Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Flagstaff

Flagstaff, United States

From $180.15

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visit the Grand Canyon on a full-day tour from Flagstaff. Stop at viewpoints along the South Rim drive including Grand Canyon Village, Yavapai Point, Lipan Point, and Desert View Watchtower. On the return to Flagstaff, spend time at the Cameron Trading Post, which carries art work and handicrafts made by Native American artists. Includes entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Full-day tour to the Grand Canyon from Flagstaff
  • Drive to viewpoints along the South Rim including Yavapai Point, Lipan Point, and Desert View
  • Learn about the natural history of Grand Canyon National Park from your guide's informative commentary
  • See works by Native American artists at Cameron Trading Post
  • Includes entrance fees, guide, and hotel pickup and drop-off

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Majestic views along the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park
  • Arizona State Law Requires All Children Eight Years and Younger to be in a Car Seat/Booster Seat.
  • 20% tip for your guide recommended if you enjoy your tour
  • Lunch is not included, you will be given time to enjoy lunch on your own at Grand Canyon Village
  • Guests are required to provide their own car seat/booster seat for their tour.

Meeting And Pickup

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Pickup details

*Complimentary Flagstaff hotel pickup approximately 8:00-8:30 am (Flagstaff pickup within city limits only). Minimum 4 guests required for tour to operate. HOTEL INFORMATION REQUIRED 72 HOURS PRIOR TO TOUR DATE

What To Expect

Your Grand Canyon tour begins with morning pickup from your Flagstaff hotel in a climate-controlled vehicle, and a scenic drive to the Grand Canyon.

Head out of Flagstaff and pass through Oak Creek Canyon and on to the Colorado Plateau. Look for the San Francisco Peaks, a volcanic mountain range with Arizona´s highest mountain, and the historic town of Williams on Route 66.

Upon arrival at Grand Canyon National Park, stop at the overlook at Grand Canyon Village to soak in the views across the majestic canyon. Keep an eye out for condors – the world´s largest bird.

After lunch at Maswik Café, your guide takes you to the top viewpoints along the South Rim, Visit Yavapai Point, which also has a geology museum; Lipan Point, where you can look down into the canyon; and Desert View, which has a historic watchtower and Hopi art.

Later, drive along the Little Colorado Rover and stop at the historic Cameron Trading Post. The trading post opened in the early 1900s on the Navajo reservation and carries fine handicrafts and art from Hopi, Zuni and Navajo artists.

As you drive back to Flagstaff, watch the sunset light up the sky over the high desert. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off.

Grand Canyon South Rim

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Grand Canyon Village

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lipan Point

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Grand Canyon Desert View Watchtower

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Angel's Gate Tours (Pass By)

Cameron Trading Post

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Arizona State Law Requires All Children Eight Years and Younger to be in a Car Seat/Booster Seat. Guests are required to provide their own car seat/booster seat for their tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

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

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We enjoyed seeing the lava flow from Sunset Crater. The Grand Canyon sites that our guide, Steve, chose were beautiful . He was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained with Arizona trivia!


