Are you planning to be in Las Vegas this Valentine’s Day? Vegas is an exciting place to be, and there’s much more to see than just the casinos and restaurants along The Strip. You could take a bus tour to the Grand Canyon’s West Rim or South Rim, but you’ll have to get in quick because tickets are selling out fast.
Bus tours take a whole day and depart at 7 AM. On the way to the Canyon, you will stop off at the Hoover Dam, which offers a great photo opportunity at this famous landmark. You could even take another full-day tour on a different date if you want to explore the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead fully.
The Grand Canyon West Rim
Closest to Vegas is the West Rim. It takes only two and a half hours to get there from the city. Here there are some great viewing platforms and walkways with the most famous platform being the Skywalk. This glass footbridge extends 70ft from the rim and will have you staring in amazement as you stand 4000ft above the bottom.
You can choose from different touring packages. The basic tour will take you to the park, and from there you can choose exactly how you want to explore it. There are also options where you could add on a helicopter ride to the bottom of the Canyon, or even take a boat ride on the Colorado River.
Grand Canyon South Rim Tours
The South Rim begins in Arizona, so it takes a little longer to get there from Las Vegas. The trip is just over 5 hours. It’s worth it though, especially if you want to see the sprawling wilderness that is the South Rim. There are over 1 million acres of land at this area of the Grand Canyon.
Just like at the West Rim, you can choose from basic or more inclusive packages. The basic bus tour will have you exploring the area from the ground, and there are also helicopter tours available. The 30-minute helicopter will take you all the way to the remote North Rim, and back again.
No Hidden Fees
You will only pay the ticket price for your bus tour, and there are no hidden fees or taxes. There’s also free hotel pickup, a light breakfast, and lunch included with the package. These tours are also guided, so you will have a professional on board to tell you all about the areas that you visit.
Bus tours are perfect if you’re on a budget. They’re the most affordable way to visit the Grand Canyon National park. And even if you want to spend a little extra, there are options like the helicopter tours or the Skywalk VIP experience at the West Rim.
The days on and around Valentine’s Day are some of the busiest of the year. This means that you will have to book early, and I recommend booking at least two weeks in advance. This will ensure that your seats are locked in. When you book online, you will get the best deals. Make sure that you complete your purchase with a credit card so that you can take advantage of the lower prices.
I hope that this article has inspired you to take a Valentine’s Day trip that will be remembered for a lifetime. The Grand Canyon is an incredibly romantic place, and few parks offer the same level of beauty and adventure. I love the bottom landing Helicopter add-on at the West Rim, and the South Rim is made even better when you take a short flight to the North Rim. Whatever you end up choosing, remember to enjoy the day, book online, and book with your credit card for the best price. If you thought Las Vegas was special, wait until you head out to the Grand Canyon!
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