Celebrating 34 years of excellence, Southwest Custom Tours began as a one-man operation with Jim Vaughan, owner and founder of
Southwest Tours on January 17, 1983. Since then Southwest Tours has become the premier van tour company in Arizona.
Having toured thousands of visitors to Arizona over the years, Southwest has become the trusted choice for vacationers, travel agents, destination managers and the hospitality industry when booking their guests and clients. Southwest has a fleet of no more than -passenger vans, custom seated with captain chairs for twelve passengers. We conduct regularly scheduled van tours every day of the year, including all holidays.
Owner & Founder - Jim Vaughan
Jim is a second generation native Arizonan. His love and knowledge of the great Southwest was his inspiration for leaving the corporate world to start a small tour company where he could do what he loved most. Taking people out and showing them in a very personal way the special out of the way places that few people get to see. Sharing the facts about the state of Arizona and it's many historic stories and sights in a fun and interesting way. Not just a tour but also a memory to last forever.
All of us at Southwest Tours take great pride in the quality of our tours which begins with a hand picked group of tour guides who feel the same way about how to conduct a fun, interesting and knowledgeable tour as Jim does. Our staff of highly trained and knowledgeable guides are the heart of our company and we are extremely proud of the job they do.
Southwest Toursis a member of the Phoenix and Scottsdale chambers of commerce, the Grand Circle Association, The Valley of the Sun Hotel Concierge Network, and has the exclusive distinction of Preferred Partner of the National Concierge Association.
Why travel with Southwest Tours?
We are owner operated - We have a vested interest in making your guided tour fantastic because we own the business.You can be sure to get very personal service from the moment you contact us and even after your tour experience is over.