Grand Canyon Trip Planning Timeline

Grand Canyon trip planning timeline
  • Book Grand Canyon National Park Lodges
  • With your trip a year or more away, you have the best chance of finding lodging close to the rim; the hotels to the South, West and North Rims can be booked up to 13 months in advance, so book now if staying close to the rim is important to you. If it's not, try cities like Williams, Flagstaff, Kingman, Page, Las Vegas or Sedona for your overnight accommodations.

    If you're not sure when you plan to visit, you may need to look for lodging outside the rim; the hotels nearest to the South, West, and North Rims are often booked up to a year in advance.

  • Book a multi-day river rafting trip
  • If you're planning this Grand Canyon trip as a once-in-a-lifetime kind of vacation, with significant resources dedicated equal to making it forever memorable, the world is your oyster. At the North Rim, visitors with about a year to plan and a big or even unlimited budget have access to 'bucket-list' activities such as 3, 7, 14 or even 18-day .

  • Start training for any hiking you plan to do.
  • The better physical shape you're in, the more you will enjoy your Grand Canyon hike. Therefore, it's wise to start training for your adventure as early as 9 months out in order to give you plenty of time to start slow and gradually work up to your peak physical condition. Starting slowly and increasing your endurance and strength over time will protect your joints, build muscle and strengthen your cardiovascular system; it's also key to minimizing soreness and keeping at your routine so you don't abandon your training program.

    Train three times a week doing your choice of cardio workouts for at a minimum of one hour per day. Walking up and down hills, gradually carrying more and more weight - 10-15 lbs for a day hike; 25-35 lbs for a backpacking trip - is an ideal training exercise for , but cycling, running, step-aerobics, stair-climbing and swimming are excellent options. Your endurance will build if you work out at least once a week for an hour straight; other days, your 60-minute workouts can be broken up into morning and evening sessions.

    As with any exercise regimen, check with your doctor first to ensure you're well-suited to your training plan. Be aware that 7,000-8,000 ft elevation and the Canyon Rim's thinner air, plus steep, dry and hot conditions - which are present year-round in the Inner Canyon - will exacerbate asthma and any heart, joint or muscle conditions, so use caution and be sure to train and hike within your ability level.

    Finally, shop for and get fitted for a pair of sturdy hiking boots now and wear them for your training; they must be well broken-in by the time you execute your Grand Canyon hike.

  • Reserve a tour such as a helicopter, air, or railway tour
  • Anecdotally, we know that most Grand Canyon South Rim visitors travel to the destination and spend time at overlooks, visitors centers, ranger-led talks, and walk or hike short distances. But up to 6 months before your trip, you might want to consider booking a comfortable van, bus, coach or train tour (or safe and reliable helicopter/air tour.) These are a wonderful ways to spend your time at Grand Canyon.

    There are and activities available all over Grand Canyon. Take a ground tour to various scenic overlooks, walk on the glass-bottomed Grand Canyon Skywalk, tour Hoover Dam from above and below, explore underground caverns, drive all-terrain vehicles on a wilderness tour, experience the thrill of a simulated train robbery on the Grand Canyon Railway, take a mule ride to the Colorado River, or watch an IMAX movie about Grand Canyon.

  • Book a hotel
  • With your trip several months away, you have a possibility of finding lodging close to the rim; the hotels nearest to the South, West and North Rims are often booked up to a year in advance, but it's worth trying to find a room if staying right on the rim is important to you. If you're not planning to, or are unable to book a National Park lodge, book your near the park in Tusayan, Williams, Flagstaff or Las Vegas. Slect your dates to view and compare rates and availability at hotels all over the greater Grand Canyon area.

  • Apply for a Backcountry Permit
  • To backpack and camp below the Rim overnight, you will need to apply for and obtain a from the National Park Service. This is true for undeveloped areas on the rim as well. (Camping in developed areas is restricted to existing campgrounds.) Go here for info and the forms: https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/backcountry-permit.htm. Requests must be made in person or by mail or fax. Telephone and email requests are NOT accepted.

    The Backcountry office is the same group that will issue your permit and reserve your campsite if available.

