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Grand Canyon South Rim Overnight Tour from Phoenix & Scottsdale 2 Day 1 Night

From $670*/person*Lodging costs vary depending on time of year

Experience sunrise and sunset at your leisure at the most majestic section of the Grand Canyon, the South Rim. This 2-day tour also offers a chance to experience the stunning Red Rocks of Sedona.

Multi-Day Tour Highlights

Multi-Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Itinerary

To see Arizona’s rich history, the Grand Canyon tour with an overnight stay gives you a chance to marvel at the spectacular landscapes of the Grand Canyon and explore local artisans. 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. Included in this tour is a special visit to the stunning Red Rocks of Sedona. Enjoy a photo stop at Bell Rock and approximately 30 minutes in Uptown Sedona. You will also get to enjoy the scenic drive through Oak Creek Canyon which connects Sedona to the Ponderosa pine forests of Flagstaff! Home to Arizona’s most popular ski resort, Snow Bowl, Flagstaff boasts the beautiful San Francisco Peaks, standing over 12,000 feet!

You’ll experience several 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 relax with the best seat in the house. Your guide will assist you with your hotel check in and you will have the remainder of the day on your own to explore one of the Natural Wonders of the World. Lodging upgrades are available for an additional cost.

Overnight at Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

Day 2 Itinerary

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 1:30pm, your DETOURS guide will greet you at the front lobby of your Grand Canyon hotel where you will rejoin the group and head back to the Phoenix metro area. You will arrive in Phoenix between 7-8pm.

Tour Add-Ons

Grand Canyon Tour with Helicopter Ride Maverick DETOURS

Maverick Helicopter Tour+$360/person

Just before entering the Grand Canyon National Park, you will be checked in for your 45 minute helicopter flight, spanning over 90 miles of the Grand Canyon. After your flight, your DETOURS guide will bring you back into the National Park to discover more by foot. You will have opportunities to walk the rim, shop, capture an unlimited number of photographs, or relax with the best seat in the house. Note: Your time on foot at the rim will be shortened due to the helicopter flight.

Grand Canyon Hummer Tours Buck Wild DETOURS

Grand Canyon Sunset Hummer Tour+$134/person

Add on this fun option with a 3 hour Grand Canyon Sunset tour in a Hummer! This paved-road excursion will take you along the rim to showcase the beautiful sunset light that makes the Grand Canyon glow! Your Hummer guide will educate and entertain while you take in the sights for an unforgettable sunset!

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Multi-Day Tour FAQs

What about food?
You will have various opportunities to buy food throughout the day. You are also welcome to bring your own food. We provide bottled water all day.
Is this strenuous?
No. This tour can accommodate children, seniors and anyone in between. Casual walking is to be expected.
Will we visit the Skywalk?
No, the Skywalk is at the West Rim, closer to Las Vegas.
Will I have time to hike?
You will have approximately 24 hours of free time on your own to walk the rim and/or hike. Our tour guides are not permitted to lead hikes, therefore, any hiking off pavement will be self-guided. Bright Angel Trail is very popular (rated difficult!) and very convenient to locate. Your guide can assist with information about hikes available.
How much time do we spend in Sedona?

We do a brief photo stop at Bell Rock, approximately 30 minutes in Uptown and the scenic drive through Oak Creek Canyon. It is not enough time for a sit-down meal or a jeep/hike. Please visit our Public Sedona Tour or Private Sedona Tour for tours allowing enough time for these activities.

Do we visit a vortex?
We visit Bell Rock, which is a vortex!
Where will I sleep?
We typically secure you a lodge inside Grand Canyon National Park at Maswik Lodge, based on availability. Upgrades may be available for lodges located on the rim for an additional charge. El Tovar, Kachina, Thunderbird and Bright Angel are all located on the rim, with Bright Angel being the most rustic. Proximity of tour date, season and budget can determine availability of rim lodges. Please contact our office if you have any requests or preferences.
What is the weather like?
Grand Canyon National Park is typically 25 degrees cooler than Phoenix/Scottsdale. The winter months can be cold with potential snow. Dress in layers and wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes.
What should I pack?
Layers, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat. Even during summer, the nights and mornings can be chilly.
What is the Cancellation Policy?

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.

**DETOURS does not offer refunds or credits for cancelled flights or illness. (unless we are notified outside the cancellation period) We HIGHLY recommend booking your tour on a date that occurs at least two days after you arrive.

Tour Details

DEPARTSBetween 6:00am and 7:00am
RETURNSBetween 7:00pm and 8:00pm
DEPARTS FROMSelect hotels in the Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe area*

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