Las Vegas Grand Canyon Spring Break Bus Tours

Headed to Las Vegas for Spring Break (March – April)? Then you\’ve got to try a bus tour to the Grand Canyon, especially the South Rim trip that comes with a rim-to-rim helicopter ride. But don\’t wait until the last minute as these tours tend to sell out quickly.

The reason Vegas is a great place from which to take a bus ride is because you can visit the West Rim or the South Rim. The former is just 125 miles from town (2.5-hour bus ride) while the later is 270+ miles (5.5-hour ride).

Skywalk

The West Rim, which is famous for hosting the Grand Canyon Skywalk, is also the place where you can catch a helicopter ride to the bottom. And if you want more adventure, you\’re welcome to add a Colorado River boat trip to the package.

Also known as the glass bridge, the Skywalk lets travelers walk some 70 feet over the edge until they are standing about 4k feet over the bottom. The views, too, are spectacular, especially the one of Eagle Point and all points east.

You\’ll get about 2-3 hours to explore the top of the West Rim, so take advantage of the free shuttle buses that run from the Skywalk complex to Guano Point, a lookout that\’s located on top of an old mine. It\’s from here where you\’ll get the best views of the Canyon and the River.

South Rim

The South Rim is famous for natural scenic beauty. To enjoy it as much as you can, start with the basic bus tour. However, I like the package where you add a helicopter ride to the package. The flight goes from the South Rim to the North Rim and back via the Dragoon Corridor, the widest and deepest section of the Canyon.

I figure you get about 2-3 hours to explore the South Rim as well. During this time, you\’ll get to see all the key lookouts including Mather Point and Yaki Point. You\’ll also get to enjoy Grand Canyon Village, which is where all the best restaurants, snack bars and souvenir shops are (Bright Angel Trail is behind it).

So far, I\’ve referenced only basic bus tours with add-ons. There are also deluxe bus tours available, and these are deluxe because they use 12-passenger Sprinter Vans (basic bus tours accommodate up to 40+ passengers) equipped with full-size leather Captain\’s chairs and oversized viewing windows.

Deluxe Tours

In particular, I like deluxe tours because you get a more personalized experience. For one thing, everyone has access to the driver/guide. And as you visit the West Rim or the South Rim, you and your fellow passengers can determine rest stops, photo stops other additional landmarks and sights.

Bus tours are all-inclusive and come with taxes, fuel surcharges, entrance fees and lunch (vegetarian is also available upon request). With prices starting at under $80 per person, it\’s no wonder these tours are super popular with budget travelers.

Conclusion

I hope this article helped as you plan your Las Vegas Grand Canyon Spring break bus tour. If you\’re headed to the West Rim, definitely make sure to include tickets to the Skywalk. It\’s cheaper and more convenient than doing it when you arrive. For those going to the South Rim, I recommend the package that includes a helicopter ride – that way you\’ll see everything from top to bottom.

The author is an expert on Grand Canyon bus tours and recommends these tours to the West Rim Skywalk and these tours to the South Rim: http://www.grandcanyondaytrips.com/bus/south-rim/

The author is an expert on Grand Canyon bus tours and recommends these tours to the West Rim Skywalk and these tours to the South Rim: http://www.grandcanyondaytrips.com/bus/south-rim/

Author Bio: The author is an expert on Grand Canyon bus tours and recommends these tours to the West Rim Skywalk and these tours to the South Rim: http://www.grandcanyondaytrips.com/bus/south-rim/

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