GRAND CANYON WALKING TOUR PRICE: $160.00
Children 10-16: $140.00
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICE! This price includes sales tax, park entrance fees, breakfast, lunch, and a lovely day with one of us! We do not have fuel surcharges or any other junk fees.
THIS IS A 15+ HOUR TOUR! We depart Las Vegas between 6:30 and 7:00am and return around 9:30pm.
WE USE 15 PASSENGER VANS: Please make sure you are comfortable traveling in our 15 passenger vans. They are not customized.
REFUNDS: Cancellations within 48 hours are not eligible for refunds.
GROUP SIZES: Please make sure that small group tours are conducive to your travel needs and you don't mind making friends with strangers.
FOOD NOTE: We provide Arby's Market Fresh sandwiches. The cookies are made and baked fresh daily by Albertson's supermarket.
HIKER RATING 3/10: We walk along the upper rim trail, which is an easy, paved trail. There are a few hills and some lookout points that have stairs. There is very little off-trail walking and if you do huff and puff, it's not because you are out of shape. We'll be at 7,000 feet in elevation!
NO CHILDREN UNDER 10: We unfortunately do not allow children under ten. The van is small and intimate and the walk is not suitable for young or infant children. Please call us if you have multiple children over ten but one that isn't and we can discuss this with you.
SHOWS: Please DO NOT, never-ever-ever, swear-on-a-grave, BOOK A SHOW on the same night as your tour. There's always a slight chance that your tour experience could be seriously enhanced by a non-charged bonus like a flat tire, inclement weather, accident on the freeway, or even get caught in a herd of my beloved Michigan state animals, construction cones!
CHILD PRICING: Child pricng is for ages 10-16. Please call or email us if you have a few children over ten and one slightly under and we can make an exception for you. NO INFANTS! WE WILL REFUSE SERVICE UPON PICKUP TO ANYONE WHO BOOKS A CHILD UNDER 10 WITHOUT CONFIRMING IT WITH OUR OFFICE FIRST!
DOWNLOAD HOTEL PICKUP INFO: The hotels are really big and this list will help explain where to meet us: PICKUP AREAS
OUR GOAL is to make your Grand Canyon tour the highlight of your trip to Las Vegas. We'll start the day by picking you up at your hotel, give you some history on Las Vegas, and then eat at McDonald's with the first 45 minutes. We'll drive to Hoover Dam after we eat, take a 15-20 minute photo break, hop back in the van and drive for an hour until we reach our next rest stop in Kingman, Arizona. We'll drive for another hour after this until we reach Route 66 in Seligman, Arizona. We'll stop here for 30-45 minutes to check out the history and sites. This will put us about an hour and twenty mintues from the Grand Canyon. We'll drop everyone off at the lodge for a bathroom and souvenir break while we park the van. We'll meet you at the lodge and then break for the upper rim, paved walking trail. We'll stop immediately and have lunch. We'll pack up our lunch and walk together between 2-4 miles along the upper rim trail. The distance depends on the time of year because people don't walk as far when it's hot in the summer or cold in the winter. There is also a free shuttle bus that rides adjacent to the walking trail so you can ride that if you get tired. It will pick up and drop off every half mile. We'll ride the shuttle bus back to the village after completing the walking tour, use the bathroom, and then head back to Vegas so everyone can party like rock stars!
6:30 "Leaving Las Vegas...."
7:00 mcdonald's breakfast
7:30 photo stop at hoover dam
9:00 rest stop in kingman, az
12:30 arrive at grand canyon national park
12:45 begin walking tour
1:00 picnic lunch
1:30 finish picnic lunch
4:00 finish walking tour
4:15 depart grand canyon national park
5:30 tenative: route 66 (time permitting)
7:15 rest stop in kingman, az
8:30 return to las vegas
9:30 tour guide retires!
arby's market fresh sandwich
fresh california grapes
california cheese & ritz crackers
albertson's chocolate chip cookies bottled water
We offer turkey, ham, roast beef, veggie, vegan (meat & dairy free), and gluten-free sandwiches. We'll provide Oreo cookies in the event we cannot get homemade cookies from Albertson's. PLEASE NOTE WE WILL EAT IN THE VAN OR LODGE DURING EXTREMELY INCLEMENT WEATHER (RAIN OR SNOW).
We will visit these lookout points during the walking portion of your tour for the GRAND CANYON WALKING TOUR:
bright angel lodge
flatrock (not listed on maps)
WALKING ROUTE COURSE: We reserve the right to change or alter the course for any reason, at anytime, and without notice.
