Pick ups for this small group tour take place at many tourist area hotels in Phoenix, Tempe, West Mesa and Scottsdale. These can be seen at the bottom of this page.
Heading north out of Phoenix, the first stop is the red rock country of Sedona. You will drive through the entire length of Sedona, including Oak Creek Canyon - one of the region's most scenic drives - and uptown Sedona. There will be stops along the way. The route passes through the small northern Arizona town of Flagstaff before getting to the Grand Canyon.
On the way in you will stop at Mather Point, the first view point of the Grand Canyon, where you can get out, stroll around, enjoy the never ending vistas and take some pictures. You will then be taken to Bright Angel Lodge, which is where some of the view points of the Grand Canyon are, as well as shops, hotels and restaurants.
Please note that the route we have described is the way this tour normally runs. There are some occasions, however, when it runs in reverse. Instead of coming up through Sedona, it will pass through Flagstaff, and then stop at the Cameron Trading Post, one of the best purveyors of southwestern and Native American jewelry and souvenirs to be found anywhere. You will then enter the Grand Canyon at the east entrance, and take a leisurely drive to Bright Angel Lodge, stopping to admire the views.
Whichever way you go, you will have time to stroll around, take photographs of the amazing views, and grab yourself a bite to eat.
If you have luggage with you, you will have the opportunity to check it at Bright Angel Lodge. There is a fee of $2 per bag, which is not included in the tour price. The reason we suggest checking your luggage is that you will be switching vehicles at the Grand Canyon - don't worry, it's easy! This is a simple process, and we will give you easy to follow directions.
The vehicle that brought you up from Phoenix will be returning there later in the day. One of our Las Vegas vehicles will be picking you up right where the Phoenix vehicle dropped you off.
You can now extend your stay at the Grand Canyon. Instead of leaving the Canyon now and continuing your tour, you can spend as many extra nights there as you like. When you order the tour, you will see an option to add extra time at the Grand Canyon. Simply add as many additional nights as you want to stay there.
The way it works is that you will be taken out to the Grand Canyon, be shown some of the sights, and you will then check into your hotel. We always try and reserve a room at Bright Angel Lodge, which is at the rim. Depending on how late you book, this is often not possible, and we may book you at either Maswik Lodge, which is about a quarter mile (0.4 km) from the rim, or Yavapai Lodge, which is less than half a mile (0.75 km) from the rim, on the free shuttle route. You may need to take the free shuttle, which runs every 15 minutes, from Bright Angel to your hotel, and back again the next day.
You will be at liberty to explore the Canyon on your own for the extra time that you choose. Please note that there will not be a tour guide with you for the extra night. The extended Grand Canyon stay is subject to lodging availability in the park. We will check this once the order has been placed.
The rest of the group will continue with their tour. If you extend, you will be continue after your extended stay. The itinerary carries on as detailed below for those who are not spending a night or two at the Grand Canyon.
The coach heads south out of the Grand Canyon, and at the small town of Williams picks up the freeway going west. There is a short comfort stop in Kingman, in the middle of the desert, before traveling north, towards Hoover Dam.
It is a relatively short drive from Hoover Dam to Las Vegas where drop offs take place at most Strip hotels.
We regret that no cancellations or changes will be accepted, and no refunds will be given.
Payment And Cancellation Details: CANCELLATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS TOUR. Changes will also not be accepted, and refunds will not be given. Please consider purchasing trip insurance as our cancellation policy is strictly enforced. Your card will be charged within 12 hours of making the booking. The credit/debit card used must be in your name and must be present, so we can take an imprint. Please contact us if this is not possible. Please ensure you have the card you used with you. If the card is not in your name please let us know ahead of time, as our credit card authorization process will need to be completed.
The name on your credit card statement will be USA Park Tours.
The days and dates this tour operates can be seen in the calendar at the top right of this page.
All times are approximate. We are not responsible for the consequences of any delays, and this itinerary may change without notice.
The entry fee to the Grand Canyon is included. There are no taxes.
After ordering this tour please wait to receive a confirmation email before making any plans that are dependent on this tour.
Pickups take place at the locations listed below, starting at about 6.30 a.m.
Drop offs take place on the Strip.
Part of this route is handled by a reputable subcontractor.
Vehicles are mini buses or executive vans, which are vans with individual, high back, reclining seats, or coaches.
No meals are included.
Pick up locations in the greater Phoenix area are separated into Phoenix hotels, Scottsdale hotels and Tempe hotels. A list of all the pick up places can be seen below.
AMERICA’S BEST VALUE INN 3400 N. W. GRAND AVE., PHOENIX, AZ. 85017
ARIZONA GRAND RESORT 8000 So. Arizona Grand Parkway, PHOENIX, AZ. 85040
ARTISAN HOTEL (Wellsley Inn) 212 W. Osborn Rd, Phoenix, AZ. 85013
BEST WESTERN AIRPORT 2426 S. 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ. 85034
BEST WESTERN BELL 17211 N. Black Canyon Hwy., Phoenix, AZ. 85023
BEST WESTERN INN STES 16TH ST& NORTHERN 1615 E. Northern Ave., Phoenix, AZ. 85020
BEST WESTERN METRO 8101 N. Black Canyon Rd., Phoenix, AZ. 85021
BILTMORE HOTEL 2400 E Missouri Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016
BUDGET INN. 424 W. Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ. 85003
BUDGET LODGE METRO 8617 N. Black Canyon Rd., Phoenix, AZ. 85021
BUDGET LODGE DWNT PHX 402 W. Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ. 85003
BUDGET STES OF AMERICA CENTRAL PHX 611 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013
BUDGET SUITES YORKSHIRE 2702 W. Yorkshire, Phoenix, AZ. 85013