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  • Location: Flagstaff or Sedona, Arizona
  • Duration:  11 hours (approx.)
This Grand Canyon day trip from Flagstaff or Sedona blends ancient ruins, lava fields, majestic volcanoes and amazing views throughout Grand Canyon National Park and the remarkable Painted Desert. Drive along the Grand Canyon South Rim and East Rim by air-conditioned mini-coach and stop at lookout points to soak up dramatic vistas. Visit Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, immerse yourself in the fascinating history of ancient civilizations at Wupatki National Monument, and enjoy a Southwestern lunch at a historic Navajo reservation. Throughout your tour, you’ll learn about Arizona's history, archaeology, geology and flora and fauna from your expert guide.

This small-group tour is limited to 14 people, ensuring you’ll enjoy a more personalized Grand Canyon experience.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Grand Canyon National Park from Flagstaff or Sedona
  • Enjoy a comprehensive experience of the Grand Canyon’s scenery, monuments, history, wildlife and geology
  • Visit the fascinating ancient Wupatki ruins and Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
  • Drive along the East Rim and South Rim, stopping to enjoy the views and explore by foot
  • Enjoy lunch at the historic Cameron Trading Post on a Navajo reservation
  • Small-group tour limited to 14 people ensures personalized attention from your informative guide

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What You Can Expect

Ultimate Grand Canyon Day Trip from Flagstaff or Sedona

Ultimate Grand Canyon Day Trip from Flagstaff or Sedona

Rise and shine for early-morning pickup from your Flagstaff or Seodna hotel. You’ll be taken by mini-coach through to the Grand Canyon National Park.

First, visit Wupatki National Monument, wherein lies the remarkable ruins of the ancient Native American civilization of Sinagua, who lived here for 400 years but then vanished without a trace. As your guide will explain, these ancient desert dwellers witnessed the dramatic eruption of Sunset Crater Volcano nearly a millennium ago, which destroyed their homes and forced them out.

Learn about the eruption of Sunset Crater as you visit nearby Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, where you’ll see the expansive fields of lava you’ve just heard about. At midday, head to the historic Cameron Trading Post for a sit-down lunch at the restaurant. Chat with your fellow travelers as you enjoy a wonderful Navajo taco lunch which blends American, Native American and Mexican cuisine in the spacious dining room adorned with antique cabinets and Native American art including Navajo rugs and baskets. Enjoy the view of the Little Colorado River Gorge from the deck or warm up next to the fireplace.

After lunch, hop back in the mini-coach and venture into the Grand Canyon for an afternoon of exploring this magnificent natural wonder. This portion of the tour includes stupendous views from Grand Canyon National Park’s East Rim and South Rim. Stop at lookout points to soak up dramatic vistas of the canyon and gorges below, and have free time to explore at your own pace by foot. Keep an eye out for wildlife including the endangered California Condor.

Throughout your tour, your expert guide will teach you about the history, archaeology, geology and flora and fauna of Grand Canyon National Park and Arizona as a whole. Feel free to ask any questions you have. At the end of the day, relax on the drive back to your hotel with many photos, memories and fascinating information to share.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our day - totally worth it. It was so relaxing not to have to drive and figure out where to go and to have someone else do that for us! Early November turned out to be a great time to do this - mild weather, no crowds. There was only six of us in the van for our tour - which was also nice. Our woman tour guide was wonderful - very fun and knowledgeable. Thanks again - we totally recommend this.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Very interesting and well planned. The driver was very knowledgeable and had lots of good stories to
tell.

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