The Grand Canyon is on just about every bucket list—make sure you see it on this day trip from Phoenix, which includes round-trip transportation from your hotel. A guided tour takes the planning and guesswork out of an ambitious day trip, helping you make the most of your time at the Grand Canyon and enjoy the scenery during the drive.
Day trip to the Grand Canyon from Phoenix
See the Grand Canyon and return to Phoenix in a single day
Small-group tour limited to five people or fewer
Stop to visit key attractions like the Cameron Trading Post along the drive
All transportation and trip-planning provided by professionals
National Park fees and bottled water included
Hotel pickup and drop-off from Phoenix area included
Begin your full-day tour to the Grand Canyon with pickup from your lodging in the metro Phoenix area. Board a comfortable vehicle with your driver and your group of five people or fewer and head toward the Grand Canyon.
Stop to visit key attractions on the long drive, like historic Route 66, the Cameron Trading Post, or Sedona. Your small-group tour can be curated to best fit your interests.
Then, take a tour of the Grand Canyon; your guide will take you to all of the best viewpoints and overlooks the park has to offer. Main attractions in the park include Grand Canyon Village, Yavapai Point, and Desert View Watchtower.
Return to Phoenix at the end of the tour.
Please note: A minimum of two and a maximum of five people is required per booking.
We thought the best way to see the Grand Canyon during our trip to Phoenix was to book a private tour and we couldn’t have been more right. Jonathan arrived promptly at 7:30 am and our adventure began! We decided to take the route through Sedona so we could see as much as we could along the way. My husband is limited in walking and Jonathan made sure we parked close to easy access. He was gracious is making frequent stops for stretching, snacks, and potty breaks. Jonathan made a great suggestion for lunch in Flagstaff before arriving at the Grand Canyon. We learned a great deal about Arizona, it’s a lovely state. Thank you Jonathan for helping us check off this bucket list item!
Awesome Sprig Break day trip to the Grand Canyon from Phoenix
, Mar 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our day trip to the Grand Canyon. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and a joy to spend the day with. The tour group contacted us quickly following booking and kept in contact, even offering to reschedule to an earlier day due to inclement weather approaching. We learned so much on the trip there and back, and had time to ourselves and with the guide at the Grand Canyon itself. Everything was well thought out and well paced, for both adults and children alike.
This company delivers and goes above and beyond with their service. I loved the idea of a 4-6 people tour. The guide was VERY knowlegeable, courteous and accommodating with the handicapped person on our trip. I will tour with them again and highly, highly recommend you booking with this company. Get ready for a great day!
Jonathon gave us a absolutely wonderful tour of the Grand Canyon. My 86 year old mother-in-law was with us and Jonathon made sure she was accommodated in every way. He was an expert guide in knowing which vantage points were the best and what time of day they would be least crowded. He set up a tripod at one of the stops to let us see the Colorado River rapids from close up. Fantastic! I cannot recommend this tour enough. 5 stars for sure!
Our family of four was on a quick trip, staying in Good Year, AZ and had one day to visit the Grand Canyon and Sedona. The weather was great and we felt very lucky to have found Steve with Arizona Scenic Tours. The convenience of being picked up and dropped off at our hotel and having a mini-van with just our family was unparalleled. Steve was knowledgeable of Arizona history and fun facts of the places we visited. He was very accommodating with rest stops and giving us time to stretch our legs. Even though the day trip is very long, we found that with Steve's help, we were able to see the major points of interest for these areas. Yes, we will use a service like this again! We liked the ease of booking, the stress of not having to drive through areas we have never traveled, and convenience of being taken to the popular sites. Steve had a cooler in his van with drinks and allowed us to bring our own snacks and food items that allowed us to save money on food. We would recommend travelers bring electronics, books or games to pass the time during all the driving our boys did sleep some of the way home. The tour did have a DVD player and satellite music available. Thanks, Steve and Viator for a fabulous trip.
Great trip to the Grand Canyon from Phoenix.
Mike was an excellent tour guide/driver. Very knowledgeable along the way about the landscape/geology/flora/fauna.
We felt safe and informed the entire trip. And we DIDN'T have to drive!
The one negative was lack of legroom in the mid seats.
We had a great day! We went on a five person tour and was well worth it. Be sure you check the weather before you go so youre dressed appropriately. We had originally booked just the Grand Canyon, but Steve suggested adding Sedona and am glad we took his advice! Mike was our guide. He was very knowledgeable and made the time in the car entertaining. We had never been to Sedona or the Grand Canyon before, and we werent disappointed. Thanks for a phenomenal day that well never forget!!
The Grand Canyon is an amazing natural wonder. Thankfully my husband and I planned ahead for our visit. We were staying in Scottsdale, AZ and knew the temperature at the GC could be 25 degrees COLDER and it could be windy. It had snowed 2 days prior. We had warm, layered clothing, down jackets, hats, gloves, and boots. Two other people on our tour only had sweatshirts -- they had to buy fleece jackets. Viator connected us with Arizona Scenic Tours and the owner, Steve, and our tour guide, Mike, were terrific. They specialize in small groups, so no headsets were needed. They fully explained the long drive to the GC, the stop at Montezuma's Castle, the short stops to eat on our own and fit in as many GC rim overlook stops as possible. Mike definitely knew the ins and outs of the GC and how to avoid the crowds --- and he was spot on. It was a 13-hour trip but the conversation never waned and Mike filled the ride with a vast amount of stats and enlightening information. We thoroughly enjoyed the day.