If you want to experience the American southwest in a truly unique way, why not sign up to one of these epic Hummer tours in the Grand Canyon National Park?
As you trundle along the South Rim in an open-top Hummer, take in scenic overlooks and mind-blowing rock formations that make for dramatic photos. All you need to do is hang on tight and prepare to be wowed!
All these Grand Canyon Hummer excursions are on a small group basis unless otherwise stated.
These popular daytime adventures are a fun way to take in some of the best viewpoints overlooking the Grand Canyon, with a knowledgeable guide to help make sense of what you’re seeing. You will keep costs down by traveling with like-minded explorers.
Tours kick off from the South Rim throughout the day, so you can choose a time slot that fits in with the rest of your plans. You will stop at three to four viewpoints during the excursion, with free time to explore the area and take photos at each.
For something extra special, opt for an evening Hummer tour at the Grand Canyon and watch the sunset from one of the best vantage points on the South Rim. You’ll stop at several overlooks during the trip, arriving at the final one in time for nature’s “golden hour” show.
The color of the rock changes dramatically as the sun sinks below the horizon, making this the perfect time for taking photos.
For the full VIP experience, a private Hummer tour at sunset is the way to go. You’ll have your own private vehicle and guide, with room for up to 13 passengers. This is a great option if you’re traveling with family or friends.
The itinerary is the same as the one above, you just don’t have to share the experience with strangers!
Up the action by adding a scenic helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon to your tour. Your experience starts at the Grand Canyon National Park Airport’s helicopter terminal on the South Rim.
After a briefing, enjoy a flight over some of the region’s most dramatic terrain, with the pilot pointing out all the key landmarks.
Once you’re safely back down on the ground, it’s time for the Hummer tour, which meanders along the canyon rim and takes in all the major viewpoints. You can choose either a daytime or sunset ride.
Swap out the helicopter tour for a panoramic airplane flight over the Grand Canyon with this adrenaline-filled excursion. The aerial adventure begins at the airport just outside Grand Canyon Village, so you’ll need to make your own way there. The flight lasts around 40 minutes and passes over some of the most iconic rock formations in the canyon.
Next up is your two-hour Hummer ride, which can be enjoyed either during the day or the evening. You will return to the airport terminal at the end of the trip.
The cost of Grand Canyon Hummer rides varies depending on what is included in the tour. Prices range from cheaper daytime excursions to combination tours that also offer scenic flights.
Here’s a breakdown of the most popular Hummer trips in the Grand Canyon National Park.
Some Grand Canyon Hummer trips offer transfers from local hotels, so check to see if this is included in your tour.
There is a fuel surcharge for most Hummer rides, which is $10 per person and payable on arrival.
The following are usually included on Hummer tours in the Grand Canyon National Park.
Some tours also include:
Some Grand Canyon Hummer tours include hotel pickups and drop-offs within the national park. If this is something you require, then check the operator details carefully before booking.
Other excursions ask you to meet at the starting point which is usually in Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim.
If your tour includes a helicopter ride or airplane flight, the meeting place is the Grand Canyon National Park Airport, which is also on the South Rim.
Most Hummer tours in the Grand Canyon National Park last a couple of hours, which gives you ample opportunity to see the main sights. On some trips, you have free time before or after your ride if you want to spend longer at the canyon.
The ultimate time for Hummer rides at the Grand Canyon is during spring and summer when the weather is perfect for those picture-postcard photos. Visibility is generally better in the mornings.
The national park does get busy between July and August, so come outside these months if you want to avoid the crowds.
Sunset Hummer tours are available for those who want to see the canyon flooded with color as the day slowly turns to dusk.
On these tours, you begin your adventure by taking a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon, for a bird’s-eye view of the national park. Flights last between 30 and 50 minutes.
Then it’s time for a thrilling Hummer ride along the rim of the canyon, with stops at several top viewpoints along the way.
Combine two of the most popular Grand Canyon activities on this multi-experience tour. Your excursion begins with a 40-minute panoramic airplane flight over the canyon, with stunning views of the national park and the Colorado River far down below.
Aerial sightseeing highlights include Horseshoe Bend, the Painted Desert and Zuni Point Pass, as well as the Kaibab National Forest.
After your flight, enjoy a two-hour Hummer ride to overlooks such as Mather Point and Yavapai Point.
There is no age limit for Grand Canyon Hummer tours, so feel free to bring along your mini explorers. You will enjoy plenty of stops at viewpoints which also gives children a chance to stretch their legs and burn off a little steam after sitting in the vehicle.
Note that some tours require car seats for children up to 5 years old, so do check this with the provider before booking.
Hummer tours in the Grand Canyon National Park operate in rain or shine, so bring some waterproof clothing if you think it’s going to be wet.
If the weather conditions are so bad that a tour becomes unfeasible, then your excursion will be rescheduled, or a full refund offered.