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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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Reviewed July 28, 2019

My wife and I took the day trip to the Grand Canyon on 5 June. Stan was our guide and driver. He was knowledgeable and professional. He made the trip very enjoyable. Although a long day, 12-13 hours, from Scottsdale, it was well worth it....More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Dusty0103
DETOURSofArizona, Manager at DETOURS of Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2019

Hey, thanks for reaching out to share some insight on your tour! Being a long day the sights are very worth it - and with a guide like Stan, your day is bound to be memorable. We agree, the boxed lunches really do take the...More

Reviewed July 23, 2019

My husband and I celebrated our 50th anniversary by going on a Detours of Arizona overnight trip to the Grand Canyon. The first person we worked with was Michael. He was wonderful. He got us a room at the El Tovar and made a dinner...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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DETOURSofArizona, Manager at DETOURS of Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2019

Thank you for reaching out to us, Linda. We have to express our congratulations to you and your husband one more time! We're so thankful that you allowed DETOURS to take care of your very special day. It's not every year you get to celebrate...More

Reviewed July 22, 2019

Justin did a great job. On time, informative, entertaining and a vet to boot! Williams was a good throwback and the Canyon delivered. Everybody will say they want more time at certain stops--1 hour in Williams and 3 hours Grand Canyon were perfect for us....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Randy S
DETOURSofArizona, Manager at DETOURS of Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2019

Hey Randy, Thank you for informing us of Justin's good-doings! We like to believe we have calculated the perfect amount of time to spend at each and every handpicked destination to balance out enough time to stop, see, and interact with history all in one...More

Reviewed July 20, 2019

One of the BEST I have ever been on. My tour was to the Grand Canyon, from the Phoenix area. I am not a "road trip" person and was apprehensive about the long trip, but I figured I'd never be any closer to the Grand...More

Date of experience: August 2018
DETOURSofArizona, Manager at DETOURS of Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Wow, thank you for the kind words! We always have a smile on our faces when reading a review like this. We handpick our routes for our tours and it looks like they built the perfect itinerary for you. Our guides truly do pride themselves...More

Reviewed July 17, 2019 via mobile

Mr. Justin was an awesome guide. He was informative and kept the long trip entertaining. He was also lind enough to offer to take photos.

1  Thank Wendi Q
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August 26, 2019|
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Response from linday769 |
Our guide was very flexible. As long as we met the time requirement for departure, he actually requested input as to how long we wanted to spend at each point of interest.
August 14, 2019|
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Response from Y4250ZGtinan | Reviewed this property |
We did not bring any alcohol on the trip with us and I don’t recall our guide mentioning anything about it
August 12, 2019|
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Response from Tom O | Reviewed this property |
The tour agency would work with you on any special requirements. They are super.
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