When visiting Phoenix, a trip to the Grand Canyon is a must-do. This full-day tour takes in Arizona's most scenic landscapes, including the Sonoran Desert, Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon and Flagstaff. At the Grand Canyon, follow a roughly 23-mile route along the East Rim and South Rim, stopping frequently to gaze at stunning views. Have time to walk and eat lunch at Grand Canyon Village, and go through the Navajo Nation on your return drive, stopping to shop for Native American crafts at an authentic trading post.
Full-day tour to the Grand Canyon with Sedona and Navajo Nation, from Phoenix
Enjoy a scenic drive through the Sonoran Desert and the red rock country of Sedona
Be amazed at the views during the driving tour along the rim of the Grand Canyon
Shop for authentic souvenirs at a trading post in the Navajo Nation
Learn about the Grand Canyon's natural and human history
After morning pickup in Phoenix, travel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle with large viewing windows, beginning your journey to the Grand Canyon by crossing the Sonoran Desert into the red rock country of Sedona.
Take a break in Sedona for morning coffee, photo ops and a stroll through town before getting back on the road, taking a 17-mile scenic route through Oak Creek Canyon. Climb into the San Francisco Mountains around Flagstaff and roll along parts of historic Route 66, arriving arrive at the Grand Canyon around mid-day.
Take a break to eat (own expense) at a restaurant on the South Rim and enjoy your first glimpse of the majestic canyon landscape. Then have time for a short nature walk, take photos from great overlooks, or browse the souvenir shops. Afterward, rejoin your guide for the big event: a 23-mile driving tour along the rim of the Grand Canyon. Be amazed by sweeping views at every twist of the road, with plenty of stops for photo ops along the way.
After your driving tour along the South Rim to the East Rim, depart from the canyon via the Navajo Nation, where your driver stops on the reservation at the historic Cameron Trading Post. There, learn about the Navajo people and have time to shop for an authentic Navajo jewelry, arts and crafts. Back on the road, your guide points out views of the Painted Desert and Little Colorado River Gorge in the distance.
Relax on the return drive, which takes you back through the Flagstaff and Verde River Valley. Stop for snacks en route, before your tour ends with drop-off at your Phoenix hotel in the evening.
Wayne Parker was phenomenal! His knowledge of the Grand Canyon and surrounding area was extraordinary! He was upbeat friendly and fun! I would recommend him and this tour highly to my friends and family!
Wayne was very knowledgeable and a great tour guide. The only thing for us was we were scheduled for pick up at our hotel and less then 24hrs before we took the tour, we were told to meet the guide at a different hotel which was a cost we did not plan for.
This was an excellent tour - Andrea was great and she showed us so many different lookout points for the canyon tour. If you want to spend time at the canyon, maybe walk around more - then that is something to think about. We got about an hour and 45 minutes to walk around on our own- but to me that was plenty of time.
I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see the Grand Canyon!!! Our adventure started out with Bill driving us to Sedona which was absolutely gorgeous!! After that Kevin took us on our Grand Canyon tour. Kevin was the best guide I have ever had!! His knowledge of the geology of the canyon as well as his knowledge of the Navajo culture literally made this the trip of my life time!!! You cannot go wrong with this tour!!!
We had two guides, Bill from Phoenix to Sedona and Sheldon from Sedona for the balance of the day. Both were very knowledgeable of the area, history, and culture of the region. Sheldon has us approach the Grand Canyon from the East and had us make 6 viewing stops. Words cannot express the splendor of this tour. The trading post and Sedona were neat too. Highly recommend!!!! Sheldon was THE best!!!!