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

Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades

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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 November 2015

Fab trip, long day but worth it. We were booked on a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon but it was cancelled due to high winds - better safe than sorry, just means we will do the trip again next year .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The best bus tour we have ever been on !! Well organised with ample stops,great on board entertainment and information. .great lunch with choices. The only way to visit the Grand Canyon!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I am giving this tour 5 stars because I would not have missed the trip for the world as seeing the grand canyon was something Im glad I did not miss.
However there are a few points I would like to let people know about:

1, We were aware of the early start and the long day start at 6:15 am returned at 10:15 pm but the way the day was built could have been better,when we were first collected from our hotel we were taken to a central point and then told the coaches that we needed to board from this point.

2, On our way down to the Grand Canyon park we only had 2 stops, one at the Hoover dam for about 20 mins the Dam is great by the way and then another stop at a MacDonalds this time but for 30 mins this time. 2 passengers came back about 8 mins late but the driver Eric went up the coach and started to berate the passengers in front of everyone and then said on the P.A system that we should not wind him up as he will berate the passengers who are late.

When we got to the National Park we got into the Jeep tour and our tour guide was brettley he was just great showing us great views all round the canyon.it was a great tour with a great guide. 5/5

3, On the return trip the one and only stop was at a petrol station with a subways inside it, there was no seating in the subways and was for 25 mins only.

4, When we got back to Las Vegas our Driver Eric told us that he would not be dropping us all off at our hotels and a 2nd coach would collect us and drop off at the hotels as required!

Eric made 2 drops and then said over the P.A where he would be dropping off and the other passengers would have to go on the other coach, when he made his final drop at the 2nd coach place some passengers got off and did not give him a tip! so he berated them over the P.A system calling them dots and calling the other driver on his mobile phone to tell him too! We also had a driver learning on our coach called stan, I hope he does not learn too much from Eric.

Very poor driver

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Absolutely amazing. The driver was great and the automated information throughout the trip were amazing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I'm glad we did the tour. Hoover Dam was pretty awesome, but the Grand Canyon is a must see. Really enjoyed the Jeep tour at the canyon. The bus trip from Las Vegas is very long but worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Loved it had a great time ... The only one thing I didn't like was the seating on the bus was not comfortable ... I have been on many Bus Tours but this bus had uncomfortable ... Other then that awesome Tour ... Would do it again...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fantastic The coach journey was a necessary evil to get to the grand canyon but ,oh my word it was worth it.
Tour guide/driver was very informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fun and great experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Long trip but worth it. dont miss it

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