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Take in unforgettable views of classic southwestern landscapes. Explore the Grand Canyon South Rim in this incredible tour from Phoenix that covers the deepest and widest parts of the Grand Canyon. This day tour of the South Rim spends approximately three hours in Grand Canyon National Park and some time in Sedona.

  • Day trip to visit Arizona’s breathtaking Grand Canyon National Park
  • Several viewpoints at the spectacular Grand Canyon South Rim
  • Walk the rim and visit El Tovar, Hopi House, and more!
  • Photo stops in Sedona including Bell Rock, Uptown and Oak Creek Canyon

Tour Package pricing from $235
*Includes all fees and taxes, no surprise costs!

Grand Canyon South Rim Tours from Phoenix - DETOURS - Scenic Lookout


Grand Canyon South Rim Tours from Phoenix with Sedona Tour - DETOURS

Departure Location:
Select hotels in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe area*
*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.

Departure Time:
Between 6:00am and 7:00am

Return Time:
Between 7:00pm and 8:00pm

DETOURS custom touring vehicles are specifically designed for small groups with comfortable, individual captain’s chairs.

Cancellation Policy:
Tours canceled within 48 hours of departure will be charged in full

This tour can also be operated as a private tour. Contact a tour specialist for details.


Grand Canyon South Rim Tours from Phoenix - DETOURS - Woman Sitting Scenic View

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.

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 and capture an unlimited number of photographs.

Also 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! No matter you are in Sedona, you are surrounded by incredible views! This Sedona stop is brief so if you’re looking to spend more time there, which we highly recommend, please visit this page to learn more about our Sedona Day Tour with Montezuma Castle National Monument!


  • National Park entrance fees
  • Unlimited bottled water
  • All taxes


  • Meals
  • Guide gratuities
  • Third party activities


Temperatures in the Grand Canyon are typically 25-30°F cooler than in Phoenix and vary by season. We recommend our guests bring jackets in the event of changing weather patterns.


  • The Grand Canyon trip with helicopter ride was simply amazing! Detours did an awesome job coordinating the trip for us. Our tour guide was fantastic and the tour was amazing. If anyone is trying to decide to do the trip or not; definitely do it. Well worth the money spent.

    dloupe Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Comfortable Day Trip! Had a great time with my husband and teenage son on the tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and engaging. We really appreciated the comfort and care provided.

    nmelder03 Shoreline, Washington



Will I be able to hike into the canyon?

There will be about an hour and a half of free time during the tour, but we highly recommend staying along the rim. The trails into the canyon can take over 4 hours to reach the bottom and take twice as long to come back out.

Will we visit the Skywalk?

No, the Skywalk is at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Our tour covers the South Rim only.

What is my pick up time?

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.

How long does it take to get there?

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.

How long do we spend at the Grand Canyon?

Approximately 3 hours.

What is the weather like?

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.

What should I wear?

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.

What should I bring?

Weather appropriate clothing, camera, snacks, government issued ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.)


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