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Our tour guide Jeff was...
Chris_P, Mar 2023
Our tour guide Jeff was amazing. He was knowledgeable, patient, and considerate. We really enjoyed the Hopi ruins. The canyon was awe-inspiring and beautiful.
The trip is pretty short...
Margaret_B, Mar 2022
The trip is pretty short (especially leaving from Flagstaff) and a bit too commercial for my taste. We stopped for a long time at a US private-owned (NOT EVEN native American-owned) shopping area. We stopped at 3-4 viewpoints at the Grand Canyon and that was it ... The guide was extremely nice and pleasant though.
Steve was a wonderful...
Lauren_M, Feb 2022
Steve was a wonderful tour guide! He showed us parts of the park (and off park) we never would have gone to on our own. He had knowledge of literally everything and gladly shared it. The views were unreal, a wonderful day. The only part we didn't necessarily enjoy was the fact that we were the only ones wearing masks in a van. Masks were optional inside the van during a pandemic? I'm a nurse, so I don't think that makes a ton of sense. People were coughing in the van all day. Otherwise, a great tour.
Jennifer_R, Jul 2021
Tour guide was awesome. Great stops and lively descriptions of history and geology. East rim is Definately worth the drive.
Perfect Blend of Scenic sites and Knowledge
Karen_J, Jun 2021
We enjoyed seeing the lava flow from Sunset Crater. The Grand Canyon sites that our guide, Steve, chose were beautiful . He was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained with Arizona trivia!
Great South Rim Tour
Kerantha_P, Jun 2021
This was the perfect 1 day tour of the grand canyon. Our guide was knowledgeable and very accommodating to the needs of all his customers. Really great tour!
Kevin was a world of...
John_R, Apr 2021
Kevin was a world of knowledge and he included everyone's interests all day long. He addressed everyone by name, and made sure every one one of us had all our questions answered
Great tour
Sara_I, Mar 2021
Good tour. Brought to places with spectacular views. Guide was very informative. Was given freedom to roam around as we pleased. Van was very clean
Great tour
Jan_M, Oct 2020
Burt was great! He made the tour fun and informative. Plenty of opportunities and time to see amazing sites.
South rim tour with Matt
KENNETH_C, Oct 2020
Matt was very knowledgeable and was a pleasure to spend the day with. He made the day very enjoyable. Give him a raise.
Beautiful tour
Joan_H, Feb 2020
Our guide, Dave, was very knowledgeable. Being able to see the BEST views and get insights to the Native cultures was the best ! Thank you SO much !! Definitely worth it!!
The history and the views
roberterickson54759, Feb 2020
Matt was very educated and funny. Great trip would recommend. He stopped at his favorites that he thought were best and I completely agree.
Amazing day!
Michael_H, Jan 2020
Matt was a great guide. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and funny. The Grand Canyon was amazing. We could have driven the same route in our car, but not had nearly the wonderful and rich experience as we had with our group. My teen daughter and I came away with a deeper understanding of the canyon and the history of the native and nonnative Americans. Great day and amazing pictures to our day.
South Rim over pass
TAYLORBR549, Jul 2019
Rick the pilot was great! We enjoyed every minute of the flight over the South Rim of the canyon. The helicopter was in great shape and the flight was very comfortable. Wish we could have flown down to the canyon floor next to the Colorado River.
Grand Canyon Van Tour
Wanda M, Oct 2018
Tour guide, Catherine, was wonderful. The day was foggy and a lot of snow and no visability. Never saw any views of the canyon. Weather was to clear up by noon, but kept getting worse. No one can do anything about weather, so I will be back. The excellent rating is for Catherine. Weather gets a 0. We also had an excellent lunch at Maswik Lodge.
We pre-booked this tour via Viator...
Massimo G, Apr 2018
We pre-booked this tour via Viator before we left home. This was our first trip in Grand Canyon. The trip was fantastic from beginning to end. We were collected from our hotel in Flagstaff in a minibus on time. Our tour guide J.R. was friendly and knowledgable. We really enjoyed our adventure and would love to do it again.
JR was awesome!!! In addition to his...
Catalina_C, Feb 2018
JR was awesome!!! In addition to his knowledge he is very funny and a great human being. I can't stop thinking when we will go back to see more!!!
What made this tour outstanding was...
What made this tour outstanding was our tour guide Sheldon. He has a lot of knowledge of all areas we covered! We had enough time to explore MORE than just the Grand Canyon South Rim! We stopped at a few places before heading to Cameron. A stop at Cameron Trading Post for souvenir shopping BIG and expansive store, so many things to look and purchase you do get a discount as well. We also had our lunch at the restaurant which is also in the trading post. Phenomenal food! You most definitely HAVE to get the Navajo Taco, or the Stew!! Oh my!! So, if you do book this tour, and you find out when you are picked up that your guide is Sheldon, you're in for a real treat! Best fun ever!!! Great job Sheldon!! Couldn't ask for anything better!!!
went out of there way to accommodate...
Julian M, Nov 2017
went out of there way to accommodate us after we messed up our booking. thank you. great copter flight, visited many views of the canyon, our guide chista had a head full of facts for us.
Since our trip to the Grand Canyon...
Mary Ann P, Aug 2017
