GRAND CANYON SOUTH RIM TOURS FROM PHOENIX
Take in unforgettable views of classic southwestern landscapes. 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 some time on Route 66.
This guided tour of the Grand Canyon South Rim departs from the Phoenix & Scottsdale area between 6:00am and 7:00am, and returns between 7:00pm and 8:00pm. If you’re interested in adding a helicopter tour to your South Rim experience, check out our Colors & Canyons Tour. You can even stay overnight to add more adventure to your tour of the South Rim! The expert guided tours that Destination Arizona offers of the South Rim hit 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 Destination Arizona we travel up scenic route 64 before we reach our ultimate destination.
Most hotels in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe area
Between 6:00am and 7:00am
Between 7:00pm and 8:00pm
Destination Arizona custom touring vehicles specifically designed for small groups with individual leather captain’s chairs that recline for each person.
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.
Departs: between 6:00 am and 7:00 am
Returns: between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm
After departing the Phoenix metro area, our tour travels through the expansive Sonoran Desert filled with the native saguaro cactus. The scenery begins to change as we increase in elevation and views of the cactus fade into pine trees. As we continue further into Northern Arizona, we will travel the outskirts of the Route 66 town of Flagstaff and from the highway, see the San Francisco Peaks among the seemingly endless Ponderosa Pine Forest, the largest contiguous forest of ponderosa pines in the world.
Williams will be our first stop along the tour for a chance to experience Route 66, the iconic American highway steeped in rich tradition. While in Williams, guests will have the opportunity to “get their kicks on Route 66” with walks along the original route, explore the local shops and capture souvenir photos highlighting a bygone era in classic American history. Also known as the Will Rodgers Highway, Route 66 is the most recognizable road in the United States and stretched 2,448 miles from Chicago to California upon completion. While you are enjoying Route 66, your guide will pick up your picnic lunch made fresh that morning.
You’ll experience about three hours within the National Park marveling at the beauty that is the Grand Canyon. Don’t forget to visit the historic El Tovar Lodge and Hopi House in Grand Canyon Village. 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.
National Park entrance fees
Unlimited bottled water
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Third party activities
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.