Vaughan's Southwest Tours - Day Tours

Vaughan's Southwest Tours - Day Tours

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Our exciting scenic Arizona tours, including the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and the historic Apache Trail offer visitors some of the most scenic and breathtaking views that Arizona has to offer. We have the most comfortable touring vans in the state, high back captains seating! Fully guided tours with tour guides that love what they do! A professional sound system so you can hear the tour guide's narration. We will pick at most hotels in Phoenix and Scottsdale!
Phoenix, Arizona

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6+ hours
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Recommended by 98% of travelers
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$800.00
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419 reviews
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Brendan G
5 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We traveled with a family 4// 2 teens. Jim was awesome. He kept everyone engaged.. even the teens. Jim is the best, very knowledgeable and the history of Arizona. He picked stops that he believed would interest us. We did a tour of Sedona/grand canyon/ Route 66, Excellent tour. Also liked that he emailed us personal pictures he took of us so we all could be in the pictures.
Written August 6, 2022
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Brittany S
6 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We had so much fun at the Grand Canyon with Jim! Without him we never would’ve seen even half the things we did. He had so many fun facts and stories to share about every where we stopped and so many places along the way. He helped us customize our tour to make sure we saw the things on our list but he also took the time to get to know us and show us things he thought we’d enjoy! We plan on returning to the area and we will definitely be calling Jim to book another tour! Thank you Jim!
Written June 17, 2022
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Cassidy
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Couples
My favorite apart of the experience was his knowledge about Arizona and Jim’s fun personality!
Jim really goes the extra mile with his tour guests and is extremely kind.
He took us to local sites we would have never seen without a local guide.
Written June 17, 2022
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Susanne L
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
My husband and I were bringing our 13 year old granddaughter to experience the Grand Canyon and the other surrounding sights. Jim Vaughn with almost 40 years experience of guiding did not disappoint. He was fun, very knowledgeable and was kind and considerate to our teenager. He had us in stitches several times with Indian folklore music. A wonderful trip and we would highly recommend him.
Written June 3, 2022
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Donnac2009
Winston Salem, NC247 contributions
Mike was our tour guide for the day and he made this trip so enjoyable. He was knowledgeable about the area and taking us to all the cool places. Sedona was absolutely beautiful and if it’s not on your list it should be! The Grand Canyon part of the trip was just fabulous! We had many different stops to see different areas and we had plenty of time to see all the things. He offered many restroom opportunities and told us where the good “flushable” bathrooms were or where we would be using the “pits”. Mike is a wealth of knowledge about all the areas around Phoenix all the way to the Canyon. Him living there, experiencing all the things adds a personal aspect to your trip! If you are looking for a perfect way to see these beautiful sights Mike, Jim, and Vaughn Southwest Tours is the way to go!!
Written March 15, 2022
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BalajiArunagiry
Columbus, OH506 contributions
Nov 2021
I went on a Private Tour to the Apache Trail . Jim, the Owner was very courteous and promptly made the arrangements and was very communicative! My Tour Guide was Howard and he was absolutely brilliant! He went above and beyond to cover all the spectacular spots like Canyon Lake and I saw so many stunning vistas . The Cruise on Canyon Lake was fabulous . Howard was very knowledgeable and provided ton of information. I appreciate Jim and Howard for making this Tour a memorable experience! This is a must do and I highly recommend "Vaughan's Southwest Tours".
Written January 16, 2022
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Judy B
Columbia, MD64 contributions
What a fantastic day we had touring Sedona and Jerome with Jim. He is personable and knowledgeable and we felt safe and comfortable with him. He went out of his way to personalize our trip to suit our needs. If we get back to Phoenix again we will be looking him up for another tour. I checked other tours and I am so happy we chose this one. Private tour is the way to go and Jim is the best!
Written January 15, 2022
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Ymiller58
Austin, TX13 contributions
We took this tour and it was amazing, especially Jim. Jim left no stone unturned in his efforts to make sure we had the perfect Sedona / Grand Canyon experience. He took us to the best locations for sightseeing and pictures. He made sure our table was ready for lunch. He stopped all along the way for restroom breaks. He was entertaining and patient. We had the best time and will remember this trip for ever!
Written July 22, 2021
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Kathy S
4 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Let me start this review by saying that Howard our tour guy is amazing. There was 7 of us in the group and we had an amazing time. This was the first time our kids were visiting us in AZ from NY and we wanted to do a memorable excursion. Thanks to Howard and all his knowledge my family will never forget this. We also went to Sedona which is a must see. The van was very comfortable and seats reclined and the ac was nice and good too. That day was 113 degrees :) Howard went out of his way to make sure our trip was exceptional and it was. Highly recommend this company to use and request Howard. He is the best tour guide I have had the pleasure of meeting. Brought us back to the pick up spot safe and sound with a better knowledge of what Arizona has to offer.
Written July 10, 2021
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RU12Travel
Jackson, WI70 contributions
Jun 2021
We had Chris as our tour guide. He picked us up on time, was very easy to talk with and explained a lot about the different regions we passed through. We stopped in Sedona and Chris turned into our photographer also. We truly enjoyed every part of this tour and had a great lunch. Best fry bread I have ever had. We were able to take a short hike in the Grand Canyon and even got to see some wildlife. This tour, although a long day, is a must do! Thanks Jim and Chris!!!!
Written June 10, 2021
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