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

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

2. 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, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend

3. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend

Get away from the bright lights of Las Vegas, and journey into the great American Southwest. 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. On the way back to Las Vegas, take a short break in Seligman or Williams, small towns along Route 66.

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

4. From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon & Antelope Canyon 2-Day Tour

Day 1 Your day starts early with a smooth pickup from your Las Vegas area hotel. Make a quick photo stop at the 'Welcome to Las Vegas' sign, then 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 1000 foot rock wall to the breathtaking Colorado River. After your hike, you will be driven to the vibrant 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.

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From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Guided Day Trip with Lunch

5. From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Guided Day Trip with Lunch

Set out from Las Vegas on a guided day trip to discover the scenery of the Grand Canyon, with hotel pickup included. Your guide will take you to the best viewpoints and lesser-known sites. Enjoy lunch and breakfast snacks during the activity.  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.

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From Las Vegas: Area 51 Full-Day Tour

6. From Las Vegas: Area 51 Full-Day Tour

See the airline that "doesn't exist" at McCarren International Airport before making your way to the Area 51 airbase on Groom Lake that also didn't exist for decades - according to officials. Travel through some of the most desolate but scenic desert in the world to get there. Marvel at the ancient Indian petroglyphs and explore the mysterious dry lake where recent sightings of UFOs have been reported. Continue along the "Extraterrestrial Highway" to arrive at Little A'le' Inn, scene of numerous movies including "Independence Day." Find a wealth of information and souvenirs about the top-secret area, and enjoy a burger before going to the infamous Black Mailbox to explore a sacred meeting place for UFO enthusiasts. Arrive at the absolute perimeter of Area 51 through an unexplained "mutant" Joshua tree forest, where guards stand watch with detection devices and cameras mounted among the cacti. Wave at the heavily armed guards - if you dare!

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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon National Park Tour

7. 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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Antelope & Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce & Monument Valley

8. Antelope & Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce & Monument Valley

Immerse yourself in the wilds of Monument Valley, Bryce, Zion, Lake Powell, and The Grand Canyon South Rim on a 3-day adventure that brings you deep into the heart of this magical land. From Navajo guided jeep tours, to a bird's eye view over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter, it's a non-stop adventure! This tour has guaranteed departures. During your stay you'll visit Zion and Bryce National Parks and enjoy the photographic wonders of this white, pink and red sandstone park. Here you'll also be able to enjoy a fun BBQ with friends around the campfire, while your guide tells interesting stories of the history and legends of this sacred Navajo land. Along the way, you'll also make stops at Monument Valley for a 4x4 Jeep journey and fly high over the Grand Canyon for some truly breathtaking images of the natural beauty in this land. Day 1: Zion and Bryce National Park (Meals: Lunch) Depart from Las Vegas and travel by mini-bus to Zion and Bryce. Cut by the Virgin River, Zion Canyon is an impressive mix of white, pink and red Navajo sandstone cliffs. Ancient petrified sand dunes towering over 2000 feet above the canyon floor make for an impressive landscape and a photographer’s paradise. Zion National Park offers enchanting walks and hikes for every fitness level. Stroll around the Emerald Pools trail, enjoy the Temple of Sinawava, the Great White Throne, Weeping Rock and visit the interpretive Human History museum where you can enjoy an entertaining rangers talk on the patio. After a full afternoon in Zion we head to Bryce Canyon, A giant natural amphitheater created by erosion along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau, Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos. These red, orange, and white spires provide spectacular views for park visitors. Bryce Canyon is considered by many to be the most scenically diverse place in the world! Enjoy a BBQ and a fun evening around the campfire with your new friends. Camping is in a full service campground with hot showers, swimming pool, hot tub and wi-fi. The lodging option is in Bryce Valley Inn or similar accommodation. Day 2 Monument Valley (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch) Wake up early and head past Lake Powell with an optional tour of Antelope Canyon. Later, you can head to Monument Valley for a 4x4 Jeep journey deep into the Navajo lands. here you can snap some photos of the most iconic Western landscapes. Tonight, you camp along the rim of Monument Valley casting your gaze up at the stars in the sky. Camping is in a full service campground with hot showers and wi-fi. Lodging option is in the world famous Historic Gouldings Lodge. Day 3 The Grand Canyon (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch) After a short visit to a traditional Navajo Trading Post, you will hop into a helicopter (optional) for a bird's eye view of the Grand Canyon! If you opt out of this, you can still stroll along the rim or take a hike into the magnificent canyon. Your guide will share interesting details of this Natural Wonder of the World before giving you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the beauty. Tonight you drive back to the bright lights of Las Vegas. Additional add-ons for this tour: Death Valley Day Tour (Friday and Sunday) Tour the heart of Death Valley National Park from Las Vegas, and visit the hottest, driest and lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. Enjoy an array of colors at an extreme desert environment. Wild West Ghost Town Explorer (Saturday) Spend a day in the Wild West exploring old ghost towns and ancient legends. Keep your eyes peeled for the poltergeist who still roams the streets, and soak up the atmosphere of a true western saloon before returning to Las Vegas.

