Arizona
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Williams, AZ: The Grand Canyon Railway Round Trip Experience

1. Williams, AZ: The Grand Canyon Railway Round Trip Experience

Enjoy the Grand Canyon's natural beauty on a nostalgic roundtrip train ride featuring western musicians and cowboy characters on vintage cars. The Grand Canyon Railway boasts 64 miles of breathtaking scenery that leads to Grand Canyon National Park. This century-old railroad brought people from some of the wildest parts of Arizona to one of the seven natural wonders of the world - the Grand Canyon. Journey back to the Old West with the help of authentic characters who bring music and stories to share with you along the way. You will then get to the canyon around lunchtime with ample time to hike and enjoy the park. Afterwards, you will then return back to Williams, Arizona.

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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Bus Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

2. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Bus Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

Embark on a full-day tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon with a narrated bus tour. Throughout the day, admire scenic views of the Joshua Tree Forest National Park, the Hoover Dam, the Colorado River, and the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Start with pickup from Las Vegas and meet your professional driver/guide who will provide information about the sights along the way. Have a light nutritious breakfast and your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap during the tour. Enjoy a 15-minute stop at the Hoover Dam for a photo opportunity and an amazing view of the Bypass Bridge. Upon arrival at the West Rim, enjoy your first views of the majestic Colorado River below. Take in the spectacular views from Eagle and Guano points. If you hike the trail at Guano Point, reach the West Rim’s highest point, where the views of the Colorado River below are breathtaking. Visit the Hualapai Ranch, a Native American settlement where you can watch a shootout, play cowboy games, or take a wagon ride. Afterwards, return to Las Vegas with drop-off at your hotel.

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Phoenix: Hot Air Balloon Flight

3. Phoenix: Hot Air Balloon Flight

The experience begins even before you rise into the sky. Help our crew inflate the balloon for a real "hands on" adventure, or just relax and take a few pictures as the gentle giant comes alive. Once you gain altitude, enjoy vistas you have to see to believe as you float over the Arizona landscape. Phoenix lies beneath you while desert stretches to the distant mountains. The pilots are FAA-licensed and experienced in navigating with your safety and enjoyment in mind. Your pilot will also answer questions and identify points of interest during your 1-hour flight. A chase crew will follow on the ground and meet you at the landing site. From there a van takes you back to the launch site. Upon your return, enjoy a celebratory toast to cap your unique airborne adventure. You'll also be presented with a flight certificate. With the ground travel and other activities, plan to spend up to 3.5 hours with us in total.

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From South Rim: Grand Canyon Spirit Helicopter Tour

4. From South Rim: Grand Canyon Spirit Helicopter Tour

Head to Grand Canyon Airport at Tusayan, Arizona for a fantastic 45-minute helicopter flight over the the Grand Canyon. Departing from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, soar above the Kaibab National Forest for amazing views of the Marble Canyon and Point Imperial. Watch in awe as the South Rim gradually drops away, providing one of the most memorable views of the entire canyon. Climb above the North Rim, and experience the fabulous bird's-eye views before heading through the Dragon Corridor, the canyon's widest and deepest part. See in the distance the Painted Desert and the Desert View Watchtower, designed by the Hopi Native Americans. Your journey then follows the Colorado River upstream to where it merges with the Little Colorado River, back over the Kaibab National Forest, and on to Tusayan. Relax as you take in the views from a state-of-the-art ECO-Star Helicopter with individual leather seats, wrap-around glass for outstanding visibility, and exceptional noise-reduction features both inside and out.

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Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour with Pickup

5. Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour with Pickup

Hop in an air-conditioned van and head to either the famous Lower Antelope Canyon or the secluded Antelope Canyon X with your Navajo tribal guide. Get off the beaten path and see sights like Horseshoe Bend and the Colorado River on this small-group experience. Indulge in the scenic views from Las Vegas to Antelope Canyon as you pass back and forth across the Utah and Arizona state borders on your way to Page, AZ. Depending on the weather, stop in either Mesquite, Nevada, or Hurricane, Utah, for an opportunity to stretch your legs, use the facilities, and grab coffee before continuing to the Grand Canyon. Wander past red sandstone walls and spiraling corkscrew formations that illuminate the canyon when the sunlight climbs down. After a guided tour of Antelope Canyon, a 10-minute drive to Horseshoe Bend will take you to your 1 km hike. Make your way to a vista point overlooking the famed bend in the Colorado River for stunning views. Make the most of the opportunity to get close to the 1,000-foot drop for photos of one of nature's most beautiful sights. From there, relax as your professional driver-guide heads back to Las Vegas for your hotel drop-off, with convenient pit stops on the way.

