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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.


  • Grand Canyon South Rim day trip from Las Vegas
  • Travel through the Mojave Desert, across the Colorado River and along famous Route 66
  • Take a narrated coach tour of the canyon’s highlights and see towering rock formations and river rapids
  • Enjoy free time to take scenic walks along the rim, shop and visit interesting exhibits
  • Upgrade to enjoy a thrilling helicopter flight!
  • Snacks, a picnic lunch, water and transport by air-conditioned minivan included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

It's a nice balance between guided and free time at the most stunning part of Grand Canyon, with the option of taking the views to the next level with a helicopter ride.

What You Can Expect

Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Las Vegas with Optional Helicopter Tour

Upgrade to Include a Helicopter Ride Over the Canyon!

This sightseeing tour of the Grand Canyon begins with a hotel pickup in Las Vegas. Enjoy a morning snack of muffins and juice on the 5-hour trek east in an air-conditioned minivan, passing through the Mojave Desert, across the Colorado River and along famous Route 66. (Assorted snacks and water are available throughout the day.)

Upon arrival, enjoy a narrated coach tour of the Grand Canyon’s highlights. Spend approximately three hours exploring the South Rim, traveling along Rim Trail, a 13-mile road between the South Kaibab Trailhead west to Hermit's Rest, with scenic stops at Bright Angel Trail, Yavapai Point and Mather Point. A picnic lunch will be provided.

Also, visit some Native American shops and stop by the Grand Canyon Visitor Center for a commemorative passport stamp before a return trip to Las Vegas. 

Upgrade to include a thrilling 45-minute helicopter ride over the mammoth Kaibab National Forest that borders both the north and south rims of the Grand Canyon. This region is home to some of the world’s largest ponderosa pines. The flight will travel north through the deepest and widest part of the Grand Canyon - the Dragon Corridor - and over the Colorado River to the North Rim.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Long day - longer than advertised but it allowed us to take pictures of the far side of the canyon as the shadows changed. Greg our driver was very friendly and knowledgable and didn't seem to want to leave the canyon for the long drive home ! Good value for money and a memorable day.

Art K. USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Just a wonderful day trip to the South Rim. Driver Jeff kept things moving for the 13 hour journey, and the views of the Grand Canyon and visits to small towns in Arizona made it a very memorable trip. Highly recommended!

Leslie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Very enjoyable experience, once the mist cleared canyon amazing.
A long day over 12 hours but well worth the visit.
Guide very good, recommend James to anyone.

Gemma L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Great day, tour guide was great. Stop in Williams town on route 66 which was a lovely town. Lunch was good. Long day but worth it. Got to walk about and go in the gift shops.

Alan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

It was a great trip. The tour guide was so knowledgeable about the history of Nevada. I would highly recommend it. What an amazing day!!

Sharif A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

Amazing trip, we liked it a lot, very well organized, great coach, nice van...
We had an amazing time over there, i do highly recommend it to every one as its a place which you cant miss if you are in that side of the world, what an amazing experince we came out with after we finished the tour.


3 star rating: Worth doing October 2014

Great trip, awesome place to visit but tour guide was a bit dull and not very informative

Luiz M

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better December 2014

10+ hours on the road from/to Las Vegas, 3 hours in the park... wouldn't do it again.

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