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Welcome, Wonderful Person, to

Canyon Dave Tours of the Grand Canyon

"Understand more...enjoy more"


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


Our Guides at "Work"

Children demonstrating the geology of Grand Canyon A short stroll on a tour of Grand Canyon Exceptional tours of Grand Canyon visit this Yavapai Point stop Seated group on a private tour of the Grand Canyon

Benefits of Our Tours

All decent Grand Canyon tours will leave you smiling. But will you smile when you get back home? Canyon Dave Tours uses hands-on techniques like passing around rock specimens of Grand Canyon. Your guide will give you glossy take-home handouts which help you remember the cool things you learned here! We focus on enrichment so that, at our many viewpoints, you will remember 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, a Grand Canyon tour! It demands an adventure that reveals the Canyon's magnificent geology and history, its depth and majesty. I must create a tour that tells 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. "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 Grand Canyon history?" His answer is this:

The Best Grand Canyon Tours

Only CANYON DAVE TOURS has Any of These:

  • 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 Geology items plus a relief map so you will know where you are!

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

  • 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."

  • A Tripadvisor Number One Rated Tour of Grand Canyon. We received their Heart Award for 5 stars!
TripAdvisor heart award

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 tours of the Grand Canyon. We are authorized and inspected by the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Unlike a jeep, in our comfortable air-conditioned vans you will have no ladder to climb up and down. Everyone will have a roomy window seat because we max at 9 guests per 15-passenger van. All Canyon Dave Tour Guides are full-time permanent employees.

On our popular full day tours of the South Rim, your lunch is included.

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

To see this rainy-day scene, tour the Grand Canyon with us!

Grand Canyon Full Day Tour Prices

Full Day tour is $229 Adults and Teens
$129 Child 12 and under
$214 Seniors and Active Military

Pickup is available from Flagstaff, Williams, Valle, Tusayan, Grand Canyon, or any nearby hotel, vacation rental, or campground. Williams to Grand Canyon tours are a half-hour closer than those from Flagstaff.

Pick up time depends on your starting city: Flagstaff 7:45-8:00, Williams 8:30, Tusayan 9:30, Grand Canyon hotels or campgrounds 9:45.

Tour Grand Canyon National Park with Canyon Dave Tours every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.

Book Your Full Day Tour Here!







Total with tax: $0


Families and Seniors as well as Singles and Couples love our special attention to safety and our numerous restroom stops.
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For 24 years CANYON DAVE TOURS has been the most trusted Grand Canyon tour company.


Reviews: Canyon Dave's Grand Canyon Tours

In May, 2024, Walter W. said:

"Canyon Dave Tours - Top Notch adventure!!"

We had an amazing experience on our Grand Canyon Tour provided by Canyon Dave Tours, Inc. Our guide, Leonor, was the best. She is so knowledgeable about the area and went the extra mile to explain to us what we were seeing and many legends of the Canyon. They operate a small van that picks you up and returns you to your hotel. With a minimum amount of guests on the tour makes it feel very personal. Our guide provided us with snacks, water and lunch at one of the lodges at the canyon. She took us to all the "highlight" spots in the Canyon and did not make us feel rushed. We can not say enough about the greatest tour we have ever taken. We travel a lot and have taken many tours in the large buses and those tours do not even come close to the experience we had. I HIGHLY recommend this company and tour, you won't be disappointed. Consider this tour before booking the train up to the canyon, we did both and this one was by far the BEST!!

In June, 2024, Larry K. said:

"Great tour!"

Fantastic tour! Cody really knows his stuff and was an amazing guide! Even the people working at the Park said he was the best guide there! Stopped at all of the best views and learned so much about the making of the canyon.

In November, 2023, 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!!"

On June 19, 2024 on Yelp, Cheryl said:

"Keaton was a fountain of knowledge on our tour of the Grand Canyon. He was able to tie in the geology, anthropology, and history of Williams and the Grand Canyon. We were fortunate to have seen wildlife along the route, and he was so nice to double-back so we could get better photo opportunities."

"Keaton also took extra care to ensure that the little ones on our trip were kept engaged. He helped pick out souvenir rocks and provided extracurricular literature for the youngest of the bunch to read along our route."

"Don't hesitate to book a tour with Dave's Canyon Tours - the experience will be memorable!"

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."

Alison said:

"At the recommendation of our Sheridan House B&B hosts, we booked a Grand Canyon tour with Canyon Dave. Our guide was Keaton. We were picked up promptly at 8:30 and joined three other guests for an up close and personal look at the Grand Canyon. We stopped at so many breathtaking overlooks! And at each one, Keaton shared some history, geology, or biology! We stopped for lunch (included in the price) and arrived back at our Inn at 5:30. It was a fantastic day. I highly recommend this tour group for fun-and facts!"

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 Award TripAdvisor heart award for our 5-Star reviews.


Secret shoppers from Trafalgar Tours wrote that
The Sit-at-the-Rim Geology Presentation was the best talk
they had ever heard
on any tour.

Tours Grand Canyon National Park

Our most popular Grand Canyon park tour: Here is a complete description of the Full Day Grand Canyon Tour.

If you would like a Grand Canyon Private Tour, we offer a Special Experience.

Canyon Dave Tours introduces our Sunset Tour for guests lodging in Tusayan or in the National Park!

We are now offering Half Day Tours in Grand Canyon National Park.

Some Travel Info for Your Vacation

Ideas for Where to Stay on your Grand Canyon Trip.

Ideas for how to drive to the Grand Canyon--with a map of the region.

Check out our Travel Advice for Grand Canyon National Park Tour and Trip Secrets!

Canyon Dave's Cartoon History tells how and why we started!

Many eyes are great for Grand Canyon birding and 
		butterfly watching
Canyon Dave Tours, Inc
(877)-845-3283
E-mail: canyondavetours@gmail.com

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 Grand Canyon adventure today!

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


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