Phoenix Metropolitan Area
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  • Phoenix Zoo: One Day General Admission Ticket

    1. Phoenix Zoo: One Day General Admission Ticket

    Nestled on 125 acres within the beautiful Papago Park, the Phoenix Zoo is a wondrous place of curiosity, imagination, and discovery. The zoo is one of the largest non-profit zoos in the U.S., caring for over 3,000 animals with nearly 400 species represented, including many threatened and endangered species. It features over 3,000 animals, including Bornean Orangutans, Asian Elephants, Sumatran Tigers, Komodo Dragons, Masai Giraffes, and more. It's a great place to create memories that will last a lifetime. Other animals include the African Lion, Giraffe, Zebra, Mexican Gray Wolf, Ringtail, Golden Eagle, Sloth, Cotton-Top Tamarin, Dalmatian Pelican, Orangutan, Asian Elephant, Jaguar, Cheetah, Coyote, and Komodo Dragon. The Zoo features approximately 2.5 miles of walking paths and is divided into Arizona, Africa, Tropics, and Children’s trails. Usually, the Africa and Tropics Trails take...

    It was nice to see all the animals. I rented a power chair and rode around with out getting tired. I got to go around the whole zoo. I was dreading to go but I'm glad I did.

  • Phoenix: Grand Canyon, Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon in 1 Day

    2. Phoenix: Grand Canyon, Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon in 1 Day

    Take a trip to one of the 7 wonders of the natural world on this day tour of the Grand Canyon National Park. You will be collected from selected hotels or apartments in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, or Mesa Arizona. The journey north takes you through amazing views of the Saguaro Cactus in the Sonoran Desert. You will travel through the Ponderosa Pine Forests of Flagstaff where the Lowell Observatory is located. Stop among the Red Rocks of Sedona for time to take in the breathtaking scenery and lots of pictures. Travel through Oak Creek Canyon famous the world over for its spectacular scenery. In the afternoon be taken to the Grand Canyon National Park. Stop for pictures of the Red Rocks of Sedona. Make several stops along the South Rim for picture taking and enjoying the incredible views.

    See the El Tovar Lodge, a former Harvey hotel. Have the afternoon to explore the...

    Frank was the absolute best! We had the best tour we could ask for and it was all because of his amazing guide. So much to see in one day with enough time to stop and enjoy and take it all in. The Grand Canyon was simply beautiful and frank ended the day with a ride through Sedona that was breathtakingly beautiful. A trip my group will remember forever. Don’t hesitate to book this!

  • Grand Canyon Day Tour from Phoenix, Scottsdale & Tempe

    3. Grand Canyon Day Tour from Phoenix, Scottsdale & Tempe

    Experience the Grand Canyon National Park South Rim during this guided tour. Today's tour offers time for a tour of the canyon rim and Route 66 with your guide. After departing the Phoenix metro area, Route 66 will be the first stop along the tour. Guests will have a chance to experience the historic highway in the town of Williams, the last town passed by I-40. While you are enjoying Route 66, your guide will pick up your picnic lunch made fresh that morning before departing to the Grand Canyon. Guests will enjoy more than 3 hours within the National Park marveling at the beauty that is the Grand Canyon. Don’t forget to visit the historic El Tovar Lodge and Hopi House in Grand Canyon Village. While at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park, guests will have opportunities to walk the rim, shop, capture an unlimited number of photographs, or enjoy your lunch and relax with the ...

    Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area we drove through on our way and about the Grand Canyon. Highly recommend this tour if you are only able to spend a day at the Grand Canyon

  • Grand Canyon Full-Day Trip with Helicopter Flight

    4. Grand Canyon Full-Day Trip with Helicopter Flight

    Enjoy Grand Canyon National Park with a 45 to 50-minute helicopter tour over the deepest and widest part of the canyon. This tour offers time for a tour of the canyon rim with your guide as well and can be started in Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Tempe. Atop the Mogollon Rim, travel the outskirts of the Route 66 town of Flagstaff on the way to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Upon arrival, enjoy more than 3 hours within the national park marveling at the beauty that is the Grand Canyon.