    Applying well in advance (up to, but no more than 4 months) is recommended although a small number of permits are sometimes available for the same day.

  • Book your travel - flight, Amtrak or ground transportation
  • There are several ways to get to the Grand Canyon using one or a combination of the helicopter, airplane, auto, or even Amtrak train.

    Fly commercial into and drive 231 miles (372 km) to the South Rim. Phoenix Sky Harbor is the closest major international airport to the Grand Canyon and the most popular choice for those looking to fly and drive to the Canyon.

    Drive to the Grand Canyon - see our for directions from several starting points and the driving distances chart below for more information.

    Amtrak train service. Visit Amtrak.com, keyword FGG, for information about the Flagstaff Amtrak station and to search rail fares and schedules.

  • Reserve a rental car or shuttle transportation
  • Renting a car and driving yourself is a great way to get to the South Rim. The expense of renting a car or fueling your own vehicle is comparable to the total cost of shuttle(s), and you'll have greater freedom when it comes to where, when and how you decide to get around. Arizona is a vast state, so even in the cities and towns, you'll find that points of interest are too spread out to reach on foot, there is little to no public transportation, and cabs must be scheduled as opposed to caught; a rental or private vehicle will become necessary at some point, so you might as well drive yourself everywhere.

    from Phoenix to Flagstaff and Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Village can be arranged. For more options, check out our sister website, Flagstaff.com for

  • Check the weather; pack your bags
  • Spring and summer are the most popular times to visit the Grand Canyon at all three rims. Shop for and pack your back with light layered clothing, a hat with a brim, sunscreen, a waterproof outer layer, comfortable shoes for walking (hiking boots for hiking) and your camera gear (batteries, SD card, etc.)

    If you plan to hike, be sure to wear broken-in, well-fitting hiking boots (you've broken them in during your training regimen, right?) and light layers you can take off and put on as you descend into and climb out of the Canyon. This is crucial year-round because the temperature rises approximately 5.5 degrees for every 1,000 you drop in elevation, which means that the temperature inside the Inner Gorge can be up to ~27 degrees warmer than on the rim. This is of particular importance in the summer months where the temperature on the floor of the Grand Canyon ranges from 91°F to 102°F. For a complete list of average monthly temperatures at the South, North and West Rims, click .

    On top of the South and North Rims, you'll be at 7,000 - 8,000 feet above sea level, respectively, so be prepared for cooler temperatures and wind year-round. In the winter, pack a winter hat, gloves, and a heavier outer layer that will allow you to comfortably stand outdoors for up to 30 minutes. Sunscreen is still an important essential for your winter trip; the thin atmosphere and cloud cover can make one extra susceptible to UV rays, sunburn and discomfort.

  • Park Newspaper
  • A digital copy of the Grand Canyon National Park Newspaper - "The Guide" - may be downloaded at https://www.nps.gov/grca. Upon your arrival at the park, a paper copy of The Guide as well as the Accessibility Guide for disabled visitors are available upon request at any of the visitor centers. Inside you'll find maps, information, the in-park shuttle schedule and routes, list of the daily ranger-led programs and more. Inquire at visitor centers for specifics.

  • Dining
  • Once you arrive, you'll understand why it's not necessary to plan your meals ahead of time. Your choices of restaurants at the Grand Canyon are limited and easy to access, so there's not much to think about ahead of time. Dining in and around Grand Canyon National Park is somewhat limited. But the National Park service eateries, cafeterias and dining rooms within the park are easily accessible and provide a decent meal for a reasonable value. Two experiences not-to-be-missed are lunch or dinner overlooking the Rim at the El Tovar Dining Room or a meal at the fine-dining Arizona Room, located at Bright Angel Lodge.

    Outside the park, you'll find a handful of pizza parlors, fast-food chains, mom-and-pop diners and hotel restaurants in Tusayan. Venture further to Williams and you'll find the choices increase, offering Mexican food, a brewery, a breakfast place and steakhouses. Continue further to Flagstaff, southeast of the South Rim, where you'll find all the dining options you would find in any mid-sized city or college town. Breweries galore, bars, fine-dining, farm-to-table, vegetarian, cafes, coffee shops, sandwich shops and international flavors.


