5 star rating: Highly Recommended 48 Reviews

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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.


  • 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 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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had a great time. Corey was awesome! I would take this trip again if I visit the area.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The best way to see the canyon in one day. The driver/guide was personable, very knowledgable and kept us rounded up and on schedule. With only ten in the group we didn't have stragglers. We had adequate time to use the facilities, take photos, eat lunch, check out the kitsch, etc. No fees or permits to worry about tho he told us what we would encounter if we chose to return on our own. He even had plenty of water to keep us hydrated. Excellent way to spend a day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our tour guide was very knowledgable and articulate. He presented all the information in a tactful way. He made a point to be aware of every individual's needs. His driving was excellent. He was the best tour guide I've ever had.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The Grand Canyon tour was out of this world. Brian, our guide, was extremely well versed in all things Navajo and the sites he showed us. He is a great asset to your organization. Very friendly and most of all a great sense of humor. We had a great day with him.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Tour guide was well informed and hospitality was excellent. Great show of the grand canyon and the surrounding sites.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The guide was THE BEST

Rick Hensley
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The trip was outstanding and exceeded our expectations. We were on a 12 seat tour bus with six other people. We had lunch at an Indian run trading post and my Indian taco was great. Our guide James was extremely knowledgeable with great insight on the canyon, Indian nations and the people who impacted the region. We were given time at various stops to explore by ourselves. Be prepared to spend almost 12 hours from pickup to drop off.

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