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One-Day Tour of Grand Canyon National Park from Phoenix-Scottsdale

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    Stop At: Camp Verde Visitor Center, 435 S Main St, Camp Verde, AZ 86322-7255

    A quick restroom stop.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff, AZ

    The San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff are the remains of an eroded stratovolcano and the highest point in the state of Arizona! The mountain range is also home of the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort.

    Pass By: Coconino National Forest, 1824 S Thompson St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-2693

    You will see the largest forest of Ponderosa Pines and one of the most diverse National Forests in the country, Coconino National Forest. While driving through Flagstaff we will even pass by a section of the famous Route 66.

    Stop At: Cameron Trading Post, US Highway 89, Cameron, AZ 86020

    On the Navajo Reservation we will have a lunch stop in Cameron Arizona. You will have time for shopping and taking in the views of the Little Colorado River Gorge.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Little Colorado River Overlook, 9.4 miles West on SR 64 from US Highway 89, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

    Sometimes confused as part of the Grand Canyon, the Little Colorado River Outlook is actually a separate small canyon leading into the Grand Canyon. It is one of the largest tributaries of the Grand Canyon.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Grand Canyon South Rim, Highway 64, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023

    You will have multiple viewing and photo opportunities, (including some fantastic selfie moments) at the South Rim. You will be touring with your guide 26 miles along the south rim with stops at several viewpoints including Desert View Watchtower and Grand Canyon Village with the historic El Tovar Hotel and Hopi House. During the 3 to 3 ½ hours in the park, see how many species of wildlife you can spot. The Grand Canyon National Park is full of many types of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and birds. Including endangered birds of prey! Your knowledgeable tour guide is with you the entire journey, providing information and answering any questions you may have, or even taking your picture at the Grand Canyon with your camera for you.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Camp Verde Visitor Center, 435 S Main St, Camp Verde, AZ 86322-7255

    A fast food dinner/restroom stop in Camp Verde.

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up at centrally located hotels in Phoenix and Scottsdale. Please call to verify if your hotel is in our pick up area.
    • Fully guided tour
    • National Park fees
    • Local professional guide
    • Bottled water
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected pick up area - Phoenix/Scottsdale)
    • Entry/Admission - Grand Canyon South Rim
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult (sorry, no infants)
    • Not responsible for viewing conditions at sites visited and reserve the right to alter itinerary or cancel tour due to weather (snow) and road conditions.
    • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    I had such a nice day with our guide Will and the folks in the van. It is a long ride to the Grand Canyon, but it is so worth it. They've skipped Sedona on this particular travel, which I think was good because we...More

    Thank msforslund
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    I visited the Grand Canyon with my family when I was 11 years old and wanted to recreate that event now in my 60’s. Although the Canyon is overwhelming in size, it now seems like nothing more than just that, a very large canyon. Perhaps...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Extraordinary530095
    Reviewed September 8, 2019

    I stayed at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix, and wanted to go to Antelope Canyon on 9/5 - It was my birthday and I was determined to visit the Canyon that day. Concierge, got me a private tour with Vaughan's Southwest Tours....More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Sunshinegirlll
    southwesttours, Online guest connections at Vaughan's Southwest Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Sunshinegirlll. We are thrilled we got to help make your birthday a special one! Those are amazing pictures you shared of Antelope Canyon. Thank you for sharing them!

    Reviewed August 17, 2019 via mobile

    First of all, the driver was a great guy and very knowledgeable. I had no issue with him. But the trip was excessively long. There were bathroom stops that ranged from 30-45 minutes. I felt like the driver catered to the elderly ladies in the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Lara H
    southwesttours, Online guest connections at Vaughan's Southwest Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2019

    Hi Lara. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry you felt the trip was far too long. It does take about 3-1/2 hours to drive to the Grand Canyon. GPS tracking shows your tour stopped at Camp Verde for...More

    Reviewed August 15, 2019 via mobile

    I had spent quite a while deciding which Grand Canyon tour to take and I settled on this one and boy was I happy I did. Dan our tour guide was not only punctual but knowledgeable about traffic and helped us avoid and a large...More

    Thank PDee88
    southwesttours, Online guest connections at Vaughan's Southwest Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, PDee88. We too are glad you choose Vaughan's Southwest Tours. Dan is an Arizona native and he absolutely loves to travel all around the state. Not just on tours but on his own too. He...More

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    September 21, 2019|
    Response from Deanna N | Reviewed this property |
    Yes they do.
    July 31, 2019|
    Response from PDee88 | Reviewed this property |
    You get to stop and view the Canyon multiple times. You also get exclusive views and photo oppurtunities without crowds. You spend over 2 hrs in the park and get to go where larger tour buses aren't allowed.
    July 30, 2019|
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    Response from Ellen Z |
    I should add that you’d be with 7 or so others
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