Duration: 13 hours
Location: Arizona, United States
Your personalized van tour spends up to 3 ½ hours touring the 26 mile east rim drive. From Desert View, the location of the historic Watchtower, to Grand Canyon Village and the Historic El Tovar Hotel, your Southwest Tour’s Driver/Guide is with your group throughout the day to give you their insights of the canyon, answer your questions and put you in your pictures with the spectacular Grand Canyon as a backdrop.
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Grand Canyon South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
You will have multiple viewing and photo opportunities, (including some fantastic selfie moments) at the South Rim. You will be touring with your guide 26 miles along the south rim with stops at several viewpoints including Desert View Watchtower and Grand Canyon Village with the historic El Tovar Hotel and Hopi House. During the 3 to 3 ½ hours in the park, see how many species of wildlife you can spot. The Grand Canyon National Park is full of many types of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and birds. Including endangered birds of prey! Your knowledgeable tour guide is with you the entire journey, providing information and answering any questions you may have, or even taking your picture at the Grand Canyon with your camera for you.
Duration: 3 hours
Pass By: Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, Arizona
Driving through Flagstaff you will see the largest forest of Ponderosa Pines and pass by a section of the famous Route 66.
Pass By: San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff, Arizona
The San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff are a volcanic mountain range and home of the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort.
Pass By: Vaughan's Southwest Tours - Day Tours, Phoenix, Arizona
Enjoy our one day Grand Canyon Deluxe tour where you will spend quality time touring one of the "Seven Natural Wonders of the World" (and likely in the top three!), Grand Canyon National Park. Your personalized van tour spends up to 3 ½ hours touring the 26 mile east rim drive. From Desert View, the location of the historic Watchtower, to Grand Canyon Village and the Historic El Tovar Hotel. Your Southwest Tour's Driver/Guide is with your group throughout the day to give you their insights of the canyon, answer your questions and put you in your pictures with the spectacular Grand Canyon as a backdrop.
Stop At: Cameron Trading Post, Cameron, Arizona
On the Navajo Reservation we will have a lunch stop in Cameron Arizona. You will have time for shopping and taking in the views of the Little Colorado River Gorge.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Little Colorado River Overlook, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Sometimes confused as part of the Grand Canyon, the Little Colorado River Outlook is actually a separate small canyon leading into the Grand Canyon. It is one of the largest tributaries of the Grand Canyon.
Duration: 1 hour
- Child: Age 3 - 12
- Adult: Age 13 - 99
My daughter and I had a wonderful experience touring the Grand Canyon on Memorial weekend. Our guide Howard was wonderful. We learned so much about the area and the flora and fauna. He really added to the experience. I would definitely recommend this tour.
This was fantastic. a full day tour, and our guide was wonderful. Would highly recommend.
Was picked up at my hotel just before 7AM and back around 9:00PM. It was a great full day tour of the canyon. We stopped at a local tourist restaurant for lunch so plan on spending about 20 for lunch and then having a fast food dinner. It was a nice trip overall.
Our driver and guide, Howard, was great.
It all comes down to who your tour guide is. This is a very long day and our guide was a born-again Christian who wanted to make sure everyone onboard was saved too. This got old very fast. Also it was very foggy at the Grand Canyon so we didn't get to see much at all except a huge herd of elk who came right up to the van we were traveling in. Someday I'd like to go back since I didn't really get to see the Canyon itself but I will make darn sure I'm not going to be preached to for 12 hours.
The sights were beautiful and would definitely receive 5 stars plus. However, our bus driver was on his 4th time for this tour and wasn't top notch as we had expected. He only talked when a question was asked for the most part and then didn't always have an answer. He apparently wasn't that familiar with the route, as we turned around often and he had to make phone calls to determine where to go at times. He made us rotate seating all the time even though most didn't care one way or another. And, he was so worried about time without taking into consideration that he had gotten lost countless times that we couldn't stop at our last place. Robert is a nice young man, but perhaps not cut out for this type of work?
Excellent trip! Driver/ tourguide was great. stopped at best places to take pictures. 5
Tour was awesome and guide was very polite and informative! Would highly recommend!!!
A full day of gorgeous scenery and Arizona information. Our guide Howard was professional and knowledgeable and made the 13 hour day pass quickly. He knew the best places to stop for photo opportunities and even took our picture at many of the stops.
Lunch was great. Try the Cactus Jack! Yum! Definitely planning a return trip when the canyon has snow.
Such an amazing tour. Will our tour guide was very knowledgeable about everything- ie birds, animals, mountains, trees. Everything we saw was so interesting. Will really strived for safety at the Canyon and made sure we were on time for pick ups at our stops so that we could spend quality time at all our stops. It was a long day but we saw so much.
- Traveler pickup is offered
- Departs between 6:30 - 7:45 am Returns between 8:30 - 9:30 pm
Departure Time Comments
- Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
- 13 hours
- Fully guided tour
- National Park fees
- Local professional guide
- Bottled water
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected pick up area - Phoenix/Scottsdale)
- Entry/Admission - Grand Canyon South Rim
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Children must be accompanied by an adult (sorry, no infants)
- Not responsible for viewing conditions at sites visited and reserve the right to alter itinerary or cancel tour due to weather (snow) and road conditions.
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.