Salmon River Rafting Idaho 2024 Trip - Beatrice Bradley

Salmon and Snake River Canyon Whitewater Rafting and Camping

First class guides, gourmet meals, fishing, hiking and sleeping under the stars. 

An Unforgettable River Adventure Awaits

AUGUST 25-31,  2024
7 days / 6 nights

Overall Trip Highlights

  • Wild Rapids: Navigate through thrilling whitewater rapids on the Salmon River, known as the “River of No Return.”
  • Scenic Canyons: Experience breathtaking views of deep canyons and rugged landscapes.
  • Beach Camping: Camp on sandy beaches along the river, perfect for stargazing and storytelling around the campfire.
  • Gourmet Meals: Enjoy delicious gourmet meals prepared by expert guides, adding a touch of luxury to your wilderness adventure.
  • Fishing Adventures: Try your hand at fishing in one of the most pristine rivers in the U.S.
  • Hiking Trails: Explore scenic hiking trails that offer panoramic views and a chance to spot local wildlife.
  • Historical Sites: Visit historical sites along the river, including old mining and homesteading locations, learning about the rich history of the region.
  • Swimming Holes: Cool off in crystal-clear swimming holes, perfect for a refreshing dip after a day of rafting.
  • Wildlife Watching: Keep an eye out for eagles, otters, and even the occasional bear as you float down the river.
  • Star-Gazing: Enjoy some of the best star-gazing opportunities in the country, thanks to the remote location and clear skies. 

August 25-31, 2024
7 Days / 6 Nights

 Group Size:  18 Guests, 2 Hosts and 4 Guides 

Double Occupancy SHARED TENTS Double Occupancy SHARED TENTS
$3,450 $3,450
*EVERYTHING IS TAKEN CARE OF FOR OUR GROUP – CAMPING QUEENS Shared Tents with Separate Beds
Deposit Due at Time of Booking:
$250 for Domestic/$500 for International
Deposit Due at Time of Booking:
$250 for Domestic/$500 for International
Book Double Occupancy Book Double Occupancy


Beatrice Bradley Experiences are All Inclusive. What does that mean?

  • Airport Group Transfers: Seamless airport pickups and drop-offs by our friendly hostesses, ensuring a smooth start and end to your adventure.
  • Dedicated BB Hostess: Travel with peace of mind knowing a dedicated Beatrice Bradley hostess will be with you throughout the trip, ensuring every aspect of your journey is unforgettable.
  • Full Dining: Enjoy 2-3 daily meals carefully selected to reflect the local cuisine, inclusive of all tips. Whether it’s a quick breakfast or a sumptuous dinner, we’ve got it all covered.
  • Unique Accommodations: Stay in boutique hotels or unique properties that are handpicked for their charm and comfort, providing an authentic and intimate experience.
  • Curated Activities: We find the BEST of the best tours. Making the absolute most out of our time.
  • Included Gratuities: Tips for tour guides, meals, and transportation are all taken care of. We ensure that those who make your trip special are rewarded, without you needing to worry about the details.
  • Transportation: All transportation is included throughout the experience, from airport pickup to your final drop-off.
  • You won’t see “Free Days” on our itineraries: Our trips are made for a balanced experience. We carve out time to bond, laugh, shop and explore but we will never just send you out on your own and say “good luck” we do everything together or smaller group breakouts.

With Beatrice Bradley, every detail is meticulously planned to ensure you have a memorable and carefree travel experience. Join us and discover the joy of true hassle-free travel!

We Offer Flex-Pay! What is that?

Flexible Payments at Your Fingertips: You can use your invoice to pay any amount you choose, as frequently as you wish, until the full payment deadline.

Want to make a payment? Click “Review and Pay” on your invoice whenever you’re ready.

Pay Your Way: You can adjust the payment amount by selecting “Edit Amount,” allowing you to manage your budget flexibly.

Final Countdown: Ensure everything is paid up 60 days prior to your trip for domestic and 90 days prior for international. Don’t worry, we’ll send you reminders! If there’s any remaining balance, we’ll automatically process it, allowing you to focus on the excitement of your upcoming adventure!

Arrival Information Departing Information
 Lewiston, ID (LWS) or Spokane, WA (GEG) by   Lewiston, ID (LWS) or Spokane, WA (GEG) by 
August 25, 2024 August 31, 2024
Must arrive no later than 2pm Earliest departure no eariler than 1pm

This trip is designed for women 50+ who are in good physical condition and enjoy an active lifestyle. Participants should be comfortable with moderate physical activities, including rafting, hiking, and camping. No prior experience is required, but a sense of adventure and a willingness to engage in outdoor activities are essential. The itinerary includes both physically active days and opportunities for relaxation, ensuring a balanced experience suitable for older adults.

As your hostesses, we understand that traveling solo can be intimidating, but rest assured, making you feel welcomed and comfortable is our top priority. Our experiences are designed for building new and lasting friendships in a warm and welcoming environment.

