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Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip

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Experience the scenic beauty of Arizona on this small-group day trip from the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. Visit one of the world’s wonders, the Grand Canyon, and experience Route 66, the iconic American highway steeped in rich tradition, on a full-day trip. Take in unforgettable views of classic southwestern landscapes with your knowledgeable guide. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Sonoran Desert and enjoy a complimentary box lunch. (Jan. 1, 2019  lunch is not included.  Box Lunch will be an option.)  This small-group tour is limited to just 13 people, ensuring a more personalized experience.
  • 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 
  • Small group of just 13 people means plenty of direct guide interaction
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
1: Phoenix, AZ, USA
2: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Please note: if your hotel is not on the hotel list, please contact the supplier directly. If your hotel is not a pre-approved pick-up location, the supplier will determine a location you can meet to be picked up for your excursion. Contact details will be provided on your pre-paid voucher.
Departure Time
6:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • Wheelchairs are acceptable as long as they fold up and can be slid into the vehicle.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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The small-group Grand Canyon day trip was well worth it. Montana was our friendly and most knowledgeable tour guide. The door-to-door service at each hotel was very convenient and he kept us all on schedule. Montana broke up the long drive there with fun facts about Arizona
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Response from DETOURSofArizona, Manager at Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip
Responded 5 weeks ago
Hi! Let us begin by expressing our extreme thanks for reaching out on TripAdvisor with your experience with DETOURS. We love hearing from our guests after their tour! Anybody is lucky to catch a ride with Montana, one of our most senior guides here at DETOURS. As corny as they are we wouldn't trade Montana's jokes for anything! It's always a good feeling knowing that we can bring even just one person to experience the Grand Canyon - thankfully, we can seat up to many more than just one person! We will make sure to warn people about those pesky squirrels as well. Anywho, take care and we hope to see you again soon!
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We live in Arizona, but didn't look forward to driving up to the Grand Canyon... We wanted to be able to sit back and relax there and back. The Grand Canyon day trip was the perfect choice! We were greeted at a local hotel bright and early and right on time by our guide, Sam.
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Response from DETOURSofArizona, Manager at Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip
Responded Sep. 3, 2019
Hi there! May we just say... wow! Thank you for the outstanding review, we cannot express our gratitude enough for your words. One of the best options, if you don’t like to drive up yourself, is to get someone else to do it for you, and sounds like you called the right people to do it. The entire DETOURS team here is dedicated to making sure you don’t have to lift a finger. We truly do hope to see you out on the road again, there's plenty of Southwest to explore!
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We had a marvellous time. The guide Andy was so informative and friendly, constantly updating us on lots of interesting points along the trip.A full day of wonder. When travelling home he was quiet, letting his exhausted passengers doze, very thoughtful. The lunch I highly
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Response from DETOURSofArizona, Manager at Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip
Responded Sep. 3, 2019
Wow, how marvellous! Thanks for reaching out to TripAdvisor to share your experience with DETOURS! We always love to hear about Andy and his friendly, informative attitude. We’re glad you enjoyed yourself :) Hope to see you again soon!
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I was staying at Arizona for a week and had a day to kill. This was the best thing I could have ever done and I think with the best company. Before going, all the information was clear, I knew what I was paying for, everything was exactly what they said. Then on the tour I had
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Response from DETOURSofArizona, Manager at Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip
Responded Sep. 3, 2019
Hello Ryan! Thanks for taking the time to reach out and share your experience with DETOURS. We appreciate the kind words, we truly do our best to ensure everyone’s day off is made to count. We’re glad you had a great time with Sam as well! We hope to see you again soon, someday!
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Our guide, Joshua, knew so many interesting facts throughout the day. It added to the grandeur of the Canyon.Going with a small guided group was perfect for a solo traveler like myself. I was able to join with another woman and hike a trail to see the Colorado River. Excellent
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Response from DETOURSofArizona, Manager at Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip
Responded Aug. 20, 2019
Hi Sheila! Thanks for reaching out about your experience with DETOURS. We always love hearing about our guides and how wonderful of a trip they give our guests. :) Hope to see you again soon!!
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