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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 (selected hotels only)
Bottled water
Fuel surcharge
Gratuities
Lunch

Departure Point

Phoenix, AZ, USA

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
Private Mini Coach Option
11/12/2020 - 7/11/2022
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Private SUV Option
5/13/2020 - 7/11/2022
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Small Group Grand Canyon Tour
5/14/2020 - 7/11/2022
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 07:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
Private Mini Coach Option
11/12/2020 - 7/11/2022
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Private SUV Option
5/13/2020 - 7/11/2022
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Small Group Grand Canyon Tour
5/14/2020 - 7/11/2022
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 07:00 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 about three hours within the National Park marveling at the beauty that is the Grand Canyon. Don’t forget to visit the historic El Tovar Lodge and Hopi House in Grand Canyon Village. 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
Stop At:  
Mather Point
Views of the Colorado River from the South Rim of Grand Canyon, the deepest and widest section of the canyon.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bright Angel Trail
See the most famous hiking trail in Grand Canyon, with the famous "Round Corral" for the Grand Canyon mules.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Yavapai Geology Museum
Perched right on the South RIm of Grand Canyon, learn the story of the formation of this natural wonder of the world.
Duration: 30 minutes
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 2 years
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Wheelchairs are acceptable as long as they fold up and can be slid into the vehicle.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Detours of Arizona

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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 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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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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
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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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix.

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Traveler Tips


  • "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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star-5
Awesome Grand Canyon tour
Velma_A
, Jun 2021
The tour guide was awesome. She made the trip to the Grand Canyon fun and interesting. She picked us up on time. The trip was definitely worth every penny. The Grand Canyon was absolutely breathtaking. Our small group was so nice and friendly. I’m so glad I ran across this tour when I was searching for things to do in Phoenix.
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Fun and Educational
Diane_L
, Jun 2021
Our tour guy (Traci G)made our experience a fun and educational experience. I highly recommend the small-group experience.
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Wonderful tour!
Ryan_L
, Jun 2021
Our tour guide Traci was great, helping everyone at ease and enjoy the whole day tour. NIce van with good views from inside in transition.
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Familys unforgettable experience !
Philma_O
, Jun 2021
Our driver , Tracy , was excellent , accommodating , funny and made our first visit memorable . The tour was so worth it and will do it again.Tracy, thank you.
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Make sure the shuttle's air conditioning works.
Joe_G
, Jun 2021
Tracy the driver was outstanding. The shuttle bus A/C BARELY worked. Very uncomfortable when in 100°
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thanks for coming out on tour with us, Tracy really loves what he does! We have custom built air conditioners for our region, and we are trying to make them better all the time.
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Kelli_C
, Jun 2021
Our tour guide Jason was amazing! He is so knowledgeable. I learned so much about Arizona. I booked my first solo trip (EVER) to Arizona this week and if you’re wondering if you should book this trip or drive yourself… trust me book the tour! It’s worth it.
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Best family trip!
Deborah_H
, Jun 2021
If I could give this trip more stars, I would do so! Our guide, Diane, was absolutely fabulous! She stuck to the schedule and we had a beautiful day. She was so knowledgeable about the Grand Canyon and the foliage and the history! We were here with our daughter and son-in-law and their children and none of us had ever been to Arizona. While it was definitely hot, Diane kept encouraging us to stay hydrated which we did. There is ample time at Grand Canyon Village and other viewpoints and there were things that she told us that we would have never noticed had we not done a guided tour. Thank you so much Diane!
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It was an excellent tour.
Donna_A
, Jun 2021
Mac was just awesome and very accommodating. He made sure we were comfortable. We had no issues whatsoever. We were exactly on time for everything.
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Great Tour
Dwana_T
, Jun 2021
This private tour was amazing. Jason was an excellent tour guide. His knowledge and experience with Sedona Village, the Grand Canyon and the surrounding areas were informative. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Excellent driver. High recommend.
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Worth it
Shari_A
, Jun 2021
Our tour guide Jeff was so engaging. He had lots of information about Arizona and very accommodating with pit stops. The Grand Canyon was spectacular.
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