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Grand Canyon at Sunset
photo by David F Menne
This photo was taken on tour in July, 2002
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Let custom tailor your perfect Grand Canyon Dream Tour to all the best sites at the most optimum viewing times. Since we have been visiting and exploring the Grand Canyon for over 55 years, we have lived through a lot of it's history and have a lot of personal experiences to share. We can put together the ultimate Grand Canyon Tour to any area of the canyon, from top to bottom, North to South, or East to West. A client said: "There is really no way to place a value on a tour with a particularly superlative guide who knows and shares information that has taken a lifetime to acquire.

A Grand Canyon Park shuttle service ride to Hermit's Rest is unique.   There are many viewpoints accessible along this route.  Famous view points available on this route include Maricopa Point, Powell Point, Hopi Point, Mohave Point, The Abyss, Pima Point and Hermit's Rest.  Historic sites of interest include Powell Point, The Orphan Mine, Hermit's Camp (as viewed from the rim), and Hermit's Rest.

At the small Grand Canyon Village your guide will first do a drive-by and point out all the best places to visit.  He will help you locate the more interesting places in the Village Historic District. He will also show you some good places for a snack or meal. You will have at least two or three hours of free time to walk to some of our recommended sites. Our guide will happily accompany you on this part of your walking tour. You can stroll along the South Rim trails and visit historic buildings and museums.  You will select your own restaurant, or if your wish, feel free to bring your own sack lunch.

You can even descend a short distance below the rim on the Bright Angel Trail to get a quick feel for the difficulty of hiking in this Seventh Wonder of the World.  If you are fortunate, you may even spot a bighorn sheep along the trail, an American Bald Eagle, or a California condor flying over the canyon’s greatness. On a recent Grand Canyon tour we saw nine different condors. On another of our recent Grand Canyon day tours we saw elk, antelope, a bighorn sheep and a coyote.

Your group may also decide to include a stop at the new South Rim Visitor's Center.  The Visitors' Center at Grand Canyon Village displays information regarding the history and geology of the Canyon.

After leaving the Grand Canyon National Park, we cross part of the Colorado Plateau were we often see antelope in the open plains.  We pass Red Mountain, containing a red and orange formation somewhat similar to Bryce Canyon in Utah.  You will also travel through part of the largest ponderosa forest on the continent, containing tens of thousands of acres.  This journey is also well known for it’s beautiful forests of Quaking Aspen, whose fall colors are stunning during the month of October. Climbing to over 8000 feet (2438 meters) in elevation we pass the classic beauty of the San Francisco Peaks, the highest mountains in Arizona at 12633 feet (3,850 meters).  All the mountains in this area are part of the second largest volcanic area in the United States.

This is a "Custom Private Tour" with the following benefits:

On most of our Grand Canyon Tours you may select from the following options:

CURRENT view of the Grand Canyon
CURRENT Grand Canyon Weather Conditions