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Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Bus Tour from Las Vegas

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Grand Canyon National Park Bus Tour

From US$79.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 15 to 16 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visit the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, on this full-day bus tour from Las Vegas. Travel in a luxury bus with air conditioning, restroom on board and a separate guide. At the Grand Canyon, upgrade to a guided walking tour or explore highlights like Mather Point, Bright Angel Point and Hopi House on your own.
  • Full-day bus tour to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas
  • Entertaining and informative commentary on the bus ride
  • Includes lunch, snacks and bottled water
  • Pickup and drop-off from most Las Vegas hotels

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Fresh deli lunch box
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professionally Trained Separate Step-On Tour Guide
  • Safety Focused Bus Driver - No Driver Guides
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop Off at or near most Hotels
  • Restroom on board
  • Optional walking tour (unless option selected)
  • Dinner

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

06:00 AM

Pickup details

In order to ensure the you have the most time at the Grand Canyon, we pick up from select hotels on or near the Strip and Downtown. The pickup location you enter will be used as reference so we can assign you to the closest pickup point from the hotel or address where you are staying. Pickup times are scheduled between 5:00AM and 6:00AM depending on your assigned pickup location. Pickup details are sent by 8 P.M. the day prior to your tour.

What To Expect

Boulder City

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Kingman Visitor Center

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Kingman (Pass By)

Angel & Vilma Delgadillo's Route 66 Gift Shop & Visitor's Center

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Seligman (Pass By)

Grand Canyon National Park

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Mather Point

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Hopi House

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Bright Angel Point

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Boulder City

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Las Vegas Strip (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers as the price is based on seat occupancy
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We do allow for regular sized backpacks that can fit underneath your seats. NO suitcases, or luggage is permitted.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 77 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:How early should I book the Grand Canyon National Park Bus Tour?

A:It is recommended that you make your reservations as soon as your travel dates are set, especially during popular and seasonal dates. There are capacity limits on most tours and the closer to the date, the more likely it will be sold out.

Aug 2021

Q:Are there any age restrictions for the Grand Canyon National Park Bus Tour?

A:No, however, please keep in mind that this is a full-day tour so your children should be able to handle traveling for extended periods.

Aug 2021

Q:How do I arrange pickup for the Grand Canyon National Park Bus Tour?

A:Round-trip transportation is offered from most major Las Vegas hotels. Please select the appropriate hotel upon checkout. Be sure to contact the local operator at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm your pickup details.

Aug 2021

Q:How long is the drive to the Grand Canyon during the Grand Canyon National Park Bus Tour?

A:The distance from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon South Rim is about 270 miles. Therefore, this Grand Canyon trip takes 4 hours to reach the South Rim located in Grand Canyon National Park.

Aug 2021

Q:How long do we spend at the Grand Canyon during the Grand Canyon National Park Bus Tour?

A:You will have approximately three hours to explore the South Rim, including a guided walk between Mather’s point and Bright Angel Lodge where you can enjoy the absolutely breathtaking views with the absolute best photo opportunities.

Aug 2021

Q:Is there a restroom on the bus during the Grand Canyon National Park Bus Tour?

A:Yes, there is a unisex restroom onboard the bus for your convenience.

Aug 2021

Q:What kind of food is included in the Grand Canyon National Park Bus Tour?

A:A light breakfast snack and deli sandwich box lunch are included, along with unlimited bottled water. On the return trip to Las Vegas, you will make a stop for dinner at the Grand Canyon Caverns off Route 66 (at your own expense.)

Aug 2021

Q:Are vegetarian/special dietary requests honored for lunch during the Grand Canyon National Park Bus Tour?

A:Please specify any dietary restrictions in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout. Be sure to contact the local operator at the phone number on your ticket to confirm any requests.

Aug 2021

Q:Do we stop at the Hoover Dam on the way to the Grand Canyon during the Grand Canyon National Park Bus Tour?

A:No, there is no stop at the Hoover Dam, but you will drive over the Mike O'Callachan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, which offers spectacular views of the Dam.

Aug 2021

Q:How strenuous is the Grand Canyon National Park Bus Tour?

A:This day trip is not a strenuous hike and typically you have a few hours to move at a pace that is comfortable for you. This tour is suitable for most travelers.

Aug 2021

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Featured review
Our tour guide Katie was amazing. She really made it such an enjoyable experience. I learnt a lot from her. I don’t think it would have been as valuable without her. The places they brought us to were jaw dropping. I highly highly highly recommend the walking tour option. You wouldn’t have time to see it all without it and would be a bit of a waste of a trip if you didn’t get this option.


