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Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix provided by DETOURS of Arizona

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 20-06-15 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-06-15 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Combine visits to the Grand Canyon and Route 66 on this tour from the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. A guide takes care of all the logistics, navigation, and driving—leaving you free to enjoy the famous scenery and snap photos. Gain in-depth knowledge about the area through your guide’s commentary and ask questions; a small group of just 13 people or private group means you enjoy plenty of personalized attention.
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You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • Pass by Route 66
  • 1
    Williams Depot
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Grand Canyon South Rim
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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Highlights
  • Visit the Grand Canyon on this day tour from Phoenix or Scottsdale
  • Leave the driving and logistics to a guide 
  • Enjoy travel time in a luxury vehicle with captain's chair seating 
  • Travel light, since all admission tickets are included 
  • Choose between a small-group or private tour option
What to Expect
Begin your full-day tour with pickup at select Phoenix-Scottsdale hotels (or head to the central meeting place). Relax in your air-conditioned tour vehicle and enjoy the scenery. Ride through the Sonoran Desert, and catch sight of the native saguaro cacti. As you increase elevation during the drive, trade in views of cacti for views of pine trees. Your first stop is at Williams along Route 66. Get the chance to experience this famous American highway before moving on to the Grand Canyon. Once you reach the Grand Canyon, explore one of its widest and deepest sections. Highlights include the Hopi House and El Tovar Hotel in Grand Canyon Village, scenic lookouts on East Rim Drive, and other nature walks and cultural exhibits. Afterward, head back to Phoenix or Scottsdale for drop-off at your departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Phoenix, AZ, USA Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Duration
13h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Small-group tour (13 passengers)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with luxury captain's chair seating
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Bottled water
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Canyon South Rim
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Arizona state law requires children under 8 years to have either a child seat or booster. Child seats are not provided, please bring your own
  • Minimum age is 2 years
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Wheelchairs are acceptable as long as they fold up and can be slid into the vehicle.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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RhondaH wrote a review Sep. 5
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Money well spent! Our guide was Jason who was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. We learned so much and thoroughly enjoyed the tour. I would highly recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Bill H wrote a review Mar. 2020
Davenport19 contributions1 helpful vote
Derek our guide was outstanding, from the time we left Phoenix till the time we got to the Grand Canyon he filled us wIth information and history of the area. Once at the Grand Canyon he took us to several sites, pointing out points of interest and even went as far as bringing a
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Carvercon wrote a review Mar. 2020
Chanhassen27 contributions7 helpful votes
We had a great tour of the South Rim. The driver, Matt, was superb.He was very courteous, attentive and extremely knowledgeable. Although it was a 13 hour trip we found every minute to be enjoyable. We had great weather and the view was exceptional!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from DETOURSofArizona, Manager at Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix
Responded Mar. 11, 2020
We're delighted to hear about your great day with us! Thanks for letting DETOURS take care of you on your trip to the Grand Canyon. All of us here at DETOURS know how important that can be to those visiting the National Park. We only send our guests out with the best of the best, as you experienced! We hope to see you again soon - we've got plenty more of the Southwest to show off!
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121st wrote a review Mar. 2020
Long Beach Island, New Jersey28 contributions11 helpful votes
This trip was great. The bus was comfortable, the tour guide Steve was friendly and informative. There were plenty of bathroom breaks for those who needed them. The small town of Williams that we stopped in before getting to the Grand Canyon was on Route 66- iconic
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from DETOURSofArizona, Manager at Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix
Responded Mar. 11, 2020
Thanks for sharing your experience with DETOURS! Our day tours are indeed long, but that allows us to show you these great National Landmarks in a single day - we calculate our routes and time manage our day precisely to ensure that you get the best out of said day. We also ensure that the safety, comfort, and information received for our guests are always top notch. It is good, but not surprising, to hear that is precisely what you experienced! We hope to see you again soon!
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Megan M wrote a review Mar. 2020
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First trip to Arizona and the Grand Canyon with my sisters- The weather was amazing (can be very cold in the higher elevation- still snow in March). The van was comfortable and the scenery was breathtaking! We were very fortunate to see lots of elk! We opted for the box lunch
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from DETOURSofArizona, Manager at Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix
Responded Mar. 11, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to detail your day with DETOURS! The weather around this time of year is absolute perfect for adventuring and sightseeing at Arizona's National Landmarks and Parks. While it can be quite cold, being prepared with enough warm clothes (that our reservation staff suggests prior to your tour) you can enjoy the day comfortably! Guest satisfaction and safety is our top priority - so we're glad to hear that even with the weather being cold, you still had a comfortable and breathtaking experience! We always recommend the boxed lunch. It can be extremely difficult to purchase lunch on the way, considering time restraints from ordering (long lines and preparation time) and the time we can allow to stay on schedule usually conflict more than we would like. That is actually why we instated the boxed lunch so that when we arrive into Williams your lunch will be ready and waiting for you! Makes for an far more relaxing day for everybody! Our tour guides all share an extreme passion for the Southwest and Arizona - so as you can imagine, the Grand Canyon is one of our favorite places to go to! Lucky for us, we get to go there just about every single day. With the intense knowledge, know-how, and a little bit of charisma and humor, our guides deliver an outstanding day filled with rich history, culture, and everything in-between while we are out there on the road and in the National Park! Sam does a particularly great job with people who have never visited the park before to make their first viewing that much more magical. In regards to your group, you never know who you're going to meet out on tour with us. We usually embark as friends & strangers and come back as family. Long days indeed, but as you say - well worth it! We couldn't agree more. Thank you so much again for sharing your experience with DETOURS, with Sam, and with your group out there at the Grand Canyon National Park! We do hope to see you again soon. We've got plenty more of the Southwest to share with you. :)
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  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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