Grand Canyon National Park

3 Hour Back-Road Safari to Grand Canyon with Entrance Gate By-Pass at 9:30 am

Grand Canyon Village, United States
Back Road Safari to Grand Canyon with Entrance Gate By Pass

From USD 120.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
Nearby
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Experience spectacular views of the Grand Canyon South Rim without the crowds. With this tour, you'll take the road less traveled to reach the natural wonder, driving along scenic back roads in a comfortable 4WD safari vehicle and avoiding the busy south entrance gate. On arrival, follow your guide on a walking tour along the South Rim and take in the views from Yavapai Point, Lookout Studio, and Bright Angel Trailhead.
  • Explore the Grand Canyon South Rim on a 1.5-hour walking tour
  • Back-road forest permits allow you to dodge the traffic and long lines
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off in downtown Tusayan
  • Personalized small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people

What's Included

  • Bottled Water

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 408 AZ-64
      408 AZ-64, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023, USA

      USE GOOGLE MAPS. The parking lot in front of the Tusayan Fire Department, located in Tusayan, Arizona. South of the IMAX Theater, between the Wendy's and IMAX. Check in time is 9:15 am. Departure time is 9:30 am.

    Start time

    09:30 am

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Grand Canyon South Rim

    3 hours Admission Ticket Included

    Yavapai Point

    45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Bright Angel Trail

    45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Hopi House

    45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

    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.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Traveller Tips


    This company has special access to the park through the forest so you do not need to wait in line at the entrance gate.

