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Grand Canyon East Rim Drive by Jeep and IMAX Movie

Grand Canyon East Rim Drive by Jeep and IMAX Movie

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Grand Canyon Village, United States
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Good for avoiding crowds

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Get to know the Grand Canyon on this guided Jeep tour around the East Rim. Begin with a visit to the Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center’s IMAX Theater and watch “Grand Canyon: the Movie.” Then choose one of three different tours: a daytime voyage and two sunset options. Enjoy amazing views of the Grand Canyon’s brilliant colors and various rock formations while learning about the history and geology of the area from the expert tour guide.
  • Grand Canyon Jeep tour from the South Rim along famous East Rim Drive
  • Take a scenic drive through Grand Canyon National Park and stop at lookout points to soak up the views
  • Choose from three options including a day tour, sunset tour, or extended sunset tour
  • Watch a gorgeous sunset illuminate the canyon
  • Learn about the area’s history, geology, and flora and fauna from your guide
  • Discover the wonders of the Grand Canyon during a fascinating IMAX movie
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Professional guide
Fully guided tour
Gratuities
450 AZ-64 , 450 AZ-64, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023, USA
This activity will end right where it started.
This Grand Canyon tour begins

in the town of Tusayan, AZ. Travel to Grand Canyon National Park and stop at the National Geographic Visitor Center’s IMAX Theater to watch the film entitled, “Grand Canyon: the Movie,” an entertainment experience unlike any other. Being here, inside the movie, is as good as being there, in the Grand Canyon, on a screen that’s over six stories tall with 12,000 watts of earth-shaking, digital surround sound power.

The featured film is a journey over, around, and through the Grand Canyon. Explore all 277 miles with the mysterious Anasazi tribe, ancestors of the modern Pueblo Indians, who inhabited the canyon 4,000 years ago, and John Wesley Powell, famous for his exploration of the canyon and the raging Colorado River in 1869. Then fly like an eagle over the rim and swoop into the depths of the canyon, complete with a whitewater rafting trip down the raging Colorado River below.

Following the movie, choose from three different Jeep tours—a daytime adventure and two sunset options. The daytime tour runs provide plenty of scheduling flexibility while the sunset tours are a bit more limited on timings.

On the daytime tour, ride from the East Rim to the South Rim and soak up the scenery at various lookout points, including the Desert View Watchtower, a 70-foot-high stone building that serves as the highest point on the South Rim. On a clear day, see more than 100 miles into the distance. Along the way, learn about the history of the Grand Canyon and the geologic forces that helped to create it. Also, find out about the various people that inhabited and explored the canyon, as far back as 4,000 years ago.

On the sunset tour, enjoy the same style of travel and sightseeing as the daytime tour, with the added bonus of an incredible Grand Canyon sunset to top off the day. Choose from two departure times each highlighted by a breathtaking sunset—an exhilarating palette of colors exploding across the canyon's giant rock cliffs. Look on in amazement as the shadows cover the gorges and canyon walls in rich orange, rust, and red colors.

