For the very latest version of this tour it is recommended to download the NEW GyPSy Guide app. Search the App Store for "GyPSy Guide" - look for the red & white icon.

GyPSy Guide’s narrated driving tour for Grand Canyon South National Park is an excellent way to enjoy all the benefits of a guided tour while you explore at your own pace.

There are 190+ audio points that play automatically along the tour route, featuring the best things to see and do, stories, tips and driving directions.

Professional tour guides share advice on how to prioritize your time at recommended “not to be missed” viewpoints, suggested side-trips and places of interest.

Tours work offline, using free GPS signal and location services, so no data roaming, network, or wifi is required while touring.

Visit for route maps, sample commentary and tips & advice.

It’s Just Like Having a Tour Guide in Your Car™


On the 1 – 1.5hr drive towards the Grand Canyon South Rim, listen to fascinating stories and a plan for exploring the Park.

We’ll make a quick geology recap interesting, share the achievements of a woman who shined in the male dominated field of architecture, tell you about some of the local wildlife, recount the drama of some unscrupulous entrepreneurs and direct you to where you can learn more about local Native American tribes.

Once inside the Park, we tour straight to the best viewpoints of Mather and Yavapai on a loop around Grand Canyon Village. Then our drive extends along Desert View Drive, to the many recommended viewpoints including Grandview, Lipan, Duck Rock, culminating with a visit to Desert View Watchtower.

The tour officially starts and ends at Williams, Flagstaff or Cameron. Or you can join and pick up the commentary anywhere along the route. Narration will automatically trigger at the next commentary point.


Highlights along the tour route include

• Grand Canyon South Village
• Mather Point
• Lipan Point
• Desert View Drive
• Yavapai Point
• Duck Rock
• Grandview Point
• Tusayan Ruins & Museum
• Desert View Watchtower
• Route 66 Town of Williams
• San Francisco Peaks
• Little Colorado River Gorge
• Chapel of the Holy Dove

Don't miss out on the best stops and stories. Enhance your National Park experience with our audio driving tours.

++ Continued use of GPS/Location Services in the background increases battery usage. We strongly recommend taking a cigarette style (DC outlet) car charger. Avoid using a direct connection to the USB port of a rental vehicle.

** iPad models must include a GPS chip. Please note that Apple only install these on the iPad Wifi + Cellular models. Wifi only iPad models have limited location service capabilities and are unable to play commentary automatically.

The apps are larger in size in order to work offline. You must be on wifi to download as the store may block the download over cellular networks.


GyPSy Guide™ produce award winning narrated audio tours along scenic drives and road trips around the world.

Enjoyed by travelers who prefer to set their own pace and itinerary on vacation, but enjoy a fun, informative and educational guided experience while driving themselves.

Our goal is to provide a great introduction to the region and inspire you to learn more and return.

None of our apps include paid advertising or placements for benefit.

What’s New

Version 3.5.2

Changes on this version make it easier to upgrade to the All NEW GyPSy Guide app.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
192 Ratings

192 Ratings

Lolathegr8 ,

Fantastic app

I bought this app after purchasing the Gypsy app for Yellowstone and Grand Tetons national parks. I was so impressed by the first app, I knew I needed this one when I went to the Grand Canyon. The app starts in Flagstaff (& other areas leading to GC) so there is a build up about the history of the area as you get to the Grand Canyon. Literally like having a tour guide in your car but at a tiny fraction of the price. The narrator has a pleasant voice and talks enough to be informative but not all the time so you can just enjoy the scenery as well. We went in August when there were no guided tours and limited rangers in the park due to COVID. That made this app all the more essential but I would highly recommend this app even when the park fully reopens. Since it operates on GPS, there’s no need to worry about Wi-Fi coverage. It worked flawlessly, always knowing where we were to tell us what attraction was coming up & some history about it. (Suggestion - I’d like to see a Gypsy app for the Sedona Arizona area. Having information about what you are seeing as you travel makes the experience all the more enjoyable & the Gypsy app does a great job).

Developer Response ,

Glad you enjoyed your tour!
A NEW GyPSy Guide app is now released in the App Store so you can keep and purchase all of your tours in one place. Free to download and contains instructions to transfer your old tours, like this one, to the new app.
This is the link here on the App Store:
Please help other road trippers by copying your review over to share in the new app too.
Happy Travels!

Jodi & Jenkins ,

Unbelievably AWESOME! WOW!!

Our first trip ever to the Grand Canyon and for the first day we did a two hour Pink Jeep Sunset Tour. I thought it was pretty good... until we did the next day on our own with this APP. OMG! I wish I had done this before spending all the money for the paid tour. We stayed in FlagStaff and played the APP the entire day. My 9 year old LOVED it. Even on our return drive from park, he wanted to keep listening to the stories about the Grand Canyon and associated people. Very informative, not just about the Grand Canyon but also the surrounding area. Excellent recommendations of other things to do and see, and we totally followed through on some of the recommendations. This app and the guided touring was SO good, that it’s availability for other travel destinations could very well influence where we decide to go on a future vacation. Best $7 spent on the vacation with a value that was at least 100-fold. Thank you GyPSy Guide. I cannot stress just how much of a MUST DO your Grand Canyon guide is. Made our first visit perfect and memorable!

Developer Response ,

Glad you enjoyed your tour!
A NEW GyPSy Guide app is now released in the App Store so you can keep and purchase all of your tours in one place. Free to download and contains instructions to transfer your old tours, like this one, to the new app.
This is the link here on the App Store:
Please help other road trippers by copying your review over to share in the new app too.
Happy Travels!

hoverboarder ,

Extremely well done app with great content

Everything about this app went well beyond our expectations. We visited the Grand Canyon from Sedona via Williams today. The audio had our group of 3 adults and 2 children captivated and looking forward to each new clip. My 4 and 7 year old were engaged throughout the drive and asked to turn it back on on the drive back. The content was polished and interesting to all ages, and the narrator was perfect. Our kids didn’t ask for their iPads the entire trip and learned a ton of cool facts! We were so delighted to see the audio content matching up with our surroundings - it almost felt like we had a tour guide with us in our car. I was skeptical, but the app worked without a hiccup throughout our entire trip. The interface is very well done, simple, friendly, and intuitive. After the trip, everyone wanted to know what other tours were available, and we look forward to trying them when we get the chance!

Developer Response ,

Thanks hoverboarder. Always happy to hear we can capture the attention of kids. Hope to be touring with you in some of our new destinations soon too. #gypsyguide

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