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  • Location:Sedona, Arizona
  • Duration:11 hours (approx.)

Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Sedona

Discover the spectacular South Rim of the Grand Canyon during this full-day trip from Sedona. Choose to experience the Grand Canyon in a multitude of ways, including a ride on the historic Grand Canyon Railway, a helicopter ride or viewing the IMAX movie about the Grand Canyon. This tour includes narration from an expert guide and round-trip transportation from Sedona hotels. 

Highlights

  • Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Sedona
  • Stop at the Grand Canyon National Park is at Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim
  • Your guide will take you to the East Rim to a few great lookouts
  • Stop at the Historic Cameron Trading Post in the Navajo nation

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What You Can Expect

Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Sedona

Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Sedona

Following early morning pickup at your hotel or resort in Sedona, board your comfortable vehicle for the ride to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Along the way, listen to narration from your knowledgeable guide about the history and geology of the Grand Canyon. View spectacular scenery out the windows as you drive through Flagstaff and Oak Creek Canyon, recognized as one of the most scenic drives in the country.

When you reach the Grand Canyon, stop at Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim. Stroll through the village to explore the gift shops and historic buildings or take a walk up the South Rim trail. 

Follow your guide to the East Rim of the Grand Canyon, which features several scenic lookout points. Be sure to have your camera handy for photo opportunities of the Painted Desert and the Colorado River, both visible on the horizon.

Leaving the park, drive along the Little Colorado River Gorge, then enter the Navajo Nation. Stop to peruse the traditional Native American arts and crafts for souvenirs at the Historic Cameron Trading Post. 

Back on board your vehicle, a film will be shown during the journey back to Sedona. 

Please see 'Itinerary' below for descriptions of the extras available on this tour. 


Itinerary

Optional Extras:

Tour with IMAX Movie and Lunch

Before entering the park, you will stop at the Grand Canyon IMAX Theatre to see the giant screen presentation of "Grand Canyon - The Hidden Secrets". This spectacular film penetrates the innermost depths of the Canyon, taking viewers where they could never go, showing them things they could never see, through the startling reality of the IMAX format. In only 34 minutes, viewers will discover a Grand Canyon that would take a lifetime to experience. When you arrive at the park, you will dine at either the cafeteria-style Maswick Lodge or be pampered at the Historic El Tovar restaurant before continuing with the remainder of the tour.

Tour with Helicopter Flight and Lunch
Before entering the park, you will stop at the Grand Canyon Airport. See the majestic beauty of the Grand Canyon from a vantage point unlike any other. This exciting 30 minute helicopter adventure explores the awesome Central Canyon and the Dragon Corridor. Marvel at the ever-changing shades of color, light and shadow. You will fly in first class comfort. Dramatic music and narration is broadcast through your headset. There is also direct sound hookup so you can record the music and narration as you videotape your adventure. You will also receive a free souvenir photograph of you and your party boarding the helicopter. When you arrive in the park, you will dine at either the cafeteria-style Maswick Lodge or be pampered at the Historic El Tovar restaurant before continuing with the remainder of the tour.

Prior to your travel date, all passenger weights MUST be advised to the supplier. If you do not indicate this at the time of booking, you will be required to call the supplier and advise them of this information directly. The supplier contact details will be on your voucher once you have a confirmed booking.

Tour with Ride on the Vintage Grand Canyon Railway
Your first stop is the train depot in Williams, Arizona. Here, you will board the historic, century-old Grand Canyon Railway. Be entertained by cowboy characters and enjoy the tunes of strolling musicians as train travel from the early 1900's is recreated during the scenic 65-mile journey to the canyon. The train offers wonderful views of the San Francisco Peaks and rolls through the valleys filled in wild flowers, dense pine forests, high desert plains and small canyons. Grand Canyon Railway is still one of the best ways left to experience the old west. The train arrives just steps from the Grand Canyon's South Rim. When you arrive at the park you will have free time to have lunch, shop for souvenirs and take in the amazing views. Then, your guide will meet you in the bus to continue the tour. Choose from Coach Class or First Class. Coach Class offers bench seats, ceiling fans and soft drinks. First Class features reclining seats, air-conditioning and a continental breakfast.

Customer Reviews

Bryan I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great Tour! Our driver was so knowledgeable! Lunch was very good.

Birdette B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

What a breathtaking and great experience. Allen, our Tour Guide, was so professional, knowledgeable, fun and made the experience even more exciting. I definitely though the tour was well worth the time and money.

glassta

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

What an awesome day. The tour company was a local operator. Our tour guide Joe was very informative. His knowledge of the area, geology, history and spot to see was great. He had a good sense of humor and made the trip special for all of us.

Terry F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I have already reviewed this trip. I spent a half hour writing the review. Then when I went to submit the review, a very positive and detailed review, the screen went to a log on screen and all my review was gone. I figured I had spent enough time trying to detail our wonderful day, from 7am until 7pm, with our very knowledgeable tour guide, Lynn Sine. She really knew where the best views and areas of the entire tour could give our group of 10 the best of everything.

Deborah R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a great tour -- the guide, Lynn, couldn't have been nicer and was very accommodating of our group's needs. We had a beautiful day at the Grand Canyon South Rim...and a wonderful lunch at El Tovar! I would highly recommend it!

Helen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our tour was actually thru Great West tours. They showed up, on time, exactly as promised. It is a long day but well worth it. Although we had a car and could have driven from Sedona to the Grand Canyon, I was thrilled that we chose to do the tour. There is no way you can see all the sights while driving and trying to navigate where you're going. The Grand Canyon was superb, as expected. What made the day extra special was our guide Lynn. Her knowledge was amazing and her love of the area and the Grand Canyon in particular was infectious. It was a wonderful day!!

James G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Well done! Comfortable, constant information input and change of attention. Optional flight over the Grand Canyon worth every penny and moment of trepidation. We'd recommend it to anyone wanting the most exposure to Northern Arizona, the Grand Canyon, and the Navajo reservation in one day.

Ali S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our tour guy Joe was great. He has such a in depth knowledge of the history of Sedona and the Grand Canyon that makes is so much more interesting to see and learn. Thank Joe

pppawlow

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

good trip and fun guide.

John F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

What an unbelievable trip. Dave our guide was wonderful. He was knowledgeable, funny and was very efficient with his tours. I would highly recommend this tour and Dave to anyone wishing to visit Grand Canyon

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