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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

auntdb215

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Easy Peasy - What a great day! I booked the tour and when I arrived at my hotel, the front desk clerk let me know my pick-up time. I didn't have to worry about anything for the tour. Our guide, Mac, was personable and knowledgeable. He knew the best spots to see the view the canyon and best shops to get souvenirs. He discussed history and present day issues of the area, which allowed for interesting discussion.
If you're going to take a tour from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon, this should be your first choice!

James D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Small group tour is the best way to see and enjoy your trip to Sedona and the grand Canyon. Will do it again when I return to Arizona.

Edlene M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Jason was a great tour guide and my experience on this tour was positive. The van was comfortable and the lunch provided was tasty.

Gloria P K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Our tour guide had an incredibly vast knowledge of the areas we drove through, and tons of interesting facts that I had never heard despite having been a resident of AZ for 4 years, and a visitor for 20 years.

Claudia R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Awesome trip. Jason kept us entertained with stories and history of the places we saw. Could have used more time in Sedona beautiful city! And while our first view of tha canyon was amazing, some of the other look out points were even better. Would definitely recommend!

Susan F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Wonderful tour! We saw different parts of the Grand Canyon that not many people see. Don was
great on detail information about Sedona and the Grand Canyon. It was a long day but well worth it.

Alexandru M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour. Stop in Sedona way too short.
We came back another day and took the Jeep tour.
Very knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Made the long drive seem shorter.
An alternative would be to stay overnight in Sedona and take the tour to the Grand Canyon from there.

Elsie W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Robert RTB was our tour guide and he was informative and funny. He picked me up RIGHT on time! The group was small, about 10 people and the van was air conditioned. I didn't bother renting a car and driving up to the Grand Canyon from Phoenix because I knew it would be a long drive, and this was a great way to do it! We stopped in Sedona and a few other places before heading to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Then, we stopped at a few overlooks to take pictures and ended up at the Bright Angel Lodge where we were free to hike down the trail only for an hour but lots of pictures opportunities! or buy souvenirs at the gift shops. I got some pretty cool pictures out of this one-day trip! Lunch was this huge sandwich you can choose from a lot of options - chicken salad, tuna salad, ham and cheese, Italian, etc that I couldn't even finish! It was delicious. I also got to buy some postcards along the way. I got picked up at 6:40AM you must call to confirm with the company beforehand and got dropped off around 8PM or so.

Hee Sung A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Mac was a great tour guide with lots of local knowledge.

Patti D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

What a great experience! Gary was a great guide full of knowledge about the areas we traveled through and the best observation points for the Grand Canyon. The sandwich selection was great and our sandwiches were fresh and huge. It was the best way to travel to Sedona and the Grand Canyon. Our group of four highly recommend this tour.

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