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

Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon and Sedona Day Trip

Journey through stunning Arizona landscapes on this full-day tour from the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. Visit the Grand Canyon and explore Sedona 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, admire the Red Rock landscape around Sedona, drive through the Sonoran Desert and visit part of the Navajo Nation on this small-group tour. With numbers limited to 13 participants, you can enjoy a more intimate experience of the Southwest's natural beauty.

Highlights

  • 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

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.

Travel in a climate-controlled van with your knowledgeable guide, who shares a wealth of information throughout the day. Drive north to Sedona, home to the iconic saguaro cactus, then marvel at the desert landscape as you head to Red Rock country. There, stretch your legs and have time to snap photos of the otherworldly scenery before continuing on to see a superstar of the region: the Grand Canyon.

Wind along Oak Creek Canyon as you take in stunning views of the Ponderosa Pine Forest and San Francisco Peaks. Your van climbs up to 6,000 feet (1,800 meters) before you reach your first stopping point in Grand Canyon National Park. Expect at least three hours 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 and visit cultural exhibits along the rim.

Departing the Grand Canyon, marvel at the Painted Desert before entering the largest native American reservation in the United States: the Navajo Nation. Soak in views of the Little Colorado River Gorge, and stop at a Navajo trading post that sells items such as Navajo textiles, handmade ceramics and art. Afterward, continue across the Colorado Plateau as you return to the Phoenix-Scottsdale area.

Based on time, your picnic lunch will either be served either in Sedona or at the Grand Canyon. Your tour ends in the evening upon your return to your starting point.

Customer Reviews

Laura B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Wonderful trip! Long day but well worth it. Robert was great. Lunch was great. Canyon was stunning. So glad we did it!

Sue C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

I got picked up at 7:20 am, the last hotel pickup and the 12th passenger on a minibus. About half of the passengers chose to take the heli-trip and the other got that extra hour not far away. The helicopter took 7 passengers.

Once we passed the outskirts of Phoenix, the driver passed out sandwich order checklists so we could choose our own and the bread was made that morning. He put in the order over the radio and we picked them up in Sedona where we stopped for 30 minutes. Along the highway our driver narrated about some history which was very interesting.

Once on board the helicopter our seat had been assigned based on our weight. I was given a front seat second in from the door. We were not allowed to bring bags or purses, only cameras, cellphones and a bottle of water. Even though it was winter, our driver had told us it would be on the warm side, and the jackets were stored. We were strapped in and ready to head over the edge into the canyon. The ride was about 50 minutes. I was able to take some video. Afterwards, we had a couple more stops for lookouts. I was dropped back off at 7pm. Great Day!

ruth k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Mac, the driver.guide, provided great information and didn't overdo his presentations. Truly appreciated his attention to the road when conditions were less than perfect.

Melissa anne J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This tour was awesome! Our tour guide Jason was great, very knowledgable and friendly.
It was a long day but worth it. I would highly recommend this trip!!

lorena.frattura

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

It is long day, but travel is comfortable. Jason was well informed about the area. Would take the trip again but add in the helicopter ride next time!

Carolyn R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Our tour was on a cold wintery day in January - there was a fresh 8 inches of snow on the ground. I was worried I wasn't going to see as much of the Canyon as I wanted to, but I had no problem. Our guide Mike was great - I learned a lot from him! Unfortunately our helicopter tour was cancelled due to weather constraints, but Mike kept us moving along and added some extra stops. He was great and I also enjoyed the other people we travelled with. The small group size was perfect.

David P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Had a great trip. Jason was great and knew where to stop for the best views of th GC. His knowledge of the area was great and made the trip better than we expected. Would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to see the GC up close.

Paul D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Beautiful seeing the canyon with snow cover! Rob was GREAT. Well worth the money.

Tmassen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Mike was an excellent guide and the trip was outstanding.

Zeinab A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Everything about this tour exceeded my expectations. The booking process and follow up by the office to schedule our pickup location and time was very smooth. Our tour guide Montana was prompt with our pickup setting the stage for a great trip. Montana was very knowledgable about all the sites we visited and provided a brief history of the region and the Indian tribes. The tour had a good balance of scenic stops, breaks, and time dedicated to get out and explore the Grand Canyon. I highly recommend this tour.

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