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Back-Road Safari to Grand Canyon with Entrance Gate By-Pass

Climb aboard custom, comfortable, safari vehicles with forward-facing bucket seats and large panoramic windows

Take the 4x4 scenic route around exhausting traffic lines at south entrance gate – we have had the back-road Forest permits since 1993!

View elk, deer and rare bird species in their natural environment!

Visit dramatic Yavapai Point, El Tovar Hotel, Lookout Studio Viewpoint , Kolb Studio and Bright Angel Trailhead during this non-rushed excursion

Pick-up and drop-off at central location in Tusayan

per adult from




3 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Bottled Water
    • Entry/Admission - Grand Canyon South Rim
    • Entry/Admission - Yavapai Point
    • Entry/Admission - Bright Angel Trail
    • Entry/Admission - Hopi House
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Grand Canyon South Rim, Highway 64, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023

      Voted best and most unique 3 hour tour at Grand Canyon.

      Stroll along the rim while your local guide shares a wealth of information about the Grand Canyon including geological formations, trails, mules and the rich history.

      Tour includes Tusayan pick-up, south entrance gate detour during exclusive 30 minute back-road excursion, viewing of wildlife such as elk, deer, turkey and hawks in their natural surroundings and interpretive discussions at exceptional Grand Canyon vistas.

      Duration: 3 hours

      Stop At: Yavapai Point, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023

      Guides share Grand Canyon knowledge while you look into the depths and view spectacular monuments, Colorado River and Phantom Ranch.

      Duration: 45 minutes

      Stop At: Bright Angel Trail, Begins near the main Visitor Center complex, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023

      Discover the rich history of the Kolb brothers who built their art studio cantilevered over the Grand Canyon and above the Bright Angel Trail. See hikers and mules as they descend the trail into the Grand Canyon.

      Duration: 45 minutes

      Stop At: Hopi House, Adjacent to El Tovar, Grand Canyon South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

      The tour continues to Hopi House, El Tovar Hotel and Bright Angel Lodge where your guide will discuss these historic buildings and Grand Canyon history.

      Duration: 45 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      McDonald's, 313 AZ-64, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023, USA
      Departure Time :
      9:30 AM
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Infant seats available
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 91 travelers
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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    Organised by Grand Canyon Jeep Tours & Safaris

    Activity ID: V-229754P1

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