We offer custom private tours of Grand Canyon National Park. Our guides are very knowledgeable of this amazing natural wonder.
Worthy of its rank as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon overwhelms the senses and captivates the imagination with its spectacular combination of incredible scale, dramatic views, awe-inspiring rock formations, and untamed beauty. Over a mile deep (1.6 Km) at its deepest point, 18 miles (29 Km) across at its widest, and 277 river miles (446 Km) long, the Grand Canyon is deemed to be one of the world’s most visually commanding landscapes: an immensely majestic gorge with temple-like bluffs; plummeting depths; fiery chestnut cliffs, towering plateaus; and vibrant, labyrinthine topography dappled with deserts, plains, forests, mesas, lava flows, cinder cones, streams, waterfalls, and one of America’s premier whitewater rivers.
Grand Canyon is the crowning gem in America’s national park system. Also as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Canyon is considered to be of outstanding significance to the common heritage of the entire human race. John Wesley Powell, the one-armed Civil War veteran who took three months to explore the Grand Canyon by boat in 1869. He described its stunning vastness as “the most sublime spectacle in nature.” He wrote, “the glories and the beauties of form, color, and sound unite in the Grand Canyon. Forms unrivaled even by the mountains, colors that vie with sunsets, and sounds that span the diapason from tempest to tinkling raindrop, from cataract to bubbling fountain.”
Due to its broad scale, Grand Canyon National Park nourishes an extraordinary diversity of habitats within a remarkably compact geographic area. Its equivalent only found elsewhere in a 1,500-mile stretch. Its impressive biological résumé includes numerous rare, threatened, and endangered plant and animal species. These include the tassel-eared Kaibab squirrel, found only on the North Rim. Within the boundaries of the park, there are over 1,500 plant, 355 bird, 89 mammal, 47 reptile, 17 fish, and 9 amphibian species. Visitors may spot goshawks, porcupines, mule deer, elk, bighorn sheep, bald eagles, California condors, antelope, coyotes, mountain lions, northern goshawks, ground squirrels, or Albert’s squirrel (or tassel-eared squirrel).
Included sites are:
- The Grand Canyon south rim
- Mather Point
- Yavapai Point
- Grand Canyon Village
- Bright Angel hiking & mule trail
- Historic Grand Canyon Buildings
- Visitor Centers