• 5 days/4 nights
  • Next Departure: Mar 17, 2016
  • From $1,698 / person
  • ($80 single supplement) Children: $1,528

Havasupai Hiking Tour

Lose yourself in the untouched beauty of Havasupai on this action-packed, intimate adventure deep in a sidearm of Grand Canyon. Our expert guides can’t wait to introduce you to the hidden gems of this enchanting land of red rocks, lush foliage, blue-green waters and cascading falls. On this exclusive journey, hike to Havasu and Beaver Falls, cool off by taking a dip in the spring-fed creek, search for fossils and explore a historic mine in Carbonate Canyon before settling into basecamp and relishing a gourmet meal prepared by your guides. At night, star-studded skies, warm breezes in the towering cottonwood trees and the sound of easy-flowing water lull you to sleep after these unforgettable days filled with discovery, play and Austin’s signature touch of inspired, thoughtful service. Welcome to one of our favorite places on Earth.

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  • Adult Vacations
  • Cultural
  • Hiking

Activity Level: Moderate

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, and our expert guides can't wait to show you a side of paradise you won't believe exists in the desert Southwest.

  • Trek through narrow side canyons as you make your way to Havasu basecamp, 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 a delicious meal prepared by your guides and relishing the quiet comfort of your deluxe base camp
Havasu waterfalls
Photo: Havasu waterfalls

This trip far exceeded our expectations. Havasupai falls were so beautiful.

Michael B Tampa, FL

Looking forward to another AA Adventure to visit other gems in our country

Rene C Mt. Juliet, TN

It was the best trip ever the guides did everything to guarantee a superb experience

Christine W Mountain View, CA

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Tour Itinerary

5 days/4 nights

Scottsdale, Arizona

Day 1: Scottsdale / Grand Canyon Caverns Inn
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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
Havasu Falls
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 – swimming beneath each during your stay here is a must!

At base camp, your guides will set up a backcountry kitchen and help you set up your over-sized tent and plush sleeping pads before preparing your dinner. After settling in, enjoy some free time to explore this stunning area. Sleep under the stars or retire to your spacious tent for a restful night’s sleep.

About Deluxe Havasu Base Camp
The only 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 gourmet creations 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”
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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
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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

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  • 5 days/4 nights
  • Next Departure: Mar 17, 2016
  • From $1,698 / person
  • ($80 single supplement) Children: $1,528

Confirmed Departures

  • Mar 17, 2016
  • Mar 24, 2016
  • Mar 31, 2016
  • Apr 14, 2016
  • Apr 21, 2016
  • May 5, 2016
  • May 26, 2016
  • Jun 16, 2016
  • Jun 23, 2016
  • Jul 7, 2016
  • Jul 21, 2016
  • Sep 4, 2016
  • Sep 15, 2016
  • Oct 6, 2016
  • Oct 20, 2016

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Additional Trip Information


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 the Holiday Inn Express in Scottsdale 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.

  • Hiking: Intermediate to advanced – up to 10 miles at time. Mileage for the entire trip generally ranges between 20 and 35 miles.
Included in Trip Price
  • Lodging on Night 1 at the Grand Canyon Caverns Inn (double occupancy).
  • Fully equipped base camp with tents, sleeping pads, sleeping bags, and base camp amenities.
  • All meals from Dinner on Day 1 to Lunch on the last day.
  • Fully trained, first-aid certified professional guides and knowledgeable local partners
  • Round-trip land transportation.
  • Austin Adventures T-shirt, luggage tags, and AOA gifts.

  • Pre-departure and packing information.

  • Havasupai reservation & overnight permits, taxes, dining & housekeeping gratuities

  • Packhorses to carry your gear and supplies.

Not Included in Trip Price
  • Gratuities to Austin Adventures/Arizona Outback guides
  • Alcoholic beverages outside of the canyon (alcohol is illegal in Havasupai).

  • Horseback/helicopter ride into or out of the Canyon (optional addition).

  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses

  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
  • All types of personal insurance.

  • Personal expenses.

Pre-departure Information

After receiving your reservation and deposit, we’ll send you a pre-trip planner with general information about the area you’ll be visiting, a packing list, exercise guidelines, a guest information questionnaire and a liability release agreement for you to sign and return within 10 days.


With over 20-years of experience in the adventure travel industry, we've perfected the recipe for crafting award-winning small group trips and custom itineraries on all seven continents. On every departure, we aim to exceed your expectations with best-in-class service, expert guides and the finest in regional cuisine and accommodations. From first-time travelers to seasoned alumni, our guests agree that on each Austin Adventures journey , the hardest part truly is going home. We're happy to share that 99.26% of these travelers say they'd join us again...and again...and again. But don't take our word for it. Our guests say it best:

Excellent guides, fabulous food. (Exceeded exprectations for "camp" food.)

Mary M, Toronto, ON

An Amazing Adventure. Three days and nights of beautiful sites. Our family made memories we will never forget.

Iris S, Flossmoor, IL

Awesome! First weeks vacation in a ling time. I thoroughly enjoyed myself!

Cheryl G, Clifton Park, NY

Very well planned...Our guides really knew their jobs and took care of us.

Steve B, Tampa, FL

This was a super experience. great hiking, camping and meals.

Fred E, Colorado Springs, CO

It was great. As a single person traveling alone, I have no worries because the guides are great and very helpful.

Christy E, Lake Odessa, MI

Guides were outstanding. Environment Breathtaking overall a wonderful experience

Colleen C, Niskayuna, NY

The trip exceeded all my expectations. I have traveled a lot but this was the best of my life! I will book again, and I will be hoping on Chris as my guide.

Allison R, Dallas, TX

Our trip to Havasu Falls was magical! The whole family enjoyed the incredible adventure!

Stacey H, Berlin, NJ
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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 village in the U.S. that still delivers mail by mule train.
  • 3. The natural Jacuzzi tubs: Created by swirling waters and travertine mineral deposits, these refreshing havens are the perfect 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.
  • 5. In-the-field expertise: From sharing regional folklore to orchestrating seamless group dynamics, our guides keep their eyes on the details, ensuring that the hardest part of your vacation truly is going home.

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