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Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix

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icon13 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Journey through stunning Arizona landscapes on this full-day tour from the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. Visit the Grand Canyon and explore Route 66 with an expert guide who handles all the driving and logistics, leaving you free to soak in the incredible scenery. Explore highlights of the Grand Canyon, and drive through the Sonoran Desert on this small-group tour. With numbers limited to 13 participants, you can enjoy a more intimate experience of the Southwest's natural beauty. Choose between a small-group or private option.
  • Small-group, full-day tour of the Grand Canyon
  • Explore the Grand Canyon National Park with your knowledgeable guide
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through the Sonoran Desert
  • Enjoy a photo stop in Williams along Route 66
  • Transport by custom, luxury, air-conditioned van

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Travel by small-group vehicle from Phoenix to see two rims of the Grand Canyon in one day.
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Professional guide
Small-group tour (up to 13 passengers)
Transport by air-conditioned van with luxury captain's chair seating
Hotel pickup *Select hotels - Even if your hotel is on the list, we may need you to meet.
Bottled water
Fuel surcharge
Gratuities
Lunch

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6:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.Please note: We do not guarantee pickup for all hotels. Even if your hotel is on the list, there may be a chance you'll need to meet at an alternate location. If need be, the supplier will determine a location you can meet to be picked up for your excursion. Tour supplier contact details will be provided on your pre-paid voucher.
After morning pickup at select locations in Phoenix or Scottsdale, relax on your drive through the Sonora Desert, en route to some of the American Southwest's most beautiful highlights.

Your drive brings you through the expansive Sonoran Desert filled with the native saguaro cactus. The scenery begins to change as you increase in elevation and views of the cactus fade into pine trees. As you continue further into northern Arizona, travel the outskirts of the Route 66 town of Flagstaff and from the highway, see the San Francisco Peaks among the seemingly endless Ponderosa Pine Forest, one of the largest contiguous forests of ponderosa pines in the world.

Williams is the first stop along the tour for a chance to experience Route 66, the iconic American highway steeped in rich tradition.

Your van climbs up to 6,000 feet (1,800 meters) before you reach your first stopping point in Grand Canyon National Park. Expect ample time to explore the features around the deepest and widest part of the canyon, which measures 277 miles (445 km) in length. Visit the El Tovar Hotel and Hopi House in Grand Canyon Village, multiple scenic lookout points along the East Rim Drive, and have time to shop, go for a walk, grab lunch (own expense), and visit cultural exhibits along the rim.

Your tour ends in the evening upon your return to your starting point in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Route 66
After departing the Phoenix metro area, our tour travels through the expansive Sonoran Desert filled with the native saguaro cactus. The scenery begins to change as we increase in elevation and views of the cactus fade into pine trees. As we continue further into Northern Arizona, we will travel the outskirts of the Route 66 town of Flagstaff and from the highway, see the San Francisco Peaks among the seemingly endless Ponderosa Pine Forest, the largest contiguous forest of ponderosa pines in the world.
Stop At:  
Williams Depot
Williams will be our first stop along the tour for a chance to experience Route 66, the iconic American highway steeped in rich tradition. While in Williams, guests will have the opportunity to “get their kicks on Route 66” with walks along the original route, explore the local shops and capture souvenir photos highlighting a bygone era in classic American history. Also known as the Will Rodgers Highway, Route 66 is the most recognizable road in the United States and stretched 2,448 miles from Chicago to California upon completion.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Grand Canyon South Rim
You’ll experience approx. three hours within the National Park marveling at the beauty that is the Grand Canyon. Visit the historic El Tovar Lodge, Hopi House, Mather Point, the Geology Museum and more! While at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park, you will have opportunities to walk the rim, shop, capture an unlimited number of photographs, or enjoy lunch (own expense) and relax with the best seat in the house.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Arizona state law requires children under 8 years to have either a child seat or booster. Child seats are not provided, please bring your own
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Wheelchairs are acceptable as long as they fold up and can be slid into the vehicle.
  • We do not guarantee pickup for all hotels. Even if your hotel is on the list, there may be a chance you'll need to meet at an alternate location. Any guest staying outside of Phoenix, Scottsdale or Tempe will be required to meet at an alternate location to be determined by supplier. Tour supplier contact details will be provided on your pre-paid voucher.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Detours of Arizona
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix.

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  • "When I called a day prior to the tour I was advised to wear closed-toe shoes and that there was a chance of rain." See review
  • "If you’re short on time, make this tour one of your choices to take." See review

