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The ULTIMATE Guide To Havasupai Falls // Watch This Before You Go!


Hello. Havasupai is this amazing
secret but not so secret paradise located in Arizona. The Havasu falls are a collection
of waterfalls and creeks. Just beautiful natural place that is protected by
the Havasupai Indian Reservation. This awesome place is accessible
for people to come and visit and even stay there but the information
that you find on this place is so limited. Getting there is a journey in it of itself. There have been so many people
who have seen my Havasupai video and who have asked me so many questions. So, be prepared because this video
is going to be filled with so much information. Your brain is going to explode. Well, hopefully your brain doesn’t explode
so that you can take in all this information and make your way over to Supai. This is it,
the ultimate guide to Havasupai in Arizona. Let’s go. First of all, you’re going to want to drive
to the area in which this magical place is located and in order to drive there
you’re going to take route 66. Yes, the historic and iconic
and awesome route 66. When you get there
you’re eventually going to take route 18 and you’re going to reach
the hilltop parking lot. The last gas station
that you’re going to have access to is going to be located in Peach Springs
so keep that in mind. When you find your way
to the hilltop parking lot this is where your adventure begins. At this parking lot
is where the trailhead is located and there are a couple ways
to get in the Supai village where the Havasu falls are located. The first method
that I’m going to talk about is helicopter because that’s the way
that I decided to go into Havasupai. The helicopter is this awesome
seven minute ride through the canyon and just beautiful sights
and it cost about 85 dollars one way. There’s no definitive reservation
or schedule for it. It’s pretty much
first come first served. The native Americans from the reservation
have top priority. So, even if you are there
at two o’clock in the morning if one of the natives decides to show up
at ten o’clock in the morning they’re getting
in the helicopter before you. Either way I would suggest
getting there as early as possible so that you’re the very first person there. You do have to sign in
as soon as you get there. The registration for the helicopter is between
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Even if you come with a group of people
because getting supplies and their natives into the reservation
is their top priority with the helicopters you might not be able
to travel with your party together. So, even if you come with your family
you might have to go in separate trips. The helicopter airline is AirWest. I’ve put their phone number
in the description below along with the phone numbers
for all of the other things that I’m going to talk about in this video. So, be sure to check out the description because there’s going to be
a whole lot more information down there as well. The last thing I want to say about the helicopter is that if you decide
that you would actually like to go hiking instead you do have the option
to send your bags with the helicopter and you can go down and hike on one end
and the helicopter will take your stuff down and in order to do that I believe
the pricing for that is 20 dollars for one bag. That leads us into the second method
of getting into Havasupai. Which is hiking. In order to hike into Supai
every single person must have a reservation you can not just hike into the Supai village. If you do not have a reservation
and you get into Supai they will tell you to turn around. I’ll talk more about that later on. Now we’re talking about the hiking
which is an eight mile hike from the trailhead to the campground
and from the village to the campground it’s two miles. The hike into Havasupai
will take you about three to four hours and it’s recommended for you
to start very, very, very early possibly before
there’s even any light in the sky because of the temperature
and the hike down can be extremely grueling if it gets to a certain temperature
and I don’t want you to faint in the heat. So, please, if you do go hiking
then go very early, trust me on that you are going to thank me later. When you go hiking
keep in mind that there is no one day hiking you can’t just go to Supai
and then just hike back you have to stay either in the campground
or in the lodge that is the village. When you go hiking
if you do have a lot of gear and bags they do offer the option to rent a mule
to carry the stuff for you. The mules are only for gear,
supplies and trash. One mule will cost you
121 dollars one way or 242 round trip. Each mule can carry about 4 bags
or 130 pounds. It takes the mule three to four hours
to get into the village. In order to reserve your mule
to go into Supai you have to reserve it
at least a week in advance. In order to reserve your mule to leave Supai
you have to do it at least a day in advance. Personally I’d recommend using the helicopter because, for one,
it’s so much cheaper that using a mule and two, I kind of feel a little bit bad
for the mules carrying all the stuff. So, that’s really up to you but personally I find the helicopter option
to be much better. Now that we got to Supai
let’s talk about accommodations. There are two ways to stay in Supai. The first one is camping. In order to camp in the Havasupai
you need to make reservations, big surprise. And what is an even bigger surprise,
hold on to your shorts here. The reservations for Supai
are up to eight months or a year in advance. So, you better start planning for 2018 because that’s probably
how long it’s going to take you to get to Supai. The capacity for the campgrounds in Havasupai
are 200 people. So, only 200 people can fit
in the whole campground of Supai and that is probably why the wait list
is eight months to a year because there’s probably a whole lot more
than 200 people wanting to go there. The pricing for camping is 93 dollars
for the first night and 27 dollars per person
every night after that. The pricing does include
the village entrance fee which is 40 dollars and the environmental fee as well. The second way to stay in Supai