SOME IDEAS FOR YOUR GRAND CANYON VACATION

Oak Creek Terrace Resort

Escape to Oak Creek Canyon among the red rocks and tranquility of Oak Creek. We are the perfect couple's getaway with in-room fireplaces and jetted Jacuzzis. Made to order for honeymoons and anniversaries, this Sedona, Arizona resort also offers great family fun by the creek in double hamm
Escape to Oak Creek Canyon among the red rocks and tranquility of Oak Creek. We are the perfect couple's getaway with in-room fireplaces and jetted Jacuzzis. Made to order for honeymoons and anniversaries, this Sedona, Arizona resort also offers great family fun by the creek in double hammocks, swings, barbecues, and picnic areas. Cabins, bungalows, and family units available. Come stay with us!
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Grand Canyon Getaway

This is the closest private property to the Grand Canyon South Rim! 5bd/2.5ba home, large property with lots of room to run; 15 min from the Grand Canyon. Enjoy friendly wildlife, breathtaking scenery and a rustic setting from the comforts of your own vacation home.

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This is the closest private property to the Grand Canyon South Rim! 5bd/2.5ba home, large property with lots of room to run; 15 min from the Grand Canyon. Enjoy friendly wildlife, breathtaking scenery and a rustic setting from the comforts of your own vacation home.


Advantage Grand Canyon

As a central reservation service for all 16 Grand Canyon Rafting Outfitters, we can help you find your ideal adventure, at no additional cost! Our Trip Finder let's you browse all of the trips offered and compare them apples to apples! Not sure what questions to ask or where to start? No P
As a central reservation service for all 16 Grand Canyon Rafting Outfitters, we can help you find your ideal adventure, at no additional cost! Our Trip Finder let's you browse all of the trips offered and compare them apples to apples! Not sure what questions to ask or where to start? No Problem! Contact us and our educated team will provide you with detailed information on river trips that fit within your travel preferences. Our goal is to create an enjoyable, free and unbiased experience for you while navigating the many options of traveling through one of America's most prized possessions. Take the Advantage!

Grand Canyon Airlines

Don't just view the Canyon from the rim when you can fly the Grand Canyon with a legend! Since 1927, Grand Canyon Airlines has been the premier fixed wing provider of scenic Grand Canyon tour flights. Specially patented, exclusive aircraft provide crystal clear viewing with narration in ei
Don't just view the Canyon from the rim when you can fly the Grand Canyon with a legend! Since 1927, Grand Canyon Airlines has been the premier fixed wing provider of scenic Grand Canyon tour flights. Specially patented, exclusive aircraft provide crystal clear viewing with narration in eight different languages. The classic Grand Discovery Tour is the ultimate Canyon view.

Predator Zip Lines

Experience the wind ripping through your hair on a thrill ride over nature's wildest predators. Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime on a world-class zip line over Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde Arizona! We are conveniently located less than 20 miles from Sedona, in the heart of

Experience the wind ripping through your hair on a thrill ride over nature's wildest predators. Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime on a world-class zip line over Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde Arizona! We are conveniently located less than 20 miles from Sedona, in the heart of Northern Arizona's wine country, just minutes from tasting rooms and vineyards. From the top of the towers, you can see majestic red rocks, the San Francisco peaks, and the whole breathtaking Verde Valley including Cottonwood, Clarkdale and Jerome. Come join us for a Zip Line adventure that you'll never forget! Ride the most exciting zip line ever devised, over Out of Africa and soar over Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Hyenas, Bears, Jaguars and other natural predators!


Canyon Villa B&B Inn Of Sedona

Enjoy bedside views of the Red Rocks of Sedona by Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte. Sedona bed and breakfast fare includes full gourmet breakfasts, an afternoon appetizer hour, and evening coffee, teas, and dessert. Bask by the solar pool on warm summer days, and stargaze clear evening skies
Enjoy bedside views of the Red Rocks of Sedona by Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte. Sedona bed and breakfast fare includes full gourmet breakfasts, an afternoon appetizer hour, and evening coffee, teas, and dessert. Bask by the solar pool on warm summer days, and stargaze clear evening skies by an outdoor fire as the weather gets cooler.
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Pink Jeep Adventure Tours

The most far-reaching tour of the Grand Canyon, upgrade and explore the entire South Rim in an open-air Jeep Wrangler. An expert guide will navigate and take you to the most exclusive look-outs and provide you with the best photo opportunities on this unforgettable adventure.

