Grand Canyon Tours and In-House Private Tours

El Portal Sedona Hotel is one of the best hotels in Sedona to stay at to go on a Grand Canyon tour. We are less than two hours from this natural wonder. By staying with us you avoid the tourist congestion, as well as having to book far in advance for on-site Grand Canyon lodging. You can leave El Portal in the morning and be back at the hotel by 6:00 p.m. the very same day. After your tour of the Grand Canyon, return to El Portal and relax on our courtyard with a cool beverage. We offer in-house private tours for the Sedona area as well. Call 1.800.313.0017 to book your Grand Canyon tour or one of our in-house private tours today.

El Portal Sedona Hotel In-House Grand Canyon Private Tour ($975 – up to 3 people)

Take this private tour to the Grand Canyon South Rim; a natural, cultural, and historical tour of Oak Creek Canyon, Flagstaff, and the Grand Canyon. Your guide knows the Canyon from the South Rim to the North Rim, and all along the Colorado River. Hiking customized to create the perfect day for you. Take an unforgettable tour to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World! Leaves the hotel at 8:30 a.m., returns around 5:00 p.m. (Picnic lunch, water, snacks, included).

More In-House Private Tours

These half-day tours leave the hotel at 10 a.m. and are approximately 4 ½ hours long.

Jerome & Red Rocks Tour ($299 individual or couple)
See Jerome, Arizona’s most famous and authentic mining town. Visit historic sites, local galleries, and a stunning hilltop hotel; the former red light district boasts art galleries, copper crafts, and local wine. Travel through Old Town Cottonwood and historic Clarkdale, have lunch in Old Town Cottonwood (not included). Visit Red Rock State Park Nature Preserve and stroll along the banks of Oak Creek. See the Cathedral Rock Vortex site, plus view Cliffside petroglyphs.

Indian Ruins & Red Rocks Tour ($319 individual or couple)
Visit Indian Ruins on private land just above the Verde River, with a private viewing of pit houses, petroglyphs, and pottery shards. This is a rare opportunity to visit a Sinaguan historic site up close. Enjoy a picnic lunch (included) at Red Rock State Park Nature Preserve. Stroll along the banks of Oak Creek, see the Cathedral Rock Vortex site and view the famous House of Apache Fires built by Jack and Helen Fry.

Call El Portal Sedona Hotel for your private tour 1.800.313.0017

El Portal Sedona Hotel can book a variety of Grand Canyon tours for you; from guided tours to rafting the Colorado River. Seeing the Grand Canyon is a must on your Sedona vacation. For additional information on Sunset Crater, and other National Monuments please visit the Parks Service.

The fastest route is indicated in the map, but take the back way scenic drive to Grand Canyon National Park, via Cameron, and make your drive and park entry so much more enjoyable and rewarding.

El Portal Sedona Hotel is proud to partner with premier tour companies offering unique tours.

First Class Charter & Tours is a private and small group tour company who specializes in scenic tours via a luxury SUV and/or by helicopter to the following destinations including Grand Canyon and Verde Valley wine tours.

Grand Canyon Tours by First Class Charter & Tours

Take an exclusive, tailor-made 8-10 hour excursion to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world! You will be picked up at El Portal Sedona, driven through Sedona’s unique landscapes, up the winding beauty of Oak Creek Canyon and through the ponderosa pines of Flagstaff. Arriving at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, your expert guide will share the history and geology of the area while you stroll along enjoying the spectacular views. Lunch is provided at the elegant and historic El Tovar Lodge. Your return journey provides a view of the Little Colorado River Gorge and the stunning Painted Desert. Make your day even more special by adding to this tour Hiking, a Helicopter scenic tour or a Helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon.

Other Tours by First Class Charter and Tours


Sedona Scenic Tour (3-4 hours)  – Ride in style around the enchanting red rocks of Sedona. Your expert guide will take you to visit landmarks including the Chapel of the Holy Cross, Airport Mesa Overlook, Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte and up through Oak Creek Canyon. This tour is tailor-made to your interests and can include information about the vortex energy fields, visiting the Buddhist Stupa, Peace Park and more. Make your tour even more special by adding on a scenic helicopter ride!