it is by staying at the Havasu lodge located in the Supai village. This is how I decided to stay in Supai
because believe it or not, I’ve never been camping. Not that I don’t want to. Supai was not going to be
my first time doing it. So, I decided to stay in the lodge. The lodge requires a non refundable,
non transferable deposit of 40 dollars which you can pay with visa and mastercard hashtag non sponsored,
but really it’s not sponsored. The room is going to cost you
about 145 dollars a night and you are allowed to have
up to four people stay in that room. This rate does not include
the environmental fee which is 5 dollars per person. The wait list to stay at the Havasu Lodge
is seven months to a year. If for any reason you decide
you need to cancel your trip which I don’t know why you would do this
if you have to wait a whole year for this. Why would you?
I don’t know but anyway. But for whatever reason
if you have to cancel your trip you only have two weeks prior to your trip to be able to collect a refund for that cancellation. Now that you have somewhere to stay
let’s talk about some of the other things that you should know
before you hope on down Havasupai. One is, the best time to visit. Well, that all depends
on what you’re looking to get out of your trip. The best season to go
is between March and November. In the months of January and February
it is recommended that nobody goes because it is super cold
and I don’t think you want to go to where these beautiful waterfalls are
when it is very cold and possibly even snowing. Between April and October
is the high season so that means there’s going to be
a lot of people during those months. Keep in mind that between
the months of June, July and August it gets extremely hot in that area
with temperatures reaching up to a 150 degrees. It is basically on fire. On top of that, July and August
are the monsoon seasons. So, that means that there can be rain
and even some extreme flooding which can potentially ruin your trip
and experience here in Havasupai. So, in conclusion,
the best time to visit is between March to May. In order to make all of your reservations
and plan everything you have to call. All of the phone numbers
will be in the description below. Their schedule is very up in the air so just keep calling
and be persistent and don’t give up. Keep in mind that all the prices and the scheduling and everything
that I mentioned in this video is subject to change. So, definitely ask them all the questions
that you can don’t rely solely on this video,
this is just a guide based on my experience my personal experience going to Havasupai and the research that I did
exclusively for this video. This is just the Information
that I was able to get at this time for this video and it might be different
when you actually decide to go. When going to Havasupai
make sure that you save up because it can get a little bit pricey
although for the experience that you are getting I wouldn’t necessarily say that it is expensive. This is a very unique place to visit
but I definitely would recommend saving up and if you can be hard cash
when you go to Supai because they do have card readers there but the Supai village is very limited and the restaurants
and shops that they have available. So, if their card reader breaks
for whatever reason you might get stuck in the village
without access to food or being able to buy stuff just because you don’t have cash
and you’re relying on your credit card. So, definitely always have
some money with you. Get ready to walk a lot. Even if you do not hike
from the trailhead into the Supai village you are still going to be walking a lot. Just staying at the lodge
and walking into the campgrounds is two miles alone and on top of that
going into the different creeks and waterfalls that they have available is a very long walk
and you’re going to be walking all day long. So, be prepared for that. It is also recommended that each person
brings at least a gallon of water with them because you’re going to be walking a lot
and it’s going to be hot and I don’t want anybody
to be fainting out there. Before I wrap up this video
I have a couple more things to mention but if you’re enjoying this video
then please give me a thumbs up to let me know give me an upvote, thumbs up,
leave a comment down below. I want to know that this video is useful
and helping you out in planning your trip to Supai. When you’re going to Havasupai
there are a few rules that you have to adhere to and they are, no dogs are allowed,
there’s no drugs and alcohol do not party, you can’t,
you can’t have parties there, so don’t have them and this is a surprising one,
no drones, you can not bring a drone or operate a drone inside of the Havasu falls even though you’ve probably seen videos about them. I’m not going to tell you
what you can and can not do but these are their rules,
do not bring a drone. Also an obvious one,
do not bring any weapons. We’re all just there to enjoy
the beauty of nature and have fun. There’s no weapons necessary. You’re not allowed to hike at night. There’s no hiking while there’s flooding. You’re not allowed to go rock climbing. And you’re not allowed to cliff jumping. I know you’ve seen those videos
but you’re not allowed to do that. And lastly, there’s no nudity
or inappropriate clothing of any kind. I know that turns off a few of you. So, just, sorry. That is everything that I wanted to cover
for this ultimate guide to Havasupai. I hope that this video isn’t too long and that you’ve got all the information
that you needed. I am so excited for you to go. This is such an amazing opportunity
and such a beautiful place to go visit. If you have the chance to go to Havasupai
I absolutely recommend it It’s worth the wait and the work
to get your reservations and to make the time to go there because it is truly a unique and wonderful experience. If you want to see
what my personal experience was like at Havasupai there is a video,
I will link to it in the description below. So definitely go check it out
if you want to see what my journey was like. That’s it for this video
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100 thoughts on “The ULTIMATE Guide To Havasupai Falls // Watch This Before You Go!

