If you're headed to Las Vegas during the New Year's week holiday vacation then you will want to take a Grand Canyon bus tour. But don't wait until the last minute. These bus tours are super hot sellers. So if you want to guarantee the best seats at the cheapest price, book them now.
Las Vegas is a great place from which to start a Canyon bus tour. Pick between the West Rim and the South Rim and then either go with a standard tour or one that you can load up with add-ons, perks and other side-trips.
Bus tours leave only ONCE a day and in the morning and usually around 7 a. M. All tours go past Lake Mead and include a Hoover Dam photo stop before moving on to your rim of choice. From Vegas, the West Rim is 125 miles away while the South Rim is 277. It takes about 2 hours to reach the West Rim and about 5.5 hours to reach the South. Both require that you allocate a full day to the trip.
I often recommend you go to the West Rim if you want thrills and adventure and to the South Rim if you want natural scenic beauty. For example, you can take a helicopter ride to the bottom and a boat on the Colorado River at the West Rim while at the South you'll experience up to 1-million acres of pristine wilderness.
The West Rim is also home to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. It's an all-glass bridge that lets you walk up to 75 feet over the edge until you are standing a whopping 4,000 feet over the bottom. Needless to say, the views of Guano Point and Eagle Point are spectacular. If you decide to do the Skywalk, always buy the tour that includes it because it's cheaper.
As for the South Rim, I recommend adding a 30-minute helicopter ride from the South Rim to the North Rim and back. It's really awesome, especially the part where you fly through the Dragoon Corridor, which is the widest and deepest section of the National Park. You also get to see a great chunk of the North Rim, which is inaccessible by car from October through March.
There are two steps involved when getting the best price on bus tours to Grand Canyon from Las Vegas. The first step is book online. This is where you'll get the lowest rate because there's no middleman. And make sure to complete the transaction online, too. This will ensure that you qualify for the Internet discount.
The second step is to book the tour in advance. Best case scenario is to book a week ahead of time but most of us are not planners so make sure you book at least 48 hours prior to doing the tour. This way you're guaranteed to get seats and good ones at that. Avoid booking within 24 hours as the tour will most likely be sold out.
Las Vegas bus tours to Grand Canyon are a great thing to do when visiting during the New Year's holiday vacation. You've got two rims to choose from and they are the West Rim and the South Rim and both come with upgrades that deserve serious consideration. Lastly, do your best to book ahead of time and online. This will ensure that you've locked in your seats at the very lowest price.