Upscale Grand Canyon Tours

Canyon Dave's

Grand Canyon Multi-day Luxury Private Tour

All-inclusive (except alcohol) for 7 Nights and 8 Days
Starts in Phoenix, Arizona and ends in Las Vegas, Nevada
Price for the 7-day private tour as shown below is $15,495 per person (double), minimum two adults. Child in the same room is $9,995.
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For our guests who want the very best! A private, luxury, fully-guided all-inclusive vacation to the Grand Canyon and Southwest Parks. You will have the congenial company of Canyon Dave's university-educated guides, two per party.

Once you step off your plane in Phoenix, we take care of absolutely everything, including all transfers, from your arrival until your departure flight from Las Vegas. This makes our all-inclusive luxury tours perfect for travellers from abroad as well as domestic.

Canyon Dave knows the finest the region has to offer: world-class activities and nature interpretation! The Best local accommodations, restaurants, and amenities for your visit. Yet your deepest memories of the vacation might be a quiet conversation below a towering white cliff on a moonlit evening.

We will strive to present the tour as described below. We recommend booking your tour at least two months in advance. However, we consider ourselves experts at last minute bookings. We can substitute, as needed and with your agreement, the very best available lodging and amenities. During planning we will adjust pricing as appropriate so that, when tour day comes, you will be certain of everything offered and at what price.

Bryce Canyon | Grand Canyon VIP Tours And now we would like to present your tour:




A Luxury Tour of Southwest Parks

Three National Parks: Grand Canyon, Zion Canyon, and Bryce Canyon plus Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Sedona luxury and more!

The all-inclusive price covers: transportation and two full-time guides, all hotels, all meals, all listed activities featuring two helicopter sight-seeing tours, a Bearizona wildlife park drive-through, a Sunset Dinner cruise on a Lake Powell yacht, all airport transfers, all park admissions, and all gratuities except guide's tips. Alcohol is not provided except champagne dinner on arrival day.


Pre-tour Arrival Day: Beautiful Sonoran Desert and the Phoenician Resort

Great restaurant for Canyon Dave Tours | Grand Canyon Luxury Tours This high-end tour includes a pre-arrival night at the five star Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. On this arrival day, we will meet you at your airport security gate, collect your luggage, and shuttle you to your stunning resort. Here you may relax until our evening begins at 6:30 PM, where you will enjoy a special dinner at the resort's finest restaurant. Your guides will present a champagne greeting and an introduction to the tour with your custom guide booklet.




Lodging: Phoenician Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona
Dinner: Mowry & Cotton



Tour Day One: Majestic Red Rocks

Sedona's Red Rocks as seen on a High End TourAfter breakfast, we depart for the stunning vistas of famed Sedona. First we will stop in the Sonoran Desert to photograph the giant saguaro (sah-wah'-roh) and the many other varieties of cactus.

In Sedona after lunch at the up-scale Picazzo, you will spend the early afternoon on a scenic helicopter ride. We are "over the top" of this stunning landscape, listed as the "most beautiful place in America."

The helicopter pilot will glide past curious rock spires and cliffs containing ruins of Sinagua Native American ruins as seen in many a western movie. Back in Sedona, we will stroll the charming downtown area and enjoy world-famous window shopping in Tlaquepaque's lovely oasis. Dinner is at the Cress.

B: Four Seasons
L: Picazzo
D: Cress on Oak Creek
Lodging: Adobe Grand Villas

Culture: Your guide will introduce the history of the ancient Sinagua people.
Science: Red rock geology and Sonoran Desert cacti.
Adventure: A thrilling helicopter-ride adventure.

Tour Day Two: Grand Canyon

Black Bears on a Grand Canyon Upscale Tour

Now we head for our trip's first national park: the Grand Canyon. On the way you will spend half an hour at a drive-through wildlife park, Bearizona. Here many black bears and other animals wander the forest and roads. Then it's on to the magnificent Grand Canyon. We will arrive in time for lunch at the South Rim.
Your second helicopter ride will introduce this great canyon in aerial view. This overview is majestic, the memory of a lifetime. After the helicopter, we will stay to watch the gorgeous Grand Canyon sunset. Finally, you will retire to your lovely 5-star resort, Little America in Flagstaff.