    Reviews

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    258 reviews
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    Great outdoor private tour
    Cynthia_D, Sept 2023
    Beautiful day zooming along in our comfy seated jeep our, through the forest and to the Rim. Our guide, Werner, was so interesting and friendly. We avoided crowds,and car lines. We had a personalized tour. He handed us printed photos along the way. Made us smile and really enjoy the park.
    Response from Host, Sept 2023
    Hi Cynthia. I will certainly share your kind words with Werner that you enjoyed your Grand Canyon Safaris & Rim Walk excursion. We hope to see you again soon!
    Great times in the Jeep
    Timothy_G, Sept 2023
    Sheila did a great job! She was funny and knowledgeable. Made the entire experience amazing. The jeep was clean and smooth. Well worth it!
    Response from Host, Sept 2023
    Hi Timothy. Sheila will be happy to hear your complimentary words. We are pleased that you had a wonderful experience. Cheers!
    You’ll regret it if you do not book this tour
    Kristie_W, Sept 2023
    This was absolutely the best tour ever, hands down! While it was my first time to the Grand Canyon, this is the way to go! Cara was the best guide and had so much information to impart on us to make the most out of our time there. We learned so much we would not have learned if we would have skipped the tour. If you’re on the fence on what your to do…hop off and book this one right now!
    Response from Host, Sept 2023
    Hello Kristie. We will pass your kind words along to your stellar guide - Cara. Thank you for your review and your awesome words of praise. Happy Travels!
    Worth the expense..
    ROBERT_C, Sept 2023
    The best part was the guide Sheila. Anyone can bring you to the sights. But to have the knowledge to share makes the tour. The ride was smooth. Sheila was very professional and the knowledge she shared about the canyon was priceless. Like I mentioned a view is just a view, but having conversation about the view is great.
    Response from Host, Sept 2023
    Thank you Robert. We have always endeavored to bring customers to the Grand Canyon and have a friendly conversation about the gorgeous views they are looking at. Sheila will be happy to hear your kind words!!
    Great trip
    David_S, Sept 2023
    Sheila, what a great guide and beautiful person . Full of great stories and history of the Grand Canyon
    Response from Host, Sept 2023
    Hello David. Your five star review is truly appreciated. I will let Sheila know that you enjoyed your adventure with her. Thank you!
    Great tour!
    Sara_S, Sept 2023
    Sheila was an amazing guide, full of fun facts and knowledge. Loved the whole experience!! Highly recommend!!
    Response from Host, Sept 2023
    Thank you for recommending our Grand Canyon Safari & Rim Walk tour with other Grand Canyon visitors. We hope to see you again soon!
    Good and informative sightseeing experience.
    Nancy_O, Sept 2023
    Friendly tour guide. Very informative. Shared personal lifestyle experience. Trip had a good balance of walking and looking.
    Response from Host, Sept 2023
    That is our goal - a great balanced tour. Thank you for your positive feedback. Cheers!
    Grand Canyon trip
    Ricardo_C, Sept 2023
    Sheila is a great person very enthusiastic and friendly, with a very extensive knowledge of the Grand Canyon.
    Response from Host, Sept 2023
    Hello Ricardo. We are so pleased that you had a great experience with Sheila on your Grand Canyon Safari & Rim Walk Tour. Thank you and Happy trails!
    Great way to do a little bit of everything in just one morning
    Kayi_O, Sept 2023
    Fantastic experience! It was great to bypass the main entrance to the Grand Canyon. We also got to do a little bit of everything. We saw many historic buildings and saw the canyon from several viewpoints. Sheila was incredibly knowledgeable and told us about the flora, fauna, history, and geology of the area. She was friendly and funny as well. If you’ve only got one morning in the Grand Canyon, like we did, I highly recommend this as a way to spend it. If you’ve got more time, this is also a great starting point to see everything the Grand Canyon has to offer!
    Response from Host, Sept 2023
    Hi Kayi. Thank you for recommending our excursion to other Grand Canyon visitors. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful time with your guide Sheila. Please look us up again next time you visit the Grand Canyon!
    Highly recommend
    John_P, Aug 2023
    This was our first time at the Grand Canyon and we are so glad we decided to do this. Our host, Sheila, was extremely knowledgeable of not only the canyon, but the various plants and trees, and local lore. We highly recommend this tour and are thankful we chose to do it and had Sheila as our guide.
    Response from Host, Sept 2023
    Hi John. Thank you for your awesome review of our Grand Canyon Safari & Rim Walk tour. We appreciate that you highly recommend our tour to others visiting the Grand Canyon!
    Sheila was a wonderful...
    Julie_Z, Aug 2023
    Sheila was a wonderful guide. We had a fantastic time. She took pictures of us and had a fun trick to make sure we were not squinting in the picture.
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    Hi Julie, thank you for your awesome review. We love our seasoned professional guides (like Sheila) here at Grand Canyon Jeep Tours & Safaris. Please come see us again soon!
    Great first time Grand Canyon experience
    Stephani_G, July 2023
    This was our first time to see the Grand Canyon and it was the perfect introduction. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of history and info. She also gave us tips and info for visiting the Grand Canyon again on our own.
    Response from Host, July 2023
    Thank you for your awesome 5 star review. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful experience with Grand Canyon Jeep Tours & Safaris. We hope to see you again soon!
    Fabulous Safari back roads tour
    Carol_J, July 2023
    At all the lookouts and saw the awesome Views! Our female guide was so informative And friendly! I loved the whole experience And history of the Grand Canyon. As well as learning about interesting women and men Developing this amazing park.
    Response from Host, July 2023
    Hi Carol. Thank you for your 5-star review. Our guides love to share not only the spectacular views, but also the rich cultural history of the Grand Canyon National Park and Kaibab National Forest. Cheers!
    Great tour!
    namita_t, July 2023
    The tour guide Sheila was amazing! Took great pics at diff stops of the tour. Gave us an extra stop for a diff scenic view. Gave us a lot of good history and info about the Canyon and other things to do or eat at around the canyon. The tour was really organized and appt on for what I was looking for. Thank you!
    Response from Host, July 2023
    Thank you for your awesome review of our Grand Canyon Safari & Rim Walk tour and your guide Sheila. We hope you enjoy your wonderful Grand Canyon photos for years to come!
    Werner is amazing!
    Jenni_B, July 2023
    My family took up all 12 seats on the tour. Ages ranged from my 78-year-old dad to my 12-year-old nephew. We all had a great time. Werner was knowledgeable and shared with us fascinating stories and incredible views. I would recommend for anyone.
    Response from Host, July 2023
    Hi Jenni. We love it when customers have a great time on our adventures. We are so pleased that we were able to fit your entire family on our custom tour vehicles that have forward facing bucket seats. Cheers!
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    Tammie_T, July 2023
    I was glad we got to see a few animals. Safari is misleading but it was nice taking in the back roads and learning facts. The Grand Canyon was amazing. I just wish we'd had more time on the stops.
    Response from Host, July 2023
    Hello Tammi. Thank you for your great review of our tour. We are pleased that your were able to see some native wildlife in their natural environment. We hope to see you again soon!
    Great trip for families with younger children
    mario_g, July 2023
    Excellent trip. Guide was super knowledgeable and helpful. Gave lots of great tips for ways to experience the canyon. Thanks Cara!
    Response from Host, July 2023
    Hi Mario. Cara will truly enjoy hearing that you had a fantastic time on her Grand Canyon Safari & Rim Walk tour. From Grand Canyon Jeep Tours & Safaris, we thank you!
    Stunning & Informative
    Rebecca_M, July 2023
    An absolutely wonderful adventure. Sheila, our guide, was most informative and made it fun as well! This Grand Canyon tour is very satisfactory. Stunning views!
    Response from Host, July 2023
    Hi Rebecca. Thank you for your 5-star review and awesome positive comments. Please look us up again next time you visit the Grand Canyon!
    Trip Highlight
    Debra_R, July 2023
    Our guide Werner was great. He was so knowledgeable about the Grand Canyon, plants, birds, animals. He showed us the best spots and gave us ideas on things to see after the tour ended. I would highly recommend the tour with Werner.
    Response from Host, July 2023
    Hello Debra. Thank you for your 5-star review of our Grand Canyon Safari & Rim Walk tour and your guide Werner. We are so happy that you enjoyed your excursion!
    Great day!
    Kathy_D, June 2023
    Sheila was awesome! Lots of fun and informative too! We stopped at several overlooks and she offered to take photos.
    Response from Host, June 2023
    We are so pleased that you have a lovely excursion on our Grand Sunset tour with your guide Sheila. Please visit us again!
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