Explore the Grand Canyon National Park on this guided, full-day sightseeing adventure tour around the South Rim. Travel to the South Rim and the National Geographic Visitor Center, stopping for photo opportunities at the Hoover Dam Bypass along the way. 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 tour of the canyon rim by Jeep or a scenic helicopter flight. Lunch and a Las Vegas hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
Narrated bus tour to the Grand Canyon South Rim and National Geographic Visitor Center from Las Vegas
Upgrade to view the IMAX movie, 'The Grand Canyon Discovery and Adventure'
Only South Rim Bus tour that stops at the National Geographic Visitor Center
Take a jeep tour along the rim (if option selected)
Stop at the Hoover Dam Bypass for a photo opportunity
Time to explore the Grand Canyon at your own pace
Entertaining and informative commentary from your driver/guide
Pickup and drop-off from Las Vegas hotels
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
As a special bonus, you can get a free Hoover Dam Express Afternoon Tour after you complete your Grand Canyon South Rim Tour!
This sightseeing tour of the Grand Canyon begins with a hotel pickup in Las Vegas. Make the trek east in an air-conditioned, luxury motor coach, stopping at the Hoover Dam Bypass to take photos and passing through the Mojave Desert and the Black Mountains and Grand Wash Cliffs of Arizona along the way. Arrive at the Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center for lunch and souvenir shopping, then proceed to Grand Canyon National Park for several hours of exploring at the South Rim. Make scenic stops at Bright Angel Lodge, one of the original hotel destinations at the Grand Canyon South Rim and Mather Point, with the most popular overlook and trails lining the edge of the canyon. See the widest and deepest point of the Grand Canyon at over 8,400 feet deep and 21 miles across. Upgrade to include the most-watched movie in IMAX history, Grand Canyon Discovery and Adventure, and/or a guided Jeep tour along the rim, complete with stunning views and an education on the canyon’s history, geology, and wildlife. Another option would be to take a scenic helicopter flight over the South Rim of the canyon (this replaces the visit to Mather Point).
Reviews by Viator travelers
South Rim Bus Tour
, Jun 2019
The Bus left late in the morning and it arrived with two minutes left before IMAX presentation.
By the time my group used the restroom it was too late for the movie.
Have used viator multiple times in Amsterdam and Colorado. Good company. This trip was my least favorite. Trip started at 6:90am w pick up and dropped us off at 10:40pm. Was told for an extra 100. We would get VIP service and be back 9:30. Out of 16 hours we spent 90 minutes at canyon. Two totally unnecessary stops. Hour late leaving. We had McDonald’s and Pizza Hut. Don’t eat fast food. So would revamp this trip to stream line it. Or honestly this maybe just a bit to far for a day trip. Not my favorite but will use the company again.
Really enjoyed our day! To start off we were picked up on time from our hotel. A little unusual we had to go to Grey Line’s main building and change coaches, but we still ended up leaving at the planned time of 7:30am. The drive there was very long, about 6 hours. Before we left we decided to upgrade to the Hummer tour with BuckWild - 100% worth the extra money. We were on a Hummer with 4 other people and got to go to several extra places at the Grand Canyon that the normal tour didn’t. Our tour guide Jerry was amazing, gave us an in depth history of the Grand Canyon and the Native Americans who still live there. Again - the Hummer tour is 100% worth the upgrade, really made the day so much better for us.
We upgraded our tour to VIP.. and we are glad that we did it. Our driver and tour guide Moe, was the best. We can tell he is passionate on what he does.. he is very knowledgeable and accommodating. He took our best pictures and captured all the memories of our visit to Grand Canyon. We are forever grateful to Moe.. Kudos to Grayline and to Moe.. Ladies in Pink Caps..
Firstly I would like to say we were picked up from our hotel on time. After that the day went steadily downhill. We were transported to Gray Line head office where we waited for 40 minutes with no seats before finally boarding our bus. We then waited on the bus for another 50 minutes before finally setting off. As we passed the Hoover Dam the driver told everyone it was going to be a “night tour” of the Hoover Dam later in the trip. The first rest stop was McDonald’s and this was perfectly adequate although it was so busy due to Gray Line coaches that we were late to depart. This in turn made us late at the lunch stop. Lunch was supposed to be 12.30 - 14.00. We had booked the IMAX film which was held for us. It finally started at 12.50, the film lasted for 30 minutes and by the time we joined the back of the lunch queue it meant me and my wife only had 15minutes to actually eat our lunch and get back on the coach on time. We ended up leaving most of our food. We rejoined the bus on time only to wait 25 minutes for late arrivals to board. This meant we were late at the canyon, the “2” hours we paid for became 1hr 20mins. On the way home we were informed by our driver that we would be changing crews as he needed his required break. Then he informed us the crew to take over were 1hr 30mins delayed. At this point he said he was going to drive us all the way through to our hotels. We did not get to do the Hoover Dam Tour as he just drove straight past.
We finally got back into Vegas at 22.10 to a parking lot 1 mile from our hotel. We were then separated into two further buses to take us back to our hotels. Finally at 23.00 and no sign of getting anywhere near our hotel me and my wife got off the bus and walked back. The lack of care and consideration by Gray Line is shocking. To allow the support crew to be late and there driver do 600 miles in a day is frankly dangerous. I will be contacting Viator for a full refund as this was The Worst Trip. Do not book!!
Fantastic experience, especially the pink Jeep expedition.
, Apr 2019
Really great and a humbling experience standing near the grand canyon.
I was skeptical reading some of the reviews, but everything went to the dot. Pickup was scheduled at 5:45 am and the bus was there at exact time. Started from pickup at 6:00 am . I would suggest to make some arrangement to show the exact pickup point at stratosphere as there are two exit doors nearby buffet location and some people was waiting at the other door. Taken to the gray line office, 15 minutes talk about the tour, and what to expect and options available for upgrade if you choose. Moved on to the next room for collecting the wrist band and time for some refreshments and to bus waiting to take you. Started at 7:30 am exactly as stated. No running around or any drama, just like clockwork.
Good bus, headphones provided only if you are non English speaker.
Return to hotel after spending good time at gc, had opted for pink jeep ride and would recommend that. Good way to experience gc.
Some suggestions for the tour operator. The other optional rides gets you back to pick up point only by 4:30pm, so there is nothing to gain by getting the bus totpickup point by 4 pm and making people wait.
There is no logic in trying to sell vip tour on the Mercedes van for expecting an early return. We got back to lv by 10:30 pm a good 1 hour ahead of what was said.
One stop each on either side for bio break and food. Mac and subway, but there are lot of other options nearby and you get 20 minutes break.
Good driver and good drive. Given 5 stars.
My family really enjoyed the tour. The bus driver was awesome and really patient with everyone, treating us like his family! We would only recommend two changes: 1) We enjoyed watching movies during the trip, but one of them was not child friendly (Meet the Fockers). All of the movies don't need to be animation, but the language and content should be considered. 2) We purchased the Grand Canyon IMAX movie option. This movie wasn't worth the cost at all. It wasn't informative about the origins of the canyon and is something that could have been shown for free on the bus just prior to our arrival at the park instead of showing it during precious time that could have been used at the park.