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  2. No alcohol? Not even beer? Can you buy it in the village or none at all because it is on the res?

  3. Great video with great information! This is definitely on my bucket list. Question, what equipment do you use to make you videos? If the equipment is different for your stand still information section vs when your active and out and about on your trips can you please describe? I want to start making home videos with my wife and kids and need a little help in this area.

  4. I went there last year & I want 2 go so bad againnnn it was beautiful & my cousin has flipped off of Havasu Falls. The hike took so long but was SO WORTH IT

  5. Ok… So I just wanted to say YOU ARE AMAZIIIIIIING!!!!!! I've always wanted to go there since I moved to the US! But never really found any info about how to get there or what to do if I get there 😂 until I found this video! Right now it's probably to late to go this year but totally looking for a rezervation for 2019!✨ Thank you so much for the information⛺

  6. My shih Tzu dog Papaya and I hike into total of 10 miles hike last fall! To me to fully experience Havasu Falls you have to hike there

  7. FYI mule charges changed dramatically. And Airwest will no longer take bags without someone from your group riding with.

  8. this girl demonstrates why to NOT go to havasupi, it is just an overpriced tourist attraction. The water really is that blue, and it is a beautiful place but if you are an outdoor enthusiast try elsewhere. In my personal opinion people that can’t hike with their gear or camp don’t deserve to be there.

  9. arizona born and raised😜 i’m so proud to be exposed to the az natural beauty. many people think arizona is just deserts and dirt, which is true, but we also have some of the most beautiful waterfalls. and also, i’m from a small town toward northwestern az, kingman az. it’s the heart of route 66, the only reason our town is known😂 if you’re driving to phoenix or flagstaff, i would consider stopping and eating at a local diner, like mr. d’z or silver spoon cafe.

  10. Awesome video. My daughters and I want to make this ultimate trip. We want to hike down but fly back up. And lodge rather than camp. If we want to check out all the falls how many days would it take? ( trying to figure out how many days to book the lodge) And will we be able to purchase all our main meals at the village?

  11. I actually just went there 3 years ago, parked at the hilltop in the morning , hiked all the way down there with my 2 dogs and took the helicopter back again the same evening. The village is pretty dirty and very expensive but the sights are amazing and totally worth it

  12. I hike 5-20 miles every weekend. This is on my bucket list!!! I want to hike in and out, stay at the Lodge. This has for sure helped me out, because we are planning to do this in 2020!

  13. Well , I saw a FB video and thought “this looks cool” but quickly found out, it’s quite a bit of logistics to plan this. 😐

  14. This is the best info I’ve ever gotten, but just a few questions: 1. Can you bring a baby to this place?
    2. The price for the helicopter is per person or per ride?
    3. Do you still have to walk a lot once you take the helicopter?

  15. As an Arizonan, I have to say that people have a misconception of what Arizona is. A lot of people think Arizona is pure desert, and they couldn't be farther from the truth. The only area that maybe desert kind of is Southern Arizona and that's even Sonoran Desert, which means it's not dry you just have a lot of beautiful desert flowers and trees. The rest of the state to the North is trees and Forest and waterfalls and Lakes and just beautiful! I love Arizona!

  16. Seriously people can't rely on the helicopter. Hike and enjoy it. If you are not physically fit enough to do the hike then why go to supai. You will only be able to enjoy one waterfall if not able to hike. Staying in the lodge…… Jesus spoiled much. Never been camping but makes a guide on havasupai….. What is this.

  17. This is the video that brought me to your channel and I'm so thankful for it. Thanks so much for all your videos Romina!

  18. How long did you stay for? What time of the year did you go? How cold/hot was it? Is the water cold? What are the food arrangements should I plan for? Is there a min stay requirement?