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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Bus Tour & Optional Skywalk Ticket

6. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Bus Tour & Optional Skywalk Ticket

Depart Las Vegas in the morning and enjoy a delicious breakfast snack on the way to Grand Canyon West. Stop along the famous Route 66. Upon arrival, ride the shuttle to Eagle Point, where the Skywalk and gift shop are located. Get an incredible view of the eagle-shaped rock formation and walk right up to the edge of the canyon. See some of the dwellings that the Native American tribes lived in olden times. Then, experience the most spectacular views from the Skywalk. This glass-framed overlook sits 4,000 feet above the Grand Canyon and boasts a 10-foot-wide, horseshoe-shaped glass bridge peering over the West Rim of the canyon. Feel like you’re floating on air with this view. Next, go to Guano Point at the site of an old guano mine. Enjoy views that are completely unique to the ones at Eagle Point. Walk along the dirt trail at the edge at Guano Point for spectacular views from different angles. Return to the Welcome Center before heading back to Las Vegas. Watch videos on the bus to pass the time, or relax on the airline-style seats equipped with seat belts, and look out of the panoramic windows at the stunning views.

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Phoenix: Guided Self-Drive ATV/UTV Tour

7. Phoenix: Guided Self-Drive ATV/UTV Tour

Enjoy an exciting day in the famous Sonoran desert, off-roading in your single-passenger or 4-person ATV on some of the best trails in the stunning Bradshaw Mountains, located just north of Phoenix. Travel through giant Saguaro cacti, deep canyons carved by flash flooding rains, and cross the Aqua Fria River to experience the wild and vast desert terrain. Our tours create a scenic and educational journey amid some of the most rugged landscapes Arizona has to offer, with opportunities to see abundant desert wildlife such as coyotes, bobcats, deer, rabbits, quail and even rattlesnakes. The guided ATV tour begins approximately 45 minutes north of Phoenix in the Sonoran desert near the Agua Fria River Valley. This area, amidst the beautiful Bradshaw Mountains, is perfect for off-roading. There are creek crossings and places for wash riding, as well as gorgeous views of the Arizona landscape.  You’ll be accompanied by a certified guide with a vast knowledge of the plant life, wildlife, history and climate of the area. You can hear stories about the Native Americans who once farmed, hunted, survived and evolved in this unforgiving desert.

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West Sedona Canyon: 3-Hour ATV Tour

8. West Sedona Canyon: 3-Hour ATV Tour

Head to the outback of West Sedona Valley on an ATV and see where more than 40 movies have been filmed over the years. After an introductory training, experience this spectacular landscape for around 3 hours on a 30-mile tour. The canyon offers more than 100 miles of trails to choose from, and a guide will customize your tour based on the ages, interests, and skill levels of the people in your group. Take in the stunning views of the Verde Valley from the top of Skeleton Bone Mountain, from a point that's 800 feet above the valley floor. Don't be surprised if you see an antelope running alongside your ATV as you drive along the valley floor!

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From Sedona: 1.5-Hour Oak Creek Canyon Jeep Pavement Tour

9. From Sedona: 1.5-Hour Oak Creek Canyon Jeep Pavement Tour

Hop in a comfortable Jeep and marvel as you wind your way towards the outstanding natural beauty of the Oak Creek Canyon. Enjoy breathtaking views, and learn all about the area's history from your guide. Drive along the center of a massive fault-line, millions of years in the making. From the Canyon's center, admire the 1,500ft cliffs towering above. Considered to be Sedona’s natural centerpiece, discover why Oak Creek Canyon is known as the smaller cousin of the Grand Canyon. Admire the natural scenery as you climb over 2000ft to the top of the south-rim of the mighty Colorado Plateau. Learn about the amazing geologic and anthropologic history from your guide. The custom-built Jeeps will follow paved trails, providing a smooth ride with no bouncing.

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Sedona: Small-Group Vortex Jeep Tour

10. Sedona: Small-Group Vortex Jeep Tour

Learn about the famous Sedona vortexes, which have defied explanation for years. See why people from all over the world have extraordinary and enlightening experiences here. Jump into a jeep and prepare for a fascinating tour for the skeptic, the academic, and the seeker alike. Head into the desert and learn about the discovery and history of these sites, thought to emanate mystic energy. Hear stories of people from all over the world, who experienced the energy these sites promise. Open your eyes to the different cultural beliefs that surround the vortexes and see if the vortexes can connect you to another power. Explore the possibilities, the history, and the various cultural beliefs surrounding the vortexes. Learn about the ways in which you're connected to the earth from Chinese medicine to American Indian lore and New Age mysticism. Immerse yourself in this unique experience on a small group tour with your experienced and knowledgeable guide.

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What people are saying about Arizona

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,824 reviews

Amazing tour with an excellent guide Tim and driver Ed! We enjoyed interesting stories during the ride and the views were spectacular!! Tim also helped us to take pictures and knew all the good places for them. We enjoyed it sooo much!! But be ready for a bumpy ride if you sit at the back of the van

Very unique place to visit and entire tour was on time having sufficient time to view & take pictures for memory

It was an awesome day. The weather was great. Our driver was excellent and very informative.

Trip was awesome and very professional. Our driver was great and informative.

Cowboy Wayne, our tour guide, was fantastic !! We loved this adventure !