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Grand Canyon South Rim: Self-Guided Tour

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32 reviews

Activity provider:Action Tour Guide
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Grand Canyon South Rim: Self-Guided Tour

Activity provider:Action Tour Guide

From US$ 14.99 per person

See a natural wonder of the world in person on this self-guided driving tour of the Grand Canyon’s South Rim.

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  • See a natural wonder of the world
  • Walk scenic trails, watch the sunset, and more
  • Enjoy a tour by local guides, creative writers, and voice artists
  • See animated videos of stops along the tour
  • Gain access to shuttle-only viewpoints
Full description
This self-guided driving tour takes you to all the best vistas, hikes, and attractions along Grand Canyon’s South Rim and tells you the secret history behind this famous landscape. Walk the scenic South Rim Trail, catch a sunset at Mather Point, and much more. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Welcome to Grand Canyon National Park. The tour of this natural wonder of the world begins just outside the park, near the welcome sign. Before arrival, download the app that will function as your guide, narrator, and map all in one. Then, proceed into the park and start with hearing the early history of this location. Your first stop will be at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center, where you’ll find Mather Point, your first good look at the canyon. From there, proceed to Yavapai Point and the Yavapai Geology Museum, where you’ll get insider knowledge on the canyon’s complex geology and how these layers of rock help us see back in time millions of years. Next, head to Grand Canyon Village to optionally purchase snacks and souvenirs. Then, walk along the South Rim Trail. There’s a reason this trail is the most popular spot in the park: the views it offers are unbeatable. As you walk, dive into the peculiar construction of the Hopi House, the enigmatic architect who built it, and the heated feud between galleries along the rim. The next part of the tour takes place aboard the free Grand Canyon Shuttle. Get directions to the shuttle, then head down Hermit Road, which isn’t accessible to cars. Along the way, stop at some incredible vistas including Powell Point, Hopi Point, and The Abyss. Arrive at Hermit’s Rest, which features a hiking trail for the avid adventurer, then head back to explore the eastern half of the park. More great views await you at Pipe Creek Vista and the aptly named Grandview Point, which also features a lush hike below the canyon’s rim. Continue toward Moran Point and get acquainted with the Hopi and their traditions, as well as the Ancient Puebloans who preceded them. Finally, you’ll arrive at the impressive, medieval-looking Desert View Watchtower, offering more spectacular views and snacks to purchase. The tour concludes here, having taken you through the entire park.
  • A link to download the Action Tour Guide app and a unique password for your tour(s)
  • An audio guide, location-aware map, and storyteller
  • All-day support line: Call, chat, or email for help
  • Transportation
  • Parking fee
  • Food/drinks
  • National Park/attraction passes, entry tickets, or reservations

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This is a self-guided experience and not an entrance ticket. It begins at 450 AZ-64, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023, USA. Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app (separate from the Get Your Guide app). Then, enter your unique password into the app and access your tour. These steps require strong wifi/signal. Once at the starting point at 450 AZ-64, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023, USA, the tour audio will automatically begin. Follow the audio instructions and the route. Have questions? Visit Action Tour Guide’s Help page: https://actiontourguide.com/faq/

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What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone
  • Your own vehicle
  • Downloaded app
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This tour is a self-guided mobile app tour with a map, audio stories, and images
  • Access the tour on the Action Tour Guide app (separate from the Get Your Guide app)
  • Use the unique password received after booking to download & preview your specific tours before you arrive
  • Start at the Starting Point. Follow the tour route. All audio stories play automatically based on your location
  • Flexible schedule: use it on any day and at any time, or over multiple days. No need to rebook if your travel plans change
  • Lifetime access: use it on your next trip here! This tour never expires
  • Driving tours: use one tour per car and connect to the car speakers
  • Walking tour: use one tour per couple and share headphones
  • Get support by calling, chatting, or emailing - all day long
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 32 reviews

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Very useful and enjoyable. The guide automatically triggers as you drive or walk into certain areas. The Grand Canyon South Rim tour was full of all sorts of interesting information about the landscape, history, and culture(s) of the place. Would definitely recommend.

September 18, 2022

This app had great info, the map was accurate and overall it made it much easier to navigate Grand Canyon Park. It was great to get the audio of a guided tour while taking it at our own pace. We had our dog with us and couldn’t go on the shuttle portion but it was still enough for us to see the other points. It would be nice if the app let you know ahead of time where dogs can/can’t go. There were a lot of people with dogs at the Canyon so I think it would be helpful to many.

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June 11, 2022

The tour was precise and informative. It allowed us to see a multitude of canyon views. The final stage of the tour involved getting on the shuttle which we replaced by driving the section ourselves. The tour still updated our progress regardless. Overall, a great experience

March 1, 2022

Product ID: 401021