freshly laundered sleeping bags, camp chairs, a wash station and picnic tables.

Imagine dining on the creations of a gourmet backcountry chef and being lulled to sleep by the sound of rushing water in a private roomy tent outfitted with an ultra-comfortable camp mat.

Day 3 & 4: Adventure and relaxation in the “Gem of the Grand Canyon”
Adventure and relaxation in the “Gem of the Grand Canyon”
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Deluxe Havasu Base Camp

Awaken in our base camp, nestled along a stream, beneath towering cottonwood trees and a short walk to enormous waterfalls. You'll find fresh brewed coffee and a hearty breakfast waiting in the camp kitchen.

  • Every morning and afternoon your guides will lead you on some of the most spectacular hikes in the world:
  • Cross tropical blue streams
  • Wade through lush meadows of wild grapevines
  • Clamber up narrow side canyons with red rock walls towering thousands of feet overhead
  • Even take a swim beside a 200 ft. waterfall!

Each day you will dine on healthy, hearty meals prepared by your guides. All the hikes are optional and you are welcome to skip any. You can just spend a lazy afternoon or morning reading a book by the creek.

Remember, it’s your vacation, make of it what you wish! We have options from high adventure to peaceful relaxation.

Day 5: Back to the rim / Scottsdale
Back to the rim / Scottsdale
Meals Included:  B, L

The scenery and magic of the canyon will make you never want to leave, but after breakfast, it’s time to conquer the Canyon!

Today’s hike is a rigorous one, but the exhilaration of reaching the rim is a feeling you won’t forget.

Hikers can expect to arrive at the rim around 2:00 pm. If you don’t want to hike out of the Canyon, you have an option to helicopter or ride horses back to the Hualapai Hilltop (extra charges apply).

Please note:

  • The minimum age limit on this trip is 10 years old.
  • It is against Havasupai Tribal Law to bring alcohol onto their reservation. Additionally, no glass bottles are allowed.

** Trip itineraries are subject to change without notice due to road, weather and other factors outside of our control, for the safety and enjoyment of our guests, as deemed necessary and appropriate by Austin Adventures and Arizona Outback Adventures.

Dates, Rates
& Details

Start planning your next adventure now. See the information below for the rates and selection of available dates. For additional information on dates and availability, please contact our travel specialists.

  • 5 days/4 nights
  • Next Departure: Oct 23, 2014
  • From $1,648 / person
  • ($80 single supplement) Children: $1,548

Departure Dates

  • Oct 23 2014
  • Mar 19, 2015
  • Mar 26, 2015
  • Apr 2, 2015
  • Apr 16, 2015
  • Apr 23, 2015
  • May 14, 2015
  • Jun 11, 2015
  • Jun 25, 2015
  • Jul 09, 2015
  • Jul 16, 2015
  • Jul 30, 2015
  • Sep 6, 2015
  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Oct 8, 2015
  • Oct 22, 2015

Additional Trip Information

Departure

Day 1 of your itinerary starts at 1:30 pm in the lobby of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Old Town Scottsdale. After hiking out of the canyon on Day 5, you can expect to reach the rim around 2:00 pm. Your trip ends with a drop-off at your Scottsdale hotel between 6:00 and 8:00 pm. If you are flying out of Scottsdale on Day 5, please make your reservations for 10:00 pm or later.

If you do not wish to hike out of the canyon, you have an option to horseback ride or helicopter back to the Hualapai Hilltop (extra charges apply). Expect to arrive in Phoenix between 6:00 and 8:00 pm, regardless of hiking, horseback riding, or taking a helicopter out of the canyon.

Activities
  • Hiking: Intermediate to advanced – up to 10 miles at time. Mileage for the entire trip generally ranges between 20 and 35 miles.
Meals
Included in Trip Price
Not Included in Trip Price
Photos

A few more reasons why you've gotta go…

  • 1. To hear the story of the "Two Brothers:" the stone pillars perched above the village of Supai.
  • 2. To mail a post card from the the Supai Village Post Office: the only remaining site in the U.S. that still delivers mail by mule train.
  • 3. The natural Jacuzzi tubs: Created by swirling waters and travertine mineral deposits, they're are a great place to unwind after an active day.
  • 4. The ice cream floats: They always taste better at the friendly Snow Cap Drive-In along Historic Route 66.
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