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God's Creation
Hector_B, Sept 2023
The great scenic view. The people there having a great time. A small view of God's creation. We also enjoyed watching the Elks on the grounds and all the history behind it.
Terrible experience
Martin_P, Sept 2023
Tour was cancelled only found out after waiting over an hour for bus and then ringing operator who informed me that it was cancelled
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hello, We're sorry to hear about the cancellation of your tour and appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We take customer feedback seriously and for giving us the opportunity to address your concern. Unfortunately, we do not operate our own buses due to the pandemic. We now charter our buses through a local third-party vendor. On behalf of everyone here at GCD we want to offer our sincere apologies for the inconvenience you have experienced. This was an unforeseeable incident, over which we had no control. We had to make the difficult decision to cancel the tour due to mechanical issues on the bus. The safety and well-being of our passengers are our number one priority. Our sincere thanks for your understanding.
South Rim Grand Canyon Trp
Annette_C, Sept 2023
We had a great experience on our trip with Ben & Debra❣️ We were picked up on time at our hotel & got a snack before entering the coach Ben kept us informed about where we were going and what the schedule was for the whole day We paid breakfast in advance & lunch was included,both of which were lovely & tasty☺️ We chose to pay extra & get the guided tour with Ben,we were both please we done this as Ben is very knowledgeable about the Grand Canyon so we learned alot more than we would if we were just looking at it We would both highly recommend doing this trip as we had an amazing day
Avoid by all means
Anna_C, Sept 2023
They called me at 4 am, one hour before the pick-up time to tell me that the tour is cancelled because the mother of the driver passed away. While normally this would be a tragic turn of things, in this particular instance it really felt like a scam and it probably was. They offered to put me on the next day tour but it was not possible for me to change as I was leaving. Also because it was such a late cancellation, I could not book another tour and I was very disappointed. I did not receive any official confirmation by email that the tour was cancelled and I would receive a refund. I had to call twice to ask for it and eventually my request went through only when I did it directly via Viator. Waiting to see when I will get my money back. After that, I started reading also the negative reviews and I saw how many recent negative ones the company had, citing bad organisation, last minute cancellations or a terrible experience overall. Lesson learned.
Beautiful sights but the rest was terrible
Ashley_V, Sept 2023
The lunch sub had mold on it, the bus toilet broke, and the dinner was dry and not hot. The bus was freezing cold, as in a sweater didnt keep you warm. The tour picked us up at 5am and we didnt get back until 910pm. The sight was beautiful but the bus and food were terrible.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hello, We are happy that you had the opportunity to experience the Grand Canyon. Kindly accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to the food did not meet our quality standards. We try to patronize local businesses and have just started using this restaurant. We have passed on your comments to their management team. Unfortunately, we do not operate our own buses due to the pandemic. It is chartered through a local third party. We do take your concerns seriously and have spoken with the charter bus company regarding the broken bus toilet. They have assured us they will address and repair all the bus issues. We do send out emails advising all guests to bring a jacket or something to keep them warm while on the bus due to temperatures on all motor coaches are pre-set and cannot be adjusted. As stated on our website, it does take 4.5 hours to go to the South Rim and another 4.5 hours to come back to Vegas. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
I think I covered it all...
Greta_H, Sept 2023
I think I covered it all already . Getting stuck there allowed the opportunity to see all the color changes from afternoon to evening
Long but worth it tour
Christiana_I, Sept 2023
Long ride but worth the trip. The scenery was amazing!! Our guide was knowledgeable and informative. The bus driver Sergio was very professional! Food options could be better!
Danni_F, Sept 2023
I need more stars to leave. I would rate this experience 10/5 stars. Our guide Ben could not have done more, he was knowledgeable and happy to share as much information as he could. The whole day was well planned out with plenty of time at each stop to have a look around as well as use the restrooms. The bus and driver were also fantastic Grant was happy and enjoyed a joke. The Canyon itself was absolutely breathtaking. I cannot recommend this experience highly enough. It is an absolute MUST do.
Very nice experience
David_C, Sept 2023
Ben is the best guide that I’ve ever been with. Very articulate, funny and precise. He knows what is doing. And the trip was absolutely perfect!
Kumiko_K, Sept 2023
