Top reasons to go on a luxury hike in the Grand Canyon
Highly tailored tour of the world’s most famous canyon
Reds, yellows, purples, and blues dominate the sky at sunset
Trek the trails away from the crowds or sightsee from the comfort of an SUV
Hike for a while and cruise in style through one of the World’s Seven Natural Wonders. Grand Canyon is synonymous with American natural phenomena—this is your chance to venture deep into this red rock marvel. The park’s grandiose steep-walled canyons rising above the carving Colorado river truly are a sight to behold. With these day-tours, you’ll see it up close—with up to 8 hours of hiking, the trails will lead you into a story two billion years in the making. Learn more about the Canyon’s six best hiking trails from Liz Thomas, a professional hiker and guidebook author.
Phoenix, AZ, is a 3-hour drive from your starting point
Beginner to advanced
Choose how you spend your day
Beginner Custom Hiking Tour of the South Kaibab Trail
Custom touring the South Kaibab Trail with your friends and family is the perfect intro to hiking and an even better insight into the Grand Canyon. Go deep into the canyon by following wide, well-maintained trails following ridge lines. Collect scenic views along the way until you gasp upon reaching the Ooh Aah Point, serving you with the canyon’s unobstructed panorama. Following the hike and a lunch break, jump into your comfy SUV and tour the South Rim.
Intermediate Custom Hiking Tour in the Grand Canyon
If you’re an avid hiker wanting to experience the Canyon from the inside, pick one of the 5-hour hikes. Choose between the South Kaibab, Hermit, Grandview, or Bright Angel Trail—whichever one you go to, you can’t go wrong. You’ll learn about a lot of interesting facts on the tour, as your guide knows the GC inside out, and you’ll also stop for a picnic-style lunch break!
Advanced Custom Hiking Tour in the Grand Canyon
You’re about to venture deep into the Canyon, which 98% of Grand Canyon’s visitors miss out on. With numerous options available, you can expect more than 8 hours of hiking, giving you a chance to experience this geologic marvel of red rocks up close. Expect only the best out of this luxurious custom tour: after choosing your preferred route with your guide, cruise through the Canyon in a spacious SUV, and stop for a delicious lunch mid-hike!
Highly-Tailored Luxury Tour of the Grand Canyon
Custom hiking time, sunset viewing, gourmet meals and wines, ultra comfortable SUVs, and away from the crowds—it doesn’t get much better than this. By going on a luxury tour of the Grand Canyon, you get to choose which viewpoints you want to explore and which trails you want to follow. With advice and extra info from the guide, you can then pick the Bright Angel, the Rim, the South Kaibab, the Hermit, or the Grandview Trail. A portion of the day is reserved for a delicious lunch by the local organic caterer or a historic restaurant, which will give you a boost of energy to stick around a bit longer for the incredible sunset.
Meet your guide
All-Star Grand Canyon Tours
All-Star Grand Canyon Tours
Dave and the crew at Allstar Grand Canyon Tours were fantastic. Dave tailored the day around what we wanted and made some great suggestions. He was super friendly and very knowledgeable about the GC and the local indigenous tribes. We would highly recommend a guided day even if your an accomplished hiker.
I can’t say enough about our guide, Andrew, with Allstar GC Tours. My family took multiple private tours over a nine day period in AZ & UT and this day was by far the absolute best. Andrew took time to learn what we valued, our skill level and our interest and tailored our experience on the fly. It was a day we will never forget! Beyond amazing!!
We had the best time with our All-Star Grand Canyon tour guide. He made our trip so memorable and gave us a very personalized experience. He was knowledgeable, personable and easy to talk to. This was our favorite part of the trip by far!
This private tour guide is WORTH EVERY PENNY! We avoided crowds and were able to see a few things off the beaten path that we wouldn’t have ventured to by ourselves.
11/10 recommend. Cody was on time, great personality and accommodated everyone in our group. He was full of info in regards to the canyon, the history of this area and every single detail was planned. Not one thing to worry about besides lacing up your shoes!!!
One of our family’s favorite travel days ever! Incredible experience I cannot recommend more highly. Andrew was amazing and so kind and patient with our kids (11, 9 and 7). He was so knowledgeable and customized our day to what we wanted to do and learn. He went above and beyond to make it an unforgettable day. We would have never experienced what we saw without this tour. The lunch was delicious, healthy and so good and the sunset with charcuterie was phenomenal. Thank you Andrew for an awesome day!
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Things to know
Covid measures in Grand Canyon, Arizona
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in the Grand Canyon, AZ, please refer to Arizona’s travel advisories.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
- An experienced, local hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
- A day of hiking in the Grand Canyon (beginner, intermediate, or advanced) or a custom luxury day of hiking in the GC
- Picnic-style lunch (vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free available upon request)
- Gourmet meats & cheeses, organic crisps, sweets, energy bars & seasonal organic fruit (for the luxury tour)
- Bottled water, beverages, and snacks served during the tour
- SUV transportation within the park
- Entrance fees
- Gear (hiking poles, backpacks, crampons for icy conditions)
- Round-trip transportation to and from your stay place to the Grand Canyon from Flagstaff, Williams, Tusayan, or GC Village
What’s not included:
- Transportation prior to and after the tour
- Round-trip transportation to and from Sedona (additional $200 per group)
- Guide gratuities — optional
How fit do I need to be?
The best thing about hiking tours in the Grand Canyon is that there are incredible options for all skill levels. For beginner hikes, if you can walk around 4 hours with little elevation gain, you are good to go! Intermediate hikes in the Grand Canyon will see a little more change in elevation and hikes will start to increase in length, hiking anywhere between four to five hours. Advanced hikes are full-day treks, meaning at least 8 hours, with steep descents and challenging switchbacks.
Keep in mind, the weather in summer can be very hot and you’ll also be packing a daypack filled with water and other things you’ll need throughout the day. Hikers who venture into the interior of the Canyon from May through September can expect daytime temperatures to regularly exceed 100°F (38°C), and may even climb above 120°F (49°C) during the hottest days in the summer. Such conditions will challenge even strong and fit individuals, so be ready.
What do I need to bring?
Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:
- Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 25-40L bag)
- Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
- Lightweight hiking boots or shoes
- Wide-brimmed hat
- Spare clothes for layering
- For the warm season — light-colored t-shirt (cotton or synthetic), shorts or comfortable pants, light-colored long-sleeved shirt
- For the cool season — waterproof rain jacket and pants, long pants and shirt, thermal underwear, synthetic clothing, warm hat, gloves, layers
- Toiletries (sunscreen, lip balm with SPF, hand sanitizer, bug spray, etc.)
- Camera — optional (but recommended)
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and age requirements
Group sizes and prices:
- For the regular hiking tours of the Grand Canyon, the usual client-to guide ratio is 10:1. At least two persons have to sign up in order for the tour to happen.
- For the luxury hiking tours of the Grand Canyon, the usual client-to-guide ratio is 7:1. If there’s 8 or more people in your group, two guides will accompany the group!
- The cost per person decreases as the group grows, so it’s the perfect opportunity to hike with friends and family! Maximum group size is 10.
Private hiking tours in the Grand Canyon can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
- If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
- Minors older than 7 may join beginner hikes, while minors over the age of 12 may join the intermediate day hikes. For the advanced tour, minors older than 16 can go hiking. They must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.
If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
Getting there and meeting location
Most people fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor International. Your guides will pick you up from Flagstaff, Williams, Tusayan, or Grand Canyon Village. From the airport, you can rent a car or take a shuttle service to one of the towns listed above.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet.