Have more time to bask in the incredible beauty of the Grand Canyon by staying overnight at a hotel in the national park. Take a driving tour along the rim to fantastic viewpoints, and learn about the natural and human history of the region from your knowledgeable guide. En route to the Grand Canyon, stop in Sedona, visit a Navajo trading post, see the Painted Desert and red rock country of Arizona, and pass through the Ponderosa Pine Forest and San Francisco Peaks.
Your overnight tour from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon includes transportation in a climate-controlled van, one night of accommodation in the Grand Canyon, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off. Have free time to take a shuttle bus along the rim, walk around Grand Canyon Village, book optional tours such as a helicopter tour, and see other viewpoints.
Day 1: Phoenix — Grand Canyon
After morning pickup in Phoenix, relax on your drive through the Sonora Desert. Drive north to Sedona, admiring views or Arizona’s red rock landscape. In Sedona, stop to stretch your legs and snap photos before continuing on through the Ponderosa Pine Forest and San Francisco Peaks. Visit a Navajo trading post that sells Native American that sells items such as Navajo textiles, ceramics and jewelry.
When you reach Grand Canyon National Park, stop along the South Rim to admire your first views of the deepest and widest part of the canyon, which measures 277 miles (445 km) in length. Then take in further views from multiple scenic lookout points along the the rim drive, and have time to shop, go for a walk and see cultural exhibits near Grand Canyon Village before checking in to your accommodation.
Overnight: basic room in Yavapai Lodge or Maswik Lodge
Day 2: Grand Canyon — Phoenix
Have the morning on your own, with the option see more of the Grand Canyon by booking a helicopter tour, checking out the Imax Theater (own expense), walking along the rim or hopping aboard the West Rim tram (seasonal). At the designated time, meet your driver for the return trip to Phoenix, where your tour ends with hotel drop-off in the evening.