After departing the Phoenix metro area, this Grand Canyon Day 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. This truly is one of the best Grand Canyon tours from Phoenix.
Williams will be our first stop along the tour for a chance to experience Route 66, the iconic American highway steeped in rich tradition. While in Williams, guests will have the opportunity to “get their kicks on Route 66” with walks along the original route, explore the local shops and capture souvenir photos highlighting a bygone era in classic American history. Also known as the Will Rodgers Highway, Route 66 is the most recognizable road in the United States and stretched 2,448 miles from Chicago to California upon completion. While you are enjoying Route 66, your guide will pick up your gourmet picnic lunch made fresh that morning.
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, capture an unlimited number of photographs, or enjoy your lunch and relax with the best seat in the house.
For even more amazement, add a helicopter flight to this tour and see the Grand Canyon from the air! Click HERE for more info
Duration: Full day - approximately 12 hours.
Departs: Most hotels in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa and Tempe area; departure times are between 6:00am & 7:00am.
Includes: Entry fees & bottled water. You can add lunch for $12/person; options below. All options include Sun Chips, seasonal whole fruit & cookies.
Cost: $179/adult, $139/children 3-12.
Add a helicopter tour and see the Grand Canyon from the air! Click HERE for more info
Season: This tour is available year round, weather dependent
Skill level: N/A
Notes: RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Fuel surcharge may apply. Sunscreen and hats are recommended. Don't forget your camera! Kids 3+ welcome.
Cancellation Policy: All half and full day tours have a 72-hour cancelation policy. If your plans change for any reason, please be sure to call at least 72 hours prior to the day of your tour to avoid charges.