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“Small group tour of Sedona and the Grand Canyon” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Detours of Arizona

Detours of Arizona
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$84.99*
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Small-Group Tour: Deluxe Phoenix and Scottsdale Day Trip
Ranked #4 of 53 Tours in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: DETOURS is the premier tour company providing professionally guided experiences of the American West. We offer day and multi-day scheduled tours that regularly depart from Phoenix, AZ and Las Vegas, NV. Any of our scheduled tours can be made private. For a more customized experience, our Platinum tours let guests build a custom itinerary to fit their desires. With guided tours to the Grand Canyon, other National Parks, and many more incredible southwestern destinations, DETOURS can take you and your group just about anywhere in the West. We promise a personalized experience to remember. The combination of our professional guides, custom tour vehicles, individualized service, and vibrant attitude creates a highly personalized and exciting touring experience for each of our guests. Our mission is to treat our guests to the best experiences in the American West!
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Edmonton, Canada
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19 reviews
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“Small group tour of Sedona and the Grand Canyon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

William our guide was awesome. Very informative and accommodating. The tour is a long day as we got picked up at 6:40 in the morning and didn't get back to the hotel until 8 pm but I would recommend it to anyone. Sedona was beautiful and the Grand Canyon was amazing.

You have plenty of stops to use the restroom and stretch your legs which was nice. The times you did stop for a little shopping seemed to fly by so if you are looking to spend a lot of time looking around you may wish to book a couple of different tours.

Lots of great photo ops which was wonderful.

The free lunch was tasty and plentiful. You are given the choice of a half dozen different sandwiches and you can say if there is something you don't want on it. We had the continental chicken sandwich and it was really good and came with a little container of potato salad as well. It was a little hard to eat in the van and if I did it again I might consider holding onto it and eating it at the Grand Canyon.

Definitely worth the money and the Detours company seems to be very customer orientated which was great.

Visited March 2014
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DetoursofArizona, Public Relations Manager at Detours of Arizona, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
Thank you for sharing such an incredible review of your Detours trip! William is, indeed, an incredible tour guide and we are very lucky to have him. We are thrilled you enjoyed the flow of the day, the lunch provided and the overall experience. We would love to take you on another tour next time you are in town. Thank you for choosing Detours!
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Saint Francis, Minnesota
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“Grand Canyon day tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

It was a great trip, great guide (Rick), REALLY good sandwich and excellent tour-mates. The van was very comfortable, great viewing windows and the number of breaks was perfect. I would highly recommend this tour company and plan to call them again for a different tour when I return to Arizona.

Joanie

Visited March 2014
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DetoursofArizona, Public Relations Manager at Detours of Arizona, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
Joanie, thank you for posting such a great review of your Detours trip! We are glad you enjoyed Rick, our comfy vans, the amazing sandwiches and the entire experience! We hope to tour you again next time you return to AZ. Thank you so much!
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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“Grand Canyon Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014

took the day trip with Detours with my mother and daughter whilst staying with family in Phoenix, 6/3/14, we were collected at 7am from a local hotel in a 16 seater mini bus, the driver greeted us warmly introduced us to all the other passengers, we were given a list to fill in for our lunch which would be collected enroute, cold water was available on the bus as well as candy, Rick Riley the driver gave us a running comentary of anything of interest along the way, we stopped at Sedona for coffee and to see the first of the amazing red rocks, Sedona was a quiet village with lots of spiritial shops, not my taste but most enjoyed the break, once at the Canyon site we were given leaflet informaion as well as a talk from Rick, the sight before our eyes cannot be descriped to do it justice, it was amazing!
during the tour Rick stopped at lots of viewing platforms where he made sure everyone got a picture mostly taken by him so we could all get in our pic's he also, for those that wanted took fun pic for us,
On the journy back we stopped at an indian reservation shop, BEWARE most goods were expensive and on closer examintion made in china!
All in all a great day, good value for money, the sanwiches were enormous and Rick and all the other passengers were great, we arrived back at 8pm still with the visions of the canyon in our minds, truely a great wonder of the world, highly reccommended. thankyou Rick

Visited March 2014
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DetoursofArizona, Public Relations Manager at Detours of Arizona, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words about your experience with Detours! We will let Rick know you enjoyed the day with him! He is an asset to the Detours family, so it makes us proud to hear your compliments. We are so glad you chose Detours to create this incredible Grand Canyon experience for you and hope to tour you again in the future. Thank you!
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minnesota
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“Grand Canyon day trip out of Phoenix”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

My friend and I took this trip and it was wonderful. I have been to Sedona a number of times, but never tire of the beauty and spirit of the incredible red rocks. Rick did a good job of passing on little known facts along along with in depth (no pun intended) information about the Canyon and the park and all of the points of interest.

Laurie from Minnesota

Visited March 2014
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DetoursofArizona, Public Relations Manager at Detours of Arizona, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
Thank you Laurie for your positive review of your Detours Grand Canyon trip! We are thrilled you enjoyed the adventure and Rick's guiding services! We'd love to take you on another tour next time you are in AZ or NV! Thanks for choosing Detours!
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Dilbeek, Belgium
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“Grand canyon day tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

This was a really good trip. Got a last minute spot, so I was lucky! i forgot the name of our driver (a woman), but she was great. Had a lot of stories and information. During our drive to Sedona we got some bad luck with the van (motor broke down). But they helped us out as quick as they could, and we still could visit everything thet was planned.

Sedona and the grand canyon were amazing! I really loved it! On the way back we went for an icecream in a typical route 66 tavern. Delicious!

Really worth it. Although I did not take the helicopter flight, the ones who did said it was an amazing experience. So if you have the time and the means, I think it is worth the money.

Visited February 2014
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DetoursofArizona, Public Relations Manager at Detours of Arizona, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Thank you for sharing your review on Tripadvisor. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your tour and Leslie, your tour guide! We do put a lot of miles on our vans, and every once in a while we have to get them serviced, but I'm glad we were able to rectify the situation in a timely fashion so your group could continue your tour as planned, not skipping a beat! Thank you so much for choosing Detours and hopefully we can tour you again!
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