  19. I went in 2016 and I hoping to try and go next year, in 2020! It was my first backpacking trip ever. I went with my boyfriend and one of our friends. We definitely made some mistakes and learned a lot for next time. It was also my first real camping experience (my boyfriend and I had camped maybe 3 time prior). We hiked down and carried our packs ourselves and it was a great experience. I couldn’t imagine using the helicopter or the mules. All around, it was an amazing experience!

    It’s also changed a lot in the past few years. They now have a website for reservations that opens February 1st every year for camping reservations that year (and June 1st for the lodge for the next year). You also have to book for 3 nights/4 days, at $100 per weekday and $125 per weekend.

    Also don’t underestimate the heat of the canyon! I’d recommend hiking in at about 4 to 5 am to be at the campground by the hottest part of the day. And at least that early for the hike out, if not earlier. Because the hike out will take you longer than the hike in. Be prepared and bring plenty of water!

    If you decide to go please be respectful of the tribe and their land!

  20. They don’t do call reservations now(: tickets go on sale today at 8 am arizona time and when they are out for the year you are screwed

  21. The mule is BULLSHIT. I signed up for the waiting list and assumed I would be asked before buying. No. They automatically charged my credit card and it was $400 round trip.
    They refused to refund me.
    Bank refused to reverse charges.
    It was totally lame. Very disappointed.
    I booked 3 nights and 4 days and it cost me $300.
    There are NO REFUNDS at all. You CAN TRANSFER your reservation but NOT your mule. Wtf?
    Do the helicopter. Fuck these assholes. Enjoy the trip.

  22. As someone that worked at the Grand Canyon and having hiked some areas around it (including Supai), I too recommend hiking there, instead of taking a helicopter. I understand the reasons why Romina had to do it but if you are up for it, do it. I am not an athletic person, nor a hiker but the hike was really not hard. Also, not sure if I should share this brotip but me and my buddies started hiking late night (10PM), at around 2-3AM we rested for 1h, then continued the hike and because we arrived very early in the village, there were no people at the entrance so we avoided paying the entrance fee (which now I've learned is 40$). Take this information however you want haha.

  23. No drones😱 What a boomer☹ Thank you very much for this video!… Oh well I guess the only aerial views allowed to be recorded would be the ones from the helicopter cockpit, if you are lucky enough to be seated in the front seat!…

    How's the food in the lodge? Do they have any medical facilities to deal with emergencies? Thanks again for all this information…👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾
    A big Thumbs Up from Douglas, Arizona 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾🇵🇷🌴🌵🌴🌵🌴🌵🌴🇵🇷

  24. Hello,
    I am going to AZ in a week. I really want to do the helicopter ride there and back on the same day (a Monday). Is that possible? I’ve found very limited information on this. Thank you in advanced, your video was super helpful !

  25. Thanks a lot for your video. Will it be possible to visit this place in one day (in and out) by using the helicopter both ways? Thanks

  26. It has never been 150 degrees in Supai or anywhere else… the hottest temperature ever recorded in America is 134 degrees in Death Valley, 2013.

  27. Hi Romina, that's a great informative video, what if I go there without reservations and buy a helikopter ticket and turn back in the evening, will I have any issue with that?

  28. Si la guía fuera con subtítulos en español fuera mejor. Hay muchos latinos que quieren visitar ese gran lugar.

  29. Hi Romina, great video and its so much helpful.. thank you much.

    I just have two questions, you said that if you camp theres a reservation fees, what if you took the helicopter ride, and beside the $85 fee for the ride, do you still have to pay the reservation fee?

    And my #2 question is can you do a camp fire at night?

  30. The campsite reservation includes permits to hike to Havasupi, correct? If I have room reservation to the Lodge, do I still need get permit to hike to Havasupi?

  31. Do not take kids if they are not experiance hikers ,specialy summer time . Hike out last 2 miles is brutal, so make sure u pack as light as possible ,make sure if your hiking out do not start later then 3 am .

  32. And guys the closest village / hotel is in Peach Spring Arizona. Its 68 mile from hilltop. And that will be last time stop you see any market gas station .

  33. Hola Romina! excelente video. Una pregunta, si uno solo quiere ir por un dia ida y vuelta en helicóptero se podría sin hacer la reservación con un ano de anticipacion 🙁

  34. To reserve the reservation, that's why you need a reservation on the reservation…can't have thousands of people in that one location. Tis how nature is kept clean as a way of preservation.

  35. You remind me of beto o'Rourke. With all the obnoxious hand movements turn down the body language a little. Its weird

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