Flagstaff, Arizona, is conveniently located right in the middle of a scenic Northern Arizona region that includes such ever-popular tourist spots as Williams, Sedona, and of course, Grand Canyon National Park. Flagstaff itself, though, is also a fun town full of charming shops, bustling restaurants, and memorable attractions. Local favorites include Walnut Canyon National Monument, Lowell Observatory, Coconino National Forest, Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona Snowbowl, Sunset Crater Volcano, and more. Flagstaff is also home to the campus of Northern Arizona University.
Flagstaff is also home to a significant number of tours and excursions that’ll take you to the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and beyond. Available tours that depart from Flagstaff include everything from elaborate helicopter tours to a variety of coach-van tours—several of which also offer guided hikes as part of their outings. Many of these tours will even pick you up from your Flagstaff-area hotel, ensuring that your touring experience will go as smoothly and enjoyably as possible.
Available Tours from Flagstaff
Many different tours depart from Flagstaff, Arizona. Here, in alphabetical order, is a list of tour companies that run tours out of Flagstaff, with a brief description of each one’s offerings.
Bus/Coach Tours from Flagstaff:
Angel’s Gate Tours operates nearly a dozen different tours that run all throughout the greater Grand Canyon region. These tours depart from a variety of different cities, and include everything from scenic sightseeing tours of the Grand Canyon to hiking and rafting tours appropriate for a wide range of experience and skill levels.
Canyon Dave Tours offers an extensive tour of the legendary South Rim of the Grand Canyon that runs from early morning to late afternoon. The price of a tour ticket includes entry to Grand Canyon National Park, lunch, and a variety of snacks and beverages. Private group tours are also available.
This very well-regarded tour company has been based out of Flagstaff, Arizona since 2013. They offer reasonably priced day tours of iconic Southwestern locations such as the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, and Sedona—as well as an all-inclusive multi-day tour that takes guests to all those same places (and more) as part of the same trip.
Grand Canyon Custom Tours is a Flagstaff-based sightseeing company that has carved out a niche for itself by emphasizing one specific element of the Grand Canyon tourist experience: they offer only two kinds of tours, both of which take you and your traveling companions to the “bottom” of the Grand Canyon, where you can get a new perspective on this world-famous attraction and the Colorado River that flows through it.
Great Venture Tours operates a number of tours that crisscross the scenic landscape of Northern Arizona; these offerings include everything from multiple different types of Grand Canyon excursions to tours of much-heralded Antelope Canyon. Prices vary from tour-to-tour, and there are an assortment of price-points from which to choose.
Part of the same family of tour operators as Sedona Red Rock Western Jeep Tours, Red Rock Western Grand Canyon Tours runs a series of coach tours each day from Sedona to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. These tours are reasonably priced and include a sunset-themed Grand Canyon tour as well as a tour that focuses on the history of the region.
Redstone Tours operates a variety of guided tours throughout the Northern Arizona region, leading everything from two-hour introductory excursions through the scenic town of Sedona to full-day outings that move along the world-famous South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Prices vary significantly depending on the type of tour selected.