Phoenix

Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon with Sedona Day Trip

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From $235.00

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

Overview

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

    Please contact supplier as soon as possible upon booking regarding pick up.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

06:00 AM

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.

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)

After departing the Phoenix metro area, our tour travels through the expansive Sonoran Desert filled with the native saguaro cactus. The scenery begins to change as we increase in elevation and views of the cactus fade into pine trees. As we continue further into Northern Arizona, we will 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, the largest contiguous forest of ponderosa pines in the world.

Sedona

Enjoy a brief visit to the stunning red rocks of Sedona! After a photo stop at Bell Rock, you'll have approximately 30 minutes in Uptown to enjoy the shops and galleries while surrounded by the beautiful views. You'll also experience the scenic drive through Oak Creek Canyon!

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

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.
  • 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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Traveler Tips


When I called a day prior to the tour I was advised to wear closed-toe shoes and that there was a chance of rain.
If you’re short on time, make this tour one of your choices to take.
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An amazing tour with an...
Kyla_S, Mar 2023
An amazing tour with an amazing tour guide! A wonderful experience and I highly recommend to anyone new to the area looking for a great introduction. Diane was spectacular and I will specifically plan to travel with again on my next trip to Arizona.
Perfect day!
Tom_K, Mar 2023
We are Arizonans and had old friends in town who had never been to Sedona or the Grand Canyon. We were hoping Detours would be a good way to do it in one day—AND IT ABSOLUTELY WAS! We made some fast friends with the other tourists, and our guide Sam was fun and very knowledgeable, We learned a lot and had a blast!
Awesome
Michael_Y, Mar 2023
The whole place was an amazing experience. Our driver was knowledgeable and fun. I had always heard that the Grand Canyon was so beautiful and it was hard to explain. That proved to be true. All in all it was a trip worth taking.
Grand Canyon Tour
chinwendu_u, Mar 2023
Wow Epic. The driver was so informative. No boring moment at all. He told great Jokes too. So thankful for him. The experience itself is unmatched never a dull moment.
Detours Grand Canyon Sam ROCKS!!!
Mahindra_A, Mar 2023
Amazing trip with the best Tour Guide and group of people ever. I was traveling solo but was later accompanied but what had to be the absolute best group of people who I referred to as the “six pack” or “70-sixers” as they were three amazing and lovely couples from Phoenix and Ohio. Detours pick up was prompt and courteous with Robert & Sam arriving in a very comfortable white van. I was the first pick up at 6 AM and then about 10 minutes later this energetic and effusive group of six (the 70-6ers) joined. I could tell right away that this was going to be a blast! They were n absolute HOOT!!! After two more pick up stops and another 6 added to the party, Robert hopped off leaving us in the most capable hands of Grand Canyon Sam and we were on our way with captain “Grand Canyon Sam”. Out tour guide (let’s call him GC Sam) was engaged, extremely knowledgeable, funny, and accommodating and just put the group of us (now 13 of us) at ease by creating an environment that made us feel we were with friends and not with strangers. His sometimes corny jokes (aided and abetted by that most wonderful group of 70-6ers) were so endearing one couldn’t help but warm up to GC Sam. Throughout the trip GC Sam gave us heads up of what was around the bends so that we could have our cameras ready. His curated locations for capturing photos was just outstanding! He provided us with his stack of pancakes analogy and his interpretation of how the earth tells us Her story through the layers of the magnificent rock formations within Sedona and the Grand Canyon. Having completed his undergraduate studies in the Grand Canyon area, GC Sam shared insights into the native flora, fauna, as well as the Navajo. Naturally, Sedona & the Grand Canyon speak for themselves with their majestic, ethereal beauty. But no doubt that our day’s journey with GC Sam made it all the more meaningful and memorable. Keep up the incredible work Sam (& Detours)!! And to the 70-6ers, (Jacque, Sandy, Cindy & their adorable spouses) keep spreading joy and laughter and I can only hope that our paths some day cross again! In three words….BEST TRIP EVER!
“God was making pancakes“
Jenissa_B, Mar 2023
Sam was absolutely amazing during this tour! He was extremely knowledgeable not to mention passionate about the history behind the Grand Canyon. Looking forward to booking in the future for a hike into the canyon with this company.
Would recommend!
Gregory_G, Mar 2023
Our driver was great, Derrick was awesome, knowledgeable and very friendly! We had a fun time. Accommodating and would recommend!
Perfect
Mo_E, Mar 2023
Tracy was amazing. So knowledgeable and caring. Highly recommend! He took such great care of us all.
Great Views
Steve_L, Mar 2023
Tour guide was amazing. Saw and experienced so many things that I never would have been able to without her.
Wisconsinites Explore!
Deb_K, Mar 2023
Sam! He was so passionate and informative about the history and all the nature of the trip. We learned so much.
Diane was a great...
Laura_P, Mar 2023
Diane was a great storyteller and knew so much about the local geography and geology. Everything was very informative, especially l the Native American and easy Westerners’ stories woven in.
Great day at Grand Canyon
Ronald_L, Mar 2023
Amazing sites. Tour guide took us to additional amazing places. Well worth it. We did not have to worry about parking, etc. wonderful day!
Great tour of the canyon
claudio_c, Mar 2023
We were fortunate to see the canyon after significant snow and was beautiful. Our tour guide Derrick took us to multiple stops in the canyon and had a scope so we were able to see deep in the canyon and the river. Driving was a bit crazy and mini bus a bit of a stiff ride but was nice to have someone else navigate. We also had a reverse route to Sedona which in my opinion was even better to come in at the top and work down.
Great tour in Arizona!! Highly recommend 😊
Kandyce_G, Mar 2023
Eldo was an awesome tour guide. We throughly enjoyed our trip to Sedona and the Grand Canyon. We will definitely use this company again. Thank you.
“Grand” experience!
Susan_B, Mar 2023
Our guide, Bruce, was great. Very informative and funny. Lucky enough to have joined with some very pleasant people.
Thumbs up
drew_s, Mar 2023
Bruce (tour guide) did a great job. Pointed out stuff we wouldn’t have known or seen otherwise, but didn’t feel compelled to talk the whole time. Nice job. Two tips: 1) have a visible tip jar. It’s okay to explicitly reference tips verbally (once). I felt bad if/when he got stiffed by someone. If they’re a non-tip person, so be it. If they simply don’t know any different, you have to let them know. 2). Don’t look at your phone or clipboard while driving. He was a VERY safe and attentive driver. But, still, you’re being paid to drive, just do that.
Breathtaking!
bernard_t, Mar 2023
I was unfamiliar with Viator tour and skeptical that you would be able to fulfill the goals of this bucket list trip. You exceeded my expectations and the adventure was excellent. Stan was the perfect tour guide an allowed us to enjoy the trip and relax. Thank you, a very satisfied customer!
Awesome trip!!!
Brian_T, Mar 2023
Mark was VERY knowledgeable about the area, VERY hospitable and VERY funny! I enjoyed myself VERY much!
Great View
Michael_A, Mar 2023
The views were unbelievably spectacular. Our driver and tour guide Derrick was knowledgeable, accomodating, and enlightening.
Amazing way to see the Grand Canyon and more in one day
claritza_o, Mar 2023
Bruce is an exceptional narrator and guide. I was traveling solo for this trip but I felt secured and at ease thanks to our lovely guide. He was very attentive and kind. The views were out of this world. Worth every penny!
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