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"Canyon Dave is a Grand Canyon legend...taking people on the most informative tours of the Grand Canyon available." -Quoted from Insiders' Guide to Grand Canyon-

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Benefits of Our Tours

   All decent tours will leave you smiling. But will you smile when you get back home? Canyon Dave Tours gives you take-home handouts and hands-on techniques like passing around rock specimens of Grand Canyon. This helps you remember the cool things you learned here! We focus on enrichment so that you will truly learn the key information. The more you immerse yourself in the world of the Grand Canyon (or of anything!), the more you will personally grow.

   African forester Baba Dioum said, “In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.”

But Canyon Dave still wasn't satisfied...

    "Wait a minute," he said. "This is a World Wonder! It demands a tour that reveals its magnificent geology and history, its depth and majesty. I must create a tour that explains how the canyon was carved into this flat landscape. A tour that describes how and when it was discovered. This tour must be enriching and fun!"

   Sitting near the edge of the abyss, he thought and thought about how to design such a tour. "Briefly, how can I help them understand the stories of the rock layers? How will they glimpse the march of time through the ages? What are the highlights of the Grand Canyon's rich history?" His answer:

"The Ultimate Full Day Tour of the Grand Canyon"

Only a Canyon Dave Tour Has Any of These:

A Tripadvisor Number One Rated Grand Canyon Tour with their Heart Award for 5 stars!

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Free colorful Nature and Geology informational flyers along with free snacks and beverages on board.

A fascinating Sit-at-the-Rim Geology Talk with pass-around rocks of Grand Canyon.

A "Portable Museum" of Show-and-Tell Native American, botany, and geological items plus a Grand Canyon relief map so you will know where you are!

Passionate guides taught by "Canyon Dave," an Arizona Geology Professor and Museum Curator.

Everyone gets a window seat in an air-conditioned van with a flyer for Things to Do after your tour.

Unlike many tours, Canyon Dave Tours has very small groups: 9 guests maximum. Of course, all your park fees are paid, we are fully insured, and we are licensed by the Grand Canyon National Park. Unlike a jeep, in our comfortable vans you will have no ladder to climb up and down. Everyone will have a roomy window seat. All Canyon Dave Tour guides are salaried full-time permanent employees.

On our popular full day tours of the South Rim, your lunch is included, a picnic at the rim or in a restaurant, depending on the weather.

If any or all of this appeals to you, you simply must join us!

Best Tour of the Grand Canyon
Ultimate Full Day tour price is $229 Adults and Teens
$129 Child 12 and under
$214 Seniors and Active Military.

Pickup available in Flagstaff, Williams, Tusayan or Grand Canyon South Rim In-park Lodging.
Book your tour for any day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.

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Total with tax: $0

Families and Seniors as well as Singles and Couples love our special attention to safety and our numerous restroom stops.
For 23 years CANYON DAVE TOURS has been the most trusted tour company at Grand Canyon.

"BackPacker" said:

  Amazing tour with Cody!!
Tripadvisor review: Grand Canyon Tour from Williams
Cody was an outstanding tour guide!! My husband and I were the only ones on his last season tour before vacation. We so enjoyed learning the rich history of the Grand Canyon including the Harvey Girls, Harvey himself, the construction of hotels, cabins, the Village and even the water pipeline. One of our favorite activities was lunch with a view and GEOLOGY lesson, including an identification quiz of the specific types of rocks! Wow- Cody really made us think!

In addition, we thoroughly enjoyed walking the trail to view the pictographs. Cody has personal experiences living and hiking the Grand Canyon which added to his story telling style. Thank you Dave for your influence and giving us a first time experience viewing the Grand Canyon!! A+ score!!

AJ H. said:

  Fantastic Tour of the Grand Canyon. Greatly recommend! This tour was absolutely amazing and 100% worth every penny! Leo and Emmi were wonderful guides. Even our lunch was fabulous. Leo is an incredible vault of knowledge. They were both very proud to work for Canyon Dave. I would certainly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Canyon for the first time.

Trip Advisor has more of our awesome testimonials.
We received their Certificates of Excellence
for 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013, and their Heart AwardTripAdvisor heart award for our 5-Star reviews.

Canyon Dave's Grand Canyon tour guests spot a butterfly

Canyon Dave drew these cartoons to tell how and why we started!

Secret shoppers from Trafalgar Tours wrote that
The Geology Presentation was the best talk
they had ever heard
on a tour.

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  Join our wonderful tour of the Grand Canyon South Rim! Our exceptional guides will take you on a journey through the breathtaking landscape, sharing stories and insights about the history and geology of this greatest of World Wonders.

Book your adventure today!

  Professor "Canyon Dave" Thayer has written two books: Grand Canyon Geology and Grand Canyon Fossils, and also many articles on Grand Canyon topics. He personally teaches his tour guides.

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