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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend

Get away from the bright lights of Las Vegas, and journey into the great American Southwest. Visit Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and the Grand Canyon. Benefit from the knowledge of your expert guide along the way. First, stop at Antelope Canyon and enjoy its colorful, intricate rock walls and formations, rainbow colors, and patterns. You'll explore the canyon with an experienced Navajo guide. Next, take in spectacular views at the Horseshoe Bend, a horseshoe-shaped incised meander of the Colorado River. After hiking 1.2 km on a sandy trail, take your time to admire the breathtaking views. Finally, stop at the world-famous Grand Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover its layered bands of red rock revealing millions of years of geological history.

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

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.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Helicopter Landing Tour

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Helicopter Landing Tour

This exciting helicopter tour from Las Vegas lands 4,000 feet below the rim of the Grand Canyon! Enjoy complimentary transportation from the Las Vegas Strip to the nearby air terminal. You'll receive a safety briefing before you board a state-of-the-art EcoStar helicopter for your journey to the Grand Canyon. Fly over Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam then enjoy spectacular views of the volcanic Black Mountains, Grapevine Mesa, the Mojave Desert and then across the Grand Wash Cliffs as you enter Grand Canyon West. Land 3,500 feet below the rim of the Grand Canyon and enjoy a delicious glass of champagne, light snacks, and photo opportunities on the banks of the Colorado River. Your return flight to Las Vegas features equally stunning aerial views. Upon landing, complimentary shuttle service will transport you back to the Strip.

From Las Vegas: Emerald Cave Kayak Tour

From Las Vegas: Emerald Cave Kayak Tour

Experience an 8-kilometer guided kayaking tour in the spectacular Black Canyon on the Colorado River. Have the chance to observe golden eagles in their natural habitat and cruise into the shining Emerald Cove. Benefit from a shuttle service from Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Hotel and arrive in Willow Beach. Meet your guide and learn everything you'll need to know to be prepared for this amazing adventure. Paddle upstream through the steep, rocky walls of the canyon. Keep an eye out to spot desert wildlife like bighorn sheep, coyotes, bald eagles, and even golden eagles. Listen to interesting facts about the mighty Colorado River and the history of the Hoover Dam. Visit the Emerald Cove and find out why the water shines bright green, before making a stop to refuel with healthy snacks, fruit, and water.

Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour at Golden Hour

Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour at Golden Hour

Depart Las Vegas for a scenic tour into Navajo lands with a local guide. Discover Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon during Golden Hour, when light and shadow create unforgettable beauty. Immerse in history and natural wonders, capturing moments of surreal landscape transformation. Begin your tour with a stop for breakfast in St. George, Utah—home to the oldest continuously operating Mormon temple in the world. After breakfast, approach the mighty Colorado River for a visit to Horseshoe Bend. Note where the river flows and meanders around the rocks creating a distinctive horseshoe-shaped loop beloved by visitors and photographers from around the world. Next, travel to where “the water runs through the rocks” as per the local Navajo folklore. Witness Antelope Canyon during Golden Hour (10am – 3pm), the best time of day to view the Canyon, when sunlight perfectly illuminates its contours, and you can see dunes formed by wind and water in its perfect glory. With your local Navajo guide, discover the beauty of the canyon up close. Admire the beauty of the sun which creates shafts of light that shine through the slits in the canyon walls. After a break for lunch, continue to the Glenn Canyon viewpoint for one last look at this spectacular area. Finally, hop back on the bus to return to Las Vegas in the evening.

From Las Vegas: Kayak to the Emerald Cave with a Guide

From Las Vegas: Kayak to the Emerald Cave with a Guide

Swap the bright lights of Las Vegas for the day and set out on a guided kayaking adventure in nearby Arizona. Paddle from Willow Beach along the mighty Colorado River to the Emerald Cave, known for its vibrant green-colored waters Start pickup from selected hotels on the Las Vegas Strip. Travel by bus to Arizona, arriving at Willow Beach Marina. Here, get fitted for your kayak and equipment, before setting off on your adventure with your guide. Paddle north on the Colorado River while your guide points out wildlife and geological features in your surroundings. Admire the rugged natural beauty of your surroundings and enjoy the peace and serenity away from the bright lights and noise of the Strip. Arrive at the Emerald Cave about 2 miles in and explore the grotto-style cave with pristine green-colored waters. Take a short hike to visit the historical site of the River Gauger's Home which overlooks the river for a great photo opportunity and amazing views. After a quick pit stop for some snacks and refreshments, head back to the river with cool, flowing water that stays at 12 degrees Celsius (53 degrees Fahrenheit) all year round. Meander your way back to your launching point, before catching your ride back to Sin City.

Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour with Pickup

Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour with Pickup

Hop in an air-conditioned van and head to either the famous Lower Antelope Canyon or the secluded Antelope Canyon X with your Navajo tribal guide. Get off the beaten path and see sights like Horseshoe Bend and the Colorado River on this small-group experience. Indulge in the scenic views from Las Vegas to Antelope Canyon as you pass back and forth across the Utah and Arizona state borders on your way to Page, AZ. Depending on the weather, stop in either Mesquite, Nevada, or Hurricane, Utah, for an opportunity to stretch your legs, use the facilities, and grab coffee before continuing to the Antelope Canyon. Wander past red sandstone walls and spiraling corkscrew formations that illuminate the canyon when the sunlight climbs down. After a guided tour of Antelope Canyon, a 10-minute drive to Horseshoe Bend will take you to your 1 km hike. Make your way to a vista point overlooking the famed bend in the Colorado River for stunning views. Make the most of the opportunity to get close to the 1,000-foot drop for photos of one of nature's most beautiful sights. From there, relax as your professional driver-guide heads back to Las Vegas for your hotel drop-off, with convenient pit stops on the way.

