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Desert View Watchtower Tours and Activities

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Enjoy a sweeping panoramic view of the Grand Canyon from the historic Desert View Watchtower. Architect Mary Colter created the tower, built in the early 1930s, as an homage to the watchtowers built by the Ancestral Puebloan people who once inhabited the Four Corners area. The murals inside were painted by a local Hopi artist.

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Grand Canyon Landmarks Tour by Airplane with Optional Hummer Tour
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Grand Canyon Landmarks Tour by Airplane with Optional Hummer Tour

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See some of the Grand Canyon's most popular landmarks on this incredible 40-minute, fixed-wing airplane adventure. Enjoy aerial views of the Grand Canyon’s East Rim, the Painted Desert of badlands, located in the Four Corners area from Grand Canyon National Park into Petrified Forest National Park and Imperial Point, the Grand Canyon’s highest spire. Also, fly over the North Rim and Kaibab National Forest, which borders both the north and south rims of the Grand Canyon.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.00
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45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan, Arizona
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45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan, Arizona

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Take an exhilarating helicopter flight that whisks you from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim to the North Rim. Through the ECO-Star helicopter’s panoramic windows, see the world's largest ponderosa pines in Kaibab National Forest and the mighty Colorado River. Snap photos of the Painted Desert, Desert View Watchtower, Marble Canyon, and Point Imperial before your return flight takes you through the dramatic backdrop of the Dragon Corridor. Choose from a wide selection of departure times to suit your schedule.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$299.99
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Grand Canyon East Rim Drive by Jeep and IMAX Movie

Grand Canyon East Rim Drive by Jeep and IMAX Movie

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Get to know the Grand Canyon on this guided Jeep tour around the East Rim. Begin with a visit to the Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center’s IMAX Theater and watch “Grand Canyon: the Movie.” Then choose one of three different tours: a daytime voyage and two sunset options. Enjoy amazing views of the Grand Canyon’s brilliant colors and various rock formations while learning about the history and geology of the area from the expert tour guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.80
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Grand Canyon Sunset Tour from Flagstaff

Grand Canyon Sunset Tour from Flagstaff

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Take a sunset walk along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Watch the vivid colors set the sky ablaze as evening descends over the vast canyon. This private excursion departs from Flagstaff in the afternoon and includes outstanding overlooks, a stop at the Cameron Trading Post, and dinner at Grand Canyon Village.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.90
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Grand Canyon Sightseeing Tour from Tusayan, Williams, & GC Village

Grand Canyon Sightseeing Tour from Tusayan, Williams, & GC Village

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Currently the Park Service is not allowing us to mix groups due to COVID-19 safety procedures, so we are unable to provide this tour for less than 6 people. If you have a smaller group, please reach out to our company directly to discuss other options. Family-friendly sightseeing of the South Rim of Grand Canyon in style. Our customized Vans never have more than 9 guests, so you enjoy a comfortable tour with a knowledgeable, friendly, enthusiastic guide who loves what they do. We provide transportation from your hotel or campground in Williams, Tusayan, or Grand Canyon Village with everything you need to have a great time. Grab your camera and leave the lunch (Mar 15 - Oct 31)*, snacks, beverages, and driving to us! Lunch ordered after booking: Roast Beef, Ham, Turkey, Vegetarian, PB & J. Gluten and/or dairy free available upon request. * In winter we take you to the El Tovar for lunch. You will be responsible for your own bill. The tour is automatically discounted $20 per person.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Grand Canyon South Rim Jeep Tour with Transport from Tusayan
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Grand Canyon South Rim Jeep Tour with Transport from Tusayan

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Get to know the Grand Canyon on this guided Jeep tour around the South Rim. Choose one of nine different times throughout the day, then enjoy the Grand Canyon’s brilliant colors, cliffs, and rock formations while learning about the history and geology of the area from the expert tour guide. Finally, receive a ticket to the Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center’s IMAX Theater to watch “Grand Canyon: the Movie.” Hotel pickup and drop-off in the town of Tusayan, AZ is included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Grand Canyon Signature Hummer Tour with Optional Sunset Views
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Grand Canyon Signature Hummer Tour with Optional Sunset Views

