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Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades

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Las Vegas, United States
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icon14 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

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 Visitors 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 tour of the canyon rim by Jeep or a scenic helicopter flight. Las Vegas hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Narrated bus tour to the Grand Canyon South Rim 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
  • Time to explore the Grand Canyon at your own pace
  • Entertaining and informative commentary from your driver/guide
  • Upgrades include an IMAX movie, Jeep tour, helicopter flight, and lunch
  • Pickup and drop-off from Las Vegas hotels

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This Grand Canyon South Rim tour lets you customize your experience with add-ons like an IMAX film, Jeep tour, and helicopter flight.
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, 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 (if upgrade selected) 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).
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Las Vegas Strip
After hotel pick-up, you'll have a brief check-in at the terminal where there is a full-service cafe available with breakfast items for purchase. Depart Las Vegas on a luxury bus for a day at the Grand Canyon’s South Rim.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Grand Canyon Imax Theater
Optional Upgrade: You'll get a spectacular taste of the Grand Canyon if you attend a screening of the most watched movie in IMAX history, The Grand Canyon Discovery and Adventure. The footage captured by airplanes, helicopters, hang gliders and canoes is truly incredible.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Grand Canyon Visitor Center South Rim
On your exclusive stop at the National Geographic Visitors Center you'll enjoy lunch (included) before viewing National Geographic's exhibits of the Grand Canyon, including the amazing photo gallery.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Grand Canyon South Rim
Jeep Tour w/ IMAX Option: Meet your guide at the entrance to the park for a 2-hour jeep tour along the rim. Your guide will tell you are the canyon’s history, dramatic geology, wildlife and the extraordinary landscape of this natural wonder which are revealed through stories, facts and legend. Travel along the stunning South Rim, ending at Grandview Point, and witness some of the most expansive, gorgeous and magnificent vistas! Your tour finishes at the IMAX theater for your movie viewing. Helicopter Option: Why not upgrade your tour to include an approximate 25-minute helicopter flight over the amazing Grand Canyon. There really is no better way to experience the magnitude of this wonder of the world. With this option you will not visit Mathers Point.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Mather Point
Next, it's on to the National Park where you will visit the two most spectacular lookouts. Take a hike along the various trails to lookouts such as Mather Point.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bright Angel Point
Gaze at the awe-inspiring beauty of this seventh wonder of the natural world. Also visit the historic El Tovar Lodge where you can shop for souvenirs!
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 56 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades.

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Birthday trip
Carolyn_S
, Jun 2020
We actually ended up going to the West Rim due to COVID-19 and the closure of the south rim. The views in the west rim was phenomenal and I did not feel like we missed out by going to the west rim. We added the skywalk experience to our trip and even scared of heights it was amazing. My only negative was on the return trip back to Vegas, the bus AC wasn’t working or it never felt cool in our seats. It was the almost unbearable, I’ve never been so miserable in my life. Maybe there were too many people on the bus or something. Danny our tour guide was amazing, enjoyed listening to him talk about different things along the way to the Grand Canyon. Even with the miserable return trip I would go again.
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It could be much better
sarah_martins
, Mar 2020
The Canyon is amazing, but the trip could be better. Positive points: the conductor talks about the history every where that we pass through; we road in Route 66 historic site; we had amazing views point in Grand Canyon National Parc. Negatives points: we didn’t have water in the bus; lots of stops in souvenir magazines; and the PICKUP TIME ISN’T AT 7:30 (!!!!), it’s at 5:40 and nobody let us know before, so some people have lost the pickup at hotel (we went by Uber to the company headquarters).
star-5
Grand Canyon
Joyce_H
, Mar 2020
Great view...went back few times..tour by jerry of buckwild was awesome...very knowledgable of history of grand canyon...his Indian history and culture was very educational
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Grand Canyon
Joyce_H
, Feb 2020
Good trip for all american family friendly excursions...will keep coming back...beautiful amazing scenery
star-5
Top day out
aandru20
, Feb 2020
Recently went on this tour our guide Mr Green was amazing very informative and great company for the whole day as it was a long one over 16.5 hours the canyon was breathtaking and well worth the long day as I could have gone to the west rim which would have been a shorter day but googled which was the better and the south was by far the more impressive.I highly recommend to anyone wanting to go to the use Viator the only niggle I have was we past my hotel the Luxor when we got back to Vegas at 9 pm but we went down town to start the drop off of people and I was last to be dropped off over 1 and a quarter hours later hey ho you carnt have everything still a fab day out
star-5
Wonderful one day trip to Grand Canyon. Don’t miss it!!
vsvramanan
, Jan 2020
Very well organised tour. Good choice of taking a helicopter tour (highly recommended). On time departure & arrival. The crew onboard were awesome. I would strongly recommend this tour for Grand Canyon. Thank you very much.
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Grand Canyon tour !!!
Voyage757007
, Nov 2019
Dwayne and Bobbie made the trip fun and memorable!!! Information was helpful and the snow flurries / deer made our trip especially wonderful.
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Grand Canyon spectacular but very long day
WoodysNz
, Oct 2019
The Grand Canyon was absolutely breathtaking, a unique experience, well worth doing. The bus trip from Las Vegas though is exhausting. We had to be at a pick up point by 5.50am but didn't leave Vegas until 7.30am, annoying! Got back to our hotel at 11.30pm. We opted to do the hummer ride at the Canyon which was good.
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Long Ride but the Magnificent Views are worth it!
104maryanng
, Oct 2019
We opted for the upgrade to a smaller mini van but the long drive to the canyon was still difficult. Once there, our Gray Line driver Irene knew just where to take us for the most spectacular, breathtaking view of the South Rim.
star-5
Highly recommend!
Travel493257
, Oct 2019
We booked this months ago and had been looking forward to the tour. It was well organized and Irene was beyond words. She was unbelievably knowledgeable regarding so many different landmarks and Vegas in general. She made us all feel like we were all friends taking this tour together. Oh, I should mention, my husband and I decided to upgrade from a bus with 56 people to a Mercedes sprinter with only 12 people. It was soooo worth the upgrade. We were taken to Hoover dam first and then we went to 3 different view points of the Grand Canyon. The views were breathtaking. Our lunch stop was great too. Our preordered food was hot and delicious. On our way back to Vegas, we spotted elks and Irene stopped so we could take pictures. She kept us very entertained with her sense of humor and all around wonderful personality.

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