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

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 transportation plus an optional lunch, helicopter ride with a champagne toast, and Skywalk entry tickets.  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: Tour with Skywalk Entry TicketWalk across the sky on the glass bridge situated 4,000 feet above the Canyon floor. Get a complete 360-degree panoramic view of the Grand Canyon West Rim. Tour with HelicopterComplete your Grand Canyon experience with a thrilling helicopter flight 4,000 feet down to the Canyon floor. Tour with Helicopter and Skywalk Entry TicketThis is the full package to see the Grand Canyon West Rim from top to bottom. Enjoy the glass Skywalk and a thrilling helicopter flight to the base of the canyon with a champagne toast.

From Vegas: Grand Canyon & Lower Antelope Canyon 2-Day Tour

From Vegas: Grand Canyon & Lower Antelope Canyon 2-Day Tour

Encounter the Hoover Dam and get your kicks on Route 66 on this overnight trip from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. See Horseshoe Bend, hike through slot canyons at Antelope Canyon with a Navajo guide, as you immerse yourself in Arizona's unforgettable natural landscape. Day 1 Your day starts early with a smooth pickup from your Las Vegas area hotel. Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast as you are driven to the Hoover Dam. Here, you can enjoy stunning vistas as you learn about the vital role it plays in sustaining the residents of Las Vegas. It is then a 2-hour drive through the breathtaking Arizona desert on your way to Historic Route 66. Enjoy 3 stops at Route 66, including a stop for lunch in Williams, Arizona. After lunch, you will travel to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, where you will be treated to 3 of the best views at Yavapai Point, Grandview Point, and Lipan point. During the winter, early spring, and fall, catch a spellbinding sunset over the Grand Canyon during the 2-hour drive to your high-quality 3-star hotel for the night.  Day 2 Begin your day with a pickup from your Arizona hotel. After you are fueled and ready to go, you will make the short drive to one of the area's natural gems: Horseshoe Bend. Hike the 2-kilometer round trip to the overlook and peer down a 1,000 foot rock wall to the breathtaking Colorado River. After your hike, you will be driven to the vibrant Lower Antelope Canyon to join a local Navajo tour guide as they lead you through the colorful slot canyons. Your tour guide will point out different rock formations and ensure you get amazing pictures as keepsakes of this once-in-a-lifetime trip. Try one of the local restaurants for lunch, then take a well-deserved nap in the comfy tour van on the 4.5-hour drive back to Las Vegas. End your unforgettable trip with an easy drop-off at your Las Vegas hotel around 7 PM.

Vegas: Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley, & Grand Canyon Tour

Vegas: Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley, & Grand Canyon Tour

This 2-day tour from Las Vegas takes you on a leisurely tour of the Grand Circle. In addition to the classic Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend will be covered. You will also view the spectacular sunrise over Monument Valley. This is a well organized tour and covers all places you don’t want to miss in the Grand Circle. On the first day, we will first visit Horseshoe Bend. On the way to Horseshoe Bend, we will stop by in Hurricane to enjoy the view of Lake Powell. Horseshoe Bend offers spectacular views of a horseshoe-shaped incised meander of the Colorado River. After hiking 1.2 km on a sandy trail, you will see the Colorado River in the shape of a horseshoe. Take your time to admire the iconic, breathtaking view of the winding Colorado River. Antelope Canyon is one of the spots in the Grand Circle where you don’t want to miss. Antelope Canyon is known for its incredible rock formations, smooth curves, colors and patterns. You'll be able to explore the canyon with an experienced Navajo guide. Enjoy its colorful, intricate rock walls and formations. There are many photo opportunities here that you don't want to miss. The second day will start with the beautiful sunrise in the Monument Valley known for the towering sandstone buttes of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Monument Valley is considered one of the best place to enjoy sunrise. In addition, you will enjoy the popular Jeep tour of the red clay of Monument Valley, led by the indigenous Navajo people. Next stop for the second day is the well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site, Grand Canyon, with its layered bands of red rock revealing millions of years of geological history. Grand Canyon is a top pick and must-see place for tourists from all over the world and is visited by more than 500 million tourists annually. You will visit three popular viewpoints in the South Rim. On the way back to Las Vegas, we will have a short break in Seligman, a small town on Route 66. This is a nice little stopover where you can enjoy the old American atmosphere. This tour covers best places and you'll leave with fantastic memories and awe-inspiring photos.

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The initial interaction with the guide created a friendly bond between all participants. With this relaxed environment, the knowledge and attention to detail by the guide (JB) ensured the entire experience reached maximum potential. The added specialist guides Malorie followed by Shane Homiday added to the overall exemplary experience.

All in all excellent experience and worth every penny. Everything went smoothly, from hotel pick-up to the drive back to the hotel after activity. The drivers, guys at the airport check-in and especially the pilot were all very friendy and made this experience even better. Landing in Grand Canyon with picnic is worth it!!!

The landscapes are spectacular and our guide is very professional and helpful. Definitely an unforgettable and enjoyable experience! Highly recommend!

nothing could improve everything was excellent. especially the tour guide. loved it and everything about it

Great day out visiting an amazing place . 😀. A must see attraction from Las Vegas .