5 Reasons to Take a Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour

5 Reasons to Take a Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour

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The secret’s out: The bus tour to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim is one of Las Vegas’ hottest day trips. If it’s not yet on your list of things to do in Sin City, here are 5 reasons why this bus trip should be:

#1 – The views are incredible – This is the Rim you see in National Geographic. Mather Point, Yaki Point, Yavapai Observation Station and more are here, giving you unparalleled views of the Canyon below.

#2 – The drivers are great tour guides – Professionally trained, these folks know the road like the back of their hands, providing entertaining and informational insights on the way that you won’t get anywhere else.

#3 – The luxury bus is fun – These are state-of-the-art motor coaches with lounge-style seats, TV’s, and over-sized windows. The ride is smooth and comfortable. Great for families, groups, and special occasions.

#4 – The souvenir shopping is phenomenal – When it comes to gift shops, the one at the Bright Angel Lodge is the place to go. Hats, t-shirts, minerals, DVDs, day packs, magnets, food specialties. You name, it’s here.

#5 – It’s cheap – Tours start at $80 per person and include lunch, guide, and up to three hours at the Rim. You also get to see Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, where you pull over for a photo stop. Now that’s a bargain!

This bus tour is an all-day trip that takes 15 hours to complete. Tours, which include pick up and drop off at your Las Vegas hotel, depart at 7 a.m. The rim is 277 miles east of Las Vegas and one-way drive time is 5.5 hours (it goes fast aboard these luxury buses).

Dress for the season. Summer means shorts, running shoes, t-shirts and hats. Bring sunscreen and water, too. It gets cold at the South Rim during the winter so “layer” and be prepared for brisk temperatures, as the Rim’s elevation is 6,000 feet.

The three big Las Vegas-based tour bus operators are Grand Canyon Coaches, Papillon Tours, and Grayline. Based on reviews and travel forums, Grand Canyon Coaches gets the most praise for comfort, safety, and value.

It’s best to book your Grand Canyon bus tour online and in advance as this is a popular trip that sells out. If you want the best deal, buy direct online from the tour operator. These companies compete hard with each other and offer their best rates on their websites.

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