Taking A Vegas To Grand Canyon National Park Small Group Tour
Vegas to Grand Canyon is a trip everyone visiting the Las Vegas area should take. The Grand Canyon is an exceptionally beautiful natural wonder that has been formed over millions of years. This site is a popular tourist destination, with more than 5 million visitors witnessing the spectacular views each year. While it’s entirely possible to explore the Grand Canyon on your own, the experience is even better when you let us take you on a luxury tour from Vegas to Grand Canyon.
Our tour has the most amazing views, knowledgeable guides, and luxury amenities all at the best price. If you want to see everything the southwest has to offer, Grand Vegas Tours is the best choice.
Why Choose A Small Group Vegas To Grand Canyon Tour
If you prefer the VIP treatment when on vacation, this is the tour for you. On a small group Grand Canyon tour, you will get to go at your own pace and have a more personalized tour. All small group tour passengers are picked up directly at their hotel the morning of the tour.
You will also travel in a luxury Mercedes Sprinter, the ultimate in comfort and relaxation. You driver and guide will be dedicated to your group. They will be there to answer your questions, share interesting facts and history, and point you in the direction of all the best views.
Not to mention, with a smaller group, you are able to stop more of less frequently depending on the group’s needs. The entire tour from start to finish will be focused on you and your preferences. The small group tour experience is great for groups under 14 that desire a personalized, special Vegas to Grand Canyon journey.
The Best Time To Visit The South Rim Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is a hub of activity, with people from all over the world visiting it every year. The summertime is the busiest season for visiting the South Rim Grand Canyon because the weather is typically hot and sunny. If you prefer cooler temperatures and smaller crowds, the best time to visit is during fall or spring. During this time there are overall less visitors and the weather tends to be consistently pleasant.
What To Expect On A Vegas To Grand Canyon Tour
We strive to make viewing and exploring the Grand Canyon as fun, memorable, and easy as possible. There are two main places to get a premier view of the Grand Canyon- the South Rim Grand Canyon and the West Rim Grand Canyon. The South Rim is the more popular destination of the two because it is less remote and provides many activities for tourists to experience.
When you choose to take a Vegas to Grand Canyon South Rim small group tour with us, you can expect comfort and convenience. We will pick you up directly from your Las Vegas hotel in the morning to take you on the journey of a lifetime. Traveling in a luxury Mercedes Sprinter van, you will get a personalized tour experience. While on the tour, expect our friendly and professional guide to answer any questions you may have, point out interesting natural features and wildlife, and make the trip fun.
Food is taken care of as well as your lunch is included during your tour. While making the Vegas to Grand Canyon drive, the group will stop off to pick up your complimentary lunch. Then you can enjoy your meal while sitting right on the rim of the canyon or in the van if you choose. Water is also provided to keep everyone hydrated while touring.
Once there, you will have around 3 hours to explore Grand Canyon National Park. After you have soaked in all the beautiful views, you will begin the bus ride back to Las Vegas. When the tour is over, you are dropped off back at your hotel to relax after a long day of adventure. Below is information about the South Rim Grand Canyon, the small group tour experience, and some things to help you prepare for your tour.
Stop Off At The Grand Canyon Caverns
We start your Vegas to Grand Canyon tour off the right way, with a stop at the Grand Canyon Caverns. This halfway point stop gives you the change to rest, stretch your legs, and see the incredible caverns. You will have plenty of time to take pictures here and enjoy the scenery.
Each tour to the Grand Canyon South Rim includes a brief visit to the Grand Canyon Caverns on the way. Grand Canyon Caverns are located directly off of historic Route 66 just a short drive from Peach Springs, Arizona. They are not as well know as the Grand Canyon, but they are certainly as amazing.
Stopping at the caverns for one hour, you will have the chance to stretch your legs, explore the expansive property, and get your lunch included in the tour package. Additionally, while at the caverns, you can choose to add on a 45 minute caverns experience tour. This tour will take you nearly 300 feet underground in an elevator. You will then follow a guide who leads you to the large caverns.
There are two main rooms to experience in the caverns, both being larger than a football field. Each room of the cave has mesmerizing natural features to see. Your guide is an expert in the caverns history and environment so you will learn a lot along the way.
We are the only tour company in Vegas that includes a stop at the Grand Canyon Caverns. This makes our Grand Canyon tours more special and valuable than a typical Grand Canyon tour.
Continuing On To The South Rim On Route 66
After stopping at the Grand Canyon Caverns, your tour continues as you drive along famous Route 66. Guests will enjoy the beauty of Arizona’s stunning desert landscapes throughout the journey.
Continuing along Route 66, you will make a stop at a gift shop in Seligman, Arizona so that you get the opportunity to take home a treasure. The town is a wonder in itself. The residents are friendly and it has the vintage look of a town in the 50’s. One thing to note about this town is that it was the location the movie “Cars” was based off of. This is sure to get the kids excited.
On the drive back to Vegas from the Grand Canyon, you have the chance to experience a famous California-based restaurant, In-N-Out burger. Additionally, you can look forward to seeing the spectacular skyline of the Las Vegas Valley at night as you drive into town.
The tentative schedule for your Vegas to Grand Canyon South Rim small group tour is:
- Pickup at 6:00 AM
- 1 hour stop at Grand Canyon Caverns
- 3 hours touring Grand Canyon National Park
- 15 minute dinner stop
The West Rim is another part of the Grand Canyon that offers fantastic scenery and a breath-taking landscape. The drive to the West Rim is a bit different than to the South Rim Grand Canyon. Guests will see instead the beauty of the Joshua tree forest and Mojave Desert. At the West Rim, you can explore the Welcome Center, get a bird’s eye view at Eagle Point, do some sightseeing at Guano Point, and see the wonders of Hualapai Ranch.
