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Watch sunrise and sunset in Sedona and Grand Canyon on our most popular overnight tour!
Enjoy a full day in Sedona, AZ and 24 hours inside Grand Canyon National Park. Day one highlights the stunning red rock formations of Sedona as well as the many shops and art galleries that make Sedona an artist's town. Day two travels along Oak Creek Canyon Scenic Byway through Sedona, past the Route 66 town of Flagstaff onward to Grand Canyon National Park where you will enjoy the entire afternoon gazing at this Wonder of the World. The third day of touring will feature a continuation of Grand Canyon before touring the Navajo Nation for expert craftsmanship and unique history of the local culture.
This 3-day, 2-night guided tour departs the Phoenix/Scottsdale area at approximately 6:30am on day one, and returns on day three at approximately 8:00pm.
To see Arizona’s rich history, the Grand Canyon with Sedona overnight stay gives you a chance to explore ancient Native American civilizations, marvel at the spectacular landscape of Sedona and the Grand Canyon, and explore local and Navajo artisans of Sedona and the Navajo Nation. Today’s tour features one of two ancient Native American ruins from the Sinagua Tribe that existed along this busy trade route between 11250 - 1425AD. During our guided tour, we will explore the ruins at Tuzigoot National Monument or Montezuma Castle National Monument, both of which are excellently preserved sites and give guests a fantastic glimpse into the history of its first inhabitants.
Following our time at the Native American National Monument, the tour will begin to explore the mystique surrounding Sedona with options ranging from cultural and spiritual to adventurous and active. Made famous by its marvelous red rock cliffs, Sedona plays host to world class artisans, outdoor enthusiasts and the “occasional” tourist. The tour of Sedona will include visits to the famous red rock features of Bell Rock, Airport Mesa, and Chapel of the Holy Cross, but you will also be provided views of Cathedral Rock, Snoopy Rock, and Submarine Rock to name a few. In uptown Sedona, you can explore on foot the many art galleries and shops, get a psychic reading, or enjoy the serenity that Sedona provides with a glass of wine on the balcony. An alternate choice available to you as an add-on is an off-road jeep tour exploring the backcountry of Sedona or a helicopter tour for a bird’s eye perspective of the stunning red rock spires and pinnacles. Your check in at your Sedona Lodging will be at approximately 3:30pm where you will have the remainder of the day to relax on your own and enjoy the local surroundings. Lodging upgrades are available for an additional cost.
Overnight in Sedona, AZ
Upon departing Sedona at approximately 9:30am, 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. Guests will enjoy sunset and sunrise within the National Park marveling at the beauty that is the Grand Canyon. While at the South Rim of the National Park, you will have opportunities to walk the rim, shop, capture an unlimited amount of photographs, or enjoy your lunch and relax with the best seat in the house. Your guide will assist with your Grand Canyon lodge check-in where you will have the remainder of the afternoon on your own to explore the National Park at your leisure. Lodging upgrades are available for an additional cost.
Overnight at Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
During the morning hours, you will have ample time on your own to relax, take sunrise photographs overlooking the Grand Canyon, or even do a morning hike. At approximately 1:45pm, your DETOURS Guide will pick you up from the front lobby of your Grand Canyon lodge to explore the Grand Canyon. We will view 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 including the Little Colorado River Gorge and various view points.
Before returning to the Phoenix area 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 visit a gift shop to bring back souvenirs for friends and family. Return time is approximately 8:00pm.
A $150 non-refundable tour deposit is due at the time of booking. This non-refundable deposit is included in the tour's final price.
DETOURS offers small group touring in our custom vehicles featuring leather captain’s chairs for maximum comfort.
Because DETOURS travels with a maximum of 13 passengers, this allows us to take a flexible approach and take full advantage of touring opportunities in Grand Canyon and Sedona.
Due to the developing tourism industry in the area changes can and do occur in this type of program. Weather conditions, sometimes severe enough to limit where we can drive or walk, can also alter the program. As visitors, we will respect this, and remain flexible and open to local conditions, safety concerns and unforeseen opportunities. Our guides will do their best to keep things on track and in the event that our schedule changes, they will try to keep disruptions to a minimum, consider your wishes and organize other options as far as it is reasonable and practical to do so.
Multi-day tour cancellation policy is set at 7 days. Tours cancelled less than 7 days from the departure date will be charged in full.
Our vehicles are designed to carry up to 13 passengers on individual leather captains’ seats, and groups range from 8-13 passengers. This tour can also be operated as a private charter for groups from 2-13 passengers for an additional cost.
Our guides have many years of experience in leading tours throughout the American West. Their knowledge and enthusiasm will ensure that everyone gets the most from each destination.
The hotel in Sedona and Grand Canyon will be 3-4 stars. The accommodation has been chosen to give passengers the best access to the area. For those traveling alone there single occupancy rates available.
This tour offers a wide range of walking opportunities, which require a reasonable level of fitness mostly due to possible elevation changes. The level of activity can be suited to and catered for almost all levels of fitness. It is not an activity holiday, just an active holiday.
Health and Vaccinations
It is imperative that you have both a dental and medical check-up and we recommend that you ensure your Tetanus inoculations are up to date. Our drivers and guides are first aid qualified and a medical kit is carried at all times.
Individual luggage must be kept to a maximum of one piece of luggage less than 50 pounds or one daypack less than or equal to 40 litres. It is recommended to travel with a small day pack for easy access to camera, sun block, and clothing. It is recommended to plan ahead and arrange to store bulky items pre-tour. We advise our clients to pack as lightly as possible.
Temperatures in Sedona and Grand Canyon are typically 15-30°F cooler than Phoenix and vary by season. We recommend our guests bring jackets in the event of changing weather patterns.
Post Tour Accommodation Packages
Post tours packages are available through your travel agent.
Travel insurance is a vital aspect to booking a holiday, giving you protection against unforeseen circumstances that could otherwise spoil your holiday. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that properly covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking.