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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.

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

2. 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. Have a light nutritious breakfast and your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap during the tour. 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. Visit the Hualapai Ranch, a Native American settlement where you can watch a shootout, play cowboy games, or take a wagon ride. Afterwards, return to Las Vegas with drop-off at your hotel.

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From South Rim: Grand Canyon Spirit Helicopter Tour

3. 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 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, wrap-around glass for outstanding visibility, and exceptional noise-reduction features both inside and out.

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Grand Canyon: Discovery Air Tour

4. 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.

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Grand Canyon Day Tour from Phoenix, Scottsdale & Tempe

5. Grand Canyon Day Tour from Phoenix, Scottsdale & Tempe

Experience the Grand Canyon National Park during this guided tour. Explore the canyon rim with its panoramic views and visit Route 66 with your guide. Start your tour at Route 66. Experience the historic highway in the town of Williams, the last town passed by I-40. As you explore this famous location, you have the opportunity to purchase lunch in Williams or Grand Canyon. Spend approximately 3 hours within the National Park marveling at the beauty that is the Grand Canyon. Don’t forget to visit the historic El Tovar Lodge and Hopi House in Grand Canyon Village. Visit the South Rim and take in the dramatic views — ideal for photographers. Stop into the shop or enjoy your lunch and relax with the best seat in the house.

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

6. 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 of the Canyon. 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 dinner 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.

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Grand Canyon: Helicopter Ride and Optional Hummer Tour

7. 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.

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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam & Route 66 Tour

8. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam & Route 66 Tour

Begin your group tour of the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam with a prompt hotel pick-up from your Las Vegas area hotel around 5:30 AM. Start your journey with a complimentary pick up in your hotel (from Strip Hotels only). 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. Less than an hour from the Strip, stop for pictures at the famed 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 on your way towards Grand Canyon National Park, stopping briefly in Kingman, Arizona for a coffee and restroom break. Before arriving at the park, stop for lunch along historic route 66 at Seligman, Arizona. Time for pick up lunch at subway (included) and for stretch your legs and step your feet along the pavement of America's best known western Highway before heading back to the van to continue towards the highlight of the day, your stop at Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim. Arriving at the park at approximately 12 PM, have options on how you wish to spend your time. You can take the free shuttle that will take you to the Hermit Road (excluding winter season) and sightsee several viewpoints or spend your time hiking the Rim trail with the most famous views of the West and accessing the visitor's centers, Yavapai Museum of Geology, Hopi House and even more. Your driver/guide will help you decide what option is best for you. Enjoy around 4 hours of your own time within the park. Once you've gorged upon 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 bathrooms and a dinner stop along the way. Depending on local traffic conditions, expect to return to your hotel by approximately 8:30 PM.

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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim and Hoover Dam Tour

9. 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. Head to Guano Point next, home to some of the best views of The Grand Canyon and Colorado River.  Continue to the Hualapai Ranch where you can learn how to rope like a cowboy, horseback ride near the rim, or ride a mechanical bull. 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.

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From Flagstaff: Grand Canyon National Park Tour

10. From Flagstaff: Grand Canyon National Park Tour

Explore on the of 7 Natural Wonders of the world with a top-rated guided tour to Grand Canyon National Park.  Begin your day among pine trees in Flagstaff, Arizona, a charming college town high in the Arizona mountains. Sit back and relax as you are shuttled off through incredible landscape towards the gorgeous Grand Canyon. Marvel at the mighty Colorado River, take in the staggering rock formations, and enjoy the natural beauty that has captivated millions for centuries.  Learn the storied history behind the people who once roamed these lands as your guide takes you through Tusayan. Visit historic sites like the El Tovar Hotel, and the Desert View Watchtower.  Lunch is provided, and snacks and water are included as you journey through one of America's most treasured natural landmarks. Guides lead tours rain or shine, and are happy to answer questions about this popular destination.

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What people are saying about Grand Canyon National Park

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,352 reviews

Our guide Sergio was incredible. He is a genuinely kind and caring person who could not have done enough to help us! The stops on the tour were great and the Grand Canyon is a sight that cannot be seen enough! It is INCREDIBLE! Sergio definitely helped to make the day!!

Our guide was awesome he took the time to take us to every accessible point of the Grand Canyon gave us ample time to sightsee and gave us all of information about the Canyon. He was very informative and made sure all of us were having a great time.

It was an awesome day. The weather was great. Our driver was excellent and very informative.

Robert was an excellent tour guide would highly recommend him veryKnowledgeable

Trip was awesome and very professional. Our driver was great and informative.