B: Adobe Grand Villas
L: Yavapai Tavern
D: Black Bart's
Lodging:  Little America

Culture: A discussion of Grand Canyon's history.
Science: Learn all about the black bear and other Arizona wildlife.
Adventure: Just being at the Grand Canyon.

Tour Day Three: Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon on a luxury VIP tour

Today we will drive to the South Rim for Canyon Dave's signature full day nature and geology tour. You will enjoy an inspiring sit-down talk at the canyon's edge (Not too close!). You will learn the ancient story of the origins of Grand Canyon, with many pass-around rocks and a colorful explanatory handout. Now you are the best-informed visitors at the canyon today! We return to Little America for the night.

B: Little America
L: Yavapai Tavern
D: At the lodge
Lodging:  Little America

Culture: All about the Navajo Nation and its history.
Science: The geologic history of Grand Canyon.
Adventure: A drive and stop on the Navajo Reservation.

Tour Day Four: Antelope Canyon and Dinner Cruise

A Grand Canyon High-End Tour Should Include Antelope Canyon!

Arizona is a huge state, and our drive today is almost 2.5 fascinating hours of world-class scenery. We will arrive in Page in time for lunch. On to Antelope Canyon with our Navajo guide. Antelope Canyon, for many, is the most beautiful sight they have ever seen. Sure, it is crowded and touristy, but Wow!
On the Canyon Princess yacht you will enjoy a sunset cruise and dinner right on Lake Powell amid its towering cliffs.

B: Little America
L: Cameron Trading Post
D: Canyon Princess Dinner Cruise
Lodging: Country Inn & Suites

Culture: The controversial history of Glen Canyon Dam.
Science: The Navajo Sandstone cliffs of Lake Powell.
Adventure: The walk through Antelope Canyon.

Tour Day Five: Bryce Canyon via House Rock Valley

Our Most Upscale Tour Includes Bryce Canyon

We drive to our next awesome national park, Bryce Canyon, Utah with its strange and wonderful balanced columns called hoodoos. On the way we will stop at the Powell Museum to view locally-excavated dinosaur skeletons. After lunch we will drive and walk among the picturesque pink goblin-like rock formations of Bryce Canyon. Then down to Zion Canyon and your luxurious, unique lodging at Under Canvas with its unparalleled views.

B: Canyon Country Inn
L: Whiptail Grill
D: Red Rock Grill
Lodging:  Under Canvas, Zion

Culture: The Southern Paiute Native Americans.
Science: Dinosaurs of Arizona.
Adventure: Strolling among Bryce's hoodoos.

Tour Day Six: Zion Canyon National Park.

Zion Canyon is Majestic on the Epic Tour

This morning we drive down the road to Zion. Zion is a deep canyon surrounded by massive cliff walls, and it contains narrow canyons and fine viewpoints. There is a park shuttle that will take you to any point or trail. You will have time to visit the visitor center and the park's many wonders. Finally, its off to Las Vegas for your last night in the exclusive Venetian.


B: Under Canvas
L: Whiptail Grill
D: Venetian
Lodging:  Venetian

Culture: The history of Zion Canyon National Park.
Science: Geologic Formations of Zion.
Adventure: Zion shuttle bus trip and walks.

Your Tour ends in Las Vegas

Last Stop on the Luxury Tour is Las Vegas

Your tour ends this morning with transfers to Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport for your final departure. We will help you arrange for an extended stay in Las Vegas if you wish.
A fond farewell from Canyon Dave Tours and your two guides! We hope to see you again soon!

B: The Venetian
Culture: There is no culture in Vegas :)
Science: Human beings are studied there.
Farewell Adventure: Not losing your shirt in Vegas.

We are pleased to vary the activities to your liking. Price for the 7-day private tour as shown above is $15,495 per person (double), minimum two adults. Child in the same room is $9,995.

Canyon Dave

In 2023-24, your two guides include Professor "Canyon Dave" himself!





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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.

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  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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