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Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix

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icon13 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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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 (13 passengers) or private tour (depending on option selected)
Transport by air-conditioned minivan with luxury captain's chair seating
Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
Bottled water
Fuel surcharge
Gratuities
Lunch

Departure Point

Phoenix, AZ, USA

Departure Time

6:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Departure Time

6:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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 or Private 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 or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group or Private 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 or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group or Private 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 or Private 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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1,190 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Great tour! Punctual,...
Adina_G
, Jan 2022
Great tour! Punctual, clean, and well organized. Mark was so nice and eager to please, as well as knowledgable about the sites.
star-5
It was the experience of a lifetime!
Bonnie_A
, Jan 2022
When Sam did the big reveal! When I opened my eyes and saw the Grand Canyon for the first time , I cried.
star-4
The entirety of the day...
Michael_S
, Dec 2021
The entirety of the day was enjoyable including the snowy canyon however if I make the trip again it will be a warmer time of year. Our guide did a great job of making sure we had a good experience even with the slower travel conditions due to the snow.
star-5
Great experience!!
Julia_H
, Dec 2021
We absolutely loved our trip to the Grand Canyon! We wanted to make a trip but with it being a 3-4 hour drive from Scottsdale, we didn’t want to drive there on our own. Our guide Stephen was so amazing, he was so knowledgeable and talked through everything we were seeing on the drive there, covering the history, landscape, social and cultural background, and more. Something we would’ve never gotten driving there on our own. The bus was comfortable, and we made stops every 1.5 hours or so. Definitely a long day, and while you have ample opportunity to get food and snacks, I’d definitely recommend bringing some water and snacks. We had about 3.5 hours in the park, with 3 stops for: pictures, a more guided stop, and 2 hours to explore on your own and get lunch - the El Tovar was great for lunch. If you’re considering visiting the Grand Canyon while in Pheonix/Scottsdale I can’t recommend this enough, very efficient, enjoyable, and comprehensive.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
The best thing about joining us on tour is that we do all the hard work - all you need to do is show up and enjoy the day! Our guides always ensure each and every guest gets the best experience imaginable. From the history and culture our guides share to the many sights we bring you to, we make sure you leave as a Grand Canyon expert! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with DETOURS out on the road, we hope to see you again in the future! Best, Nathan
star-5
Perfection!
Chris_N
, Dec 2021
Seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time was magnificent, but with Steve as the guide, took it to new levels. Educated, entertaining, just top notch what you’d want from a Guide!!! Thanks to Steve and Viator!!!!
star-5
The best guide Sam
LeAnne_M
, Dec 2021
The great reveal and the knowledgeable guide made this the best day ever. Sam made this day with his love and passion of the canyon. He did great informing us and entertaining us at same time.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thanks for sharing your experience with DETOURS! Our guides truly possess a grand passion for the Southwest. Hope to see you out on the road again soon! Best, Nathan
star-5
Believe
Julie_S
, Dec 2021
Beautiful and breath taking trip-Diane knew her information and a pleasure- enlightening and very interesting- was very fortunate with the small group attending made the trip fly by with their company
star-5
Great trip
Jody_B
, Dec 2021
Diane was a great tour guide/driver. She told many stories and facts about all the area we traveled through and we went to.
star-5
Grand Canyon Sam is an...
Susan_U
, Dec 2021
Grand Canyon Sam is an amazing tour guide. I have been on these tours several times and always learn new things! Fantastic day!!! Thanks Sam!!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Grand Canyon Sam is amazing, indeed! Our guides all share a huge passion for the Southwest, each with their own personal style and spin on each tour. While the information, history, and culture may be the same, each and every one of our guides gives 100% of their personality, heart, and soul into providing you with the best experience ever when it comes to visiting destinations within our beautiful Southwest area!
star-5
Best tour of the Grand Canyon from Phoenix
Gina_H
, Dec 2021
Malcolm did an excellent job taking care of our entire bus load. He made sure everyone enjoyed each stop. He gave immense details along the way. It was enjoyable experience.

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