• Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

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Travel to the Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim during this bus tour that takes away the stress of figuring out transportation and parking situations. Along your tour, visit the Mather Point and Bright Angel Lodge lookout points, the historic El Tovar Lodge, and the Hoover Dam. Plus, explore the canyon at your own pace, and hike the trails if you choose.

Highlights

  • Bus tour of the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
  • Stop at the Hoover Dam to take photos
  • Explore the Grand Canyon at your own pace
  • Visit the Mather Point and Bright Angel Lodge lookout points
  • Hike the trails along the edge of the canyon
  • Go to the historic El Tovar Lodge
  • Pickup and drop-off from Las Vegas hotels

What You Can Expect

South Rim Grand Canyon National Park Bus Tour from Las Vegas

Grand Canyon National Park Bus Tour
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This bus tour of the Grand Canyon’s South Rim starts with a hotel pickup before 8am. This tour offers hotel pickup from select Las Vegas hotels in downtown and on the Strip.

Once you’ve boarded your bus for the day, your guide drives you toward the Grand Canyon National Park. Listen to commentary along the way about the landmarks and history of the area. Your first stop of the day is at the Hoover Dam Bypass, where you’ll have about 15 minutes to snap pictures and admire the man-made dam.

Next up is an hour break for lunch, and your guide provides you with a meal voucher for you to use.

Afterward, arrive at the national park, and enjoy free time exploring the South Rim at your own pace. You’ll have a little over an hour to wander around the Mather Point and then another hour at Bright Angel Lodge lookout point. Visit the historic El Tovar Lodge, or hike the trails near the canyon’s edge—the choice is up to you.

When your time at the Grand Canyon is over, head back to your bus for the return drive to Las Vegas.

Please note: Hoover Dam stop may be rearranged based on local traffic conditions. This is to ensure the maximum amount of time at the canyon.

Customer Reviews

Jose V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

One word - SPECTACULAR!

Vane

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We really enjoyed our tour , was a long drive but were kept entertained with movies and some historical facts on the area along the way. Decent lunch was provided and ample time to explore. Would definitely recommend.

faye

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The view from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon is breathtaking. It is a long basically non-scenic drive bit totally worth every minute to reach one of the seven wonders of the world. If you get a chance to walk the trail, please be sure to take advantage of the opportunity because every view is different and the pathways around the canyon are well designed.

Kimberly M B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This trip was amazing. Our bus driver/tour guide Devin was great. I love how he made everything clear to how the trip was going to be laid out. He was on time and made sure we were on time as well which made for a great trip since we had a drive from Vegas to Arizona for the grand canyon. The bus was clean and rode smooth like floating on air. We watched movies to past time. I recommend this trip for anyone. We had reasonable stops for rest, snacks, lunch, etc. We saw the Hoover Dam on the way back from Grand Canyon. It was beautiful at night. Thanks from the Briscoes

etayca

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Just back from Vegas and took this trip. It was a long day but well worth the time. We started off on time at 7:30 am and was at the Grand Canyon South Rim at around 12:30 pm. There was one stop at the Hoover Dam about 30 to 40 minutes so you can walk up and take some pictures of the Hoover and read some of the history on the way up or down. Our bus driver took the time to slow down the bus so that people that could not hike up to see the Hoover Dam could see the dam as we cross the Colorado River on our way to the Grand Canyon. We had a short stop at a 5 star restaurant McDonalds for some breakfast. Lunch was supplied and there was a variety of choices at the Grand Canyon Attraction Centre. We took in the iMax experience at the visitor centre extra cost. There were two stops to view the Grand Canyon both lasting about an hour so you can hike about 20 - 25 minutes and take all the pictures. On the way back we had to stop for a short break and because it was dark out, our driver slowed down when he got to the Hoover Dam again so that we could take pictures of the Dam with the lights on. Our driver did not give us his name but he was bald and had an accent. He was excellent in getting us there and back and we had a few laughs both ways as it was quite a trek. We commend Gray Line on getting everyone back safely but our replacement driver told us it could take up to 3 hours to drop everyone off at their respective pickup locationIt all depends on where people were staying from our bus. We ended up getting off close to our hotel and took a Lyft ride with another couple. Overall a great experience. We would recommend this tour if you don't mind the time commitment started at about 6 am and ended at around 10:30 pm. You get the most spectacular view of the Grand Canyon and some pictures to treasure.

xtremekatz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Fantastic tour! Our driver was amazing and everything well organised. Views were breathtaking! Very long day though

kenlmhc

4 star rating: Recommended January 2018

We were staying at the Hard Rock Hotel, and had to walk across to the Alexis to be picked up at 6:15am the bus showed at about 6:30am. From there, we were taken to Grey Line terminal, and divided into south rim tour mine and west rim tour. There is a short presentation an up sell, then you get in line for wrist band and boarding pass. There is a small shop there that sells coffee, pastries, chips,etc. breakfast is not free. We left terminal at about 7:45am. If you can wait, the first stop is at a McDonalds about an hour and a half away in Kingman, AZ the time changes to mountain time, so its 10:30 9:30 Vegas time. Left McDonalds at about 11.

