Half-Day Private Grand Canyon Guided Hiking Tour

Badge of ExcellenceTusayan, United States
Grand Canyon guided day hike below the rim

From USD 389.00

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get away from the crowds on Grand Canyon’s South Rim, and see some real “Wonder of the World” views. Going deep into the canyon, on this private, guided tour, you’ll experience some of the most beautiful hiking in the country, with snacks, gear, and tidbits of history and geology provided along the way. Totally customizable, you can pick the ins and outs of adventure—knowing it’ll be world-class.
  • Hassle-free pickup from your northern Arizona hotel
  • Lunch, backpacks, hiking poles, and park entrance fee included
  • All skill levels can be accommodated, from beginners to expert hikers
  • See the Grand Canyon below the rim, taking in some of the park's best views

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • We have Camelbak backpacks, Mountainsmith trekking poles, headlamps, and all the extras you will need for the day.
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Snacks
  • Please wear appropriate footwear such as hiking boots, trail runners, or running shoes with tread. No flat bottom shoes, sandals, or open toes. You are hiking the Grand Canyon.
  • Gratuities are greatly appreciated.
  • Please bring light hiking clothes and not heavy fabrics like denim.

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 10/3/2022 - 9/23/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 04:00 am - 05:00 pm

Pickup details

We will coordinate a proper pickup time for the time of the year your hike falls on. We will call within 48 hours to set up your time and place of pickup. We have free pick up from Williams, Flagstaff, and Grand Canyon in our clean Honda Odysseys. We do NOT pickup in Sedona as that is too far away. The drive from Sedona to GC is about 2 hours.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Only Grand Canyon Day Hikes

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Traveller Photos

See more
Featured review
Great day hiking down and up the Grand Canyon. Jon was fully prepared with everything we needed including lots of snacks, drinks and a delicious lunch. He was patient and attended to everyone’s needs. Excellent knowledge of all things related to the canyon. Good sense of humor! Highly recommend this tour!!