Western River Expeditions

Discover the Grand Canyon, endless in scenic wonder, rich in Native American history and loaded with fun and adventure, Western River Expeditions' Grand Canyon tours are a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Exploring the Grand Canyon by river is an experience unlike any other. Discover hidden
Discover the Grand Canyon, endless in scenic wonder, rich in Native American history and loaded with fun and adventure, Western River Expeditions' Grand Canyon tours are a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Exploring the Grand Canyon by river is an experience unlike any other. Discover hidden waterfalls and paradisiacal side canyons - areas of Grand Canyon National Park that are accessible only by river.

Out Of Africa Wildlife Park

Come see Tiger Splash show at 1:15 every day. Watch Bengal tigers in natural play as they "hunt" their caretakers. Open Daily 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Just 40 minutes from Sedona.

Wildland Trekking

Join The Wildland Trekking Co. on an epic journey to the Grand Canyon! Services include 1 to 8 day hiking adventures, tasty backcountry cuisine, and quality gear served up by America's most experienced and knowledgeable Grand Canyon guides. 25+ years experience in adventure travel.

Canyon Dave Tours

Here is the essence: we specialize in good times, splendid viewpoints, and entertaining education. You get an in-depth look into the natural science behind the scenes. You take home a thorough knowledge of where you've been and what it looked like. You won't forget your viewpoints and ours
Here is the essence: we specialize in good times, splendid viewpoints, and entertaining education. You get an in-depth look into the natural science behind the scenes. You take home a thorough knowledge of where you've been and what it looked like. You won't forget your viewpoints and ours, and you won't feel that you've missed something and have to come again (unless you want to). Isn't this how you travel?

Best Grand Canyon Day Tour

Voted on Trip Advisor as the most popular Grand Canyon day tour. This is the best way to enjoy the Grand Canyon without doing any strenuous hiking. Nearly five million people come to see the Canyon each year and many spend much of their time trying to figure out what to do. Our professiona
Voted on Trip Advisor as the most popular Grand Canyon day tour. This is the best way to enjoy the Grand Canyon without doing any strenuous hiking. Nearly five million people come to see the Canyon each year and many spend much of their time trying to figure out what to do. Our professional guides will make sure you get the most out of your trip. While touring in comfort you will learn about the geology and history of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The day tour includes short walks to some incredible "less-used" outlooks, a looking into some of the areas most impressive historic buildings, and time to browse resident art galleries and gift shops.

Grand Canyon Expeditions

The Grand Canyon is one of the wonders of the world, and what better way to see it than from its heart, on a Colorado river rafting trip? This unique trip down the Grand Canyon ranges from running world-class rapids to hiking and swimming in the side canyons to investigating the remains le
The Grand Canyon is one of the wonders of the world, and what better way to see it than from its heart, on a Colorado river rafting trip? This unique trip down the Grand Canyon ranges from running world-class rapids to hiking and swimming in the side canyons to investigating the remains left by the first inhabitants of the Grand Canyon. Let our experienced guides show you the wonders of the Grand Canyon. This is not a tour of the Grand Canyon, it's an adventure!

Colorado River & Trail Expeditions

Colorado River & Trail Expeditions offers rowing, paddle, motor, kayak support, and hybrid all-inclusive rafting trips. We offer a variety of trip lengths and options. We specialize in taking our clients to the best spots in the Grand Canyon. We pride ourselves in having friendly experi
Colorado River & Trail Expeditions offers rowing, paddle, motor, kayak support, and hybrid all-inclusive rafting trips. We offer a variety of trip lengths and options. We specialize in taking our clients to the best spots in the Grand Canyon. We pride ourselves in having friendly experienced guides, serving great food, and supplying our customers with the most modern equipment and gear. In addition we are a member of various environmental groups and do our best to take care of the Grand Canyon and our Earth.

