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Grand Canyon Ultimate Tour
"The Grand Canyon is an amazing sight for the uninitiated – painted rocks spectacular cliffs and encompassing vistas overwhelm the senses as you suppress your vertigo and take it all in.  While it is easily one of the most photographed National Parks in the nation few are prepared for the experience the first time they encounter it.  More than 270 miles long and up to 18 miles across at places the Canyon defies any attempts to capture its storied vista.  Your 8-hour guided tour starts from your Williams Flagstaff or Grand Canyon Village area hotels with a complimentary pick-up from a friendly
From $149.00
 
Small-Group Grand Canyon Day Tour from Flagstaff
"Your Grand Canyon day trip begins with hotel pickup from your Flagstaff hotel where you will then depart on an hour (approx.) journey to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. From there you and your guide will make six to eight stops along the rim of the Grand Canyon. These stops include short optional walks to some incredible less visited outlooks and a look into some of the area’s most impressive historic buildings including the El Tovar Lodge as well as the famous Desert View Watchtower. Your tour includes a picnic lunch at amazing Indian Ruins as well as snacks beverages and use of a high-powered spotting scope to see into the depths of the Grand Canyon. By the end of the day you will travel east out of the Canyon towards Navajo-land with an optional stop at one of the most famous Navajo Trading Posts around. Your tour will conclude back at your Flagstaff in time to a night out on the town."
From $139.00
 
Private Grand Canyon Tour with Ancient Ruins and Lava Field from Flagstaff
"This private tour from Flagstaff offers you a diverse and complete blend of remarkable ruins dramatic lava fields majestic volcanoes and the magnificent Grand Canyon into an experience that you will never forget. Your stop starts with early morning pickup from your hotel and a visit to Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. Take a leisurely stroll through which was one of the biggest trade centers of this area. Walk into the Kiva (ceremonial room) and the ball court. Your guide will teach you about the Sinagua Indians' way of life and the modern tribes of Arizona that still live here. You will bre get amazing views from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Visit the Desert View Watchtower Lipan Point Yavapai point and the Village overlooks while listening to your guides commentary of the Grand Canyon. You will have time and flexibility to explore on your own in the afternoon. The price displayed is based on two (2) passengers. Additional
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Rim, South Tips (14)

Breath taking views

I am just returning from a visit to the Grand Canyon. My first question when my husband said he wanted to make a detour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon was, where do I go? IT IS SO BIG. To start...
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FleuraDo
Mar 25, 2016

Shuttles

Do to a lack of parking and areas that you cannot drive to, shuttles are the way to go through the park. The shuttles are free to ride. You can get on and off the shuttles as you wish. They run every...
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Dymphna1
Oct 08, 2015

Such a stunning place

Without any doubt this is one of the Great Natural Wonders of the World and it is so accessible. There are options to stay within the National Park and you can get around on the shuttle buses. I chose...
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johnaalex
May 14, 2015

South Rim: Pioneer Cemetery

"He fell wholly in love with this Timeless Wonder - this Grand Canyon - calling it “The Place for all time, “ and his wife knew it was true. Here he pursued his quest to live fully, and be forever...
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goodfish
Oct 26, 2014

South Rim: Grand Canyon Depot

If you are arriving via the Grand Canyon Railway from Williams, you’ll alight at the same depot as visitors over a century ago. The expansion of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe service to the canyon in...
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goodfish
Oct 05, 2014

Verkamp's Visitor's Center: museum and store

Located along the Rim Trail just east of the main lodge areas and Grand Canyon Railway train station, this little store provides a number of books and maps that are useful for those wishing to tour...
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glabah
Nov 23, 2009

Shrine of the Ages: Ranger Programs and Worship

Grand Canyon Village is not just a location for tourists, but there are a fair number of people who live here as their place of employment is at the Grand Canyon. It takes quite a lot of people to...
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glabah
Nov 23, 2009

Rim Trail

Running from the Pipe Creek Vista west all the way to Hermit's Rest (approximately 11.5 miles, or 19 km), the south rim trail leads to a number of viewpoints and other points of interest along the rim...
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glabah
Nov 23, 2009

A tour at the airport.

The little village of Tusayan is about 6 miles south of the Grand Canyon Village and only 1 mile from the National Park entrance. It contains several private hotels, a few restaurants, grocery stores,...
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Jerelis
Nov 30, 2006

Go west towards Hermit's Rest

At the Southern Rim, if you keep driving west from the Visitor's Center along Hermit Road, you will pass through many incredible look out points - Maricopa Point, Powell Point, Hopi Point, Mohave...
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SLLiew
Oct 13, 2006

More popular Southern Rim Entrance

If it is your first trip to Grand Canyon, choose Southern Rim. Though more crowded, it is more accessible from the Interstate Highway, have more available facilities and services and have greater...
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SLLiew
Aug 29, 2006

From an Overlook

I don't know what this photo shows, except that I know it was taken from the South Rim, because it was so late in the season that we visited that the North Rim wasn't open.If anyone knows what this is...
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grandmaR
Aug 22, 2005
 
 
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"Grandest of Canyons"
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"Grand Canyon, Colorado River Rafting"
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"Getting to the Bottom of the Grand Canyon"
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"A Walk Through Time"
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Things to Do Near Rim, South

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South Rim

The Abyss is one of the small pull offs, but well worth it. It is where it drops 3,000 feet down. It is from here you can see Tonto Plateau really well. It has some significant hand rails/guards and...
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Hopi House

Each afternoon there are a couple of shows. The one we attended was about 1:30pm and was dancing of different area tribes. It was interesting to me to listen to the different dialects between the...
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Kolb Studio

It’s going to be nearly impossible for me to write less than a novel about this one as if you’ve ever seen the work of these pioneer photographers of the Grand Canyon and understand what they did -...
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Bright Angel Trail

You will find dozens of tips already written on the Bright Angel Trail, just here on Virtualtourist. This doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of the assorted hiking guides to the region you will...
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Lookout Studio

Built in 1914 and designed by Mary Colter, this building was designed to look like a pueblo Indian dwelling. Made of limestone the same as the upper Grand Canyon walls, this building blends into it's...
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Mather Point

Mather Point is one of the popular destinations in the South Rim area of the Grand Canyon. It is extremely crowded, and you may have to wait a while to get to the location you want to get to in order...
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