Grand canyon tours from Las Vegas

Are you looking for the best Grand Canyon tours from Las Vegas?

Here you will find a complete list of tour options to visit the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas. 

Grand Canyon National Park can be reached with excursions from Las Vegas by land and by air. Therefore, your first choice will be between: 

  • Grand Canyon Bus Tours from Las Vegas
  • Grand Canyon Helicopter/Airplane Tours from Las Vegas

The Grand Canyon stretches for over 100 miles in direction East-West. Since it can be challenging to understand where the main places are located, we have reported them on a map. 

 

Grand Canyon Bus Tours from Las Vegas

The Grand Canyon National Park can be reached by bus from Las Vegas. The route to get to the Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim is approximately 280 miles long. By bus, it takes over 3 hours each way. Bus tours offer a direct connection from Las Vegas Downtown to the Grand Canyon, thus saving time and making the visit as on a one day trip possible.

1. Bus Tour to Grand Canyon South Rim from Las Vegas

Gran Canyon South Rim Tours from Las Vegas

The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is the most popular spot to reach to enjoy a panoramic view of the Canyon. On the South Rim, you will find some facilities, and it is where the Grand Canyon Village is located. 
Several trails start from the South Rim, at elevations between 6,000 feet and 7,400 feet, touching numerous viewpoints such as Grand View Point (the highest), Mohave Point, Pima Point and Yavapai Point.

Most bus tours from Las Vegas go to the South Rim. A day trip to Grand Canyon South Rim from Las Vegas is the cheapest way to visit the national park from Vegas. Standard bus tours are priced starting from $79.

2. Bus Tour to Grand Canyon West Rim from Las Vegas

West Rim Grand Canyon Tours from Las Vegas

The West Rim is another famous area in which you can appreciate panoramic views over the Grand Canyon. The West Rim is renowned for its Skywalk (see below), plus several 360-degrees viewpoints, such as Eagle Point and Guano Point.
Bus tours connect daily Las Vegas to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. The price is also quite low, starting at $119.

3. Bus Tour to West Rim with Skywalk included

Grand Canyon Tours with Skywalk

The famed Skywalk, a glass construction that let you walk over the Grand Canyon, is placed on the West Rim. Some bus tours include the ticket to the Skywalk, which has an admission fee. Therefore, the price of the excursion is higher than the standard bus trip to the West Rim, roughly $30 more.

4. Bus Tour with Hoover Dam visit included

Hoover Dam Grand Canyon Tours

The Hoover Dam is a massive dam located just outside Las Vegas, where the Colorado River opens into the Lake Mead. The Hoover Dam is on the route from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon, making a stop for a visit convenient. Most bus tours stop there for 15-30 minutes to allow travelers to take pictures, while others include a guided tour of the dam and the hydroelectric power plant.

5. Grand Canyon Bus Tour + Colorado River Boat tour

Colorado River View from a Boat

The Colorado River dig the Grand Canyon along the centuries. Looking at the Canyon from the viewpoint is definitely astonishing, but visiting it by boat is not less impressive. Several bus tours include the combo to visit one of the Rim of the Grand Canyon, plus touring by boat along the Colorado River. 

6. Grand Canyon White Water Rafting Tour

Rafting in the Grand Canyon

If you seek adrenaline, white water rafting on the Colorado River is your answer! Travel to the Grand Canyon from Vegas by van and embark on a thrilling water adventure which takes you through 40 miles along the river.

7. Bus Tour to Grand Canyon and Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon is one of the most fascinating rock formation existing in the world. The way how the sun rays enter into the fissures of the stones is impressive. You will walk inside the Canyon and take amazing photo shots. If you are in Las Vegas, it can be your chance to visit the Antelope Canyon together with the Grand Canyon.

The Antelope Canyon is located in Arizona, about 140 miles East of the Grand Canyon. In general, tours that include the visit to both Canyons last two days, but there are some faster options which include the two parks on a single day trip.

8. Grand Canyon Horseshoe Bend & Antelope Canyon Tour

Horseshoe Bend

The Horseshoe Bend offers one of the most powerful perspectives over the Grand Canyon. It is located East from the South Rim and farther away from Las Vegas. The Horseshoe Bend is considerably close to the Antelope Canyon, and this is the reason why many minibus tours from Las Vegas stop both at the Horseshoe Bend and the Antelope Canyon.

Since the Horseshoe Bend and the Antelope Canyon are not so close to Las Vegas, very often this tour takes two days.

9. Tour to Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Zion Park, Bryce Park and Monument Valley 

Monument Valley

Zion Park, Bryce Park and Monument Valley are located in Utah, and they would complete your visit to the South-West of the United States. Together with the Grand Canyon and Antelope Canyon, they offer the most striking landscapes that you can find in the South-West of the United States.

Zion National Park

The 5 parks are spread along hundreds of miles and, therefore, they cannot be visited on a one day trip. However, there are very convenient 3-day bus trips leaving from Las Vegas. They include bus transfer, admission tickets to all the parks, overnight staying in hotels, meals or additional outdoor activities. If you have 3 days available, taking this tour will be one of the most memorable experiences of your life!

