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The Grand Canyon Overnight via Sedona
Vaughan's Southwest Custom Tours offers an exciting overnight adventure to Arizona's top two destinations, the Grand Canyon National Park via Sedona, Arizona. Your once in a lifetime trip will begin with a complimentary pick up from your Phoenix/Scottsdale hotel in one of our customized limousine class touring vans.
Lunch on the first day will either be in the Grand Canyon Park or at the historic Cameron Trading Post on the Navajo Indian Reservation. Established in 1915, this landmark is still the center of commerce in the area. The menu at the Cameron Trading Post restaurant is a pleasant mingling of American, Mexican, and local Navajo cuisine. While you will find all your traditional favorites, you can also enjoy a more adventurous culinary experience. Vegetarian meals are available.
Unlike some tour providers, we design our tours to give you the most relaxing time possible at the Grand Canyon. You’ll enjoy two to three full hours with one of our experienced Tour Guides before checking into your in park lodging at Grand Canyon National Park. You can make many photo memories from their carefully chosen and spectacular overlooks. We know that viewing options are many. Your Guide will be on hand at each stop to offer interesting facts about the area, help you take that perfect picture, and make the most of this truly unique destination.
Late in the afternoon your Tour Guide will escort you to your lodging and assist you with check in. Rooms are located in the park and close to all the major attractions.
Some of the favorites that you can visit while staying in the park include, but are not limited to;
Navajo Point - with views of the Colorado River and the Painted Desert. This is often your first introduction to the vast plateaus of Northern Arizona.
Lipan Point - Our tour guides tell us this is their favorite view point. On a clear day you can often hear the river and see rafts make their way thought the world famous Hance Rapids. As one of the longest rapids in the Grand Canyon, it has a drop of over 70 feet in just one mile.
Grand View Point - The former home of the Grand Hotel and The Grand View Trail. The trail was built by hard rock miners who were looking for a more direct route out of the Grand Canyon with their newly discovered Copper ore.
The Yavapai Geology Museum – This location gives you a thorough introduction into the formation of the Grand Canyon and its fantastic fossil record and may be the starting point for a self guided walk along the Rim of the Grand Canyon. The walk affords you the opportunity to escape some of the crowds and take incredible photos at your own pace.
You might enjoy a world class sunset before sitting down to an early evening meal at one of the many restaurants located along the rim of the Grand Canyon. The cost of meals is not included in the tour price.
Your choices are many, and they are yours! Today, you get to explore the Grand Canyon at your own pace. Perhaps you might want to wake early and catch the sunrise or a hike into the depths of the Grand Canyon on the Bright Angel trail - an experience you will feel for days and never forget.
Many of our guests use the morning as an opportunity to enjoy a helicopter or airplane ride over the Grand Canyon. Your Tour Guide will help you plan your second day before leaving you for your twenty four hour adventure.
The Park Service offers a convenient shuttle bus service that will take you to the more remote view points. Your tour guide will explain all the transportation options and help you along the way.
You will meet your Tour Guide in the lobby of your hotel at about 3:30 PM for your return transportation to your Phoenix/Scottsdale area accommodations. Most tours stop in the Verde Valley for a light dinner. Your arrival in your hotel will be generally between 8:30 and 9:30 P.M.
***Luggage- Only a backpack or small bag, no suitcases.
Our tour first travels through Coconino National Forest and will include photo stops in Sedona. Sedona is most known for it's red sandstone formations, the Red Rocks of Sedona. We also drive through the scenic river gorge, Oak Creek Canyon. Oak Creek Canyon has been voted one of the top ten scenic roadways in the United States and we will travel the entire length on your trip to the Grand Canyon.