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How to Reserve Havasupai Permits

Expert Advice
Apr 2015

Looking for Havasupai Permits to hike to Havasu Falls?

Guided or self-arranged, explore which option is for you.

Want to see the waterfalls of the Grand Canyon but you don’t know much about the area? You may have heard that you need permits and are wondering how to reserve Havasupai permits. This blog has the answers, but before anything else, read our page on “Everything you need to know to visit Havasu Falls.”

Havasu Canyon is one of those rare places that mixes remoteness with must-see grandeur with a tough permit system. This formula means only a select few who have the inside track get to see Havasu Falls. So here it is, how to reserve Havasupai permits, straight from the guides who have been exploring the canyon for almost two decades.

This page is not affiliated with the Havasupai Tribe, AOA is a commercial outfitter that offers guided hiking packages to Havasupai. We do not sell Havasupai permits. Permits are included when you purchase a guided hiking package.

Get your guide to everything you need to know for planning a trip to Havasupai.

Havasupai Campground Reservations & Permits

To make camping reservations in Havasupai, you may reserve online at havasupaireservations.com or call the Havasupai Tourism Office at (928) 448-2121.

Be warned, Havasupai camping permits often sell out for the entire season within the first 2 or 3 months of the year.

2018 Havasupai Permit Costs*

The tribe now allows a maximum stay of 4 days, 3 nights per reservation.

  • 1 night – $140.56
  • 2 nights – $171.11
  • 3 nights – $201.67

All weekend nights (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), holiday nights, and spring break dates will be charged an additional $18.33 per night. These include (Feb. 19, May 28, July 4, Sep. 3, Oct. 8, Mar. 5-8, Mar. 19-22).

*Note, this price includes taxes and fees but is subject to change at the tribe’s discretion.

Hiker views Havasu Falls from hammock on backpacking trip

Havasupai Reservation Policies

Due to increased popularity of visiting Havasu Falls and hiking to the other waterfalls in Havasu Canyon, the Havasupai tribe instituted some changes in 2017 to how they manage reservations and permits. We have not yet been able to verify if all of these policies are in place for 2018, so we recommend you inquire directly.

  1. All payment is due at the time of booking
  2. One credit card is allowed per group, ie. if you get through the phone lines and want to reserve spots for your 10 friends you must pay for all 10 on one card.
  3. Payments to the tribe are non-refundable
  4. Permit reservations are non-transferable
  5. Drones are not permitted and are subject to a $1000 fee.


The campground is located within a 5-minute walk of the beautiful 100-foot Havasu Falls, and is about 2 miles downhill from the Village of Supai. In between the Village and the campground there are two other waterfalls. (See our blog post about Havasu Falls and the other waterfalls of Havasupai.) The campground is about ¾ of a mile long and spots are not defined and are available on a first come, first served basis. There are many wonderful spots to choose from throughout the campground. Lastly, there are no campfires allowed in the campground.

Havasupai Lodge Reservations

To make reservations at the lodge, the only hotel near Havasu Falls, call (928) 448-2111. The Havasupai Lodge is in the village of Supai, Arizona which is about a 2 mile hike away from Havasu Falls. The Lodge offers basic accommodations.

2018 Havasupai Lodge Costs

  • Up to 4 people/room – $145/night
  • Deposit – $40/room/night
  • Entrance fee- $50/person

*All fees are taxable at 10%.

There is no kitchen or food provided at the lodge. You’ll need to come prepared to provide all your own meals. You can get food from the Supai Café (burger, fries, hot dogs, fry bread, tacos, sodas, etc) or from the Supai grocery store, located in the village. Hours can occasionally be unpredictable at both the cafe and the store. Due to the remote location of the village, the prices are quite expensive.

Guided Trips to Havasupai (Permits Included)

If you’re unable to secure a permit, or prefer to leave the planning and logistics to others, guided trips in Havasupai take care of the whole process of getting Havasupai camping permits for you, in addition to taking care of all the details that can make planning your own trip difficult. The permits are built into the price of the trip, as is all of the food, transportation, and essential camping gear.  We offer five guided trips of 3 to 6 days that hike into Havasupai and camp in the Havasu campground:

5 day, 4 night Havasupai “Adventurer” Hiking Trip

Packhorses carry all your gear aside from the water, lunch and personal items you need for the trek into the canyon. Stay in a comfortable camp near Havasu Falls beside the clear blue waters of Havasu creek, and spend days swimming beneath the falls. 

4 day, 3 night Havasupai “Escape” Hiking Trip

This adventurous trek is perfect for more intrepid travelers. Carry only your personal gear and hike to our creekside base camp with a fully outfitted kitchen. Enjoy guided hikes to the waterfalls and unusual viewpoints around the canyon.

3 Day, 2 Night Havasu Falls “Express” Hiking

This trip is the perfect exhilarating trek for the time crunched and economical traveler. Carry your personal gear in our pack for the hike into the canyon, but don’t worry, all basecamp amenities will be provided for you.

6 Day, 5 Night Grand Canyon “Ultimate” (National Park + Havasu Falls)

Spend a week exploring the Grand Canyon with expert wilderness guides. Camp for 2 days on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and then continue your trip with an adventurous horse-supported hike to Havasu Falls for 4 days of camping. Enjoy delicious meals prepared by your trail guides and relax in AOA’s comfortable basecamp.

4 Day, 3 Night Havasu Falls Backpacking

This is the most rugged of AOA’s Havasupai hiking options and although it’s strenuous, all gear is provided for you.

Want to journey to this desert paradise, but not sure where to start? We’ve taken our decades of experience and created Your Guide to Havasupai: Everything You Need to Know. In it, you’ll get tips on packing, getting a permit, where to stay, and some must-see additions to your itinerary.


This page is not affiliated with the Havasupai Tribe, AOA is a commercial outfitter that offers guided hiking packages to Havasupai. We do not sell Havasupai permits. Permits are included when you purchase a guided hiking package.

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