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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 August 2015

Many stops for views along the way. Our guide Sheldon was great! Also visited ruins and lava flows.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

ENJOYED THE TRIP. THE THE DRIVER WAS VERY INFORMATIVE. HE DID A GREAT JOB WITH A BROAD
KNOWLEDGE OF THE HISTORY OF THE AREA. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TRIP TO EVERY ONE. IT WAS A BLAST. THANK YOU

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

More than we could have hoped for. Our guide Sheldon was informative, caring, funny and enthusiastic. The day was filled with information, beautiful views, and everything we had hoped for. Stuart and Kris Cohn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour was great, the guide knew a lot of things and was very kind.
Only the weather was not too good, but our guide had also a plan B for this.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Highly recommend the tour guide was great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had a great time, our tour guide was wonderful and made the trip. He had lots of knowledge and a great personality, I would recommend him and the tour to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour was excellent, outstanding! The driver, Jim, was friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining. The pacing just right, the views, spectacular. All in all, 5 star, and our guide, 10 start.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our tour was amazing! Our tour guide, Cory, was so the best! He knew everything about the area we were in, the people who lived there and he made the trip a lot of fun. We will definitely book this trip or one similar again. We were in the Grand Canyon, how could the trip be anything but Grand!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent day. James was our guide and was very knowledgable. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I really like this tours,was very impressed with the knowledge of the tour guide, food was a surprise at the Navajo Restaurant!. Wonderful experience I think I will come back!

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