Were you aware that Las Vegas, NV, is the Grand Canyon motor coach trip capital of the U.S.? That's right. Sin City, situated just 120 miles from the West Rim, runs coach trips to the canyon every day of the year. I put the best packages side-by-side. Have a look. I'm confident by the end of this write-up you'll discover the tour that best suits you.
First thing to figure out is which rim you would like to visit. There are two: The West Rim as well as the South Rim. The West Rim is closest. Buses take 2.5 hours to get there from Vegas. The Park is 270 miles away and needs a 5.5-hour journey. Most West Rim trips have you back by early evening. South Rim excursions get you back to your accommodation around 9 p.m.
The West Rim is renowned for things to do. First and foremost, it's the only place where helicopters are allowed to fly to the base of the canyon. You may also take a Colorado River boat ride. Ultimately, there's the Skywalk, the internationally renowned glass bridge that lets you strut 70 feet past the border.
The The Park is known as the "official" National Park. The most famous pictures of the canyon were taken here. The Park is also renowned for its extraordinary lookouts, like Mather Point, Yavapai Observation Station and Yaki Point. There's also Grand Canyon Village, the commercial hub of the South Rim, and numerous hiking trails that let you go underneath the edge.
West Rim and South Rim of the Grand Canyon bus tours stick to the same path and start by skirting the edge of Lake Mead before cutting south over the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge. Almost all excursions double back for a Hoover Dam photo stop on the Arizona section of the Dam.
West Rim travelers will turn off at Diamond Bar Road for West Rim of the Grand Canyon.