The guides we had up in Idaho, Molly & Russ, are absolutely great. This is the second time I have have had them as guides and I learn things from them and I have been guiding my own canoe expeditions for 20-years. The food was over the top…wonderful and more than enough to go around for seconds. All other aspects of the trip where first class. I’ll be back…count on it.
4-day Lower Salmon River Idaho
J. Phillips ~ Marrietta, GA
I got stuck with some unexpected work commitments and Karen was very helpful in helping me make a change. The guides were great! my girls (10 and 11yrs) and I were bringing up the rear on a hike and Molly made sure we got back without any stress. The food was great, 3 meals daily, always different. I’d always wanted to do a multi-day river trip, and kept putting it off. I’m so glad we went! My daughters were saying they wanted to do it again next year on the very first day! I’m hoping we can do another trip next year, it was a wonderful experience and beyond my high expectations! Thank you all again!
4-day Green River Lodore Canyon
M. Miller ~ Van Nuys, CA
Your organization went above and beyond to meet my dietary restrictions, and it was very much appreciated. The guides could not have been better suited to our group. Brin, as the lead guide seemed to be always aware in how the group was doing, but in a subtle way. We had 4 boys ranging in age from 8-15 and all the guides were stellar examples for them. Jesse and Alex were also fantastic. All three were professional, attentive, articulate, and very knowledgeable. We also really enjoyed having them share about themselves when asked. Most important they added to the fun!! Although we did some killer hikes, had epic water battles, and 4 great impromptu volleyball games, the biggest laugh for me was the whip cream dessert game!! We all had such a great time. I will upload photos when available. Thanks to all of you!
6-day Colorado River Cataract Canyon
Cibotti Van Verth ~ Aptos, CA
I wanted to write to let you know how much my family and I enjoyed our Lodore Canyon trip. I am sure you must hear this all the time, so it won’t sound very new, but I couldn’t just let it go by without saying that we had a fantastic trip. My wife had two comments: “My favorite boatman was… all of them!” and “Let’s go again. I mean, right now!” So considering that she had never done this before, you have a new convert.
I don’t know if you somehow deliberately arranged to have five nine-year-olds on the trip so that my daughter would have friends to play with, or whether maybe nine is just a common age for people to start taking their kids on the river, but that worked out extremely well. One of the other girls immediately started talking up my daughter, they ended up sleeping in the same tent, and we have the firm intention of getting them together again sometime in the future. We had such a great time. As you of course know already, it is coaxing someone onto the river the first time that may take convincing… once a person has actually made one trip, they are hooked… I expect we will be signing up for another trip again in the near future!!
4-day Green River Lodore Canyon
The Jarcho Family ~ Cambridge, MA
The Katz Family ~ Israel 4-day Green River Lodore Canyon ~ The guides were experts and the food was great. It was just great!!!!!!! the kids loved it and also the adults. We had a wonderful time on the river and we recommend to everyone to do this with HOLIDAY. Perfect family vacation!
A. Shelby ~ SLC, UT 3-day Colorado River Westwater Canyon ~ As usual, our guides exceeded our expectations. They were the perfect combination of safe and fun! I’ve been on this trip three years running, and each year I am blown away by the service they provide at Holiday!! The guides are amazing, the food unbelievable (for camping) and the starry nights are the best. Already looking forward to our trip next year. Thank you Holiday!
Doug & Julie Johanningsmeier ~ Howell, MI 6-day Colorado River Cataract Canyon Just fabulous! The guides made sure that both adults and kids were entertained, challenged, encouraged and well fed! Guides’ knowledge about local trails, flora, fauna, history and geology was much appreciated and made the hikes really interesting. Having the duckies was a nice option for floating a different style. Guides were brilliant, skilled boatmen, great chefs and made the trip fabulous! Hope to do a trip again soon!