Deluxe, Safari Style River Trip on the Salmon River

Deluxe, Safari Style River Trip on the Salmon River

$3695 per person

Whitewater rafting, hiking & fishing on one of the world’s premier wilderness trips.

Join us on a deluxe safari style wilderness adventure of a lifetime, a rafting trip with beach vacation afternoons, a multi-sport adventure, and one of the world’s premier wilderness rivers: the Idaho Salmon River. Known as the Grand Canyon of Idaho, it is one of the longest free flowing rivers in the United States and cuts through a vast area of incredibly rugged Rocky Mountain Wilderness- the largest wilderness area in the Lower 48.

  • Float over 85 miles of fun yet safe whitewater in a pristine and remote wilderness setting
  • Sip a cocktail on a large sandy beach while soaking your feet in the river
  • Soak in natural hot springs after a day on the river
  • Arrive at camp and relax, sip on a cocktail while our friendly guides set up your walk-in safari tents
  • Enjoy falling asleep under the stars with the sounds of the river
  • Explore incredible side canyons with crystal clear creeks
  • Witness the incredible wildlife, flora & fauna


*** Please note: we had to postpone this trip due to COVID. We plan to run this trip summer of 2023. If you would like to join our waitlist, please email us at: 

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Boise, Idaho
  • Departure Time
    Early on Arrival Day
  • Return Time
    Late on Departure Day
  • Included
    Ground Transportation
    Local Guide
    Most Activities
    Most Meals
  • Not Included
    Baggage Transfer
    Domestic Flights
    Guide Gratuities
    International Flights
    Optional Activities
    Travel Insurance

About the Salmon River

  The River of No Return is one of those rare river trips that is ideal for the seasoned whitewater connoisseur, someone wanting to make the jump from shorter wilderness trips like Oregon’s Rogue River, or for first timers looking for their first river trip or an amazing vacation. The trip can be enjoyed by those wanting high adventure, those wanting a very active trip, and those just wanting a beautiful, lazy vacation. Our Salmon trips range from groups of families to college buddies to chartered private trips and it is not uncommon to have trips enjoyed by three generations of family or friends.   The options for each day can turn the trips into a multi-sport adventure for those interested. The river is perfect for inflatable kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. There are both mellow and epic hiking options and there is world-class trout fishing. It is not uncommon to have a group leave together in the morning, split for hiking, fishing, or a stop at one of the historic wilderness homesteads, and then come back together as they float into the evenings camp to tell the stories of their day.  

What is a Safari Style River Trip?

  Safari-style trips take the river camping to the next level! Each afternoon you will show up to a fully set up camp with walk-in tents (night stands, tent runners, cots, pads, and sleeping bags), a shaded hangout area, and a family-style dining area (fulling set up tables under the stars).   The food is gourmet camp cuisine with some of the finest local ingredients and products. There will be evening cocktails and wine tasting. On these trips there are extra experienced guides to help with the gear and provide a more personalized service from setting up your tents to hosting a full complimentary bar.  

Luxury in the Wilderness

  The Salmon River is incredibly friendly and comfortable. It features warm summer days lasting until nearly 10 in the evening, cool nights perfect for sleeping under the stars, water perfect for swimming, natural hot springs to soak in, perhaps the best beach camping anywhere, world-class trout fishing, a ton of hiking, and whitewater that is exciting yet safe. People have said that it feels wild, untouched, and rugged but at the same time comfortable, forgiving, and almost luxurious – a journey that combines a perfect beach vacation with the solitude, beauty, vast wilderness, and excitement of a mountain whitewater river expedition.