Since our trip to the Grand Canyon was to be short, we thought the best, most informative way to see it would be to take a guided day tour. This was the best decision we could have made. Tim, the tour guide, was full of information and stories of landmarks and colorful characters of the area. The day started with an 8:30 a.m. pick-up from our motel and lasted until about 5:00 p.m. We stopped at numerous points of interest and were treated to a fine lunch at a restaurant on the reservation. I would definitely choose this tour again!
This was a great way to see the...
nclbarrick, Aug 2017
This was a great way to see the sites. Having a local guide take you around helped us make sure we made the most of our limited time. Catherine was extremely knowledgeable and was willing to go off the beaten path if we had something specific we wanted to do. The tour was 8 people so it was nice and small. The day wasn't the best for photographs but it was a lot of fun anyway. The only part of the tour I would say could have been skipped was the Navajo reservation, except that is where you ate lunch. I would have enjoyed more time at the canyon itself or seen something more, like the view of Sunset Crater from a higher vantage point. All in all, was a great experience and I would highly recommend you do this, especially if you only have a few days in the area.
Our trip was truly amazing, it was a...
Marianne W, Jun 2017
Our trip was truly amazing, it was a full day first the helicopter ride then the drive to the Canyon, we had a brilliant lunch and as much bottled water as we wanted, but what made our day was the mini bus driver called Stevie B who was so informative and helpful nothing was too much trouble for him. Many thanks for a day that we live in our memories forever.
Really good tour, even though the...
Michael B, May 2017
Really good tour, even though the weather was not kind to us, snow,rain, fog and sunshine all in one day. Our guide Sheldon was very informative and humorous qthrough out the day.. Excellent Navarro food at the Cameron trading post.p
This is a terrific way to tour the...
Trudy_G, Apr 2017
This is a terrific way to tour the Grand Canyon. Our guide confirmed our pick up time at Flagstaff the day before. He was prompt to pick us up at the hotel. Eduardo was very knowledgable about the history of the Grand Canyon as well as the entire culture both past and present of the surrounding area. He gave us adequate time to tour at the drop off points and kept the entire group on scheduling by defining the time to return to the van. The tour was well organized and allowed us to enjoy the sights. This is a great way to see the south rim of the Grand Canyon.
Driver/guide Chris was an amazing...
Richard_E, Mar 2017
Driver/guide Chris was an amazing encyclopedia of knowledge about the area, history, geology, flora and fauna - you name it, he knew about it. He was great. The helicopter ride was good, not great. We were there early for our assigned time but waited over 20 minutes and left late meaning our driver had to wait when he came back to pick us up and the rest of the group who had been left at a different site while we were at the airport then had to wait for us to return - put the rest of our tour behind. The helicopter ride was cut short by 5 minutes, likely due to their late start. Rest of the Grand Canyon tour was good, visit to the desert view watchtower was very interesting, and lunch at the train station hotel had lots of options.
Loved the fact that this was a small...
Tammy V, Feb 2017
Loved the fact that this was a small group, there were 10 of us in total! We were a group of 4 together, we got picked up on time at the Drury Inn in Flagstaff. Our guide for the day, J.R., was great, full of stories and information about Arizona and the Grand Canyon! The 4 of us choose the helicopter package, which really was amazing to see the Grand Canyon from above. The only wish we had was that our pilot had engaged with us other than saying hello and introducing himself then asking if we were doing ok a couple of times, he didn't do any other talking, it was just music and a narrative on the headsets. But the view was fantastic! After that it was off to the Grand Canyon, J.R. took us to many spots all just a beautiful as the next, and a nice surprise from him, he had a telescope and met us down one of the trails and showed us lots of cool stuff looking through the telescope! The place he took us for lunch had something for everyone and was very well run, and the food was good. J.R. did not hesitate to stop on the side of the road when he saw something cool he thought we would like and let us all have a look again with the telescope We saw many different areas throughout the South Rim each one as breathtaking as the next. We would and will highly recommend this tour and also J.R., there was never a dull moment with him!
Great trip and a wonderful guide...
Margie_P, Jan 2017
Great trip and a wonderful guide that knew so much of the history. Roza was able to answer any question we had about the area. He kept us entertained! Even though the helicopter trip was cancelled because of weather, he made the IMAX theater an adventure for us.
Our tour-guide was extraordinarily...
Niclas B, Jul 2016
Our tour-guide was extraordinarily informed about the Grand Canyon and its history. There was a huge input of interesting information. The helicopter flight was awsome. Never seen such pictures and colours before. Visiting the Grand Canyon is one Thing everybody should have done in his life.
The tour was terrific! Our guide was...
Stephan_O, Jun 2016
The tour was terrific! Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and a pleasure to be with. This was our first tour with viator but it will not be our last.
It was good, the driver very informed...
Norma L, May 2016
It was good, the driver very informed and talked a lot!

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