Small-Group or Private Grand Canyon with Sedona Tour from Phoenix

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Small Group Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip

From $235.00

Price varies by group size

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 13 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Journey through stunning Arizona landscapes on this full-day tour from the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. Visit the Grand Canyon and explore Sedona with an expert guide who handles all the driving and logistics, leaving you free to soak in the incredible scenery. Explore highlights of the Grand Canyon, and drive through the Sonoran Desert on this small-group tour. With numbers limited to 13 participants, you can enjoy a more intimate experience of the Southwest's natural beauty.
  • Small-group or private full day tour of the Grand Canyon
  • Your Knowledgeable guide will show you the best viewpoints
  • Drive through the Sonoran Desert and Coconino National Forest
  • Photo stops in Sedona plus scenic drive through Oak Creek Canyon
  • 13-seater custom tour van with high ceilings and captain's chairs - or - private SUV

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Small-group tour (up to 13 passengers)
  • Public Tour - Transport by air-conditioned van with HIGH CEILINGS and captain's chair seating
  • Hotel pickup *Select hotels - Even if your hotel is on the list, we may need you to meet.
  • Bottled water
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

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Pickup details

Please note: For the small group tour, we do not pick up at private residences on and we do not guarantee pickup for all hotels. Even if your hotel is on the list, there may be a chance you'll need to meet at an alternate location. If need be, the supplier will determine a location you can meet to be picked up for your excursion. Also, if you choose a hotel to meet at, we cannot guarantee free parking unless you contact the supplier and inquire about free parking. Tour supplier contact details will be provided on your pre-paid voucher. PICK UP TIME is between 6-7am however the supplier will contact you the afternoon prior to your tour date with an exact pick up time. Return time is between 7-8pm. For private tours, we pick up from most hotels and residences in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe.

What To Expect

After morning pickup at select locations in Phoenix or Scottsdale, relax on your drive through the Sonora Desert, en route to some of the American Southwest's most beautiful highlights.

Your drive brings you through the expansive Sonoran Desert filled with the native saguaro cactus. The scenery begins to change as you increase in elevation and views of the cactus fade into pine trees. As you continue further into northern Arizona, 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, one of the largest contiguous forests of ponderosa pines in the world.

You will pitstop in Sedona, which includes a photo stop at Bell Rock, approximately 30 minutes of free time in Uptown Sedona and the scenic drive through Oak Creek Canyon

Your van climbs up to 6,000 feet (1,800 meters) before you reach your first stopping point in Grand Canyon National Park. Expect ample time to explore the features around the deepest and widest part of the canyon, which measures 277 miles (445 km) in length. Visit the El Tovar Hotel and Hopi House in Grand Canyon Village, and have time to shop, go for a walk, grab lunch (own expense), and visit cultural exhibits along the rim.

Your tour ends in the evening upon your return to your starting point in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area.

Phoenix (Pass By)


45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Grand Canyon South Rim

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Arizona state law requires children under 8 years to have either a child seat or booster. Child seats are not provided, please bring your own
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Wheelchairs are acceptable as long as they fold up and can be slid into the vehicle.
  • We do not guarantee pickup for all hotels. Even if your hotel is on the list, there may be a chance you'll need to meet at an alternate location. Any guest staying outside of Phoenix, Scottsdale or Tempe will be required to meet at an alternate location to be determined by supplier. Tour supplier contact details will be provided on your pre-paid voucher.
  • The Grand Canyon South Rim is a 7,000 foot elevation, please note this if you have concerns about altitude.
  • There is NOT a restroom on the van. Comfort stops are made throughout the day.
  • Supplier is not responsible for road or viewing conditions due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 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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Great tour guide, live rhe information given on the trip up and back. Stoped at 4 great viewing places along the southern rim. Highly recommend, much better than driving yourself from Scotsdale!