Reviews

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1,331 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
A must do
Tim_P
, May 2022
This was an amazing day trip. Our guide was so knowledgeable and friendly. The stops we made were all perfect for our group. Would highly recommend this tour and will definitely be doing it again .
star-5
Sam was great!
Megan_N
, May 2022
This trip was great! Our guide Sam kept us entertained all day and provided us with so much information. Sam led us to the canyon with our eyes down so we could all do a “grand reveal” and it was such a special part of the trip. I also feel like Sam truly took the time to get to know each traveler. I would recommend this trip to anyone.
star-5
Grand Canyon first time
Azad_H
, May 2022
Fantastic view good guide and plenty to do. Strongly recommended. Very comfortable drive and a lot to see on the way to the park
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Exceptional trip to the Grand Canyon
Tim_P
, May 2022
Great experience. Our driver/guide, Robert, was exceptional. He knew his stuff and had the experience to make our trip fun and entertaining.
star-5
Awesome tour with Sam
Richard_P
, May 2022
The entire trip was awesome, but the best part was the “reveal “ at the start. Sam,our guide had all of us look at the ground intil we got to the trail,then he said look up, and BOOM! The most magnificent vista! Sam was extremely knowledgeable about the canyon and was very aware of making sure all of our needs were met. If I ever do another tour, I hope the guide is as good as Sam.
star-5
Grand Canyon
Linda_P
, May 2022
Great visit to the Grand Canyon. Highly recommended! Sam our tour guide was awesome, so knowledgeable.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks for joining us! We hope to see you again soon, we've got plenty more Southwest to show you. Best, Nathan DETOURS
star-5
Great trip
David_M
, May 2022
Jennifer was great at entertaining all of us as we drive. She is very knowledgeable and a great storyteller.
star-5
SPECTACULAR TRIP!!!
Maria_V
, May 2022
I HIGHLY RECCOMEND this tour!!! Our tour guide Aldo was extremely knowledgeable, personable and made the trip VERY enjoyable. I prefer this smaller tour because Aldo introduced himself before the trip, briefly told us about himself, then we introduced ourselves and that was essential because everyone on this tour became like "family " . We drove through Geronimo 's Mountain, saw where he was caught twice, old Stagecoach trails, with detailed explanations and told exactly where to look so see these sights. Traveled through the Colorado Plateau, Navajo Land , saw Wild Horses. On the way , Also pointed out certain trees, Sycamore, and other types of vegetation and Catus with a detailed explanation. In between , Aldo would ask us questions, which were jokes!! We laughed, were in total awe and what we saw on this trip!!! Arriving at the Grand Canyon Aldo brought us to the ABSOLUTE BEST points to view the Southern Rim of the Canyon. He also gave detailed explanations and historical significance of what we saw as we drove through the Canyon. On the way back, we drove down the Historic Route 66 and had a delicious lunch at an Italian restaurant. On the way back, we took back roads and saw the most scenic, beautiful small towns. Aldo stopped at a famed pie shop where I purchased the best slice of Apple pie I ever had!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TOUR, a PRICELESS MEMORIES WERE MADE and saw historic points of interest that were explained in full detail, had one of the best and most enjoyable travel experiences of my life. !!!!!
star-5
The way Aldo presented...
Dianne_F
, May 2022
The way Aldo presented the Grand Canyon to his group. Wonderful experience. Long day but well worth it.
star-5
Best experience ever!
Clarice_O
, May 2022
This was such an amazing experience and truly the best part of our trip. I travel a lot and take a lot of tours. This one is truly the best I have ever taken. Aldo was soooo amazing. He is wonderful. We loved every single minute of it. I would suggest this tour to anyone looking for a lifelong memorable experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Breathtaking!
Julie_W
, May 2022
It was definitely worth the trip. The vastness, the beauty, it was breathtaking. The fact we didn't have to drive made it even more enjoyable!
star-5
Fantastic
PatrickDenis_D
, May 2022
Grand Canyon was a once in a lifetime memory! Guide did a outstanding job all day long. Very professional and interesting.
star-5
The views the guide Bruce...
Jim_M
, May 2022
The views the guide Bruce was wonderful never felt rushed. The information was knowledgeable and humorous despite traffic and accident he did an amazing job.
star-4
Amazing, Astounding and Awesome
Free_P
, May 2022
A little windy but amazing day trip to the Canyon. The pics really don’t do it justice. It was prior to season start so not too large of a crowd.
star-5
Well worth taking this...
Laurie_M
, May 2022
Well worth taking this tour! The van was very nice and comfortable. Nice to be able to sit back and enjoy the ride and scenery. Our tour guide, Sam, has a love for the canyon and is very knowledgable. Sam was funny and great with the kids too! The canyon was amazing and beautiful!
star-5
a wander experience
REYES_M
, May 2022
the guide,the time the car on time ..not concern take a sueter with you was windy ..it was a really good experience beutiful view 😍
star-5
A MUST SEE!
Colleen_B
, May 2022
Overall, excellent customer service for the Viator team. I had to make a couple scheduling changes & customer service was very accomodating. Steve, our tour guide/driver on point. He was very nice and informative. I enjoyed the stops on the way to Grand Canyon. MOST OF ALL, options to walk part of the rim trail was AMAZING!!! It was worth every penny!
star-5
Great experience
Lorence_R
, May 2022
Derek was a pleasure to have as a driver and tour guide. Made the trip very enjoyable. He was knowledgable about the Grand Canyon, friendly, courteous and very professional.
star-5
Wonderful experience, totally recommended.
Reshma_V
, May 2022
It was great wholistic experience. Great transportation, great tour guide, beautiful place and wonderful people! Go Viator!
star-5
Must see. Money well spent.
MaryAnn_W
, May 2022
Our driver/guide, Bruce was excellent. He was informative and humorous. He took good care of us, especially when the van had mechanical problems.

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