An excursion to the Grand Canyon is an exciting twist on any Las Vegas vacation, and bus trips give you a great way to experience this glorious region. More than five million people are drawn to the National Park annually and many of them do not like flying or have a limited budget. Fortunately, these travelers can take one of the many bus trips available.
The fabulous Vegas Strip is the starting point for most Grand Canyon bus trips. They typically offer free pick-up and drop-off for passengers staying at Vegas Strip hotels. This is a great perk, because traffic can get ugly in Vegas and letting someone else drive can prevent a lot of stress. Don't worry if your hotel is not on the strip – you can always take a cab to the designated pickup location.
You & # 39; You'll see some amazing sights during your Grand Canyon road trip. The closest border to Las Vegas is the West Rim, about 120 miles away. There you have wonderful views of the Colorado River, Eagle Point and Guano Point, among other highlights. The Grand Canyon Skywalk ("Glass Bridge") is also on the west edge, allowing canyon visitors to walk 70 feet beyond the edge. To experience this unique thrill, add a Skywalk pass to your tour package. You save money by including your passport in your trip rather than buying it when you arrive at the park.
Grand Canyon buses can also take you to the South Rim, more than 275 miles from Vegas. The drive takes 5 ½ hours each way, but it is well spent. You will see the same views of Hoover Dam and Lake Mead as you see on a West Rim tour, but then drive on to the Kaibab Plateau in Northern Arizona. When you get to the park, you will see the Grand Canyon Village (the location of the El Tovar Hotel and Bright Angel Lodge) along with several key listings such as Mather Point.
Personally, I think one of the best things about Grand Canyon bus trips is that they & # 39; are all inclusive – they include everything you need to truly enjoy the experience. In addition to Strip pickup and drop off, as I mentioned earlier, your bus trip includes lunch. If you prefer to eat at one of the West or South Rim restaurants or snack bars, the prices are reasonable.
Your trip will last all day no matter what rims you visit. The drive from Las Vegas to the West Rim takes 2 ½ hours. The drive to the south is 5 ½ hours, and you did not win back to the Strip until 10 p.m. 21:00. Don & # 39; Don't make reservations for dinner or evening for that evening. You & # 39; You'll be too tired to do much, even if you come back in time. Believe me – you will sleep like a rock after this trip!
Grand Canyon buses give you a great way to see the gap with your friends and family. Choppers can only seat 6 and fly 19, but you probably haven't won everyone on the plane. Grand Canyon buses are different – they can handle large groups of people traveling together. They are also comfortable. These are luxury motorhomes with reclining seats, personal climate control, plasma TV, food trays and a built-in toilet. If that sounds good, I'll see you on the drive from Vegas to the canyon, because bus trips are the way to go!