Canyon Country


Canyon Country


Grand Canyon PHOTO Tour



Grand Canyon Photography Tours include:



*  Entrance fee to Grand Canyon National Park

*  A delicious lunch per person

*  Bottled water throughout the day.

*  Grand Canyon Tours INCLUDE SUNSET.

*  Professional Photography instruction throughout the day


For individuals registering separately, our limit is 4 adults per standard Photo Tour. If 4 or more are in your party and register together at full price, your tour will be a private tour.


Unless booked as a private tour, there may be other photographers or their guests on this photography tour.




Tours start from Flagstaff and from Tusayan / Grand Canyon Village. Times for pickup are determined by the time of year.


Lunch is provided at one of the famous Grand Canyon lodges.


Our afternoon stops will be along Desert View Drive where numerous locations offer a bounty of images and views.


Our day ends near Desert View or where ever the conditions of that day are favorable for the best possible sunset composition of the Grand  Canyon.  The Desert View Watchtower in itself is great photo subject. Depending on the light, we will stay out after sunset as that is when spectacular skies can occur!


We will then return to Flagstaff, Grand Canyon Village or Tusayan, and your hotel.


For NON-PHOTOGRAPHIC Tours   - See the DAY TOUR page. (click here)



Photo Tour Cancellations 10 days in advance will receive full refund minus a $40.00 processing fee per person.

Cancellations less than 10 days from your scheduled date will receive a 50% refund. 5 days or less from your reservated date, there are no refunds for cancellations.


*Inclemete Weather*

Weather at the Grand Canyon can vary greatly by the minute and by the location within the Canyon. We want SAFE TOURS and will never put clients in position of danger. High winds exist, especially during spring but can be present throughout the year. We conduct our tours during this weather. Fog comes and goes at the canyon and can make for some of the most creative images. Lightning storms need to be treated with caution. They produce incredible opportunities for beautiful images but also opportunities for injury. We treat them with utmost caution and keep clients in our van if storms are near by.


Winter weather (snow and ice) can limit the locations that the GCNP has open access at. We will photograph at the locations that are available that day - safety is our number 1 concern even above "getting the shot". Winter weather and snow offers some awesome photo opporunities and views.


Cancellation of tours is exceptionally rare but may happen - if determined by Canyon Country Tours that this is the case, we will either reschedule or refund in full.


*What to Wear & Special Needs*

Any "Special Needs" should be noted at the time of your reservation. This includes medical as well as dietary. The most strenuous thing of our day will be getting in and out of our vehicle as we will not be doing any climbing or trails.


Again, weather changes can occur rapidly. Layer clothing and wear a hat. A jacket or sweatshirt should be brought as evenings can get into the 30 degree range even in summer. Sunscreen should always be worn and moisture wicking clothing is recommended. Bring chapstick. Although we will do all that is possible to help, it is your responsibility to check the weather and to bring what  you will need. Comfortable shoes should be worn, with an emphasis on support. Although we don't go on trails, there can be uneven ground and rocky terrain in some locations. Please plan for this.


*Rates and Payment*


Individual Photographers @ $295.00 plus tax


If booking together with others as a group -


2 Photographers  @ $280.00 ea.     ($560.00 plus tax)

3 Photographers  @ $265.00 ea.     ($795.00 plus tax)

4 Photographers  @ $250.00 ea.   ($1000.00 plus tax) **

5th Photographer @ $230.00 addl. ($1230.00 plus tax) **

6th Photographer @ $230.00 addl. ($1460.00 plus tax) **

** Denotes an Automatic PRIVATE TOUR!


Non-Private Photo Tour participants must be at least 18 years old unless part of a private tour or accompanied by an adult over 18. Requested age variance will be considered if written information of skill level is received prior to the trip and upon review of our directors. Please email written requests to


Non-photographers @ $160.00   (Photographers are always booked first  -  Non-photographers are WELCOME and may accompany a full priced photographer if space is available or reserved seat at the photographer rate.


Sunrise Tours are $500.00 addl. (total +tax) for 1-4 photographers and $50.00 for each additional photographer. This is is about 5-6 additional hours to a standard Photography Tour.


If the tour is a PRIVATE TOUR, non-photographers are priced as photographers.

PRIVATE PHOTO Tours   can be booked based on availability. There is a minimum charge of $1000.00 for a Private Tour which includes 4 people. Per person rates still apply above 4 people.  If the tour is a PRIVATE TOUR, non-photographers are priced as photographers.


Times and schedule will be customized to your needs. Please contact us to discuss your Private Tour needs at 888-520-0024 or email -

*What Camera Gear to Bring*


* A Tripod (highly recommended and should be used)

* Extra batteries and memory cards

* Camera instruction book (if available or good working  knowledge of your camera's controls and functions)

* A wide angle lens 16mm - 35mm or similar

* A short to medium lens 24mm - 70mm or similar

* A medium to long telephoto lens 70mm - 200mm or similar is suggested.

* Polarizing filters for your lenses.

* Graduated neutral density filters (are very helpful)

* Remote shutter release (wired or wireless)


We want you not to have to "Photoshop" your images to any degree when you get home!


Things we will discuss are Composition, Lighting, Focus Stacking, HDR, the use of Live View, Histograms, and Photoshop / Lightroom post processing and much more!

*Liability Waiver *

Although Licensed and Insured and Authorized by the GCNP and ADOT, a "Liability Waiver Release" form is required to be completed and signed prior to your tour.


Some physical activity is involved even though we do not hike below the rim. Please note our restrictions at check out.

Reservations must be booked and paid for in full in advance with   M/C, Visa or Amex. If your booking is made more than 2 weeks in advance a 50% charge is made at that time with the balance charged approximately 7 days prior to your tour.


See actual details at Check Out


All prices will have local sales tax added at check out





Private PHOTO Tour

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Canyon Country Tours is a tour company in Canyon Country of Arizona. Canyon Country Tours specializes in Photography Tours of the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Oak Creek, Flagstaff, Antelope Canyon in Page Arizona, Monument Valley and surrounding areas. Canyon Country Tours are Photography Tours designed for professional photographers and enthusiasts. Canyon Country Tours Grand Canyon Tours are Sunset Tours for Sunset Photography and Night Photography. Canyon Country Tours does landscape photography and Macro Photography. Canyon Country Tours makes sure you get great Photographs. Canyon Country Tours are also enjoyable for non-photographers because we take our time and make sure that you get great memories. Canyon Country Tours does not rush. Canyon Country Tours of the Grand Canyon is headquartered in Flagstaff Arizona. Canyon Country Tours also does tours of Boyce Thompson Arboredum  and the Phoenix Botanical Gardens for Cactus Flowers in the spring. Canyon Country Tours of the Grand Canyon welcomes you.