    Just prior to entering the Grand Canyon National Park, your guide will check you in for your 45- to 50-minute helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon. While on the helicopter tour, be treated to views seen by less than 10% of visitors to the Grand Canyon National Park. Those views include Marble Canyon, Pointe Imperial, Little Colorado River, the Dragon Corridor, and of course the North Rim. ...

    This was an amazing tour! I learned so much about the Grand Canyon! It was a safe, well run tour and I felt It was a good value. Anyone who really wants to get an overall GC experience should take the helicopter tour. Thank you for providing the opportunity for me to enjoy the GC thru the helicopter tour. The pilot, Vern, was well informed and provided excellent commentary throughout the tour. Without a doubt it was definitely money well spent!! Keep up the good work!

  • From Cancún: Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres trip

    5. From Cancún: Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres trip

    This Sedona and Grand Canyon day-tour from Phoenix gives you the opportunity to sample the amazing scenery of Arizona and experience both Sedona and the Grand Canyon. Arriving first in Sedona, we enjoy some fantastic stops. Bell Rock Vista is the perfect-picture spot upon arriving in redrock country. From there, the Chapel of the Holy Cross offers spectacular views, as well as the history and beauty of the chapel itself. Afterward, you will have some free time in the rustic, old-west district of Uptown to shop, enjoy fine-dining, or visit some of its numerous art galleries. After departing Sedona, we will experience one of Arizona's most scenic drives while passing through Oak Creek Canyon. Then we arrive at the majestic Grand Canyon South Rim National Park, go to two of the most amazing viewpoints of the Canyon. You will have a guided tour at one of the overlooks and free time on you...

    The scenery of Sedona and the Grand Canyon was spectacular. However what made this trip truly special was the historical and geological knowledge of our guide Jonathan from AZ Scenic Tours.

  • From Scottsdale: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Day Tour

    6. From Scottsdale: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Day Tour

    At 6 AM get picked up from your hotel in Phoenix or Scottsdale to start the 4-hour journey to Page, Arizona. Be driven in the comfort of a luxury SUV or Van. Along the way, your guide will tell you about a number of interesting sites and the history of the state of Arizona. Make a pit stop in Cameron, the most popular Native American trading post in Arizona. Here you can browse the Native American arts and crafts for 30 minutes. Then, venture on to Page. Upon arrival, eat a quick lunch before making your way to the Antelope Canyon. Tour the impressive Antelope Canyon for over 1-hour. Then, head to Horseshoe Bend, to see one of the most spectacular views. Spend roughly 45 minutes at the viewpoint, before departing for your hotel. Arrive back at your hotel at approximately 7 PM.

    Our tour guide Cody was very professional and awesome. He took good care of me and my colleagues. He was very knowledgable about the area as well as its history. He cares about us very much and gave us additional information about what to do and don't. He kept reminding us to take more water due to hot weather and have a box of water prepared for us. He does suggest us to depart slightly early than the planned time to avoid extreme weather and we are lucky to have listened to his advise. The Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend are a must-see when you are in Phoenix. It's mesmerizing!!!

  • From Phoenix: Full-Day Sedona Small-Group Tour

    7. From Phoenix: Full-Day Sedona Small-Group Tour

    This Sedona full-day tour gives you a chance to explore the rich culture and history of the area's ancient Native American civilizations. Travel in a 9 or 13-seat vehicle on this small group tour and enjoy a more personalized experience. The tour features one of two Sinaguan Indian ruins that existed along a busy trade route over a 1,000 years ago. You will also have 2 exploration options – either the ruins at either Tuzigoot National Monument, or Montezuma Castle National Monument. While in Sedona you will have approximately 3.5 hours to explore on foot, visit galleries and shops, or get a psychic reading. Helicopter or jeep tours are also available. Guests will be guided to unique photo spots and your guide will help you choose from an extensive list of scenic options, including The Chapel Of The Holy Cross, Bell Rock Vortex, Oak Creek Canyon and Airport Mesa.

