The history of Grand Canyon Custom Tours dates back to 2007. At that point in time they were known as Grand Canyon Jeep Tours, and they were devoted to taking guests on remarkable excursions to the bottom of the magnificent Grand Canyon via off-roading 4X4 vehicles. Today, the company name is different, and the vehicles are state-of-the-art, custom-built coach vans—as opposed to four-wheeling jeeps—but the mission is the same: providing all tour participants with a unique and remarkable day-long outing to the beautiful Colorado River at the heart of the iconic Grand Canyon.
Popular Grand Canyon Custom Tours
Grand Canyon Custom Tours points out that while over 6 million people visit the Grand Canyon each year, on average only a miniscule 5% of those visitors ever make it all the way to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. These tours can make that happen for you, too.
Inner Canyon River Tour
This tour departs daily from Flagstaff and/or Williams between 8:00am and 9:00am; it routinely makes it return stops between 5:00pm and 5:30pm. On its way to the bottom of the Grand Canyon your tour will also travel through historic Seligman, Arizona. At the bottom of the Grand Canyon, ample time will be provided for questions, walking, and photography—if you so desire, you’re even permitted to take a swim in the Colorado River! Ticket prices run approximately $270 for adults, and just over $200 or so for children
Inner Canyon River Tour (with hike)
This tour option is identical to the Inner Canyon River Tour, with the only exception being that when you arrive at the very bottom of the Grand Canyon, you will be able to go on a 1.2-mile hike through the famous Narrows of Diamond Creek—an acclaimed piece of local scenery most visitors to Grand Canyon National Park never get to experience.
Things to Know & Insider Tips
- It is typically considered polite to tip your tour’s guide something near 20%, as this sort of gratuity is not included in the price of your ticket purchase.
- Grand Canyon Custom Tours is very flexible regarding its ticket options: if you decide, even as late as while on your actual tour, that you would like to participate in the hiking portion of the outing, you may do so—no matter how you actually made your initial reservation.
- Both Grand Canyon Custom Tours tour options include a complimentary lunch that you can enjoy while exploring the bottom of the Grand Canyon. A variety of cold drinks are also provided throughout the day.
- Regardless of whether or not you intend to go on the hiking portion of your Grand Canyon Custom Tours tour, it is a good idea to wear comfortable, durable footwear during your excursion. The area at the bottom of the Grand Canyon can be rocky, difficult terrain; it is always best to be prepared!
Is Grand Canyon Custom Tours for You?
Grand Canyon Custom Tours is a good tour option for those visitors to the Grand Canyon area that have a very specific interest in exploring the bottom of the Grand Canyon. This tour is not designed to be a comprehensive tour of the Grand Canyon; as a result, if you want to see a great deal more of Grand Canyon National Park, or you would like to go on tour that is educational and informative, you are better off looking elsewhere. However, if you really want to be one of the few visitors to the Grand Canyon that can leave it saying you’ve actually been to the very bottom of the entire thing, well then this is the right experience for you!