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Grand Canyon East Rim Drive by Jeep and IMAX Movie

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Grand Canyon Village, United States

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Get to know the Grand Canyon on this guided Jeep tour around the East Rim. Begin with a visit to the Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center’s IMAX Theater and watch “Grand Canyon: the Movie.” Then choose one of three different tours: a daytime voyage and two sunset options. Enjoy amazing views of the Grand Canyon’s brilliant colors and various rock formations while learning about the history and geology of the area from the expert tour guide. A hotel pickup and drop-off in the town of Tusayan, AZ is included.
  • Grand Canyon Jeep tour from the South Rim along famous East Rim Drive
  • Take a scenic drive through Grand Canyon National Park and stop at lookout points to soak up the views
  • Choose from three options including a day tour, sunset tour, or extended sunset tour
  • Watch a gorgeous sunset illuminate the canyon
  • Learn about the area’s history, geology, and flora and fauna from your guide
  • Discover the wonders of the Grand Canyon during a fascinating IMAX movie
  • Pickup and drop-off from select Tusayan hotels included
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Transport by 4WD Jeep
Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels)
Gratuities

Departure Point

450 AZ-64, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This Grand Canyon tour begins with a hotel pickup in the town of Tusayan, AZ. Travel to Grand Canyon National Park and stop at the National Geographic Visitor Center’s IMAX Theater to watch the film entitled, “Grand Canyon: the Movie,” an entertainment experience unlike any other. Being here, inside the movie, is as good as being there, in the Grand Canyon, on a screen that’s over six stories tall with 12,000 watts of earth-shaking, digital surround sound power.

The featured film is a journey over, around, and through the Grand Canyon. Explore all 277 miles with the mysterious Anasazi tribe, ancestors of the modern Pueblo Indians, who inhabited the canyon 4,000 years ago, and John Wesley Powell, famous for his exploration of the canyon and the raging Colorado River in 1869. Then fly like an eagle over the rim and swoop into the depths of the canyon, complete with a whitewater rafting trip down the raging Colorado River below.

Following the movie, choose from three different Jeep tours—a daytime adventure and two sunset options. The daytime tour runs provide plenty of scheduling flexibility while the sunset tours are a bit more limited on timings.

On the daytime tour, ride from the East Rim to the South Rim and soak up the scenery at various lookout points, including the Desert View Watchtower, a 70-foot-high stone building that serves as the highest point on the South Rim. On a clear day, see more than 100 miles into the distance. Along the way, learn about the history of the Grand Canyon and the geologic forces that helped to create it. Also, find out about the various people that inhabited and explored the canyon, as far back as 4,000 years ago.

On the sunset tour, enjoy the same style of travel and sightseeing as the daytime tour, with the added bonus of an incredible Grand Canyon sunset to top off the day. Choose from two departure times each highlighted by a breathtaking sunset—an exhilarating palette of colors exploding across the canyon's giant rock cliffs. Look on in amazement as the shadows cover the gorges and canyon walls in rich orange, rust, and red colors.

