All-day Grand Canyon • Indian Ruins • Volcano • Christian Tour

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Flagstaff, US
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Flagstaff, US
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Experience the adventure of a lifetime with the All-day Grand Canyon Indian Ruins Volcano Triple Park Tour! Join Canyon Ministries on this thrilling Christian tour that combines geology, archaeology, and history from a biblical creation perspective. Explore the majestic Grand Canyon National Park, discover the ancient Native American Indian ruins at Wupatki National Monument, and witness the explosive landscape of Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. With changing views and stunning scenery, this full-day tour is sure to captivate the entire family. The price includes entry fees to all three parks and bottled water. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to delve into the wonders of nature and history. Book your adventure now!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 10 hours
  • Suitable for 1-12 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Scenic views of San Francisco Volcanic Field
  • Spectacular South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
  • Exploration of ancient Native American Indian ruins
  • Stunning scenery of Navajo Nation and Painted Desert
  • Hands-on experience with volcanic rocks at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
  • Bottled water
  • Binoculars
  • Blankets
  • Entry fees to all 3 parks
  • Umbrellas
  • Lunch
  • Optional gratuity for your guide

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Escape to the wonders of nature with the Full-day Grand Canyon, Indian Ruins & Volcano Christian Adventure. This tour, offered by Canyon Ministries, takes you on an unforgettable journey through geology, archaeology, and history from a biblical creation perspective. Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Grand Canyon National Park, explore ancient Native American Indian ruins at Wupatki National Monument, and experience the explosive landscape of Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. With changing views and stunning scenery, this tour promises to captivate the entire family and provide a unique perspective on the wonders of the world.

What to expect?

Embark on a 660-minute adventure filled with awe-inspiring sights and enriching knowledge. The tour starts in Flagstaff, taking you through scenic views of the San Francisco Volcanic Field, where cinder cones punctuate the landscape. You'll journey to the Grand Canyon National Park, where you'll be treated to panoramic views of the South Rim and Desert View Drive. Explore ancient Native American Indian ruins at Wupatki National Monument and learn about the biblical Tower of Babel and the migration of people groups. Finally, delve into the otherworldly landscape of Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, where you'll witness the remnants of volcanic activity and learn about lava tubes and spatter cone formations.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for nature lovers, history enthusiasts, and those seeking a deeper understanding of the world around them. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a curious explorer, the Full-day Grand Canyon, Indian Ruins & Volcano Christian Adventure offers a unique perspective that caters to a wide range of interests. Families, couples, or solo travelers will all find something captivating on this tour.

Why book this?

Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature and gain a biblical perspective on the world's most awe-inspiring landmarks. This tour stands out with its focus on geology, archaeology, and history from a biblical creation viewpoint. Led by knowledgeable guides from Canyon Ministries, you'll gain insights into the biblical Creation Week and the global Flood, connecting the scientific and spiritual aspects of these natural wonders. With entry fees to all three parks included and bottled water provided, this adventure offers incredible value and an unparalleled educational experience.

Good to know

Please note that lunch is not included in the tour but can be purchased at the market and deli at Grand Canyon Desert View Watchtower. Alternatively, you may bring your own lunch, although large coolers may not be accommodated on the tour vehicle. Remember to dress comfortably and bring adequate sun protection, as the Arizona sun can be strong. The tour vehicle will pick you up and drop you off at the Doubletree Hotel in Flagstaff. Prepare for breathtaking views, possible wildlife sightings, and a day filled with adventure and knowledge.


Customers rave about the Full-day Grand Canyon, Indian Ruins & Volcano Christian Adventure, praising the knowledgeable guides who provide engaging insights into the geological, archaeological, and historical aspects of these landmarks. Visitors have appreciated the unique perspective offered and the opportunity to connect their faith with the wonders of nature. The tour is praised for its value and informative nature, leaving participants with a profound appreciation for these natural wonders. Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to explore the Grand Canyon, Native American Indian ruins, and volcano landscapes with Canyon Ministries.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Flagstaff

Departing the Doubletree Hotel in Flagstaff, our journey to the Grand Canyon takes us through scenic views of the San Francisco Volcanic Field, with cinder cones dotting the landscape and views Humphreys Peak, the highest point in Arizona and capped with snow most of the year.

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Grand Canyon National Park

Arrive at the spectacular South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park. Price of park entry is included in the tour. Keep an eye out for elk as we drive 10 minutes through the park to our first stop.

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Yavapai Point

Start near Yavapai Point for a restroom break, followed by our first views of the Grand Canyon with an introduction to the canyon's features and spectacular geology. From there, we can see the Bright Angel Trail, Phantom Ranch, and the Kaibab Suspension Bridge, along with views of the Colorado River far below.

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Grand Canyon South Rim

Explore the best of the Grand Canyon's South Rim and Desert View Drive, with stops at key overlooks. During our time at the Grand Canyon, we will discuss the biblical Creation Week and global Flood found in the book of Genesis and how it relates to the features and formation of the canyon's geology. We will then talk about the events that we believe carved of the Grand Canyon.

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Grandview Point

Stop at Grandview Point with distant views of the Colorado River and Tanner Rapid. While there, learn about the Wild West people history of the Grand Canyon, including copper mining and maybe a river trip story or two!

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Grand Canyon Desert View Watchtower

Stop at Desert View for our lunch break, with food options at the Market and Deli. Featuring hot foods, salads, and sandwiches, along with a small grocery store. You may also opt to bring a lunch with you during the tour, though we may not have room for large coolers on the tour vehicle.

