Grand Canyon National Park South Rim VIP takes you from Las Vegas to the most famous area of the Grand Canyon, where, from the most picturesque viewpoints of all, you can view the widest and deepest portions of the Grand Canyon. Photo stops en route include Hoover Dam, the Route 66 Train Museum, Mather Point, Yavapai Point and Bright Angel Point with additional free time to browse the Bright Angel Lodge and the World Famous Hopi House gift shop This tour features a full three (3) hours in the national park and the option to walk the Rim Trail, “the most beautiful walk in the world”, where you can take your lunch bag and romantically picnic and stroll along the 2½ mile paved trail from Mather Point to Yavapai Point and then to Bright Angel Point. Our professional & entertaining driver/guides captivate passengers with a wealth of information on the Grand Canyon and the wonderful American Southwest
- Small group size & a romantic picnic lunch on the trail
- Vistas at Mather Point, Yavapai Point & Bright Angel Point
- Walk along the beautiful Rim Trail to all three points
- Expert guide to share geological facts & natural history
- Photo opportunities at Hoover Dam & Route 66 Train Museum
- Guided tour of Grand Canyon South Rim
- National park admission fees
- Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and bottled water
- Roundtrip transportation to and from your Las Vegas hotel in a luxury Mercedes Sprinter
- Live tour commentary provided in English (Spanish available)
National Park VIP Experience
Canyon Vegas Tours offers a South Rim National Park VIP tour that takes you from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. This tour will take you to Grand Canyon National Park and the South Rim, one of the most famous Grand Canyon locations. This part of the canyon features some of the most picturesque spots you can see at the canyon. There are multiple viewpoints, two Visitor Centers, a hop-on-and-off shuttle system, and a stop at the amazing Grand Canyon Caverns, situated along the famous Route 66.
Exciting Sights And Attractions
Once inside the park, you can visit popular attractions, such as Yavapai Point, Mather Point, and Bright Angel Point. Use any additional free time to stop in at the Hopi House gift shop to buy souvenirs or visit Bright Angel Lodge, a building designed by the famous architect Mary Colter for the Santa Fe Railroad in 1935. The lodge was built for arriving train guests who wanted moderately priced accommodations.
Spending Time inside The Park
When you visit the park through Canyon Vegas Tours, you have three hours to spend inside, so plan your day accordingly. For example, if you would rather see Grand Canyon Village, take the hop-on-and-hop off shuttle to optimize your time. Maybe you would rather hike. If so, take the paved and beautiful Rim Trail and enjoy a picnic lunch.
When time is of the essence, you might also want to tread down the 2.5-mile trail from Mather Point (which is close to the Visitor Center) to Yavapai Point before proceeding to Bright Angel Point to check out the view.
Relax and Enjoy Your Trip
Probably the best way to see the Grand Canyon in a day or for the first time is to set out for Grand Canyon Caverns and the South Rim by luxury tour bus. Our buses make it possible for you to relax in style and comfort. View the scenery along the way from panoramic windows or simply lie back and rest during the journey. We make sure that all you have to do is lie back and relax and enjoy the trip. We also provide you with water and a breakfast snack in the morning to make you more comfortable. We even include a stop at Starbucks for your favorite morning drink as well.
Highlights Of A Grand Canyon Tour And Stop At Grand Canyon Caverns
This trip offers a large number of amenities that are not featured by other travel providers. By taking a luxury bus with Canyon Vegas Tours, you can enjoy the following:
- Comfortable and adjustable seating featuring a cushioned and ergonomic design.
- Viewpoints offering unforgettable views and photo opportunities, such as Mather Point, Yavapai Point, and Bright Angel Point.
- An expert guide who will share natural history information and geological facts.
- A visit to Grand Canyon Caverns – the largest dry caves in Arizona and the U.S.
- The addition of admission fees in the price.
- Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and bottled water.
- A roundtrip ride from and to your Las Vegas accommodation aboard a fully equipped Mercedes Sprinter.
- Tour commentary.
The Grand Canyon National Park Small Group Tour Experience
Your tour to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim begins with pick-up from your Las Vegas Hotel at 6:00 AM. From here, you will travel along Route 66 to the amazing Grand Canyon Caverns. Visitors at the caverns travel down 210 feet in an elevator to see cave formations made of red limestone and helicite. The caverns are a two-hour drive from the entrance of Grand Canyon National Park. This provides a nice halfway break during your drive.
Seeing The Caverns
Indeed, seeing the caverns is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Make sure you bring your camera so you don’t miss out on any photo opportunities. The caverns, which were discovered in 1927 by woodcutter Walter Peck, were a burial ground of the Hualapai Indians up until that time. In fact, Peck literally stumbled on the natural entrance (a large hole in the ground) on his way to play poker. After that event, the caverns became a popular tourist site.
At first, visitors to the caverns were hoisted by rope down into the depths of the cavern for 25 cents. An elevator entrance did not exist until 1962. At that time, workers blasted a shaft into the earth to accommodate the now-used elevator access. While the caverns are well-lit today, the first visitors had to bring their own source of light in the early days.
Don’t Forget To Say “Hi” To Gertie
The Grand Canyon Caverns are full of surprises and discoveries. For example, scientists discovered the skeletal remains of a large extinct ground sloth at the natural entrance. A model of the sloth stands in the caverns who has been nicknamed Gertie. When it was alive, the sloth stood 15’ 4” and weighed a whopping 2,000 pounds. It roamed the earth during the Age of Mammals along with the now-extinct saber-toothed tiger and wooly mammoth.
You will love this add-on excursion to your South Rim tour – a trip that you can share on Facebook and Instagram with friends and family. Don’t forget to tag #CanyonVegasTours when you share your pics!
Arriving At The South Rim
Once you arrive at the South Rim, be sure to stop by the Visitor Center at the entrance first. Doing so will give you an introduction to the Grand Canyon and its historic sites. Watch a 20-minute movie that will give you further details about this part of the canyon. You will also want to stop at the store across from the Visitor Center, which features Grand Canyon-related books, DVDs, and souvenirs.
Would You Like To Bike The Grand Canyon?
Some visitors rent bikes when visiting the South Rim. If you want to cycle in the park, you can place your bike on one of the shuttle bike racks and combine biking and shuttling to different sites. Whether you take a shuttle, walk, or ride, you can see historic or natural sites, such as Lookout Tower, Hopi House, the Bright Angel Lodge, and El Tovar Hotel. For more details on different activities to do in the canyon, check out the national park website.
Download A Map Before You Go
Before you take a South Rim and Grand Canyon National Park trip through Canyon Vegas Tours, download a pocket-sized copy of the Grand Canyon Park map. Use this map to familiarize yourself with the different viewpoints in the park as well as historic landmarks. You can also reference the map to learn more about places to eat and where to rent a bike if you want to participate in the activity. If you prefer to use a paper map, those are given out once you arrive at the park as well.
Contact Canyon Vegas Tours For Tour Details
If you have always wanted to see the Grand Canyon and you plan to vacation in Vegas, now is the time to take advantage of this unique opportunity. Book a day trip through Canyon Vegas Tours and make your Vegas vacation even more exciting. Contact Canyon Vegas Tours to reserve a spot on one of our exclusive Mercedes Sprinter buses now.