Grand Canyon

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Grand Canyon: Our most recommended tours and activities

Grand Canyon: Helicopter Ride and Optional Hummer Tour

1. Grand Canyon: Helicopter Ride and Optional Hummer Tour

Admire the Grand Canyon from a unique perspective with a helicopter tour that elevates the views to a whole new level. Add an optional Hummer tour, either during the day or at sunset, for another memorable way to experience this natural wonder. Fly over the Kaibab National Forest, across the widest part of the South Rim. Enjoy breathtaking views over the Colorado River towards the North Rim. See formations like the Tower of Ra and Vishnu Schist as you fly through the Dragon Corridor. Upgrade your tour to include a Hummer experience. Ride in comfort and view rock formations, gorges, and other wonders of the national park. The vehicle has been customized to allow you to take in the best views of the canyon's landscape. The journey into the Grand Canyon will be led by a guide who will take you to 3-4 of the best viewpoints. Learn about the canyon’s formation, history, animals, and ancient inhabitants. There'll be plenty of time to explore and take photos as well.

Williams, AZ: The Grand Canyon Railway Round Trip Experience

2. 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.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Bus Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

3. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Bus Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

Embark on a full-day tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon with a narrated bus tour. Throughout the day, admire scenic views of the Joshua Tree Forest National Park, the Hoover Dam, the Colorado River, and the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Start with pickup from Las Vegas and meet your professional driver/guide who will provide information about the sights along the way. You will receive a light breakfast snack upon boarding the Grand Canyon bus. Enjoy a 15-minute stop at the Hoover Dam for a photo opportunity and an amazing view of the Bypass Bridge. Upon arrival at the West Rim, enjoy your first views of the majestic Colorado River below. Take in the spectacular views from Eagle and Guano points. If you hike the trail at Guano Point, reach the West Rim’s highest point, where the views of the Colorado River below are breathtaking. Afterwards, return to Las Vegas with drop-off at your hotel.

From South Rim: Grand Canyon Spirit Helicopter Tour

4. From South Rim: Grand Canyon Spirit Helicopter Tour

Head to Grand Canyon Airport at Tusayan, Arizona for a fantastic 45-minute helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon. Departing from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, soar above the Kaibab National Forest for amazing views of the Marble Canyon and Point Imperial. Watch in awe as the South Rim gradually drops away, providing one of the most memorable views of the entire canyon. Climb above the North Rim, and experience the fabulous bird's-eye views before heading through the Dragon Corridor, the canyon's widest and deepest part. See in the distance the Painted Desert and the Desert View Watchtower, designed by the Hopi Native Americans. Your journey then follows the Colorado River upstream to where it merges with the Little Colorado River, back over the Kaibab National Forest, and on to Tusayan. Relax as you take in the views from a state-of-the-art ECO-Star Helicopter with individual leather seats, wraparound glass for outstanding visibility, and exceptional noise-reduction features both inside and out.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Bus Tour & Optional Skywalk Ticket

5. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Bus Tour & Optional Skywalk Ticket

Witness the breathtaking views across the Grand Canyon West on a guided trip from Las Vegas. Learn about the landscapes from your guide and visit the best vantage points, including the Skywalk and Guano Point. Depart Las Vegas in the morning and enjoy a delicious breakfast snack on the way to Grand Canyon West. Upon arrival, ride the shuttle to Eagle Point, where the Skywalk and gift shop are located. Get an incredible view of the eagle-shaped rock formation and walk right up to the edge of the canyon. See some of the dwellings that the Native American tribes lived in olden times. Then, experience the most spectacular views from the Skywalk (if option selected), a glass-framed overlook sitting 4,000 feet above the Grand Canyon. Walk along the 10-foot-wide, horseshoe-shaped glass bridge and peer over the West Rim of the canyon. Next, go to Guano Point for a different perspective over the canyon. Follow the dirt trail at the edge of Guano Point for spectacular views from different angles. Return to the Welcome Center before heading back to Las Vegas. Watch videos on the bus to pass the time, or relax on the airline-style seats equipped with seat belts, and look out of the panoramic windows at the stunning views.

