Ok .. ok.. I see many people complaining about the poop smell and the rude people and also the stray dogs and also the animal abuse.. but let me tell you all straight out.. that is all very exaggerated. . Very exaggerated! ! The only thing I agree on is the lack of information between tribe and tourists. . We called many times about more info on the fees and what equipment to take and what are the rules as far as equipment weight for the mules and the distance between parking lot and village and to be honest we got different answers which was iffy.. but... u have to understand that this tribe is always bombarded with tourist. . Based on my recent trip there I will give you all my input. .we were worried about taking my 2 year old there but the when we called them numerous times about that they said she will be ok and it is not that dangerous. .ok my experience. . Not true.. I didn't get to explore all the falls due to the safety of my daughter. . So if you want to explore ALL the falls I do not recommend taking a small child.. we didn't get to explore Mooney Falls and Beaver Falls for that reason.. Second they told us to bring at least 1 quart of water for the hike.. not TRUE! ! Bring at least. . 3 to 4 quarts of water!!! Mix it with electrolytes or gatorade for best results. . If you are going to get the mules make sure you do not go over 130 lbs.. If you do they will take it anyway!!! but it will be in your conscience that the mules are stressed out! Pls be precise on the weight people! ! 130lbs is nothing to a mule but taking advantage of them is wrong! Next.. make sure u tape or secure your ice chest! With tape or strong rope or cord or both ... When you go make sure you get all your tags labeled and ready and place them anywhere by the mules .. don't worry no one will steal them..be polite! ! Just because you have money doesn't mean jack! I was told by the locals they hate snobby tourist.. not good! If you hike out make sure you leave before the sun rises .. I recommend 4 in the morning ..you will be there around 8 or 9 if you are slow... I started at 830 and my wife had a mild heat stroke from the heat .. The village cowboys rescued her and we're very concerned about her well being.. it's the way you present yourself is the key .. be polite.. your on their land .. remember that.. another thing is before you get to the village you will hear water .. now hear this.. This is spring water!! Very drinkable! ! I wish someone would have told me that because me and my son drank all the water due to the lack of info on the hike! But any water pass the village is not drinkable!! If you got the mules it will take about 5 to 6 hours for your belongings to get there .. not the village but the camp site! Remember that also.. you will have to pay all your fees in the village.. they will give you a wristband and they do random checks on wristbands once in the campsite. You will then walk another 2 miles to the campground or pay for horseback there up to you but anyway I would hike there so you can see all the beautiful small waterfalls before hitting the famous havasu falls. .bring non perishable food.. biodegradable soap..pack light..headband light .. and if you hike in and you get sun. A small water spray bottle helped us big time.. And no small children to enjoy the whole experience. . If you fly out, there is no flights on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. Sunday is always crowded! If you are leaving.. expect 5 to 8 hour wait on Sunday to depart. Always pick up your trash and keep the campground clean.. hope this helps ...
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