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Grand Canyon: The Ultimate Grand Canyon National Park Tour

Grand Canyon: The Ultimate Grand Canyon National Park Tour

Activity provider: Canyon Dave Tours, Inc.

From US$ 229 per person

Get the ultimate guided tour of the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Learn from your guide about the geology, ecology, and history of America's most famous natural landmark.

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Duration 6 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick up from any hotel in Flagstaff. Pickup time in Flagstaff is at 7:45 AM.
Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • Explore Grand Canyon National Park with a guide
  • Enjoy amazing views of the Grand Canyon from selected lookout points
  • Learn about the Grand Canyon’s geologic history and significance
  • Walk part of the Rim Trail and see the Southern Rim
  • Eat a delicious lunch at a local restaurant and browse the gift shops
Full description

Take a journey through the breathtaking South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park with a guided tour. Walk the pine-forest trails and take in views at the major lookouts, including Yavapai Point. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before walking the Rim Trail in the afternoon.

Arrive at the visitor center and begin walking along the Rim Trail with your guide. Within just a few minutes, notice the pine-forest ledges line the path and arrive at Yavapai Point. From here, take a moment to get a real sense of the depth of the canyon and examine the rock layers up close.

Learn of the geographic phenomena that formed this natural wonder that now stands 277 miles long and 8 miles wide. Take out your binoculars and try and pick out distant sights of the Colorado River, Phantom Ranch, and the mules on Bright Angel Trail.

After taking the time to truly gaze at the sight of the canyon, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Browse the shops if you're in the mood and get ready to explore the eastern Grand Canyon in the afternoon.

Stroll the level Rim Trail and focus in on the diverse plant life of the area. See if you can spot any wildlife or bird species as you wander. The park is home to deer, elk, bighorn sheep, and the most endangered bird in the world, the California Condor.

Begin the return back to the hotel along the Grand Canyon's South Rim. Make a few stops at lookouts to take in the last moments of the view and capture final photos.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at Williams, Flagstaff, or Tusayan area hotels only
  • Guided tour to the Grand Canyon's South Rim
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Park fees - Entry/Admission
  • Tips
  • Hiking
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 43 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money

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Ultimate for many reasons! Our guide Leo was full of so much history, the people, nature and animals of the Grand Canyon Area. Accommodations were great for my limited mobility. She picked us up from from Flagstaff and made a complete circle coming back through the Navajo Nation. Each stop/view was breathtaking and learning about each stop made it such a deeper experience. I would highly recommend this trip!!!!

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November 24, 2022

We traveled with Leo who expertly provided us with so much information on the history and natural wonder of the Grand Canyon. As first time visitors this was the perfect tour to learn about the Canyon and experience every look out point on the South Rim. Even in the cold, it was a beautiful day and a DELICIOUS LUNCH was a great bonus.

November 17, 2022

This trip was well worth it. Keaton taught us so much about the Grand Canyon, including plants, animals, geology and more. We visited many sites with different views of the south and east rims. We learned something new at each stop. Our group was super fun and Keaton was respectful and attentive to each member of our group. I can’t recommend this trip enough. We give it a 6 out if 5 rating!

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October 12, 2022

Product ID: 413040