Grand Canyon: Discovery Air Tour

6. Grand Canyon: Discovery Air Tour

Experience the grandeur of the Grand Canyon South Rim on an aerial tour complete with commentary in multiple languages that is bound to captivate you. Your flight leaves from the Grand Canyon national park terminal and takes you over the Kaibab National Forest, Kaibab Plateau, Confluence of Colorado, Little Colorado River, Imperial Point, and Zuni Corridor. Once onboard your plane, sit back and get ready to enjoy the thrill of the incredible scenery this natural wonder has to offer. All seats provide unobstructed views for sightseeing and photography through the specially designed oversized windows. This Grand discovery tour is perfect for families and for individuals who have limited time yet wish to enjoy all of the beauty of the Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon: West Rim Helicopter and Landing Tour

7. Grand Canyon: West Rim Helicopter and Landing Tour

Explore the lands sacred to the Hualapai Tribe and experience magnificent aerial views aboard a premier ECO-Star helicopter. Fly from the West Rim of the Grand Canyon and be captivated by the majestic, multicolored rock layers of the cliffs surrounding you. The diverse, beautiful colors of the mile-deep Grand Canyon are a sight to behold.  Descend and land 3,500 feet below the rim where you will enjoy the mystique and grandeur of the Grand Canyon from an exclusive landing site only 300 feet above the mighty Colorado River. While on the canyon floor, take in the breathtaking setting and make sure to bring your camera to document this memorable experience.  End your tour with a 10-minute flight back through the walls of the Canyon and to the West Rim Airport.

Williams: Grand Canyon Railway Tickets with Guided Bus Tour

8. 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.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

9. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

Explore the majestic scenery of the Grand Canyon and the world of the Hualapai tribe on a full-day tour to the West Rim from Las Vegas with lunch and transfers, plus optional helicopter, boat, and Skywalk experiences.  Your guide will provide a live narration as you travel, while you sit back and relax on a state-of-the-art luxury bus. Travel through the ancient Joshua Tree Forest en route to the West Rim. Stop for a great photo opportunity of the Hoover Dam from the Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. On arrival, explore the tribal village and Hualapai Market. Grab a bite to eat at the Skywalk Café, before getting panoramic views from Guano Point and Eagle Point. Brave the latest attraction here — the glass-bottom Grand Canyon Skywalk. Learn the history and geology of the Canyon from your local guide. Then meet some of the Hualapai tribe when they perform a traditional dance in their full tribal dress. Tailor the rest of the tour to include the experiences you would like from the options below.  Grand Canyon Skywalk option Walk across the sky on the glass bridge situated 4,000 feet above the Canyon floor. Get a complete 360˚ panoramic view of the Grand Canyon West Rim. Helicopter and pontoon ride combo Complete your Grand Canyon experience with a thrilling helicopter flight 4,000 feet down to the Canyon floor. Then, board a pontoon boat for a 15-minute ride along the Colorado River. Skywalk, helicopter, and pontoon boat combo This is the full package to see the Grand Canyon West Rim from top to bottom. Enjoy the glass Skywalk, thrilling helicopter flight to the base of the canyon, and a 15-minute pontoon boat ride along the Colorado River. Then, unwind as you are transferred back to your accommodation in Las Vegas after your day at the Grand Canyon.  

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

10. 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.

Frequently asked questions about Grand Canyon

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To enter Grand Canyon, you need to have a ticket or be part of a guided tour.

Planning Your Visit

  • When to visit?

    April to early June is a great time to visit the Grand Canyon, arriving just in time to make the most of the rising temperatures before the intense heat and bursts of rain that come with summer. September and early November are also good times to go if you want to avoid the peak-season crowds before it gets too cold!

  • What to pack?

    The weather can be unpredictable so pack rain gear even if it's gorgeous when you set out. In summer, the cool canyon breeze can also disguise the heat of the sun's rays, so be sure to wear sunscreen even if it doesn't feel necessary. Bring plenty of water, too, of course, and light snacks. Trust us, you'll be better off topping your energy up as you go rather than setting out after a heavy meal!

  • What to wear?

    When it's hot, cover up in light, airy fabrics rather than revealing tops and shorts, as you'll be highly exposed to the sun. Sunhats and sunglasses are also a must in summer, and comfortable walking shoes are essential at any time of year. Make sure your feet don't slip around in them either, or the steep canyon trails may result in bloody toes!

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    The South Rim is open all year round, the North Rim is only open from May 15th to October 15th.
  • Is it expensive?
    An individual permit is $12 and is good for 7 days.
  • Will I need a guide?
    There are some great tours available! Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    By car you can take a scenic drive through the Kaibab National Forest, or sit back, relax and take the Arizona Shuttle.
  • Additional information
    There are several free admission days, so check the website before your visit! |
    Don't forget that if you are bringing a car, you'll have to pay for a vehicle permit, as well.

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What people are saying about Grand Canyon

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 7,030 reviews

It was very relaxing and entertaining. The service from Annette could not have been better. She was very helpful and attentive. The singers were fun and talented, the robbers, were ok.

Great tour !!!! Our guide was great and funny, the content is interesting and informative. To sum up a great experience highly recommended (gia your a great guide. Thank you)

The ride to the train station was fun and educational. We took the train only one way and that worked out good for us– it was very enjoyable and entertaining.

It was a great trip. The guide Liz was friendly and informative We enjoyed the tour

I learned a lot of about the formation of the Grand Canyon