The tour was disorganized as previously reported by other reviewers. We couldn’t come back to the hotel In Vegas until after 11 PM (when we left it before 5 AM). The operator struggled with many issues related to instruments, such as the screen, the speaker, the mic, of the bus. The tour guide was made aware that he was not speaking loud enough. But he did not change the situation! So, it was no surprise that some passengers did not go to a correct meeting point at the Canyon. The walk guide tour was totally unnecessary. If I can go there again, will try other choices.
Perfect trip made better with Brandon our guide
Jane_P, Sept 2023
Perfect day , Brandon our guide was so knowlagable, so pleased we chose a guide he was such a lovely young man , and he took some lovely photos for us . He made the visit to the grand canyon perfect Thank you Brandon.
Great tour we'll worth the money
NEVILLE_B, Sept 2023
Steve our bus tour guide was excellent and the tour was great though found eating on the bus not easy for older folk
Definitely recommend
Chafik_D, Sept 2023
I loved it! Really convenient way to see the Grand Canyon from Vegas if you only have 1 day to spend there. The bus ride was good, the guide (Brandon) was super cool and gave a lot of interesting facts! I recommend!
Brandon was an awesome...
Darius_S, Sept 2023
Brandon was an awesome tour guide. Very nice and knowledgeable. Side bar I think the trip could be cut a little shorter. Too many stops other than that it was a great experience. Brandon is the best.
astounding adventure
REXEL_N, Sept 2023
It was a wonderful experience to be part of the group especially to have such a humorous tour guide. We enjoyed the entire tour since it offered meals, free water and morning/afternoon snacks. We feel safe throughout the entire tour.
Awesome excellent and exceptional Tour
Cassim_J, Sept 2023
Everything was well planned and organized. We enjoyed every bit of it. We made good memories to take it back with us. Looking forward to come back again to do other tours with Viator. Brandon is an excellent guide and professional in all manners. Roby was an excellent driver and was very calm and patience at all times.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hello, Thank you for choosing Grand Canyon Destinations. We are so happy you enjoyed your tour of the Grand Canyon with us. We sincerely appreciate your business and your valuable feedback. We agree both Brandon/Robbi are truly a gem to have on our team. We will pass on your awesome comments to them. We look forward to sharing another adventure with you and your family. We will continue working hard to make every tour exceptional and memorable. It has been a pleasure to serve you!
Great to see the Canyon
Kim_S, Sept 2023
Seeing the Grand Canyon. Pictures don't do it justice. It was spectacular. The bus trip... not so much. In hindsight, for us, I wish we'd rented a car. It's a good trip if you want someone else to take care of everything, but it was frustrating not to be able to do what we wanted. That last rest stop to get dinner when we were so close to Vegas doesn't make sense. Maybe dinner at Kingman would've been better. Also, the bus trip is only as good as the people who are on the bus with you. I wish we would've rented a car. But, again, if you want someone handling all the details, it would be okay.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hello, Thank you for contacting us regarding your tours. We are happy that you had the opportunity to experience the Grand Canyon We are sorry you tour did not meet your expectations. We are a very small family-owned business and we try to provide the best tours at the lowest cost and our goal is to make sure everyone enjoys our tour. As for the dinner stop, this is a convenient stop for the passengers and the driver to get something to eat, drink or use the restroom. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Once again we are happy you had the opportunity to experience the Grand Canyon.
Beautiful pictures around...
Paul_K, Aug 2023
Beautiful pictures around Grand Canyon and nice weather over there. Visiting memorable 66 shop. Friendly and informative tour guide and professional drivers. Thank you.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Dear Paul, Thank you for choosing Grand Canyon Destinations. We really appreciate your awesome review and are ecstatic that you enjoyed the beauty of the Grand Canyon and your tour experience with us. We really appreciate your business and helping to share the word about Grand Canyon Destinations.
Excellent day
Sharon_W, Aug 2023
The whole trip was extremely well planned and organised from pick up to drop off. The staff were great and very helpful and knowledgeable also happy to assist in as many pictures as you needed. The whole day was excellent. Thanks again for a memorable day/night.
Tanya_P, Aug 2023
This trip was amazing from start to finish. The tour guide was amazing and very knowledgeable. They looked after us all and made sure we all had plenty of water which they gave out to us along the way. I would recommend this trip
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Hello Tanya, Thank you so much for this great 5-star review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your tour. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We would be very grateful for any referrals you make. Thank you for your business and it has been a pleasure to serve you!

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