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Williams, AZ: The Grand Canyon Railway Round Trip Experience

1. Williams, AZ: The Grand Canyon Railway Round Trip Experience

Enjoy the Grand Canyon's natural beauty on a nostalgic roundtrip train ride featuring western musicians and cowboy characters on vintage cars. The Grand Canyon Railway boasts 64 miles of breathtaking scenery that leads to Grand Canyon National Park. This century-old railroad brought people from some of the wildest parts of Arizona to one of the seven natural wonders of the world - the Grand Canyon. Journey back to the Old West with the help of authentic characters who bring music and stories to share with you along the way. You will then get to the canyon around lunchtime with ample time to hike and enjoy the park. Afterwards, you will then return back to Williams, Arizona.

Grand Canyon: Off-Road Sunset Safari with Skip-the-Gate Tour

2. Grand Canyon: Off-Road Sunset Safari with Skip-the-Gate Tour

Enjoy a tour of the Grand Canyon National Park with skip-the-gate tickets. Witness breathtaking sunset views, venture down forest paths on a 4x4, and travel to the Canyon's edge with your experienced guide. Start your tour hassle-free with skip-the-gate admission that allows you to bypass the usual long lines. With your guide and driver, venture off-road down historic stagecoach trails through the Kaibab Forest in search of elk, deer, and turkey en route to the Canyon’s edge. Once you arrive, witness one of the world’s most magnificent vistas – sunset at the Grand Canyon. Follow your local guide as they lead you to viewpoints along the Canyon’s edge while describing geologic formations, inner canyon trails, and the Colorado River. Your tour will culminate in the best spot to catch the sunset from the spectacular Grandview Point where the fading sunlight turns the Canyon into a kaleidoscope of colors.

Williams: Grand Canyon Railway Tickets with Guided Bus Tour

3. Williams: Grand Canyon Railway Tickets with Guided Bus Tour

Enjoy the Grand Canyon's natural beauty on a nostalgic train ride featuring western musicians and cowboy characters on vintage cars with this roundtrip train ticket between Williams and the Grand Canyon. Take a guided bus tour to the top sights along the canyon's South Rim.  Pickup your tickets and board the train in Williams. Enjoy the scenic ride through the Grand Canyon National park to the Grand Canyon village. Be entertained with a thrilling Wild West shootout along the way. Select a comfortable seat in first-class with large windows, snacks, and beverages, or pick a tour with coach tickets. Select a tour with the lunch option and sit down to a hot buffet meal in Maswik Lodge. Once you arrive at Grand Canyon Village hop aboard a bus that will take you to the most popular viewpoints along the South Rim of the Canyon. Get your camera ready for some incredible vistas. Listen to facinating commentary from your guide along the way. Spend some time walking around the historic Grand Canyon Village where you can visit historic hotels and shops or purchase something to eat. Return to Williams on the train at the end of the your tour.

From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon South Rim with Snacks & Lunch

4. From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon South Rim with Snacks & Lunch

Escape the city for a day with a trip to the Grand Canyon National Park from fabulous Las Vegas, with transfers, snacks, lunch, and free time at the South Rim included.  After your Las Vegas pickup, enjoy some light breakfast snacks and you are also welcome to bring your coffee or tea in a container with a lid. Sit back and relax as you travel along Route 66. Following lunch, enter into the Grand Canyon National Park with your first stop at Mather Point for approximately 45 minutes. Then the driver will collect all interested guests and transfer them to Bright Angel, the Visitor Center, for approximately 2 hours.  The hardier travelers will want to take the opportunity to walk the approximate 2.5-mile trail along the ridge of the Canyon and enjoy the ever-changing, breathtaking views. Once your time at the South Rim has come to an end, you will board your luxury bus for a smooth ride back to Las Vegas.  Along the way, stop for lunch at a local family diner in Arizona. You will then be dropped off at the location of your original pickup to enjoy the rest of your Las Vegas vacation.

