Trip Details

Type: Hiking/Camping

Days: 3 Days

Distance: ~27 mi/43 km

Difficulty: Intermediate

Origin: Flagstaff, AZ

Per Person: $730 + Tribal Fees ($420)

*Per person rates reflect the base price for our services (guides, meals, camping gear, camping reservations) plus Havasupai Tribal Fees (entrance fee, environmental fee, and per night camping fees). 

Trip Description

The beautiful oasis of Havasu Falls lies 2500 feet below the rim of Grand Canyon and is the crown jewel of the Havasupai Indian Reservation. The spectacular Havasupai waterfalls, sparkling blue-green pools and towering red cliffs are like nothing else in the world! Our Havasu Falls hiking tours combine some of the most memorable canyon hiking with the culture of a Native American tribe that has occupied this area for centuries. The contrast of lush, riparian plants and trees and a vibrant turquoise stream against the backdrop of colorful canyon walls is a sight you won’t soon forget. Spend your days splashing through the water as you explore the canyon’s depths, swimming in delightful pools and discovering hidden secrets. In the evenings, relax in our wonderful creekside campsite as your guide prepares delicious, hearty meals. We  transport all of the camping gear, food and supplies, leaving you to hike with just a light backpack carrying your personal clothing/items.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1:
Our 3-day Havasu Falls hiking tour departs Flagstaff early for the drive to Hualapai Hilltop and the jumping off point for your hike. The trail drops 800 feet in the first 1.5 miles as you descend to the floor of Hualapai Canyon. From here, the red sandstone cliffs gradually grow higher and higher around you as the winding path takes you ever-deeper into the canyons depths. Eventually the dry canyon gives way to a lush oasis as you reach the trail’s confluence with Havasu Creek. You soon pass through the village of Supai, where the Havasupai Tribe has been living for centuries within the Grand Canyon. The final 2 miles offers your first glimpses of a number of dramatic waterfalls and turquoise pools. Upon arrival at the campground your guide will set up camp while you relax by Havasu Falls.
Drive Time: 3 hours
Distance & Elevation: 10 miles, 2400 foot descent
Light Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2:
After breakfast, prepare to spend the day exploring. Your guide will lead you on an exciting hike to explore the three main Havasupai waterfalls, various side canyons and wonderful swimming holes. Plan to spend the entire day away from camp. The lower canyon features a true wilderness feel with spectacular scenery and plenty of great places to stop for a swim. Enjoy a picnic lunch along the banks of the turquoise waters before making our way back towards camp.
Distance & Elevation: ~ 7 miles, 500 foot descent/ascent
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:
Rise early for breakfast and prepare to retrace your steps back to Hualapai Hilltop. Enjoy the hike during the cool and shady early hours of the day, arriving back at the trailhead in time for a big, tasty lunch overlooking the Canyon. Plan to return to Flagstaff by 4pm.
Distance & Elevation: 10 miles, 2400 foot ascent
Breakfast, Lunch
Drive Time: 3 hours

*Additional itineraries: For those seeking more time to explore the beautiful Havasupai waterfalls, we off a 4-Day Havasu Falls hiking tour. Our popular Havasu Falls Hiking/Black Canyon Kayaking Combo features our standard 3-Day Havasu Falls hiking tour followed by 2 days of kayaking and camping on the Colorado River below the Hoover Dam.

*Final itineraries are occasionally subject to change due to permit/campsite availability, park restrictions/closures, weather conditions and/or road closures.

What’s Included:

  • A professional, licensed and medically trained Havasu Falls guide
  • All necessary gear: day pack, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, trekking poles
  • All cooking/eating gear: bowls, cups, utensils (your guide will prepare all meals)
  • All meals from a light breakfast on Day 1 through lunch on the last day + trail snacks
  • Roundtrip transportation from your hotel in Flagstaff, AZ to Hualapai Hilltop
  • Entrance fees and camping permits

What’s Not Included:

  • Transportation to/from Flagstaff, AZ
  • Lodging the night before/after the trip
  • Clothing, raingear, and footwear
  • Personal toiletries, sunscreen
  • Water bottles/hydration bladder
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Guide gratuity (suggested 10-15% of trip cost)

*Upon booking you will receive a detailed trip information packet

How many people are in the group?

Most Havasu Falls hiking tours will accommodate 6 people plus one guide. On occasion, a group may be as large as 12 people plus 2 guides.

Are there age restrictions?

Children under the age of 12 are generally not permitted on regularly scheduled tours. This restriction is negotiable on private tours. Please contact us with any questions regarding this policy.

How do I sign up?

In order to confirm a reservation, we require an initial deposit of $250 per person, with the final balance due 90 days prior to the trip’s departure. If you book a trip within 90 days of the trip’s scheduled departure, then full payment is due at the time of booking.

Your deposit is payable over the phone by Visa, MasterCard, AmEx, or Discover. Checks by mail are fine as well, as are bank transfers ($35 transfer fee). Call our office Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm Arizona time. 1-877-272-5032

Where does the trip begin/end?

This trip will begin/end in Flagstaff, AZ and you will need to spend the night prior to your trip’s scheduled departure in Flagstaff. You will want to fly into either Phoenix (2 hour drive) or Flagstaff. Please visit our Travel Resources page for information on airports, shuttles/rental cars and recommended hotels.

Where do meet our guides?

We will hold a pre-trip orientation at 4:30pm the evening prior to your trip’s departure at the Four Season Outfitters shop in Flagstaff. Departure times and logistics for the following morning will be discussed at the orientation.

Departure times and logistics for the following morning will be discussed at the orientation. Most trips will depart between 4:30am and 6am. *This meeting is not mandatory, but highly recommended, as we will depart early the next morning. If you are unable to attend, please let us know in advance so that we can make alternate arrangements.

What do we do with our car and extra stuff?

We will provide all transportation to/from trailheads for the duration of the trip. We will pick you up at your hotel in Flagstaff and return you there at the trip’s conclusion. Guests staying at the Embassy Suites (recommended) or Hampton Inn & Suites can leave their cars at the hotel. These hotels will often store your luggage for you, as well. If not, we are happy to store extra luggage at our shop for the duration of the trip. If you are staying at a different hotel, you will need to check with them as to whether you can leave your car there.

What time will we get back on the last day?

Expect to be back in Flagstaff by 5pm at the latest on the last day of the trip. Many trips will return earlier but we cannot make any guarantees. In general, it is recommended that you do not plan to fly home on the same day your trip finishes. Since each trip has slightly different logistics, feel free to contact us with specific questions related to the expected return time for your trip.

2018 Dates

June: 20-22, 26-28

July: 16-18, 22-24, 24-26

August: 20-22, 26-28, 28-30

September: 3-5, 5-7, 16-18, 23-25, 30-October 2  

October: 8-10, 10-12, 14-16, 21-23, 23-25   

November: 5-7, 12-14, 19-21

2019 dates coming soon…

 

Don’t see your dates? Custom dates may be available!

Call 1-877-272-5032 or email us for details.