Small-Group or Private Grand Canyon with Sedona Tour from Phoenix

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From $235.00

Price varies by group size

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


Journey through stunning Arizona landscapes on this full-day tour from the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. Visit the Grand Canyon and explore Sedona with an expert guide who handles all the driving and logistics, leaving you free to soak in the incredible scenery. Explore highlights of the Grand Canyon, and drive through the Sonoran Desert on this small-group tour. With numbers limited to 13 participants, you can enjoy a more intimate experience of the Southwest's natural beauty.
  • Small-group, full-day tour of the Grand Canyon
  • Explore the Grand Canyon National Park with your knowledgeable guide
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through the Sonoran Desert
  • Photo stops in Sedona plus scenic drive through Oak Creek Canyon
  • Enjoy this small-group tour limited to just 13 people in a custom van with leather captain's chairs

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Small-group tour (up to 13 passengers)
  • Transport by air-conditioned van with comfortable captain's chair seating
  • Hotel pickup *Select hotels - Even if your hotel is on the list, we may need you to meet.
  • Bottled water
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix North/Happy Valley
    2550 W Charlotte Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85085, USA

    This is a guaranteed pick up location, however, please let the supplier know as soon as possible if you are NOT staying here, as they may have a closer meet location for you. The pick up time at this hotel is closer to 7am.

Pickup points

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Start time

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Opening hours

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Please note: We do not pick up at private residences and we do not guarantee pickup for all hotels. Even if your hotel is on the list, there may be a chance you'll need to meet at an alternate location. If need be, the supplier will determine a location you can meet to be picked up for your excursion. Also, if you choose a hotel to meet at, we cannot guarantee free parking unless you contact the supplier and inquire about free parking. Tour supplier contact details will be provided on your pre-paid voucher. PICK UP TIME is between 6-7am however the supplier will contact you the afternoon prior to your tour date with an exact pick up time. Return time is between 7-8pm.

What To Expect

After morning pickup at select locations in Phoenix or Scottsdale, relax on your drive through the Sonora Desert, en route to some of the American Southwest's most beautiful highlights.

Your drive brings you through the expansive Sonoran Desert filled with the native saguaro cactus. The scenery begins to change as you increase in elevation and views of the cactus fade into pine trees. As you continue further into northern Arizona, travel the outskirts of the Route 66 town of Flagstaff and from the highway, see the San Francisco Peaks among the seemingly endless Ponderosa Pine Forest, one of the largest contiguous forests of ponderosa pines in the world.

Williams is the first stop along the tour for a chance to experience Route 66, the iconic American highway steeped in rich tradition.

Your van climbs up to 6,000 feet (1,800 meters) before you reach your first stopping point in Grand Canyon National Park. Expect ample time to explore the features around the deepest and widest part of the canyon, which measures 277 miles (445 km) in length. Visit the El Tovar Hotel and Hopi House in Grand Canyon Village, multiple scenic lookout points along the East Rim Drive, and have time to shop, go for a walk, grab lunch (own expense), and visit cultural exhibits along the rim.

Your tour ends in the evening upon your return to your starting point in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area.

Route 66 (Pass By)


45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Grand Canyon South Rim

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Arizona state law requires children under 8 years to have either a child seat or booster. Child seats are not provided, please bring your own
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Wheelchairs are acceptable as long as they fold up and can be slid into the vehicle.
  • We do not guarantee pickup for all hotels. Even if your hotel is on the list, there may be a chance you'll need to meet at an alternate location. Any guest staying outside of Phoenix, Scottsdale or Tempe will be required to meet at an alternate location to be determined by supplier. Tour supplier contact details will be provided on your pre-paid voucher.
  • The Grand Canyon South Rim is a 7,000 foot elevation, please note this if you have concerns about altitude.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 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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Featured review
Grand Canyon south rim and Desert View along with Sedona was the most amazing trip. Pat our tour guide is who you want to ask for, he’s an incredible driver/guide/comedian/knowledgeable information all day long. It’s worth the time and $. Do It!


