Grand Canyon Rafting Trip

Dates: May 3-10, 2019

Trip Leader: Wayne Ranney

Cost: $3,695 Member | $3,795 Non-Member

Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Details & Itinerary: The trip begins with an orientation lunch and a behind the scenes tour of the Museum’s fantastic collections. This will prepare us for our rafting trip and show us how the Museum has been a leader in scientific research in Grand Canyon. These collections are not normally on display at the Museum.

Cost Includes: Orientation meeting, lunch, and special tour of three different collections at the Museum of Northern Arizona on Friday, May 3; Round trip transportation from Flagstaff to the river and back (by motor coach to the river and by helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft back to Flagstaff); fully outfitted seven-day, six-night rating trip on motorized pontoon boats through 188 miles of Grand Canyon; all meals from lunch on May 4 to lunch on May 10; use of the Bar-10 Ranch facilities after our trip for hot showers; use of a sleeping kit including cots, tents, sleeping bags foam pads and folding chairs; use of dry bags for clothing and sleeping kit; cutlery for use at meal times and the use of life preservers and entry fee for Grand Canyon National Park ($12 per person). Cost includes a complimentary water bottle, coffee cup, and duffel bag yours to keep after the trip.

Not Included: Hotel room in Flagstaff for May 3 and 10, meals not listed above, and items of a personal nature.

How To Reserve: We expect this trip to be fully subscribed with a waiting list so reservations and deposits are required. Reservations can be made online at musnaz.org/ventures or with Jennifer Glennon at MNA Ventures – call 928-774-5213, ext. 222. The deposit is $500 per person and is non-refundable (unless your space can be filled, in which case it is fully refundable minus a $100 cancellation fee). Balance of $3,195 due by January 6, 2019 and is also non-refundable (unless your space can be filled).


Cancellations must be received in writing by mail, fax, or email. If notice of cancellation is received before 30 days prior to departure, trip fees will be refunded less a $200.00 administrative fee. For one day trips, the administrative fee is $50.00. If cancellation notice is received after 30 days prior to departure, no refunds will be issued. If the Museum cancels a trip due to inclement weather or insufficient enrollment, a full refund including the deposit will be issued. MNA is not responsible for airline cancellation penalties in the event of cancellation for any reason. This policy is followed per person without exception. We highly recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance.

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