Bearizona Wildlife Park

Welcome to Bearizona Wildlife Park. We are a Wildlife adventure, open year-round. Located on 160 acres in the city of Williams Az. We are right off Route 66 on the way to the Grand Canyon, just a short drive from Sedona and Flagstaff. The park consists of a 3 mile drive thru and Fort Beari
Welcome to Bearizona Wildlife Park. We are a Wildlife adventure, open year-round. Located on 160 acres in the city of Williams Az. We are right off Route 66 on the way to the Grand Canyon, just a short drive from Sedona and Flagstaff. The park consists of a 3 mile drive thru and Fort Bearizona. In the drive-thru, you will take your own vehicle or our Wild Ride Bus through pristine Natural habitats for many North American Species. In these free-roaming areas, you will see wolves, bears, bison, and many other large species that can come right up to your car. Where the drive thru ends Fort Bearizona begins. Park your car and come on in. This is where you will find our smaller animals like river otters and bobcats. The barnyard, which is our petting zoo and fun for all ages. The Raptor Free Flight program, where birds of prey fly right over your head. All Shows which include animal meet-n-greets and training presentations. Big Bear Gift shop, over 8,000 sq feet of treasures and also housing Arizona's largest model train, a historically accurate replica of the railroad from Williams depot to the grand canyon. For dining options we have the Bearizona Grill for a quick snack or our themed Canyonlands restaurant where you can sit and have a hot meal and a cold beverage overlooking our remarkable jaguar enclosure. You can Hop on our website for all current show times and we hope you can come visit us soon. Not only will you learn about lots of Awesome North American animals but you will also have an amazing time while your doing it.

Helicopter Tour of the North Canyon with Optional Hummer Excursion

The Grand Canyon is undoubtedly beautiful, but this helicopter tour of the iconic canyon elevates the views to a whole new level. Soar over Kaibab National Forest and into the Dragon Corridor—the deepest and widest part of the canyon. Upgrade your tour to include a Hummer tour of other

The Grand Canyon is undoubtedly beautiful, but this helicopter tour of the iconic canyon elevates the views to a whole new level. Soar over Kaibab National Forest and into the Dragon Corridor—the deepest and widest part of the canyon. Upgrade your tour to include a Hummer tour of other essential Grand Canyon sights after the ride; your car is waiting for you for a seamless transition.

  • Grand Canyon North Rim helicopter tour
  • Bring your camera for unbeatable views of the canyon
  • A memorable travel experience great for first-time and return visitors alike
  • Upgrade to include a Hummer tour after the helicopter ride

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Papillon Helicopters

Papillon Helicopters

Tour Grand Canyon with the "World's Largest and Most Experienced Helicopter Sightseeing Company!" Only Papillon is a recipient of the 5-star Diamond award and certified to fly both the South and West Rims of the Canyon. Choose from Air Tours departing Grand Canyon or Las Vegas and ground t
Tour Grand Canyon with the "World's Largest and Most Experienced Helicopter Sightseeing Company!" Only Papillon is a recipient of the 5-star Diamond award and certified to fly both the South and West Rims of the Canyon. Choose from Air Tours departing Grand Canyon or Las Vegas and ground tours departing from Scottsdale/Phoenix.

Sedona Real Inn & Suites

Our family-owned and operated inn feels different from other Sedona hotels because it is. When you're here, you'll experience the comfort and convenience that you’re used to in your own home. With our very own pet-friendly park, sparkling pool, and fitness center, many of our guests enjo
Our family-owned and operated inn feels different from other Sedona hotels because it is. When you're here, you'll experience the comfort and convenience that you’re used to in your own home. With our very own pet-friendly park, sparkling pool, and fitness center, many of our guests enjoy spending part of their Sedona vacation relaxing with us. With a country inn atmosphere, and bed and breakfast feel, each of the 42 traditional rooms and 47 spacious suites offer comfortable accommodations. All our rooms include complimentary WiFi and a hot breakfast bar to get your day started! Your four-legged family members will love our grassy outside play area with a barbeque and fire-pit. The concierge is on-site daily to share the best things to do in Sedona.
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The Grand Hotel

