Hiking the Best of the Grand Canyon

3 Days | Explore the beauty of the Grand Canyon with three breathtaking hikes in just three days

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Walking & trekking
NZD $3,255
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Get into nature and experience the best of the Grand Canyon by day and retire to your comfortable hotel on the canyon's rim by night. Take on three exceptional hikes across just three days and get to know this landscape and its fascinating history under the guidance of your local leader. Visit local museums and visitor attractions and dine at one of the area's most iconic restaurants with sweeping views of the canyon below. End your trip with a hike along the hand-cobbled Grandview Trail and a visit to the Desert View Watch Tower.

Trip overview

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Flagstaff, United States
Flagstaff, United States
Walking & trekking
United States
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Min 12
Group size
Min 1 - Max 9
Trip code
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Hike the expanse of Arizona’s Grand Canyon and take in the sweeping views of this iconic landscape with a small group of like-minded travellers by your side.
  • Get the inside scoop on the geological and cultural history of the land surrounding you with local guides who are passionate about the area and love sharing their knowledge.
  • Tuck into dinner at a charismatic local restaurant that overlooks the canyon below.
  • After days spent on your feet, be rewarded with comfortable accommodation and hearty meals that rejuvenate your weary legs.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a hiking trip, so a good fitness level will help you enjoy all included hikes and activities.
  • This trip involves hiking up to 6 miles/10 km per day, and up to a total of 18 miles/29 km per trip. You can expect significant elevation gain/loss.
  • On this trip, you’ll be required to carry a daypack weighing approximately 8-12 lb / 3.5- 5.5 kg.
  • Please note for December 2023 - April 2024 Departures: The trail for Day 2's hike, the Bright Angel Trail, is closed between December 1, 2023 and April 14, 2024. During this time period, we will descend the Hermit Trail, which features big views, fossils, Native American history and a unique look at the geology of the Grand Canyon. Distance is 3-6 miles (5-10 km), elevation gain/loss of up to 2150 feet (655 m).


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3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners


Private vehicle


Hotel (2 nights)

  • South Rim - South Kaibab Trail Hike
  • Grand Canyon - Bright Angel Trail Hike
  • Grand Canyon National Park - Dinner at Historic El Tovar
  • Grand Canyon - Shuttle to Flagstaff
  • Grand Canyon-Desert View Watchtower visit
  • Grand Canyon-Grandview Trail hike

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Important notes

1. Please note this trip requires a minimum number of booked customers to guarantee the departure. Your Booking Agent will advise at time of booking if the departure has met minimum numbers. If minimum numbers are not met, you will be advised no later than 30 days out from departure. We recommend arranging flights and related travel services once your departure is guaranteed. In the event that your departure is cancelled due to minimum numbers not being met, a full refund will be provided of monies paid.

2. A completed registration form is required to join these trips. You will not be confirmed for the trip until your form has been received and reviewed. We may ask for a medical release signed by your physician for medical conditions or circumstances which could possibly compromise your safety or the safety of others on this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.

3. A signed disclaimer (Acknowledgement of Risks Form) is required at the time of booking for this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.

4. To help ensure this trip is right for you, this trip is subject to additional ‘Essential Eligibility Requirements’ – see the ‘Itinerary Disclaimer’ section of the Essential Trip Information for further details

5.This trip is operated and run by Wildland Trekking, an Intrepid company. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Wildland Trekking customers and Intrepid customers.

6. You will meet your guide and group at the Little America Hotel in Flagstaff for an orientation meeting at 5:00 PM the evening before the trip begins. Your guide will then pick you up at your hotel the next morning for transport to the trailhead. This trip will conclude at approximately 5:00 PM on the last day.

7. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Essential Trip Information

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5 out of 5 based on 1 reviews submitted.
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Nadya · Traveled March 2024
Absolutely loved this trip. Everything from the location to the hikes, the guide, the fellow hikers was great! Will definitely do another Intrepid / WildLand Trekking tour again in the near future!
Review submitted 17 Mar 2024
Hiking the Best of the Grand Canyon
NZD $3,255