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Nature at its best!
Christine_H, Jun 2023
It is hard to narrow down a specific moment for the story because the whole trip was great. I think the guide, Pat was great as well. He gave our group a lot of interesting information as we were going to each place. He also made the 10+ hours not seem as long. The Grand Canyon and Red Rocks in Sedona speak for themselves. Simply amazing and beautiful!
Best Canyon Trip Ever!!
Shawn_W, Jun 2023
I had an great time on my 06/04/2024 tour. Our guide was Aldo who is amazing! Aldo is very knowledgeable about Arizona areas en route to and from The Grand Canyon. I was a solo traveler with 7 strangers. The tour reminded me of family roadtrips I took as a kid with our guide treating us like family. All 8 of us took a spontaneous helicopter tour of The Canyon. Unbelievable views!! This is a "must do" tour whether your first or repeat trip to The Canyon.
Most professional hard-working tour guide/bus driver I ever had
Ingrid_M, Jun 2023
Great tour with the most hard-working and professional guide/driver. The guide gave tons of information and was super organized and clear. The Grand Canyon was wonderful. I also enjoyed the varied landscapes along the way. I recommend this tour without reservation.
Grand Canyon experience.
Kalpana_B, Jun 2023
Seeing the Canyon! Awesome to see it in person. However, tour was too short with more time spent driving up than actually at the Canyon or Sedona.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Hello, We are glad you enjoyed seeing the Grand Canyon. Yes, it's a long drive from the Phoenix area, which does limit your time at the Grand Canyon and Sedona. This is one of the reasons why we do specify in the tour listing the amount of time spent at each location. Thanks, Rachel Bass
Detours of Arizona #1 tour
Patricia_K, Jun 2023
Grand Canyon south rim and Desert View along with Sedona was the most amazing trip. Pat our tour guide is who you want to ask for, he’s an incredible driver/guide/comedian/knowledgeable information all day long. It’s worth the time and $. Do It!
Stunning day out
Jennifer_L, Jun 2023
Jeff was a wealth of geological and regional knowledge. He knew the best way to get into the GC to avoid the crowds and was happy to play photographer for us solo travellers and to point out wildlife and key features of the GC. Thank you Jeff. A long day but also didn't feel too long - we had plenty of stops along the way but also Jeff made sure we had LOTS of time at the GC and Sedona.
Shivani_K, May 2023
Though both Sedona and Grand Canyon is not a one day visit, we experienced good coverage of these locations.
Great trip
Melissa_J, May 2023
Everything was great. Tracey was our guide and he was very knowledgeable. He knew to take us to the Grand Canyon first to avoid long wait times getting in. I do recommend that your travel guides let the passengers know to give gratuity. My mom and I are from Boston,MA and we know to give 20% and we did. I feel bad for our guide as only a few people tipped him. I do think some people do not know to tip. I think a friendly gesture at the beginning of the trip mentioning if we had a good time to tip or to give any suggestions to make the trip better. All and all we had a great experience and will book other trips in the future.
The scenic mountains and...
LaNae_W, May 2023
The scenic mountains and wildlife were stunning. I would do it again. The van driver was thoughtful and friendly.
Best Grand Canyon tour ever!
Richard_M, May 2023
The Grand Canyon is spectacular on its own, but it was even better because our tour guide Aldo made it better. His knowledge of Arizona, his ability to tell great stories his choice of routes to see more than just the highway made the experience exponentially better. If I ever do this again, I will request Aldo. On the vehicle, you really need some kind of cup holder. The trip was worth every penny and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
Our tour guide Pat was...
Lieselotte_F, May 2023
Our tour guide Pat was very helpful and thought us a bit of history, fawn and flora of Arizona. Very interesting. Best of all and very impressive was the Grand Canyon, one just wonders on how it all began. We enjoyed every minute of the trip.
Disappointing tour experience
Sayantan_B, May 2023
Grand Canyon was majestic. The tour experience – far from it. Our tour guide Aldo rushed us through the Grand Canyon because he prioritized those who opted for a $300+ per person helicopter tour he introduced outside the itinerary. For those who opted out (like us), he kept them waiting for more than 1.5 hours and was rude and impatient with us when we entered the Grand Canyon National Park to enjoy the time we had been promised.
Amazing tour.
Michel_T, May 2023
The guide was amazing speaks 7 languages and working hard to manage différent expectations. Find ways to catch our flight on time.The helicoptere option is costly but worth the expense.
2023 Annual Girl’s Trip
Laura_W, May 2023
We had a wonderful experience- Aldo was such a great guide. Loved Sedona, did a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon, enjoyed visiting the primary trails at the Grand Canyon. Everything was so easy! Thank you.
Great day trip