From the moment you arrive until we bid you farewell, we’ll be right by your side. We meticulously handle all the details and manage the logistics seamlessly behind the scenes, ensuring your journey is truly unique and worry-free. While we aren’t local experts or tour guides, we work with a network of local professionals carefully selected for each location to enrich your experience.

Read more about our Hostesses Here

 

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COME RAFT, CAMP, HIKE & SIT NEXT TO THE CAMPFIRE W/NEW FRIENDS 

Every Beatrice Bradley trip is crafted to maximize the experiences had during the trip.
The itineraries are specially made to allow time for engaging in conversation and having belly laughs with a new friend. We hope that the activities and experiences may allow you to come out of your comfort zone and to try new or unique things.
These trips are made to replicate a ‘friends get-away trip’. 

Day One:  Arrival Day – Welcome to Idaho!

As the sun began to set, a group of adventurous women converged at the Hells Canyon Grand Hotel, excitement buzzing in the air. Each woman, from different corners of the country, arrived with anticipation and a hint of nervousness. The evening started with a warm welcome dinner, where laughter and introductions flowed easily. Stories of past adventures and dreams of the days ahead filled the room. Later, an engaging orientation session introduced them to the wonders of the Salmon River and Hells Canyon, bonding the group with a shared enthusiasm for the journey that awaited. As the night deepened, new friendships blossomed, promising a memorable adventure together.

Highlights

  • Arrival at Hells Canyon Grand Hotel: Check into this comfortable hotel located near the entrance to Hells Canyon, the deepest river gorge in North America.
  • Welcome Dinner: Enjoy a delicious welcome dinner, where you’ll meet fellow adventurers and your expert guides.
  • Orientation Session: Attend an informative session about the trip’s itinerary, safety protocols, and the history of the Salmon River and Hells Canyon area.
  • Relax and Prepare: Spend the evening relaxing at the hotel, preparing for the exciting rafting adventure ahead.

Day Two:  It’s River Time – First day on the river – running rapids, fishing and beach lunch

The day started with a delicious breakfast at Hells Canyon Grand Hotel. Our guides met us at 7:00 AM, distributed watertight bags, and we departed by 8:00 AM for a two-hour shuttle to the launch site. After a safety briefing, we launched into a day of running rapids, fishing, and beach lunch. We explored Green Canyon, faced exciting rapids like Wright Way Drop, and stopped on a big beach for swimming and games. Arriving at camp by 4-5 PM, we found tents ready, and enjoy beach activities, hors d’oeuvres, and dinner, ending the day with campfire stories and stargazing before bed.

Highlights

  • Hotel Breakfast: Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the Hells Canyon Grand Hotel.
  • Meet the Guides: At 7:00 AM, our fantastic guides will greet us at the hotel and distribute watertight bags.
  • Departure: We leave by 8:00 AM for a scenic two-hour shuttle ride to the launch site.
  • Launch Prep: At the site, our guides will have the boats ready. After a safety briefing, we’ll strap down our gear and begin our adventure.
  • Running Rapids: Experience the thrill of navigating the Salmon River’s rapids.
  • Beach Lunch: Enjoy a riverside lunch around noon, perfect for fishing and a short hike.
  • Green Canyon: Paddle through exciting rapids like Wright Way Drop and Demon’s Drop in Green Canyon.
  • Big Beach Break: Stop on a large beach for swimming, beach games, and relaxation.
  • Arrive at Camp: Reach camp around 4-5 PM to find tents set up and gear bags ready.
  • Evening Fun: Enjoy beach games, swimming, hors d’oeuvres, and dinner. End the day with campfire stories, stargazing, and Dutch Oven dessert.
White Salmon River Rafting

Day Three:  Fresh Coffee, Sizzling Bacon and Fantastic Beaches!

As you wake up to the enticing aroma of fresh coffee and sizzling bacon, breakfast is served around 7:30 or 8:00 AM. Our guides treat us like queens, cooking breakfast, taking down our tents, and cleaning up. We hit the river just as the sun peeks over the canyon rim, around 9:30 AM. Today’s adventure takes us through Cougar Canyon with fantastic beaches and exhilarating whitewater. We set up a raft water slide on the beach for some playful fun. Embracing “River Time,” we spend the day playing, relaxing, and enjoying another evening of laughter and a riverside bonfire.

Highlights

  • Wake Up to Delicious Aromas: Start your day with the enticing smell of fresh coffee and sizzling bacon, as breakfast is served around 7:30 or 8:00 AM.
  • Royal Treatment: Our amazing guides treat us like queens, cooking breakfast, taking down our tents, and cleaning up.
  • Sunrise on the River: We’ll be on the river just as the sun peeks over the canyon rim, with sunlight hitting the water around 9:30 AM.
  • Cougar Canyon Adventure: Paddle through the thrilling rapids of Cougar Canyon, with fantastic beaches perfect for setting up a fun raft water slide.
  • Playtime and Relaxation: Enjoy more time playing on the beach, hanging out in the shade, and fully embracing “River Time.”
  • Evening Fun: End the day with laughter echoing off the canyon walls and a cozy riverside bonfire.

