5 star rating: Highly Recommended 45 Reviews

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

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

This was great. We loved traveling at our own pace and will do this trip again when we're back in Nevada. My only recommendation is making sure you have a full tank of gas before leaving Vegas. There aren't many options once you get into Arizona.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

Great tour! It was nice to be able to explore the canyon at our own pace. We were pick up from our hotel on time, driver was very very nice and shared helpful hints about speeding traps in boulder city. We got a chevrolet tranverse, nice and comfy. If u go pick the bigger SUV , u r going to need it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

We had read a lot of reviews about organised trips to the Grand Canyon and decided on the self drive so that we could please ourselves and run to our own schedule. I'm so glad we did this as we had an amazing time without having to worry about getting to buses on time! The drive to the Canyon is a mini adventure in itself with some great points to stop off on the way for photographic opportunities. When we picked up the car, we were a bit disappointed that we didn't have sat nav but we were provided with a map and full detailed instructions on how to get there. We were offered a smaller car with sat nav but we refused, fortunately we did as a small car probably couldn't handle the dirt road that you need to drive on to get there! The Grand Canyon is a spectacular place. We did the full package - boat trip, helicopter and sky walk and I would wholeheartedly recommend it. We went in July so the canyon floor was HOT but we were provided with water after our boat trip. The views are fantastic from all vantage points but our highlight was Guano point where you can climb up some rocks for an even more fantastic view - slightly scary however! We had our meal at the ranch - basic food but tasty and plentiful. There was a cowboy shoot out on our arrival and you can have a go at axe throwing or horse riding if you fancy. All in all this was an amazing trip, not be be missed, made better by being able to please yourself all day.

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