The newest Grand Canyon South Rim hotel! Step into our parlor and enter an era of Old West travel. Rustic timber, immense log beams, western ironwork, and a towering fireplace provide the ultimate Grand Canyon accommodations experience. Indulge yourself nightly in stylish comfort, southwes
The newest Grand Canyon South Rim hotel! Step into our parlor and enter an era of Old West travel. Rustic timber, immense log beams, western ironwork, and a towering fireplace provide the ultimate Grand Canyon accommodations experience. Indulge yourself nightly in stylish comfort, southwest cuisine, cowboy music, Native American ceremonies, and late-night saloon fun! Reserve your Grand Canyon hotel accommodations online NOW and Save!
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Canyoneers

The ultimate getaway! Spectacular scenery, great side canyon hikes, ancient Indian ruins, splendid waterfalls, gourmet meals, and top notch guides. Come experience the adventure, the challenge, the serenity, the wildlife, the fun and exhilaration, and come away feeling on top of the world
The ultimate getaway! Spectacular scenery, great side canyon hikes, ancient Indian ruins, splendid waterfalls, gourmet meals, and top notch guides. Come experience the adventure, the challenge, the serenity, the wildlife, the fun and exhilaration, and come away feeling on top of the world! Whether motorized pontoon or smaller rowing boats, Canyoneers does it best! This year, be a Canyoneer. We are a licensed concessionaire of the National Park Service.

Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend

Spend a day visiting two of the most iconic landscapes in the American Southwest- Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend! Our Lower Antelope Canyon Tours take you into the heart of one of the most spectacular slot canyons in the world. Afterwards, we visit the famous Horseshoe Bend, where y

Spend a day visiting two of the most iconic landscapes in the American Southwest- Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend! Our Lower Antelope Canyon Tours take you into the heart of one of the most spectacular slot canyons in the world. Afterwards, we visit the famous Horseshoe Bend, where you can peer off the edge at the mighty Colorado River!


Hilton Sedona At Bell Rock

A magical location, stunning landscape with sweeping vistas: Hilton Sedona at Bell Rock is your ideal home for adventure in red rock country. With a recent multi-million dollar renovation our refreshed resort features 221 modern guest rooms and suites, all with fireplace, patio or balcony
A magical location, stunning landscape with sweeping vistas: Hilton Sedona at Bell Rock is your ideal home for adventure in red rock country. With a recent multi-million dollar renovation our refreshed resort features 221 modern guest rooms and suites, all with fireplace, patio or balcony, and mini kitchenette. Enjoy the full service spa, athletic club with fitness classes, two swimming pools and 18-hole championship golf course.
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Adventure Tour - Grand Canyon West Rim with Skywalk - Leaves from Phoenix

Experience the majesty of the American Southwest with a full-day, all-inclusive tour to the Grand Canyon by air. Enjoy a round-trip scenic flight from Phoenix, and touch down at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, site of the Hualapai Reservation. Travel on land to Eagle Point for Native

Experience the majesty of the American Southwest with a full-day, all-inclusive tour to the Grand Canyon by air. Enjoy a round-trip scenic flight from Phoenix, and touch down at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, site of the Hualapai Reservation. Travel on land to Eagle Point for Native American cultural performances, sweeping views of the Grand Canyon, lunch on the canyon rim, a helicopter ride to the bottom of the canyon, a boat cruise on the Colorado River and admission to the thrilling Grand Canyon Skywalk.

  • Full-day tour to the Grand Canyon's West Rim by air
  • Enjoy a narrated scenic flight over America’s most famous natural wonder
  • Dare to walk out on the Grand Canyon Skywalk
  • Take a ground tour to Eagle Point to learn about Native American culture Eat lunch at Guano Point, located on the canyon rim
  • Take a helicopter flight down to the Colorado River, followed by a short boat cruise

Includes plane and helicopter flights, lunch, ground and boat tours, admission fees and guides.


North & East Rim Imperial with Ecostar Family Flight

Recommend for groups of 4+. Take the Imperial Air tour on an aircraft dedicated exclusively for yourself and your family/friends.

