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Grand Canyon South Rim Tour from Phoenix & Scottsdale

From $199/person*Includes all fees and taxes, no surprise costs!

Marvel at the beauty that is the South Rim during this Grand Canyon Tour from Phoenix & Scottsdale. Highlights include…

Grand Canyon Tour Itinerary

Journey to the South Rim

After departing the Phoenix & Scottsdale area, our Grand Canyon South Rim 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 forests, the largest contiguous forest of ponderosa pines in the world.

Explore the Grand Canyon

Once at the Grand Canyon, you’ll experience approximately three hours within the National Park marveling at the beauty that is the South Rim. Don’t forget to visit the historic El Tovar Lodge and Hopi House in Grand Canyon Village. While inside Grand Canyon National Park, you will have opportunities to walk the rim, shop and capture an unlimited number of photographs.

Tour Add-Ons

Grand Canyon Tour with Helicopter Ride Maverick DETOURS

Maverick Helicopter Tour+$360/person

Make your adventure a “Colors & Canyons” by adding a thrilling 45 minute Helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon! Follow the Colorado River as you get a bird’s eye view of this stunning Wonder of the World. Enjoy aerial vistas of the Painted Desert, Desert View Watchtower, Point Imperial, Marble Canyon, Dragon Corridor and more. Soar over the North and South rims and gaze upon the deepest and widest part of the Grand Canyon on this special bucket-list adventure! Note: Your time on foot at the rim will be shortened due to the helicopter flight.

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Grand CAnyon Tour FAQs

What about food?

You will have various opportunities to buy food. 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 some free time on your own to walk the rim or hike a small portion of Bright Angel trail, self-guided. Our tour guides are not permitted to lead hikes.

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-toed shoes.
What happens if my helicopter flight gets cancelled due to weather?

You will be refunded the helicopter portion only. We do not refund the ground tour portion.

What type of vehicle is used?
For public tours, we use customized High Roof Ford touring vans seating a maximum of 13 guests. Each vehicle is equipped with individual leather captain’s chairs and oversized windows, ensuring a comfortable and scenic journey. Plus, a speaker system for a clear and audible guided tour.
What is the Cancellation Policy?

Your credit card will be charged 48 hours prior to the tour date, at which point all sales are final and no refunds will be given.

**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.

**Purchasing the optional Tour Cancellation Protection at checkout allows a full refund of the tour cost if the customer should need to cancel within the cancellation period due to any reason. Tour Cancellation Protection fee is non-refundable. Tours can only be cancelled up to one hour prior to scheduled pick up time. This protection excludes jeeps, hikes, helicopters, lodging and Antelope Canyon Tours.

Tour Details

DEPARTSBetween 6:00am and 7:00am
RETURNSBetween 7:00pm and 8:00pm
DEPARTS FROMSelect 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.

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