Lina_W, May 2023
This is an excellent tour. It was so easy to book online and all the email and phone communication was excellent. Dan the tour guy is excellent! He was extremely knowledgeable and made the trip very enjoyable. It’s a long day but it’s worth it and there are so many stops to take amazing photos or just to take a bathroom break and get snacks. It’s a once in a lifetime experience and worth the cost.
It was a wonderful...
Wilton_S, May 2023
It was a wonderful experience the drive was gorgeous. The driver was very knowledgeable of the area. It was a perfect day!
Loved the tour
Angela_D, May 2023
Loved our tour guide. Great knowledge and great views of canyon. Spent quality time at each location and plenty of restroom breaks. I would highly recommend this tour.
Successful solo traveler’s trip
Destinie_H, May 2023
Tracey was a phenomenal tour guide. I enjoyed walking the Grand Canyon rim trail to the geology building the most. It was beautiful when driving down the winding canyon roads of Sedona. Both breath taking experiences. Plenty of time for resting on the way to/from destinations.
Not actually 3 hours at the rim of the Grand Canyon
Alex_S, May 2023
The tour was disappointing. The actual time exploring the South Rim of the canyon was only 2 hours, not 3 as one would expect based on the tour description of “experience approximately three hours within the National Park marveling at the beauty that is the Grand Canyon”. Note the “within” – that’s because apparently the other 1 hour was allotted to sitting in the van driving from the park entrance and back! (in actuality the ride was merely 15 min each way, with no traffic at any point). On top of that the van only made the one stop at the rim – at Bright Angel Lodge, and didn’t stop near Mather Point or Yavapai Point, which were specifically mentioned on the Viator page. A few smaller issues marred the rest of the trip. The guide seemed unfamiliar with the temp controls in the van and unable to maintain a comfortable temperature. We stopped twice at a gas station with temporary porta-potties instead of switching that particular stop to a place with normal bathrooms. Overall the tour felt pretty rushed, very bumpy and uncomfortable.
Beautiful views
Judy_K, May 2023
Sedona red rock landscapes were spectacular. The 30 minutes spent there was a good introduction to the area. What can anyone say about the Grand Canyon? Wow! Awesome! These words cannot convey the wonder.
Best Tour Ever!
Lauren_J, May 2023
This was the best tour I have ever had! Pat, was our tour guide he prepped us for all of the sites and gave thorough details about each destination. I have never been to AZ or the Grand Canyon so did not know what to expect. He made the experience wonderful, I'd love to do the tour again in the future.
Excellent! But wish we had more time at Grand Canyon
Priscilla_Z, May 2023
I loved this trip! It was so convenient for us as we were staying in Phoenix. We appreciated our knowledgeable guide Derrick! He was excellent. Looking back now, I wished we would have done a Grand Canyon only trip because Sedona wasn’t really interesting to my group. We wished we had more time at the Grand Canyon to do more of Bright Angel Trail. It was an overall fabulous trip!
Graham_H, May 2023
Grand Canyon what amazing place to visit and thank you to our guide Mark he made our trip amazing with excellent service 👍
Great experience at the Grand Canyon
crystal_b, May 2023
This was the trip we were hoping for! Mark, our driver and companion was a hoot, knowledgeable and totally entertaining! He went out of his way to accommodate each of us, and showed us places that we would never had seen! Definitely the only way to visit the Grand Canyon!
Terri_D, May 2023
It was breathtaking and the staff was just amazing 🤩 . Marc was very knowledgeable and funny which made it even better. Definitely would do this again.
Incredible experience
Mica_G, May 2023
Mark our tour guide was awesome. So knowledgeable and fun. The trip exceeded my expectations and would highly recommend.
Amazing from pick up to drop off!
Kim_B, May 2023
Every part of this tour was amazing! Our tour guide/driver, Tracy, was funny, knowledgeable, friendly, and did a fabulous job. The pick up was prompt, and the ride comfortable. There were even places in each seat to charge phones. The views on the drive prepared us for the breathtaking Sedona and Grand Canyon. The amount of time to see everything, eat, shop for souvenirs and scheduled bathroom breaks was perfect. I could not recommend this tour or Tracy more!
Great experience
Elaina_C, May 2023
Very good experience! Tracy was very knowledgeable and kind! This was my first time and I truly enjoyed!
Great experience
GENE_V, May 2023
Nikki was a great tour guide! Awesome! Pickup was right on time and our arrival back was good as well.
Absolutely worth the ride
Kevin_H, May 2023
What a great trip. Our driver Bruce was super friendly and explained a lot about all the interesting locations during the drive. Be aware of the 4h drive, one way. Even though the bus is comfortable and clean, it just takes a toll. Grand Canyon was of course breathtaking. But be warned, you will like to come back again.

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