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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend

1. 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 South Rim Tour with Lunch

2. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon South Rim Tour with Lunch

Enjoy a day tour from Las Vegas to the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park, the widest and most scenic section of this natural wonder. Travel through the Mojave Desert and cross over the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. See the dramatic scenery change as you gain 5,000 feet of elevation. Desert plants and animals change to scenery and wildlife from the Colorado Rockies, with 100-foot tall pines, giant elk, and mule deer. Discover incredible views of the Grand Canyon at Mather Point and around Bright Angel. Enjoy popular attractions such as the El Tovar, Hopi House, Kolb Photo Studio, and the Bright Angel Trail.

From Williams: Grand Canyon Railway Round-Trip Train Ticket

3. From Williams: Grand Canyon Railway Round-Trip Train Ticket

Enjoy the Grand Canyon's natural beauty on a nostalgic roundtrip train ride featuring western musicians and cowboy characters on vintage cars. Grab a drink in the onboard bar then witness the scenery of the National Park. Travel on the Grand Canyon Railway, boasting 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. Arrive at the canyon around lunchtime with ample time to hike and enjoy the park. Afterwards, you will then return back to Williams, Arizona.

From Phoenix: Grand Canyon with Sedona Day Tour

4. From Phoenix: Grand Canyon with Sedona Day Tour

Experience the Grand Canyon National Park during this guided tour, entry tickets in. Explore the canyon rim with its panoramic views and visit Sedona along the way. Experience the stunning red rocks of Sedona. Photograph the famous location and take the opportunity to gaze upon the stunning sights of Arizona. Spend approximately 3 hours within the National Park marveling at the beauty that is the Grand Canyon. Discover historic El Tovar Lodge and Hopi House in Grand Canyon Village. Visit the South Rim and take in the dramatic views, ideal for photographers. Enjoy some shopping, walk the rim, or relax at one of the many viewpoints. For the public tour, travel in a 13-seater custom tour van with High Ceilings allowing for full standing, as well as leather captain's chairs. For the private tour, travel in a luxury Suv.

Grand Canyon National Park: Guided Sunset Hummer Tour

5. Grand Canyon National Park: Guided Sunset Hummer Tour

Discover Grand Canyon National Park at the golden hour, when it comes alive with striking colors, incredible shadows, and moving light. Take sight of multicolored rock layers aboard a former military humvee, customized to ensure the best experience. Follow your professional guide and discover the most awe-inspiring viewpoints and lookouts of the South Rim. Listen to stories and facts about the Grand Canyon, including its creation, history, and ancient inhabitants. After each lookout or viewpoint, enjoy enough time to capture memory-making photographs. The last viewpoint on this tour is to watch the sunset, and marvel at the dramatic color changes as the sun dips below the horizon. Tours take place on paved, public roads; there is no off road travel permitted in the Grand Canyon National Park

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

6. 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.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Guided Tour

7. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Guided Tour

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.

Vegas: Antelope Canyon, Grand Canyon, Zion & Horseshoe Bend

8. Vegas: Antelope Canyon, Grand Canyon, Zion & Horseshoe Bend

Experience a guided tour of the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Then head on to Antelope Canyon, where you can take photos of the sweeping views at this popular scenic spot. Relax knowing transportation to and from your hotel, accommodation, and breakfast is taken care of. Day 1: Begin by getting picked up at your hotel in Las Vegas. Get taken in an air-conditioned van to your first stop, the Grand Canyon. Follow your guide to the South Rim of the Canyon, the most popular viewing spot, and take in sweeping views whilst listening to informative commentary from your guide. Next, pay a visit to the new visitor’s center, where you can learn even more about the canyon. Then see the view from Mather’s point, another popular spot that offers multiple vistas. Continue on to Desert View Watchtower where you can view the entire Grand Canyon. Head to your hotel in the evening. Day 2: Begin day 2 with breakfast at your hotel. Afterward, make the drive to Page, Arizona, and visit the Antelope Canyon and Zion National Park. Take plenty of photos of this natural formation where the sunlight gleams through the canyon ceiling. See breathtaking views of Lake Powell and the Horseshoe Bend, a dramatic turning in the Colorado River. Depart with your group from the town of Page back to Las Vegas in our van/tour bus.