What Is There To Do At The Grand Canyon
Now you know what to expect from our tour. We have not yet touched on how to best prepare for the Grand Canyon, however. The South Rim Grand Canyon is a national park after all. Therefore there are some natural elements to be equipped for. There are a lot of fun activities to experience and places to see while visiting, so we want to share all the best tips with you. Here are some of the things you may witness while in on a Vegas to Grand Canyon South Rim tour.
While it’s not necessary to go on an adventurous hike to get a spectacular view, hiking is an option you have when visiting the Grand Canyon. Typically, when hiking, you would go upward first, then back down. At the South Rim Grand Canyon, however, you hike down into the canyon, then travel back up to the rim. On a one-day tour, there is not enough time to hike all the way to the canyon floor. If you would like to do some extensive hiking into the Grand Canyon, you can plan an overnight journey.
When hiking any distance, it’s important to make sure that you remain as safe as possible and stay hydrated in the high heat. Wearing light clothing is a good idea in the summer, as this helps keep the body much cooler and avoid overheating. During the winter, the canyon gets quite cold, however. So, you will need to check the weather before taking your tour to be best prepared.
There is no shortage of wildlife in Grand Canyon National Park. So you should be prepare to see some of the native species that call the South Rim Grand Canyon home. Some of the commonly seen wildlife at the canyon includes:
The condor is a massive bird, with an impressive 9-foot wingspan making it the biggest land bird in North America.
Desert Bighorn sheep
The Bighorn Sheep is the state animal of Nevada. These sheep are the largest native animals in the Grand Canyon and are often roaming the cliffs of the canyon.
Elk aren’t native to the Grand Canyon, but you may still get a view of one there. Chances of seeing an elk are much higher by sources of fresh water.
These falcons are the fastest in the world. You may just spot one while touring the Grand Canyon.
Rattlesnakes are often live below the rim of the Grand Canyon. Therefore, they do not pose a serious threat to travelers unless they are provoked. Remember to keep an ear out for rattling and your eyes on the ground.
It’s exciting to see wild animals, but there are some things you’ll need to keep in mind as well. You should never feed wild animals when you see them. This causes dangerous interactions between people and animals. You should also not attempt to touch wild animals. Lastly, stay a safe distance away from animals when you see them. Let the animals enjoy their natural habitat and enjoy their presence from afar.
More Grand Canyon Activities
For a full list of activities and viewpoints at the South Rim, be sure to check out the Grand Canyon National Park website.
Dealing With Large Crows On A Vegas To Grand Canyon Tour
Even though the Grand Canyon is a famously talked-about and visited area, many people are often taken aback by the sheer number of visitors that can be present. Be prepared to see many people and share your views with others, as there are often crowds present at the canyon. Still, it is not impossible to get away for a quiet moment of viewing the Grand Canyon. If you walk a bit farther off the beaten path you can easily find an overlook or secluded spot to sit and enjoy the spectacular site.
The temperature in the desert is likely going to be hotter than you’d expect during the summer season. So it is important to prepare for the intense heat. In the South Rim Grand Canyon area, highs in the summer can reach the mid-80s while the West Rim can reach the low 100s. This is at the rim of the canyon, however, temperatures are even higher once you enter into the canyon. Make sure to bring hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and water to cope with the extreme summer heat.
As mentioned, you can try to avoid large crowds by taking a Vegas to Grand Canyon tour in the winter. However, the winter can get surprisingly cold in the desert. Highs for the South Rim Grand Canyon tend to reach the mid-40s in the winter, while the West Rim stays in the low 60s. There is also a good chance of snow in the winter season. This can sometimes cause roads to become closed and possibly delay a tour. We keep track of all weather announcements, however, making it much less of a gamble to travel with our tour company.
Book Your Vegas To Grand Canyon South Rim Tour Today
If you’re planning on touring Vegas to Grand Canyon, consider making it easier and more convenient with our luxury small group Grand Canyon tours. We can save you time spent searching for the best views and ensure that you stop at every point of interest on the way there and back. Your comfort and fun are our highest priority throughout the entire tour. We know we can make your Grand Canyon experience the one you have always imagined.
If you have any questions about touring the South Rim Grand Canyon or the West Rim Grand Canyon, feel free to contact us and speak with a representative that can answer any questions or concerns you may have. Like us on Facebook to share your tour experience with us!
- Guests will spend approximately 3 hours at the Grand Canyon National Park, including the Visitor Center, Mather Point, Yavapai Point and Bright Angel Lodge.
- We provide pick up and drop off directly at the hotels. Don’t see your meeting spot for pick up on the list? Please contact us to help arrange for transportation to a convenient meeting spot for pick up.
- Stop at the Grand Canyon Caverns and have the option to add a 45-minute caverns tour.
- Travel along Route 66 and experience the history.
- Our tour guides are professional, knowledgeable, and friendly.
- We do make comfort stops for you to take a break, stretch, and go to the restroom.
- What’s a tour without a meal? Yes, lunch is included. We’ll serve you right at the rim of the Grand Canyon to allow you additional time at the canyon. Your deli sandwich lunch can be enjoyed on the bus or right at the canyon. Enjoy a Breakfast Danish as an early morning snack.
- Plenty of water is provided on tour.
- We provide luxury buses that are clean and comfortable.
- We offer the best Grand Canyon bus tours from Las Vegas.
- Want to see the Canyon from top to bottom? We offer airplane rides too.