Vegas is the best place to take a Canyon tour because you’ll find tours there for both the South Rim and the West Rim. The West Rim is closest to Vegas at about 100 miles from The Strip. The South Rim is much farther away, and the ride there will take about 5 and one half hours when you go by bus. No matter which rim you go to, all the buses make a quick stop at Hoover Dam and Lake Mead for a photo op.
Bus Tours To The West Rim
The West Rim is known for fun and adventure. The most basic package gets you safe and sound to the Canyon and then returns you to your hotel that evening. That said, there are plenty of opportunities to include some excellent side trips to make these trips even more exciting if you’ve got the budget.
One thing you can add on is Skywalk VIP tickets. These passes give you VIP full-on access to the all-glass bridge that lets you walk 75 feet over the edge. You can walk 70 feet beyond the rim and look through the floor to the Canyon bottom 4000 feet below you. It’s an experience you don’t want to miss, and it is made better when you go VIP because you can cut to the head of the line.
You can add a helicopter tour to your package too, like the one that flies to the Canyon floor and sets down by the Colorado River. Going to the bottom of the Canyon is a unique adventure that allows you to take a boat tour along the base of the Canyon walls.
South Rim Bus Tours
While bus tours to the West Rim are the most popular, if you love nature and unspoiled wilderness scenery, then a trip to the South Rim might be a better choice for you if you don’t mind the longer ride to get there. The basic South Rim tour comes with lunch and a tour guide, and when your bus gets to the rim, you’ll have about three hours to explore on foot by yourself. Inside the Park there are tons of awesome landmarks and lookouts where you’ll be able to take some great photos.
Just like the West Rim, this tour package can be upgraded to include a helicopter flyover of the rim. The flight itself is 30-minutes long and goes from South Rim to North Rim and back. Moreover, you’ll get to soar through the deepest and widest section of the National Park.
Tours Fill Up Fast
Thanksgiving is a busy time at the Canyon and tours will fill up fast, so you want to book your tour early. Try to lock in your tour at least 72 hours in advance or when you book your hotel in Vegas. Simply purchase your package with any major credit card and you’ll get guaranteed seats at the lowest prices on the Internet.
Enjoy An Exciting Thanksgiving
Don’t sleep the holiday away in your recliner, head to the Canyon instead. With fun options like the West Rim Skywalk adventure or the South Rim helicopter ride, you’re sure to find a tour out of Vegas that thrills everyone in your family and makes your budget happy too.