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From Phoenix: Grand Canyon Tour with Sedona and Oak Creek

1. From Phoenix: Grand Canyon Tour with Sedona and Oak Creek

Take a trip to one of the 7 wonders of the natural world on this day tour of the Grand Canyon National Park. You will be collected from selected hotels or apartments in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, or Mesa Arizona. The journey north takes you through amazing views of the Saguaro Cactus in the Sonoran Desert. You will travel through the Ponderosa Pine Forests of Flagstaff where the Lowell Observatory is located. Stop among the Red Rocks of Sedona for time to take in the breathtaking scenery and lots of pictures. Travel through Oak Creek Canyon famous the world over for its spectacular scenery. In the afternoon be taken to the Grand Canyon National Park. Stop for pictures of the Red Rocks of Sedona. Make several stops along the South Rim for picture taking and enjoying the incredible views. See the El Tovar Lodge, a former Harvey hotel. Have the afternoon to explore the sublime park and see many of its ecological wonders and natural beauty. Your professional guide will be able to inform you of the history and stories behind this ancient wonder.

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From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon South Rim Full-Day Tour

2. From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon South Rim Full-Day Tour

Visit Grand Canyon National Park where you can relax, hike the trails, explore the beautiful surroundings, and take in breathtaking views from the South Rim. You’ll have a full 3 hours at the Park. When you arrive at the Visitor's Center you’ll have the option of walking along the 2.5 mile paved trail leading to Mather Point and Grand Canyon Village. From these locations you can enjoy panoramic views of the Canyon, the Phantom Ranch, and the Colorado River. Along the trail you’ll enjoy the breezes that pass through the pinion and juniper pines. You can walk out to the railed rim and view the majestic beauty of one of the 7 Wonders of the World. If you like, you can continue hiking along the rim, finishing up at either Grand Canyon Village or Yavapai Point. Another option is to simply hop on the shuttle bus and head back to Grand Canyon Village! Your tour includes a nutritious breakfast and bottled water, in addition to a box lunch to enjoy at your leisure. The picnic-style box lunch includes a choice of a roast beef, ham, turkey, or vegetarian sandwich.

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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Small-Group South Rim Sunset Tour

3. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Small-Group South Rim Sunset Tour

Take a trip to the Grand Canyon National Park, home to the Grand Canyon, famous for its layered bands of red rock. Have breakfast on the way, enjoy photo stops along the route, and take a pleasant stroll to Yavapai Point for a picnic lunch and sunset views. Start with a comfortable hotel pickup from Las Vegas. Stop by Hoover Dam for a photo stop, a rest stop in Kingman, Arizona, a photo stop on Route 66, and arrive at the Grand Canyon. As the driver parks, you can go souvenir shopping. Then, take a leisurely walk on the upper rim trail at the Grand Canyon. The scenery changes every step and your guide will help you take pictures, and explain the geology and formation of the Grand Canyon. Stop for a picnic lunch, and enjoy an easy, 3-hour walk. Set up for the golden hour and watch the sun gracefully slip behind the west rim of the Grand Canyon, seeing the color and glow of light slip to night. Depart from the Grand Canyon and get dropped off upon your return to Las Vegas. It's a long drive and day but completely worth every moment.

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What people are saying about South Rim Trail

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 142 reviews

Frank was the absolute best! We had the best tour we could ask for and it was all because of his amazing guide. So much to see in one day with enough time to stop and enjoy and take it all in. The Grand Canyon was simply beautiful and frank ended the day with a ride through Sedona that was breathtakingly beautiful. A trip my group will remember forever. Don’t hesitate to book this!

Interactive, Taylor our guide was knowledgeable,friendly,patient and very understanding and accommodating. We had a Fun Day with him. He is a real asset. If we should make another trip we hope Taylor will be our guide

Definitely worth it if you visit Arizona. Eric was our guide and very knowledgeable and funny for our trip.

Beautiful scenery and lots of short breaks made it easier on my knees

Taylor was great, I appreciate all the information.