• Location: Sedona, Arizona
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
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Pack in a full itinerary to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on this day trip from Sedona, with the option to upgrade your experience with a helicopter flight over the famous canyon. Your guide makes stops at the Navajo Nation and Cameron Trading Post as well as scenic overlooks at the Painted Desert cliffs, Little Colorado River Gorge, and Desert View Drive. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport is provided.

Highlights

  • 12-hour day trip to Grand Canyon National Park
  • Travel along Desert View Drive on the South Rim
  • Scenic stops and photo ops en route
  • Upgrade for a 30-minute helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon
  • Entrance fees, lunch, and bottled water included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Sedona

What You Can Expect

Board your tour vehicle upon pickup from your accommodation in Sedona. Your day trip to Grand Canyon National Park begins with a scenic drive up Oak Creek Canyon via a National Scenic Byway. The road winds through pine forests en route to Flagstaff, with the option of hotel pickup there.

Entering the park on the western side of the South Rim, you're treated to sweeping views of the Grand Canyon, Bright Angel fault line, and the Colorado River at Yavapai Point. After a lingering glimpse and plenty of photo ops from the park's widest overlook, it's time for lunch at the Maswick Lodge. 

Afterward, you'll have time to explore Grand Canyon Village, the Historic District at the South Rim which includes the historical El Tovar Hotel, the Pueblo replica of Hopi House, art exhibits at Kolb Studio, and more. Take a walk along the canyon rim and search for giant California condors that call this area home. 

Your tour vehicle continues eastward along the South Rim, stopping at Lipan Point to take in the vastness of the canyon. You'll find dramatic views from a variety of perspectives both inside and outside the Desert View Watchtower, designed by architect Mary Colter. 

For an even more spectacular experience, opt for a 30-minute scenic helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon.

Departing the national park alongside the Little Colorado River Gorge, you'll see more impressive views on a drive through the Navajo Nation en route to the historical Cameron Trading Post, known for its outstanding selection of American Indian arts and crafts. The cliffs of the Painted Desert provide a picturesque backdrop for this scenic stop before drop-off at your hotel in Flagstaff or Sedona.

Customer Reviews

allen g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Kathryn was a fun and knowledgable guide. It was great to settle back and rest between sites. The pace was fine. We had ample time to take in the amazing views without feeling rushed. Kathryn put together a terrific assortment of overlooks.

Karen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Amazing tour , Mark our guide was incredibly knowledgeable.and just great , he didn't rush us at all . I highly recommend this tour, worth every penny ,

Georgette N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Our tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable about the Grand Canyon and surrounding areas. She took us to 5-6 viewing sites and explained each area, took photos of each group in our tour at several spots. She made sure we were setup for lunch and she was always on time when picking us up after a break. There was about 12 in our group, so it was more intimate and we felt comfortable asking questions. She asked us if we wanted to stay longer at a particular site or if we wanted to move to another site. She was really accommodating to what we wanted to see and do. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see the Grand Canyon.

Raymond K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Wonderful way to see the Grand Canyon. We were picked up at our timeshare and driven from Sedona to Grand Canyon. Chris, the tour guide, was a wealth of information, really good guy.

Michael B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Terrific tour, recommend to anyone that wants to visit the canyon and surround areas. Trouble free and packed with info. Tour guide was very helpful and well informed.

Deborah D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The tour was wonderful, it was all day so prepare for that. You will get on and off the van several times and Chris German Chris was our tour guide. He was wonderful as well. He told us a lot about the area, the history, the geology, and about the Indians. We went to see the volcanos, Indian reservation, ancient Indian village, and then the Grand Canyon. He made sure lunch went well at the Indian reservation and had water for us to drink all day. Chris was full of knowledge, he learned all of our names and did a great job of making us feel like a group. We all talked and shared other stories of travels on the way back to our hotels. They pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. I would recommend this trip to anyone and everyone.

Mitchell P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Chris was amazin. Kept us entertained the entire trip. Started out overcast and rainy but ended up clear. Views were breathtaking, got lots of pictures.

Susan N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I could not have planned a more amazing day!!! From the time he picked us up at our hotel till he dropped us off..it felt like visiting with family! Our guide Sheldon was a pure delight and full of wonderful stories and history..I would recommend this tour to anyone and everyone and I am very picky and always h ave high expectations!!!!! We felt like we did it right with SHeldon and this company..would do it again and again!!!!

jan.tenold

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our tour guide was knowledgeable and just excellent. We had a great experience!

Kathryn M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I was impressed with the company. They called my hotel to have them tell me what time to meet in the lobby. I found that out at check-in and was impressed. The tour guide was the nicest and most knowledgable person I have ever met. He kept the tour fun, organized and on time. We didn't feel rushed. We saw wonderful views of the canyon. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

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