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Make the most of limited time and see the highlights of Grand Canyon National Park in just a couple of hours on this sightseeing tour. Ride in a windowless, open-air Hummer and listen to commentary from your guide as you visit some of the canyon’s best lookout points, where you can hop out, take photos, and explore. Since this is a small-group tour, you’ll have plenty of time to ask questions, too.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.99
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$110.99

Grand Canyon Deluxe Day Trip from Sedona

Grand Canyon Deluxe Day Trip from Sedona

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Pack in a full itinerary to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on this day trip from Sedona. Your guide makes stops at the Navajo Nation and Cameron Trading Post as well as scenic overlooks at the Painted Desert cliffs, Little Colorado River Gorge, and Desert View Drive. Round-trip hotel transport is provided from Sedona or Village of Oak Creek.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$157.74
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3-Day National Parks Tour from Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce Canyon

3-Day National Parks Tour from Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce Canyon

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Explore the Western United States' stunning desert landscapes on this 3-day tour from Las Vegas. With an expert guide, visit Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and the Grand Canyon. See Lake Powell and other land and water formations as you travel through the beautiful deserts of Arizona and Utah. All ground transportation, two nights of accommodation, entrance fees, and daily breakfast are included.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$590.00
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$590.00
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Sunset in the Grand Canyon from Sedona

Sunset in the Grand Canyon from Sedona

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See the sunset over the Grand Canyon—one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World—during this full-day tour from Sedona or Village of Oak Creek. Visit a historic Navajo trading post and eat dinner at the Grand Canyon Village. National Park entrance fees and round-trip hotel transportation from included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.90
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Grand Canyon Sightseeing Tour from Flagstaff

Grand Canyon Sightseeing Tour from Flagstaff

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Currently the Park Service is not allowing us to mix groups due to COVID-19 safety procedures, so we are unable to provide this tour for less than 6 people. If you have a smaller group, please reach out to our company directly to discuss other options. Family-friendly sightseeing of the South Rim of Grand Canyon in style. Our customized Vans never have more than 9 guests, so you enjoy a comfortable tour with a knowledgeable, friendly, enthusiastic guide who loves what they do. We provide transportation from your hotel or campground in Flagstaff with everything you need to have a great time. Grab your camera and leave the lunch (Mar 15 - Oct 31)*, snacks, beverages, and driving to us! Lunch ordered after booking: Roast Beef, Ham, Turkey, Vegetarian, PB & J. Gluten and/or dairy free available upon request. * In winter we take you to the El Tovar for lunch. You will be responsible for your own bill. The tour is automatically discounted $20 per person.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Grand Canyon Sunset Tour from Sedona

Grand Canyon Sunset Tour from Sedona

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Watch the sun set over the Grand Canyon on a full-day sightseeing tour from Sedona, and some some of the desert’s most scenic places. Drive through Oak Creek Canyon and the Painted Desert, stop at a Native American trading post, visit spectacular overlooks on the South Rim and have dinner at one of the national park lodges. This Grand Canyon day trip includes pickup and drop-off at Sedona hotels, National Park fees, and dinner, and it's limited to 14 people for personal service.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.90
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Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Flagstaff

Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Flagstaff

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Visit the Grand Canyon on a full-day tour from Flagstaff. Stop at viewpoints along the South Rim drive including Grand Canyon Village, Yavapai Point, Lipan Point, and Desert View Watchtower. On the return to Flagstaff, spend time at the Cameron Trading Post, which carries art work and handicrafts made by Native American artists. Includes entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Comprehensive Grand Canyon Tour from Sedona w/Lunch

Comprehensive Grand Canyon Tour from Sedona w/Lunch

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No trip to Arizona is complete without seeing the Grand Canyon, whose beauty is well worth the 2-hour drive from Sedona. See the Canyon and gain insight into the local culture and landscape on this guided full-day group tour, including stops at Sunset Crater and the Pueblo ruins at Wupatki National Monument. Dinner, guided narration, and round-trip transportation are included on this comprehensive excursion.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.94
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Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Sedona

Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Sedona

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Make the most of your time in Arizona on a guided day trip to the Grand Canyon from Sedona with a small group of 14 people or fewer. Learn about the history and culture surrounding the canyon as you take in iconic views from Grand Canyon Village, Yavapai Point, and more. This tour includes an optional 30-minute helicopter ride upgrade for a seamless sightseeing experience.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small-Private Group Grand Canyon Tour From Flagstaff

