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Discover the spectacular South Rim of the Grand Canyon during this full-day trip from Sedona. Choose to experience the Grand Canyon in a multitude of ways, including a ride on the historic Grand Canyon Railway, a helicopter ride or viewing the IMAX movie about the Grand Canyon. This tour includes narration from an expert guide and round-trip transportation from Sedona hotels. 


  • Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Sedona
  • Stop at the Grand Canyon National Park is at Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim
  • Your guide will take you to the East Rim to a few great lookouts
  • Stop at the Historic Cameron Trading Post in the Navajo nation

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What You Can Expect

Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Sedona

Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Sedona

Following early morning pickup at your hotel or resort in Sedona, board your comfortable vehicle for the ride to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Along the way, listen to narration from your knowledgeable guide about the history and geology of the Grand Canyon. View spectacular scenery out the windows as you drive through Flagstaff and Oak Creek Canyon, recognized as one of the most scenic drives in the country.

When you reach the Grand Canyon, stop at Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim. Stroll through the village to explore the gift shops and historic buildings or take a walk up the South Rim trail. 

Follow your guide to the East Rim of the Grand Canyon, which features several scenic lookout points. Be sure to have your camera handy for photo opportunities of the Painted Desert and the Colorado River, both visible on the horizon.

Leaving the park, drive along the Little Colorado River Gorge, then enter the Navajo Nation. Stop to peruse the traditional Native American arts and crafts for souvenirs at the Historic Cameron Trading Post. 

Back on board your vehicle, a film will be shown during the journey back to Sedona. 

Please see 'Itinerary' below for descriptions of the extras available on this tour. 


Optional Extras:

Tour with IMAX Movie and Lunch

Before entering the park, you will stop at the Grand Canyon IMAX Theatre to see the giant screen presentation of "Grand Canyon - The Hidden Secrets". This spectacular film penetrates the innermost depths of the Canyon, taking viewers where they could never go, showing them things they could never see, through the startling reality of the IMAX format. In only 34 minutes, viewers will discover a Grand Canyon that would take a lifetime to experience. When you arrive at the park, you will dine at either the cafeteria-style Maswick Lodge or be pampered at the Historic El Tovar restaurant before continuing with the remainder of the tour.

Tour with Helicopter Flight and Lunch
Before entering the park, you will stop at the Grand Canyon Airport. See the majestic beauty of the Grand Canyon from a vantage point unlike any other. This exciting 30 minute helicopter adventure explores the awesome Central Canyon and the Dragon Corridor. Marvel at the ever-changing shades of color, light and shadow. You will fly in first class comfort. Dramatic music and narration is broadcast through your headset. There is also direct sound hookup so you can record the music and narration as you videotape your adventure. You will also receive a free souvenir photograph of you and your party boarding the helicopter. When you arrive in the park, you will dine at either the cafeteria-style Maswick Lodge or be pampered at the Historic El Tovar restaurant before continuing with the remainder of the tour.

Prior to your travel date, all passenger weights MUST be advised to the supplier. If you do not indicate this at the time of booking, you will be required to call the supplier and advise them of this information directly. The supplier contact details will be on your voucher once you have a confirmed booking.

Tour with Ride on the Vintage Grand Canyon Railway
Your first stop is the train depot in Williams, Arizona. Here, you will board the historic, century-old Grand Canyon Railway. Be entertained by cowboy characters and enjoy the tunes of strolling musicians as train travel from the early 1900's is recreated during the scenic 65-mile journey to the canyon. The train offers wonderful views of the San Francisco Peaks and rolls through the valleys filled in wild flowers, dense pine forests, high desert plains and small canyons. Grand Canyon Railway is still one of the best ways left to experience the old west. The train arrives just steps from the Grand Canyon's South Rim. When you arrive at the park you will have free time to have lunch, shop for souvenirs and take in the amazing views. Then, your guide will meet you in the bus to continue the tour. Choose from Coach Class or First Class. Coach Class offers bench seats, ceiling fans and soft drinks. First Class features reclining seats, air-conditioning and a continental breakfast.

Customer Reviews

James W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Lynne was knowledgable and fun, mixing know-how and humor. She went out of her way to make sure we had the best possible excursion. We ate at El Tovar Restaurant, a truly splendid culinary and visual experience at the canyon ledge. High praise all around.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Had a great time! The whole trip was very well organized considering needs of people traveling. I strongly recommend if you have just one day and want to see as much as possible of the Grand Canyon.

Dale P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our tour guide was Lynn and she was fantastic! She had so much knowledge and was so personable and fun to listen to. Her stories at the different stops, etc was amazing - as was the scenery. We had a wonderful tour and trip to Sedona.

David A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Wow! We had the most amazing day. Our tour guide Dave was wonderful and made the tour even better. Everything went smoothly and even with the hot temperatures Dave provided cold water and snacks all day. We highly recommend the helicopter tour! Thank you for a day we will never forget.

Maureen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great trip to the Grand Canyon. Kristen was wonderful, very knowledgeable and accommodating. We had so much fun and learned so much about the GC. Highly recommend the tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our tour guide was KRISTIN and she did a FABULOUS job!! She took pictures of everyones group at all the stops and that was soo important to us! She was fun and exciting and funny!! The trip/tour was amazing! She picked us up from our Sky Ranch Lodge Hotel and we were able to see all the beautiful sights from Sedona to the Grand Canyon. We took the helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon and got a 8 X 10 picture after we were finished w/ the awesome experience that we will never forget!! Our lunch at the El Tovar lodge was wonderful w/ an incredible view over-looking the canyon and the food was soo very tasty!! Desserts were fabulous!! After our tour was complete, we had an awesome sunset ride back into the Sedona area and were able to see the sunsetting on all those beautiful Red Rocks. It was an incredible full-day experience w/ Kristin from Great West tours. She was awesome!! Cindy, Katie and Emily Prescott from Savannah, Ga.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

the tour guide was very knowledgeable and you didn't get sick of him talking.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great West Tours trip from Sedona was outstanding for our tour on March 22, 2016 but I recommend future users deal directly with Great West google them to take advantage of their direct discount deals the owner Bob answers the phone himself and was very accommodating. David our tour guide and driver was very personable and had great knowledge of the area, the history and his dual college degrees made him exceptional for facts and myths. He made sure we had plenty of water and snacks for the day and ensured we knew when our next stop for rest rooms and purchases would take place. Although the approximately 16 seat bus was not sedan comfortable we weren't on dirt roads and David made sure our temperature needs were met. Of course the scenery, especially the canyon itself were spectacular. The stop at the IMAX theater for the movie about the history of the Canyon was very educational and fun. As I added up the amount it would have cost for individual items included in the tour cost IMAX, gas, admission fee to the park, Great West gift post cards of paintings of the canyon, and a full meal at the cafeteria style restaurant the price was reasonable. Watching visitors who drove themselves to the park try to find a parking spot at the various locations proved to me that the tour was the way to go.

Berny S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great trip. The scenery was beautiful. I appreciated the science and history information given by the guide. I would definitely do it again.

John L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great day great. Tour guide Allen was amazing.

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