Soak in sunset and sunrise in Grand Canyon National Park at the South Rim.
This 2-day, 1-night tour offers a full tour of Grand Canyon National Park and a tour stop highlighting Route 66 before arriving in Phoenix, AZ. Arizona’s wonder of the world is yours on this guided tour with the best views of the Grand Canyon South Rim.
The Phoenix with Grand Canyon Overnight Tour* departs the Las Vegas strip between 6:00am and 7:00am and arrives in Phoenix between 7:00pm and 8:00pm.
*Please note this is a one way tour ending in Phoenix.
Packages start at $675
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 from Las Vegas: between 6:00am and 7:00am
Arrives in Phoenix 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 to 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 the Grand Canyon National Park, the tour will stop in historic Williams, AZ. At the intersection of the 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, and/or experience 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. 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
The morning hours will allow for time to relax, take sunrise photographs overlooking the Grand Canyon, or even do a morning hike. At approximately 2:00pm, your Phoenix-based DETOURS guide will pick you up from the front lobby of your Grand Canyon lodging to further explore the Canyon. You’ll finish out your tour with a drive through the Ponderosa Pine Forest and Sonoran Desert as you head back into the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, with drop off at your hotel.
A $150 non-refundable tour deposit is due at the time of booking. This deposit is included in the tour’s final price.
- Lodging in Grand Canyon
- Lunch on day one
- Entrance fees to National Parks
- Experienced, professional tour guide and driver
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- Additional third party tours and activities not listed above
- Meals not listed above
- Incidental hotel fees
- Travel insurance
Temperatures at the Grand Canyon 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 45-minute 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.
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.
We book rooms at Maswik Lodge or Yavapai Lodge. For an additional cost, you can upgrade to Thunderbird Lodge or Kachina Lodge.
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.
Weather appropriate clothing, camera, sunscreen, snacks, government issued ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.)
You’ll have a total of three (3) hours at the Canyon, 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.
No, the Skywalk is at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Our tour covers the South Rim only.
We provide a boxed lunch with choices of different sub sandwiches and includes mayo/mustard, chips, and a cookie. The office staff will be in contact with you after you book your reservation and provide you with our meal options.
Approximately 3 hours.
To give you the best experience, pick up times are at approximately 6:00am, but the specific time depends on your pick up location. We will contact you between 4-6pm the evening before the tour to confirm your exact pickup time.
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