Standard Self-Guided Havasu Falls

From $400 See Rates

ArizonaHavasu Falls
Tour Length
3+ nights
Backcountry Camping
Guide Type
Self Guided

This package does not include a permit to Havasu Falls. You will need to obtain a permit on your own by visiting the Havasupai Tribe’s Reservation website. Permits go on sale February 1, 2019 for the 2019 season.

AOA’s Self-Guided Havasu Falls packages are the next best thing to going guided! You take care of the permit, we provide everything else you need for an unforgettable camping adventure. We’ve taken 20 years of experience and knowledge operating in Havasupai and created the perfect setup of provisions to outfit your trip. Camping logistics and the planning can take away precious time from your vacation. With this self-guided package for your hiking trip to Havasu Falls, we will efficiently pack your gear and food, plan all of the logistics, and provide instruction on everything from basic tent set-up to preparing delicious camp meals.

The standard self-guided package includes backpacking gear and meals. If you are looking for a painless, outfitted, self-guided experience to Havasu Falls, get in touch!

Minimum participants: 2 people

What's Included

Your Self-Guided Package Includes

Not Included

  • Havasu Falls permit(s) – Find out how to get yours
  • Outdoor guides
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Air transportation
  • Transportation to/from the Havasu Falls trailhead
  • Pre- or post-trip lodging
  • Breakfast Day 1, dinner on last day
  • Sleeping bag (available to rent from AOA)
  • Packhorse to carry AOA gear – available as an upgrade
  • Packhorse service to carry your personal gear – this option is available through the Havasupai tribe.

How It Works

Booking The Self-Guided Package

For all but the most experienced campers and larger groups, the Standard Self-Guided Havasu Falls package is the best fit (see deluxe version).

  1. Review the Upgrades + Additions available (see below). Do you need trailhead delivery or can you transport everything and everyone on your own? Do you want to add packhorse service for the equipment and food? Do you need any rental gear like a sleeping bag or backpack?
  2. Click Book Now, select the dates of your permit, and add any upgrades.
  3. We’ll schedule a time for a consultation to arrange gear pick-up, drop-off and orientation.

Who Is This Trip For?

You have your own Havasupai Permits

Permits are available through and additional tips and tricks can be found on our blog.

You want help with the gear, food, and logistics!

For the vast majority of hikers our Standard Self-Guided Havasu Falls package will be a great fit. Those with lots of camping and cooking experience might prefer the Deluxe Self-Guided Havasu Falls package. As I’m sure you can imagine each group’s self-guided needs will vary so we’ll do a consultation with you to arrange rental gear pick-up and drop off. Most groups will likely pick up gear the day before they hike into Havasupai and drop it off the day they hike out. Trailhead delivery and pick-up is also a great option and is available for just gear or for gear and hikers.

Upgrades + Additions

Trailhead Gear Delivery/Pick Up

$995 per group – AOA gear delivery and pick up at the Havasupai trailhead.

Roundtrip Ground Transportation

$1,195 per group – RT transportation of gear and group from the Phoenix area.

Gear Rental

  • Sleeping bag ($35 per bag)
  • 55 to 65 liter backpack with removable daypack option fitted to individual ($40 per)
  • Trekking poles (complimentary upon request)

Gear for Purchase

  • Purchase: 3-liter Camelbak reservoir/bladder ($35 per)


2019 Rates

  • Self-Guided Package Price $ 400 pp 400
  • Additional Days $ 50 additional per day, per person 50 additional per day, per person

A typical breakfast on the standard self-guided Havasu Falls menu is an “Oatmeal Buffet.” In addition to your standard oatmeal fare, our team has some tricks up their sleeve to spice up your oatmeal breakfast with an assortment of nutritious toppings, including options like: peanut butter, oranges, brown sugar, dried fruits, chopped nuts, and shredded coconut.

self guided hiking trip to havasu falls, backpackers lunch

A typical lunch on the standard self-guided Havasu Falls menu is an “Hiker’s Lunch.” Choose from options to build your own sandwich and get excited to discover our favorite bread options that keep well while backpacking, how to add flavor and interest to a sandwich, and Operations team’s secrets to turn your lunch into a complete meal without adding unnecessary weight.

self guided hiking trip to havasu falls, backpackers lunch
backpacking meals on a trip to havasupai

A typical dinner on the standard self-guided Havasu Falls menu is the “Creative Camper.” This is a delicious and nutritious backpacking meal that includes chicken and flavorful curry seasoning, and relies on a mix of grains (lentils, brown rice, and quinoa) to supplement your protein intake and provide the kind of fuel you need for long days of hiking. It’s easy to make and incredibly satisfying!

backpacking meals on a trip to havasupai