Vacationing by bus isn't the most effective way to get to the Canyon, but it's definitely the most comfortable. Tour coaches offer more space than airplanes and helicopters, and the seating is more comfortable, too. Buses are weather manipulated and offer entertainment systems as well as guided narration. Tinted glass windows are offered for privateness (without sacrificing the view) and there are even toilet facilities on plank.
The Grand Canyon is one of the world's most well-known natural monuments. To see the Grand Canyon should be a goal on anyone's bucket list, and being in Las Vegas offers the perfect opportunity to do so. Las Vegas is closest to the West Rim, but it's also not too far from the South Rim, an area of the Canyon that is less frequented by tourists, and much more mysterious and wild. If you want to take an affordable trip in 2018, then you'll find the Grand Canyon bus tours to be perfect for your needs.
Traveling by bus isn't the fastest way to get to the Canyon, but it's definitely the most comfortable. Tour coaches offer more space than planes and helicopters, and the seating is more comfortable, too. Buses are climate controlled and offer entertainment systems as well as guided narration. Tinted windows are offered for privacy (without sacrificing the view) and there are even toilet facilities on board. If you're interested in traveling at a more relaxed pace, and if you have a full day to set aside, then Grand Canyon buses are available and depart every morning from Las Vegas.
The bus ride itself has scheduled stops for sightseeing, even before you reach the Grand Canyon. The bus will pass through Boulder City, before heading to Lake Mead and the impressive Hoover Dam. The bus typically makes a short stop on the Arizona side of the Hoover Dam Bypass, allowing for the best photo opportunities.
As you get closer to the Canyon, you'll go through the high desert of the Kaibab Plateau, which will start to reveal some of the mysterious ruggedness that you'll see out at the Canyon. It's difficult to convey just how impressive the Grand Canyon National Park is. The Grand Canyon itself was formed long before any recorded human history. Our own knowledge of human settlement goes back just a little more than 10,000 years, whereas the canyon itself is estimated to be up to six million years old! You'll literally be looking at a significant part of natural history when you gaze at the Canyon from any of the lookout points within the National Park, and it can be quite humbling to see something so vast in scale, all while knowing that this was cut into the earth by the movement of what is now the mighty Colorado River!
At the South Rim, the Grand Canyon Village will be your gateway to the national park. Depending on the tour you take, you could end up at a number of key lookout points. Some of the best include Yaki Point, Hopi Point, Yavapai Point, and Mather Point. There are helicopter tours available at the South Rim, and you could even choose to add one of these on to you Grand Canyon bus tour if you're looking for the complete experience.
Even if you don't add a helicopter flight, you'll have spectacular views and memories that you can take with you for life. Don't forget to check out the Walk of Time trail, which your guide will be happy to point out to you. If you want to pick up some authentic souvenirs from the area, make sure you stop off at Verkamp's or Kolb Studio within the Grand Canyon Village. Again, your guide will be happy to direct you when the bus stops off in the Village.
Booking this trip of a lifetime is simple when you book online, and doing so will also ensure that you get the best rates. It's best to book in advance because tours can sell out fast, so try and plan two weeks or at least one week in advance. The closer you get to the travel date, the more you'll need to pay, so booking early is definitely the best way to go. Discounts from early online bookings can be up to 20%.
With your tour locked in, you'll be all set for a journey to one of the most spectacular places on earth, from the comfort of a Grand Canyon bus tour.