Grand Canyon Adventure

Grand Canyon Adventure

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Grand Canyon Adventure

6 Days Starting and ending in Phoenix, AZ, USA

Visiting: Phoenix, Salt River, Prescott, Watson Lake, Bearizona Wildlife Park, South Rim, South Kaibab Trail, Cedar Ridge, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Sedona, Montezuma Castle National Monument

Tour operator:

Active Adventures

Tour code:

GrandCan

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

6 - 18

Physical rating:

Medium, 3: Step It Up

Age range:

16-80

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Interests:

History, Wildlife Tours

Activities:

4WD, Canoeing-Kayaking

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Tour Overview

Explore the world-renowned Grand Canyon from all angles on our Grand Canyon Adventure Tour. Over 6-days, soak in the splendor of the Grand Canyon and its awe-inspiring geologic features on our Grand Canyon Adventure Tour. There's no doubt the Grand Canyon is on your bucket list, and what better way to tick it off than a fully guided, all-inclusive hiking tour? Starting in Scottsdale and finishing in Phoenix, you'll explore both the hidden gems and famous views of the region. Float down the Salt River, hike through Prescot's Granite Dells, take the train on the Grand Canyon Railway and hike the famous South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Each day brings new awe-inspiring moments, and with guides to take care of the permits, logistics and transport, the only thing you'll need to worry about is trying to take the perfect picture to capture such beauty! Don't let this American gem wait any longer, join our Grand Canyon Adventure Tour and see for yourself the wild vastness of Arizona.

Highlights

  • Hike through explore The Grand Canyon rim and South Kaibab.

  • Explore Salt River for a float trip by inflatable kayaks.

  • At Bearizona drive-thru and walk-around wildlife park.

  • Enjoy heart-pumping fun on an exhilarating off-road jeep adventure atop Sedona’s iconic red-rock formations.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Meet In Phoenix, Kayak Salt River
Location: Phoenix, Salt River, Prescott
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hassayampa Inn, Prescott
Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner,

Meet in Phoenix and shuttle to the nearby Salt River for a float trip by inflatable kayaks. This relaxing morning paddle is the perfect way to cool off on a warm day in Arizona’s desert. You’ll glide along lush green riverbanks and towering red cliffs, keeping alert for sightings of wild horses and bald eagles. Following lunch, we transfer to Prescott, nestled at an elevation of 5,200 feet above sea level amongst the largest stand of ponderosa pine forests in the U.S. Your centrally located hotel is in the perfect location for wandering the streets of this historic destination. Once the territorial capital of the state, Prescott is rich with history embodied in its world-famous Whiskey Row and famous saloons of the Old West. Enjoy your first night’s dinner in the Peacock Room with your fellow travel companions.Kayaking:2 hours

Day 2 : Hike Watson Lake, Explore Bearizona
Location: Watson Lake, Bearizona Wildlife Park
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Grand Canyon Railway Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch,

Begin the day with a hike around Watson Lake through Prescott’s beautiful Granite Dells north of town. This oasis is surrounded by beautiful rock formations and unique history. After a one-hour transfer to the town of Williams, enjoy lunch at Bearizona. You’ll experience this drive-thru and walk-around wildlife park with your knowledgeable guide who will give you a tour of the exhibits and animals who call this place home. You’ll see bears, bighorn sheep, bison, wolves, and many more animals who once roamed wild across the American West. After checking into your hotel, the night is free for you to explore and eat dinner in the funky town of Williams, located on historic Route 66! Hiking:3-5 miles (5-8 kilometers)

Day 3 : Hop On The Grand Canyon Railway, Hike The Rim Of The Grand Canyon
Location: South Rim
Accommodation: Lodge
Accommodation Name: Kachina Lodge or Thunderbird Lodge, Grand Canyon Village
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

All aboard! This morning, we board the Grand Canyon Railway en route to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. As you cross the Colorado Plateau, be on the lookout for elk, pronghorn, and bald eagles as your knowledgeable train conductor shares with you the history of this fascinating region. Upon arrival, enjoy a delectable picnic lunch prepared by your guides. This afternoon, we check out the fascinating architecture of Hermit’s Rest before embarking on a “wow-inducing” hike skirting the rim of the Grand Canyon.Hiking:3 miles (4.8 kilometers)

Day 4 : Hike South Kaibab To Cedar Ridge
Location: South Kaibab Trail, Cedar Ridge
Accommodation: Lodge
Accommodation Name: Kachina Lodge or Thunderbird Lodge, Grand Canyon Village
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

This morning, we hike down the South Kaibab trail to Cedar Ridge. The South Kaibab Trail winds us down into the depths of the Grand Canyon, giving us a much different perspective looking up at the Rim from below. We make our way down to Cedar Ridge, where the views of the Canyon and its colorful walls will leave you in awe. We enjoy our lunch and hike up and out, stopping frequently to catch our breath and take in the magnificent surroundings. The afternoon is yours to relax or explore the South Rim Village.Hiking:Up to 5 miles (8 kilometers)

Day 5 : See Sunset Crater, Explore Sedona
Location: Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Sedona
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Best Western Plus Arroyo Roble & Creekside Villas
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

Today you’ll say goodbye to the Grand Canyon heading east stopping along the way for a few last viewpoints. You'll first stop at Cameron Trading Post before discovering the unique terrain and lava flows of Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. From there, it’s onto Sedona where you’ll enjoy lunch in town before having the afternoon to relax and explore. This evening, you’ll gather with your travel companions one last time for dinner at a lovely local spot in town.

