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  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Duration:  15 hours (approx.)

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Sit back and relax as your coach driver takes you on a narrated journey from Las Vegas to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. You can upgrade your tour to include discounted tickets to the incredible IMAX footage of the canyon at the National Geographic Visitor Center on the only South Rim bus tour that makes a stop at the center.


  • Fully narrated bus tour to the Grand Canyon South Rim and National Geographic Visitors Center from Las Vegas
  • Enjoy a complementary 15-20 minute photo stop at the Hoover Dam Bridge!
  • Upgrade to view the most watched movie in IMAX history, The Grand Canyon Discovery and Adventure
  • Only South Rim Bus Tour that stops at the National Geographic Visitor Center
  • Take a 2-hour jeep tour along the rim
  • Time to explore the Grand Canyon at your own pace
  • Entertaining and informative commentary from your driver/guide
  • Pickup and drop off from Las Vegas hotels

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

It's a long drive but a scenic one, and you visit the most beautiful part of the Grand Canyon. Plus, you can customize the tour to suit your budget and interests -- stick with free time at two of the most popular lookout points or upgrade with an IMAX film, jeep tour or helicopter flight!

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What You Can Expect

Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades

Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades

Depart Las Vegas on a luxury bus for a day at the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. On your exclusive stop at the National Geographic Visitors Center you'll enjoy lunch (included) before viewing National Geographic's exhibits of the Grand Canyon, including the amazing photo gallery.

Next, it's on to the National Park where you will visit the two most spectacular lookouts, Mather Point and Bright Angel Lodge. Take a hike along the various trails to lookouts such as Mather Point, visit the historic El Tovar Lodge, shop for souvenirs or simply sit and gaze at the awe-inspiring beauty of this seventh wonder of the natural world.

There is approximately 1.25 hours at each look out point and 1 hour at the Grand Canyon IMAX Theatre.

IMAX Option:
You'll get a spectacular taste of the Grand Canyon if you attend a screening of the most watched movie in IMAX history, The Grand Canyon Discovery and Adventure. The footage captured by airplanes, helicopters, hang gliders and canoes is truly incredible.

Viator Exclusive - Jeep Tour w/ IMAX Option:
Meet your guide at the entrance to the park for a 2-hour jeep tour along the rim. Your guide will tell you are the canyon’s history, dramatic geology, wildlife and the extraordinary landscape of this natural wonder which are revealed through stories, facts and legend. Travel along the stunning South Rim, ending at Grandview Point, and witness some of the most expansive, gorgeous and magnificent vistas! Your tour finishes at the IMAX theater for your movie viewing.

Helicopter Upgrade:

Why not upgrade your tour to include an approximate 25-minute helicopter flight over the amazing Grand Canyon. There really is no better way to experience the magnitude of this wonder of the world. With this option you will not visit Mathers Point.

Please note: The listed price does not include a $10 per person processing fee for Tour payable at the time of tour check-in. The fee is required by our local supplier and is not within our control

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fantastic visit to South Rim with upgrades. Our driver, Milton, was wonderful well informed and knowledgeable. He explained many things and also had pertinent dvd's on board about Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon. These were informative and gave context to the day, much better than just time-passing movies. I upgraded to include IMAX movie, which provided context and history of what was being seen. At the last moment, I also upgraded to the Jeep and really enjoyed seeing the Canyon up close and personal. You do need to understand that this trip is a commitment to a long, long day -- but so well worth it! Can't wait to go again! Thank you all. . .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Once in a lifetime experience! This place was beautiful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was a great trip and tour bus and guide, the driver was great as well, the only negative thing is just not enough hours in a day to discover the whole Canyon from different points of Rims to tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour was great and the tour description was accurate!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

the trip was excellent, the view's beautiful and the bus ride was comfortable.
highly recommend anyone doing this tour to join the jeep tour, the guides are very pleasent and informative, and you'll experience a VIP like view of the South Rim.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great Tour! Long day...but well worth it. The Grand Canyon is amazing....

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was an awesome trip. The bus driver did an excellent job considering the amount of time he was behind the wheel. This is a full day from 06 am to approx. 11 pm. The views from the south rim were amazing, but we booked the optional helicopter ride over the canyon where the views were breathtaking, and that made this trip unforgettable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was great. Roderick, our driver, was very knowledgeable about the area and provided guidance so we could get the most from our time at each stop. Would definitely recommend to others.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This bus tour was from 6 am to final dropoff at the hotels of 11pm. DO NOT SCHEDULE ANYTHING ELSE THIS DAY. VIATOR NEEDS TO DESCRIBE THE DAYS TIME MORE IN THE DESCRIPTION OF THIS TOUR. The company performing the tour was great and the drivers were highly professional listen to them. Plan on budgeting a generous tip for your driver because they will deserve it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

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