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Grand Canyon South Rim Tour | Small Group

Grand Canyon South Rim Tour | Small Group

Take in unforgettable views of classic southwestern landscapes. Explore the Grand Canyon South Rim in this incredible tour from Phoenix that covers the deepest and widest parts of the Grand Canyon. This day tour of the South Rim spends approximately three hours in Grand Canyon National Park and some time on Route 66.

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Take in unforgettable views of classic southwestern landscapes. Explore the Grand Canyon South Rim in this incredible tour from Phoenix that covers the deepest and widest parts of the Grand Canyon. This day tour of the South Rim spends approximately three hours in Grand Canyon National Park and some time on Route 66.

Small Group Tour - Available First Thursday of Every Month

 

Tour Overview

After departing the Phoenix metro area, our tour travels through the expansive Sonoran Desert filled with the native saguaro cactus. The scenery begins to change as we increase in elevation and views of the cactus fade into pine trees. As we continue further into Northern Arizona, we will travel the outskirts of the Route 66 town of Flagstaff and from the highway, see the San Francisco Peaks among the seemingly endless Ponderosa Pine Forest, the largest contiguous forest of ponderosa pines in the world.

 

Williams will be our first stop along the tour for a chance to experience Route 66, the iconic American highway steeped in rich tradition. While in Williams, guests will have the opportunity to “get their kicks on Route 66” with walks along the original route, explore the local shops and capture souvenir photos highlighting a bygone era in classic American history. Also known as the Will Rodgers Highway, Route 66 is the most recognizable road in the United States and stretched 2,448 miles from Chicago to California upon completion.

 

You’ll experience about three hours within the National Park marveling at the beauty that is the Grand Canyon. Don’t forget to visit the historic El Tovar Lodge and Hopi House in Grand Canyon Village. While at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park, you will have opportunities to walk the rim, shop and capture an unlimited number of photographs

 

Tour Highlights

Take in unforgettable views of classic southwestern landscapes. Explore the Grand Canyon South Rim in this incredible tour from Phoenix that covers the deepest and widest parts of the Grand Canyon. This day tour of the South Rim spends approximately three hours in Grand Canyon National Park and some time on Route 66.

 

This guided tour of the Grand Canyon South Rim departs from the Phoenix & Scottsdale area between 6:00am and 7:00am, and returns between 7:00pm and 8:00pm. The expert guided tours that DETOURS offers of the South Rim hit all the best things to do at the Grand Canyon to make sure you see all the best sights and attractions on the rim.

 

The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is one of the most accessible areas when touring from Phoenix, thanks to its convenient geographical location. The South Rim is 60 miles north of Williams, Arizona and 80 miles northwest of Flagstaff, Arizona. We travel up scenic route 64 before we reach our ultimate destination.

 

Transportation

These custom touring vehicles are specifically designed for small groups with comfortable, individual captain’s chairs.

 

 

Day Excursion

Take in unforgettable views of classic southwestern landscapes. Explore the Grand Canyon South Rim in this incredible tour from Phoenix that covers the deepest and widest parts of the Grand Canyon. This day tour of the South Rim spends approximately three hours in Grand Canyon National Park and some time on Route 66.

Activity Level 2

High Altitude

This is perfect for those who want a balanced approach to travel. It’s comfortable for walking at least 30-45 minutes over a variety of terrains, and perfect for those who want to explore a new city on foot. With a few hills or flights of stairs, this product level is perfect for those who like to take in everything their destination has to offer.

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • National Park entrance fees

  • Unlimited bottled water

  • All taxes

 

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Meals

  • Guide gratuities

  • Third party activities

 

TRAVEL TIPS

Temperatures in the Grand Canyon are typically 25-30°F cooler than in Phoenix and vary by season. We recommend our guests bring jackets in the event of changing weather patterns.

 

FAQ'S

 

Will I be able to hike into the Canyon?

There will be about an hour and a half of free time during the tour, but we highly recommend staying along the rim. The trails into the canyon can take over 4 hours to reach the bottom and take twice as long to come back out.

 

Will we visit the Skywalk?

No, the Skywalk is at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Our tour covers the South Rim only.

 

How long does it take to get there?

The Grand Canyon is approximately 4 hours from the Phoenix and Scottsdale area. With stops made along the way though, we typically arrive around noon.

 

How long do we spend at the Grand Canyon?

Approximately 3 Hours.

 

What is the weather like?

These are all approximations, please check the weather prior to your tour. Winter temperatures at the Grand Canyon can range from 0-40 degrees fahrenheit. Spring and fall temperature range from 40-70 degrees fahrenheit. Summer temperatures range from 70-90 degrees fahrenheit.

 

What Should I Wear?

We recommend closed-toed shoes year round. During the winter, we recommend layers, long pants, winter coats, gloves, and hats. During spring and fall, we recommend jackets.

 

What Should I Bring?

Weather appropriate clothing, camera, snacks, government issued ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.)

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Hampton Inn North Phoenix Hampton Inn North Phoenix/Happy Valley
2550 W Charlotte Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85085
Mesa Doubletree Mesa Doubletree
1011 West Holmes Avenue, Mesa, AZ
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