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  • Location:Phoenix, Arizona
  • Duration:13 hours (approx.)

Grand Canyon via Sedona and Navajo Reservation

A trip to the Grand Canyon is simply a must-do for anyone visiting Phoenix. On the way to America's most iconic piece of natural beauty, drive through the Sonoran Desert to the red rock country of Sedona, and then continue along a beautiful 17-mile route in Oak Creek Canyon. At the Grand Canyon, drive 23 miles around the rim and make stops to admire the breathtaking landscape and take photos. You’ll also visit the Navajo Reservation, where you can pick up some authentic souvenirs.


  • Grand Canyon, Sedona and Navajo Reservation day trip
  • Scenic drive through the Sonoran Desert and the red rock country of Sedona
  • Drive along the Grand Canyon rim
  • Shop for authentic souvenirs at the Navajo Reservation

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What You Can Expect

Grand Canyon via Sedona and Navajo Reservation

Grand Canyon via Sedona and Navajo Reservation

Your day trip from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon includes some of Arizona's most scenic landscapes. Start with a journey through the Sonoran Desert to the red rock country of Sedona, where you will make a morning coffee break and a photo stop. Take a stroll through stunning Sedona before continuing your tour along a pretty 17-mile scenic drive in Oak Creek Canyon.

You’ll travel up into the San Francisco Mountains surrounding the Flagstaff area and continue along sections of historic Route 66 through the town of Williams. You’ll arrive at the Grand Canyon around lunchtime, and you’ll have a break to eat, drink in the boundless wonders of the canyon from great overlooks, take a short nature walk or browse shops for souvenirs handcrafted by the local Indians.

After your lunch break, your guide will take you on a 23-mile driving tour along the rim of the Grand Canyon. This is the main event – incredible view after incredible view of the canyon will keep your jaw in a permanent dropped state. You’ll stop at viewpoints along the way to learn about the canyon from your guide and take pictures.

The rim tour takes about two hours, and then your guide will escort you by van from the canyon to the Navajo Reservation, where you’ll stop at the historic Cameron Trading Post, an authentic Navajo trading post. Here, you’ll learn about the Navajo people, have some time to shop, and enjoy views of the Little Colorado River Gorge and the Painted Desert in the distance.

Conclude your tour with a journey across the Navajo Reservation, back through the mountains of Flagstaff and into the Verde River valley, where a snack stop will be made early evening.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our tour guide Mike was very knowledgable about the region. it was my first time at the Grand Canyon and a very good introduction. I definitely want to go back there at some point. It was cold and snowy when got there and even more magical. I highly recommend that tour for those who don't have much time and want to get a taste of the place.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

So.... for people to say that this is just a hole in the ground, they clearly don't know what they're talking about. The Grand Canyon is utter amazement. It is massive, intense, awe-inspiring. I admit I got shaky legs standing at the edge. But it wasn't too bad. It was incredibly beautiful. Overall, the trip was awesome. The tour guide Wayne was funny and very knowledgeable, told us the history of the canyon, and even a ghost story. I will definitely come back here again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and very entertaining. He encouraged us to experiece the G.C. and not just seeit . It was awe-inspiring. He made ample provisons for our meals as well. Would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The trip was outstanding and the guide was spot on and very knowledgeable. I would recommend this trip for anyone wanting to visit the Grand Canyon and does not want to drive!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Everything was very well organized, the guide was knowledgeable and had good sense of humor, and the group was very nice.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great day with a great tour guide Mike. This was an extremely informative and eye opening experience. To experience the desert and its intense heat in a comfortable air-conditioned bus was wonderful.Our guide was knowledgable and friendly. The Grand Canyon was amazing. A long day but certainly well worth the effort.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

What a day! Great companions and a super tour guide, Chris! You will not regret taking this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I sent in my review weeks ago. The trip was great

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was fantastic! Our tour guide Richard was very knowledgable and flexible. He was willing to cater to our every question and need. He really made the tour exciting. He even got seats for us on a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon. Truly a lifetime memory.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Enjoyed the tour, the guide was really good.

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