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Tours of Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon offers exceptional views of one of nature's most amazing natural wonders. Whether you want to view the Grand Canyon by helicopter, river raft, horseback, jeep or simply on foot, the Grand Canyon Plaza Hotel has the perfect tour for your next visit.
When you stay at the Grand Canyon Plaza Hotel, located just one mile south of the entrance to the Grand Canyon, you can enjoy all the wonderful amenities of our resort hotel and still be close to all the adventure of the Grand Canyon. Choose one of the following tours listed below and we will be happy to help you, your family or group plan and set-up all the arrangements for the tour.
Please contact the concierge at the Grand Canyon Plaza Hotel:
E-mail: guestservices@cprgc.com or Call: 800-995-2521 and ask to speak with the concierge to get your tour booked today!

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours*

North Canyon Tour at Arizona

North Canyon Tour

Fly over the deepest and widest part of the Grand Canyon!
This exciting tour puts you in the action with a great view to this natural wonder of the world. You will enjoy the canyon's legendary beauty in a jet-powered Bell Helicopter. You will fly over the widest - 20 miles - and deepest - over 6000 feet - part of the Canyon. This is a great flight if you want to experience the thrill and excitement of flying over the Canyon.
The duration of this tour is approximately 25-30 minutes.
Upgrade to the Eco Star which is a little larger helicopter, quieter and a better viewing.

Imperial Tour

Flying the lowest and slowest, this tour is a photographer's dream come true!
Go further into the heart of Grand Canyon with this spectacular tour of the Eastern Gorge all the way to the Imperial Point. This tour combines the best of the Grand Canyon with wonderful views of the Painted Desert and the mighty Colorado! This is the ultimate in breathtaking beauty of the Grand Canyon. The duration of this tour is approximately 45-50 minutes.
Upgrade to the Eco Star which is a little larger helicopter, quieter and better viewing.
*Translation - All flights equipped with German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French translation.

Grand Canyon Flight, Water and Land Tours

Canyon River Adventure

Enjoy a one hour flight over the Grand Canyon as you make your way to Page, Arizona. Upon arrival you will be served a continental breakfast. After breakfast you are on your way to Antelope Canyon for a spectacular tour of this mysterious canyon. After your tour you will be driven to the start of your smooth water tour on over 15 miles of the Colorado River - approximately 4 hours on the river - which will include a picnic style lunch on the river.
Your float trip ends at historic Lee's Ferry, where you will be met by a coach or van and be transferred back to the Grand Canyon via the Navajo Indian Reservation and East Rim Drive. Experience the Canyon, don't just see it! Tour includes one hour flight, continental breakfast, guided tour of Antelope Canyon and lunch on the river, (Seasonal - through October 15, 2009) Duration approximately 12.5 hours

Smooth Water Float Trip

This wonderful day trip includes transportation aboard a luxury motor coach or van to and from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, transferring through the Grand Canyon National Park, the Navajo Indian Reservation and the Painted Desert. You will board an inflatable, motorized 15-22 passenger river raft at the base of the Glen Canyon Dam in Page, Arizona and cover 200 million years while leisurely floating 15.5 river miles of spectacular scenery on the mighty Colorado River.
Along the way you will enjoy lunch and can take a short hike to see ancient petroglyphs. This rafting adventure is great for all age groups and members of the family. (Seasonal - through October 15, 2009) Tour Duration is approximately 12 ½ hours. Hotel Pick-up at 6:15AM
Discover the Canyon by Air!

Discover the Canyon by Air!

Fly over the canyon in a specially designed sight-seeing plane for maximum viewing of this spectacular wonder of the world. This is a popular and affordable way to see the Canyon. This 40-50 minute tour flys from the Grand Canyon Airport. You will enjoy a "front row" seat to the Natural Wonder of the Grand Canyon. You will experience the famous "Confluence" of the Little Colorado and Colorado Rivers and marvel at the constantly changing colors and shadows of the canyon. Your flight includes individual headphones in several languages.

Grand Canyon Safari and Rim Walk and Village Tour.

