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Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix

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Phoenix, United States

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icon13 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Journey through stunning Arizona landscapes on this full-day tour from the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. Visit the Grand Canyon and explore Route 66 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. Choose between a small-group or private option.
  • 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
  • Enjoy a photo stop in Williams along Route 66
  • Transport by custom, luxury, air-conditioned van

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Travel by small-group vehicle from Phoenix to see two rims of the Grand Canyon in one day.
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Professional guide
Small-group tour (13 passengers) or private tour (depending on option selected)
Transport by air-conditioned minivan with luxury captain's chair seating
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Bottled water
Fuel surcharge
Gratuities
Lunch

Departure Point

1: Phoenix, AZ, USA
2: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Please note: if your hotel is not on the hotel list, please contact the supplier directly. If your hotel is not a pre-approved pick-up location, the supplier will determine a location you can meet to be picked up for your excursion. Contact details will be provided on your pre-paid voucher.

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
Private Mini Coach Option
11/12/2020 - 12/1/2021
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Private SUV Option
5/13/2020 - 12/1/2021
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Small Group Grand Canyon Tour
5/14/2020 - 12/1/2021
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 07:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Route 66
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.
Stop At:  
Williams Depot
Williams will be our first stop along the tour for a chance to experience Route 66, the iconic American highway steeped in rich tradition. While in Williams, guests will have the opportunity to “get their kicks on Route 66” with walks along the original route, explore the local shops and capture souvenir photos highlighting a bygone era in classic American history. Also known as the Will Rodgers Highway, Route 66 is the most recognizable road in the United States and stretched 2,448 miles from Chicago to California upon completion.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Grand Canyon South Rim
You’ll experience about three hours within the National Park marveling at the beauty that is the Grand Canyon. Don’t forget to visit the historic El Tovar Lodge and Hopi House in Grand Canyon Village. While at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park, you will have opportunities to walk the rim, shop, capture an unlimited number of photographs, or enjoy lunch (own expense) and relax with the best seat in the house.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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 2 years
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Wheelchairs are acceptable as long as they fold up and can be slid into the vehicle.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Detours of Arizona

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix.

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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." See review
  • "It is a long tour, 13 plus hours, with a lot of highway time, but worth every mile." See review

Reviews

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Emily
, Nov 2020
I would definitely recommend this tour. We were called the day before to confirm pick up time at our hotel, and the van was on time. It's quite a drive from Phoenix but we stopped when needed for bathroom breaks/food stops. John was a great guide! He kept us entertained with lotsss of history and knowledge about the area and the canyon. He knew every spot to take us to for the best views, then left us to wander independently for a couple of hours. Well worth the cost to be stress free and able to take it all in. Also, make sure to check the weather at the canyon vs in Phoenix or Sedona- big difference! It was about 20 degrees cooler/windier for us. Re COVID19: Masking was required at the canyon but optional in the van. The canyon gift shops/food concessions were modified with limited people or serving outdoors only and lunch options are definitely limited.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Thank you for the wonderful feedback Emily! We're glad you enjoyed your day up at the Canyon with John! You'll have to comeback and visit when Antelope Canyon is back open, definitely one of our "bucket list" tours. Thank you for choosing DETOURS and see you out West soon!
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Spectacular Grand Canyon Day Trip
Elizabeth_C
, Nov 2020
The small group on our tour (7 guests) made the trip very enjoyable. Our guide, Bruce, was very knowledgeable and took us to many great locations to, from and at the Grand Canyon. It’s a long day but so worth it!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Thanks for the feedback Elizabeth! We'll be sure to pass your kind words onto Bruce!
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Great way to get to Grand Canyon
Amalie_S
, Nov 2020
It was a really nice trip. The guide Mac, was really good and knew a lot about the Grand Canyon. I can really recommend this trip.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Thank you for the kind words Amalie! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your day at the Grand Canyon! :)
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AWESOME!!!
Karla_K
, Nov 2020
Our tour guide was "AWESOME"!!! (Mac) He was very knowledgeable, considerate. We really enjoyed the day.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Thank you so much for your review Karla! We love hearing our guides are awesome and our guest had a wonderful time. We look forward to having you on another DETOURS Tour in the future.
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Loved it!!
Char_M
, Oct 2020
Excellent your guide!!!!! Please book this! It was well worth it. A research trip. The tour guide was super helpful and kind! We did not get left behind.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thanks for the kind words! We're glad you had a great day out on tour! :)
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A great day
Brandon_S
, Mar 2020
I enjoyed the tip. The guide was knowledgeable and fun. It was a long day but worth it to experience the canyon in all its splendor.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2020
Thank you for joining DETOURS back in March! We hope to welcome you back to the Southwest in the near future!
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DeTours is wonderful
Cincivisitor
, Mar 2020
It was awesome. The trip up was full of informative talks by our guide, sufficient rest stops along the way. Lots of time for photography when at the canyon- we were left to wander, visit exhibits, shop at 3 different areas. Didn’t feel rushed around at all. It was a cold day, but we’d been warned so came on the trip prepared. Our guide Andy was awesome.a walking Wikipedia!
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Spectacular Grand Canyon
Richard_D
, Mar 2020
We had a small group on a cold day in March. Our guide was knowledgeable and informative and provided great information throughout the day. The Grand Canyon was just spectacular and the long day travelling to and from Scottsdale was well worth it.
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Beautiful ciew
Tuna
, Mar 2020
Fun day. Sam our guide was fun, knowledgeable and went further than normal so we could find good views since it was rainy and foggy. Long day but good.
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Great Grand Canyon Day Trip
JJN
, Mar 2020
Great trip. Our guide, Steve, was excellent. He was knowledgeable about the canyon and all the places we traveled through on the trip to the canyon. He had concern for all of our comfort. It was a long day (pick up at 6:15am and drop off at 7:45pm) but well worth it. A true bucket list day.
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