Landscape Photography Workshops: Rafting The Grand Canyon 10-Day Trip

Morning in the Granite Gorge

A Photographic Journey Through The Grand Canyon

April 26 to May 7, 2021


I have floated the length of the Colorado River thru the Grand Canyon numerous times on photography expeditions and also on a National Park Service trip. This is a special place, and one that I believe everyone should see and experience at least once in their life.

For this bucket list trip, I have partnered with Tour West, an official concessionaire for the National Park Service. All of our river guides are professional boatman with a passion for the Grand Canyon. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the majesty of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River.


Itinerary

April 26th: Sally and I will host a meet & greet the evening of the 26th and provide a pre-trip orientation.

April 27th: You will meet up at Ceiba Adventures in Flagstaff, Arizona at 6:30 am.Ceiba will drive us to Lees Ferry, mile 0 where we will meet our river guides and start our adventure. You can leave your vehicle at Ceiba in their secure locked facility for a fee of $2.00 per day.

May 6th: This is the last day on the river. We will take out at Diamond Creek, 226 miles downstream of Lees Ferry. Ceiba will have a shuttle vehicle there to pick us up and take us back to Flagstaff. Don’t expect to be back to Flagstaff much before early afternoon.

May 7th: I will be providing a post-trip Lightroom and Photoshop session in Flagstaff along with an image review.


Who is this Workshop For?

This workshop is for anyone with a spirit of adventure, and it is open to all skill levels. We will be hiking into several side canyons with a moderate to difficult fitness level required. Our river guides lead the hikes and assist in getting you to the photo locations.

This trip is also open to non-photographer spouses, family members, and friends. All are welcome!


What is Included?

  • Four professional river guides who are all whitewater qualified with hundreds of miles of river experience. Each guide is an accomplished outdoors person with a background in natural history and the ability to make each river trip special and memorable. 
  • Two boats: a 37 foot and a 22 foot motorized boat. We have arranged to have a second boat on this trip so that the photographers can bring more camera gear!
  • Life Jackets – of special whitewater design.
  • Meals – all meals on the river starting with lunch the first day and ending with breakfast the last morning. All meals are expertly prepared and cooked by our guides.
  • Cooking facilities – all cooking items including eating utensils.
  • Camping toilet facilities, toilet paper and supplies.
  • Beverages – unlimited water and lemonade. Coffee, tea & hot chocolate in the morning.
  • Camping equipment including; Tent, and ground cloth (tarp), sleeping bag, cot, and a comfortable sleeping pad.
  • Waterproof bag – 16”X 33” 108 liters to put your personal duffel bag into during the trip.
  • Small water-resistant bag --9.5”X 20” 22 liters--accessible at all times) for personal articles.
  • Transportation from Flagstaff to the put-in at Lee’s Ferry and from the takeout at Diamond Creek back to Flagstaff.
  • Lessons on geology, ecology, and the history of the river.
  • Professional photographic guidance and instruction. 

What's Not Included?

  • A dry bag to protect your camera pack.
  • Padded case for your tripod, and a dry bag for this to slip into.
  • Alcoholic beverages. You are welcome to bring your own.
  • Personal items, i.e. clothing, water bottles, medications, etc.
  • Medical Evacuation Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything not listed on the 'What's Included List' above.

What's the Weather Like?

Spring is a great time of year to be in the canyon. While the canyon is known for being incredibly hot during the peak of the summer months, our Spring trip has cooler temperatures with highs on most days in the upper 80s and occasionally in the low 90s (29-35°C). Overnight lows are typically in the 60s and can dip into the 50s (17-12°C).


Travel Information

We recommended that you fly into and out of either Flagstaff Pulliam Airport, or Phoenix Sky Harbour Airport. It is approximately a 2.5-hour drive from the airport in Phoenix to Flagstaff.


Workshop Cost & Payment Terms

The cost for this workshop and river trip is $4790.00. Your deposit of $1500 will reserve your spot on this trip. A second payment of $1500 is due by July 1, 2020. The final payment of $1790.00 is due by December 1, 2020. All of our standard Terms and Conditions apply.

The National Park Service requires all photography workshops to list the outfitters cost as well as the additional workshop component of the trip. The Tour West cost is $3790 per guest, Adam Schallau Photography workshop cost is $1000 per participant. Past workshop participants receive a $300 discount off the cost of the workshop fee. This discount is applied towards the third and final payment.


Join Us!

Click the 'Add to Cart' button below to pay the deposit of $1500 and save your spot in the workshop. This river trip and workshop is limited to 12 participants.

Note: >>> This workshop is sold outContact me if you would like to be placed on the standby list.



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