South Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Grand Canyon & Sedona: Self-Guided Driving Tour Bundle

1. Grand Canyon & Sedona: Self-Guided Driving Tour Bundle

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! This 60+mile-long tour covers the essentials of Grand Canyon and Sedona in 2-3 hours Discover the staggering views of the Grand Canyon and Sedona's impressive buttes as you drive yourself through both sites with the assistance of an audioguide. Download the smartphone app to begin your self-guided tour and make as many stops as you wish to. Your Grand Canyon tour begins by the park’s south entrance, where you'll hear about the early history of this stunning place. Enjoy stops at Mather Point, Yavapai Point, and the Yavapai Geology Museum, full of insider knowledge on the canyon’s complex geology. Visit Grand Canyon Village for some snacks and souvenirs, then walk along the South Rim Trail, the park’s most popular path. Dive into the peculiar construction of the Hopi House and board the free Grand Canyon Shuttle to see Powell Point, Hopi Point, and The Abyss, before arriving at Hermit’s Rest. Enjoy some more great views, including the impressive Desert View Watchtower, before your visit is over. Move on to Sedona to begin your tour at the Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center. Turn onto the famous Red Rock Scenic Byway and get acquainted with the spiritual history of this town. Enter the Tlaquepaque Arts Shopping Village then drive over to the towering Chapel of the Holy Cross to find the trail for Cathedral Rock, Sedona’s most famous formation. Reach the Courthouse Vista with spectacular views, then arrive in the Village of Oak Creek, full of more shops and restaurants.

Grand Canyon South Rim: Self-Guided GPS Audio Tour

2. Grand Canyon South Rim: Self-Guided GPS Audio Tour

Welcome to Shaka Guide's audio tour app, your gateway to the majestic beauty of the Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey through one of the world's most awe-inspiring natural wonders. As you explore the Grand Canyon South Rim with the Shaka Guide app, prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking vistas that unfold before your eyes. This iconic section of the Grand Canyon offers expansive panoramas, towering cliffs, and an incredible display of layered rock formations, showcasing millions of years of geological history. The app will guide you along the scenic South Rim Drive, providing informative and engaging audio commentary as you venture from viewpoint to viewpoint. Listen to fascinating stories and historical context that unravel the mysteries of this natural masterpiece, while gaining a deeper appreciation for the canyon's immensity and beauty. Experience the grandeur of the Grand Canyon South Rim as you walk along the Rim Trail, a scenic path that stretches for miles and offers unobstructed views of the canyon. The app will point out notable landmarks, such as Mather Point, Yavapai Point, and Hermit's Rest, where you can marvel at the sheer magnitude of the canyon and its dramatic colors. For a more immersive experience, embark on one of the hiking trails that lead into the canyon. Whether you choose the popular Bright Angel Trail or the less crowded South Kaibab Trail, the app will provide valuable information about trail options, difficulty levels, and safety tips, ensuring a safe and memorable adventure. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the area as the app introduces you to the Native American tribes that have long revered the Grand Canyon as a sacred place. Learn about early explorers and the conservation efforts that led to the establishment of Grand Canyon National Park, a testament to the enduring legacy of this natural wonder. Things you'll experience on the tour: • Take in the awe-inspiring vistas of the Grand Canyon from various viewpoints along the South Rim. • Explore the Rim Trail, a scenic path that follows the edge of the canyon. • Explore the historic Grand Canyon Village, the heart of the South Rim experience. • Drive along the Desert View Drive, a 25-mile (40 km) route that runs eastward from Grand Canyon Village. • Visit the historic Kolb Studio, perched on the edge of the Grand Canyon. • Take a gander at the first luxury hotel built on the South Rim. • A Kaibab limestone formation that has, according to some, eroded into the shape of a duck. With the Shaka Guide app as your knowledgeable companion, your visit to the Grand Canyon South Rim will be enriched by fascinating facts, geological insights, and engaging stories. So, grab your phone, and get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Grand Canyon South Rim. -Grandview Point

Grand Canyon: Private Day Hike & Sightseeing Tour

3. Grand Canyon: Private Day Hike & Sightseeing Tour

By far our most popular hiking tour, our private day hike and tour can be a "best-of-both-worlds" tour of the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. You can choose an experience on the South Kaibab Trail where you will enjoy a 3/4 mile hike out to Ooh Aah Point (known for its overwhelming views) followed by a South Rim sightseeing tour to various viewpoints along the rim. Or you can choose a full day interpretive hike on a trail chosen with the principles of "safety, fun, and learning" by your guide with input from your private group. We commonly use Bright Angel, South Kaibab, Grandview, and the Hermit trails. Our Private Day Hike includes round trip transportation from all Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, and RV/Campgrounds in Flagstaff, Williams, Tusayan, Valle, and Grand Canyon Village. This is a full-day tour and pickup and drop-off times depend on your stay place. After your front door pickup, you will enjoy a scenic drive to the Grand Canyon South Rim where there will be a short orientation before beginning the hike. Our Professional Guides are experts in the most incredible places and the best times to visit viewpoints in Grand Canyon National Park. If you choose to go above and below the Rim, we may visit the following viewpoints as time permits: South Kaibab Trail - This well-maintained corridor trail offers spectacular views of the Grand Canyon. We use this trail for the hike out to Ooh Aah Point. We will enjoy lunch at this viewpoint. Grand Canyon Village - This section of the park contains a number of historic buildings, the Grand Canyon Railway Station, shops and restaurants. Yavapai Point - This vista is the most expansive view of Grand Canyon and is home to Mary Colter's Yavapai Observation Station. Mather Point - This viewing area is quite extensive - the point has two narrow, railed overlooks built on projecting rocks and is beside the Visitor Center. Grandview Point - This viewpoint was the original destination for Grand Canyon Tours, which started in 1892 by Pete Berry as a copper mining operation. This viewpoint is reached by a one-mile side road, that juts out on a peninsula providing expansive views of the Grand Canyon. A full day hike may start here. Moran Point - This viewpoint offers far-reaching views along a wide section of the Grand Canyon, approximately between river miles 87 and 72. The point is due south of Cape Royal on the North Rim. Tusayan Ruins - The Tusayan Ruins and Museum are excellent places to take a glimpse into the lives of the native peoples of the region. Lipan Point - This vista has the best view of the Colorado River on our Daily Grand Canyon Tour and is a favorite stop for our guides as well as guests. Desert View - This is the easternmost viewpoint at Grand Canyon National Park and home to Mary Colter's historic Desert View Watchtower. The tower was built in 1932, right on the cliff edge and visible for many miles across this part of the Canyon.

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