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Get to know the Grand Canyon with this guided, 2- or 3-hour Jeep tour around the East Rim. Begin with a visit to the Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center’s IMAX Theater and watch the 34-minute “Grand Canyon: the Movie.” Then choose one of three different tours: a daytime voyage and two sunset options. Enjoy amazing views of the Grand Canyon’s brilliant colors and various rock formations while learning about the history and geology of the area from the expert tour guide. A hotel pickup and drop-off in the town of Tusayan, AZ is included.

Highlights

  • Grand Canyon Jeep tour from the South Rim along famous East Rim Drive
  • Take a scenic drive through Grand Canyon National Park and stop at lookout points to soak up the views
  • Choose from three options including a day tour, sunset tour or extended sunset tour
  • Watch a gorgeous sunset illuminate the canyon -- an unforgettable experience!
  • Learn about the area’s history, geology and flora and fauna from your guide
  • Discover the wonders of the Grand Canyon during a fascinating IMAX movie
  • Pickup and drop-off from select Tusayan hotels included

What You Can Expect

Grand Canyon East Rim Drive by Jeep and IMAX Movie

Grand Canyon East Rim Drive by Jeep and IMAX Movie

This Grand Canyon tour begins with a hotel pickup in the town of Tusayan, AZ. Travel to Grand Canyon National Park and stop at the National Geographic Visitor Center’s IMAX Theater to watch the 34-minute film entitled, “Grand Canyon: the Movie,” an entertainment experience unlike any other. Being here, inside the movie, is as good as being there, in the Grand Canyon, on a screen that’s over six stories tall with 12,000 watts of earth-shaking, digital surround sound power.
The featured film is a 34-minute journey over, around and through the Grand Canyon. Explore all 277 miles with the mysterious Anasazi tribe, ancestors of the modern Pueblo Indians, who inhabited the canyon 4,000 years ago, and John Wesley Powell, famous for his exploration of the canyon and the raging Colorado River in 1869. Then fly like an eagle over the rim and swoop into the depths of the canyon, complete with a whitewater rafting trip down the raging Colorado River below.
Following the movie, choose from three different Jeep tours — a daytime adventure and two sunset options. The daytime tour runs from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., providing plenty of scheduling flexibility. The sunset tours are 2- and 3-hour excursions, departing at 5 and 6 p.m. respectively.
On the daytime tour, ride from the East Rim to the South Rim and soak up the scenery at various lookout points, including the Desert View Watchtower, a 70-foot-high stone building that serves as the highest point on the South Rim. On a clear day, see more than 100 miles into the distance. Along the way, learn about the history of the Grand Canyon and the geologic forces that helped to create it. Also, find out about the various people that inhabited and explored the canyon, as far back as 4,000 years ago.
On the sunset tour, enjoy the same style of travel and sightseeing as the daytime tour, with the added bonus of an incredible Grand Canyon sunset to top off the day. Choose from two departure times for a 2- or 3-hour tour, each highlighted by a breathtaking sunset — an exhilarating palette of colors exploding across the canyon's giant rock cliffs. Look on in amazement as the shadows cover the gorges and canyon walls in rich orange, rust and red colors.
The tour ends with a return trip to the town of Tusayan for a hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

Edwin J N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Absolutely phenomenal experience. If you are somewhat flexible with timing, do what you can to get scheduled with Ted Riley. Has many years there and it is personal for him. This was NOT a tour...It WAS a wonderful life experience! Ted knows the best views and takes pictures of you and your family. The pics he takes are truly award winning quality

sjc1962

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our tour guide Frank was amazing! I would not have wanted to see the Grand Canyon any other way. He was so informative and his delivery was spot on. He wasn and #39;t like other guides who try and be all cutsy. He was a wealth of knowledge from research and experience. He took us to the best look outs!

Vasu N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was an awesome experience. Everything worked just as expected. Sean our guide was superb. His explanation of various things added to the program. And the movie was exceptional.
I would highly recommend this item to be added to anyone visiting GC.

Vasu

Helen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great sunset trip with the local tour operator even though sun refused to shine!
Very accomodating as changed date at short notice due to onset of bad weather.
Blankets and heater kept us warm.
Andrew, our guide, very friendly and knowledgable. Took us slightly off main path on a few occasions to get better views.

Caroline B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Our tour guide was awesome so knowledgeable about the Canyon. She picked the best place for us to watch the sunset. It made our experience truly complete! Would do it all over again if I had the chance

Shanna M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The Jeep Tour Comapny is class act! Our tour guide Sean was engaging and fun to be around. He was very knowledgable about the Canyon and took us to some really beautiful points. It was nice to have a about 3-40 mins where we could break away from the tour and venture around as well. I would highly recommend this tour! It is a great way to see the Grand Canyon and takes the stress off of havng to drive around yourself!

Travis Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Friendly staff, great tour

Lauri S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We loved this tour and more importantly loved our guide. I'm terrible with names and can't remember her name but she was so sweet and accomodating. I would highly recommend this tour to my friends.

Constance F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We loved it our tour guide was very knowledgeable and very interesting. It was the best part of our 3500 mile trip.

S. Mark H

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

Impressive views and the guide, Brady, was both knowledgeable and personable. It is a lot to cover in the available time, so it felt a bit rushed at times.

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