It might seem a little counter intuitive to book your couples getaway on a trip that will put you in close proximity to a bunch of strangers for a week, but hear us out! Hatch trips are actually great for couples celebrating anniversaries, birthdays, or just the love that they have for each other.

Here are the top 4 reasons we think a Hatch trip is the perfect vacation for you and your partner:

1) There’s no access to the outside world.

In our normal lives, it’s easy to get caught up in the distracting business of the world and not pay as much attention to the people we love and care about. There are endless shows and movies to stream, social media accounts to check and recheck constantly, bills to pay, chores to do, and the list goes on.

Once you enter Grand Canyon, all of that literally disappears. There is no cell phone service, so no way to access the digital parts of our lives that can become all-consuming. And we promise you won’t be thinking about the dirty dish you left in the sink on your way out the door. Instead, you’ll be surrounded by the beautiful scenery in one of the most incredible places you’ve ever been, with your love by your side. It will be hard to even remember your stressors back home when the two of you are sharing something that special.

2) You’ll face challenges and help each other overcome them.

As beautiful and amazing it is deep inside the Grand Canyon, it is still a harsh desert environment. Whether it’s completing a difficult hike on an unmaintained trail, the danger and thrill of riding an untamed whitewater rapid, or just withstanding the hot temperatures, cold water, and ever-present sand on everything, you’ll be challenged every day on a backcountry rafting and camping trip. Working through those challenges together will help strengthen your relationship and remind you why you have chosen to care for and rely on each other. (Don’t worry, you’ll have back up from our guides for the more difficult challenges!)

3) There is no more beautiful and romantic scenery.

Towering canyon walls, rushing river water, spectacular waterfalls, hidden coves of green, bright blue side canyon creeks, glimpses of blooming wildflowers and canyon wildlife, intensely bright stars at night—if you’re looking for somewhere idyllic to put your arm around someone you love, this is the place. City noises and lights are like a distant memory when you get into the canyon. In their stead, you’ll spend your days immersed in the sights and sounds of nature.

4) You’ll be well taken care of, and in the best spirits possible.

It’s hard not to be in a good mood on a Hatch trip. Your guides will drive the boats, choose the stops, teach you all about the canyon, and prepare your meals in the evenings, taking the logistical stresses of a typical vacation out of your hands. With the guides carrying that load, you’ll be free to eat, drink, hike, raft, and be merry! You’ll appreciate getting to spend so much stress-free time with the person you love.


If you're ready to book your next vacation with Hatch, check out our trip styles and availability on our website.

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