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Small-Group Grand Canyon Day Tour from Flagstaff provided by Grand Canyon Adventures

Small-Group Grand Canyon Day Tour from Flagstaff

Small-Group Grand Canyon Day Tour from Flagstaff
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Tour snapshot
Visit several points along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon 
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
13
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    13
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Discover more of the Grand Canyon than if traveling on your own with this small-group tour from Flagstaff. Explore landmarks along the South Rim, and take optional short nature walks to view the historic El Tovar Lodge and Desert View Watchtower from less-visited outlooks. Have a picnic lunch at a Native American site, and make an optional visit to an old Navajo trading post.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See Native American ruins and a Navajo trading post (optional)
  • Get close views of landmarks and wildlife through a telescope
  • Learn about local history, geology, and Native American heritage
What to expect
Get an early start with morning pickup from your Flagstaff hotel. Relax during the approximately hour-long drive to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, where your guide introduces you to the geology and history of this natural wonder. Expect to make between six to eight stops along the South Rim with short optional walks to less-visited outlooks with Grand Canyon views. Your guide shares informative commentary throughout the day, and provides a telescope that can zoom in on the Colorado River to see wildlife and colorful rock formations. See historical buildings including the Desert View Watchtower and El Tovar Lodge, and then stop at Native American ruins for a picnic lunch. Depart the national park by traveling east towards Navajo land, with the option to stop at a Navajo trading post. Your tour ends with drop-off at your Flagstaff hotel, leaving time for you to spend your evening in town.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See Native American ruins and a Navajo trading post (optional)
  • Get close views of landmarks and wildlife through a telescope
  • Learn about local history, geology, and Native American heritage
What to expect
Get an early start with morning pickup from your Flagstaff hotel. Relax during the approximately hour-long drive to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, where your guide introduces you to the geology and history of this natural wonder. Expect to make between six to eight stops along the South Rim with short optional walks to less-visited outlooks with Grand Canyon views. Your guide shares informative commentary throughout the day, and provides a telescope that can zoom in on the Colorado River to see wildlife and colorful rock formations. See historical buildings including the Desert View Watchtower and El Tovar Lodge, and then stop at Native American ruins for a picnic lunch. Depart the national park by traveling east towards Navajo land, with the option to stop at a Navajo trading post. Your tour ends with drop-off at your Flagstaff hotel, leaving time for you to spend your evening in town.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 9640P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • National Park fees
  • Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Lipan Point
  • Entry/Admission - Tusayan Ruins and Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Moran Point
  • Entry/Admission - Yavapai Geology Museum
Exclusions
  • Gratuities Greatly Appreciated
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • 400 S Malpais Ln, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA
Additional information
  • Tour departs from Grand Canyon Adventures office in Flagstaff, AZ. Free parking is available.
  • A small amount of walking is involved, comfortable walking shoes are advised
  • Minimum age is 4 years old. This tour is not suitable for infants or toddlers.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • National Park fees
  • Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Lipan Point
  • Entry/Admission - Tusayan Ruins and Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Moran Point
  • Entry/Admission - Yavapai Geology Museum
Exclusions
  • Gratuities Greatly Appreciated
Departure details
  • 400 S Malpais Ln, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Tour departs from Grand Canyon Adventures office in Flagstaff, AZ. Free parking is available.
  • A small amount of walking is involved, comfortable walking shoes are advised
  • Minimum age is 4 years old. This tour is not suitable for infants or toddlers.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    400 S Malpais Ln
    400 S Malpais Ln, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA
    See address & details
  • 1
    Lipan Point
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Tusayan Ruins and Museum
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Moran Point
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Yavapai Geology Museum
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Lori I
3 contributions
Jun 2021
We were within a couple blocks of the business and easily walked, but we appreciated the ability to get picked up by the company had we been staying elsewhere. My mother Dorann made the reservation for her and me and found the process user-friendly and informative and also a good price for the included activities and amenities. When we arrived, we were greeted warmly by all staff and introduced to our guide for the day, PJ. Since everyone expected had arrived, we left earlier than planned. En route, PJ made us aware of the available snacks and beverages included in our excursion. He didn't wait until we got to the actual Grand Canyon before making the experience as interesting as possible by explaining the various foliage, wildlife, and mountains and other noteworthy parts of the Arizona landscape as we traveled. We also learned about the various Native American tribes in and around the Grand Canyon. PJ was very personable and easy to talk to and answered all questions willingly and entertainingly. Once we got to the Canyon, we had several great photo opportunities and were able to view historical buildings nearby. PJ had a telescope with him that he set up at various locations to give all of us a sense of the vastness of the Canyon, such as the boats on the river and the people on the trails who could not be seen with the naked eye from the top of the South Rim. Lunch was amazing as well, and there was plenty of food. We were given ample opportunity to look around at each of the several stops we made on our journey. We both highly recommend this company and this tour guide and would definitely consider booking with Grand Canyon Adventures in the future.
Written 13 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