115 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 115 reviews
Debra_G, Sept 2023
My husband, son and I took this hike with Kevin and it was an amazing afternoon/evening!! Kevin was super knowledgeable, super personable and very funny as we enjoyed the most breathtaking and exhilarating hike! He took us at a great pace for both safety and also to enjoy the scenery. He made us wraps at Cedar Ridge and it was fabulous to fill us up to hike back. Coming out of the canyon with headlamps on in the evening was very memorable!!
Response from Host, Sept 2023
So glad you got to experience the canyon with Kevin. He said the trip was amazing and he had a blast also. thanks, Jon
Janice_L, Sept 2023
Amazing hike into the Grand Canyon with Kevin, our guide. The four of us were outfitted with everything we needed. We were able to hike down the canyon at our own pace, as well as back up. Breathtaking views along the way. Kevin carried our lunch a mile and a half into the canyon and then prepared tasty wraps for lunch. Kevin pointed out different landmarks and was very knowledgeable about the canyon. This is definitely the way to hike the canyon, especially if it’s your first visit.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
kevin really enjoyed showing you the canyon and he mentioned how much fun you were to be with. thanks for coming out, Jon
Highly Recommend - Amazing Experience!
Shauna_W, Aug 2023
We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. This tour was by far the highlight of our Grand Canyon vacation. The views were spectacular and Kevin, our guide, was top notch. It was a selling point for us that this tour provided a lot of what we’d need for the hike since we were flying into the area and had to limit things we’d bring on the plane. We really just needed to bring ourselves and our energy. We were supplied with hiking poles, backpacks, snacks, drinks, and dinner in the Canyon. Most importantly we had SO much fun! It was clear how much joy Kevin has sharing these experiences with others. He took time to point out things along the way, stop and take breaks whenever we needed, take great photos for us, and set a pace that we were all comfortable with. We learned so much, had a fantastic family experience, and made a memory that will follow us always. We’d all do it again in a heartbeat. Thanks so much Kevin and Canyon Jon!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for your amazing review. Kevin showed me some pictures of your hike and it looks like you had a REAL adventure. Thanks for coming out, we greatly appreciate you, Jon
Must Do!
Patricia_B, July 2023
This is a must do! Highly recommend this private hike for many reasons. Kevin our guide was fantastic. He was extremely knowledgeable, made great local suggestions, put our safety and well-being first and took great photos/videos. Kevin also made the best chicken wrap -which by the way was the best meal we had in the Grand Canyon and surrounding area. The drinks and snack bags(think jerky, nuts, granola bars, Chex mix, skittles, chocolate) were perfect. By doing a private hike, you can move at your own pace and have a break just to marvel at the scenery. Do this hike!! We loved every minute!
Response from Host, July 2023
Kevin said he really enjoyed the sunset hike with you and your family was super fun. Thanks for spending your vacation time with us as we really appreciate it. So glad this was the highlight of your Southwest road trip, Jon
Great Experience!
Terence_B, July 2023
John was an amazing tour guide. He was super accommodating and patient with my group. If you’re going to the Grand Canyon John is your guy!!!
Response from Host, July 2023
Congrats on your wedding proposal and thanks so much for coming out. I had a blast along with you, Jon
Great day in the Grand Canyon!
Blake_M, June 2023
Excellent day hiking! I would highly recommend using this company to experience the Grand Canyon. The guides took care of everything and were very nice and knowledgeable!
Response from Host, June 2023
So glad you enjoyed your big day below the Rim. The guides said you were an amazing group and really fun to hang out with. Thanks again, Jon
Excellent hike – don’t miss it
Dana_B, May 2023
We had an amazing experience with this group. I told Guy Kevin was completely well-versed in everything and had all we needed. Great trip or kids over the age of 10. I would do it again!
Response from Host, May 2023
Kevin really enjoyed hiking with your gang and said the day was amazing. We appreciate you bringing the kids and spending the day with us. Let's do it again,
Breathtaking and amazing adventure- worth every penny!!
Karen_D, May 2023
Amazing hike - the views were magnificent and breathtaking. I wasn’t sure how well I’d do since I am not in the best athletic shape but our guide, Jon, was great at pacing me and I was able to accomplish this amazing hike thanks to him. Jon was well prepared and made us a great dinner on the trail. Would highly recommend this excursion- worth every penny. Thank you Jon
Response from Host, May 2023
You really pulled through on the uphill and I'm glad you had such an amazing experience, thanks Jon
Kevin our guide made it a...
Maria_L, Apr 2023
Kevin our guide made it a truly unique experience by sharing cool facts and stories about the grand canyon, while motivating us every step of the way!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Kevin said it was tough to keep up with you. When I saw you on the trail you had a giant smile. Thanks for coming out, Jon
Our guide John took care of everything!
Maria_A, Apr 2023
Our guide John picked us up at our hotel and brought us to the trail we would be taking. The trail was 1.5 miles each way. We were each provided with walking poles and a backpack with gloves, hats, and snacks. He took photos for us, identified locations for good photos, made lunch at the halfway point, showed us how to use the -ones properly. He also showed us everything we needed to know to safely traverse the trail. I highly recommend this to everyone visiting the Grand Canyon.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
I had a great time with your gang and thanks for spending Spring Break with us. Thanks, Jon
Grand Canyon hike below the rim!