Grand Canyon: The Ultimate Grand Canyon National Park Tour

5. Grand Canyon: The Ultimate Grand Canyon National Park Tour

Take a journey through the breathtaking South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park with a guided tour. Walk the pine-forest trails and take in views at the major lookouts, including Yavapai Point. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before walking the Rim Trail in the afternoon. Arrive at the visitor center and begin walking along the Rim Trail with your guide. Within just a few minutes, notice the pine-forest ledges line the path and arrive at Yavapai Point. From here, take a moment to get a real sense of the depth of the canyon and examine the rock layers up close. Learn of the geographic phenomena that formed this natural wonder that now stands 277 miles long and 8 miles wide. Take out your binoculars and try and pick out distant sights of the Colorado River, Phantom Ranch, and the mules on Bright Angel Trail. After taking the time to truly gaze at the sight of the canyon, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Browse the shops if you're in the mood and get ready to explore the eastern Grand Canyon in the afternoon. Stroll the level Rim Trail and focus in on the diverse plant life of the area. See if you can spot any wildlife or bird species as you wander. The park is home to deer, elk, bighorn sheep, and the most endangered bird in the world, the California Condor. Begin the return back to the hotel along the Grand Canyon's South Rim. Make a few stops at lookouts to take in the last moments of the view and capture final photos.

Grand Canyon: Morning Off-Road Safari with Skip the Gate

6. Grand Canyon: Morning Off-Road Safari with Skip the Gate

Enjoy a hassle-free trip to one of the 7 wonders of the world with skip-the-gate tickets and a morning tour with an experienced guide. See sights like Yavapai Point, Yavapai Point Museum, the Grand Canyon, and travel through the Kaibab National Forest on a 4x4. Explore the Kaibab National Forest on board an exciting 4x4 vehicle and look for all types of wildlife like elk, deer, bobcats, turkeys, and hawks before strolling along the rim of the Grand Canyon. Take a 90 minute guided walk along the rim of the Grand Canyon and learn about the fascinating history, geology, and local folklore of the region from your experienced guide. Enter the historic Grand Canyon Village and be ready for a walking tour. Visit the El Tovar Hotel, Lookout and Kolb Studios, Buckey O’Neill’s Cabin, Hopi House, and Bright Angel Lodge. Head to Yavapai Point and the Yavapai Point Museum before boarding your 4x4 and returning to the starting point.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam & Seven Magic Mountains

7. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam & Seven Magic Mountains

Visit three iconic sites in the United States on this guided day trip. Take pictures of the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, and Seven Magic Mountains, and marvel at the breathtaking sceneries they offer. Begin your group tour of the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam with pick-up from your Las Vegas hotel. Head out of Las Vegas well before the big bus tours are finished loading, ensuring more time in the park and space at the viewpoints before the largest bus groups arrive. While on the Strip, stop for pictures at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign. After this, head to Seven Magic Mountains for wonderful wondering and great photo opportunities. Next, visit the famous Hoover Dam, a 756-foot tall and 650-foot thick block of concrete built-in 1936 to provide electricity for the growing urban centers nearby. Continue towards the Grand Canyon, where you have the opportunity to sightsee Eagle Point, Skywalk, and hike at Guano Point with views of the mighty Colorado River. Once you've experienced unreal vistas and nowhere-else-on-earth photo opportunities, head back to meet your driver for your relaxing drive back to Las Vegas, stopping for dinner along the way. Depending on local traffic conditions, expect to return to your hotel by approximately 5:30 PM.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim and Hoover Dam Tour

8. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim and Hoover Dam Tour

Discover the West Rim of the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam on a guided full-day excursion from Las Vegas. Admire breathtaking scenery with an expert tour guide as well as some free time to explore at the various sites visited. Start with pickup from Las Vegas and head towards your first stop of the day, The Hoover Dam. Enjoy some time to take photos of the landmark, as well as admire the views of Lake Mead and the Mike O'Callahan/Pat Tillman Bridge. Next, marvel at the stunning views as you drive through the Mojave Desert and the Joshua Tree Forest until you arrive at the second destination of the day, the Grand Canyon West Rim. Take some free time exploring the region and immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscape that surrounds you. Take in the views at Eagle Point and walk on The Grand Canyon Skywalk, for an additional fee payable on the day, or if you select the option when booking. Head to Guano Point next, home to some of the best views of The Grand Canyon and Colorado River.  Browse for handmade, authentic Native American crafts and jewelry, and other souvenirs that can be purchased to remember your visit. Finally, return to Las Vegas in the early evening with drop-off at your hotel.