Travel into the South Rim village on the old Stage Coach route as your guide provides you with a history of the canyon, information on the vegetation and animal life. Upon arrival at the South Rim you will walk along the rim while your guide entertains you with the history of the Kolb Brothers Studio, Bright Angel Lodge and the world famous El Tovar Hotel as you observe the Canyon for your first time. This is a great tour to "get acquainted" with the canyon and the many activities the South Rim has to offer.
Tour picks up at hotel at 9:30AM Duration 3 hours. (Seasonal)

Midday Kaibab Forest and Village Tour

This tour takes you through the Kaibab Forest along the old Williams stage coach route and you will also get a tour through the Grand Canyon Village. See the Mules, the Historic El Tovar Hotel, Grand Canyon Train Depot and more.
Duration approximately 2 ½ hours. Departs the hotel at noon. (Seasonal)

Full-Day Guided Grand Canyon Sight-seeing Tour

This is one of the best values in the canyon …Start your day by marveling at the famous California Condors, viewing fossils that date back millions of years in the history of the Canyon and enjoy sights of the major formations of the canyon as you travel along the rim. Also visit the Cameron Trading Post, one of the oldest Trading Posts in the area for lunch before your journey continues along the Painted Desert. Stops include a secret petrified wood site and of some of the most spectacular views of the canyon including a view of the Little Colorado River.
You will have the undivided attention of an expert guide on this 12 passenger van tour who will amaze you with facts about geology, culture, history, wildlife and vegetation. Find out about how the Indians survived in this environment. If you only have one day to see the Canyon, see it up close and in person with this company founded by a geology professor and a former National Park Ranger. The tour price includes lunch at the trading post restaurant. Tour departs hotel at 9:30AM and returns at 6:30PM.

Grand Sunset Tour

Venture deep into the Kaibab National Forest in search of elk, deer and other species of wildlife. Climb an eighty-foot fire tower that looks out over the Grand Canyon, the Painted Desert and the San Francisco Peaks! Spend sunset at the edge of the Grand Canyon watching the fading sunlight turn the Canyon into a kaleidoscope of colors.(Seasonal: March though November)

Half Day Geology Tour of the Canyon

This half day tour provides you with a terrific history of the canyon, owned and operated by a professor of Geology and his expert staff, this is a tour that will give you a very comprehensive tour of the south rim, providing an in-depth window for those interested in really learning about the forming of the canyon; including fossils and learn about the slow creep of geologic time in the Grand Canyon, the world's best exposure of sedimentary rocks. If you are serious about learning about the forming of the canyon this is your tour. Tour Departs Hotel 9AM and 2AM. Duration is approximately 4 hours.
Grand Canyon Air and Land Sunset Safari

Air and Land Sunset Safari

Start your adventure by helicopter and witness the majestic Grand Canyon during a 25-30 minute helicopter tour. Your adventure continues with a guided safari tour through the Kaibab Forest searching for elk and deer, arriving at the edge of the Grand Canyon in time to watch a spectacular sunset! Duration of sunset tour is 3 to 3.5 hours.
This can also be done with the Rim Walk and Village tour; and you can use the airplane flight instead of the helicopter.(Seasonal: March through November)

Inner Canyon Jeep Tour to the Bottom of the Canyon*

This is the only Jeep Tour that visits the bottom of the Grand Canyon! Leave the hotel at 8:15 in a van or luxury Motor Coach. You will travel to Williams and then onto famous Route 66 to the Grand Canyon Caverns for a 1 hour guided tour. Depart the Caverns by Jeep into the depths of the Canyon and the Colorado River where lunch will be provided.
Return to the Caverns at approximately 4:30PM and then drive back in your van or luxury Motor Coach returning to the hotel at approximately 6:30 PM. This is a one of a kind trip that will provide a lifetime of memories. Bring extra film!!

Indian Paintings Tour

This tour journeys through the Kaibab National forest to a historical site of Native American predecessors. While viewing the paintings and petroglyphs up close, your guide will inform you of the ways of these ancient peoples. Forest tour only and simple hiking involved. Duration approximately 1 ½ hour. Hotel Departure. (Seasonal)

Horseback Riding in the Kaibab Forest

Take a one or two hour escorted ride through the Kaibab Forest. This ride does not go near the canyon. You will ride through the pines where a variety of plant life abounds. There are one and two hour rides available as well as an evening Wagon Ride. The evening wagon ride is a horse drawn wagon traveling through the forest to join the trail riders at the campfire. (Seasonal)
Please contact the concierge at the Grand Canyon Plaza Hotel:
E-mail: guestservices@cprgc.com or Call: 800-995-2521 and ask to speak with the concierge to get your tour booked today!
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