Christopher_A, Apr 2023
Jon is amazing! He was in contact with us months before our trip to give us the details. The views are breathtaking. Book this trip and don’t think twice. Everything is taken care of and the pictures and memories will last a lifetime!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thanks so much for the kind words. Enjoy those amazing pictures, Jon
Amazing experience for our family
Michelle_M, Apr 2023
I highly recommend this half day-guided hike. We had a great experience for our first time at the grand canyon. Kevin is an awesome guide, very knowledgeable and also super fun and personable. The whole family had a great time chatting with him on our hike. Only Grand Canyon takes care of everything you could need or want on the hike - backpacks, poles, water, lunch and snacks, lots of snacks. Such a memorable experience for our family!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Kevin can really throw an amazing hike. So glad you enjoyed going below the rim for our world famous lunch. We appreciate you, Jon
Excellent experience!
David_A, Apr 2023
Guides were on time and had great attitudes! Picked us up where we were staying. They had all supplies ready including hiking equipment, snack bags, water/Gatorade. Had a great plan for getting to good photo spots. Emphasized safety and were able to modify pace for different skill levels.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
We are so glad Kevin and Christy made your day. They really know how to show the canyon. We really appreciate you coming out, jon
Once in a lifetime experience!
Janet_Z, Apr 2023
We spent an amazing day experiencing the beauty of the Grand Canyon. Our guides, Kevin and Christy were awesome providing insight, encouragement, security and so much more. A once in a lifetime experience!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Kevin and Christy are the best and we are so glad you agree! They said you guys were a blast. Greatly appreciated.
Rock the Canyon
Lori_C, Apr 2023
Great day hiking down and up the Grand Canyon. Jon was fully prepared with everything we needed including lots of snacks, drinks and a delicious lunch. He was patient and attended to everyone’s needs. Excellent knowledge of all things related to the canyon. Good sense of humor! Highly recommend this tour!!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
I agree with everything except the "good sense of humor". Hiking down the South Kaibab with you is the best job anyone could have. Thanks for hiking with me and cherish those photos!
Fantastic hike!
Susan_D, Mar 2023
This was our first trip to the GC and we wanted to do a hike BUT knew we would only enjoy with a guide and proper equipment. Our family (kids ages 14 & 11) are novice hikers. Only Grand Canyon Day Hikes did not disappoint! They supplied backpacks with more snacks than we could possibly eat, hiking sticks (a must!) and crampons (definitely needed bc it has been snowing lately). Our guide, Kevin, was fantastic. He showed us the ropes and let us set the pace especially getting back out. Kevin also made us a delicious fresh lunch down at Cedar Point. Cost may seem pricey but it was definitely worth it. Some members of our family were very apprehensive about the hike but Only Grand Canyon Day Hikes really set us up for success and we had a great day. Jon especially was very communicative prior to the hike so we knew what to pack & what to expect. Would highly recommend!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks for the high praise of Kevin. He is amazing and I'm glad you got to spend the day with him. Enjoy those pictures. We appreciate you, Jon
Best way to see the Grand Canyon!
Carrie_E, Mar 2023
We planned our Arizona spring break trip around our hike with Canyon Jon and it did not disappoint! The family is new to hiking so it was a blessing to embark on our half day trip with an experienced guide who had everything we needed and tons of knowledge about the canyon and trails. From when to arrive, to where to park, to what gear to wear, when to wear it, food, water and best picture spots, Jon knows it all. I would absolutely recommend this tour for those looking for an in-depth Grand Canyon experience.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks so much for the kind words. I am blessed to have clients like yourself,
Best guided family hiking experience
Steven_S, Mar 2023
This was a great hiking experience for all ages. Kevin was great. He picked us up in Flagstaff and drove us to the Grand Canyon. The views were awesome. Kevin provided snacks and lunch for everyone.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Glad you had a great day in the Canyon! Hope you got some amazing photos and hope to see you again for another adventure!
The best tour company in the area!
NormaJean_Z, Jan 2023
Experienced guides with a wealth of knowledge about the Canyon. Made it fun and safe during a winter hike. Knew how the get the most out of the experience and timed the hike to get the best views! Best lunch and freshly prepared on the hike! Will definitely be back and use this company again!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks so much for the amazing review. We had as much fun as you! Come back and enjoy another adventure with us.
Trip of a lifetime!
Laurie_W, Jan 2023
This was the most amazing experience! Jon was our guide and provided all of the essentials for our snowy trek down! He even made a delicious gluten free meal for us. It was delicious! Honestly…this was an adventure we will never forget!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks for enjoying lunch with us deep below the rim. Enjoy your amazing pictures!

Compare Similar Experiences

1 / 3
No Photo
Half-Day Private Grand Canyon Guided Hiking Tour


5 hours
Free Cancellation
USD 389.00
No Photo
Grand Canyon Sunset Hiking Adventure Deep Below The South Rim


5 hours
Free Cancellation
USD 389.00
No Photo
Private Sedona Sunset Vortex Tour


2 hours 30 minutes
Free Cancellation
USD 197.00
No Photo
Sedona Soul Tour with Shamanic Guide


2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
Free Cancellation
USD 295.00

Customers Who Bought This Tour Also Bought

Explore Similar Things to Do