From historic Route 66 to one of America’s great natural wonders, you get an up-close look at the region’s iconic sights on a Private Day Tour of Grand Canyon South Rim from Phoenix.
Highlights on Your Private Day Tour of Grand Canyon South Rim:
- Day trip to visit Arizona’s breathtaking Grand Canyon National Park
- Explore the town of Williams, AZ
- Scenic drive through Flagstaff, AZ
- Several viewpoints at the spectacular Grand Canyon South Rim
Tour Package pricing from $1400
Most hotels in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe area or your private residence
Recommended between 6:00am and 7:00am
Recommended between 7:00pm and 8:00pm
DETOURS custom touring vehicles are specifically designed for small groups with comfortable, individual captain’s chairs.
Tours canceled within 48 hours of departure will be charged in full
Private Day Tour of Grand Canyon South Rim from Phoenix
Enjoy an amazing day exploring the incredible Grand Canyon National Park. From historic Route 66 to one of America’s great natural wonders, you get an up-close look at the region’s iconic sights. After you meet your guide and hit the road, make your way through the Sonoran Desert learning of the local wildlife and ecosystem. Atop the Mogollon Rim, you see the outskirts of the old Route 66 town of Flagstaff on your way into Grand Canyon National Park. Before arriving at the South Rim, we make a pit stop in the town of Williams, AZ. Williams is one of the few remaining Route 66 towns that is still thriving and its small-town charm is sure to delight. Once you arrive at the Canyon’s South Rim, enjoy about 3 hours to walk the rim, shop, capture some photos, or enjoy your lunch, and relax with the best seat in the house before returning to Phoenix.
OPTIONAL HELICOPTER TOUR UPGRADE
Enjoy a 45 minute helicopter tour of the widest and deepest portion of the Grand Canyon. This 80 mile flight showcases canyons, fault lines and towering rock formations that are otherwise missed by many guests! Those views include Marble Canyon, Pointe Imperial, Little Colorado River, the Dragon Corridor, and of course the North Rim. While on the Helicopter Tour, you will be treated to views only seen by less than 10% of all visitors to the Grand Canyon National Park.
OPTIONAL SEDONA STOP
Enjoy a brief visit to the beautiful Red Rocks of Sedona on your way to or from Grand Canyon! You’ll have opportunities to capture photos and marvel at the stunning rock formations that make up this picturesque town. Additionally, you will experience the scenic drive through Oak Creek Canyon which connects Sedona to Flagstaff!
Please note: This Sedona stop replaces the Williams stop.
- Guided tour of Williams and the South Rim of the Grand Canyon
- Admission to Grand Canyon National Park
- Luxury Transportation
- Unlimited bottled water
- Roundtrip transportation to and from your Phoenix/Scottsdale hotels or private residence
- Live tour commentary provided in English
- Fully customizable
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- 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.
DETOURS PRIVATE & CUSTOM TOUR VEHICLES
When it comes to our private and custom-built tours, we only provide the best of the best. Our 5 passenger Lincoln Navigator is one of our most comfortable arrangements anyone could have when trekking across the Southwest. For groups that exceed the 5 seat maximum, don’t you worry – We have a couple of coaches reserved for such an occasion. These luxury SUVs and coaches at our disposal will whisk you through the road trip views with ease. Let us do all the hard work while you relax in one of the most comfortable road trips you’ll ever experience.
ADD-ON AN AMAZING HELICOPTER TOUR!
INCREDIBLE AERIAL VIEWS
Enhance your Grand Canyon experience with a 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 Mary Colter. Your journey continues as you follow the Colorado River upstream to where it merges with the Little Colorado River.
PRIVATE TOURS FAQ
No, the Skywalk is at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Our tour covers the South Rim only.
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.
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.
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.
Weather appropriate clothing, camera, snacks, government issued ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.)
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