Grand Canyon overnight tour from Phoenix and Scottsdale

On our extraordinary Grand Canyon overnight tour departing from Phoenix and Scottsdale, you will experience some of the most scenic and breathtaking views that the canyon has to offer and you get to do it at your own pace.

OVERVIEW:Sunset at Grand Canyon


Spend 24 hours of quality time exploring one of the "Seven Natural Wonders of the World." Grand Canyon National Park. You will be able to watch the sunset and the sunrise at one of natures most majestic places.


Day One-

Spend 24 hours of quality time exploring one of the "Seven Natural Wonders of the World." Grand Canyon National Park. After a complimentary pick up from most central Phoenix and Scottsdale hotels you will start your route north. Gain over a mile in altitude between the mighty saguaro of the Sonoran Desert Phoenix area (1,117 feet) up to the Colorado Plateau with its majestic Ponderosa Pines (7,000 feet). The many changes in scenery and weather will amaze you.

On the way, there will be a rest break at the geographic center of Arizona, the Verde Valley, with its picturesque landscape. Next, ascend up to the plateau of Sunset Point and enjoy the scenery while your guide continues to give you information and answers your questions. Driving through Flagstaff you will pass by a section of the famous Route 66. Next on up to the Navajo Reservation for a lunch stop at the Cameron Trading Post. You will have time for shopping and taking in the views of the Little Colorado River Gorge.

We design our tours to give you the most relaxing time possible at the Grand Canyon. You'll enjoy quality time touring the south rim 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.

Day Two-

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 between 3:00 and 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 8:00 and 9:00 P.M.

***Luggage - Only a backpack or small bag, no suitcases.

*We reserve the right to change tour itinerary after tour departure due to circumstances beyond our control such as weather, traffic, road conditions, or any other condition outside our control.



Grand Cannyon red rocks


-Cost: $330.00 Adult,
$165.00 child 3-12
NOTE: Grand Canyon overnight tour price increase to $356.00 starting on tours taken as of October 1, 2019
-Departs daily 6:30-7:45 am
-Returns 8:00-9:00 PM following day
-Terms; Credit card or cash deposit required at time of booking. Bookings cancelled within 24 hours of tour departure and no-shows will be charged the full amount.
-We reserve the right to change tour itinerary after tour departure due to circumstances beyond our control such as weather, traffic, road conditions, or any other condition outside our control.

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon overnight tour includes:

-National Park Fees
-Local Professional Guide
-Local Taxes
-Bottled Water
-Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected pick up area-Phoenix/Scottsdale)

Rainbow over Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon tour highlights

-View the largest stand of Ponderosa Pines in the world as we pass through Flagstaff
-See the most scenic and breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon South Rim
--Visit Mary Colter's Hopi House. The Hopi House pays tribute to the Hopi and their ancestors that have inhabited the Grand Canyon for centuries.
-Travel through Flagstaff, and pass by the famous Route 66.
-Enjoy the sunset and sunrise over spectacular scenery, the Grand Canyon
-Relax at your own pace with 24 hours to yourself at the Grand Canyon.

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We love our great State of Arizona and enjoy sharing it with you, our guest. You can be sure you will get very professional, friendly, and personal service from the moment you contact us and even after your tour experience is over. Your comfort and the quality of your tour is important to us. We have a vested interest in making your guided tour fantastic because we own the business!

Frequently Asked Questions


These are the questions we get asked the most. If you have a question not listed here, please give us a call at 1-602-971-1381.


Our tours depart from select centrally located hotels and resorts in Phoenix & Scottsdale Arizona. Since there are over 100 hotels we can pick up from, it's impossible for us to list each one. We can make arrangements for people not staying in a hotel or resort. For those staying in the far east or south areas, you can meet us for your tours at a central location in Phoenix, Arizona. Those on the far west side can meet us at one of the hotels on I-17.

On our Grand Canyon overnight tour you will get to spend just over 24 hours in the park. We typically arrive around 12:30 and will pick you up around 3:30 PM the following day.

You can walk as much as you like or take advantage of the free shuttle service provided by the park service.

We pick up at most Phoenix and Scottsdale hotels between 6:45 - 7:45 AM. The afternoon/evening before your tour we will call or email you with a pick up time, giving you an approximate 10-15 minute window of time in which your tour guide will meet you in the lobby of your departure point.

Yes, you will need to make a reservation with us before the tour date. You can call (602-971-1381), E-mail, or reserve online on our -> Reservation Page. We will need to know where you will be staying, the number of people joining the tour, and your full name, a contact phone number, and a credit card guarantee.

Dress comfortably. We don't do any difficult walking, but comfortable shoes, such as sneakers, are always good. From November through March, you will need a warm jacket and a light one for September, October, April and May. Check the current weather ->National Weather Service

Yes, you can! Simply go to our Reservations page -> Reservation Page and fill in the form. We will send you a return E-mail regarding your reservation request. If you have not heard from us within 48 hours, please call us on our toll free number, (800) 513-1381.

The overnight tour price includes any local taxes, admission into the Grand Canyon National Park, as well as complimentary bottled water. Accommodations, meals, tour guide gratuities, and additional purchases you make are not included.

We stop for lunch and dinner on our Grand Canyon tour. Typically lunch is at the Cameron Trading Post. You can preview their menu ->MENU. Dinner is fast food. Meals are not included in our pricing. Complimentary bottled water is available.

Our driver/guides are the heart of our company. They love sharing Arizona with it's many visitors and it shows. Each guide is highly trained and exceptionally knowledgeable about our great state, with customer satisfaction and safety their number one concern. If we can not accommodate your desired tour and schedule of availability we will do our best to help you find another company to meet your specific needs.

We use newer model, deluxe, stretch, 15-passenger vans, with no more than 12 passengers taken on any tour. All vans have comfortable captain chair seating, large windows and a speaker system so you can better hear your guide. Of course, they are heated and have air conditioning. For custom tours with more than 12 passengers, we will use coaches. We can accommodate groups of any size. For small groups we have a Town & country Mini Van.

Starting October 1, 2019 tour group entry fees per person are increasing. Therefore, that is the amount we will need to increase our tour by.

Photo gallery

Photos taken on the Grand Canyon tour from Phoenix

tour van

Deluxe touring van

tour van interior

Spacious van interior with individual captain chairs

the Grand Canyon with the Colorado River below

The Grand Canyon with the Colorado River below

View point overlooking Grand CAnyon

View point overlooking Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon look out point

Grand Canyon look out point

Beautiful overlook of Grand Canyon

A beautiful view of Grand Canyon

Mule deer at Grand Canyon

Mule deer at Grand Canyon

El Tovar interior

El Tovar

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Vaughan's Southwest Tours


PO Box 31250
Phoenix, AZ 85046

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