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Navajo Nation

Descend 3,000 feet from the Kaibab Plateau as we drive down into the lands of the Navajo Nation. With dramatic views of the Little Colorado River Gorge and distant Painted Desert, our journey is filled with stunning scenery and wild west wonderment.

Wupatki National Monument

Explore Native American Indian ruins nearly 1,000 years old, surrounded by the high desert grasses and red rocks of this landscape. We will talk about the biblical Tower of Babel, Ice Age, and migration of people groups around the world, including the Ancestral Puebloans whom the nearby Navajo called the "Anasazi" that lived in this area. We will see the distant Hopi Mesas where these Ancient Ones (Hisatsinom) moved to. Keep your eyes open, as there's always the possibility of seeing pronghorn antelope, coyotes, or birds of prey in this landscape.

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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Our drive from Wupatki to Sunset Crater Volcano climbs around 2,000 feet from desert rocks and grasses to tall Ponderosa pines as we explore the otherworldly landscape of the San Francisco Volcanic Field. Our destination is Sunset Crater Volcano, the most recent eruption in the area. Once there, we will embark on a loop trail to get up close and hands-on with the volcanic rocks here, and learn about lava tubes, caves, and spatter cone "hornitos" that surround us. The trail loop is optional, with additional viewpoints or shorter routes for those not wishing to to the walk.

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The scenic views continue on our drive back to Flagstaff. With the best views of the San Franciso Peaks all day, the landscape often holds other surprises to see, such as deer, elk, meadows, and fields of wildflowers. We arrive back at the Doubletree Hotel for drop-off typically around 6:00 p.m.



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Luke was an excellent tour guide. He was kind, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to be around. He seemed to enjoy the experience as much as we did! We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone seeking an insightful and enjoyable experience at the Grand Canyon.


It was a great tour Luke was our tour guide. He was a very knowledgable guy. You can tell he loved what he did. I really enjoyed it very much.


I really love Canyon Ministries and the love they have for others in accommodating families with special needs children. I'm truly thankful for them and recommend them to anyone wanting to visit places with a company that understands. I really appreciate how they picked us up from our hotel and how our tour guide shared his amazing testimony on how he became born again after being an atheist throughout childhood and early adulthood. The trip itself was comfortable and so nice to see the Grand Canyon, Indian ruins and sunset volcano all in one day. It was a truly memorable experience for us and we appreciate our tour guide taking pictures of our family for us at each spot as well. Thank you Canyon Ministries and praise God for such a blessing!


I wanted to love this tour, but I didn’t. It takes a certain energetic personality to be a good tour guide, especially on a full day trip. Our tour guide was a lovely person, but he just did not have the skillset needed to give an engaging, full day tour. The ride there was an excruciating hour and half of what came across as a monotone sermon. Kids were bored and so were at least some of the adults. At the Canyon, I did not feel the creation story was told effectively, and I was disappointed in the way some things were said. The place we stopped for lunch was crowded and we had to wait a long time to get what turned out to be really bad food. At the remaining stops, the tour guide did not give us much, if any, information and background on them. All in all, I think it comes down to what you are looking for in a tour. Perhaps others would feel differently, but I cannot recommend this tour based on my experience.


The tour was fantastic! Our guide, Eddy had a wonderful testimony and we learned a lot about God's amazing creation through catastrophic events.


Eddy Bessler was a FANTASTIC tour guide. He gave us a new Biblical perspective on the formation of the Grand Canyon, Desert View and Wupatki monument, Sunset Crater monument. We asked tons of questions (sometimes x2) and he was so patient. He always gave us the Biblical view and scriptural references. He pointed out the difference in rock stratification. I would do it again! I've already referred friends to this tour.


Luke was amazing and spiritually sound. He was funny, personable, knowledgable, interactive, considerate and well rounded. Always honoring God and leading us to examine our own understanding. Would recommend to anyone. Scenery was amazing, unable to put into words. Cost was reasonable and we were well taken care of.


This experience was amazing. We learned so much scientifically and biblically. The tour was go with the flow and relaxed with biblical teachings periodically. Our tour guide, Bruce, was incredibly knowledgeable and anointed to teach the Word of God. The kids were a little tired by the last two attractions but it was still 100% worth it. The bus was comfortable and we didn’t have to worry about gps and just took in the sights!


Nothing was mentioned about the events of Genesis 10–11 and migration from Babel to the Americas. It seemed like we were getting minimal information without good explanation of where we were and what we were seeing. (The same information was repeated several times). We felt there was much more that could have been covered. The Sunset Rim tour the evening before (with Luke) was wonderful and we got much more information in 4 hours than the 10 hours with Eddie. Eddie is very nice and maybe If we hadn't done the 4 hr Sunset rim, we wouldn't have known what we were missing. However, he also neglected to provide helpful information, leaving us to feel left in the dark when going from place to place. Half of us ended up eating a "rushed meal" at a "snack stop" unaware we would eat lunch at a nice restaurant within the hour. Also, it may have been different had we not had another couple with us that he spent a lot of time talking to.(It may have been very different had it just been our group)?? I am just very thankful we did the sunset tour so my grand kids did still get a lot from our visit overall. Unfortunately, I do think we were left with gaps in our understanding by not getting the in-depth education the second day. I was looking forward to the kids learning about "Babel.


The trip was amazing! Eddy did a fantastic job of explaining how the Grand Canyon came to be from a biblical lens while using science in a way that we could all understand. He also shared his story and testimony which helped explain his purpose and how God prepared him throughout his life to be a tour guide. He was very accommodating and wanted to make sure that everyone was comfortable and enjoying themselves. If anyone is coming to this part of the country, I will be telling them about Canyon Ministries!
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