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The management and guides went way above and beyond our expectations

by Lina Trenhaile on Holiday River Expeditions

The time spent on the river in Desolation Canyon was magical. Rebecca, Erica and Jacqueline guided us on an adventure through the canyon and river that was so beautiful! And Rebecca shared with us an additional inner journey through nature and yoga that made me feel connected to life and nature on a more intimate level. Thanks Rebecca! Looking forward to our next adventure.

winding down this ancient waterway, connecting with the wild space within and out. this is the most soulful, beautiful way to immerse yourself on both the outer journey down the river and the journey we are all on within. connecting to both those spaces and really using your all your senses to be present on the path. it is easy to find yourself so completely in this space because rebecca wildbear has such a beautiful skill to guide you on this journey. this trip was invigorating, opened my heart to land and the people I was sharing it with. there is nothing quite as magical as following the veins of a river and watching as the landscape unfolds and changes at every bend. yoga, hiking, ceremony, and cracking that shell open that holds you in. I urge you to listen to that which is calling you to join in the river song. the food was amazing and holiday did an exceptional job catering to my dietary needs being gluten free/vegetarian. the guides were excellent and felt more like friends on the journey than guides which made this a very pleasant experience for me. ahh....take me back!

Loved this trip, Its a rare occasion when Im able to enjoy so many of my passions in one experience, In this white water rafting and yoga wilderness adventure, Rebecca Wildbear's unique river and soul guiding expertise lead us safely down the green river helping us connect deeply with nature, each other and ourselves. Truly a rejuvenating joyful experience. Thank-you Rebecca! Don't miss this!

by Debi Bailey on Holiday River Expeditions

I followed Rebecca on the green river into desolation canyon....my first such adventure, without knowing what to expect. Every day we traveled further into the wild world, away from the lights, busyness and the chaos of modern life. The river dominated our days, each day getting a little wilder and more familiar. We lived with the towering canyons, incredible rock formations, and the option to sleep under the stars of the dark night sky. We began each day with Wild Yoga at the river's edge as the sun came up! .Rebecca led us deeper into the wild world, to wander into our connection with ourselves and the greater than human world, as we explore our dreams and our place in this perfect world.

Holiday River Expeditions made it possible to relax into the journey and trust that all would be well as their excellent, knowledgeable guides provided us with everything we needed to be safe, well fed. (Thanks!)

by Bill Rawsky on Holiday River Expeditions

We were with Bonnie Carol's Moons & Tunes on June 8-12 Don't know how you could have done anything better - great trip! This was our first raft trip, so we didn't know what to expect. We were absolutely thrilled with all aspects of the trip. Our guides were knowledgeable, professional and fun, as well as being awesome cooks! It was a great experience. Thanks, Holiday!

by Pam Graham on Holiday River Expeditions

Bonnie Carol does a great job of organizing trips Guides were excellent. Susan did an excellent job leading the trip. Everyone was wonderful dealing with my 8 yr old granddaughter. She loved them. I appreciated all the women on the team for the 3 girls

by Max Krimmel on Holiday River Expeditions

I can’t promise you’ll rise before sun up just to see the first light on the canyon walls. I can’t promise you’ll hike further up a side canyon than even your guides have ever been, then slide through a rapid like cream cheese on a bagel. I can’t promise a storm so thick you can’t see the other boats, with hail so hard it hurts and enough water to bring cascades free falling hundreds of feet from the canyon rim to the canyon floor, then fill a wash, that hasn’t felt water in years, to bank full. I can’t promise the sun will break through or a rainbow downstream. I can’t promise you Ravens, Hawks, Herons, Eagles, Avocets, Otters, Beaver, Bobcats, Big Horn, Bears, and Mountain Lions or even their tracks. I can’t promise a camp of camaraderie, laughter and praise for a day well spent. I can’t promise you’ll fall asleep to a chorus of frogs and cicadas under a sky so dark you can see Andromeda, only to awake in a few hours to see the moonlight creep down the sides of the canyon just as the sunlight did so long, long ago.

No, I can’t promise you’ll experience any of this. But I can promise if you don’t go, you won’t experience it. So the main thing is -

You’ve got to go.

Max Krimmel - Moons and Tunes

by Judy Gunkler on Holiday River Expeditions

Excellent guides! Delicious meals! The food was amazing. Hard to imagine what they could accomplish outdoors with no modern conveniences.

The guides were fabulous and special in many ways like Mac helping me down the rocks, Pete playing his recorder which echoed on the canyon rocks, and all the little ways they did special things for us. Susan was a great leader and everyone worked well together.

The trip definitely exceeded my expectations!

by Mike Casey on Holiday River Expeditions

Lauren Wood, second time I booked through her she is great to work with! The longest Holiday bike leg ever (32ish miles with both Hard Scrabble and Murphy's Hogback climbs included) was difficult on some of our group who expected 20ish mile days. A lot of the group question why it happened (doing the White Rim in reverse to accommodate the jet boat clients??). The long day resulted in some members of our party openly complaining about the trip (unjustly in my opinion). Rocky did a very very good job of handling the issue so that the concerned individuals 'calmed down'. To do so Rocky had to show/do some serious PR skills; he deserves a lot of credit for how he handled it!



Eriks's nighttime bocce ball set was great fun!

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