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

Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon and Sedona Day Trip

Experience the scenic beauty of Arizona on this small-group day trip from the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. Visit one of the world’s wonders, the Grand Canyon, and see Sedona’s amazing Red Rock landscapes and the Navajo Nation on a full-day trip. Take in unforgettable views of classic southwestern landscapes and experience the unique Navajo cultural element with your knowledgeable guide. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Sonoran Desert and enjoy a complimentary picnic-style lunch.

This small-group tour is limited to just 13 people, ensuring a more personalized experience.


  • Small-group, full-day tour of the Grand Canyon and Sedona
  • Explore the Grand Canyon National Park and Sedona with your knowledgeable guide
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through the Sonoran Desert
  • Admire views of the Sedona Red Rock landscapes, the Oak Creek Canyon and the Painted Desert
  • Visit the Navajo Nation Trading Post
  • Gourmet picnic-style lunch included
  • Transport by custom, luxury, air-conditioned van

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon and Sedona Day Trip

Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon and Sedona Day Trip

Journey through the beautiful Arizona landscapes on this small-group trip from the Phoenix-Scottsdale area! Visit the Grand Canyon and explore Sedona on an exciting full-day tour.

Sit back, relax and enjoy a scenic drive through the Sonora Desert for a day of amazing scenic diversity. Travel north to Sedona and see Arizona’s iconic saguaro cactus. Admire the desert scenery before reaching the world-famous Red Rock country. Take a break, stretch your legs and enjoy time for photos before journeying to Grand Canyon.

Based on time, your picnic lunch will either be served in Sedona or at the Grand Canyon.

Take in scenic views of the Oak Creek Canyon from the highway and see the San Francisco Peaks among the seemingly endless Ponderosa Pine Forest. Drive up 6,000 feet (1,800 meters) and arrive at the stunning Grand Canyon National Park. Spend at least three hours with your knowledgeable guide exploring the widest and deepest part of the canyon, which stretches 277 miles (445 km) long. Visit the El Tovar Hotel and Hopi House in Grand Canyon Village, and enjoy multiple scenic lookout points along the East Rim Drive. Take time to shop, take a walk along the canyon’s rim, enjoy photo opportunities and visit cultural exhibits along the rim.

As you leave the Grand Canyon, marvel at the vistas across the Painted Desert as you enter the largest reservation in America, the Navajo Nation. Your guide will introduce you to the Navajo region, and you’ll enjoy views of the Little Colorado River Gorge. Visit the Navajo Trading Post before returning through the Colorado Plateau. Then, enjoy a scenic ride back to the Phoenix-Scottsdale area.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our driver was very informed. He brought a great deal of information to the group. The tour was a long day but everything that was advertised. I would recommend it to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The trip was great and informative. Our tour guide, Rob shared his great knowledge on the histroy of Arizona as well as all the surrounding areas that kept us interested. If there is one thing that I can make suggestion is to stay a little bit longer in Sedona, it is beautiful out there. Overall, I recommend to join the trip which is really money well spent. Thank you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

FANTASTIC! A most do for people wanting to see some of the natural beauty of the region and are pressed for time. Our guide was knowledgeable and professional.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our tour guide was amazing. Very knowledgeable of the area, vegetation and wildlife. He pointed out to all of us the best picture spots and made the trip great! I would def book with detours/viator again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Grand Canyon is beautiful! The tour was incredible, it snowed an hour after we were there so it was really beautiful too even though we couldn't see much until we drove back down. Fascinated by the landscape - the drive up to the canyon from Phoenix is beautiful. Our tour guide Dan knew so much about the local plants and shrubs, and gave us a lot of information as he drove through. It was a combination of history and science combined. The drive back down, we went through Navajo reservation and because AZ is so flat, it was so beautiful!! Couldn't stop taking pictures. The driver picked us up on and dropped us off where we needed to go. There was a baby on the van though, and a couple touristy guys who talked a bit too much and I took the tour after a full week of being talked out due to a work conference, so I wasn't in the mood to make conversation but I probably wouldn't have found them annoying on a regular day. This was just a bad time in that regard I guess. Bring your phone charger the van has outlets and your own snacks if you want to eat healthy. Overall great experience. Do take the shuttle up at the canyon if you have enough time, they show you around really well red line is the best. Have fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very knowledgeable tour guide. Made the trip fun and had great stories.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

What an awesome day!! The tour guide, Jason, made all the difference in taking this tour from great to outstanding! His personality combined with his extensive knowledge of the local history, geography, plant and animal life, aboriginal peoples, etc. contributed greatly to the success of the day. Sedona was amazing and the Grand Canyon utterly breathtaking. It's difficult to even capture the magnificence with a camera. These two destinations are not to be missed!!
We have taken many tours in our travels to many different countries, but this is one of our very favorites of all time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

First off, our tour guide, Mac was outstanding. He established a rapport with each passenger and definitely added value to the trip with his knowledgeable commentary. We didn't plan for the helicopter tour which was offered so we were unable to indulge but will plan to do so next time. I highly recommend this trip and if the other guides are as good as Mac you won't be disappointed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour was great, Our tour guide Mike had an overwhelming abundance of interesting knowledge. The Grand Canyon was just as breathtaking as everyone had described it would be.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Awesome experience! Courteous, funny, knowledgeable, very responsible tour guide.

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