Grand Canyon Deluxe Tour From Flagstaff
Taking the Grand Canyon tour from Flagstaff gives you a nice hotel to try, and you are staying in comfort when traveling out of Flagstaff for the tour. The tour is one of the best that you can take because it shows you how gorgeous this place is without doing anything other than taking pictures and hiking.
You are led down to the Grand Canyon on this tour with help from your professional tour guide. The guide knows the area perfectly, and they have studied it many times over. They know the tranquil parts of the river that are easy to cross, and they know the parts of the canyon that are easy to camp in. You could camp one day, or you might simply take a half-day another time.
The Grand Canyon tour from Flagstaff helps you learn all about the canyon, and it provides you with a map that shows you exactly where you are going. You must look into what the route is, and you could ask the tour guide to stop at all the best picture spots. You are told tales of people who died on the river, who vanished, and those who might have hidden gold here.
Take the tour out from Flagstaff when the city is part of your vacation, and you must plan to have a lot of time on the canyon where you can see it in all its glory. The tour guide keeps you safe, and they get you in and out quickly.
You must take this tour from Flagstaff because it helps you see the Grand Canyon in what could be your only chance to do so.
Enjoy a day filled with fantastic Grand Canyon experiences plus so much more. The day begins with a scenic drive up Highway 89a, a National Scenic Byway. The road winds through the canyon from Flagstaff to the tall pine forests near Flagstaff. On the way, you'll have fabulous views of Arizona's highest mountains, the San Francisco Peaks, a dormant Volcano which erupted approximately 400,000 years ago. Enter the park on the western side of the South Rim. Get your first glimpse of the Canyon at Yavapai point, which is the widest spot in the National Park from the South Rim to the North Rim. See the Bright Angel fault line, parts of the Colorado River and the Bright Angel hiking trail from this overlook.
After your first overlook at the Canyon we will have lunch at the Maswick Lodge. Your second overlook will then be the Village where you get to see the historical El Tovar Hotel, the Hopi House which is a Pueblo replica and the Grand Canyon itself so you have plenty of time to explore. Take a walk along the canyon rim, visit the historic Kolb Studio, shop for souvenirs and watch for the giant California condors that call this area home. There is so much to see and do! Then continue eastward along the South rim, stop at Lipan Point and take in the vastness of the Canyon.
The adventure continues with the dramatic view of Grand Canyon at Desert View. Architect, Mary Jane Colter, set the stage for this view with her design of the Desert View Watchtower. Enjoy the view from a variety of perspectives both inside and outside the tower and learn about the unique design and art that make this place so beautiful and historically significant.
For an even more breathtaking experience, upgrade your tour with an optional scenic helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon. What a truly spectacular Grand Canyon day!
Once you leave the National Park travel alongside the Little Colorado River gorge on the way to the Cameron Trading Post. This tributary of the Colorado River is not as well-known as it's 'big brother' but offers impressive views on its path through the Navajo Nation.
You'll stop at historic Cameron Trading Post, known for its outstanding selection of Native American arts and crafts as well as souvenirs. Colorful Painted Desert cliffs provide a perfect backdrop for this scenic stop before you return to Flagstaff.
Pickup & Return:
- 8:00 - 8:30 at the lobby of your Flagstaff Hotel
Departure Times: 8:00 - 8:30 at the lobby of your Flagstaff Hotel
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
- Entrance fees for the national park
- Complimentary pickups and drop-off from any hotel in Flagstaff
- Multiple stops at the Grand Canyon National Park
- Local sales tax
- Lunch included at Maswik Lodge at the Grand Canyon
- Water will be supplied on the tour
Does not include:
- Gratuity for the Guide (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Dress code is smart casual
- A small amount of walking is involved
- Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark