Experience sunset and sunrise in the Grand Canyon National Park at the South Rim.
This two-day tour offers a full experience of Grand Canyon National Park. Arizona’s natural wonder of the world is yours to enjoy with the best Grand Canyon South Rim views.
The Grand Canyon National Park day tour departs the Las Vegas strip between 6:00am and 7:00am and returns the next day between 7:00pm and 8:00pm.
Private tours start at $2,850
Please call 702-458-0000 to book this tour.
Most hotels in Las Vegas, NV
Immediate non-refundable deposit of $150.00 is due at time of booking and will be applied to the final balance. The final balance is due 7 days prior to tour departure. The final balance is non-refundable. Cancellations made more than 7 days prior to tour departure will forfeit $150.00 deposit.
Our vehicles are designed to carry up to 13 passengers on individual captains’ seats, and groups range from 8-13 passengers.
Our guides have many years of experience in leading tours throughout the American West. Their knowledge and enthusiasm will ensure that everyone gets the most from each destination.
The hotel at the Grand Canyon will be 2-3 stars. The accommodation has been chosen to give passengers the best access to the National Park area. For those traveling alone there are single occupancy rates available.
This tour offers a wide range of walking opportunities, which require a reasonable level of fitness mostly due to possible elevation changes. The level of activity can be suited to and catered for almost all levels of fitness. It is not an activity holiday, just an active holiday.
Individual luggage must be kept to a maximum of one piece of luggage less than 50 pounds or one daypack less than or equal to 40 litres. It is recommended to travel with a small day pack for easy access to camera, sunblock, and clothing. Most hotels can arrange to store bulky items pre-tour. We advise our clients to pack as lightly as possible.
Temperatures in Grand Canyon are typically 15-30°F cooler than Phoenix and vary by season. We recommend our guests bring jackets in the event of changing weather patterns.
Post Tour Accommodation Packages
Post tours packages are available through your travel agent.
Travel insurance is a vital aspect to booking a holiday, giving you protection against unforeseen circumstances that could otherwise spoil your holiday. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that properly covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking.
Due to the developing tourism industry in the area changes can and do occur in this type of program. Weather conditions, sometimes severe enough to limit where we can drive or walk, can also alter the program. As visitors, we will respect this, and remain flexible and open to local conditions, safety concerns and unforeseen opportunities. Our guides will do their best to keep things on track and in the event that our schedule changes, they will try to keep disruption to a minimum, consider your wishes and organize other options as far as it is reasonable and practical to do so.
Departs: between 6:00am and 7:00am
Returns the next day: between 7:00pm and 8:00pm
After departing Las Vegas, guests will travel through the Mojave Desert and over the Colorado River on their way to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The Mojave Desert is characterized by its signature plant, the Joshua Tree, and plays host to arguably the hottest place on Earth. To beat the heat, we will journey over the mighty Colorado River on the Mike O’Callaghan –Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge and pass along Route 66, the “Main Street of America,” to the top of the Colorado Plateau and Ponderosa Forests that surround the Grand Canyon South Rim.
Before arriving to the widest and deepest part of Grand Canyon National Park, the tour will stop in historic Williams, Arizona. As the intersection of Grand Canyon Railway and Route 66, this small town is a reminder of the American west from the 1950s. During your time in Grand Canyon National Park this first day, you will have opportunities to walk along the rim, shop, capture an unlimited number of photographs, enjoy your lunch and relax with the best seat in the house, or do a helicopter tour or bicycle tour. Your DETOURS guide will ensure you get the best views from Mather Point and Yavapai Point before your hotel check-in at the Grand Canyon in the afternoon. After your hotel check-in, you will be able to further explore the Grand Canyon Village at will with the free park shuttles available. Lodging upgrades are available upon request.
Overnight at Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
During the morning hours, you will have additional time to explore the Grand Canyon on your own before meeting your DETOURS guide at approximately 2:30pm, when they will collect your luggage. The tour will depart the South Rim of the National Park for Las Vegas at approximately 3:00pm as we tour back to Nevada on parts of historic Route 66 before returning to Las Vegas at approximately 7:30pm.
A $150 non-refundable tour deposit is due at the time of booking. This deposit is included in the tour’s final price.
- Lodging at or near Grand Canyon National Park
- Meals: Lunch on day one and unlimited bottled water
- Entrance fees to National Parks, tribal parks, or other named activities
- Experienced and professional tour guide
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- Additional third party tours and activities not listed above
- Meals not listed above
- Incidental hotel fees
- Travel insurance
Temperatures at Grand Canyon National Park vary by season. We recommend our guests bring jackets in the event of changing weather patterns.
ADD-ON AN AMAZING HELICOPTER TOUR!
INCREDIBLE AERIAL VIEWS
The Southwest Escape is a Grand Canyon helicopter tour that departs from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon taking you over the beautiful Kaibab National Forest. Upon reaching the edge of the canyon, the South Rim gently drops away as the North Rim and eastern end of the canyon come into view – one of the most spectacular views in the entire canyon. In the distance, it is possible to see the Painted Desert and the Desert View Watchtower designed by the Hopi Indians. Your journey continues as you follow the Colorado River upstream to where it merges with the Little Colorado River.
Please call 702-458-0000 to book this tour.
No, the Skywalk is at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Our tour covers the South Rim only.
We book rooms at Maswik Lodge or Yavapai Lodge. For an additional cost, you can upgrade to Thunderbird Lodge or Kachina Lodge.
You will have about 24 hours of free time during your overnight tour. The trails into the canyon can take over 4 hours to reach the bottom and take twice as long to come back out. HOWEVER, it is not recommended to hike from the rim to the river and back in one day, especially during the months of May to September.
Pick up times range from 6am-7am. We will contact you between 4-6pm the evening before the tour to confirm your exact pick up time.
Pick up times range from 2-2:30pm. Your guide on the first day of the tour will let you know what time to be ready the next day for pick up and our office will contact you between 4-6pm the evening before the tour to reconfirm your exact pick up time.
The Grand Canyon is approximately 4 hours from the Phoenix and Scottsdale area. With stops made along the way though, we typically arrive around noon.
Approximately 3 hours with your guide, approximately 24 hours total.
These are all approximations, please check the weather prior to your tour. Winter temperatures at the Grand Canyon can range from 0-40 degrees fahrenheit. Spring and fall temperature range from 40-70 degrees fahrenheit. Summer temperatures range from 70-90 degrees fahrenheit.
We recommend closed-toed shoes year round. During the winter, we recommend layers, long pants, winter coats, gloves, and hats. During spring and fall, we recommend jackets.
Weather appropriate clothing, camera, snacks, government issued ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.)
A boxed lunch on the first day of your overnight tour is an add-on option for an additional cost. You will have the choice of different sandwiches with chips, fruit, and cookies. We highly recommend purchasing your lunch through us prior to your tour so you have optimal time to experience the amazing views of the Grand Canyon. Meal options given upon booking.
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