Grand Canyon Railroad Excursion, Scenic Guided Rim Tour & Navajo Reservation Full Day Tour
Experience the history of Arizona, see the best viewpoints along the canyon rim, and enjoy a picnic lunch at the canyon itself on this fantastic 10-hour tour, the Grand Canyon Railroad Excursion, Scenic Guided Rim Tour & Navajo Reservation Full Day Tour.
On this all-day tour, you will get the best of all worlds, along with convenient hotel pick-up at any hotel in Sedona or Flagstaff. The tour starts out from the Red Rocks of Sedona before heading through the Oak Creek Canyon and towering Ponderosa Pines in the Flagstaff area. After picking up any guests staying in Flagstaff, the group heads to the train depot in Williams, Arizona, for a two-hour train ride on the Grand Canyon Railroad. Enjoy the wayward tunes of strolling musicians as the train offers fantastic views of the San Francisco peaks, valleys full of beautiful wildflowers, dense pine forests, high desert plains, and small canyons.
Upon arrival at the train depot in Grand Canyon Village, you will meet your knowledgeable guide, who will entertain you throughout the day with interesting and informative narration. Enjoy a delicious boxed lunch before heading out on a fantastic tour of the East Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park. This four-hour tour gives you the opportunity to explore the rim of the canyon, making a stop at Grandview Point, the transition between the South and East Rims which offers views of the Colorado River Gorge as seen from the East Rim and views of the buttes for which the South Rim is known. Then, climb up to the top of the Watchtower Observatory, one of the greatest accomplishments of Mary Jane Colter, famous architect, that gives a wonderful panoramic view of the Grand Canyon.
After the tour, the group will stop at the Historic Cameron Trading Post location on the Navajo Reservation. Originally built in 1916, the trading post is one of the finest places to shop for authentic Native American souvenirs. Nearby, you can check out The Gallery, which houses many beautiful pieces of Native American Arts and Crafts. Also on the return trip to Flagstaff and Sedona, you can see scenic views of the western edge of the Painted Desert and a relaxing drive along the Little Colorado River Gorge.
Many other Grand Canyon-goers miss the fantastic views available on this all-day tour, and many miss out on the fun Grand Canyon Railroad journey into the park. This tour will give you some of the best views available at the Grand Canyon, as well as a historical viewpoint to look through on your journey.
- What is included in the admission price?
The price includes hotel pick up / drop off, the train ride, lunch, and the tour.
- What methods of transportation does the Grand Canyon Railroad Excursion, Scenic Guided Rim Tour & Navajo Reservation Full Day Tour use?
Transportation via air-conditioned coach.
- Is there any walking involved?
The amount of walking will depend on how much exploring you do.
- Approximately how long does the Grand Canyon Railroad Excursion, Scenic Guided Rim Tour & Navajo Reservation Full Day Tour last?
The experience is 10 hours.
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
It is appropriate for all ages.
- What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
There is no dress code, just dress comfortably!
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the Grand Canyon Railroad Excursion, Scenic Guided Rim Tour & Navajo Reservation Full Day Tour?
Of course! Don't forget your camera. You'll get amazing photos.
- Are any meals included?
Lunch is included.