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Private Grand Canyon South Rim Tour from Phoenix & Scottsdale with Sedona

From $1200/SUV or $2000/Van*Includes all fees and taxes, no surprise costs!

From the stunning Red Rocks of Sedona 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 the Grand Canyon South Rim from Phoenix & Scottsdale area with Sedona.

Private Tour Highlights

Private Grand Canyon South Rim Tour Itinerary

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.

Marvel at the Beauty of the Grand Canyon

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.

Photo Stops in Sedona

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!

Tour Add-Ons

Grand Canyon Tour with Helicopter Ride Maverick DETOURS

Maverick Helicopter Tour+$360/person

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. Note: Your time on foot at the rim will be shortened due to the helicopter flight. Add this activity during checkout!

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Private 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 groups of 6-13, we use custom High-Roof Ford touring vans, 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.

For private tours with five guests or fewer, we use luxury Lincoln Navigator SUVs.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

Your credit card will be charged 72 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.

Tour Details

DEPARTURE DAYSAny day of your choosing
DEPARTSRecommended between 6:00am and 7:00am
RETURNSRecommended between 7:00pm and 8:00pm
DEPARTS FROMMost hotels in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe area or your private residence*

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