5 star rating: Highly Recommended 48 Reviews

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  • Location:Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Duration:1 day (approx.)

Grand Canyon West Rim Self-Drive SUV Day Trip from Las Vegas

See the Grand Canyon West Rim at your own pace when you hire a SUV for a self-drive day trip from Las Vegas! You will be supplied with a map, driving directions and a full tank of gas. Throw away the timetables and forget about other people's schedules as you explore the Grand Canyon your way. Please note, a minimum of 2 people per booking is required.


  • Grand Canyon West Rim by self-drive from Las Vegas
  • Scenic drive past the Hoover Dam and Joshua Tree Forest
  • Native American village tour and photo opportunity
  • Hualapai Western Town and Ranch
  • Grand Canyon Skywalk (if option selected)
  • West Rim bus tour of Eagle Point and Guano Point (pass provided)
  • Choice of buffet lunch at Guano Point indoor lunch at the Hualapai Ranch or Native American fry bread meal
  • Complimentary shuttle to the rental desk for vehicle collection

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Ideal for independent travelers who want to see the Grand Canyon's West Rim at their own pace. You get a taste of Native American culture, and you can opt to add on a visit to the glass-enclosed Skywalk or a helicopter and pontoon boat ride for a more comprehensive experience.

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What You Can Expect

Grand Canyon West Rim Self-Drive SUV Day Trip from Las Vegas

Grand Canyon

You will be picked up by complimentary shuttle and taken for assignment of your automatic SUV for the day. All passengers will receive a map and entry into the Grand Canyon.

When you hit the road you will pass Boulder City and Lake Mead to Hoover Dam. Drive through a 900-year-old Joshua Tree Forest before turning onto the road to the Grand Canyon West Rim and the lands of the Hualapai Tribe. You are free to explore Guano Point and Eagle Point at your leisure - no timetables, no schedules - its all up to you!

Optional Activities:

  • Grand Canyon Skywalk - Take a stroll on the Grand Canyon Skywalk, the newest attraction on the West Rim, for amazingly unobstructed views over the canyon
  • Helicopter/Boat - Take a helicopter ride to the bottom of the canyon, then enjoy a 15-minute pontoon boat ride on the Colorado River!
  • High Point Hike at Guano Point - a brief walk from the shuttle drop point, offers 340 degrees views of the Grand Canyon
Please note: The listed price does not include a $20 parking fee for the Grand Canyon West Rim, payable at the time of tour check-in.

Customer Reviews

United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great way to see the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam at your own pace. It was an simple process picking up and dropping off the SUV. The vehicle was in excellent condition and the tour staff was very friendly. They give you a map and the drive only about 2 1/2 hours from Vegas and so beautiful. We were able to stop whenever and wherever we wanted to. We would definitely recommend doing this self drive trip. And booking through Viator was fast and efficient.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This trip was AWESOME!!!! The vehicle was beautiful- and practically brand new- and the tours from the airport on the reservation were indescribable! It's a total experience I recommend to everyone!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Beautiful trip. Best way to see the Grand Canyon. The Suv was first rate and we were able to get it at 7am to get an early start which is a must. The directions were clear and concise. We were able to spend our time at each place as we wanted and not being pushed by a tour guide. Highly reccomend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

we had much difficulty finding the shuttle pickup-later discovering we couldve picked up our rental car at our very own hotel harrahs!!! after all that stress every thing else worked out.we had a grand time at the grand canyon,but it was so hotttttttt-wonder when it cools off?we were relieved we left las vegas before the flood came

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Extremely well organised. I've been lucky enough to visit the Grand Canyon by helicopter, small plane and now self drive. The self drive was in my opinion the best experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Very pleasant easy tour. Loved being in our own vehicle. We stopped by the Hoover Dam on the way back since we had time. Grand Canyon was breathtaking and Skywalk was really worth the trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Amazing place tour was great

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

We had a brilliant time on this tour. We travelled from the UK to Vegas in July and spent a day exploring the Hoover Dam and the Canyon which were both fantastic. Driving was easy and canyon is very well run. We did helicopter, boat and skywalk. Superb. Even drove down Route 66 on way home. 5 stars!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Driving to the Grand Canyon was great! A driver from Hertz picked us up at our hotel around 7 am and dropped us off at the Hertz location at the Hard Rock Hotel. We picked up a very nice SUV around 7:30 am along with our packet that included maps, literature about the Grand Canyon tour and vouchers for entrance to the Grand Canyon and lunch ticket. On our way we stopped in Boulder City at the Hacienda Hotel and Casino to get a nice big breakfast and then we were on our way. The drive was nicer than I had expected being in the desert and all.
We arrived at the Grand Canyon around 10:30 and exchanged our vouchers for tickets and boarded the shuttle bus to the 1st of 3 stops at the Canyon. Very, very organized staff. The canyon was breathtaking. You can take as long as you want on each stop since the shuttles come by every 15 minutes. WE had lunch at the last stop, an Indian ranch. We had chicken or ribs, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cornbread, cookies and a drink. Very nice atmosphere with a cowboy picking on the guitar while you eat in the air conditioned food hall. We headed back to our SUV around 2:30 and drove back towards Vegas, stopping at the Hacienda Casino on the way back to get a drink and gamble a little. Dropped our car back off at the Hotel, put the keys in the night box and we were done. It was very easy and a great way to see the Grand Canyon.

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