Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Flagstaff

Flagstaff, USA
Grand Canyon South Rim from Flagstaff with Optional Helicopter Flight
  • 9 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visit the Grand Canyon on a full-day tour from Flagstaff. Stop at viewpoints along the South Rim drive including Grand Canyon Village, Yavapai Point, Lipan Point, and Desert View Watchtower. On the return to Flagstaff, spend time at the Cameron Trading Post, which carries art work and handicrafts made by Native American artists. Includes entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Full-day tour to the Grand Canyon from Flagstaff
  • Drive to viewpoints along the South Rim including Yavapai Point, Lipan Point, and Desert View
  • Learn about the natural history of Grand Canyon National Park from your guide's informative commentary
  • See works by Native American artists at Cameron Trading Post
  • Includes entrance fees, guide, and hotel pickup and drop-off

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Majestic views along the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park
  • Arizona State Law Requires All Children Eight Years and Younger to be in a Car Seat/Booster Seat.
  • 20% tip for your guide recommended if you enjoy your tour
  • Lunch is not included, you will be given time to enjoy lunch on your own at Grand Canyon Village
  • Guests are required to provide their own car seat/booster seat for their tour.

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:00 AM

Pickup details

*Complimentary Flagstaff hotel pickup approximately 8:00-8:30 am (Flagstaff pickup within city limits only). Minimum 4 guests required for tour to operate. HOTEL INFORMATION REQUIRED 72 HOURS PRIOR TO TOUR DATE Departs Daily 8-8:30am and returns approximately 5-5:30pm. (Duration 9 hours)

What To Expect

Your Grand Canyon tour begins with morning pickup from your Flagstaff hotel in a climate-controlled vehicle, and a scenic drive to the Grand Canyon.

Head out of Flagstaff and pass through Oak Creek Canyon and on to the Colorado Plateau. Look for the San Francisco Peaks, a volcanic mountain range with Arizona´s highest mountain, and the historic town of Williams on Route 66.

Upon arrival at Grand Canyon National Park, stop at the overlook at Grand Canyon Village to soak in the views across the majestic canyon. Keep an eye out for condors – the world´s largest bird.

After lunch at Maswik Café, your guide takes you to the top viewpoints along the South Rim, Visit Yavapai Point, which also has a geology museum; Lipan Point, where you can look down into the canyon; and Desert View, which has a historic watchtower and Hopi art.

Later, drive along the Little Colorado Rover and stop at the historic Cameron Trading Post. The trading post opened in the early 1900s on the Navajo reservation and carries fine handicrafts and art from Hopi, Zuni and Navajo artists.

As you drive back to Flagstaff, watch the sunset light up the sky over the high desert. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off.

Grand Canyon South Rim

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Grand Canyon Village

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lipan Point

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Grand Canyon Desert View Watchtower

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Angel's Gate Tours (Pass By)

Cameron Trading Post

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Arizona State Law Requires All Children Eight Years and Younger to be in a Car Seat/Booster Seat. Guests are required to provide their own car seat/booster seat for their tour.
  • Departs Daily 8-8:30am and returns approximately 5-5:30pm. (Duration 9 hours)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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We enjoyed seeing the lava flow from Sunset Crater. The Grand Canyon sites that our guide, Steve, chose were beautiful . He was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained with Arizona trivia!


