Wild Canyons Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Road Trip

Tailor Made 6-day Adventure

Grand Canyon South Rim, North Rim, Horseshoe Bend Rafting, Antelope Canyon

6-days Flagstaff to Flagstaff from $2,625 per person (based on double occupancy)

This Grand Canyon Rim to Rim road trip was designed by the Grand Canyon Guru to let you experience the best of Grand Canyon from every angle including incredible views from both the South Rim and North Rim, on the water during a smooth water rafting trip, and above the canyon on a helicopter adventure. The road trip also takes you to other spectacular southwestern destinations including the Painted Desert, Vermillion Cliffs, Wupatki National Monument, and Sunset Crater National Monument. Our Destination Experts will customize this itinerary to create a tailor-made trip that suits the way you like to travel, and our team of local experts will take care of all the reservations and logistics, so you can have a unique and hassle-free Wild Canyon's Tour!

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Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Road Trip

About Grand Canyon Guru's Custom Tours

This itinerary was designed by our destination experts to inspire your canyon country adventure. Here at Grand Canyon Guru, we’ve never designed the same trip twice because we handcraft every itinerary to create a once in a lifetime adventure. We love the wild canyons of the American Southwest and want to share that with every client we work with by offering the highest quality lodging, unique tours, exclusive access, the best local guides, and professional support for every tour we design.  Most people only get the chance to do a trip like this once in a lifetime, so our trips focus on the best experience possible for the time and money you’re investing, rather than the least expensive. We will take care of all the details so you all you need to do is show up and enjoy your trip.

Tour Overview

  • 6-Days w/Lodging, Transportation, and Tours
  • Flagstaff to Flagstaff
  • Grand Canyon South Rim, North Rim, Horseshoe Bend Rafting, Antelope Canyon
  • Hiking, Antelope Canyon, Rafting, Scenic Flight
  • Customized Itinerary and professional support
  • From $2,625 per person based on double occupancy

Tour Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in Grand Canyon’s South Rim with in-park lodging, a breathtaking helicopter flight, an unforgettable smooth water rafting trip through Horseshoe Bend, and an adventure into photogenic Antelope Canyon.
  • Explore more spectacular red rock vistas at Desert View, Painted Desert, and Vermillion Cliffs on your way to the North Rim.
  • Experience the slower pace of the North Rim with scenic hikes, a relaxing sunset dinner, and charming forest lodging.
  • On your way back to Flagstaff, delve into more national park sites at Wupatki and Sunset Crater National Monuments where you will experience indigenous ways of life and northern Arizona’s volcanic past.
  • Discover the charms of Flagstaff, AZ, the mountain town that has it all. Explore the historic downtown's numerous breweries, top-rated restaurants, and eclectic mom-and-pop stores.

Tour Itinerary Details

Day 1: Flagstaff, AZ to Grand Canyon’s South Rim

Your adventure begins from the moment you touch down in the scenic mountain town of Flagstaff, AZ. You will enjoy every minute of the stunning drive up to Grand Canyon that takes you through ponderosa pines forests, aspen groves, and iconic western sagebrush landscapes. In Tusayan, AZ, prepare to see Grand Canyon for the first time in the most dramatic way possible. Once on board your helicopter, you will fly over the forest to a breathtaking view of the world’s largest canyon dropping out below you. Finally, you will head into the national park where you will enjoy convenient lodging that is only a few minutes' walk away from more awesome South Rim views and an easy stroll through historic Grand Canyon Village.

Day 2: Canyon River Adventure – Smoothwater Rafting and Antelope Canyon

Explore Grand Canyon from a whole new perspective as you fly to Page, AZ to see the canyon from the water on a smooth water rafting adventure. Take off from Grand Canyon Airport for a scenic and easy flight to Page which takes you over the spectacular colors of the Painted Desert and Horseshoe Bend on the way. From Page, you will explore Lower Antelope Canyon with a Navajo guide who will share the canyon’s unique story and most photogenic spots. Next up, you will board river rafts to adventure down the Colorado River on a flatwater float trip. Gaze far up at the canyon walls above as you enjoy this relaxing float that includes stops at ancient Native American pictographs, a catered beachside lunch, and ends at Lees Ferry. From there a comfortable coach bus will take you back to your South Rim lodging via the Cameron Trading Post, a southwest shopping destination for authentic Native American jewelry, pottery, rugs, and more.

Day 3: South Rim to North Rim Road Trip Adventure

Day three takes you on a road trip through the stunning Grand Canyon scenery, the Painted Desert, Vermillion Cliffs, and Marble Canyon. Before you leave the South Rim, you will explore Desert View Watchtower where you will enjoy the Native American artwork found throughout the watchtower as you climb to the top for an unforgettable view of Grand Canyon and the Colorado River. Once you leave the national park, you will have countless options of places to stop for short hikes, great photos, and maybe even a glimpse of an endangered California condor perched below the Navajo Bridge. You’ll also find some unique and funky eateries as you make your way to the North Rim including a must-stop for famous Jacob Lake Inn cookies and milkshakes. You’ll find yourself back in beautiful ponderosa pines forests for the night as you settle into your comfortable lodging.

Day 4: North Rim Exploration

Grand Canyon’s North Rim offers a quieter and cooler experience than the South Rim and day four will include many new experiences and vistas. Start your day by taking the short hike out to Bright Angel Point to see one of the best views of the canyon. Next, set out on the North Rim’s scenic drive where an easy-to-drive dirt road will take you to numerous great trailheads, overlooks, and picnic areas. Stop as much or as little as you like to enjoy the higher views that this side offers. A relaxing sunset dinner wraps up a great day spent exploring.

Day 5: North Rim to Flagstaff

Time to head back to Flagstaff with plenty of time to explore along the way. You’ll have a chance to stop at anything you missed on the way up to the North Rim, but today’s real destinations are Wupatki and Sunset Crater National Monuments. At Wupatki you will learn about indigenous lifeways and have a chance to explore some unique multistory Puebloan architecture. At Sunset Crater, you will feel like you’ve stepped onto another planet as the you adventure into the volcanic landscape which is full of unique geology and plants. After you’re done, head to Flagstaff, AZ where you will want to spend the rest of the day walking around this charming mountain town. Downtown offers a unique “brewery trail” that leads to you to endless delicious microbrews as well as many top-rated restaurants serving up everything from delicious southwestern fare to perfectly made classic food.

Day 6: Flagstaff to Home

You’ll be glad on your last day that you opted into the convenience of flights into and out of Flagstaff. The small and easy to navigate airport is a relaxing way to depart after 5 full days of exploring the southwest and the best of Grand Canyon.

Included in your Custom Wild Canyon’s Tour

Self-Drive Tours Include

  • Custom designed itinerary and guide
  • Professional booking and support
  • 5-nights lodging listed on your itinerary
  • All tours listed on your itinerary
  • Rental car for 6-days

Private Tours Include All Self-Dive Tour Inclusions PLUS

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Private transportation in a modern, spacious touring vehicle for 6-days
  • Services of a professional tour guide for 6-days
  • Private hikes and tours with your guide
  • All park entrance fees

Not Included in your Custom Wild Canyon’s Tour

  • Gratuity for your tour guides
  • Airline Flights
  • Additional experiences, services and meals not included in the trip cost will require an additional fee paid directly by the client during the trip.

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