Day 6 : Broken Arrow Jeep Tour & Phoenix
Location: Montezuma Castle National Monument, Phoenix
Meals Included: Breakfast,

Before you say goodbye, say hello to some heart-pumping fun on an exhilarating off-road jeep adventure atop Sedona’s iconic red-rock formations. Explore the past at Montezuma Castle as you observe some of the best-preserved cliff dwellings in North America. After a short hike, it’s time to head back to Phoenix for goodbyes. Scenic Drive:2 hours

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation throughout your trip.

  • Meals

    All meals as listed in itinerary.

  • Guide

    Professional guides.

  • Our own highly experienced guides, with you from start to finish

  • Industry-leading Guest-to-Guide ratio (averaging 6:1)

  • Your own ‘Travel Wallet’, an online space with everything required for your trip

  • Our knowledgeable Customer Service Team to answer your queries - just a phone call, email or chat away

  • Customer Service pre-trip phone calls to ensure you’re 'trip ready'

  • Unlimited snacks to keep you fueled

  • Special ‘Wow!’ moments you'll never forget

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What's Not Included

  • Additional Services

    Gratuities to Austin Adventures guides not included.

  • Insurance

    Travel insurance

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    Airport Transfers pick up and drop off service are not included.

  • Optional

  • Alcoholic beverages

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the minimum group size?

    The min group size is 6 peoples.

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in itinerary.

  • What is the maximum group size?

    The max group size is 18 peoples.

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Airport pic and drop off transfer are not included.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, Local English speaking guide on this tour.

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes, All park and other entry fees are included.

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Activity Level 3: Step It Up, I love an active vacation. Engaging in a challenging activity with a difficult goal, such as reaching a summit, is exactly what I need to unwind in the evenings. Hiking: Typically, 3-6 hours per day on well-formed backcountry trails. Expect some significant gradient inclines and declines. Altitude: Your trip may include some moderate altitude areas, though these don't form the focus of the trip and are generally manageable. Biking: 1-3 hours on well-formed paths or roads where you can expect some hills with moderate climbs and descents. Kayaking: 1-3 hours, entry-level sea kayaking with specialist guides and stable boats. Other activities (i.e. caving): Always optional and very little exertion required. A highlight for many!

  • What is the tipping policy?

    You will have 2-3 guides on your Austin Adventure (depending on group size). We recommend USD$20 per day, per guest, per guide. Typically, gratuities are offered by check or cash in local currency on the final morning of the trip and can either be given to each guide individually or to one guide to be equally distributed. Most of our guides these days also accept gratuities via Venmo (please note this app does not work in Canada). All dining, housekeeping and activity tips are included in your trip price.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    You are covered by our Active Adventures Assurance policy.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1996

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Our trips attract a wide range of people from all different backgrounds, countries and ages, which makes our small group adventures all the more interesting and fun. All our people tend to enjoy active lifestyles, great food, good company and new experiences. If this sounds like you, then you’ll be in good company

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    We send online booking information via our club page you’ll gain access to your trip notes, destination information, a detailed gear list and all the information you need for your trip. There are a few things to fill in – medical and dietary information, extra accommodation requests, gear hire requests etc. – to ensure you are well prepared for your adventure vacation.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Travellers Against Plastic

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    No

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Yes,

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    When it comes to the safety of our guests, it has always been our number one priority. We’ve introduced strict protocols to adhere to current Covid safety guidelines that are relative to the destination, country and location of your adventure – these are dependent on the current rules and restrictions that are in place at the time of your trip.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Health and safety are just as important as the amazing places in the most stunning parts of the world we travel. Another focus of ours is having a good place to rest and rejuvenate at the end of a busy day, and to make sure we are fully charged for the next day’s activities, so you’ll always find yourself in a clean, comfortable room.

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    No

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

Lynn  

Fantastic Tour

21-Sep-2022

EVERYTHING WAS FANTASTIC!!!! We had a great trip! All the activities were super and it was a great variety of things to do. We loved it. Austin Adventures goes above and beyond what we even could imagine!!

James  

Outstanding Trip

07-Sep-2021

Trip was outstanding. Both tour guys were great. I wish some of edge activities were a little longer, I think 7 mile bike ride for an adventure tour is too short but overall a GREAT trip and a great experience

Kent  

Great Adventure

22-Sep-2022

great adventure outstanding guides

Cindy  

The Trip Was Great

22-Jan-2021

The trip was great, the other guest and the size of the group was wonderful!

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Book with Confidence

  • Free Date Changes

    Active Adventures allows you to make 1 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 90 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Active Adventures allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform active adventures, 90 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Active Adventures requires a minimum deposit of 500 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 90 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of active adventures charges.

    Up to 91 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

  • COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination or Testing For trips in the United States:?Vaccination is not required. All guests must adhere to the current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regulations and guidelines.

    For all International trips (all destinations except the United States):?All guests aged 13 years and above must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least fourteen (14) days prior to the commencement of travel.?
    We accept vaccines authorized or recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
    Adults who cannot be vaccinated due to valid medical exemptions will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result (official paper or official electronic record) showing the test was carried out no later than 72 hours before the trip starts. Testing must be performed by an approved entity.
    Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or negative test (where applicable) must be provided prior to the start of your trip (only official vaccination card or electronic record will be accepted).
    Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test must include identifying information (full name), as well as the vaccination or the test dates.
    Proof of Vaccination must demonstrate the final dose of the vaccine was administered at least fourteen (14) days prior to the commencement of your trip.
    You will be required to upload Proof of Vaccination into your Travel Wallet prior to departure.
    If Proof of Vaccination or a Negative Test is not produced at the commencement of travel with us, you will not be allowed to travel. You will not be eligible to receive a refund of any sums paid to us if this occurs.??
    Guests must comply with any additional vaccination or testing requirements and/or additional health and safety measures that are required to travel in their chosen destination. We recommend using?CIBT for up-to-date requirements.?
    We do not grant any exceptions to this vaccination and testing policy.?

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