Grand Canyon Explorer with Ancient Ruins Bus Tour
Enjoy some of the most stunning scenery and landmarks in the United States on the Grand Canyon Explorer with Ancient Ruins Tour. This tour encompasses the best parts of the Grand Canyon, allowing visitors to cross that off their bucket list while creating tons of memories along the way.
Guests will be able to experience landmarks such as ruins, lava fields, volcanoes, and more on this all-encompassing 11 hour tour. Of course, they will also see the Grand Canyon! You will ride in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus so you won't have to be out in the Arizona heat the whole time. Your guide will be extremely knowledgeable about the area, so if you have any questions swimming around in your mind, feel free to ask as you tour the sights. Lunch is also provided in the historic dining room of the Cameron Trading Post, so you do not need to worry about packing one!
Sights along the way include:
Cameron Trading Post- This trading post was created some time after 1911 and originally was only visited by the Hopi and Navajo locals. They bartered their blankets, livestock, dry goods, and wool. Over time, it became a place where locals would be housed and fed. The guests would be treated like family. It would take days to get there, and when roads became more prominent in the area, it grew more and more popular for travelers. This trading post holds so much history of the area, and it will be a memorable stop for the whole family.
Lava fields- Your guide will tell you about eruptions that happened in the past, but look like they happened just yesterday.
Navajo Reservation- You will learn about Native Americans of the past and present.
Grand Canyon mules- See these mules in their natural habitat. You'll get an understanding of why they have been used to transport people and goods through the Grand Canyon for decades!
Indian ruins at Wupatki National Monument- See ancient pueblos and learn about how people lived in this barren area.
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument- An eruption happened here around 1085. The landscape and the people who lived here were changed forever. Learn about how humankind and nature are influenced by each other and how rebirth happens in an environment.
Wildlife of the area- See wildlife such as coyotes, elk, rattlesnakes, mountain lions, birds of prey, bighorn sheep, javelina, lizards, and many different kinds of insects.
As you visit these places, you will truly be swept away by the beauty of the area. Once picked up from your Flagstaff Arizona hotel, enjoy a comfortable air-conditioned ride to these areas and even enjoy some free time to explore on your own! This experience is sure to be unforgettable, so be sure to attend the next time you visit Flagstaff.
- What is included in the admission price?
The price includes the tour and lunch at the Cameron Trading Post.
- What methods of transportation does the Grand Canyon Explorer with Ancient Ruins use?
You will be transported on an air-conditioned bus.
- Is there any walking involved?
There is minimal walking at the stops.
- Approximately how long does the Grand Canyon Explorer with Ancient Ruins last?
The entire experience lasts about 11 hours.
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
This is appropriate for all ages!
- What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
- Where does the Grand Canyon Explorer with Ancient Ruins depart from?
Hotel pick up and drop off is included.
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the Grand Canyon Explorer with Ancient Ruins?
Of course! Don't forget your camera.
- Are any meals included?
Lunch is included.