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Las Vegas to Phoenix with Grand Canyon South Rim Tour




Enjoy a guided tour from Las Vegas to Phoenix/Scottsdale with three hours at Grand Canyon National Park.

The Las Vegas to Phoenix with Grand Canyon South Rim 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 $385

Grand Canyon South Rim Tour from Las Vegas - Desert View Watchtower
Grand Canyon South Rim Desert View Watchtower


Ride in Luxury with DETOURS

Departure Location:
Most hotels in Las Vegas, NV

Arrival Location:
Phoenix, AZ

Departure Time in Las Vegas:
Between 6:00am and 7:00am

Arrival Time in Phoenix:
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.

A minimum number of guests must be met for this tour. You may be booked on stand by until the tour is confirmed.

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


Las Vegas to Phoenix with Grand Canyon South Rim Tour

Departs from Las Vegas: between 6:00am and 7:00am

Arrives in Phoenix: between 7:00pm and 8:00pm

After departing Las Vegas, the tour 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 the hottest place on Earth. To beat the heat, we will be traveling over the mighty Colorado River on the Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge and pass by Route 66, the “Main Street of America.”

Before arriving to the widest and deepest part of Grand Canyon National Park, the tour will stop in historic Williams, AZ. With the Grand Canyon Railway and the intersection of Route 66, this small town is a reminder of the American West from the 1950s. Next, guests will spend three hours at Grand Canyon National Park with opportunities to walk along the rim, shop, capture an unlimited amount of photographs, and enjoy lunch and relax with the best seat in the house. Before departing the South Rim Village you will join your Phoenix-based DETOURS guide. 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.


  • National Park entrance fees
  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Unlimited bottled water


  • Guide Gratuity
  • Third Party Tours Not Listed Above


Temperatures at the Grand Canyon vary by season. We recommend our guests bring jackets in the event of changing weather patterns.


Helicopter Tour over Grand Canyon DETOURS


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.



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 hotel will I be staying at?

We book rooms at Maswik Lodge or Yavapai Lodge. For an additional cost, you can upgrade to Thunderbird Lodge or Kachina Lodge.

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 bring?

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

Will I be able to hike into the canyon?

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.

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 type of lunch is provided?

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.

How long do we spend at the Grand Canyon?

Approximately 3 hours.

What is my pick up time?

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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Now offering select Public Day Tours from Phoenix

Grand Canyon South Rim Tours
Departs Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

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Departs Wednesday and Saturday

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Departs Wednesday

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Departs Thursday

All tours also offered as a private option running 7 days a week in Phoenix and Las Vegas