The tour ends with a return trip to the town of Tusayan for a hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Duck on a Rock Viewpoint
Learn about erosion, canyon formation, local flora and fauna
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Grandview Point
Learn about the history of Grandview Hotel, the local flora and fauna, and snap photos! Enjoy a short walk
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Grand Canyon Desert View Watchtower
Enjoy a short walk and some free time at the Desert View Watchtower. Learn about the history of the watchtower and Mary Coulter
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pipe Creek Vista
Quick photo stop and a short walk is next on the itinerary. Stop off at Pipe Creek Vista and talk about the trails and hiking at the Canyon. Learn about the human history of the area
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Grand Canyon National Park
Your tour starts at the National Geographic IMAX Theater where you'll watch an awe-inspiring film in the air-conditioned comfort of the IMAX theater. The 34-minute Grand Canyon IMAX movie opens your eyes to a Grand Canyon that most people don’t know about. Showing you glimpses of human and geological history from 4,000 years ago to today, the movie immerses you in the history, mystery and unparalleled beauty of one of the most famous natural wonders in the world.
Duration: 34 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • If the Day Tour is selected, please provided your preferred departure time in the Special Requirements field at check- out
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Pink Jeep Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Grand Canyon East Rim Drive by Jeep and IMAX Movie?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Grand Canyon East Rim Drive by Jeep and IMAX Movie?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Grand Canyon East Rim Drive by Jeep and IMAX Movie?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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star-1
Terrible experience with viator
Andrea_A
, Mar 2022
I got to the counter and they said that I did not have a reservation . It was paid for via Viator and was not avail . I had to cancel with Viator which I have but for a refund yet and and Re purchase my tickets with pink Jeep terrible experience with Viator
star-5
Excellent tour!
KarenM_R
, Feb 2022
We took a tour of the Grand Canyon with Dave and it was a spectacular experience! Not only did we get to areas we couldn't get to on our own, but the information was great! A wonderful and educational way to see nature's wonder!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour! Would go again.
Ronald_D
, Nov 2021
The sunset and watching the changing colors. Our tour guide as fantastic! Would highly recommend this tour we learned a ton more than going on our own.
star-5
Originally had a...
Shawn_Y
, Oct 2021
Originally had a scheduled departure of 4:30, received a phone call at 3:15 asking how far away we were, then was informed that the trip time was changed to 3:30 and that Viator was notified of the change. We never received an email or update of the change. The company held the Jeep so we could make the tour. Pink Jeep Tours gets 5 stars for their handling of the situation, Viator gets 1 star for the lack of communication that almost cost us our tour and money.
star-5
Great trip! Will go again.
Judith_M
, Oct 2021
Jason was a great tour guide. He provided us with history & interesting plant information. It was great that he took photos of every group.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great day
Paul_D
, Jun 2021
I took the whole family it was fun and informative we got much more from it than we expected conferrable ride nice people will do it again
star-5
Worth the cost
Leanne_M
, May 2021
Rick was an excellent guide! We (ages 8-71) thoroughly enjoyed our morning tour. Our 11 year old grandson insisted on buying a Pink Jeep Tour hat so his friends will ask him all about it.
star-2
Nice views, cold ride home, long walk to and from hotel
Thaddeus_P
, May 2021
I can’t go above 2 stars because of such a poor ending and long walk to the pickup. The operator’s driver picks you up a long 35 minute walk, 2 miles from the yavapai lodge at the el tovar hotel. We didn’t have a car because we rode the train in and stayed 3 nights so we booked a guided tour. Extremely inconvenient. Then drove past my hotel for the east rim tour. Was about 5 or 6 stops about 30 miles out. Some views were quite spectacular. The driver Maddie was friendly, lively and knowledgeable. All of the sites you can access by car if you have one. Nothing off road in a big 4 wheel drive pink jeep that holds 8 people. You must wear a mask in this open jeep too. Then the long cold ride back and being dropped so far from the hotel. We were on our honeymoon and my wife had to walk 35 minutes down the dark road back to the resort we passed on the way back. Dangerous with cars flying by at top speed on entrance road. The operator/owner knows the blue national park service shuttle line isn’t functional and was well aware that customers would be left this way. I wouldn’t suggest this experience because the end was so poor walking down a dark road about 2 miles with unknown wildlife create uncertainty. Could have easily picked us up and dropped us off without any extra effort. The movie is handed out to each customer to watch when you have access to a DVD player . Avoid
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Sunset
charlene_b
, May 2021
Sunset. Perfect spot. Jason was wonderful, extremely informative and fun.Would highly recommend Pink Jeep Tours .
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Good time
Jackie
, May 2021
Amazing views, very informative. Sam was a great tour guide. Had a real knack for showing us the best views and went out of his way to take photos of us and inform us of what makes the Grand Canyon so grand.
star-4
Nice Tour
Ann_N
, May 2021
Our guide, Jack, was excellent and we enjoyed the tour. However, had we known where we were going to stop we wouldn't have gone to a number of those places on our own earlier in the day. We also found the side facing seats not as comfortable as forward facing because you have to constantly turn around to see a lot of things or you don't see a lot.
star-4
Great experience
Dawn_L
, Feb 2021
We loved our guide Haley. She was very knowledgeable and shared lots of info. We had a beautiful sunset. It was really cold when we were there in February.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour.
Steve_M
, Nov 2020
We enjoyed this tour very much. Bryan was knowledgeable, energetic, and passionate about the Grand Canyon.
star-5
Grand Canyon Delights at Sunset
Stephanie_B
, Oct 2020
Wow! Totally enjoyed our tour wish Sam, we definitely learned more by riding along with him. I am sure we saw some views that we would not have seen on our own. I highly recommend taking the sunset tour - the Grand Canyon showed off beautifully. Thanks again. Mike & Steph 10-27-2020
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Gran Canyon Wonder
Richard_D
, Mar 2020
Jewel was a wonderful guide. She is very informative and very helpful for the guest. She adapted to us very well.
star-2
Pink stink
Ustwo
, Mar 2020
We were expecting a drive through some rough terrain not paved roads that we could of easily driven in our own truck. Very disappointed.
star-5
Pink Jeep Tour Rocks!
kjump2019
, Oct 2019
Everything about the trip was great but our driver/tour guide was at the top of the list! I’d recommend this tour to anyone visiting this area.
star-5
Great Experience!!!
Paul_B
, Apr 2019
It was a cold and extremely windy day. We were quite comfortable with heated seats and the blankets provided by Pink Jeep Tours. Sam, our guide, was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable about the canyon and about the area and knew how to treat people with varying degrees of acrophobia. He told us great stories and took us to all the best viewing points. He also took an abundance of photos that are definitely framable. I would definitely recommend Sam and the Pink Jeep Tours for anyone seeing the canyon. So much better than trying to figure it out on your own.
star-3
Our guide was great - every...
Cheryl R
, Jan 2018
Our guide was great - every knowledgeable, but the areas we saw could also be seen on our own. We did go to an Indian museum and village remains that we had missed. Check the park maps to see all the different stops and do it on your own, if you can.
star-5
Karla was out driver. She was so...
Francene S
, Nov 2017
Karla was out driver. She was so knowledgeable,nice and drove beautifully.We loved her. Francene

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