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Tusayan, United States
Half-Day Private Grand Canyon Guided Hiking Tour

From $289.00

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icon5 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Get away from the crowds on Grand Canyon’s South Rim, and see some real “Wonder of the World” views. Going deep into the canyon, on this private, guided tour, you’ll experience some of the most beautiful hiking in the country, with snacks, gear, and tidbits of history and geology provided along the way. Totally customizable, you can pick the ins and outs of adventure—knowing it’ll be world-class.
  • Hassle-free pickup from your northern Arizona hotel
  • Lunch, backpacks, hiking poles, and park entrance fee included
  • All skill levels can be accommodated, from beginners to expert hikers
  • See the Grand Canyon below the rim, taking in some of the park's best views
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We have Camelback brand backpacks for you and mountainsmith trekking poles. Nothing but the best for the Grand Canyon harsh environment.
Private transportation
All Fees and Taxes
Please bring trail shoes. Tennis shoes will work. No sandals or open toes.
Gratuities are greatly appreciated.

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Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
7/22/2021 - 8/22/2023
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
We have free pick up from Williams, Flagstaff, and Grand Canyon in our clean Honda Odyssey. We will pay the park entrance fee.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Only Grand Canyon Day Hikes
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Half-Day Private Grand Canyon Guided Hiking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Private Grand Canyon Guided Hiking Tour.
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What is the social distancing policy during Half-Day Private Grand Canyon Guided Hiking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Private Grand Canyon Guided Hiking Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Half-Day Private Grand Canyon Guided Hiking Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Private Grand Canyon Guided Hiking Tour.