KSSeaB
Henderson, NV2,179 contributions
Jul 2021
As promised, Tour Guide P.J. picked us up at our hotel at the designated time. The van was comfortable enough. P.J. is extremely knowledgeable, having lived in the area for decades. He is very personable.

The picnic lunch was delicious. Just sandwiches but on home-made bread and very fresh ingredients, generous amounts of meat and cheese. The lunch also included yummy pasta salad and fresh fruit. There were snacks on board the bus as well as cold water.

Initially, I thought this tour was pricey but it is 8-hours in length. We covered a lot of territory and learned a lot. P.J. did a great job even though our group consisted of people with varying degrees of mobility.

If you can afford this tour, I highly recommend it. Why bother driving yourself when you can get a guided tour AND leave the driving (and parking) to someone else?
Written 9 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mary S
1 contribution
Jul 2021
We signed up for a day tour of the Grand Canyon after talking to Drew of GCA about their tour and our own limitations (of the three of us, two are 73 years of age, with one limited as to mobility, requiring a cane, and our third member is a special needs adult son 31 years old.

Our tour guide, Chris, was incredibly personable and knowledgeable, and quickly won over our son (who told us before the tour he would rather stay at the hotel in Flagstaff than accompany us). Chris got our son's attention and showed him so much of the park's beauty and the "no two vantage points alike" aspect of the many stops we made. We had a wonderful picnic lunch with the other eight members of our group.

Chris took particular care to make sure the mother/grandmother of our three participants, who walks with a cane and had mobility limitations, was dropped off close to viewing overlooks and was included in telescopic views of Phantom Ranch and the Colorado River rapids.

At the end of the day, our son told us he had left several items in the GCA van that carried us through the tour. Drew and Chris located our son's item and assured that they were delivered to us at the hotel.

We will be recommending GCA to all our friends and family, and to whoever reads this review. What a wonderful day!

Vance, Mary, and James Salter, Miami, Florida
Written 23 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marla C
3 contributions
Feb 2022
We had an absolute wonderful day trip to the Grand Canyon. Our guide Matt was top notch, and if you are fortunate enough to get him, you will not be unsatisfied. I would highly recommend Grand Canyon Adventures to anyone who is looking for a great day trip.
Written 25 February 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