From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Guided Day Trip with Lunch

9. From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Guided Day Trip with Lunch

Set out from Las Vegas on a guided day trip to discover the scenery of the Grand Canyon, with hotel pickup included. Hit the road on Route 66, take in the views at the Grand Canyon National Park, and cross the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. Enjoy lunch and breakfast along the way. The first stop on your journey will be in historic Seligman, Arizona where you will have a chance to see some of the history of the famous Route 66, the 'Mother Road' of the USA Continue on to the Grand Canyon National Park, where you’ll enjoy stops at Mather Point and Bright Angel Lodge. Choose between traveling to each point by bus or, for the more adventurous, walking along the paved road with your guide between the sites. Soak up the breathtaking views — stop along the trail to take photos as you take in the unforgettable colors and rock formations around you.  After visiting both sites, begin the return trip to Las Vegas. Along the way, enjoy a stop in Arizona to catch a bite to eat at a local American diner (at your own expense).  Travel over the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge and see the Las Vegas skyline illuminated to top off your experience, before being dropped back at your hotel.

Grand Canyon & Sedona: Self-Guided Driving Tour Bundle

10. Grand Canyon & Sedona: Self-Guided Driving Tour Bundle

Discover the staggering views of the Grand Canyon and Sedona's impressive buttes as you drive yourself through both sites with the assistance of an audioguide. Download the smartphone app to begin your self-guided tour and make as many stops as you wish to. Your Grand Canyon tour begins by the park’s south entrance, where you'll hear about the early history of this stunning place. Enjoy stops at Mather Point, Yavapai Point, and the Yavapai Geology Museum, full of insider knowledge on the canyon’s complex geology. Visit Grand Canyon Village for some snacks and souvenirs, then walk along the South Rim Trail, the park’s most popular path. Dive into the peculiar construction of the Hopi House and board the free Grand Canyon Shuttle to see Powell Point, Hopi Point, and The Abyss, before arriving at Hermit’s Rest. Enjoy some more great views, including the impressive Desert View Watchtower, before your visit is over. Move on to Sedona to begin your tour at the Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center. Turn onto the famous Red Rock Scenic Byway and get acquainted with the spiritual history of this town. Enter the Tlaquepaque Arts Shopping Village then drive over to the towering Chapel of the Holy Cross to find the trail for Cathedral Rock, Sedona’s most famous formation. Reach the Courthouse Vista with spectacular views, then arrive in the Village of Oak Creek, full of more shops and restaurants.

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What people are saying about Bright Angel Trail

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,595 reviews

Best tour ever! Our Guide (Mr. Andy) is a professor at NAU and so we’ll versed and knowledgeable it was as if we were in a class. He took his time and explained everything about the area and the history. We got to go to areas off the beaten path that anyone could go too but if you don’t know about it you would miss it. Also, he knew where to go where it wasn’t so crowded so we go great views with few people in the way. Mr. Andy is very polite and always willing to take pictures for us. This trip made our vacation complete and something we will talk about for a long time.

Keaton, our guide, was AMAZING! The tour started early from Flagstaff and we stopped at 6 or 7 different views of the canyon. Keaton knew everything about the local geography, geology, plants and animals and a ton of history of the area. Our 5 and 8 year old kids had fun all day and that is saying a lot because we got home about 9 hours after being picked up. Lunch stop was easy and plenty of gift shop stops on the way. Highly and happily recommend this tour!

A well organized operation from pick up to drop off. Our guide, Jaren, was amazing. Funny, very informative, sweet and kind to take so many photos. Jaren shared a ton of interesting facts about the Canyon. My family and I had a wonderful time!

The tour was well organized and our guide Branson loosened up the trip with lots of information and films. At the canyon itself we had 3 hours of free time, which was enough to get a good impression.

I feel this experience is much better with younger kiddos!