Grand Canyon South Rim Tours

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The South Rim is the most popular area of Grand Canyon National Park, boasting easy access to the canyon, the bulk of available amenities and services, and the panoramic vistas for which the natural wonder is famous. One of the most famous attractions in the American Southwest, the area offers breathtaking views over the Colorado River and the chance to immerse yourself in Native American culture.

The Basics
The South Rim of the Grand Canyon averages 7,000 feet (2,134 meters) above sea level, with natural wonders including Navajo Point, Hermit Road, and the Abyss. Grand Canyon Village is home to a variety of historic buildings, while other popular stops include the Grand Canyon Railway Depot, the Bright Angel Lodge, Kolb Studio, and the Desert View Watchtower, which features work by Hopi artists and incorporates Native American art and design.

Choosing a group bus tour, helicopter tour, air tour, or a self-drive tour makes the South Rim conveniently accessible from Las Vegas. Tours also leave from Sedona and Phoenix, and some combine the trip with a visit to the West Rim, the North Rim, or the Hoover Dam. A Grand Canyon helicopter tour is undoubtedly the fastest and most dramatic way to visit the canyon from Vegas.
  • The Canyon View Visitor Center, near the south entrance, stocks maps, books, and videos, while the Cameron Trading Post, outside the east entrance to the park, boasts a selection of souvenirs and supplies.
  • Stop by the Hopi House Gift Store and Art Gallery to see art and crafts from the local tribes.
  • If driving, be sure you have plenty of gas in your car before setting out for the canyon; there are few service stations in this remote part of Arizona.

How to Get There
Located in the Arizona national park, the South Rim is a three-hour drive from Las Vegas or a short plane ride via Grand Canyon Airport. Driving from Flagstaff, take US 180 directly to the South Rim or US 89 to Arizona 64 and the east entrance to the park.

When to Get There
The South Rim gets quite crowded with visitors in the summertime. Consider visiting in the shoulder season, or booking a South Rim bus or jeep tour so you don't have to struggle with traffic and parking.

Hiking the Grand Canyon South Rim
The Grand Canyon South Rim is home to the Bright Angel Trail, Rim Trail, and South Kaibab Trail—all of which offer the most dazzling views of the canyon. Keep your eyes open for the regal California condors, which have recently returned to the area.
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Address: Arizona, USA
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Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades

Explore the Grand Canyon National Park on this guided, full-day sightseeing adventure tour around the South Rim. Beginning in Las Vegas, travel to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim and the National Geographic Visitor Center. See panoramic views from various lookout locations while learning about the history and geology of the canyon from your guide. Upgrade to include an IMAX movie and/or 2-hour tour of the canyon rim by Jeep or a scenic helicopter flight. Lunch and a Las Vegas hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 15 hours
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  • Duration: 15 hours
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Deluxe Grand Canyon South Rim Airplane Tour

Explore the Grand Canyon with this full-day sightseeing adventure around the South Rim. Beginning in Las Vegas, travel in an executive-style airplane en route to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim for hiking and sightseeing. See a number of different panoramic views from various lookout locations at Grand Canyon National Park while learning about the history and geology of this breathtaking natural wonder. Upgrade to include a 25-minute helicopter flight over the canyon. Lunch, bottled water and Las Vegas hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Grand Canyon National Park VIP Tour

Explore the most popular areas of the Grand Canyon on this guided, full-day sightseeing adventure around the South Rim. Beginning in Las Vegas, travel past Hoover Dam, Eldorado Canyon State Park and famous Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona en route to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim for an entertaining and educational 3-hour tour. See a number of different panoramic views from various lookout locations while learning about the history and geology of the canyon from the expert tour guide. Continental breakfast, lunch, bottled water and Las Vegas hotel pickup/drop-off included.
  • Duration: 14 hours
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  • Duration: 14 hours
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Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Las Vegas with Optional Helicopter Tour

Explore the Grand Canyon on this guided, small-group full-day sightseeing adventure around the South Rim. Beginning in Las Vegas, travel through the Mojave Desert and along famous Route 66 en route to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim for an entertaining and educational narrated minivan tour. See a number of different panoramic views from various lookout locations while learning about the history and geology of the canyon from the expert tour guide. A picnic lunch, snack and bottled water, plus transportation, entry fees and a Las Vegas hotel pickup and drop-off are all included.
  • Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes
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Grand Canyon South Rim Air and Ground Tour from Las Vegas

Take flight in a fixed-winged plane from Boulder Terminal and make your way to the South Rim in Grand Canyon National Park. Check out epic vistas, stunning landscapes and popular attractions like Bright Angel and Mather Point. This tour also includes an incredible 25 to 30-minute helicopter flight over the Canyon.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass

The US National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass is a convenient way for visitors to access more than 2,000 sites of incomparable wonder, from Mount St. Helens and the Grand Canyon to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and Red Rocks National Conservation Area. The 2019 america the beautiful - the national parks and federal recreational lands annual pass kit includes a National Parks annual pass, brochure and hang tag. A physical America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Pass will be issued through the mail - Please add your mailing address to Special Requirements upon checkout.
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Grand Canyon West Rim Combo: Luxury SUV, Helicopter and Boat

Explore the Grand Canyon by helicopter, boat and luxury SUV on this full-day tour. Travel to the West Rim of the Canyon in a luxury SUV, fly to the bottom of the Canyon in a helicopter for spectacular views, then cruise down the Colorado River by boat. Spend several hours exploring the Grand Canyon's attractions at your leisure. This tour, led by a local guide, ensures a fascinating experience. Round-trip Las Vegas hotel transportation and lunch are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Grand Canyon South Rim Deluxe Tour from Las Vegas

Explore one of the seven wonders of the world — the Grand Canyon — on this 15-hour day trip to the south rim from Las Vegas. With included transport to and from the Strip, you can easily plan this day trip into your Las Vegas getaway. This tour is also one of the only to make a stop at the National Geographic Visitor Center. See the center’s exhibits and photo galleries before making your way to the Grand Canyon National Park where you can take in views from three lookout points.
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Grand Canyon National Park, Hoover Dam and Route 66 small group from Las Vegas

Take a break from Las Vegas with a day trip to Grand Canyon National Park, stopping by Hoover Dam and Historic Route 66 on the way. When you arrive at the canyon, you'll have free time to explore trails and viewpoints, marveling at the red rock landscape down to the Colorado River.
  • Duration: 14 hours
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Grand Canyon South Rim by Tour Trekker

Explore the Grand Canyon with this guided, full-day sightseeing adventure around the South Rim. Beginning in Las Vegas, travel through the Mojave Desert and Black Mountains en route to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim for an entertaining and educational 3-hour tour. See a number of different panoramic views from various lookout locations while learning about the history and geology of the canyon from the expert tour guide. Lunch, bottled water and Las Vegas hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 13 hours
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Private small group tours to the Grand Canyon South Rim

This tour starts with a driver guided tour from your hotel lobby to the Grand Canyon South Rim. You will first visit the Hoover dam bypass bridge for a photo opportunity. Then enjoy a scenic drive through the Mojave desert to the Grand Canyon South Rim.Where you will enjoy three hours of sightseeing as your guide escorts you by shuttle to several points of interest some with views of over 7000 feet down, and a chance to view the wild life roaming in the area. The South Rim also offers a snack bar, gift shop, and much more available in the Village at the Grand Canyon South Rim. There are no additional fees with this tour. This tour is a day tour lasting 12 hours in duration.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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