• Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
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Combine visits to several of the ancient sites in and around the Grand Canyon on this full-day tour from Flagstaff. While enjoying insightful commentary from your guide, visit locations such as the Bonito Lava Flow Volcanic Field, the Colorado Plateau, and an ancient Sinagua Pueblo ruin called Wupatki. Midday, stop for lunch at the famous Cameron Trading Post. Entrance fees to the National Park and the National Monument, bottled water, and round-trip transportation from Flagstaff accommodations included.

Highlights

  • Multiple stops along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon
  • Leisurely walk through the Bonito lava field
  • Stop at Wupatki National Monument Pueblo Ruin
  • Lunch at the historic Navajo Trading Post at Cameron
  • Round-trip transportation from Flagstaff hotels

What You Can Expect

Ancient Spirits of the Canyon from Flagstaff

Wupatki National Monument

Be ready for convenient pickup in the morning from your Flagstaff hotel. Climb in to a comfortable tour vehicle with your guide and group, then take off for the Grand Canyon National Park. 

Drive through the San Francisco Peaks and past Sunset Crater, where you can walk through the lava fields and snap some photos before moving on to the Wupatki National Monument, a Pueblo Indian ruin with a weather forecast system, a ball court, and 100 rooms. 

Arrive midday at the Cameron Trading Post for lunch of Navajo Stew or an authentic Navajo Taco. Have a look around at the views of the Painted Desert and shop for Native American crafts and souvenirs. 

After lunch, head for the Grand Canyon National Park, where you will stop at multiple scenic overlooks. Enjoy your guide's commentary on the history, fauna, flora, and geology of the area and spend some free time exploring on your own.  End your tour of the Grand Canyon at the Village, where you are able to visit the Hopi house or the lobby of the El Tovar Hotel. 

Sit back and relax on your scenic ride home, after which you will be returned conveniently to the door of your Flagstaff hotel.

Customer Reviews

Karolyn H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Wonderful experience. Our guide, Ronald, was amazing.

hjharris69

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a great experience for both my daughter and me. Cindy, our guide was very knowledgeable. She passed on the history of the area and answers many of our questions as we went along. Our first stop was Wupatki, we checked out the Lava flows and Pueblos. Next up to Camerons trading post and the Little Colorado River. Then on to the Grand Canyons South rim, have to see to believe. I would recommend this to anyone how wants to enjoy the sites and not have to worry about driving and all the things that comes with it.

lydbyr95

4 star rating: Recommended September 2017

We were supposed to be picked up at our hotel in Flagstaff at 8:15. Just as we were leaving the guide called to say he was stuck in traffic and would be late. Coming from the NYC area, I know traffic and was not too upset. He showed up 1/2 later, told us he would make it up to usit was supposed to be a 12 hour tour and we were on our way. The guide was very informative and entertaining. There was 12 people in the 14 person van and it was tight fitting. The A/ C was struggling to keep us from melting in the heat. Lunch was good at the reservation and we had time to shop. All in all we had a great time and experience. Sights were wonderful! We were returned to our hotel before 7:00. Not a full 12 hours, but still worth it!

Marc M

4 star rating: Recommended August 2017

Our summer vacation was a road tour through mostly the Navajo nation, and for health reasons we only had one day free to see the Grand Canyon. Wow! This tour was packed with fun value, and we loved our tour guide Tim Munson. Being on the small bus with Tim driving and guiding was like plugging your brain into an encyclopedia while being immersed and awe inspiring beauty. He was just really, really fun.

We saw a lot more than we would ever been able to if we had tried to do this out of our own car, and leaving the driving to someone else was a good idea. That's not always true, and we are the type who usually self guide and like to drive and hike a lot. But my mobility is limited from cancer, and I mention t his because this kind of small group tour is great for people who's hearts want to adventure but your body might not be there at the same level.

The Grand Canyon portion was... well there just aren't enough superlatives. It blew my wife completely way. We've seen most of the largest national parks, traveled the world, but for her this place was on a whole new level. She would look at the canyon, look at me, smile, weep a little, grin, weep a little and then just couldn't talk. I'm often a bit jaded as a traveler, but it is true - this is an amazing place you must see - and if you only have a day this tour is a great way to do it.

Along the way we visited a beautiful volcanic state park, saw some of the oldest anasazi ruins at a small national park we would have completely missed, and had lunch at the Zuni Nation stop at Cameron Trading Post. Beyond learning a semester of undergraduate material in one day from Tim, we also want to acknowledge that he did a first rate job of keeping everyone safe. Safe at the rim, safe at road crossings when most were distracted, and safe from the heat including an abundance of cold bottled water.

He's one of several guides for this tour, and was complementary of his colleagues saying their feedback on the tour continues to be solidly good all around.

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