Sunday, 20 December 2015

Las Vegas Bus Tours: Going To Grand Canyon During Christmas Holidays

By Belinda Shields

Vegas is a great place to celebrate the Christmas holiday, and one thing you may not realize is that's it's close to the Grand Canyon too, at only 120 miles away. A bus tour to the National Park would be a great way to spend a day with the family. Tours go to both the South Rim and the West Rim, so if you book soon, you could have a Christmas holiday like no other.

Bus tours leave every day, even on the 25th of December, but you'll have to get in quick, because tours are selling out fast.

South Rim Bus Tours

Las Vegas is almost 300 miles from the South Rim, and the journey takes just over five hours. Even so, this trip is in high demand, with the South Rim offering untouched scenic beauty.

The South Rim tour will take you to Tusayan in Arizona. This small town is right outside the entrance to the National Park. You'll have about three hours there to take in the sights. You can visit Yaki and Mather Points and explore Grand Canyon Village. The South Rim and the West Rim are very different from each other, so it is worth making the trip to see the beautiful surroundings here.

Vegas Bus Tours To The West Rim

If you're short for time, or if you simply don't want to travel for an extended period, then you will be happy to know that it's only 2.5 hours from Las Vegas to the West Rim. On the way there, you can check out the Hoover Dam, which is just outside the city.

These tours are available in a basic or deluxe version. The tour comes with breakfast and all other fees included. An all-inclusive tour means you won't have any surprise charges in the middle of your trip.

At the West Rim, you'll have three hours to explore. There are plenty of walking tracks and vantage points, such as Guano Point and Eagle Point. The West Rim is the most popular Canyon destination, so there are even attractions like the Skywalk. You can add the tickets to your tour and walk on the glass bridge while you're suspended 4000 feet above the bottom of the Canyon and 70 feet past the rim. It's an exhilarating experience, and one that you should not miss at the West Rim.

Another fun upgrade option is to book a helicopter ride. One of the helicopter options is to fly down to the Canyon floor where you can hop on a boat and tour the Colorado River. With so much to see and do, and being so close to Vegas, it's no wonder that the West Rim is so incredibly popular.

You Want To Book Early

Saying that these tours are popular, is no exaggeration. They often sell out, so you will need to get in early. If you want to see the Canyon for Christmas then you should book now. You can book online with your credit card, which will give you the best deal, and secure your seats. Remember to set a whole day aside to visit the Canyon on a bus tour.

Since the colder months are upon us, you'll want to dress in layers so you stay warm. The South Rim in particular can get cold enough to snow, so be sure to check the weather forecast the night before your tour so you know how to dress.


Give you and your loved ones a special gift this Christmas. Book a scenic bus tour to the Canyon. From Vegas, you have access to the South Rim and the West Rim, and the sights at both areas are simply stunning. The West Rim is more suited to excitement, whereas the South Rim is more about the untouched and isolated natural beauty. Better hurry and pick your tour so you can book it online, that way you can lock in your seats on the perfect way to celebrate Christmas with your family.

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