Spend more than 24 hours in Grand Canyon National Park on this magical overnight trip to the South Rim.
Have time to enjoy the beauty and majesty of the one of the world’s greatest wonders at your own pace and in your own way.
See the Canyon at sunset and take a romantic stroll by moonlight before settling down for the night in a historic Lodge nestled among pinyon and juniper trees.
Photograph the Canyon at dawn and, if you wish, hike one of the many trails or enjoy some of the many other activities available in the National Park.
This tour is in high demand and often sells out. The tour is currently not available in May, June & 01 to 08 July 2015. Should this tour not be available, we offer an alternative tour.
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There are four options for your Grand Canyon Overnight Bus Tour From Las Vegas: single room, double room, triple room or quad room. Apart from variations in the room occupancy these options are all the same.
Day 1: Las Vegas – South Rim Grand Canyon
At the start of your Grand Canyon adventure, you will be picked up early from your hotel in a luxury coach by your driver/guide and will head out towards the Hoover Dam.
Drive over the Hoover Dam by-pass bridge over the mighty Colorado River and past sparkling Lake Mead
As you travel on towards the Grand Canyon your driver will entertain you with an informative narrative about things of interest you see. Keep an eye open for wildlife such as big-horn sheep, feral burros or mustangs, jack-rabbits, eagles, or road-runners. Also look for signs of former mining activity in the rocky desert landscape.
There will be one refreshment stop (payable direct) and then you will break for 1 hour for lunch in Williams, Arizona, on the famous Route 66 and home of the Grand Canyon Railway. The buffet meal will include chicken, beef, vegetables, salad bar and ice cream. At this stop, you will have the chance to learn a bit about the Grand Canyon Railway, which made its first journey to the South Rim in 1901, long before Arizona was dubbed the ‘Grand Canyon State’. With the arrival of the train, people could get to the legendary Canyon with ease and comfort.
After lunch, you will proceed to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and arrive there in the early afternoon (around 2:00pm).
As an introduction to the Grand Canyon, you will enjoy a National Park South Rim Tour in your luxury coach. This will take you to Mather Point, which has an extensive viewing area overlooking the Canyon.
You will also stop at a Visitor Center, where you can learn more about the National Park, and at Yavapai Point. The latter provides one of the best panoramas on this part of the South Rim as it is the most northerly viewpoint and the closest to the Colorado River, allowing for unobstructed views up and down the gorge.
You will visit Bright Angel Lodge, a natural rustic building designed by famed architect Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter in the 1930s and a center for South Rim activities.
At about 4:00pm, you will be dropped off at your accommodation at a historic National Park Lodge. You then have time to enjoy the Grand Canyon in your own way. You could set off on a hike, photograph the gorge at sunset, take a helicopter flight (not included in this tour) or kick back in the Lodge by the fireplace and listen to stories provided by a park ranger.
Dinner is payable direct and there are various options available. You could choose to eat at your Lodge, or splash out and go to the grand El Tovar hotel.
You will spend the night at Yavapai Lodge, surrounded by pinyon and juniper woodlands, about half a mile from the South Rim. The Lodge is unstarred accommodation but it has modern air-conditioned rooms, all of which are non-smoking and have TV and a telephone. Most rooms have queen beds and your chosen option for this tour will determine how many people will be in your room. All rooms have en suite bathrooms. There is no bar at the Lodge but you will find one at El Tovar hotel.
Day 2: South Rim Grand Canyon to Las Vegas
Breakfast (payable direct) is available at the Canyon Café at Yavapai Lodge. After breakfast, you have free time until 3:30pm, so you can make the most of the many activities available in the Park.
You will have time to walk the nature trails, view the Native American art and handicrafts, visit the displays, museums or gift shops. It’s your call. But don’t attempt to walk down to the river. It is too far to go in one day.
At 3:30pm, you meet your coach at Bright Angel Lodge and begin the return journey to Las Vegas. There will be a refreshment stop (payable direct) and after sunset a feature film will be shown in your de luxe coach.
You will arrive back in Las Vegas at approximately 9:45pm and will be dropped back at your hotel.
My friend and I were really happy with the tour! We got picked up in front of our hotel, got a free great lunch and then were droped of at our lodge in Grand Canyon. We had all...Sherry Guenther
For a traveller organising a trip remotely (from India), we were always a bit apprehensive, but the fears were entirely misplaced. A wonderful experience, at a astounding...vivek kale
We were so looking forward to going to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to stay overnight and see it in all of its glory at sunrise and sunset. However, due to the USA Govt...Garry R. Handby
2 days, 1 night
Start time: 6:30am (on the first day)
Duration: 2 days, 1 night
Your hotel in Las Vegas.
(We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)
Your hotel in Las Vegas
Carry a change of clothes and washing things in a small soft-sided bag, like a duffle bag, in order to meet security regulations for crossing Hoover Dam. Weather at the Grand Canyon can be variable. Dress in layers, so you can add or remove garments as required. Wear comfortable shoes for walking and bring hiking boots if you are planning to walk a long way. Bring a hat, sunscreen, lip balm, and sun glasses, and don’t forget the camera! For viewing and photographing the canyon, the best light is early or late in the day. Remember that days are short in the winter and long in the summer. If you plan to see the canyon at sunrise or sunset, it is recommended that you be on the rim at least an hour before. Do not attempt to hike down to the river and back in one day. Take bottled water when you are hiking.
Your exact pick up time and location will be provided by email but please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
If you are not picked up within 5 minutes of your scheduled pick time, please call the activity operator.
Fuel surcharge of US$7 will be collected at the time of departure
Customer can only carry carryon bag with them and 1 bag per person
No longer stops at the Hoover Dam for photo stop.
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