Las Vegas Grand Canyon Tours
You've got to be living under a rock if you think you'll get bored in Las Vegas. From slots and buffets to shows and roller coasters, there's something for everyone in this Mecca of entertainment, including tours to the Grand Canyon.
Las Vegas Grand Canyon Tours
My thinking is this: If you've made the 125-mile journey to Grand Canyon West, the Skywalk is mandatory. That's my opinion. I do know others who prefer a more simplistic experience. If that's you, then go with the Silver Package. Why? Because it includes a delicious homemade lunch, which, after an hour on the rim, you'll be starving.
The West Rim is located 120 miles east of the Vegas, while the South Rim is 277 away. Go to either by bus, helicopter, or airplane. They're priced right and make visiting the "big ditch" a blast. Let's take a closer look at what's available...
Grand Canyon Bus Tours
Bus tours go to the West Rim and the South Rim. Departures are in the morning. These trips are all-inclusive and come with free hotel pick up/drop off, lite breakfast, lunch, and Park fees.
West Rim bus ride options include:
South Rim bus ride options include:
Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours
West Rim helicopter flight options:
I recommend you take a morning helicopter flight. Better visibility and smoother air.
Grand Canyon Airplane Tours
Air tours are the fastest way to reach the canyon. They are conducted aboard Vistaliner aircraft, which can seat up to 19 people and are captained by two FAA-approved pilots.
West Rim airplane flight options:
South Rim airplane flight options:
West Rim V.S. South Rim
Las Vegas travelers must choose between a visit to the West Rim or the South Rim. Here are some bullet points that will help you decide:
How to Buy a Las Vegas Grand Canyon Tour
The Las Vegas travel market is very competitive. Prices are low, quality is high, and offerings are abundant. Despite this, shop around.
Leverage the Internet. The best tour deals are clearly on the Web these days. Do not purchase in Vegas from concierges or ticket booths. These tickets come with a huge mark up and/or put you in the back of the bus, so to speak.
Purchase your Grand Canyon tour in advance. Especially during high season, which runs from March through November. Same-day bookings will cost you a king's ransom. I suggest reserving two weeks in advance.
Grand Canyon Tours Make Vegas Special
Vegas is overflowing with things to do. But if you really want to make this trip special, take a Grand Canyon tour. Budget travelers should consider a South Rim bus tour, while adventurous folks might want to do a helicopter ride to the bottom with boat. No matter what your inclination, there's a canyon trip for you. Make sure to book in advance so you get the experience you want.
Have a Grand Day,
P.S. Did you know today's luxury buses come equipped with spacious seats, individualized A/C units and large viewing windows? If you are a traveler who prefers ground transportation, take a look at my Top 3 Grand Canyon bus tour companies.