Day Four:  A little history, LOTS of adventure and some Dutch Oven Desserts!

After breakfast, we dive into Snow Hole Canyon, starting with the thrilling Snow Hole rapid. A quick scout sets the stage for adventure, giving paddlers last-minute tips. We explore a historic Chinese miner’s house, learning about the miners who once called the Salmon River home. After lunch, we enter the Oxbow, perfect for inflatable kayaks before tackling the China Rapids. Our camp is on a vast white sand beach at Billy Creek, where Chief Joseph once crossed. Enjoy beach games, summit hikes, and a campfire with Dutch Oven desserts, then sleep under the star-filled sky, bug-free!

Highlights 

  • Snow Hole Canyon Adventure: Start the day with breakfast, then plunge into Snow Hole Canyon, tackling the thrilling Snow Hole rapid. A quick scout provides a view of the excitement ahead and final instructions for paddlers.
  • Historical Exploration: Discover a classic stone Chinese miner’s house from the late 1800s, learning about the miners who lived in the canyon for years.
  • Oxbow Kayaking: After lunch, navigate the Oxbow section of the river, perfect for trying out inflatable kayaks before reaching the exhilarating China Rapids.
  • Billy Creek Camp: Arrive at a vast white sand beach at Billy Creek around 4:30 PM, an area with rich Nez Perce history where Chief Joseph once crossed.
  • Beach Games and Activities: Enjoy beach volleyball, bocce, horseshoes, and summit hikes for panoramic views.
  • Campfire Stories and Stargazing: After a delicious dinner and Dutch Oven dessert, gather around the campfire to share stories and gaze at the star-filled, bug-free sky before sleeping under the stars.

Day Five: Kayaks, Paddle Boards, and The Blue Canyon! 

The day began with a morning float featuring exciting smaller rapids, perfect for kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. We spotted birds of prey circling above the canyon rim and enjoyed some excellent fishing spots. Lunch was just above Blue Canyon, where the bluish-black igneous rock created a dramatic landscape. The river narrowed into a thrilling series of rapids, ending at the impressive confluence of the Salmon and Snake Rivers. We set up camp close by, where we enjoyed stargazing and sleeping out under the star-filled sky.

Highlights

  • Morning Float Fun: Enjoy smaller rapids perfect for kayaks and stand-up paddleboards, adding excitement to the morning float.
  • Wildlife Spotting: Keep an eye out for birds of prey circling above the canyon rim and find great fishing spots along the way.
  • Lunch at Blue Canyon: Savor lunch just above Blue Canyon, named for its bluish-black igneous rock that creates a dramatic landscape.
  • Blue Canyon Rapids: Navigate a narrower river channel with several rapids in a row within Blue Canyon.
  • Confluence Arrival: Reach the impressive confluence of the Salmon and Snake Rivers.
  • Camp Setup: Set up camp close to the confluence, with options to sleep out under the stars on tarps spread in front of each tent.

Day Six:  Hells Canyon, Big Horn Sheep, and Final Goodbye to the River.

The river had one last gift to share as we entered Hells Canyon on the Snake River. We navigated small rapids, surrounded by stunning scenery and grassy mountainsides, spotting Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep. Reflecting on our incredible journey, we shared a final beach lunch and captured group photos to remember our adventure. As we checked back into the hotel, emotions ran high, knowing we would enjoy our final group dinner and a hot shower, forever cherishing the bonds and memories created on this unforgettable river trip.
Highlights
  • Hells Canyon Adventure: The river still has more wonders as we enter Hells Canyon on the Snake River, with small rapids and breathtaking scenery.
  • Scenic Views: The canyon opens to grassy mountainsides, perfect for spotting Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep.
  • Reflection Time: Reflect on the journey with new friends, cherishing the shared memories and adventures.
  • Final Beach Lunch: Enjoy our last meal on a beach, capturing group photos to commemorate the trip.
  • Hotel Return: Check back into the hotel for a final group dinner and a hot shower, celebrating the bonds and unforgettable experiences made on the river.

Day Seven:  Group Breakfast and New Friend Goodbye Hugs!

  • We will grab a group breakfast at the hotel and enjoy some last minute photo sharing before we head to the airport!

As we entered Hells Canyon on the Snake River, the small rapids and stunning scenery of grassy mountainsides provided a perfect backdrop for our final day. Spotting Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep, we reflected on our incredible journey together. Our last beach lunch was filled with laughter and heartfelt group photos. Back at the hotel, we shared a final dinner, toasting to the unforgettable experiences and friendships forged on the river. With a hot shower and warm goodbyes, we parted ways, already looking forward to our next adventure together. Until we meet again, new friends!

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