James_p_b
Franklin, TN3 contributions
Jun 2021
We had an incredible experience with Grand Canyon Adventures. We embarked on our 1-day tour of the Grand Canyon on Friday, June 11, with our guide, Scott. There were only 6 other tourists in our group, and we thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them. Scott is knowledgeable, professional, courteous, and fun. On our ride from Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon, he provided running commentary about what we were seeing out our window, and he was a wealth of knowledge about the Grand Canyon itself, including geography, geology, history, and the culture of indigenous peoples. He made multiple stops to show us the most breathtaking views of the canyon, and he would bring out his telescope and tripod and show us various points of interest (including the rapids on the Colorado River). He also he served us our catered lunch (excellent deli sandwiches with pasta salad and fruit) at a cool, shady spot. In the van he carried lots of snacks, soft drinks, and water. Our day was thoroughly enjoyable, and we highly recommend Grand Canyon Adventures to get the most out of your visit to the Grand Canyon.
Written 23 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Buck A
3 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
As part of our honeymoon, we signed up for a day trip to the Grand Canyon with Grand Canyon Adventures. We ended up basically having a private tour with just me, my wife and our tour guide/driver Chad. Chad was great and very informative about the canyon and the history and geology of the area. The weather started out nice but gradually turned sour as the day progressed. Chad took us to several beautiful vantage points to see the canyon and told us about its history. As the weather turned and a blizzard set in, we began to head back to Flagstaff. Chad was a very safe driver and handled the heavy snow very well despite having to turn around on the mountain that had become impassible. We ended up doubling back and took the interstate to get back to Flagstaff in near white-out conditions at times. Chad was very professional and cool and even recommended a delicious Thai restaurant in Flagstaff! I would highly recommend Grand Canyon Adventures if you’re traveling through Northern Arizona.
Written 4 January 2021
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Bruno
2 contributions
May 2021
My wife and I took your fantastic Grand Canyon tour from Flagstaff with 5 of our family members. Only one member of our group had been to the Canyon prior.
From the time we drove from Flagstaff our tour guy filled us with history of the area, the canyon and continued until we returned to Flagstaff. He was personal. Informative and extremely knowledgeable.
At each and every stop the Grand Canyon views were breathtaking and beyond words, It looked like a painting.
Prior to booking the tour we were thinking of taking the train but we are so lucky to have changed our minds and took the small group Grand Canyon day tour. We would have never seen nor learned as much by train.
We would highly recommend this wonderful tour.
Bruno and Ellen
Written 3 May 2021
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Sabrina
Chandler, AZ9 contributions
I wanted to show the Grand Canyon to my best friend and decided to opt in for a tour. Drew, our tour guide was so knowledgeable about the site, geology in general and his knowledge on other national parks in the US that made us two nerds appreciate the tour ten times more. He was friendly, funny and loved talking for hours ans encouraged questions constantly so there was never a dull moment with Drew. I appreciated the amazing spots he introduced us to so that way we saw the Grand Canyon through his expert lens especially since he brought his own mini binoculars and telescope. That made a bug difference. The group became best friends by the end of our day trip as well. I do recommend taking such tours in April / May time frame before it gets too hot or October. Rafting in Grand Canyon is whole other trip that requires more preparation as well as hiking rim to rim. So, this tour is the perfect intro to Grand Canyon for any age group. We even had fluent free sandwich options. Thank you for a wonderful tour!
Written 9 May 2021
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Anita S
Deatsville, AL10 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
It was a fun day, filled with a lot of info but not too much. We had a scare of a thunder and lightning storm and our guide was very concerned for our safety. They packed a really great lunch.
Had plenty of water and snacks that was all included.
I would definitely recommend this tour company to any of my friends that want to tour the Grand Canyon. Plus it is a small business that I definitely support.
Way to do out standing customer service in society that seems to be lacking in that area now days.
Written 23 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

hiflts
Greensboro, GA15 contributions
Apr 2021
This was an excellent experience. We had a small group of eight people. The two of us were picked up at a local hotel at the exact time stated! We traveled in a 15 passenger standup van that was very comfortable. Our guide, John, was outstanding. His knowledge and ability to take us to certain points gave us a great overview of the Grand Canyon. Our lunch consisted of freshly made sandwiches from a local deli. John had also brought along soft drinks, gatorade and water. There was also an abundant supply of snacks. I can’t think of anything that was missing from this trip!
Written 9 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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