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Grand Canyon and Sedona Overnight from Phoenix

3 Day / 2 Night


*Lodging costs may vary depending on time of year

Enjoy two of the Southwest’s most iconic destinations with a 3 Day/2 Night Tour that includes an overnight in Sedona and overnight in Grand Canyon National Park!

Tour Highlights

Full Itinerary

DAY 1 - Montezuma Castle, Sedona, Overnight Sedona

We depart the Phoenix/Scottsdale area between 6:00am – 7:00am and travel through the cacti-covered mountains of the Sonoran Desert. Watch the terrain change to grasslands and high desert as we approach Sedona.

Our first major stop will give you a chance to explore ancient Native American ruins at Montezuma Castle National Monument, one of the best-preserved Sinagua cliff dwellings in North America dating back around 1,000 years.

Following our time at Montezuma Castle, the tour will begin to explore the mystique surrounding Sedona with options ranging from cultural and spiritual to adventurous and active. You will enjoy views of the famous red rock features of Bell Rock, Airport Mesa, and Chapel of the Holy Cross. You will also be treated to views of Cathedral Rock, Snoopy Rock, and Submarine Rock, to name a few.

In uptown Sedona, you can explore on foot the many art galleries and shops, get a psychic reading, or enjoy the serenity that Sedona provides with a glass of wine on the balcony. Guests will also have the option of experiencing Tlaquepaque, an outdoor arts & crafts village full of art galleries, craft shops, cobblestone paths & decorative arches. Shopping and galleries not your thing? Alternate choices available to you as add-ons are either off-road jeep tours or guided hikes. Both options offer a more immersive backcountry experience among the famous Red Rock backdrop.

In the afternoon, your guide will check you into your Uptown Sedona hotel for a relaxing night on your own where you will be in close walking distance to shops, galleries, and restaurants!

Overnight at Sedona, AZ

DAY 2 - Arrive Grand Canyon, Explore, Overnight

Your DETOURS guide for Day 2 will pick you up at your hotel at approximately 9:30am for the 2 hour drive to Grand Canyon National Park!

Enjoy the scenic drive through Oak Creek Canyon as we depart Sedona and 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 which tower over 12,000 feet! Be immersed in Coconino National Forest, the largest contiguous forest of ponderosa pines in the world!

While at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park, you will have opportunities to walk the rim, shop and capture an unlimited number of photographs. Don’t forget to visit the historic El Tovar Lodge and Hopi House in Grand Canyon Village.

Your guide will check you into your Grand Canyon lodge and set you up for success to be on your own for the next 24 hours. You’ll have time for a self-guided hike, rim walk, sunset and of course, sunrise the next morning. There are free shuttles that can take you all over the park!

Overnight at Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

DAY 3 - Morning Grand Canyon, Depart in Afternoon

During the morning hours, you will have ample time on your own to relax, take sunrise photographs overlooking the Grand Canyon, or even do a morning hike.

At approximately 2:00pm, your DETOURS guide for Day 3 will greet you at the front lobby of Bright Angel Lodge, which is conveniently located right in the heart of Grand Canyon Village. Enjoy the relaxing drive back to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area with an approximate arrival time of 7:00-8:00pm.

Tour Add-Ons

Add on a Thrilling Pink Jeep Tour or a Scenic Hike!

Pink Jeep Tour

Choose from four exciting Pink Jeep tours to add to this day tour! From the signature Broken Arrow tour, which is the most adventurous, to the thrilling Scenic Rim, the exciting Coyote Canyon or the mellow Red Rock Range, there’s something for everyone on these adventures! Enjoy the backcountry on a scenic off-road excursion to get a closer look at the majesty of the Red Rock views!

Guided Hike

Enjoy a 2 hour guided hike among the stunning red rocks of Sedona! All ages and skill levels are welcome. Water, trail snacks and all necessary gear, including backpacks, are included. Total duration approx. 2.5 hours including transport to/from trailhead. Get off the beaten path and up-close to nature while getting your steps in!

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Know Before You Go

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.

The hotel in Sedona and the Grand Canyon will be 2-3 stars. These accommodations have been chosen to give passengers the best access to the Uptown 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 Sedona are typically 10-15°F cooler than Phoenix and temperatures in Grand Canyon are typically 15-30°F cooler than Phoenix and both vary by season. We recommend our guests bring jackets in the event of changing weather patterns.

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.

Tour Details

*In efforts to cut down on the amount of time it takes to do pick ups, we may need you to meet at another hotel. Our office will contact you upon booking.

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