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Excellent and Comfortable Tour!
Samuel_G, Feb 2024
This tour was fantastic! Derek was our guide and he was excellent, providing lots of insightful information about everything we were seeing throughout the trip, with a couple of shorter periods of silence in case anyone wanted to take a nap. We were picked up directly from our hotel in downtown Phoenix (which was not actually on their list of hotels they pick up at when you book) early in the morning and were returned there in the evening. We got lucky (the trip was in early February) and there was a huge snowfall at the canyon and in Flagstaff a couple days before our tour. The mountains during the drive up were all covered in snow as we reached farther north and the canyon had snow at the top as well! It was a unique experience that we will never forget. This is a must-do for anyone who is on a time-crunch and no car, but has a day to go see the Grand Canyon. It is one of the most amazing things we have ever seen in our lives. The stop in Sedona on the way back was definitely worth it as well. The van was very comfortable with plenty of space. We highly recommend this tour!
Grand Canyon/Sedona Tour - worthwhile
Christopher_V, Feb 2024
John (guide) was great! Views were fantastic. Well worth the bus ride. Very knowledgeable and considerate. He was a fun tour guide which helped with the long drive from Scottsdale to the Grand Canyon.
John was a wonderful...
Vernon_W, Feb 2024
John was a wonderful guide. He gave us excellent information and time to see the sites we wanted to see. We had a wonderful time.
Wonderful experience
Benjamin_T, Feb 2024
First time to see the Grand Canyon. Great trip, great driver/guide, very educational. Beautiful views.
The Best Possible Experience
Charles_P, Feb 2024
OUR guide was wonderful and very informative. He took us to all the key places and gave informative background and history of each place. It was this way all the way out and back. He answered questions I didn't even know I wanted to ask. When you see what is involved with the travel and knowing where and what to see the cost was very reasonable. Not having to drive to each location allowed me to enjoy and view the trip all the way. The large van was very comfortable and viewing was very good.
Definitely worth it
William_C, Feb 2024
Tour guide was very knowledge and personable. Comfortable ride and takes you to the notable spots. If you’re considering to see the Grand Canyon or not, it’s incredible and this tour was worth the money and an awesome experience.
Great views of the canyon in the snow!
Matthias_v, Feb 2024
Wonderful trip with great views. Smooth riding and changes in itinerary well discussed with the group. Tracy was a great driver and guide. Bring your own lunch to be able to hike a bit into the canyon during lunch (bright angel, although one will have to careful plan when to turn around to be back in time). Good flexibility to respond to weather conditions. Sedona during sunset was gorgeous.
Unforgettable Trip
Mary_E, Feb 2024
Amazing tour! First class service and professional staff. They made this once in a lifetime experience unforgettable!
A Grand Adventure Day!!
Steve_W, Feb 2024
The ride to the canyon was almost as great as our destination! Mark shared his humor and knowledge along the way. Seeing the Grand Canyon and Sedona was a bucket list item for us. Seeing it with Mark was an added bonus! Thank you❤️
Truly an otherworldly experience
Cheryl_C, Feb 2024
No doubt the highlight was the scenery and our guide John!! He was so very knowledgeable and extremely social and yet very professional.
Great Tour & Guide!
Ashley_H, Feb 2024
Tracy is an amazing guide! He knows so much about the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and even towns along the way. We loved all of his recommendations and he made it a great, memorable experience!
Mihaela_A, Jan 2024
Shannon, great guide. Very knowledgeable, lots of interesting stories. Excellent experience. Grand Canyon is exactly what it says, grand and grandiose.
Shannon was a fantastic...
George_K, Jan 2024
Shannon was a fantastic tour guide, extremely passionate and knowledgeable. Shannon went above and beyond and was really attentive towards the groups needs.
Once in a Lifetime!
Laurence_M, Jan 2024
Shannon was a great guide- she was friendly, kind, and a great driver too. We appreciated her sharing her Navajo culture, her love for the canyon, and her great intuitive choices regarding which order to do the route in- the weather cooperated perfectly!
Perfect experience
Anthony_R, Jan 2024
Mark was an excellent guide, got us to and from each destination on time and provided us an excellent experience of a lifetime. What a beautiful day to experience the canyon for the first time. My father and I had a great time and I'm blown away - we will remember this forever.
Sedona and Grand Canyon Tour
Anil_M, Jan 2024
We were picked up from our hotel at the scheduled time. The touring company took us to Sedona and stopped their van at 3 places to show us mountains, town and creek. Robert (driver) explained the sites very well. Then he drove us to Grand Canyon. Robert again did an amazing job explaining and showing the south rim area. He stopped at several locations to show us the Canyon. Excellent job. He dropped us back in the hotel at the schedule. This is the best trip we had.
Great stops, spectacular views!
mfarid, Jan 2024
Excellent trip and very co for table bus. The driver was also our tour guide and was knowledgeable, fun and safe. A great experience l, all-in-all.
Beautiful tour!
Ranee_A, Jan 2024
I absolutely loved this tour! Getting to spend a short time in Sedona and then a beautiful drive up to the Grand Canyon. Tour Guide Mark was a 10/10! He made the drive enjoyable and showed us so many great sights at the Grand Canyon. I highly recommend this tour to get a taste of the beauty of Arizona.
Such a great trip!...
Lauren_W, Jan 2024
Such a great trip! Learned a lot and saw everything we wanted to. Definitely a long day but very well worth it - Highly recommend!
Nice aventure in Gran Canyon trip
STAVROS_N, Jan 2024
It was very nice trip and the Guide was very helpflul giving a lot of explanations about the trip, very well deserved the money paid! The car was also very confortable surely will recomend this excursión to friends

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