Experience the Grand Canyon aboard a helicopter tour reserved entirely for your party. These helicopters have been designed with ecological impact in mi

Recommend for groups of 4+. Take the Imperial Air tour on an aircraft dedicated exclusively for yourself and your family/friends.

Experience the Grand Canyon aboard a helicopter tour reserved entirely for your party. These helicopters have been designed with ecological impact in mind and feature lower noise to minimize disturbance. Set off from the Grand Canyon air terminal for aerial sights of the incredible rock gorges, the Colorado River twisting below, and the forested areas of the North Rim. Enjoy the most environmentally-friendly and exclusive way to tour the Grand Canyon by air!

Grand Canyon National Park Bus Tour from Las Vegas

Explore the natural side of Arizona with a day trip to the Grand Canyon National Park South Rim on our luxury bus tour. Your professional bus driver is trained to provide you with interesting facts about the history, flora, and fauna on one of the great wonders of the modern world.

Explore the natural side of Arizona with a day trip to the Grand Canyon National Park South Rim on our luxury bus tour. Your professional bus driver is trained to provide you with interesting facts about the history, flora, and fauna on one of the great wonders of the modern world.

Once you arrive at the South Rim, enjoy stops along the rim such as Mather Point and Bright Angel Lodge. Explore popular attractions in the Grand Canyon National Park such as El Tovar, Hopi House, Kolb Photo Studio, and the Bright Angel Trail and make memories of a lifetime!


Adobe Grand Villas

Luxurious AAA 4 Diamond Sedona, Arizona bed and breakfast with 850 + sq ft villas, red rock views, two fireplaces, jetted tub, walk in shower, three-course breakfast, private entrances, high speed internet, garden patios or balcony, pool, and an in-ground jetted spa. Relax and unwind with
Luxurious AAA 4 Diamond Sedona, Arizona bed and breakfast with 850 + sq ft villas, red rock views, two fireplaces, jetted tub, walk in shower, three-course breakfast, private entrances, high speed internet, garden patios or balcony, pool, and an in-ground jetted spa. Relax and unwind with a private couples spa and personal chef for private dinners.
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IMAX Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center

Located 1 mile from the National Park South Rim Entrance. Go beyond the rim in the spectacular IMAX adventure film shown on a 6-story high screen. The Visitor Center also includes Pink Jeep Tours, Pizza Hut Express and the world famous National Geographic Store.

Junipine Resort Sedona

Junipine Resort is the perfect location for small business meetings or a family vacation. Our secluded creekside setting is the perfect retreat from the hectic pace of our every day world. Enjoy coffee on your private Sedona, Arizona hotel room patio watching the sunrise over the Red Rocks
Junipine Resort is the perfect location for small business meetings or a family vacation. Our secluded creekside setting is the perfect retreat from the hectic pace of our every day world. Enjoy coffee on your private Sedona, Arizona hotel room patio watching the sunrise over the Red Rocks. Slide Rock State Park is adjacent to our resort, and Sedona is just 8 miles away.

Grand Canyon South Rim Tour from Las Vegas

See the Grand Canyon on this day trip from Las Vegas and return in time to hit up the casinos. Explore the iconic South Rim on your own terms, saving the narrated tour for the drive through the desert.

  • Day trip to the Grand Canyon South Rim from the Las Vegas Strip
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  • See the Grand Canyon on this day trip from Las Vegas and return in time to hit up the casinos. Explore the iconic South Rim on your own terms, saving the narrated tour for the drive through the desert.

  • Day trip to the Grand Canyon South Rim from the Las Vegas Strip
  • Explore the Grand Canyon on your own during unstructured time
  • Continental breakfast and deli-style lunch included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from your accommodation on the Las Vegas Strip

  • Small Group Grand Canyon West Rim Day Trip from Las Vegas

    Explore the West Rim of the Grand Canyon on a full-day tour from Las Vegas. Travel in a comfortable vehicle with a small group, making a short pit stop at the Hoover Dam. At the canyon, you’ll ride a shuttle to two of the park’s most well-known landmarks—Eagle Point and Guano Point—in orde
    Explore the West Rim of the Grand Canyon on a full-day tour from Las Vegas. Travel in a comfortable vehicle with a small group, making a short pit stop at the Hoover Dam. At the canyon, you’ll ride a shuttle to two of the park’s most well-known landmarks—Eagle Point and Guano Point—in order to maximize your time on the ground. Return to the welcome center where you can snag a few souvenirs, then return to Vegas with fantastic photos and new memories. Ask about the add-on “city lights” helicopter as an add-on upon the return.