Small-Private Group Grand Canyon Tour From Flagstaff

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Explore the features of Grand Canyon National Park on this informative day trip from Flagstaff. Drive from the South Rim to the East Rim of the canyon, venture through Grand Canyon Village, and snap pics various lookout points. This popular excursion takes you on a scenic drive via the Navajo Nation and makes a stop at the Cameron Trading Post.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Comprehensive Grand Canyon Tour from Flagstaff w/Lunch

Comprehensive Grand Canyon Tour from Flagstaff w/Lunch

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Explore the Grand Canyon and other top attractions on a full-day tour from Flagstaff. Visit Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Wupatki National Monument, and the Cameron Trading Post to learn about Arizona's Native American tribes and natural history. Continue to the Grand Canyon and soak in its majestic beauty from several lookout points on the South Rim. Includes lunch, bottled water, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.94
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Grand Canyon South Rim Self-Driving, Walking & Shuttling Tour

Grand Canyon South Rim Self-Driving, Walking & Shuttling Tour

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Witness one of the natural wonders of the world in all its glory. The Grand Canyon is so massive, so awe-inspiring, that you simply have to see it with your own two eyes to truly understand its scale. This self-guided tour takes you to all the best vistas and hiking trails on the canyon’s South Rim and fills you in on the fascinating history of the canyon and the Native people who once lived there. So get out there and see something incredible! Hermit Road isn't accessible by private vehicle during the summer. The tour will instruct you to park at stop 15 and walk from stops 16-22, then take the shuttle for stops 23-31. The stops after 31, on the eastern side of the park, can once again be accessed via private vehicle. Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone, enter the password, and download the tour inside. When you arrive, head over to the first stop. Stick to our recommended route for the best experience.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.00
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2-Day Antelope Canyon Grand Canyon Horseshoe Bend Tour from Las Vegas

2-Day Antelope Canyon Grand Canyon Horseshoe Bend Tour from Las Vegas

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This tour visits Grand Canyon National Park + Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. where your Navajo Guide tours you through this popular slot canyon, bringing you to all the popular spots for photos.
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  • 2 days
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$520.00
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7-Day Tour to San Francisco, Yosemite, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, and Zion from LA

7-Day Tour to San Francisco, Yosemite, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, and Zion from LA

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Travel across the American West to see some of its top destinations on a 6-night tour from Los Angeles. You'll make your way through California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona to visit Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Park. Attractions include the 17-Mile Drive, a cruise on San Francisco Bay, and an evening tour of the Las Vegas Strip.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,320.00
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Private Grand Canyon Tour with Ancient Ruins and Lava Field from Flagstaff

Private Grand Canyon Tour with Ancient Ruins and Lava Field from Flagstaff

Explore the iconic Grand Canyon, along with some of its lesser-known nearby attractions, during this private day trip from Flagstaff. Stroll across an ancient lava flow at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, then visit the 1,500-year-old Pueblo ruin of ‘Wupatki.’ Cap it all off with a visit to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, including plenty of free time for independent exploration.
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  • 12 hours
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6-Day Tour to Yosemite, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Zion, and LA from San Francisco

6-Day Tour to Yosemite, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Zion, and LA from San Francisco

Explore the top destinations of the American West on a 5-night, 1-way tour from San Francisco to Los Angeles. You'll travel through California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona to visit Yosemite National Park, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Park. Attractions include a cruise on San Francisco Bay, and an evening tour of the Las Vegas Strip.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,200.00
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$1,200.00
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Full-Day Grand Canyon South Rim and East Rim Tour with Pickup

Full-Day Grand Canyon South Rim and East Rim Tour with Pickup

Get the most out of your time at the Grand Canyon by going on a tour that visits two viewpoints on the same day—the South Rim and the East Rim. Enjoy a hassle-free pickup, then travel with ease in an air-conditioned vehicle with a tour guide to accompany you and take photos of you against scenic backdrops.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.00
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Should I book Desert View Watchtower tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Desert View Watchtower can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Desert View Watchtower 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Desert View Watchtower costs USD 10.00. Guided Desert View Watchtower tours start around USD 10.00 per person.
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