Grand Canyon South Rim: Self-Guided Tour

9. Grand Canyon South Rim: Self-Guided Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 45-mile-long tour covers the essentials of Grand Canyon in 2-3 hours. This self-guided driving tour takes you to all the best vistas, hikes, and attractions along Grand Canyon’s South Rim and tells you the secret history behind this famous landscape. Walk the scenic South Rim Trail, catch a sunset at Mather Point, and much more. Welcome to Grand Canyon National Park. The tour of this natural wonder of the world begins just outside the park, near the welcome sign. Before arrival, download the app that will function as your guide, narrator, and map all in one. Then, proceed into the park and start with hearing the early history of this location. Your first stop will be at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center, where you’ll find Mather Point, your first good look at the canyon. From there, proceed to Yavapai Point and the Yavapai Geology Museum, where you’ll get insider knowledge on the canyon’s complex geology and how these layers of rock help us see back in time millions of years. Next, head to Grand Canyon Village to optionally purchase snacks and souvenirs. Then, walk along the South Rim Trail. There’s a reason this trail is the most popular spot in the park: the views it offers are unbeatable. As you walk, dive into the peculiar construction of the Hopi House, the enigmatic architect who built it, and the heated feud between galleries along the rim. The next part of the tour takes place aboard the free Grand Canyon Shuttle. Get directions to the shuttle, then head down Hermit Road, which isn’t accessible to cars. Along the way, stop at some incredible vistas including Powell Point, Hopi Point, and The Abyss. Arrive at Hermit’s Rest, which features a hiking trail for the avid adventurer, then head back to explore the eastern half of the park. More great views await you at Pipe Creek Vista and the aptly named Grandview Point, which also features a lush hike below the canyon’s rim. Continue toward Moran Point and get acquainted with the Hopi and their traditions, as well as the Ancient Puebloans who preceded them. Finally, you’ll arrive at the impressive, medieval-looking Desert View Watchtower, offering more spectacular views and snacks to purchase. The tour concludes here, having taken you through the entire park.

The Grand Canyon Classic Tour From Sedona, AZ

10. The Grand Canyon Classic Tour From Sedona, AZ

Considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon is a must-see. Make the most of your visit with this scenic tour filled with incredible views. Your tour begins with a ride through the scenic red rocks of Sedona, through Oak Creek Canyon — one of the top scenic drives in America. Continue through the Ponderosa Pines of Flagstaff, past the dormant volcanoes of the San Francisco Peaks, and on to the Navajo Reservation with a stop at the Historic Cameron Trading Post. Your journey continues, providing you with a breathtaking view of the western edge of the Painted Desert and the Little Colorado River Gorge on your way to the Grand Canyon. Once inside the magnificent Grand Canyon National Park, take in the beautiful views of the canyon and Colorado River at Desert View. Climb to the top of the Watchtower Observatory for amazing panoramic views. Visit the East and South Rims of the Grand Canyon from which the spectacular views of the Colorado River Gorge and the buttes of the South Rim can be viewed. Enjoy a mile-long nature walk along the South Rim to admire the natural beauty of the park. After, there is optional time to explore Grand Canyon Village, where many historic buildings are located.

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Wonderful experience. We had limited time so chosen this crazy tour that took us to Antelope Canyon X, Horse Shoe Bend and Grand Canyon on one day. It was well worth to wake up at 3am and start our day before 4am. The guide Matsumoto-san 'Mac' was an attraction himself, I enjoyed his view of American society. We were too lucky to have met Antelope X guide Van-san, a Marine veteran with warmest heart, great intelligence and tech literacy, I felt connected to him in a short tour. Stay in Grand Canyon was rather short but satisfying. Last drop at Route 66 town was a nice extra. And for the last but not least, long drive across several states watching American pick-up trucks and cars was the best attraction to me. Thank you Mac, Ed and Van-san for a memorable day. (And extra thank you for your flexibility to pick us up in Henderson!)

Stunning views! Very kind guide and driver! It has been a long day but totally worth the experience! Highly recommended!

What a fantastic way to see the Canyon if you only have a day... Our guide was absolutely phenomenal!

Elaine was the best guide, she was helpful, fun and so informative Thank you

Thanks to Mac and Ed’s guide, we totally enjoyed!! Thank you very much!