39 reviews
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Guide was great! Really...
Susan_G, Nov 2023
Guide was great! Really informative and took time to talk to kids about their questions. Van was too small and crowded.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
We do conduct our tours in a fourteen-passenger touring van, but we do not fill with fourteen passengers. Your tour only had eight adults and two children total in the van and that was during the busy Holiday week. We reupholster our van seats with additional padding and they are cleaned in and out daily. Thank you for your Guide review and we are very happy your kids enjoyed the tour!
Easy, relaxing way to see the Grand Canyon!
Jean_M, Oct 2023
Seeing the Grand Canyon for the very first time! Cat - out wonderful guide - gave us lots of interesting facts about the history and geology of the Grand Canyon. It’s so nice to have someone else do the driving too. I liked Cat’s choices of music. And her train whistle!
Andrea is the BEST!
Bianca_M, Jul 2023
This trip was amazing! Andrea made this trip easy! She was very knowledgeable and personable. She took us to the best spots and was so chill and easygoing. She knew a lot about everything. We got to see the Grand Canyon from a lot of different angles. Even got to hike up a little trail named the Bright Angel Trail. Would definitely recommend this trip but definitely with her!
Our tour guide Jeff was...
Chris_P, Mar 2023
Our tour guide Jeff was amazing. He was knowledgeable, patient, and considerate. We really enjoyed the Hopi ruins. The canyon was awe-inspiring and beautiful.
The trip is pretty short...
Margaret_B, Mar 2022
The trip is pretty short (especially leaving from Flagstaff) and a bit too commercial for my taste. We stopped for a long time at a US private-owned (NOT EVEN native American-owned) shopping area. We stopped at 3-4 viewpoints at the Grand Canyon and that was it ... The guide was extremely nice and pleasant though.
Steve was a wonderful...
Lauren_M, Feb 2022
Steve was a wonderful tour guide! He showed us parts of the park (and off park) we never would have gone to on our own. He had knowledge of literally everything and gladly shared it. The views were unreal, a wonderful day. The only part we didn't necessarily enjoy was the fact that we were the only ones wearing masks in a van. Masks were optional inside the van during a pandemic? I'm a nurse, so I don't think that makes a ton of sense. People were coughing in the van all day. Otherwise, a great tour.
Jennifer_R, Jul 2021
Tour guide was awesome. Great stops and lively descriptions of history and geology. East rim is Definately worth the drive.
Perfect Blend of Scenic sites and Knowledge
Karen_J, Jun 2021
We enjoyed seeing the lava flow from Sunset Crater. The Grand Canyon sites that our guide, Steve, chose were beautiful . He was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained with Arizona trivia!
Great South Rim Tour
Kerantha_P, Jun 2021
This was the perfect 1 day tour of the grand canyon. Our guide was knowledgeable and very accommodating to the needs of all his customers. Really great tour!
Kevin was a world of...
John_R, Apr 2021
Kevin was a world of knowledge and he included everyone's interests all day long. He addressed everyone by name, and made sure every one one of us had all our questions answered
Great tour
Sara_I, Mar 2021
Good tour. Brought to places with spectacular views. Guide was very informative. Was given freedom to roam around as we pleased. Van was very clean
Great tour
Jan_M, Oct 2020
Burt was great! He made the tour fun and informative. Plenty of opportunities and time to see amazing sites.
South rim tour with Matt
KENNETH_C, Oct 2020
Matt was very knowledgeable and was a pleasure to spend the day with. He made the day very enjoyable. Give him a raise.
Beautiful tour
Joan_H, Feb 2020
Our guide, Dave, was very knowledgeable. Being able to see the BEST views and get insights to the Native cultures was the best ! Thank you SO much !! Definitely worth it!!
The history and the views
roberterickson54759, Feb 2020
Matt was very educated and funny. Great trip would recommend. He stopped at his favorites that he thought were best and I completely agree.
Amazing day!
Michael_H, Jan 2020
Matt was a great guide. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and funny. The Grand Canyon was amazing. We could have driven the same route in our car, but not had nearly the wonderful and rich experience as we had with our group. My teen daughter and I came away with a deeper understanding of the canyon and the history of the native and nonnative Americans. Great day and amazing pictures to our day.
South Rim over pass
TAYLORBR549, Jul 2019
Rick the pilot was great! We enjoyed every minute of the flight over the South Rim of the canyon. The helicopter was in great shape and the flight was very comfortable. Wish we could have flown down to the canyon floor next to the Colorado River.
Grand Canyon Van Tour
Wanda M, Oct 2018
Tour guide, Catherine, was wonderful. The day was foggy and a lot of snow and no visability. Never saw any views of the canyon. Weather was to clear up by noon, but kept getting worse. No one can do anything about weather, so I will be back. The excellent rating is for Catherine. Weather gets a 0. We also had an excellent lunch at Maswik Lodge.
We pre-booked this tour via Viator...
Massimo G, Apr 2018
We pre-booked this tour via Viator before we left home. This was our first trip in Grand Canyon. The trip was fantastic from beginning to end. We were collected from our hotel in Flagstaff in a minibus on time. Our tour guide J.R. was friendly and knowledgable. We really enjoyed our adventure and would love to do it again.
JR was awesome!!! In addition to his...
Catalina_C, Feb 2018
JR was awesome!!! In addition to his knowledge he is very funny and a great human being. I can't stop thinking when we will go back to see more!!!

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