Full Sedona Area Tour (10-12 hours) – From El Portal, you will be picked up in a luxury SUV by an expert guide and tour scenic Sedona and the Red Rock Loop state parks, the Ancient Voices sites of Montezuma Castle and Well, and Tuzigoot. From there, enjoy lunch at the ghost town of Jerome, visit Old Town Cottonwood, and take a Page Springs winery tour with one tasting at each winery plus a cheese plate.

Verde Valley Wineries Tour (3-4 hours)Home to quite a few wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms, the Verde Valley boasts many award-winning wines. With more than 100 varietals to choose from and savor, you will also be able to purchase light gourmet fare. Each winery tour is customized to your preferences. Includes 1 tasting per person.

Ancient Voices Tour (3-4 hours)Explore the ancient ruins of Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments while riding in style with an expert guide. You will learn about the legends and history of the Sinagua people from 1100-1425 AD. Make your tour extra special by adding on an incredible aerial experience in a helicopter!

Grand Canyon Tours by Great Venture Tours

Great Venture Tours and El Portal help guests get the most out of their trip to the Grand Canyon. At El Portal we can make all the arrangements for you, all you need to do is choose the tour you would like to take!

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Grand Canyon Deluxe – with complimentary pick up, this is the ultimate when it comes to a full-day luxury coach tour from Sedona. Not only does this tour offer incredible views of the Grand Canyon, but you will make stops along the way to enjoy Native Arts and Crafts, have a delicious lunch, climb up to the top of the Watchtower Observatory and so much more! Grand Canyon Complete – you have the opportunity to view Sunset Crater and Wupatki National Monuments, have a delicious lunch, learn about the history and peoples of the area, do some hiking and some shopping and much, much more.

Colorado River Rafting Tours – from serene to extreme!  Relax on a smooth water, scenic float rafting tour on the Colorado River through Glen Canyon. 

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For more adventure try a rowing tour through Glen Canyon on the Colorado River, or experience the thrill of whitewater rafting on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.

More Grand Canyon Tours from Great Venture Tours

Grand Canyon Sunset Tour – See the Grand Canyon at its most majestic point on a Grand Canyon Sunset Tour. Enjoy a beautiful gourmet dinner at the Bright Angel Lodge. This is one of the best places to see the amazing array of colors, shadows and lighting during a Grand Canyon Sunset. Enjoy a beautiful sunset stroll to end your experience! Don’t just see the Grand Canyon – Experience it!

Monument Valley – Grand Canyon Tour 

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Join us for an extraordinary journey to the enchanted lands of the Navajo. You will travel through the beautiful red stone monoliths that are truly an icon of the Southwest. See and experience one of the most photographed landscapes in America. Along the journey learn about the Navajo – their stories, culture and history

Hopi Lands Tour On this Grand Canyon tour you will visit the oldest continuously occupied villages in the United States on this fascinating, in-depth journey into the heart of Hopi Lands. Have the opportunity to visit the Hopi Museum and Art Gallery with time to shop and view the amazing pieces found there.  The afternoon will be spent visiting the Village of Walpi on First Mesa, the most pristine of all of the Hopi Villages. You’ll do a walking tour with another Hopi Indian Guide who will share the traditions of the Hopi People. Meet with the Hopis in their homes and share their culture and history with them first hand.  This is a true cultural and spiritual experience. A Grand Canyon vacation package for everyone. For these and more Grand Canyon tours and Sedona vacation packages, please call us at El Portal Sedona Hotel at 800-313-0017. A Grand Canyon tour for the entire family.

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When you are finished with your day trips, return to the best hotel in Sedona, El Portal, and enjoy our private, relaxing courtyard with our Manager’s Reception of homemade tortillas and salsa, cheeses, salumés, and more!