- 2-Day Grand Canyon tour from Phoenix
- See the dramatic red rock country of Sedona en route to the Grand Canyon
- Take a driving tour along the East Rim to spectacular viewpoints
- Visit to an authentic trading post on the Navajo reservation
- Customize your tour with optional activities during your free time
- Stay overnight at a hotel near the rim of the Grand Canyon
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What You Can Expect
Your overnight tour from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon includes transportation in a climate-controlled van, one night of accommodation in the Grand Canyon, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off. Have free time to take a shuttle bus along the rim, walk around Grand Canyon Village, book optional tours such as a helicopter tour, and see other viewpoints.
After morning pickup in Phoenix, relax on your drive through the Sonora Desert. Drive north to Sedona, admiring views or Arizona’s red rock landscape. In Sedona, stop to stretch your legs and snap photos before continuing on through the Ponderosa Pine Forest and San Francisco Peaks. Visit a Navajo trading post that sells Native American that sells items such as Navajo textiles, ceramics and jewelry.
When you reach Grand Canyon National Park, stop along the South Rim to admire your first views of the deepest and widest part of the canyon, which measures 277 miles (445 km) in length. Then take in further views from multiple scenic lookout points along the the rim drive, and have time to shop, go for a walk and see cultural exhibits near Grand Canyon Village before checking in to your accommodation.
Overnight: basic room in Yavapai Lodge, Maswik Lodge or Bright Angel Lodge
Day 2: Grand Canyon — Phoenix
Have the morning on your own, with the option see more of the Grand Canyon by booking a helicopter tour, checking out the Imax Theater (own expense), walking along the rim or hopping aboard the West Rim tram (seasonal). At the designated time, meet your driver for the return trip to Phoenix, where your tour ends with hotel drop-off in the evening.
Excellent tour of the Grand Canyon!
I highly recommend this Tour! I chose this tour because I wanted to see the Sedona Red Rocks, the Navajo Reservation, and the Grand Canyon. I was picked up at my hotel in Phoenix. The morning of, the driver called me on my cell phone to let me that he was on his way and the exact time (down to the minute) that he was going to be at my hotel. I found that to be very helpful and courteous. On the drive through the desert to the Sedona Red Rocks via the scenic route, the tour guide was highly informative and friendly. I learned a lot about both the city of Phoenix and the surrounding desert. We viewed the beautiful Sedona Red Rocks (= mountains that look like red rock formations) from the bus windows. We stopped for 30 minutes at the Sedona Red Rocks "tourist strip", a one block street of touristy shops. (If you want to spend a lot of time in Sedona, this tour is not for you. If I ever go back to Phoenix, I will take an all-day tour of Sedona from the same tour company. Or I will take a shuttle to Sedona and stay at a local hotel with a beautiful view of the Red Rocks. A friend of mine who took the 3-hour Sedona Jeep ride told me it was very hot and bumpy; and not the tour for me. To be truthful, I would rather see them from a tour bus). While at Sedona, a couple on the same tour bus as me took the time to purchase food that they said was just ok. In other words, don’t waste valuable time at Sedona purchasing food!! Our stop at the "Navajo Reservation" was a 30-minute stop at an over-priced store selling native items that is not even owned by a Navajo!! (The store employs many Navajo, so I was happy to purchase items there). We had to take valuable time (out of our 30-minute stop) to order our Take-Out food and wait in line to pick up the food. It’s not native food, so I don’t recommend wasting the time – bring food on this tour if possible. (ie. Buy a sandwich to go at Denny’s. You are allowed to eat food on the bus). Then we drove to the Grand Canyon. We st
Our two day Grand Canyon tour was great. Our first guide Cory was passionate about the area, and obviously loved his job. He made the trip up informative and fun. Really appreciated all the little anecdotes that all the guides shared with us. The accommodations at the canyon were excellent...first class actually. Glad we chose this company. They are totally consumer friendly and experienced. We even had a change in scheduling and that worked out easily. Would use Viator again for sure.
Everything was perfect!! It was a really good choice.
Shirley J USA
Both tour guides were well versed in the sights we saw, plus history of the region. The slight stop in Sedona was disappointing, because we could not stop on the highway to photograph any of the scenic views. However, the Navaho Indian reservation was a nice stop at their trading post. Once we arrived at the Grand Canyon things slowed down and we were treated to several stops to take photos, prior to making a late lunch stop at Bright Angel restaurant, then on to Masswick Lodge where we spent the night. The next day we enjoyed time to explore on our own, until we were picked up at the Lodge for the return trip back to Scottsdale and our condo.
it was wonderful the our guide Tom gave us a history lesson not just of the canyon but of the Arizona territory as well. He made a point of stopping at great places for pictures and souvenirs. So much to do next time we will take the three day tour.
Clare H United Kingdom
Michael M United Kingdom