Pink Adventure Tours’ Hermits Rest tour is a great way to explore the wonders of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in a relatively short amount of time. This guided excursion—which departs from nearby Tusayan, Arizona—is led by one of Pink Adventure’s highly qualified staff members; in addition to being a certified tour guide, each one of Pink Adventure’s Grand Canyon guides is an official Wilderness First Responder. Your Hermits Rest tour will take you to some of the most popular spots along the South Rim—and it even includes a short hike and an IMAX movie ticket! Alternately, a version of the Hermits Rest tour that is timed in order for you to be able to watch the sun set over the Grand Canyon is also available.
Pink Jeep Hermits Rest Tour Details
This 3-hour-long tour showcases the world-famous Grand Canyon National Park in all its scenic glory. Your tour will begin at Pink Adventure Tours’ Grand Canyon headquarters, which are located at the National Geographic Visitor Center in Tusayan, Arizona. From there, you’ll load up into one of those classic pink Jeeps for an unforgettable adventure that’ll take you all along the breathtaking South Rim of the Grand Canyon. You’ll make stops at Yavapai Point, Grand Canyon Village, and Hermits Rest—where you’ll even be able to go on a one-mile-long hike. Included, too, is a ticket to the IMAX movie, Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets. The Hermits Rest tour runs 6 times daily, departing at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm. Tickets cost approximately $135 for adults, and about $120 for children between the ages of 7 and 15 years old. In order to go on the Hermits Rest tour, all children must be at least 7 years old. A sunset-version of the Hermits Rest tour runs twice each day, departing at 2:30pm and 3:00pm. Its tickets cost approximately $155 for adults, and around $140 for children between the ages of 7 and 15 years old. It also does not permit any children under the age of 7 years old to come along. For both tours, the price of your ticket includes admission to Grand Canyon National Park and the IMAX experience.
Pink Jeep Hermits Rest Major Highlights
South Rim, Grand Canyon: The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is unquestionably one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders. Your Hermits Rest tour will take you right along the edge of this major landmark, providing you with terrific insight into the history and geology of this special place.
Yavapai Point: Yavapai Point is where you’ll get your first glimpses of the Grand Canyon—a moment you’ll likely not soon forget! It provides some of the best panoramic views of the Grand Canyon; from here you’ll be able to see all the way down below to the Colorado River, as well as such nearby landmarks as Phantom Ranch and Bright Angel Trail. Yavapai Point is also home to the Yavapai Museum of Geology, where you can explore a variety of interactive exhibits relating to the natural history of this remarkable place.
Grand Canyon Village: Another stop along your Hermits Rest tour will be at Grand Canyon Village. This is one of the real hubs of the South Rim, a place full of history, terrific sightlines, and modern amenities. Here you’ll find such historic structures as Hopi House, El Tovar Hotel, Lookout Studio, and the Grand Canyon Train Depot.
Hermits Rest: Hermits Rest is found at the far west end of the South Rim’s National Park Service roadways. As a result, the area tends to be a little less crowded than some other points along the way—which means you’ll have plenty of time and space to enjoy the majestic views available here. This is also where you’ll catch Hermit Trail for a one-mile (round-trip) hike.
Is the Pink Jeep Hermits Rest Tour for You?
For those visitors to Grand Canyon National Park that are staying in the immediate vicinity of the South Rim and desire to go on a brief, guided tour of this stunning site, Hermits Rest is a good choice. This tour covers pretty much the entire paved-road expanse of the South Rim, with well-selected stops at various points along the way. It’ll give you a good taste of the Grand Canyon experience in a relatively short amount of time. If you’re traveling with small children, though, you’ll need to look elsewhere, as no children under the age of 7 years old are permitted on this tour. Also, there is a one-mile hike involved—which at various points features steep inclines and declines—so if you’d prefer an outing that does not include a hike, you might be best served looking elsewhere.