Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon South & East Rim Self-Driving, Walking & Shuttling Tour

Grand Canyon Village, United States
Grand Canyon South and East Rim Self Driving Walking and Shuttling Tour

From USD 14.99

per group (up to 4)

Select Date and Travellers

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


Leave behind Grand Canyon National Park’s hordes of tourists with this self-guided tour—all you need is your smartphone. Exploring exactly when you choose, you and your crew will be taken along 30+ stops, learning all about this UNESCO site’s history, geology, flora and fauna, and more. Consider it just like traveling with a pocket-sized park expert.
  • Download via your smartphone to get started when you're ready
  • Save money—you only need one tour per vehicle
  • Discover 30+ Grand Canyon stops via driving, walking, and shuttling
  • Stop and start as you like, pausing as you need to fit your schedule

What's Included

  • App on your phone: A link to download the Tour Guide App by Action and Password for your tours.
  • Flexible schedule: Use any day, any time. Travel over multiple days or on next trip. Never expires.
  • Good value: Buy just one per car. Don’t pay for each person. Save money compared to a bus tour.
  • Easy to use: Stories play automatically by GPS. Hands-free. Get HELP all day: Call, Chat, or Email.
  • Private tour in your/rental car: No group. Take breaks for photos/ snacks/hikes. Go at your own pace
  • Offline use: No cell signal or wifi required. Offline GPS Map & route. Stop-to-stop direction.
  • Don’t miss a thing: Full itinerary, travel tips, professionally narrated, videos, text, hidden gems.
  • Transportation, parking fee, food/drinks
  • National Park/attraction Passes, entry tickets, or reservation

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting points

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Start time

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

Opening hours

  • 7/22/2020 - 10/9/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 06:00 am - 11:30 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Grand Canyon National Park

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Grand Canyon Village

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Grand Canyon Visitor Center South Rim

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Mather Point

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Yavapai Point

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Yavapai Geology Museum

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Hopi House

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Kolb Studio

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Lookout Studio

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Hermit Road

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Trailview Overlook

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Maricopa Point

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Powell Point

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Hopi Point

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Mohave Point

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Monument Creek Vista

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Pima Point

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Hermit's Rest

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Pipe Creek Vista

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Duck on a Rock Viewpoint

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Grandview Point

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Moran Point

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Lipan Point

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Navajo Point

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Grand Canyon Desert View Watchtower

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Yaki Point

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

South Kaibab Trail

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Tusayan Ruins and Museum

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • How it works: Once you book a tour, you’ll get a text/email with instructions. Download the app (while in good wifi/signal) and use your unique password to access your tours. To begin touring, go to the Starting Point and launch the app. The audio starts automatically. Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience. Please note that no one will meet you at the starting point.
  • Good value Purchase only one tour for the entire vehicle instead of taking the bus and paying for each person. You will see a significant saving. Connect your phone to car speakers by a wire or bluetooth. Enjoy the tour by listening together as you drive.
  • Flexible Schedule: Once the app/tour is on your phone, you can use it any day and at any time. You can use it over multiple days. And, also use it on your next trip here. This tour never expires.
  • Preview the tour: You can use it before the trip at home (highly recommended), use it during the trip, and use it after you come back.
  • Don't miss a thing: You will get everything with the app - a complete itinerary, travel tips, professionally narrated audio stories, story script, images, videos, deep dives, hidden gems, exciting locations, recommendations for hikes, adventure, activities, treks, and stop-by-stop direction.
  • Private tour: You can use it in your car or rental car. No worries about groups or crowds. Start the tour app on your phone. And it will direct you step by step. You can stop for as many breaks as you like. Take a break for Instagram photos, and take a break for lunch/snacks. Go on a hike. The tour will wait for you and start when you start again. You can even do the tour over multiple days. Go at your own pace.
  • Easy to use: The stories play themselves as soon as the GPS is activated. It requires no use of your hands at all. You can get HELP by calling, chatting, or emailing any time of the day.
  • Offline: There is no need for a cell signal or Wi-Fi while touring. App’s GPS map works offline.
  • Expiration/go again: The tour will last for the rest of your life on your phone. It is available for use on any day of your next trip.
  • Use pictures for a photo book: Create a photo book using clean (no crowd) app images of each spot to make a memorable trip. All the photos and the correct sequence is ready in the app for you to use.
  • Social media: Share clean (no crowd) images with friends/family.
  • Devices supported include iPhones with iOS 13 & above, Android phones with version 9 & above and all cellular-enabled tablets & iPads.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.