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From Las Vegas: 7 Southwest Parks in 3 Days

9. From Las Vegas: 7 Southwest Parks in 3 Days

Enjoy all the great nature in the Grand Circle trip from Las Vegas.  Discover the most popular must-see destinations in the Southwest, including the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, and the Horseshoe Bend. Admire the scenic red rocks and vortexes of Sedona and watch the sunrise at Monument Valley and Bryce Canyon, the Grand Circle's two most spectacular sunrise spots. Day 1: Route 66, Sedona, & Grand Canyon National Park On the first day, visit the famous Route 66 town, Seligman, and explore Sedona’s natural beauty and feel the spiritual energy at vortexes. These power spots are thought to be swirling centers of energy that are conducive to healing and meditation. Leaving Sedona, head to the Grand Canyon, a must-see World Heritage Site. Witness the stunning sunset and majestic land. Day 2: Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon, & Horseshoe Bend On the second day, start by witnessing the spectacular sunrise over Monument Valley, the holy site for the Navajo tribe, located on the Arizona-Utah border. There will be a lot of photo opportunities. After exploring the valley on the guided jeep tour, visit the location of the movie "Forest Gump". In the afternoon, head to the beautiful Antelope Canyon with unique geological formations and curves and enjoy the breathtaking view of Horseshoe Bend. Day 3: Bryce Canyon & Zion National Park On the third day, spend time in the Southwest of Utah, exploring Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park. The day will begin with the best sunrise at Hoodoos Overlook in Bryce Canyon National Park. After experiencing this sprawling reserve, relax at Zion National Park and take in the spectacular landscape and extraordinary rock formations in a magnificent display of natural beauty. This Grand Circle 3-day tour includes all the most iconic destination you can't miss. Travel in comfort and style in a fully outfitted vehicle with WiFi and air-conditioning.

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Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon & Zion

10. Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon & Zion

Enjoy an exciting 3-day, 2-night private or shared-group winter tour through iconic Arizona and Utah landscapes. Drive through the stunning Mojave Desert to the spectacular Grand Canyon, explore Monument Valley, and finish the tour with some spectacular hikes through Zion National Park. Day 1: The Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Enjoy a scenic drive through the mighty Mojave Desert, arriving at the spectacular Grand Canyon National Park South Rim, considered of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Stroll along the rim, hike into the one of the deepest and most diverse canyons on earth, or take in a bird’s eye view of this breathtaking landscape on an optional helicopter ride. Enjoy a sandwich-style lunch during the course of the way, and stay overnight at the historic Red Feather Lodge. Day 2: Monument Valley After a brief visit to a traditional Navajo trading post, follow the mighty Colorado River through the Painted Desert and wind your way through spectacular scenery to one of the most iconic locations on the planet. The home to the Navajo Indians and the backdrop for many famous western movies, Monument Valley is a real treat for sore eyes. Hop in a Jeep and traverse the stunning landscape with the help of a Navajo guide. Enjoy a sandwich-style lunch during the course of the way, and head in the afternoon to Page Arizona and Lake Powell, lodging at the Quality Inn, Page.   Day 3: Zion National Park Begin the day with a visit to Horseshoe Bend or Antelope Canyon, and then continue for a scenic photo stop at Lake Powell before heading to Utah's finest National Park. Visit the Zion Canyon, an impressive mix of white, pink and red Navajo sandstone cliffs and ancient petrified sand dunes towering over 2000 feet above the canyon floor. Spend the day hiking through the picturesque winter wonderland, and stroll to the emerald pools, marveling at the fantastic views of the Great White Throne and Weeping Rock. Enjoy a sandwich-style lunch and prepare for a return to Las Vegas at approximately 19:00.

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What people are saying about Route 66

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,628 reviews

This was me and my husband's first time going to the Grand Canyon. The tour was wonderful, in spite of the cold weather, we had a great time experiencing this together. The tour guide was awesome. I was really impressed with her knowledge and history and how she spoke several languages so well. The bus ride was nice and comfortable and the lunch was extremely fresh. Overall it was a wonderful experience. My husband and I have already said we plan to go back to the Grand Canyon.

Amazing tour with an excellent guide Tim and driver Ed! We enjoyed interesting stories during the ride and the views were spectacular!! Tim also helped us to take pictures and knew all the good places for them. We enjoyed it sooo much!! But be ready for a bumpy ride if you sit at the back of the van

The driver and the tour guide is very friendly and what amaze us more is that they’re Japanese. They made sure that everyone is comfortable and cozy. They’re great in taking pictures too! Will definitely recommend them. Shout out to Yumezo-san and Han-san. Job well done. Arigato-gozaimasu!

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!!

A very enjoyable trip with a excellent tour guide. Brandon was very knowledgeable and entertaining . My party of 4 had a pleasant trip and safe ride .