Under third-generation family operation, we take pride in our long-standing history of providing high quality and experiential Colorado River rafting adventures in Grand Canyon. You will see places you have never seen before, do things you’ve never done before and awake every morning to beauty so breathtaking the images will last a lifetime. With an emphasis on adventure, hiking, education, safety and fun, our guides have an average 14 years experience and come from diverse backgrounds.
Photo ©Ralph Hopkins
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My life’s work is the care for, and protection of, our nation’s wealth, it’s natural resources. I am so very impressed by your company’s, and your guide’s diligent care and stewardship for the long term health of the Grand Canyon ecosystem and river corridor. Indeed, I feel very good about booking with your company and am confident that the future of this precious place is in great hands as long as your company and personnel are caring for it and working within it.
I could not have asked for a more incredible experience in the Canyon. I am a Guide, myself, for an Adventure Club based out of Los Angeles and have an understanding for what it takes to pull off a trip of this caliber. I can say without hesitation that the way in which AzRA operates from top to bottom is absolutely flawless and second to NONE. The Guides were the most friendly, fun, knowledgeable, professional and overall AMAZING that I've ever had on any trip I've been a part of. Their cooking skills are also out of this world! Thanks again for your assistance in helping to arrange what will go down as one of the best experiences of my life. I feel truly blessed to have been able to see first-hand the magic of the Canyon and could not have asked for a better trip.
This was the adventure of a lifetime! I don't feel I could ever go on a trip like this again because it could never be repeated or topped. I fell in love with all our guides, the canyon, the river, nature and got to know my own spirit better. I got closer to my old friends and made new ones as well. Exciting rapids, gorgeous nature, awe inspiring hikes, wonderful food and drink, poetry and music and great conversation. I'll never forget it!
I was apprehensive before this trip, but once I arrived the experience was fantastic. The highlight, for me, was breaking through my fear on both the water and the hikes. I could not have done this without the care and expertise of the guides! I especially appreciated Lorna's vast experience and quiet guidance, Chad's support on the scary hikes (I could not have done them without him), Colin's joie de vivre and his encouragement on my one experience on the back of his dory, Somer's eternal positive attitude, John's music and love of the river (and the flowers), Jim's excellent food management and my peaceful experience with him on our final float on the river. I really did not know what to expect.....but my experience could not have been more positive. We are so happy we chose AZRA (recommended to us by my husband John's connections with Wildland Trekking). The experience and expertise of the guides made all the difference for me. Gently, they helped me get beyond my fear of the rapids and the scary hikes. This was quite transformational for me! I absolutely loved being on the river for 16 days, away from civilization, news, internet, to do lists, obligations etc.
Photo ©Ralph Hopkins