    Super 8 by Wyndham Williams East/Grand Canyon Area

    Super 8 by Wyndham Williams East/Grand Canyon Area, one mile from Grand Canyon Railway Depot, features rooms with expanded cable TV and free WiFi. This Williams motel offers a seasonal heated outdoor pool. Guest rooms provide hairdryers and coffee makers. They also include alarm clock rad
    Super 8 by Wyndham Williams East/Grand Canyon Area, one mile from Grand Canyon Railway Depot, features rooms with expanded cable TV and free WiFi. This Williams motel offers a seasonal heated outdoor pool. Guest rooms provide hairdryers and coffee makers. They also include alarm clock radios. Super 8 by Wyndham Williams East/Grand Canyon Area serves guests free local calls and a 24-hour front desk. Super 8 by Wyndham Williams East/Grand Canyon Area, located in Kaibab National Forest, is 3 miles from Cataract Lake and 4 miles from Elk Ridge Ski Area. It is 10 miles from Air Museum.
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    Sky Ranch Lodge

    Enjoy our Sedona views extending up to 75 miles in all directions. Sedona sunrises and sunsets fill the skies daily with breathtaking color. By night the lights of Sedona shine below. This unique Sedona, Arizona hotel offers affordable rooms, pool, spa, and beautiful gardens.
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    Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Williams – Grand Canyon

    Featuring a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a hot tub, Red Roof PLUS+ Williams has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. At the hotel, all rooms are equipped with a desk and a TV, as well as a private bathroom. Coffee and tea are served at all times in the lobby and there is a 24-hour
    Featuring a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a hot tub, Red Roof PLUS+ Williams has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. At the hotel, all rooms are equipped with a desk and a TV, as well as a private bathroom. Coffee and tea are served at all times in the lobby and there is a 24-hour front desk. Grand Canyon National Park is 53 mi from the property, while Sedona is 59 mi away. Flagstaff Pulliam Airport is 30 mi from the property.
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    The Lodge on Route 66

    Experience World-class Service at The Lodge on Route 66 One of our best sellers in Williams! The Lodge on Route 66 is a motel offering accommodations in Williams. Featuring a tour desk, this property also provides guests with a terrace. Free WiFi is featured. All units in the motel are e
    Experience World-class Service at The Lodge on Route 66 One of our best sellers in Williams! The Lodge on Route 66 is a motel offering accommodations in Williams. Featuring a tour desk, this property also provides guests with a terrace. Free WiFi is featured. All units in the motel are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a coffee machine and a private bathroom with a bath and free toiletries. Select rooms here will provide you with a seating area. A continental breakfast can be enjoyed in the breakfast area.
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    Grand Canyon Signature Hummer Tour with Optional Sunset Views

    Make the most of limited time and see the highlights of Grand Canyon National Park in just a couple of hours on this sightseeing tour. Ride in a windowless, open-air Hummer and listen to commentary from your guide as you visit some of the canyon’s best lookout points, where you can hop

    Make the most of limited time and see the highlights of Grand Canyon National Park in just a couple of hours on this sightseeing tour. Ride in a windowless, open-air Hummer and listen to commentary from your guide as you visit some of the canyon’s best lookout points, where you can hop out, take photos, and explore. Since this is a small-group tour, you’ll have plenty of time to ask questions, too.

    • Visit multiple lookout points within Grand Canyon National Park
    • Enjoy the undivided attention of a private driver/guide
    • Ideal for first-time visitors and those with limited time
    • Choose from multiple departures to best suit your schedule

    Arizona Mountain Inn & Cabins

    Our Tudor-style inn and 17 cabins are tucked away on 13 acres of secluded Ponderosa Pines. The grounds are bordered by the Coconino National Forest on three sides with breath-taking views of the San Francisco Peaks.

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