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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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sam is the best tour guide we’ve had. He brings life long expertise of the Grand Canyon coupled with an educational background to provide an extremely interesting narrative story about the area, topography, people and history. His knowledge was multifaceted- wide and deep -
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Response from DETOURSofArizona, Manager at Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip
Responded 2 days ago
Hey Emalie! Thanks for reaching out and sharing your experience with DETOURS. We love the Grand Canyon and somehow Sam makes us love it even more. He is quite the guide when it comes to exploring the Southwest! His knowledge crosses from the Grand Canyon to Sedona and just about every other location we have in our books! We hope to see you again soon and who knows, perhaps Sam will be guiding you around somewhere new next time!
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Jason is our tour guide for the day, and he has provided amazing insights about the lands we're crossing throughout our journey on the way to the Grand Canyon. A lot of facts and history for us to understand the location better. It is a very comfortable tour as we've a fair
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Response from DETOURSofArizona, Manager at Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for reaching out to DETOURS to share your experience! We're glad to hear Jason guided you well - the knowledge and information that we share really makes a difference when visiting the Grand Canyon! We hope to see you again someday soon!
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Despite getting turned around because of Groupon directions it was a beautiful trip. Mary very knowledgeable tour guide and good driver. We were able to stop and take pictures. We saw a few mule deer as well. Go early parking is tricky as they tell you.
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Response from DETOURSofArizona, Manager at Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi and thanks for reaching out to share your experience with DETOURS! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed yourself. Mule deer sightings are some of our favorite parts of our tours too! You never quite know what you're going to find. We hope to see you again someday soon!
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We only had one day to do the Grand Canyon from Phoenix, and this proved an excellent choice for us! We learned lots of excellent information of the changing environment and history of the area along the way! STEVE was excellent, and had lots of experience; His knowing where and
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Response from DETOURSofArizona, Manager at Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello and thank you for reaching out with your incredible review and kind words! We always love a good day to the Grand Canyon. It's always nice to hear that our guides are going over and above for our guests! The helicopter ride is something that most people will never forget throughout their entire existence. It's incredible that you got to experience that! We mean it when we say that it is lifechanging. Thank you for your kind words again, your recommendations, and kudos to Steve. :)
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Not sure if it was the van, our particular seats on the van, or the roadways, but we felt like we had been beaten up at the end of the day. The driver was very knowledgeable about the area, however also shared personal information regarding his background and experiences that
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Response from DETOURSofArizona, Manager at Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello Susan, Thank you for reaching out with your experience. First off, we would like to apologize for the 3-Star day - we strive to provide each and every guest with the best experience they can have! We regularly put our vehicles through inspections to keep things in order, and seat checks are something we do frequently. Some of the roadways do put some wear and tear on the vehicles, including bumping around. In regards to the guide's information they feed through the van speaker that they keep guests engaged on the ride up during the 4-hour ride up, we do this to provide guests with information. Being a guided tour and an incredible amount of information we like to serve to our guests, this is the perfect time to do so. Typically on the way back the guides do keep the mics silent, to provide this time for guest conversations. Of course, it is possible you just sat to close to the microphone speaker! We are glad that the views were everything you could have hoped for and more. If there is anything we can do to improve your experience, please reach out to our DETOURS office.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
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