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Las Vegas: Private Grand Canyon National Park Tour

1. Las Vegas: Private Grand Canyon National Park Tour

Take an exclusive group tour for 1-14 passengers to the Grand Canyon's South Rim, while traveling in the comfort on a luxury SUV or a Mercedes Sprinter van. Your trip will begin with a stop at the iconic "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign, where you will have some time to take photos. Then, right before you depart from Las Vegas, you will stop at a local coffee shop for a caffeine break to kick start your memorable journey. Your journey’s first destination will be just off of Route 66 at the historic Grand Canyon Caverns. Here you will get to take a 1 hour break to explore and relax. If you want to add even more adventure to your day, you can take an optional 40-minute caverns tour. This tour leads you deep underground to see the incredible natural caverns. After this stop, you will continue on to the South Rim. Your South Rim walking tour adventure will last for approximately 2 to 3 hours, and you will have the opportunity to see such sights as the Bright Angel Lodge, Kolb Studio, Lookout Studio, El Tovar, Hopi House, the Visitor’s Center, and much more. See all the breathtaking views while your tour guide gives you facts and history at each point. Walk along the paved walkway, which will provide you with the most amazing photo opportunities.  On your trip back to Las Vegas, enjoy a dinner stop at a local Arizona family diner. Then return to Las Vegas and be dropped off directly at your hotel.

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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon National Park Tour

2. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon National Park Tour

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.

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From Tusayan: Hermits Rest Hike & Jeep Tour of Grand Canyon

3. From Tusayan: Hermits Rest Hike & Jeep Tour of Grand Canyon

Take a fully narrated adventure to Yavapai Point, the historic Grand Canyon Village, and Hermits Rest. Your first stop will be Yavapai Point, which offers the largest geological exposure of rock layers. The rim to river views are spectacular here. Take in views of Phantom Ranch, South Kaibab, and Bright Angel Trails.  Next stop at El Tovar, Hopi House, and the historic Grand Canyon Village. Then, drive to Hermits Rest and absorb the most scenic view of the Grand Canyon as you go. Your expert guide will take you down below the rim to view authentic fossil beds along the way. On your hike, delight in the breathtaking view of the Hermit Rapids from the rim as well as notables sights in the canyon such as the former Hermit Camp. You will also receive a ticket to the IMAX movie, “The Hidden Secrets,” with your tour.

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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Guided Walking Tour

4. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Take the journey of a lifetime and spend a day exploring Grand Canyon National Park. Get picked up from your hotel in Las Vegas and make friends for a day with this VIP guided walking tour. Stray off the beaten path and see Grand Canyon without the crowds and commercialism. Grab a coffee and go for a quick pic at the megalithic Hoover Dam. Witness the stunning beauty of the Mohave Desert and head out on Route 66. Experience a taste of cinematic history and stop in the little town Pixar film 'Cars' was written about. Arrive at Grand Canyon National Park and take a moment to find a special souvenir at Bright Angel Lodge. Embark on a trail walk away from busy, crowded parts of the Grand Canyon, and make memories of a lifetime. Soak in the stunning scenery, enjoy a picnic lunch, and finish at Hopi Point. Marvel at 180-degree panoramic views, and take in the astounding natural beauty of the 7th natural wonder of the world.

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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Day Tour

5. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Day Tour

Visit the widest and deepest part of Grand Canyon National Park on a guided exploration that travels through the Mojave Desert, across the Colorado River and along historic Route 66. Travel in a luxury SUV on this private tour. Your tour allows you approximately 3 hours to explore Grand Canyon National Park and its scenic overlooks or to just wander along the walking trail. Your guide will ensure you get the best views from Mather Point, Yavapai Point, and Grand Canyon Village. A delicious lunch is included along with time to visit cultural exhibits and for shopping. Visiting Bright Angel, you'll see the circa 1935 Bright Angel Lodge. This is the widest, deepest, and most colorful viewpoint of the Grand Canyon and features a gift shop, lounge, history room, and an ice cream parlor that is open during the summer. Another viewpoint, Mather Point, named for the National Park Service's first Director, Stephen Mather, provides you with the awe-inspiring views seen in books and movies. Don't forget your camera to capture some memories of the breathtaking vistas. If you want to take your Grand Canyon experience to the next level, you can also select from two different helicopter tour options. With a helicopter upgrade, you will be able to see incredible views of the Grand Canyon that are often missed by many visitors!

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Grand Canyon: North Rim Private Group Tour from Las Vegas

6. Grand Canyon: North Rim Private Group Tour from Las Vegas

Enjoy more trees, fewer people, and cooler temperatures than the South Rim on this private group tour from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park’s North Rim. Only about 10% of the National Park’s visitors go to the North Rim. After an approximately 5-hour drive from Las Vegas, arrive at the North Rim Lodge that offers stunning views from the tall viewing windows as well as large outdoor patios with chairs. Explore the North Rim Visitor Center, gift shop, Deli in the Pines, and the Roughrider Saloon. There are restrooms and water stations to use too. Choose to go on short hikes or walks directly from the lodge area. One option is the Bright Angel Point Trail, a scenic half-mile trail that starts just east of the lodge. The North Rim is at a higher elevation, which means more trees and vegetation. The colors include more greens, along with the desert pinks, browns, purples, and other earthy colors. The variety of vegetation, colors, and topography make the North Rim a true jewel of the Grand Canyon area. After experiencing all that the North Rim has to offer, enjoy drop-off back in Las Vegas.

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