Private Grand Canyon tour from Phoenix and Scottsdale

Experience some of the most scenic and breathtaking views that the Grand Canyon has to offer. Our extraordinary private tours depart from Phoenix and Scottsdale and traveling though Sedona.

Travel with one of our experienced/professional tour guides who know the Grand Canyon and the southwest including history, geology, legends, and lore. They can tell you things you won't find in a guidebook, they have great storytelling ability, and their enthusiasm for learning is unsurpassed.


Grand Canyon tour feature photo. A beautiful view overlooking the Grand Canyon with some snowEnjoy our one-day private Grand Canyon Deluxe tour where you will spend quality time touring one of the "Seven Natural Wonders of the World", (and likely in the top three) Grand Canyon National Park. Your personalized van tour spends up to 3 ½ hours touring the 26-mile east rim drive. From Desert View, the location of the historic Watchtower, to Grand Canyon Village and Mary Colter's Hopi House. Your Southwest Tour's Driver/Guide is with your group throughout the day to give you insights into the canyon, answer your questions, and put you in your pictures with the spectacular Grand Canyon as a backdrop.
Departs daily
$880.00 flat-rate 1-4 people.
$165.00 for an additional person.
Up to 10 people total.

*As of June 1 2022: Fuel surcharge: 1-5 people $50.00, 6 or more people $65.00


Get ready to enjoy a fun, educational, and awe-inspiring 14-hour tour to the Grand Canyon including a stop on the Navajo Reservation. 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 in Cameron Arizona. You will have time for shopping and taking in the views of the Little Colorado River Gorge.

Now what you've been waiting for, the Grand Canyon National Park!
Grand Canyon Arizona
You will have multiple viewing and photo opportunities, (including some fantastic selfie moments) at the South Rim. You will be touring with your guide 26 miles along the south rim with stops at several viewpoints including Desert View Watchtower and Grand Canyon Village with Mary Colter's Hopi House. During the 3 to 3 ½ hours in the park, see how many species of wildlife you can spot. The Grand Canyon National Park is full of many types of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and birds. Including endangered birds of prey! Your knowledgeable tour guide is with you the entire journey, providing information and answering any questions you may have, or even taking your picture at the Grand Canyon with your camera for you.
Your return trip will include a 30-minute rest/food stop for fast food before returning you to your pick-up location.

*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.



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$800.00 flat rate 1-4 people.
$165.00 per additional person
up to 10 people total.

-Departs daily 6:30-7:45 am
-Returns 8:00-9:00 PM
-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.

A view of the red rocks in the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon tour includes:

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


A view of the Desert View Watchtower on our Grand Canyon tour

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.

A rainbow over a Southwest Tours van while on tour

The Southwest Tours Experience

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.

We spend 3 to 3 1/2 hours in the park driving along the south rim and stopping at various view points. At each view point everyone will be able to walk around and check out the sights.

We don't do any difficult walking. At each view point everyone is free to check out the sights at their own pace. That means walking around as much as time allows or enjoying the views while sitting.

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.

All of our tours are fully guided with one of our professional and knowledgeable guides. The tour price includes any local taxes, admission into the Grand Canyon National Park, as well as complimentary bottled water. Any 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.

Tour group entry fees per person hve increased. Therefore, we will need to increase our tour price.

Grand Canyon photos

tour van

Southwest tours deluxe touring van

tour van interior

Spacious tour van interior with individual captain chairs

Guests look over the egde of the Grand Canyon

Guests look over the edge of the Grand Canyon

El Tovar Hotel at Grand Canyon National Park

El Tovar Hotel at Grand Canyon National Park South Rim

snow at Grand Canyon National Park

A wintery view of the Grand Canyon with snow on the trees

Hopi house at Grand Canyon National Park

The Hopi House at Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

the watchtower at Grand Canyon National Park

Inside the Watchtower looking down. Grand Canyon National Park.

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Vaughan's Southwest Tours


PO Box 31250
Phoenix, AZ 85046

Local: +1-602-971-1381

Toll free: +1-800-513-1381

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