Sedona

Small-Group Grand Canyon Complete Tour from Sedona or Flagstaff

Sedona, USA

From $207.62

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

  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

This Grand Canyon day trip from Flagstaff or Sedona is limited to no more than 14 people, ensuring you enjoy a more personalized Grand Canyon experience. The tour blends ancient ruins, lava fields, majestic volcanoes, and amazing views throughout Grand Canyon National Park and the remarkable Painted Desert. Highlights include a drive along the South Rim and East Rim; visits to Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument and Wupatki National Monument; and a Southwestern lunch at a historic Navajo reservation.
  • Visit the fascinating ancient Wupatki ruins and Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
  • Drive along the East Rim and South Rim, stopping to enjoy the views and explore by foot
  • Enjoy lunch at the historic Cameron Trading Post on a Navajo reservation
  • Small-group tour limited to 14 people ensures personalized attention from your informative guide

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Enjoy entrance to the Grand Canyon through a lesser-known gate with a smaller-than-average tour group.

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Sedona & Flagstaff Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Enjoy a complementary lunch on the Navajo Nation and bottle water provided throughout the day
  • Beautiful Grand Canyon vistas from the East and South Rim
  • Visit remarkable ancient ruins, dramatic lava fields, and majestic volcanoes
  • Amazing photo opportunities all-day
  • Smaller group size allows for personalized attention from your knowledgeable, fun tour guide
  • HOTEL INFORMATION REQUIRED 72 HOURS PRIOR TO TOUR DATE
  • 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 enjoyed your tour
  • Guests are required to provide their own car seat/booster seat for their tour.

Meeting And Pickup

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Pickup details

*Complimentary Sedona, Village of Oak Creek & Flagstaff hotel pickup (pickup within city limits only). Departs Sedona Daily 7-7:30am and returns approximately 6:00-6:30 pm. (Duration 11 hours) Departs Flagstaff Daily 8-8:30am and returns approximately 5-5:30pm. (Duration 9 hours) HOTEL INFORMATION IS REQUIRED 72 HOURS PRIOR TO TOUR DATE

What To Expect

This tour covers a lot of ground in and around Grand Canyon National Park, so its an early morning pickup from your Flagstaff or Sedona hotel to kick off your day of travel via mini-coach.

Wupatki National Monument is your first major stop. As your guide explains, the ancient Native American civilization of Sinagua lived here for 400 years. Then ancient desert dwellers witnessed the dramatic eruption of Sunset Crater Volcano nearly a millennium ago, which destroyed their homes and forced them out. Your tour includes a visit to the lava fields at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.

Take a break from touring with a stop for lunch at the historic Cameron Trading Post. The view of the Little Colorado River Gorge from the deck here is especially striking.

After lunch, re-board your mini-coach to head into the Grand Canyon for an afternoon of exploring this magnificent natural wonder. Stop at lookout points along the canyon's East Rim and South Room for dramatic vistas of gorges below. There's time at leisure for exploring on your own at your own pace.

Throughout the entire day, whether you're exploring by foot or on the mini-coach, your expert guide teaches you about the history, archaeology, geology, and flora and fauna of the Grand Canyon and the surrounding area.

Grand Canyon South Rim

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Wupatki National Monument

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

East Rim Drive

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Redstone Tours (Pass By)

Cameron Trading Post

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Grand Canyon Village

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and a hat are strongly advised
  • Layers are suggested for fall, winter, and spring months
  • HOTEL INFORMATION IS REQUIRED 72 HOURS PRIOR TO TOUR DATE
  • 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 Sedona Daily 7-7:30am and returns approximately 6:00-6:30 pm. (Duration 11 hours) Departs Flagstaff 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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Donna_G
Cat was the best tour guide. She was full of information, stories, kind, and funny. This tour took the stress away of driving from Sedona to the Grand Canyon, finding the locations to visit, parking, and locating lunch. They did it all and added a great tour guide along with the package. I would recommend using this tour to visit the Grand Canyon. Wonderful experience.