  • From Scottsdale: Multi-Stop Guided Grand Canyon Day Tour

    8. From Scottsdale: Multi-Stop Guided Grand Canyon Day Tour

    Following an early morning pickup at 6:30 AM from your accommodation in Scottsdale or Phoenix, head in direction of the Grand Canyon, one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders. After an approximately 4-hour car ride, arrive at the Canyon and get ready for a scenic driving tour with multiple stops for great views and pictures as well as a walking tour. Drive along Route 66 for a brief visit in the historic Williams, Arizona and then, enjoy your catered box lunch overlooking the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Learn about the profound history, culture, and local artistry from your guide and get a sense of stepping back in time.  Then it's time to head back in direction of Scottsdale. En route, you'll stop at the popular Navajo Trading Post for some Native American history and knowledge before heading home with an arrival time between 6:30 and 7:30 PM.

  • Scottsdale: Grand Canyon National Park and Sedona with Lunch

    9. Scottsdale: Grand Canyon National Park and Sedona with Lunch

    Begin your adventure with pick-up from your hotel or accommodation at 6:00 AM. Watch the incredible natural landscape passing by your window, as you enjoy a comfortable drive up to the Grand Canyon National Park. Explore the spectacular canyon on a guided tour and learn about the history of the world famous site. Spend around 3 hours in the Grand Canyon National Park and take in the breathtaking views from two of the most prominent viewpoints in the area. Make the most of some free time, as you have the chance to visit the Grand Canyon Village, located on the South Rim. Grab some lunch before you venture to Sedona. Experience the atmosphere of uptown Sedona and view the local art work. Depart from the town and stop at the Red Rock State Park, where you can take pictures to remember your expedition. 

    Cody took us on this tour and it was amazing !!! The time and drive is split up perfectly and didn’t make me feel long at all . I’d surely recommend this !!!

  • Scottsdale: Tonto National Forest Off-Road H1 Hummer Tour

    10. Scottsdale: Tonto National Forest Off-Road H1 Hummer Tour

    Explore one of Arizona’s most picturesque trails on an off-road H1 Hummer excursion. The trail winds through the heart of the Tonto National Forest and Arizona’s most beautiful mountain ranges: the 4 Peaks and the Superstition Mountains. Enjoy beautiful views of Saguaro Lake and learn about the flora and fauna of this majestic landscape. Experience the thrill as the Hummer conquers the rugged desert terrain. If you crave excitement you’ll be sure to feel the rush of adrenalin as the H1 climbs 60-degree slopes, traverses 40-degree side slopes, and fords up to 2.5 feet of water. Even with all the thrills, this is a family friendly excursion that is suitable for all ages.

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What people are saying about Phoenix Metropolitan Area

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 86 reviews

Frank was the absolute best! We had the best tour we could ask for and it was all because of his amazing guide. So much to see in one day with enough time to stop and enjoy and take it all in. The Grand Canyon was simply beautiful and frank ended the day with a ride through Sedona that was breathtakingly beautiful. A trip my group will remember forever. Don’t hesitate to book this!

It was great. Our guide, Frank Zelle was truly excellent, and it was obvious that he enjoyed Grand Canyon and the sights as much as we did. His enthusiasm was infectious. He pointed out interesting sights on the drive up, and on the drive back also. The drive down to Sedona was truly awesome, and Sedona was excellent.

Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area we drove through on our way and about the Grand Canyon. Highly recommend this tour if you are only able to spend a day at the Grand Canyon

Eric our tour guide was amazing. Super friendly and very informative. I had a blast on the tour. We did frequent stops to take photos, shop and for potty breaks.

Tour guide/pilot was very knowledgeable! Would recommend this to everybody.