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Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix

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icon13 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Journey through stunning Arizona landscapes on this full-day tour from the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. Visit the Grand Canyon and explore Route 66 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, and drive through the Sonoran Desert on this small-group tour. With numbers limited to 13 participants, you can enjoy a more intimate experience of the Southwest's natural beauty. Choose between a small-group or private option.
  • Small-group, full-day tour of the Grand Canyon
  • Explore the Grand Canyon National Park with your knowledgeable guide
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through the Sonoran Desert
  • Enjoy a photo stop in Williams along Route 66
  • Transport by custom, luxury, air-conditioned van

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Travel by small-group vehicle from Phoenix to see two rims of the Grand Canyon in one day.
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Professional guide
Small-group tour (13 passengers) or private tour (depending on option selected)
Transport by air-conditioned minivan with luxury captain's chair seating
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Bottled water
Fuel surcharge
Gratuities
Lunch
Phoenix, AZ, USA

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
Private Mini Coach Option
11/12/2020 - 5/7/2022
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Private SUV Option
5/13/2020 - 5/7/2022
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Small Group Grand Canyon Tour
5/14/2020 - 5/7/2022
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 07:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
Private Mini Coach Option
11/12/2020 - 5/7/2022
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Private SUV Option
5/13/2020 - 5/7/2022
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Small Group Grand Canyon Tour
5/14/2020 - 5/7/2022
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 07:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.

Your drive brings you through the expansive Sonoran Desert filled with the native saguaro cactus. The scenery begins to change as you increase in elevation and views of the cactus fade into pine trees. As you continue further into northern Arizona, travel the outskirts of the Route 66 town of Flagstaff and from the highway, see the San Francisco Peaks among the seemingly endless Ponderosa Pine Forest, one of the largest contiguous forests of ponderosa pines in the world.

Williams is the first stop along the tour for a chance to experience Route 66, the iconic American highway steeped in rich tradition.

Your van climbs up to 6,000 feet (1,800 meters) before you reach your first stopping point in Grand Canyon National Park. Expect ample time 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, grab lunch (own expense), and visit cultural exhibits along the rim.

Your tour ends in the evening upon your return to your starting point in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Route 66
After departing the Phoenix metro area, our tour travels through the expansive Sonoran Desert filled with the native saguaro cactus. The scenery begins to change as we increase in elevation and views of the cactus fade into pine trees. As we continue further into Northern Arizona, we will travel the outskirts of the Route 66 town of Flagstaff and from the highway, see the San Francisco Peaks among the seemingly endless Ponderosa Pine Forest, the largest contiguous forest of ponderosa pines in the world.
Stop At:  
Williams Depot
Williams will be our first stop along the tour for a chance to experience Route 66, the iconic American highway steeped in rich tradition. While in Williams, guests will have the opportunity to “get their kicks on Route 66” with walks along the original route, explore the local shops and capture souvenir photos highlighting a bygone era in classic American history. Also known as the Will Rodgers Highway, Route 66 is the most recognizable road in the United States and stretched 2,448 miles from Chicago to California upon completion.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Grand Canyon South Rim
You’ll experience about three hours within the National Park marveling at the beauty that is the Grand Canyon. Don’t forget to visit the historic El Tovar Lodge and Hopi House in Grand Canyon Village. While at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park, you will have opportunities to walk the rim, shop, capture an unlimited number of photographs, or enjoy lunch (own expense) and relax with the best seat in the house.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Arizona state law requires children under 8 years to have either a child seat or booster. Child seats are not provided, please bring your own
  • Minimum age is 2 years
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Wheelchairs are acceptable as long as they fold up and can be slid into the vehicle.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Detours of Arizona

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix.

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Traveler Tips


  • "When I called a day prior to the tour I was advised to wear closed-toe shoes and that there was a chance of rain." See review
  • "It is a long tour, 13 plus hours, with a lot of highway time, but worth every mile." See review

Reviews

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Tour guide was great! He pointed out facts of interest on the drive to the Grand Canyon. He made several restroom stop
barbievanbemmel
, Apr 2021
Seeing the Grand Canyon from a helicopter view. Seeing the stratas of color and history was awesome. The guides on and off the ground were great!
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Great Tour to the Grand Canyon Great Service
Andrea_G
, Apr 2021
Yesterday’s tour to the Grand Canyon from Scottsdale was excellent! The sites were spectacular. Our tour operator driver, Bruce was great, knowledgeable, professional, and accommodating. He went above and beyond. We would definitely book a tour again.
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Amazing
Lily_M
, Apr 2021
Great tour with a friendly and knowledgeable guide. Beautiful views of the Grand Canyon. A safe trip. Overall a wonderful experience.
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Guide
Kimberly_H
, Apr 2021
Our guide Bruce was great and was very interesting. He took us to some great lookout points of the canyon
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Had a great experience! Thank you Jennifer!
Abby_G
, Apr 2021
Jennifer was a fantastic tour guide. It was incredible she could drive while pointing out sights along the way. The stories were enjoyable and I was amazed how well she got to know our group. She remembered little details and stayed so organized. She was so friendly and warm, that once the tour ended it was a little sad to realize this group would never get together again.
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Best Tour Ever
Toiyo
, Apr 2021
This was my first booking experience with Viator, they did not disappoint. Let me start by saying Chantel, I apologize if that's not the correct spelling, is THE BEST tour guide ever! She added her own personal touch to the grand canyon experience, she's a wealth of knowledge and shared many facts/stories about canyon. Our tour group as a whole were a great group of people. Throughly enjoyed this excursion, request Chantel if you book!
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Arizona adventure
John_I
, Apr 2021
Driver info about stories and history was very enjoyable he knew where to take us and timed everything perfect
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A fun trip with my mother!
Mandy_W
, Apr 2021
Steven was a wonderful, kind guide. I was amazed at his knowledge of the history of Arizona and the surrounding States! He was very interesting to listen to! He was thoughtful to all that were on our trip. We had a fun time!
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Great trip, Great guide Derek!
Rosemary_M
, Apr 2021
This was a wonderful trip! Our guide Derek was great! Derek new so much about Arizona history, plants, and the Grand Canyon. I would recommend this trip to anyone wanting to do the Grand Canyon in one day and not have to do all the driving yourself. The food, restroom, gas stops gave you time to stretch, etc. Additionally the knowledge shared by Derek made it worth every penny, especially since he knew how to avoid the crowds! Thank you Derek for a memorable day! One bit of advice, if you want to eat lunch there make reservations way ahead of time at the El Tovar Hotel/Restaurant to save yourself time waiting in line. Rosemary
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Outstanding trip!
April_F
, Apr 2021
Most memorable parts of the experience was the breathtaking views and Bruce explanation of each place we stopped at. We would definitely do it again.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Hi April, I am happy you had a great time and hope you join DETOURS for another adventure. Thank you
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