What are the best Grand Canyon tours from Vegas?
Grand Canyon tourism has been boosted for all the right reasons and every season. Nowadays, tourists, after arriving in Las Vegas, want to tour the Grand Canyon, but they face a lot of choices of how they want to tour the Grand Canyon, what type of transportation, West Rim or South Rim, and what days are the best days to travel. It can be overwhelming. Therefore, we decided to develop a guide informing you about the different modes of transportation for your upcoming Grand Canyon tour from Las Vegas.
But, the question is why is the Grand Canyon so famous, and almost all the visitors that come to Las Vegas want to flock to visit this mesmerizing natural element? The canyon is 277 miles in length and 18 miles in width, the Canyon was formed after undergoing six million years of erosion. It is touted to be the largest geographic wonder in the world, and even Rhode Island is comparatively smaller than the Grand Canyon.
Despite contributing tremendously to the tourism industry of Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon is a bit of distance from Las Vegas. The South Rim by motorcoach is 4.5 hours from Las Vegas and 2.5 hours to the West Rim. The West Rim is where you can experience the Grand Canyon Skywalk and there is a $25.00 fee for entrance. It is also available within the different tour packages. Therefore, if you want to experience the scenic views of the Grand Canyon, here are the best ways to see the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas:
1. Drive through the roads in style:
The roads to Grand Canyon are smooth paved roads, not like the old days with bumpy dirt roads. Tour with a qualified driver / guide and you can choose the Jeep Treker in a small group of 10 or less or Mercedes Sprinter with 14 or less guests. But if you’re on a budget then the Luxury Motorcoach Tours would be your option, which can offer you a journey in style and comfort. Bus Tours are the least expensive and offer you unmatched comfort. Most tours include lunch. Picnic Lunch or fast food dining. Vegas Tours also offers “Private Excursions” in small groups of 7 to 14 passengers. Available upon request call or email for a price quote. 866-218-6877.
1. OUR MOST POPULAR TOUR:
Vegastours.com offers an exclusive tour that can’t be beat. And is our best seller, it is the South Rim Grand Canyon Bus and Hummer Adventure! Combination Tour…
The buses are customized with off-road support to offer you an unmatched luxurious experience. The guides appointed in the South Rim Hummers are seasoned with the region’s routes and take you to places at the South Rim where the bus tours do not operate.. Therefore, you can rest assured that your Grand Canyon tour from Las Vegas will be filled with fun and excitement. The tour length is apporox, 14 hours round trip ( hotel to hotel ). Also the South Rim Bus & Hummer Tour only picks up at selcted hotels and sells out fast. If you opt out of the hummer combination tour and just want to visit the South Rim by bus and save alot of money then a budget tour would be the best choice. Such as the Grand Canyon South Rim Tour from Las Vegas. The Grand Canyon South Rim tours only pick up at selected hotels, as there is about 200 of them, so check with Vegas Tours if your hotel is listed. If not, they will pick up at a hotel that is close to yours.
2. Las Vegas to Grand Canyon by Helicopter:
If driving through the long roads of Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon is too overwhelming an option for you, there is always another choice. The quickest way to get to the canyon is by helicopter to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon and save at least 2 hours of your overall journey time. It’s only a 40 minute flight and you get to fly below and above the rim of the Grand Canyon. The added advantage of opting for a Grand Canyon Helicopter tour from Las Vegas is that you are availing yourself of the most enticing views from the sky. While viewing Las Vegas Valley, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Arizona Desert. There are many Las Vegas tour options by helicopter to the canyon. The standard tour is approx. 3.5 hours round trip with landing at the bottom and a champagne toast with snacks. This tour can sell out very, very fast and on different days up to 2 -3 weeks in advance, there are only 3 helicopter tour companies in Las Vegas and transport up to 200 – 300 guest per day. No kidding. We highly recommend you make reservations as far in advance as possible. Don’t wait untill the last minute. Visit the link for our popular “Windancer Helicopter Flight ” or if you want to spend as long as possible at Grand Canyon West then our ” Grand Canyon Indian Territory Helicopter ” tour fits the bill perfectly, but availablity is extremely limited and departs at 10 AM. The tour length is 7 hours Round Trip.