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We had the best Guide...
Christian_L
, Aug 2022
We had the best Guide ever . Thanks Jon , is was the best Day ever . It was a Amazing experience for our family with two Kids 8/17 . Only Watch from Above into the Canyon can do everybody , but hiking with Jon , Deep into the Canyon is wonderfull and the memories and photos are Forever . The Lotz Family from Germany
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Worth every penny!
Tracy_Y
, Aug 2022
The day of our tour, there were storms expected. We were a little nervous but John reassured us the weather would hold off and it sure did! Ended up being a nice cool hike that we would not have ever done on our own. He was very professional, knowledgeable and patient with our group. The dinner he made for us was delicious and we didn’t need to bring anything but ourselves! Worth every penny.
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Amazing hike!
Heather_P
, Jul 2022
All we can say is that John gave us an amazing experience in the Grand Canyon. From the first communication when John reached out to learn a little about our physical abilities and what we were looking for to answering my numerous calls regarding the weather, I knew we were in great hands. Felt very comfortable the whole hike and John graciously took photos in amazing spots to savor the memories. If you are looking for an experienced guide (and great cook—excellent fresh wrap sandwiches), John is your man.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
That was a real adventure and I know we got amazing pictures. Thanks again, Jon
star-5
The most amazing tour ever
Cyndi_M
, Jun 2022
This is absolutely the most exhilarating and amazing thing we have ever done! John is not only the best tour guide ever but also a sort of coach, chef, and motivator! I’m so glad we did this tour and did it last as it was that amazing with the most gorgeous views!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
What an amazing review. I had a blast also and greatly appreciate your kind words. So glad you enjoyed dinner and the canyon with me. Thanks, Jon
star-5
Outstanding service, can't recommend John enough.
Joey_J
, Jun 2022
John is a fantastic guide. He is extremely knowledgeable and his photography skills are outstanding. His preparation is impeccable and you will enjoy great snacks and an amazing South Kaibab Chicken Burrito, made to order. Thanks so much John!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Love to hear you enjoyed the dinner and canyon so much. The pics were amazing and the weather really turned out. Greatly appreciated, Jon
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Grand Canyon Sunset hike with John
Joseph_C
, Jun 2022
An incredible experience with John Shkolnik, our guide! We did the sunset hike into the Canyon. Was simply amazing. John had everything planned perfectly.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks for the great review and enjoying the sunset with me. That was an amazing day!
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Our Grand Canyon adventure.
Frank_R
, Jun 2022
The most memorable part was hiking up the south kaibab trail at night with headlamps provided by John, our guide. We could not believe we saw the sun set then finished the hike off under the stars.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
I knew you would all have a blast coming out under the stars. What a great adventure! Greatly appreciated, Jon
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Awesome Family Hike With John into Grand Canyon
Brian_L
, Jun 2022
Awesome Trip. John was not just an excellent guide but chauffeur, chef and photographer. He guided us safely to and from our hotel and kept us on pace throughout our hike, knowing what we can do. We were able to see the grandeur of the Grand Canyon through sunset, and able to get so many memorable family photos from John. Highly recommend the afternoon hike with John and personal attention he brings. Cooler weather, less crowds, and dinner at Cedar Ridge Point. A top-notch family experience for first time visitors to the Grand Canyon.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Your family all did amazing in the canyon and I'm so glad you could all bond below the rim. Greatly appreciated, Jon
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Having a private tour is...
Tracey_D
, Jun 2022
Having a private tour is key. You're 100% safe as you are fully prepared. This makes the experience extremely memorable. Jon our guide knew all and took amazing pics for us!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
The pictures did come out amazing and I really appreciate your kind review. Hope you remember this forever! Greatly appreciated, Jon
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Amazed at the wonder of the Grand Canyon!
Lonn_R
, May 2022
What an amazing time! John really took a lot of time explaining next steps and how the day would go! Did the sunset tour which was amazing to see the canyon at different times!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks for letting me share our adventure with you. The sunset was amazing and I hope you share these memories for a lifetime. I had a blast also! Thanks again and come on back for some more dirt filled fun, Jon
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Hike of a life time
Steven_L
, May 2022
Jon was amazing for the half day tour. Taught us how to gear up and how to use the all important walking poles( believe me the poles make a huge difference). Great start of the day, a nice pace for us, was probably a lot slower because we have not hiked in years. Jon is very skilled in making a wonderful lunch and photography also. Some really great photos of our day. Most definitely one of my greatest days and a check off my bucket list. Very Happy Hiker!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
To hear you had one of your "greatest days" makes me so fulfilled. You guys did amazing and I know some of these memories will stick around for a lifetime. Thanks for letting me spend the day with you guys, Jon
star-5
Highlight of my Trip
Loretta_C
, Apr 2022
