Explore the Grand Canyon South Rim in this incredible tour from Phoenix that covers the deepest and widest parts of the Grand Canyon. This day tour of the South Rim spends approximately three hours in Grand Canyon National Park and you also get to spend some time in Sedona and at a Navajo Nation trading post.
This guided tour of the Grand Canyon South Rim departs from the Phoenix & Scottsdale area at approximately 6:30am and arrives back approximately 7:30pm. If you’re interested in adding a helicopter tour to your South Rim experience check out our Colors & Canyons Tour or you can even stay overnight to add more adventure to your tour of the South Rim. The expert guided tours that DETOURS offers of the South Rim hit on all the best things to do at the Grand Canyon to make sure you see all the best sights and attractions on the rim.
The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is one of the most accessible areas when touring from Phoenix, thanks to its convenient geographical location. The South Rim is 60 miles north of Williams, Arizona and 80 miles northwest of Flagstaff, Arizona. At DETOURS, we travel up scenic route 64 before we reach our ultimate destination.
Packages Start at $170
Most hotels in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa and Tempe area
DETOURS Custom Transport with individual leather captain’s chairs
Tours canceled within 48 hours of departure will be charged in full.
This tour can also be operated as a private tour. Contact a tour specialist for details.
Temperatures in the Grand Canyon are typically 25-30°F cooler than in Phoenix and vary by season. We recommend our guests bring jackets in the event of changing weather patterns.
Grand Canyon South Rim Tour
Departs: approximately 6:30am
Returns: approximately 7:30pm
After departing the Phoenix metro area, Sedona will be our first stop along the tour. Guests will have a chance to photograph the famous red rocks, stretch their legs and take a quick walk around this picturesque town. While you are enjoying Sedona, your guide will pick up your gourmet picnic lunch made fresh that morning. From Sedona, the tour passes through Oak Creek Canyon, a scenic byway that winds through 2,000 vertical feet of a red walled canyon to emerge surrounded by the dense ponderosa pines of the Coconino National Forest. Atop the Mogollon Rim, we will travel the outskirts of the Route 66 town of Flagstaff on our way to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. You’ll experience about three hours within the National Park marveling at the beauty that is the Grand Canyon. While at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park, you will have opportunities to walk the rim, shop, capture an unlimited number of photographs, or enjoy your lunch and relax with the best seat in the house. We will also explore the famous 30-mile section of road that winds east along the rim of the canyon, showcasing the best rim views and history along the way.
Before returning to Phoenix from the Grand Canyon, we will be treated to distant views of the Painted Desert as well as close up views of the Little Colorado River Gorge and Navajo Nation. The Painted Desert is the perfect backdrop for our stop in the Navajo Nation at a prominent trading post. You will be able to get a glimpse into the past, view the highest quality authentic Navajo artwork and craft work, as well as a gift shop to bring back souvenirs for friends and family.
National Park entrance fees
Unlimited bottled water
Third party activities