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45 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 45 reviews
Dale_G, Sept 2023
I downloaded before I left home as instructed and listened to part of it to be sure it was successful. When I arrived to Grand Canyon, I opened app and it said "no purchases." It took an hour on the phone with someone to find it and when I did, it didn't cover 45 stops as advertised.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
I'm genuinely sorry to hear about the challenges you faced, Dale. After reviewing our support team's records, we can confirm that we have not received any calls from you during our available hours (5 a.m. EST to 5 p.m. EST). You have contacted Viator support, and they are unaware of our tour or its itinerary. Nonetheless, please be advised that the purchased product is worth keeping as it is valid indefinitely. You can utilize it during a future visit or even enjoy its content separately from anywhere you like. If you are interested in an alternative experience, feel free to contact me, and I will gladly offer you an exchange with one of my 100+ other self-guided tours.
Great way to tour by yourself
Jenny_B, Aug 2023
The app made very simple the tour, it helps us to learn a lot about this park and the history there. It was nice
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Jenny, I'm delighted you found my Grand Canyon Audio Tour a great companion for your exploration! It's a privilege to share such a breathtaking place's rich history and wonders with travelers like you. As you embark on more adventures, remember to delve into my Action+ Tour Bundle, which offers over 100 immersive self-guided tours to enhance your journeys further. Safe travels!
Very very good value
Eric_P, Aug 2023
Super easy and informative app that makes it so easy to take yourself around the South Rim, allows you to travel at your own speed and provided good information
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, Eric! I am thrilled to hear that you found the app super easy and informative. Our primary goal is to allow travelers to explore at their own pace while ensuring they have access to valuable insights. You may like my Action+ Tour Bundle if you plan to travel more. It encompasses all of my self-guided tours, with over 100 different adventures. We hope to enhance many more of your journeys in the future!
The reason it was a...
Usman_S, July 2023
The reason it was a terrible experience for us is because it was almost impossible to navigate where the start of the tour was. We had no direction. I suggest there be someone placed somewhere to get the guests your at least started. We wound up not using it at all.
Response from Host, July 2023
Dear Usman, I am sorry for the trouble you experienced when trying to find the tour starting point. To assist guests, I offer comprehensive directions and maps within the app. Moreover, the app is optimized to function smoothly in shuttle buses, allowing you to enjoy the audio stories regardless of your mode of transportation. We hope you will give our tour another chance in the future. If you need any further help or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our support team.
Cheap phone service
Kevin_S, July 2023
I have a cheap phone service, so I didn't have any internet service to find the starting point of the tour. It still gave me several tips even though some were after I passed a point. If my phone servise was better this would of worked great/
Response from Host, July 2023
Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the Grand Canyon Tour that you took with me. I'm delighted to hear that you found it helpful, even with the limitations of your phone service. It's worth noting that the app and tour can be downloaded in advance, so an internet connection during the tour is not required. I appreciate you taking the time to leave a review, and I hope that you thoroughly enjoyed your Grand Canyon experience.
Great experience!
Catherine_M, June 2023
This was our first trip to the Grand Canyon. We’re a family of 5 and didn’t want to spend $500+ on a tour. This self-guided tour did just the trick! I love how all we had to do was follow the map!
Response from Host, June 2023
Thank you so much, Catherine! I’m so thrilled to hear that my tour of the Grand Canyon made your family's first visit a memorable experience. Your satisfaction with the tour's affordability and ease of use is heartening. If you plan to travel more, you may like my Action+ Tour Bundle (it has all of my self-guided tours, over 100).
Great alternative to taking a company tour!
Kim_C, May 2023
The app was very easy to install, use, and follow. Very informative! A great alternative if you didn't want to or couldn't find a tour with a guide or group.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you Kim! It's wonderful to hear that you found the app to be both informative and user-friendly. I'm glad that the self-guided tour provided a valuable alternative for you. If you plan to travel more, you may want to check out my Action+ Tour Bundle, which includes all of my self-guided tours across the country.
Pleasant Solution For Self-Guided Tour
Larry_S, May 2023
Good instructions and friendly to use. Great alternative to guided tours when you prefer to do your own thing. We used it to visit the south rim of the Grand Canyon and appreciated the informative info about the area, past and present.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you so much Larry! I’m thrilled that you loved my stories. If you plan on traveling more, you might be interested in my Action+ Tour Bundle, which includes all of my self-guided tours across the country. Thank you again!
We has issues using it
levinesrichard, May 2023
This app was suggested to us We had a hard time following the instructions and navigating around the canyon Our friends says we used it wrong The stuff we did connect with was good
Response from Host, May 2023
Thanks for letting me know — I’d be more than happy to replace or refund the tour since it wasn’t used. Can you shoot me an email with details on what went wrong?
