Las Vegas Grand Canyon St. Patricks Holiday Bus Tours

Celebrating St. Patrick\’s Day in Las Vegas? Then you\’ve got to do a bus tour to the Grand Canyon. Trips depart daily for the West Rim and the South Rim of the National Park. But book your tour soon as these coach trips are super popular with Vegas travelers.

Departures

Vegas tours depart once a day in morning around 7 p. M. And get back around 8:45 p. M. So make sure you set aside an entire day to enjoy your road trip to the Canyon.

The West Rim, which is home to the Grand Canyon Skywalk, is 125 miles from Vegas and takes a bus about 2.5-hours to reach. The South Rim is 277 miles away and requires a 5.5-hour bus ride.

Which rim you visit is based on what you want to see and do when you get there. For the most part, pick the West Rim if you want thrills and adventure and the South Rim if you are looking for natural scenic beauty.

Skywalk

The prime attraction at West Rim is the Skywalk, a glass bridge that lets you walk some 70 feet over the edge until you are standing 4K feet over the bottom. You can also add a helicopter ride to the bottom and a boat ride on the Colorado River.

The South Rim offers you a host of lookouts to enjoy, like Mather Point, Yaki Point and Yavapai Point. You also get to check out Grand Canyon Village, the hub of the Park and home to great restaurants and souvenir shops.

There are two kinds of bus tours: Basic and deluxe. Basic tours use a standard luxury 50+ passenger bus equipped with bathroom, coach seating and TV\’s. Deluxe tours, which cost more, use 10-passenger Sprinter vans equipped with oversized captain\’s chairs.

Basic v. Deluxe

Basic tours are fantastic if you are on a budget. Deluxe tours are more for folks who prefer a more personalized Canyon experience that includes more rest stops, side trips and easy access to the guide. Both can be upgraded to include helicopter rides to the bottom and boat rides on the River.

All basic and deluxe tours include a photo stop at Hoover Dam, which is about 15-minutes in length. If you are looking for a longer Hoover tour, I recommend you book a separate trip on a separate day. Trips also include lunch.

Bus tours are the cheapest way to explore the National Park. Prices are fixed (meaning they include all taxes, fees and fuel surcharges) at online checkout. However, to get the lowest price, you must book your tour on the Internet and in advance.

Conclusion

I hope this article inspired you to take a bus tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon this St. Patrick\’s Day Holiday (March 17). When it comes to West Rim tours, I like the one that comes with a heli to the bottom and a boat ride down the River. For South Rim, I like the one that includes a rim-to-rim heli ride. Whichever trip you go with, remember to buy it online. Not only will it save you time but also it will save you money.

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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