3 HOURS AT GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK on your grand canyon tour
SMALL GROUPS OF 10 OR LESS on your grand canyon tour
FULLY GUIDED WALKING TOUIR on your grand canyon tour
COMPLIMENTARY HOTEL PICKUP & DROPOFF SERVICE on your grand canyon tour
MCDONALD'S OR BK BREAKFAST on your grand canyon tour
PHOTO STOP AT HOOVER DAM on your grand canyon tour
VISIT ROUTE 66 IN SELIGMAN, ARIZONA on your grand canyon tour
Grand-Adventures.com is the only company that allows THREE FULL HOURS at the Grand Canyon. We don't believe in driving all that far to spend an hour there. Our tours are designed to enhance your Grand Canyon experience. The tour guide will carry your picnic lunch in a backpack and set up lunch somewhere along the trail. We always like to remind our guests that the more you eat at lunch, the lighter their pack will be the rest of the day! They will also point out hidden lookout points, good picture spots, and explain how the Grand Canyon formed.
We specialize in small group tours that focus on quality, value, and service, knowing that small groups develop a higher personal experience for you. It also allows your tour guide to interact with you on a more personal level so that your experience of the Grand Canyon is as memorable as it should be. Our goal in this small group setting is to treat each of you like a friend visiting from out-of-town, not like a number with a name tag.
Our price includes a fully-guided tour. Our tour guides are with ou all day to make sure that they maximize your experience at the South Rim. They'll take you on a guided walked once you reach the South Rim and stay with you the whole day, even at Hoover Dam. They'll use all of their training and experience to show you the best spots and history at the Grand Canyon.
Your tour includes complimentary pickup and dropoff service! All transportation services and costs are included in your tour, including free pickup and dropoff service at your hotel or casino. We will pick up from any hotel or casino adjacent to the Las Vegas Strip, such as Paradise Road, Henderson, Dean Martin Drive, Frank Sinatra Drive, and anything near the airport. Services are limited to customers of Grand-Adventures.com, Inc.
We include a McDonald's or Burger King breakfast in your Grand Canyon tour (and all other tours) with Grand-Adventures.com. We use McDonalds 99% of the time but use Burger King too if there is a delay at McDonald's. You can eat as much as you like. We use to serve the continental breakfast but we learned that we ended up losing more travel time by doing this. Our guests ended up ordering food at gas stations, asked to stop, or walked to nearby places to get a bite to eat. Plus, everyone at Grand-Adventures.com came from families where it was only proper to stuff the guests with food!
We will make a 10-15 minute photo stop at Hoover Dam on our way to the Grand Canyon. We stop at the lookout point closest to the dam, which overhangs the Colorado River. You'll be surprised that the dam is much smaller then it looks on TV or in those Superman movies.
Seligman, Arizona inspired the Disney Pixar film 'Cars'. It's also highlighted in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC because of it's American Depression roots and history. Seligman is still hidden from mainstreet but it's a famous little place. John Lassiter, the producer of Cars, based many of the characters from Cars on people he met along Route 66 and Seligman. Angel Delgadillo, the town barber, worked diligently to recertify Route 66 and it was his efforts that inspired 'Cars' and the story. Sometimes, we are lucky and find Angel milling around town!
SAFTETY NOTE: We do not recommend any of our tours for anyone with physical disabilities that limit or restrict mobility or if you have heart or respiratory problems. The grand canyon is located at 7,000 feet in altitude and has very thin air. You will need to provide a letter from your doctor clearing you to walk at 7,000 feet altitude if you have heart, respiratory, or physical disabilities. We also do not recommend our tours for handicap individuals as we will be walking between 2-3 miles.
TRAVEL NOTE: Please bring a book or another forms of entertainment. It's a very long, scenic drive to the Grand Canyon but one of the few destinations that you'll see that actually lives up to its hype! The scenery will change 3-4 times and those who don't choose to sleep normally talk to each other.
WALKING NOTE: We reserve the right to change or alter the walking route or tour for any reason. We may not visit the lookout points above. The main reason for altering a course usually involves inclement weather during the winter time or excessive rain in the summertime. We'll still spend 3-4 hours inside the park but drive to different lookout points. Please contact us immediately if you feel that your tour was cut short by the tour guide so that we can resolve this issue with you.
WALKING TOUR TIMES, ROUTES, & SEASONS: The walking tour departs at 6-6:30am all year. We do not offer the sunset tour from December 1st to February 28th. The reason is that the sun sets a bit too far south west of the Grand Canyon. We also alter the walking route in the winter. The western shuttle systems in the park close for the winter. There is a very good chance that the tour guide will let you stay for the sunset in December and January because the sun sets by 4:30pm.
Please email us at [email protected] or call 1.800.618.0744 if you have any questions about the departure dates and months.
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