Havasupai Falls (pronounced Have-uh-sue-pie) is one of the most sought after hiking destinations in the Southwest. Its blue-green water and massive waterfalls draw travelers from all over the world. Our all inclusive 3 and 4 day Havasu Falls tours are a terrific way to explore the area in its entirety with help from our professional, certified wilderness guides!
Included in the tour is all of the necessary backpacking gear that you need (backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, trekking poles), all meals from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 3, camp setup and meal preparation assisted and/or done by your guide and round trip transportation from our Scottsdale/Phoenix hotel partner. Let us take the load off by facilitating and planning your Havasupai Falls tour.
Trip Length: 3 days
Pack Weight: 35-37 lbs (Backpacking gear included: backpack, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, trekking poles)
Meals Included: Lunch on Day 1 through Lunch on Day 3
Departure Time: Depart @ 5:00am from Fairfield Inn Scottsdale
Return Time: Late-afternoon/Early-evening (recommend flights out of Phoenix no earlier than 9:30pm. Next day is preferable in case of delays on the drive home.)
Day 1: We will provide round-trip transportation from Phoenix the morning of the hike. We embark on a scenic drive to the top of Hualapai Canyon, and then begin our trek walking down to the junction of Havasu Canyon and then down further to our camp. The trail drops deeper and deeper as we watch the rock layers change and become older. Eight miles down we pass through the Havasupai Tribal village of Supai. In another two miles, we arrive at our shaded camp area. We unload the gear and food brought and set up our comfortable camp. While the guide prepares a delicious dinner, enjoy your chance to splash around in Havasu Falls. After a long day of driving followed by the journey down the canyon, a restful evening is well earned by all.
You awaken to the smell of fresh coffee and breakfast being prepared by your guide. Then we are off for a day of exploring the canyon and the incredible waterfalls. We will visit Havasu Falls, Fifty Foot Falls, and Mooney Falls.
Mooney Falls, the largest of the three main falls by our camp is over 200 feet high, and what a sight it is! To reach the bottom is a challenging descent down a chain ladder through rock tunnels. Of course, for the faint of heart this is considered an option that does not have to be done and the view from the top is just as beautiful.
We enjoy a deli lunch and then an afternoon of exploring another waterfall or just relaxing by the creek side. Maybe this is your time to meditate and just look at the beautiful rock faces above you, take a swim or enjoy a little siesta. Another wonderful dinner is prepared before the shadows deepen. The night skies are a myriad of stars you may never have seen before. Arizona skies are renowned for their stargazing and several astronomical observatories are spread throughout the state.
Eventually it's time to burrow into your tent for another evening of deep sleep. You may find your dreams take you to places you never imagined, being here in the "canyon" seems to do that.
This last day, we begin preparations for the return to the top. It seems going back up the canyon that the views are always different than on the way down. There is so much to see and so many memories you will have once you are home again. We reach the trailhead by early afternoon, and arrive back in Flagstaff by about 4 pm. We hope to have provided you with a wonderful experience "below the rim."