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Journey through stunning Arizona landscapes on this full-day tour from the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. Visit the Grand Canyon and explore Sedona with an expert guide who handles all the driving and logistics, leaving you free to soak in the incredible scenery. Explore highlights of the Grand Canyon, admire the Red Rock landscape around Sedona, drive through the Sonoran Desert and visit part of the Navajo Nation on this small-group tour. With numbers limited to 13 participants, you can enjoy a more intimate experience of the Southwest's natural beauty.

Highlights

  • Small-group, full-day tour of the Grand Canyon and Sedona
  • Explore the Grand Canyon National Park and Sedona with your knowledgeable guide
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through the Sonoran Desert
  • Admire views of the Sedona Red Rock landscapes, the Oak Creek Canyon and the Painted Desert
  • Visit the Navajo Nation Trading Post
  • Gourmet picnic-style lunch included
  • Transport by custom, luxury, air-conditioned van

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon and Sedona Day Trip

Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon and Sedona Day Trip

After morning pickup at select locations in Phoenix or Scottsdale, relax on your drive through the Sonora Desert, en route to some of the American Southwest's most beautiful highlights.

Travel in a climate-controlled van with your knowledgeable guide, who shares a wealth of information throughout the day. Drive north to Sedona, home to the iconic saguaro cactus, then marvel at the desert landscape as you head to Red Rock country. There, stretch your legs and have time to snap photos of the otherworldly scenery before continuing on to see a superstar of the region: the Grand Canyon.

Wind along Oak Creek Canyon as you take in stunning views of the Ponderosa Pine Forest and San Francisco Peaks. Your van climbs up to 6,000 feet (1,800 meters) before you reach your first stopping point in Grand Canyon National Park. Expect at least three hours to explore the features around the deepest and widest part of the canyon, which measures 277 miles (445 km) in length. Visit the El Tovar Hotel and Hopi House in Grand Canyon Village, multiple scenic lookout points along the East Rim Drive, and have time to shop, go for a walk and visit cultural exhibits along the rim.

Departing the Grand Canyon, marvel at the Painted Desert before entering the largest native American reservation in the United States: the Navajo Nation. Soak in views of the Little Colorado River Gorge, and stop at a Navajo trading post that sells items such as Navajo textiles, handmade ceramics and art. Afterward, continue across the Colorado Plateau as you return to the Phoenix-Scottsdale area.

Based on time, your picnic lunch will either be served either in Sedona or at the Grand Canyon. Your tour ends in the evening upon your return to your starting point.

Customer Reviews

BarbaraArk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This trip was worth the money. Mack, the tour guide was excellent and very accommodating. The lunch he picked up for us in Sedona was wonderful. I certainly would do the trip again.

Heather S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Amazing experience in a day trip. Definitely worth the money. Do be prepared for a long day. But it won't feel that way!

Eugene C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

We cannot say enough how enjoyable this tour was. Our tour guide Mike was absolutely outstanding!! His knowledge of the areas we visited were amazing. He allowed plenty of time at each stop for picture taking and use of the facilities. The lunch provided was excellent, together with as much bottled water as wanted. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone, and if possible request Mike as the tour guide.
Eugene and Tish from Canada!!

LEAH R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Our tour guide I think it was Dan? was so informative and full of history! Great trip, the sandwiches were huge! and great, really filled us up for the day, and sitting in a comfortable van, while not having to drive was amazing. You see some beautiful spots, and if your looking to learn the history and have a relaxing day, I highly suggest this tour. Even to get in to the Canyon costs money, and it's covered with your guide, so it's great!

Leah and Rosemary

Mary S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This was a great trip! We got to stop in Sedona plus spend quite a bit of time at the Grand Canyon. The driver was great! A perfect way to see as much as you can in a short time.

Johnni Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Long day and great! Brendan was great! So glad we did the Grand Canyon with a guide. Thank you!

Miranda G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great way to fit in a lot of scenery in one day. Sedona and the Grand Canyon are must sees if you're visiting the Phoenix area. This tour was the best part of my trip. Make sure to bring your camera!

Gail H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The Grand Canyon was on my bucket list and it was breathtaking! Charlie, our guide was great. He was very knowledgeable with a dry sense of humor. He gave us lots of interesting information about the people and the area. We got to see it from several different places. Our 13 person van was perfect. We avoided stopping where the buses stopped for lunch and we were able to take a shortcut to avoid traffic. We loved the fact that we ordered delicious, healthy lunches ahead of time, and everyone ate when they were hungry. There was only one stopping shop and we didn't feel like we wasted a lot of time there. The stop in Sedonia was relatively short, but we had been there before so that was not a problem for us. This was my first experience with Viatour and I will definitely use them again.

aboltpk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Excellent tour. Charlie was our tour guide and he did a wonderful job.

Gale K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great experience and the tour guide was great.

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