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  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Duration:  12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Explore the wildest and deepest part of the Grand Canyon on this day trip from Las Vegas. Travel through the Mojave Desert, across the Colorado River and along famous Route 66 until you reach the canyon, where you’ll take a narrated coach tour and experience the South Rim’s highlights. See towering rock formations, stop for scenic walks along the rim, and enjoy a picnic lunch while admiring the views. Your knowledgeable guide will ensure a comfortable, informative and enlightening experience. Upgrade to include a exhilarating helicopter tour to catch even more stunning views!


  • Grand Canyon South Rim day trip from Las Vegas
  • Travel through the Mojave Desert, across the Colorado River and along famous Route 66
  • Take a narrated coach tour of the canyon’s highlights and see towering rock formations and river rapids
  • Enjoy free time to take scenic walks along the rim, shop and visit interesting exhibits
  • Upgrade to enjoy a thrilling helicopter flight!
  • Snacks, a picnic lunch, water and transport by air-conditioned minivan included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

It's a nice balance between guided and free time at the most stunning part of Grand Canyon, with the option of taking the views to the next level with a helicopter ride.

What You Can Expect

Best Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Las Vegas with Optional Helicopter Tour

Upgrade to Include a Helicopter Ride Over the Canyon!

You’ll be picked up from your Las Vegas Strip hotel in the morning and taken on a comfortable 5-hour drive to Grand Canyon National Park. Travel through the Mojave Desert, across the Colorado River and along famous Route 66, making rest stops along the way.

Your vehicle comes equipped with comfortable seats, large viewing windows and a DVD entertainment system. Enjoy a morning snack of muffins and juice, as well as assorted snacks and bottled water throughout your journey.

When you arrive, you’ll take a narrated coach tour of the canyon’s highlights. Marvel at the deepest and widest part of the canyon from three different viewpoints with your guide. Enjoy amazing views of towering rock formations, river rapids and side canyons that can't be seen from the canyon rim.

You’ll spend three hours in the park, with time to stop and enjoy photo opportunities, take scenic walks along the rim, shop at the local stores, visit cultural exhibits and have a picnic lunch.

Arrive back at your Las Vegas hotel in the evening.

Upgrade: Helicopter Tour
Enjoy a thrilling 45-minute helicopter flight! Admire breathtaking views of the canyon through wraparound windows as you fly over massive Kaibab National Forest, home to some of the world’s largest ponderosa pines. Soar north through the Dragon Corridor, the canyon's widest and deepest section, and over the Colorado River to the North Rim. You’ll also view the Painted Desert, Desert View Watch Tower and Marble Canyon.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Just a wonderful day trip to the South Rim. Driver Jeff kept things moving for the 13 hour journey, and the views of the Grand Canyon and visits to small towns in Arizona made it a very memorable trip. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Very enjoyable experience, once the mist cleared canyon amazing.
A long day over 12 hours but well worth the visit.
Guide very good, recommend James to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Great day, tour guide was great. Stop in Williams town on route 66 which was a lovely town. Lunch was good. Long day but worth it. Got to walk about and go in the gift shops.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

It was a great trip. The tour guide was so knowledgeable about the history of Nevada. I would highly recommend it. What an amazing day!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

Amazing trip, we liked it a lot, very well organized, great coach, nice van...
We had an amazing time over there, i do highly recommend it to every one as its a place which you cant miss if you are in that side of the world, what an amazing experince we came out with after we finished the tour.

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2014

Great trip, awesome place to visit but tour guide was a bit dull and not very informative

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better December 2014

10+ hours on the road from/to Las Vegas, 3 hours in the park... wouldn't do it again.

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