Your 2-day small-group tour to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas includes travel along the canyon rim to scenic viewpoints, watching the sunset far from the crowds, and the option to stay overnight in a tent campsite or at a 3-star hotel in Tusayan, Arizona. Enjoy the flexibility to customize the optional activities to your interests; possibilities include a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon, ranger talks, hiking, an watching an IMAX movie about the canyon and a tram tour along the canyon rim. You'll also see historic sights between Nevada and Arizona such as Hoover Dam, Route 66 and the Grand Canyon Railway.
Day 1: Las Vegas – Grand Canyon – Tusayan
After morning pickup from your Las Vegas hotel, relax in your comfortable, air-conditioned minibus as you travel 271 miles (436 km) toward the Grand Canyon. On the way, stop to capture photos of the Hoover Dam, then stop briefly in Williams, Arizona, located on the famous and historic Route 66 and home to the Grand Canyon Railway.
Then continue to the Grand Canyon, where your guide explains the history, geology and wildlife of the canyon. Have the option to see the IMAX movie about the history of the Grand Canyon, walk along the canyon rim or hike into the canyon itself. In the late afternoon, follow your guide to a secret spot in Grand Canyon National Park away from the crowds to watch the sunset across the canyon. Then head to the small town of Tusayan, Arizona, near the canyon's south rim, where you have dinner at a local restaurant (own expense) and retire to your 3-star hotel or enjoy a campfire before settling into your tent for the night.
Overnight: Tent camping or 3-star hotel in Tusayan, Arizona
Day 2: Tusayan – Grand Canyon – Las Vegas (B)
After a light breakfast, spend your day explorinf the Grand Canyon as you wish. Take an optional included tour along the east rim of the Grand Canyon to Desert View. Spend a half-day or full-day hiking into the canyon. Or take a thrilling helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon. Join ranger programs and enjoy great photo ops of the magnificent canyon. In the afternoon, relax on the ride back to Las Vegas where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel around 7pm.