10. Camping Tour to Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Zion Park, Bryce Park and Monument Valley 

Grand Canyon Night Camping

This van tour is a variation of the one above. You will travel in a small group and visit the parks in Arizona (Grand Canyon and Antelope Canyon) plus the parks in Utah (Zion, Bryce and Monument Valley), but, instead of staying overnight in hotels, you will camp into the wild!

11. Hummer Tour to Grand Canyon from Las Vegas

Grand Canyon Hummer tour from Las Vegas
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A hummer tour is not a bus tour, even if the size of the vehicles is similar! Hummer tours are an unusual way to explore the Grand Canyon by land, though a thrilling experience! You will start your journey from Las Vegas and travel off-road through the Joshua Tree until you reach the West Rim, in which you will have plenty of free time to explore the area.

12. Grand Canyon Overnight Tour from Las Vegas

Grand Canyon at Dusk

Traveling by bus/minivan to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas takes a few hours, and the entire trip will last a full day. If you want to enjoy a more relaxed trip and see the Grand Canyon at sunset or sunrise, plan to use two days and spend one night at the national park with this overnight tour. 

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours from Las Vegas

Grand canyon Helicopter tour from Las Vegas

Hop aboard a helicopter for a sightseeing tour to the Grand Canyon. Soar over the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Colorado River and the vast Mojave Desert as you fly from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon in a helicopter. Enjoy the in-flight explanations and learn all about the history of the Canyon, while you take pictures of the breathtaking view.

Make sure to note whether your helicopter tour includes landing or not. Some tours include only the flight, and they are shorter, while others land on the West Rim of the Grand Canyon and give you time to explore, eat, visit several viewpoints or doing additional activities.  

13. Grand Canyon West Rim Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas

Aereal view of the Grand Canyon

Most helicopter tours leaving from Las Vegas lands on the West Rim. This is the “standard helicopter tour”. The famous Skywalk is located in the Rim, at Eagle View Point. Make sure that the tour that you select is landing if you want to have time to trail the Grand Canyon or do other outdoor activities. The cost of a helicopter tour from Las Vegas starts from $330.

14. Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour + Helicopter Flight

Grand Canyon View from Helicopter

This tour includes air-conditioned coach transport from Las Vegas to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, plus a helicopter ride through the Grand Canyon’s Dragon Corridor of about 25-30 minutes. This option is interesting because it’s cheaper ($50 – $100 less) compared to a standard helicopter flight from Vegas, but it lets you experience the adrenaline of being on a helicopter looking at the Canyon from the sky.

15. Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours at sunset

Grand canyon Helicopter sunset tour from Las Vegas

If you are a fun of taking astonishing pictures or enjoying a romantic moment with your partner, well, there is no better way to train your skills than by a helicopter tour at sunset. You will start your helicopter flight in Las Vegas about 2 hours before the sunset. Fly while it gets darker, land and gaze at the Grand Canyon during the sunset. Travel back by helicopter at twilight.
The price of a helicopter tour at sunset is around $500.

16. Grand Canyon West Rim Helicopter Tours + Skywalk

Helicopter landing Grand Canyon West Rim

The Skywalk is located on the Eagle View Point on the West Rim. The helicopter tour will depart from Las Vegas and land on the West Rim. You will have plenty of time to explore the West Rim and walk on the Skywalk. Your journey back to Vegas will be by helicopter as well. 

17. Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours + Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam view from Helicopter

Start your tour with pickup at your hotel in Las Vegas and travel to the Hoover Dam for a 30 minutes photo stop. Afterwards, you will be conducted to the heliport to start the helicopter ride to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon.  

18. Grand Canyon Airplane Tours from Las Vegas

Gran Canyon Airplane tours from Las Vegas

Airplane tours are an alternative to helicopter tours. Scenic flights are cheaper than helicopter tours because they carry more people. On the other hand, they are less flexible. In fact, several airplane tours don’t stop at the Grand Canyon (unless the option is selected), but they fly over it, departing from Boulder City (near Las Vegas), approaching the West Rim and travelling back. Airplane tours can be as cheap as $149 if the landing option is not selected. 

19. Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight and Colorado River Boat tour

Boat tours Grand Canyon

There is no better way to experience the Grand Canyon than by air and by water! Enjoy astonishing views from the sky and from the bottom of the Canyon. Board on a helicopter tour from Las Vegas, fly over the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and Mojave’s Rocks, land on the bottom of the Canyon, where you start your boat ride. Afterwards, the helicopter will bring you to the West Rim and land there for a while, before returning to Vegas by air. 

20. Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour + White water rafting

Rafting Grand Canyon

This is the best adrenaline combo! Depart from Las Vegas and fly in a helicopter over the Grand Canyon, landing on the West Rim. Trek down to the bottom of the Canyon and embark on a white water rafting tour on the Colorado River. Have fun!

21. Grand Canyon North Rim Air Tour + ATV 

Quad Tours

The North Rim is the wildest and least visited section of the Grand Canyon. It is open only half a year, April to November. Start your journey from Las Vegas and fly on an airplane over the Grand Canyon to the North Rim. Land and admire the panorama. Join an off-road quad ride to experience the wildness of this part natural park. Driving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) will be a rush of adrenaline! 

As you have seen, there are plenty of tours to choose from. Make sure to visit the Grand Canyon during your permanence in Las Vegas. You will have great memories!

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