Havasupai Falls Lodging Adventures
Notice for 2019 Tours
The Havasupai Tribe has placed a 1 year moratorium on all commercially guided tours to the falls for the duration of 2019. Whether this moratorium will affect 2020, we do not know at this time but are accepting reservations on a conditional basis with fully refundable deposits if the falls remain closed. If you have received permits on your own for 2019 and need assistance with gear, transportation, logistics etc. check out one of our Self Guided Havasupai Tour - Outfitter Packages!
Important: We are a tour company that offers guided tours of Havasu Falls and Grand Canyon. If you are interested in hiking to Havasu Falls on your own you will need to contact the Havasupai Tribe directly at 928-448-2121 for reservations. Thank you.Not a camper? No Problem! Discovery Treks is proud to offer one of the only lodge-based adventures to the Havasupai waterfalls in the industry. Our 3 day Havasu Falls lodge-based tour is a fantastic way to explore the waterfalls of Havasupai with the comforts of a lodge room in the evenings. You will still enjoy the massive Grand Canyon views, amazing hiking and breathtaking blue-green waters, all without the need for a tent or other camping equipment. The 3 day Havasu Falls lodge-based adventure is all inclusive. We provide everything to need to visit Havasu Falls. All permits and fees, lodge rooms (double occupancy), all meals and snacks, all gear, a certified wilderness guide, transportation to and from our designated pickup locations. Space is limited so give us a call to reserve your tour today!
Notice for 2019 Tours
The Havasupai Tribe is currently deliberating as to whether or not they will allow commercial tours to the falls for the 2019 season. We have been in communication with the tribe and will continue to provide our guests with updates as we learn more. We are still accepting tour reservations in the hopes that the tribe does reinstate commercial permits for the 2019 season; however, if that is not the case, we will gladly provide a full refund of monies paid. We should have a final resolution by mid January.
We pick you up from Scottsdale or Grand Canyon Caverns. We embark on 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 lodge. The trail drops deeper and deeper as we watch the rock layers change and become older. (Rock formations at the bottom of the Grand Canyon are over two billion years old, half the age of the earth.) On a scenic break, we enjoy lunch.
Eight miles down we pass through the Havasupai Tribal village and to the lodge there. We unload our gear. Your guide will escort you two miles/30-minutes to your first waterfall views. After some initial exploring, you will walk back to the lodge and relax as the guide prepares a delicious dinner. 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, known for swimming and photo opportunities, and Mooney Falls. To reach the bottom of Mooney Falls, conquer 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 as the view from the top is just as beautiful. Additionally, visit new wonders resulting from Mother Nature's 2008 flood temporarily referred to as "New" Navajo Falls and Rock Falls.
We enjoy a deli lunch and then an afternoon of further exploring 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 return to your lodge room 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're up early for a nutritious breakfast and preparations to head back to the trailhead. 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 late morning and take a last look at the Canyon's vastness while enjoying a deli lunch. We arrive back in Phoenix by about 6:00 pm. We hope to have provided you with a wonderful experience "below the rim."
Transportation from partner hotels in Phoenix/Scottsdale available
What to Bring
Our camping and hiking trips include all pro-quality gear, meals, and snacks required for your adventure. This includes tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking supplies, trekking poles, and daypacks and/or backpacks. We are happy to accommodate food allergies and most dietary restrictions. Please include your preferences in your Registration Form so that we can prepare accordingly.