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Backpacking the Grand Canyon and Waterfalls of Havasupai

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While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
The turquoise waterfalls of Havasupai are a world-renowned natural attraction. Adding to their mystique is the fact they reside in the heart of the Grand Canyon on the reservation lands of the Havasupai, who have lived in the Grand Canyon for over 800 years. And with the nearest road 10 miles away, it requires a hike through world-class scenery to get there. Come join us on this backpack trip of a lifetime!


Camp for three nights in the Havasupai Campground, where Havasu Creek and its waterfalls serenade you.
Experienced naturalists interpret the geological, natural and cultural landscapes that you encounter.
Travel to Grand Canyon’s South Rim for a day hike down the scenic South Kaibab Trail.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Strenuous hiking 4-10 miles a day with packs weighing 30-35 pounds at elevations of 2,400-7,000 feet; elevation change of 3,000 feet on two days; uneven, rocky terrain.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Flagstaff, 2 nights; van/trek to Havasupai, 3 nights; trek/van to Flagstaff, 1 night; departure.

Coordinated by Northern Arizona University.

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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
5 Field trips


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