This tour is not to be missed - definitely one of the best I've done through Viator. Jon was prompt and organized; he had our backpacks ready and filled with snacks and water for the day. Both of us learned the proper technique for using hiking poles - they were essential going down and walking back up again. Lunch was amazing...he made chicken/veggie wraps on the trail! I have so many amazing photos too - this hike was the highlight of my trip.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks so much for the amazing review. I also got some great pics of your trip and I'm so glad you enjoyed lunch. I had a great time hiking with you too. Greatly appreciated, Jon
star-5
Best hike ever!
2ps59pyxws
, Apr 2022
John was an amazing guide. We have done a lot of hiking and this was our first guided trip. He taught us about the canyon and hiking best practices (we learned the correct way to use hiking poles and it was excellent.) We greatly enjoyed his company and the lunch was the best I have every had on a hike, and we do box lunches regularly. He also had the ability to tailor the hike to the experience and capability of our group. Even my 2 teenage sons loved having John as our guide, (the snacks didn't hurt.) Finally, my finacee proposed on this hike and schemed with John to plan it all out. Thanks so much!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Congrats on getting married soon and I'm so glad the proposal went amazing. That would have been an awkward hike out had you said no. Your kids are in amazing shape by the way. Thanks for the unforgettable day. Greatly appreciated, Jon
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I would just like to say...
Monika_S
, Apr 2022
I would just like to say that I never write reviews, but this I belive needs one. I didnt know what to expect when I booked Grand Canyon hiking tour, John showed up on time, he was very informative, explained every step of the way. Backpacks were full of snacks and water. Once we got down about 2.5 miles into the Canyon he prepared lunch for our group. The views were spectacular, Would highly recommend John
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks so much for enjoying the day with me and I know we got some great pictures. Spending the day in the canyon with you was a great adventure. You all did great on the uphill and really used your poles. Thanks again, greatly appreciated, Jon
star-5
Magical experience
Joe_T
, Apr 2022
John and Evan were both excellent guides. We were a family of 10, with 6 adults and 4 children, ranging in age from 4 yrs old to 11 yrs old. John and Evan were professional, knowledgeable, and patient throughout the hike. Their knowledge of the history and details of the Grand Canyon made our experience all the more enjoyable. We especially wanted our grandchildren to experience this national treasure, and we got exactly what we wanted. John provided back packs, water, gatorade, snacks, and lunch for everyone, so we could focus on enjoying our hike. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone looking to explore the Grand Canyon.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks for the great review. I really enjoyed how you kept getting stuck behind because the views and pictures were blowing your mind. The kids all did amazing and I'm so glad you enjoyed our famous lunch. Thanks again, Jon
star-5
An unforgettable experience
Catherine_W
, Apr 2022
John took great care of our family. He took us on an incredible hike and kept us informed on what was next the whole way through. He provided perfect snacks, and plenty of water and Gatorade. Lunch was fresh and tasted amazing. Don’t hesitant to book a trip with him. He’s highly experienced and will take great care of you!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
What a glowing review. Thank you. That was perfect weather and an amazing hiking day. We got some amazing panoramic photos and I'm so glad you enjoyed the chicken wraps. Thanks again, Jon
star-5
Highly recommend John. A perfect day.
todd_k
, Mar 2022
We had an awesome time with John. He has a plan but is quickly ready to adapt to any client needs. He thinks of everything. He prepared a terrific lunch, brought us plenty of fluids, and his snack bag is next level. We plan to use him again.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks for the amazing review. I had as much fun as you all and I'm so glad the weather was amazing. I know you got some giant panoramic photos. Enjoy! Thanks again, Jon
star-5
Only Grand Canyon Only Way to Go
Gillian_R
, Mar 2022
We do not usually hire a guide or sign up for a tour when traveling but we’re so happy we did this time. John was phenomenal, super supportive in the face of a fear of heights, and really knowledgeable. We learned a lot from him and really enjoyed the hike!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
I think you fear of heights is conquered! You did amazing and we really went far down that canyon. Thanks again, Jon
star-5
Epic Family Hike at the Grand Canyon!
Tyra_R
, Mar 2022
The best part of our experience was that We didn’t have to worry about ANYTHING and because of that we enjoyed EVERYTHING! John was prepared, knowledgeable and truly cared about making this a day our family would never forget. We were are a party of 5 traveling with our 8 year old and 11 year old children as well as our 15 year old niece. We were concerned about safety, about making sure the hike was challenging enough to be a fun experience but something that we could all experience together. John had us covered in every possible way. We had the best gear, the best guidance and hands down the best lunch we could ask for. I can’t recommend hiring John enough. This is the way you want to experience the Grand Canyon! This was a day that we will never forget!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thanks so much for the glowing review. I had a blast with your family and I know you will never forget this vacation. Your kids were amazing and so well behaved. i really cherish the time you spent with me in the canyon. Greatly appreciated, Jon
star-5
Truly amazing
Sunday_E
, Mar 2022
Great views and guide. John picked a good hike for our skill set. He taught us a lot about hiking and the Grand Canyon. Truly a memorable experience for us. The snack packs and chicken wraps for lunch were top notch!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thanks for the stellar review. I had a blast hiking with you and I'm glad you learned about the canyon on our hike. I had as much fun as you! Thanks again, greatly appreciated, Jon

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