Pink Jeep Tours was founded in Sedona, AZ in 1960, meaning that they’ve been operational for over 50 years! Today, they transport over 300,000 passengers each year from four different locations: in addition to their original Sedona headquarters, they have bases in Scottsdale, AZ, Las Vegas, and even Tusayan—just outside the Grand Canyon National Park’s entrance. Pink Jeep Tours pride themselves on two main components that set them apart from other ground tour companies. First, their incredible tour guides—all of whom are certified in first aid, CPR, and the rigorous Smith System Driver Training program; some of whom have completed Certified Interpretive Guide training and some of whom are multilingual. Second, their iconic pink Jeeps—which, it turns out, are much more than just a Jeep! These Jeep Wranglers are purchased new, then entirely rebuilt (over 9 weeks!) to create a touring vehicle of exceptional comfort: adding extra room for passengers and a superior suspension system to minimize bumps along the edge of the Canyon.
Pink Jeep Tours’ combination of exceptionally trained drivers and specially designed vehicles allows them to bring your farther along the edge of the Canyon’s South Rim than the National Park’s shuttle service can go, giving you the chance to explore some of the most unique, beautiful, and rarely seen lookout points the South Rim has to offer.
Pink Jeep Features and Amenities (included in most tours):
- Complimentary pickup from your Tusayan hotel (*when departing from the Grand Canyon location)
- Complimentary IMAX movie: “Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets”! (*when departing from the Grand Canyon location)
- Custom, comfort-designed Jeep Wranglers with extra room and exceptional suspension. Vehicles can be closed and climate controlled on your way to the Canyon, or opened to allow the best sights (and sounds, and smells!) possible while exploring the Rim.
- Tours personally narrated by expert tour guides passionate about the Grand Canyon and trained in Interpretive Touring: questions and interactions between passengers and guide are highly encouraged!
- Several tour guides are multilingual (available languages include Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Italian, and Portuguese)
- Rain ponchos included in each Jeep in case of unexpected inclement weather
- Pink Jeep Tours run year round: departures begin at 8:15 in winter and 7:15 during the rest of the year
Notes and Things to Improve:
- Please note that Pink Jeep tours do not drive into the Canyon, as there are no roads available; however, if you choose the Grand Hike Tour (for more athletically included sightseers), you can go down below the Rim
- Food is not included on most Pink Jeep Tours; however, passengers are welcome to bring lunch or snacks—and it’s definitely a good idea to bring lots of water! (Note, though, that alcoholic beverages or items in glass containers are not allowed on the tours for safety reasons)
- If you have to cancel your tour, please do so at least 48 hours before departure: otherwise you’ll be charged the full tour fee. If you do cancel with at least 48-hours’ notice, though, there is no charge (and you can choose to change the time of your tour if desired)
- Pink Jeep Tours is committed to reducing their carbon footprint: thus, tour vehicles are filled, and unless you’re a large party, there will be other people on the tour with you. Many passengers write rave reviews about the opportunity for bonding with others, however!
Sample of Popular Pink Jeep Grand Canyon Tours
Grand Entrance Tour:
This 2-hour-long tour is perfect for sightseers short on time who still want to see as much of the Grand Canyon’s South Rim as possible! You’ll travel along the edge of the Canyon on Desert View Drive in an open-air vehicle—allowing you to take in as much of the sights and sounds as possible—and stopping at numerous sightseeing locales for picture-taking and further explanation by your tour guide. This extremely knowledgeable tour guide will even bring you past the last stop of the National Park’s shuttle service, all the way to the remote and incredibly beautiful Grandview Point—originally one of the South Rim’s most popular lookouts, and now all but abandoned. You’ll even have a bit of time for exploration before an equally stunning return drive.
Grand Deluxe Tour:
This unique tour takes you to the Grand Canyon’s most remote yet unbelievably spectacular location—the East Rim. Sit back and enjoy the desert breeze, windowless view, and personalized explanations about everything you’re seeing. You’ll stop at multiple points of natural beauty and/or historical significance: from ancient Native American Hopi lands, to unbeatable views at Navajo Point (the highest location on the East Rim!), to the lookout at Lipan Point, the manmade Desert View Watchtower, and so much more! In addition to unsurpassed natural beauty, you’ll explore historically significant landmarks as well as Native American art and artifacts—and your tour guide will weave each point of your journey into an incredible narrative tapestry!
This 9-10 hour day trek leaves from Las Vegas, adding something truly spectacular to your Vegas vacation! Experience an incredible drive in an enclosed “Tour Trekker” vehicle across the Mojave Desert, past Lake Mead, and through a Joshua tree forest before arriving at the Grand Canyon’s West Rim—the traditional lands of the Hualapai Nation. A Western BBQ lunch at the Hualapai Village is included in your tour. You’ll also have the chance to visit several iconic West Rim locations: Eagle Point, home of the 4,000-foot-high glass Skywalk bridge (the price of the Skywalk isn’t included in the tour, but it is an available add-on for those without a fear of heights!); Hualapai Ranch, a recreated Wild West town complete with cowboy performances; Guano Point, one of the most spectacular lookouts, offering almost 360º panoramic Canyon views!; and more. (Please note that hotel pickup and drop-off, lunch, and unlimited water are all included. However, no children under 2 are allowed on this particular tour.)
An extensive 13-hour adventure from Las Vegas, this tour will truly make your vacation in the American Southwest complete. Enjoy the sights and sounds of your trek through the desert aboard your luxury vehicle, complimented by the informative and entertaining narration of your expert tour guide. Upon arrival at the National Park, you’ll have the opportunity get out and explore a variety of the most significant nearby vantage points. Highlights include Mather Point (the first introduction to the Grand Canyon) and Yavapai Point, as well as Bright Angel Lodge and the National Park Visitor Center. Complete your journey with a chance to purchase authentic Native-made crafts and other souvenirs. (Please note that children under three are not permitted on this tour).