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absolutely riveting mate
Gracia_L, Mar 2024
our tour guide Mike, or Joe, or Popeye (he had many names) was just fantastic. really smashing stuff. learned a lot about the indigenous peoples of the land (LAND BACK!!) and had a lovely lunch. Super knowledgeable dude. Even gave some tips on how to fix my film camera. Yes it was expensive considering we are young and don’t have a ton of money but it was worth the money if you can afford it. I didn’t want to travel to the canyon alone and die of heat stroke.
Fun tour
Sylvia_J, Feb 2024
JR was very informative and fun. He made the time fly. He created a fun photo op for us and made the tour delightful.
Grand day at the Grand Canyon
Gerald_T, Feb 2024
Kurt was excellent! He was passionate and very knowledgeable abiut the Grand Canyon and everything in between! Very professional, punctual and just a great person to lead the tour!
Great my 6th time with the this Tour Company
Patricia_P, Feb 2024
Brian and his experience growing up on the Reservation and his interesting life. And of course the scenery at the Grand Canyon
Best way to explore the Grand Canyon+
Kelli_s, Feb 2024
Perfect way to explore the Grand Canyon! Kudos to Mark, our knowledgeable guide, I learned so much about AZ in a day. The van was super-comfortable and we truly went to the best sites you can explore in a day! Book this trip!!!
Fun and interesting!
Elizabeth_C, Feb 2024
Loved the entire experience! Brian was a great tour guide - knowledgeable, humorous, and kind. Lunch was a surprisingly good treat.
Great tour of Grand Canyon/Wupatki/Sunset Crater
Lori_D, Feb 2024
Highly enjoyed this 10 hour tour with Scott as the guide. He was very personable and knowledgeable and it was obvious he knew all the lesser-known little things that made the tour stand out from the legions of others out there.
The Perfect Day!
Jennifer_P, Feb 2024
The perfect day trip! Everything was wonderfully planned out yet gave us enough time in each spot so nothing felt rushed. The sights were breathtaking! Our tour guide, Sheldon, was phenomenal! Very personable and extremely knowledgeable. We felt very lucky to have been on his tour.
Information overload but good tour
Lauren_C, Feb 2024
While the tour itself was well executed and our guide was very knowledgeable about Native American culture and history, it was info overload for our family. Our guide never stopped speaking the entire way there and it was almost impossible to digest the information he was imparting. We would’ve liked more information about the actual Grand Canyon but if he shared that information, it got lost in the info overload. I suggest our guide is better suited for groups without children. The day was fun, GC breathtaking and lunch very good!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Dear Valued Guest, thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. We thank you for your positive comments on the tour execution, the knowledgeable guide, the great lunch, and the breathtaking Grand Canyon. Here are some of our thoughts...I cannot recall a guest ever being unhappy with the information a professional guide provides. We find communication to be the key. Our guide has indicated that your group never pulled him aside and shared your review thoughts with him. Our experience is that it is better to communicate when we are still in a position to positively impact your experience. Additionally, as in all walks of life, some folks are better suited for family interaction. We frequently honor requests from guests in advance of their tour requesting a kid-friendly guide.
Great experience! Would definitely recommend.
Mary_S, Feb 2024
The whole day was awesome! Saw so much. Our guide/driver was great! So much knowledge. Kept us on time. The Grand Canyon must be seen in person to appreciate. Our van was very comfortable. Made a good choice selecting this tour.
Scott was amazing very...
STEVEN_S, Feb 2024
Scott was amazing very knowledgeable entertaining and courteous knew all the right places to go will tell my friends
Wonderful Way to Visit the Grand Canyon from Sedona
Dawn_G, Feb 2024
Great way to see the Grand Canyon from the Sedona area. Our guide (Jason) was knowledgeable and full of lots of insights and stories about the area. We were first on and last off for our traveling buddies - total of 7 passengers in the van. He talked about the Sedona area as we drove to pick up the other passengers - bonus! Lunch (part of the price) was also a win! I was the main driver on this, our first trip to the area, so I was grateful to just be able to relax and take in the view. The Grand Canyon is amazing.
Life’s an “Adventure”
Jennifer_B, Feb 2024
Ed=Amazing & Knowledgeable Views=Spectacular Tour size=Perfect Highly Recommend A must see and do while in Sedona or Flagstaff!
Amazing
Pamela_D, Feb 2024
Our guide Dom was amazing. He was so knowledgeable and helpful. We saw so many interesting and incredible things. I cannot recommend it more. Definitely worth it.
Great Day Out
Elizabeth_D, Feb 2024
Had a wonderful time and met some lovely people on the day! Saw some very interesting ruins and lunch was very hearty and filling at Cameron’s! But the best experience was the Grand Canyon and Scott our driver/guide took us to some great lookouts. Recommend this trip to everyone.
Grand Canyon Tour
Richard_H, Jan 2024
Our tour guide, Ed, was very knowledgable and entertaining. Went out of his way to make sure that everyone was happy with the experience.
Great time visiting the Grand Canyon and surrounding areas
Christine_D, Jan 2024
We loved our guide who was very knowledgeable and shared much interesting Info that we wouldn't have had without him.
Small Group Tour of GCNP
Alina_O, Jan 2024
I had never been to Grand Canyon National Park before, so I decided to book a small group tour with Viator, and I'm so glad I did. Sped of Ma Pa Tours was a fantastic tour guide - he was very knowledgeable about Navajo Nation and about the Grand Canyon's history and geology. Our guide was able to accommodate our small group of 6, which included participants whose age groups ranged from 20s/30s to senior citizens. At each stop, we were given the opportunity to take photos and walk around to take in the beautiful scenery. For lunch we stopped at the Cameron Trading Post, where we were given a chance to try authentic Navajo dishes, which encompassed beef stew and tacos. As someone who isn't a seasoned hiker, I felt that this tour perfectly suited my needs, and gave me a good look at the Grand Canyon. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who is looking to enjoy a laid-back, stress free day of breathtaking scenery and fascinating history! Thank you, Sped!
Kurt's amazing knowledge...
David_U, Jan 2024
Kurt's amazing knowledge and sharing history really made the tour incredible. We will definitely share with friends.
Perfect way to get...
Graham_D, Jan 2024
Perfect way to get everything experienced in a single day. Comfortable, informative and everything you could ask for experience wise. 10 out of 10.
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