The tour ends with a return trip to the town of Tusayan for a hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Duck On A Rock Viewpoint
Learn about erosion, canyon formation, local flora and fauna
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Grandview Point
Learn about the history of Grandview Hotel, the local flora and fauna, and snap photos! Enjoy a short walk
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Grand Canyon Desert View Watchtower
Enjoy a short walk and some free time at the Desert View Watchtower. Learn about the history of the watchtower and Mary Coulter
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pipe Creek Vista
Quick photo stop and a short walk is next on the itinerary. Stop off at Pipe Creek Vista and talk about the trails and hiking at the Canyon. Learn about the human history of the area
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Grand Canyon National Park
Your tour starts at the National Geographic IMAX Theater where you'll watch an awe-inspiring film in the air-conditioned comfort of the IMAX theater. The 34-minute Grand Canyon IMAX movie opens your eyes to a Grand Canyon that most people don’t know about. Showing you glimpses of human and geological history from 4,000 years ago to today, the movie immerses you in the history, mystery and unparalleled beauty of one of the most famous natural wonders in the world.
Duration: 34 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • If the Day Tour is selected, please provided your preferred departure time in the Special Requirements field at check- out
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Pink Jeep Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Grand Canyon East Rim Drive by Jeep and IMAX Movie?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Grand Canyon East Rim Drive by Jeep and IMAX Movie.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Grand Canyon East Rim Drive by Jeep and IMAX Movie?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Grand Canyon East Rim Drive by Jeep and IMAX Movie.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Grand Canyon East Rim Drive by Jeep and IMAX Movie?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Grand Canyon East Rim Drive by Jeep and IMAX Movie.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Grand Canyon East Rim Drive by Jeep and IMAX Movie?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Grand Canyon East Rim Drive by Jeep and IMAX Movie.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Grand Canyon East Rim Drive by Jeep and IMAX Movie?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Grand Canyon East Rim Drive by Jeep and IMAX Movie.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Check the park maps to see all the different stops and do it on your own, if you can." See review
  • "I would definitely recommend Sam and the Pink Jeep Tours for anyone seeing the canyon." See review

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Great tour.
Deborah_M
, Nov 2020
We enjoyed this tour very much. Bryan was knowledgeable, energetic, and passionate about the Grand Canyon.
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Grand Canyon Delights at Sunset
Stephanie_B
, Oct 2020
Wow! Totally enjoyed our tour wish Sam, we definitely learned more by riding along with him. I am sure we saw some views that we would not have seen on our own. I highly recommend taking the sunset tour - the Grand Canyon showed off beautifully. Thanks again. Mike & Steph 10-27-2020
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Gran Canyon Wonder
Richard_D
, Mar 2020
Jewel was a wonderful guide. She is very informative and very helpful for the guest. She adapted to us very well.
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Pink stink
Ustwo
, Mar 2020
We were expecting a drive through some rough terrain not paved roads that we could of easily driven in our own truck. Very disappointed.
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Pink Jeep Tour Rocks!
kjump2019
, Oct 2019
Everything about the trip was great but our driver/tour guide was at the top of the list! I’d recommend this tour to anyone visiting this area.
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Great Experience!!!
Relax65069170160
, Apr 2019
It was a cold and extremely windy day. We were quite comfortable with heated seats and the blankets provided by Pink Jeep Tours. Sam, our guide, was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable about the canyon and about the area and knew how to treat people with varying degrees of acrophobia. He told us great stories and took us to all the best viewing points. He also took an abundance of photos that are definitely framable. I would definitely recommend Sam and the Pink Jeep Tours for anyone seeing the canyon. So much better than trying to figure it out on your own.
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Our guide was great - every...
Cheryl R
, Jan 2018
Our guide was great - every knowledgeable, but the areas we saw could also be seen on our own. We did go to an Indian museum and village remains that we had missed. Check the park maps to see all the different stops and do it on your own, if you can.
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Karla was out driver. She was so...
Francene S
, Nov 2017
Karla was out driver. She was so knowledgeable,nice and drove beautifully.We loved her. Francene
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Our guide was brilliant and we were...
Richard L
, Sep 2017
Our guide was brilliant and we were lucky in having some great fellow passengers. However, if you already have a car, you can do all of this on your own. Don't think that because you're in a Jeep you're going on some rugged cross-country safari. You just travel to existing viewpoints.
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Having a guide is what makes the...
Samantha H
, Sep 2017
Having a guide is what makes the east rim even better. You can get to all these beautiful stops via shuttle or with your own car, but having a tour guide tell you about the history of the area and canyons is what makes this a special experience since my husband and I like to learn. Our guide William was very knowledgeable about how the canyon was formed, what each layer of the rocks were made up of and many other interesting facts. We did the sunset tour, so we stopped at Desert View where the Watchtower is to see it although it was closed on the inside so we couldn't go to the top. You can also see the Colorado River and the start of the grand canyon from this stop. We had a great time. Recommend a jacket or wind breaker as it got pretty chilly and windy once the sun went down.
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