Along the way from Vegas to the Canyon, you can have an aerial view of Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, wild horses running through the sagebrush deserts, watching the planes take off from the Harry Reid International Airport, and much more. Trust us when we say this –you will have a dramatic moment when you arrive at the breathtaking Grand Canyon. The limestone and sandstone layers will emit enticing hues while exposed to the sun’s rays, taking your heart away. Tours depart from the Las Vegas strip. And speaking of the strip…. Take a romantic Strip Flight above the bright neon lights of the Las Vegas Strip at Night.
3. Take the Skywalk:
A 70-foot-long bridge has been constructed across the Grand Canyon to give tourists a panoramic view of Grand Canyon West, Home of the Hualapai Indian Tribe. This is again one of the most enchanting ways to view the vastness of the west rim of the canyon. The walk-over glass bridge offers a freak-out factor capturing your heart and taking your breath away with the 180 degree views offered with its glass bottom, which lays the Grand Canyon exposed underneath your feet.
The Skywalk is situated at a height three times higher than the Empire State Building that approximately amounts to 4000 feet above the Grand Canyon ground level. Walking over this glass bridge would be one of the best Grand Canyon tours from Las Vegas. But, one thing you might not like is that phones and cameras are restricted on the skywalk, but they do have free lockers to store your items. Some of the tours allow you to pre purchase the Skywalk Tickets in advance so you don’t have to stand in a long line to buy your entrance ticket. It will save you alot of time to see other areas of the canyon and gift shops. There are 3 different places to eat at the canyon, but we would recommend the Skywalk Cafe. ( Better Portions ). The Luxury Motorcoach Tours that offer a pre paid skywalk ticket are limited. There is only 2 different bus lines in Vegas and Skywalk tickets can be purchased in advance. Check it out. Discount rates apply.
4. Fly higher in the sky:
Instead of opting for a helicopter ride, you can take a flight from the Boulder City Airport to the South or West Rim of the Grand Canyon and reduce your traveling time by half. Generally, the aircrafts flying in the region are equipped with large windows, allowing you to take pictures of the scenic view above the sky.
Flights might be more reasonable if you want to explore the Grand Canyon from the South or North Rim. Also, you can explore the entire region on foot by landing on the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. The airplane tours can also be modified with the addition of a Hummer or Boat ride to make your Grand Canyon tours from Vegas further exciting.
5. Small Group Tours from Las Vegas
If you don’t want tp travel with alarge group tour of 50 or less in the motorcoach tours, then a small group tour from Vegas is the ideal choice. The small group tours offer a more personal experience and less time doing pick ups and drop offs at a bunch of hotels ( we have over 300 hotels in Vegas ) then a small group tour to Grand Canyon is a great option. Note that they sell out very fast. As they are groups og 6, 10, 14 or 30 guests traveling on the tours. The # 1 tour to Grand Canyon West is the Mercedes Sprinter Van with only 14 passengers and includes lunch. Our One Day Tours has great reviews and is the most economical priced tour. We recommend booking at least 3 to 6 weeks in advance. If you want to tour in a small group tour with the 40 minute helicoptter tour option from Grand Canyon West the 6 in 1 tour is a great experience with landing at the bottom, and with time allowing you can experience the Skywalk. All the tours have a lunch included. The small group tours from Las Vegas are approx. 10 to 11 hours round trip with 3 hours at the canyon.
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The way down from the Colorado River towards the Grand Canyon is an enticing route you wouldn’t want to miss out on. You can always opt for boat rides down the River to explore the entire region. Check out the best Grand Canyon tours from Las Vegas packages and pick the one that best suits your budget and your needs.
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