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How To Pick The Best Bus Tours During a Las Vegas Grand Canyon South Rim Tour

  1. By Kevin
  2. On Apr 6, 2017
  3. North America
  4. Travel Tips

A trip to the Grand Canyon South Rim is a wonderful experience with great photo opportunities if you have enough time on hand. You should rather go for a trip to the West Rim if your time is limited. At a distance of only 140 miles from Las Vegas, it takes only two and a half hours by bus, while still offering fantastic views of this immense natural wonder.

On the way to the canyon most tours will stop at the Hoover dam, so you can enjoy the view and take some pictures. You will also drive through the so-called Black Canyon and see the ancient Joshua Tree Forest.

The Grand Canyon is huge in size. The majority of visitors take day trips from Las Vegas, which eliminates the North Rim, since it's too far. Let's look at a couple of tips when comparing Las Vegas Grand Canyon Bus Tours.

Grand Canyon Bus Tours

Breakfast will often consist of a snack which you enjoy on the bus, while lunch is in the form of a voucher which you can redeem at a restaurant on the way to the canyon (or sometimes at the canyon itself). On the way to the canyon most tours will stop at the Hoover dam, so you can enjoy the view and take some pictures. Most companies offering Las Vegas Grand Canyon bus tours have websites where you can make online reservations.

Most companies offering Las Vegas Grand Canyon bus tours have websites where you can make online reservations. It's best to book in advance to prevent disappointment if you will only be in Las Vegas for a day. During peak season the tours are often fully booked.

The Grand Canyon is huge in size. Let's look at a couple of tips when comparing Las Vegas Grand Canyon Bus Tours.

You will want to spend as much time there as possible once you arrive at the canyon. Some companies only spend two hours at the Rim, while the better ones give you at least three hours. At least one company allows a full four hours at the West Rim, so you can see all there is to see.

Grand Canyon Trips

When selecting a company, enquire about their type of transport. Some budget operators have small vans, which can become quite uncomfortable as the day passes. Try to locate a company that uses buses with features such as air conditioning, reclining seats, onboard restrooms and nice big windows so you can enjoy the scenery on the way.

You are in luck if your tour includes a guide and shuttles to transport you to and from the various points of interest. It's quite far between some of these points and in summer it can be uncomfortable and hot to walk. You can of course opt for one of the optional helicopter tours if you would really like to do it in style.

Tours that include meals, such as breakfast and/or lunch can be expected to cost more than others. Breakfast will often consist of a snack which you enjoy on the bus, while lunch is in the form of a voucher which you can redeem at a restaurant on the way to the canyon (or sometimes at the canyon itself). You should be back at your hotel in time for supper.