South Rim Day Trip with Navajo Reservation stop.
277 miles long, 18 miles across, over a mile deep, the Grand Canyon is like nowhere on earth. The expanse is overwhelming, absolutely astonishing, magnificent and timeless; any description would do it injustice. Vast empty space fills the canyon walls and echo's the sunlight off red sandstone cliff faces into small canyons, many which remain untouched by any known human. Spectacular, emotional, grandiose, inspirational, every day is uniquely memorable. We will view class five rapids from the canyon rim and stand in the presence of 3, 000 ft walls known as the Desert Palisades. We will stand in the footsteps of iconic figures like Theodore Roosevelt, Mary Colter and the Conquistadores. We will see wildlife, recent fossils and some of the oldest rocks on earth, dating back over 1. 8 billion years. We will attempt to capture the same famous vistas that Thomas Moran painted in the late 1800's, at the same spot. There will be many opportunities to walk or take photos throughout the day.
Our day will start in Sedona or Flagstaff where we will meet and discuss options for the day. From there we can find ourselves in deep in the mountains climbing upwards of 8, 000 feet, or, we could get our kicks on route 66. Then make it just in time for lunch at the Grand Canyons Famous El Tovar, we will have two and a half hours to explore and take photos at many points along the rim. As we make our way east we will travel across the Navajo Reservation stopping for gas and a break at a historic trading post. We will travel back home passing through the painted desert back to the pine forests and volcanic mountains that surround Flagstaff. We should make it home just in time for dinner and a spectacular sunset!
We are very flexible and can customize any part of our day!
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection
Duration: 8 hours 30 min.
I'm flexible with the length of the tour. I have this priced as $1300 for an eight hour tour but it can be shortened (talk to me ahead of time and I can adjust the price), or lengthened to give you more time!
We provide private luxury transportation in our customized Lincoln Navigator.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 USD - This is an estimate if you want to buy any souvenirs. Everything else is included in the price of the tour: entry fees, water & snacks, transportation to and from your hotel.