Bus driver was good. Bus tour guide is a recording. They played a really old movie Paul Blart Mall Cop. Free WiFi is limited to one hour. For cell phones, reception was ok. I have Sprint and was on extended LTE once out if Kingman. I have an unlimited plan, so check ahead on that beforehand.

We got to the National Geographic visitors center at about 1pm. There is an IMAX movie up charge, and lunch included, but not the best. For some reason I thought it was going to be a buffet. Its about 2 miles from canyon. Just before arriving there, we dropped off two groups of side tours: helicopter tour, and the pink jeep tour. FYI, the helicopter tour must be short, because they were back on the bus with us after lunch they received box lunches on the bus when they got back.

After lunch, the first stop is Mather Point about 10 minutes away. Theres is rest room there. Spent an hour. The Grand Canyon is definitely worth the trip. It is not what I expected. Your in a forest and walk a trail. You cant see it until you emerge from the trail, and it appears. It is breathtaking, and looking down can sometimes be difficult if you don't like heights.

Next stop is about another10 minutes. The Bright Angel Lodge is really cool. More great views, an old lodge, gift shops, little museum, etc. After an hour, it was back on the bus for trip home. Picked up the people who did the pink Jeep tour at the National Geographic visitor center, and headed out. Left at 5:20pm mountain time. That means 6:20pm in Las Vegas.

Another old movie Scorpion king. Stopped at a subway in Kingman about 7:45pm mountain time again to get a snack and use restroom. The subway is a pit. Before and after the movie, the narrated tour guide provides some trivia. THERE IS NO REAL STOP AT THE HOOVER DAM!!!!

kenlmhc

4 star rating: Recommended January 2018

We were staying at the Hard Rock Hotel, and had to walk across to the Alexis to be picked up at 6:15am the bus showed at about 6:30am. From there, we were taken to Grey Line terminal, and divided into south rim tour mine and west rim tour. There is a short presentation an up sell, then you get in line for wrist band and boarding pass. There is a small shop there that sells coffee, pastries, chips,etc. breakfast is not free. We left terminal at about 7:45am. If you can wait, the first stop is at a McDonalds about an hour and a half away in Kingman, AZ the time changes to mountain time, so its 10:30 9:30 Vegas time. Left McDonalds at about 11.

Bus driver was good. Bus tour guide is a recording. They played a really old movie Paul Blart Mall Cop. Free WiFi is limited to one hour. For cell phones, reception was ok. I have Sprint and was on extended LTE once out if Kingman. I have an unlimited plan, so check ahead on that beforehand.

We got to the National Geographic visitors center at about 1pm. There is an IMAX movie up charge, and lunch included, but not the best. For some reason I thought it was going to be a buffet. Its about 2 miles from canyon. Just before arriving there, we dropped off two groups of side tours: helicopter tour, and the pink jeep tour. FYI, the helicopter tour must be short, because they were back on the bus with us after lunch they received box lunches on the bus when they got back.

After lunch, the first stop is Mather Point about 10 minutes away. Theres is rest room there. Spent an hour. The Grand Canyon is definitely worth the trip. It is not what I expected. Your in a forest and walk a trail. You cant see it until you emerge from the trail, and it appears. It is breathtaking, and looking down can sometimes be difficult if you don't like heights.

Next stop is about another10 minutes. The Bright Angel Lodge is really cool. More great views, an old lodge, gift shops, little museum, etc. After an hour, it was back on the bus for trip home. Picked up the people who did the pink Jeep tour at the National Geographic visitor center, and headed out. Left at 5:20pm mountain time. That means 6:20pm in Las Vegas.

Another old movie Scorpion king. Stopped at a subway in Kingman about 7:45pm mountain time again to get a snack and use restroom. The subway is a pit. Before and after the movie, the narrated tour guide provides some trivia. THERE IS NO REAL STOP AT THE HOOVER DAM!!!!

Sheryl T

4 star rating: Recommended December 2017

It was a very long day, but it was worth the look.
It is just like every picture you have seen.
Bus driver was a really nice guy, but the trip home was a little frightening as he seemed in a rush and turned somewhat aggressive to the slow drivers on the road. Tailgating, flashing high beams etc

Gloria G

4 star rating: Recommended December 2017

The trip, although very very long day, was great. The views were spectacular and gave a different aspect to the Grand canyon if you compare to the Western rim which is also spectacular. Make sure to take some snacks and drinks with you as only lunch is provided. Looking forward to another trip next year maybe Western rim again and the south after that. Great experience!

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