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  • Location:Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Best Small-Group Grand Canyon West Rim Day Tour from Las Vegas

Travel from Las Vegas to the West Rim of the stunning Grand Canyon on this wonderfully scenic day trip. Pass through the Mojave Desert, dense forests of Joshua trees, and the Black Mountains en route to the Grand Canyon. Spend 4 hours exploring the West Rim hiking to panoramic overlooks and touring the Old West–inspired Hualapai Ranch. Upgrade to add on a thrilling walk on the glass-bottomed Skywalk, or helicopter flight into the canyon coupled with a pontoon ride on the Colorado River. This small-group tour is limited to nine people for a more intimate experience.


  • Small-group day trip to West Rim of Grand Canyon from Las Vegas
  • Capture photos of Joshua trees, the Mojave Desert and Hoover Dam en route to and from the canyon
  • Tour the Grand Canyon's West Rim on your own, seeing the Eagle Point and Guano Point overlooks and Hualapai Ranch
  • Upgrade to walk out over the canyon on the glass-bottomed Skywalk
  • Upgrade to take a mesmerizing helicopter flight down to the canyon floor and ride a pontoon boat on the Colorado River
  • Small-group tour limited to nine people to ensure more flexibility and personal attention from your guide

What You Can Expect

Best Small-Group Grand Canyon West Rim Day Tour from Las Vegas

Small-Group Grand Canyon West Rim Day Tour from Las Vegas

Your full-day, small-group Grand Canyon adventure begins with morning pickup by luxury van at your Las Vegas hotel. Enjoy a morning snack of crackers, a muffin, a granola bar and juice as you travel east toward the Grand Canyon. Listen to your guide share information about the sights you pass and the powerful geologic forces — including faulting and erosion — that helped create the mile-deep Grand Canyon.

Drive through lonely expanses of the Mojave Desert and admire forests of distinctive Joshua trees. As you journey amid the Black Mountains and Grand Wash Cliffs of Arizona, the West Rim of the Grand Canyon appears before you in all its glory. This less-visited area belonging to the Hualapai American Indian tribe offers some of the most rugged, dramatic views of the canyon.

Spend 4 hours exploring the West Rim at your leisure. Take short hikes to the Eagle Point and Guano Point overlooks to capture amazing photos of the incredibly intricate and colorful rock formations of the Grand Canyon. Visit the Hualapai Ranch, a replica of an Old West town complete with gunfight shows and cookouts, and savor a hearty barbecue lunch. Opt for an upgrade (see below for more details) to make your time at the West Rim even more memorable.

As you ride back to Vegas, admire the lights of the Las Vegas Strip twinkling to life. Your 10-hour Grand Canyon West Rim experience ends with evening drop-off at your hotel.

Skywalk Ticket Upgrade:
Take a stroll on the Skywalk, a horseshoe-shaped walkway of glass that juts out 4,000 feet (1,219 meters) above the floor of the Grand Canyon. Beneath your feet, watch the Colorado River winding its way between the canyon's towering walls. This jaw-dropping perspective will help you gain a better appreciation of the canyon's staggering dimensions.

Helicopter/Boat Ride Upgrade:
Take your seat on a 6-passenger A-Star jet helicopter for a sensational 10-minute descent into the Grand Canyon. During your 40 minutes on the canyon floor, get an up-close view of the canyon's many layers and colors and take a pontoon boat ride along the mighty Colorado River. Afterward, reboard your helicopter for more magnificent vistas of the canyon on your way back up to the West Rim.

Your tour also includes a complimentary photo stop of the Hoover Dam. This may happen either to the Grand Canyon or on the way back to Las Vegas.

Please note: If you have selected the helicopter/boat option, you must provide all passengers' individual body weights. If helicopter/boat option is not selected, please enter 'Not Applicable' in the Passenger Weight field at checkout.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We had a great time on our tourour tour guide Darren was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend it!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Everything was great!! And all these thanks to our guide Shaun who was fantastic!! Keep the good work Shaun :)

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

Great tour. Our group had 6 passengers. Jeff, our tour guide was excellent in narrating and fun facts! would highly recommend!

4 star rating: Recommended July 2014

The tour was great and our tour guide excellent , only the drive was painfull

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