Informative Self Guided Tour
Craig_T, Apr 2023
I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Grand Canyon. It was easy to use, very informative, and helped guide us through the park in an educational and efficient manor. It took away the guessing of where to stop and explained the importance of each recommended stop. You can complete at your own pace and take detours of interest and then return back to the recommended route.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you so much Craig! That flexibility is one of the best features of my self-guided tour. I’m glad you had a great time at Grand Canyon with my tour. If you plan to travel more, you may like my Action+ Tour Bundle (it has all of my self-guided tours, over 100). Thanks again!
Mountain Top Experience
Joy_T, Mar 2023
Breath taking of every scenery that we stopped and got enjoyed. The audio is as a great way!! Being our first time touring through the Grand Canyon, I’m so glad we did this way. It gave us history that we didn’t know about. We were able to take our time in visiting the different canyon points. I recommend the audio to do a tour with family and friends. You will get a great experience.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks Joy! Your review made my day :) The Grand Canyon is a beautiful and awe-inspiring destination, and I’m glad my tour added so much to the experience. I can’t wait to see you on one of my other tours in the future!
Thumbs up
Bailey_H, Mar 2023
Loved this app, worked wonderful on and off line, the narrorater was informative and entertaining, will recommend to others.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks Bailey! I'm so thrilled you enjoyed my tour narration! I have other tours across the country, which I hope you check out on future vacations!
Very confusing and a wast...
Carlotta_F, Feb 2023
Very confusing and a wast of money. Ended doing the tour on our own without the guide. Totally worthless and just took my money
Response from Host, Feb 2023
I’m sorry for the inconvenience you experienced. I wish you had contacted me earlier. I have a call/chat/email/help option. In any case, I will happily exchange the tour with any of my other 100 tours in the US. Please let me know. This tour is yours for a lifetime. You can use it for pictures, a second review at home, sharing with friends, and for your next trip here.
David_C, Nov 2022
Very unorganized. Lack of information. I would not recommend anything. Very disappointed. Wasted time and money
Response from Host, Apr 2023
We apologize for the unorganized and lacking information during the visit with my tour. Please email us with more details about your experience so we can address any issues and improve our tours. Thank you for your feedback.
South Rim
stacy_s, Oct 2022
The narrative was very interesting. Driving directions were inadequate to go from place to place. It made the experience frustrating
You need to be more...
Patricia_H, Aug 2022
You need to be more computer friendly for old folks like me!! It was very difficult to get our tour, plus the audio didn’t work once we got to the beginning of our should refund my $14 bucks😡
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Thanks for your feedback Patricia! I'm so sorry for your experience! Our tours and app are designed to be accessible to people of all ages. We have had older adults use our tours, and they loved the experience we provided because it is very flexible to use at your own pace and simple to operate. The device you were using for the tour may have been connected to Bluetooth, which could explain why the audio wasn't coming out of the phone speaker. I would gladly exchange your tour for one of my other 100 tours in the US — hopefully, you'll get the chance to try them next time — or contact us with your receipt for a full refund. Please get in touch with us via phone or email. Also, to remind you, the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit.
Don’t recommend
Margarita_S, Aug 2022
They didn’t accept out tickets and didn’t let us go though. Yet they scanned it to tell me that we all have to have our own separate ticket even the scan bar code said it was for all 4 of us. They was no WiFi or cellphone reception at all and I couldn’t call to help me it was the worse experience no one could help me but tell me to pay again.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Since this isn't an online ticket, it seems like your review is for something different. This tour is self-guided.
Only got to see about half the tour
Barbara_L, July 2022
We only were able to do about half the tour. The route the directions took us on are no longer accessible at one point and there were no alternative options to get to the second half of the tour. We even tried skipping ahead but it just took us in circles wanting us to take a road that was no longer open to unauthorized vehicles.
Response from Host, July 2022
Hi Barbara, as my tour description points out (as does the tour itself), part of the Grand Canyon experience involves riding the park shuttles. The tour gives instructions on when to park and switch to the shuttle. Please let me know if those instructions can be clearer!
Micheal_B, July 2022
We enjoyed most of the tour but sometimes it was hard to follow. More interactive app would be nice to have
Response from Host, July 2022
I’d love to know more about how to improve! A lot of the drive is a single road so I’m not sure what I can do to make it easier to follow. I’d really love to hear from you!
Most hassle free experience ever!
Sean_T, June 2022
We loved how easy was to navigate the self driving -walking tour. It would recommend it to friends and family. Definitely can save a lot of $$$ and time by using this app.
Response from Host, June 2022
Thank you so much for the great review, Sean! I’m so glad you loved the flexibility and convenience of my self-guided tour. I also have other tours all over the country — hope you get the chance to try them out!

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