- By Kevin
- On Mar 19, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
We had the best time on the Grand Canyon day trip from las vegas.what a greatday,picked up on time,bus was comfortable which was good as it is a long day...First stop at the hoover dam only a short stop off but more than enough time,then onto the main reason for the trip grand canyon skywalk,there are 3 visiting points once you arrive at the canyon.
We went there as last stop to make sure we had more time at the other 2 sites,we attended eagle point first as this is where the skywalk was as suggested by our bus driver,just in case there were queues,but on arrival we only waited about 5 mins to get out onto the skywalk,views are amazing.From there we moved onto guyano point using the shuttles provided which were prompt and travel time was only about 7 mins.Views once again were breathtaking.
Lunch is provided at each of the points we chose to have lunch at guyano as it said the views were amazing to sit and have lunch,which they were,and lunch was lovely as well.After a great day the dreaded trip back,but it wasn't to bad,one pitstop on the way back to hotel,to use loo and get refreshments,then dropped back at hotel doorstep.I have previously done a helicopter flight over the canyon on aprevious visit to vegas,but would highly recommend this tour over it.Great way to break up your trip away from the strip.
It was easily the highlight of our vacation.Nice accommodations by picking us up at our Vegas hotel to the bus terminal,quickly getting everyone through the line and onto buses.The trip itself was long about 12 hours from pick up to drop off and the drive to the canyon was long,but our driver,Tommy,kept it very entertaining.We did drive through Boulder City and stopped at Hoover Dam with some recorded tour guide to tell us fun facts and history about our drive and about Las_Vegas trip on the way to and from the canyon.The canyon itself was breathtaking.
There are no words to describe how awesome in the literal definition seeing it was up close.There are NO guardrails anywhere and it can be very windy there,so be sure to bring a jacket and some good shoes.We did do the helicopter/boat ride and skywalk options,and if I had to do things differently I would likely NOT pay for the skywalk.It was fun,but they do not let you bring anthing onto it with you,including cell phones,so the only photo opportunities you get are the ones they provide for 16 for one photo or 65 for all photos.
Granted,the photos do turn out pretty well,but that's another added expense on top of the hundreds of dollars you likely had already paid.We did not visit the Ranch,as we were stretched for time having done both the helicopter tour/boat ride and skywalk,but it sounded like it was more geared towards families and younger kids.Our favorite spots were definitely Eagle Point and Guano.
There are usually a ton of people there less at Guano,but if you get creative and are brave enough,you can take good isolated photos that make it look like you're the only person there.Guano has a nice high point that overlooks the surrounding canyon,perfect for panoramic shots.