Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Group, Private

Arizona Family - Grand Canyon National Park (6 days)

Austin Adventures

Prescott, AZ, United States To Phoenix, AZ, United States

Arizona Family - Grand Canyon National Park (6 days)

Day 3

Grand Canyon Village, AZ, United States

Day 4

Grand Canyon Village, AZ, United States

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Prescott, AZ United States
Hassayampa Inn Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Day 1: Salt River / Prescott

Meet in Phoenix and shuttle to the nearby Salt River for a float trip by inflatable kayaks • This relaxing morning paddle is the perfect way to cool off on a warm day in Arizona’s desert • You’ll glide along lush green riverbanks and towering red cliffs, keeping alert for sightings of wild horses and bald eagles • Following lunch, we transfer to Prescott, nestled at an elevation of 5’200 feet above sea level amongst the largest stand of ponderosa pine forests in the U.S. • Our centrally located hotel is in the perfect location for wandering the streets of this historic destination, where you can follow in the tracks of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday • Enjoy your first night’s dinner in the Peacock Room with your fellow travel companions

Day 2
Williams, AZ United States
Grand Canyon Railway Breakfast, Lunch, Snack

Day 2: Granite Dells / Bearizona / Williams

Begin the day with a bike ride on the Peavine / Iron King Trail through Prescott’s beautiful Granite Dells north of town • This crushed stone and dirt converted rail-trail travels through an oasis in the sunbaked desert • After a one hour transfer to the town of Williams, we will eat lunch at Cruisers, a restaurant throwing it back to the heyday of the 1950s with its Route 66 memorabilia • While in Williams, you have to check out Bearizona • It may sound cheesy, but you’ll experience this drive-thru and walk-around wildlife park with your knowledgeable guide who will give you a behind-the-scenes tour of the exhibits and animals who call this place home • You’ll see bears, bighorn sheep, bison, wolves, and many more animals who once roamed wild across the American west • After checking into our hotel, the night is free for you to explore and eat dinner in the funky town of Williams, located on the historic Route 66!

Day 3
Grand Canyon Village, AZ United States
Kachina Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Day 3: Grand Canyon Railway / South Rim of the Grand Canyon

All aboard! • This morning, we board the Grand Canyon Railway en route to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon • As you cross the Colorado Plateau, be on the lookout for elk, pronghorn and bald eagles as your knowledgeable train conductor shares with you the history of this fascinating region • Upon arrival, enjoy a delectable picnic lunch prepared by your guides • This afternoon, we check out the fascinating architecture of Hermit’s Rest before embarking on a "wow-inducing" hike skirting the rim of the Grand Canyon • Tonight, enjoy dinner in the Arizona Room at Bright Angel Lodge

Day 4
Grand Canyon Village, AZ United States
Kachina Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: South Kaibab to Cedar Ridge

This morning, we hike down South Kaibab trail to Cedar Ridge • The South Kaibab Trail winds us down into the depths of the Grand Canyon, giving us a much different perspective looking up at the Rim from below • We make our way down to Cedar Ridge, where the views of the Canyon and its colorful walls will leave you in awe • After a trailside lunch and break, we begin our hike up and out, stopping frequently to catch our breath and take in the magnificent surroundings • The afternoon is yours to relax or explore the South Rim Village • We’ll meet back up for an early dinner in the restaurant of the famous El Tovar Hotel

Day 5
Sedona, AZ United States
Best Western Plus Arroyo Roble & Creekside Villas Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Day 5: Tusayan / Walnut Canyon National Monument / Sedona

Today we say goodbye to the Grand Canyon as we head south out of the Park • We’ll bike the scenic Greenway Trail through ponderosa pine forests ending our ride in the small town of Tusayan near the park’s south entrance • Picnic lunch prepared by your guides • This afternoon, we check out Walnut Canyon National Monument • A loop trail takes us down into the canyon passing 25 cliff dwelling rooms constructed by the Sinagua, a pre-Columbian cultural group that lived in Walnut Canyon from about 1100 to 1250 CE • Continue your transfer to Sedona, check into the hotel and eat a final dinner at a lovely local spot in town

Day 6
Phoenix, AZ United States
None Breakfast

Day 6: Sedona / Montezuma Castle National Monument / Phoenix

Today we gaze through the windows of the past into one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America with a visit to Montezuma Castle • After our short hike, we will transfer to Phoenix and say our goodbyes • End of services

Activities on this trip:

Hiking: 2 to 3 miles per hike, mostly easy to moderate terrain. We would consider the uphill to climb out of the Grand Canyon via the South Kaibab Trail to be strenuous as you will be hiking up 1,000 feet over 1.5 miles. Don’t worry, we’ll take lots of breaks!

Biking: 7 to 13 miles per ride on easy to moderate terrain. The Peavine / Iron King Trail near Prescott is crushed gravel and dirt, mostly flat. Other paths and/or roadways we cycle are paved with little traffic.

Kayaking: 2 to 3 hour inflatable kayaking float trip down a Class I section of the Salt River. No experience necessary, guides will provide detailed instruction.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Adventure
  • Family Vacations
  • Wildlife & Nature

Description

Long considered one of the natural wonders of the world, the mile deep Grand Canyon is a destination that should be on every family’s bucket list. This adventure takes you from the big city of Phoenix to the charming towns of Prescott and Sedona and a bit of everything in between. Splash up some fun during an inflatable kayaking adventure and cycle through a lush oasis in the middle of a parched desert landscape. Stand on the rim of the Grand Canyon and take in the breathtaking color, geologic features, and meandering Colorado River in an area teeming with a fascinating history. Get up close and personal with the bruins, bighorns, and bison of Bearizona Wildlife Park in Williams and go back in time with a visit to Montezuma Castle to see the fascinating cliff dwellings of an ancient culture. With the experts in adventure family travel, you’ll experience more than you could imagine possible on this jam packed itinerary full of Grand Canyon wonders and wows!

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