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Stop At: Gray Line Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89139-5948
A brief check-in at the Gray Line terminal for check-in, restrooms available, and a full-service cafe available with breakfast items for purchase. Travel time between Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon is around three hours each way. Your driver will provide an expert commentary along the way, returning you to Las Vegas in time for a night out on the town. Motor coaches are climate controlled and equipped with restrooms, reclining seats, video monitors and over-sized windows.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Hoover Dam Bypass, U.S. Route 93, Las Vegas, NV
Leaving Las Vegas behind, you'll enjoy an approximate 15-minute Hoover Dam Photo Stop from the pedestrian walkway along the new Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge!
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: Joshua Tree Forest, Pierce Ferry Rd, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Travel through the ancient Joshua Tree Forest en route to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon - the road gets a little dusty and bumpy here!
Stop At: Grand Canyon West, Pierce Ferry Road To Diamond Bar Road, AZ 86434
Once at the West Rim you will have 3 hours of unguided time at the Grand Canyon. It's up to you to spend as little or as long as you wish at each of the following attractions.
Helicopter - Boat Combo Upgrade:
Why not complete your Grand Canyon experience with a thrilling helicopter flight to the floor of the Grand Canyon. You will be flown 4,000 feet to the base of the Canyon where you will board a pontoon boat for an approximate 15-minute ride on the Colorado River. Enjoy the Grand Canyon Skywalk (if option selected) and the panoramic view.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Grand Canyon Skywalk, Eagle Point Rd Grand Canyon West, AZ 86434
The spectacular Grand Canyon Skywalk (if option selected) where you can take a walk over the edge of the canyon on a glass bridge. At the Indian Village, explore Native American history and culture with replica dwellings and performances of traditional dance
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Guano Point, Pierce Ferry Road Pearce Ferry Airport, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Enjoy spectacular views over the Colorado River at Guano Point, home to the old Guano mine. Lunch options are available here!
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Hualapai Ranch, Quartermaster Point Rd, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Old western style town with wild west show, amenities and lunch options
Duration: 30 minutes
Traveler pickup is offered
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
We have been to Vegas a lot, but booking this tour of the Hoover Dam and the West Rim of the Grand Canyon for a day was the best part of the trip! Grayline bus tours made it easy and fun, and our driver, Thomas, made the drive very enjoyable. I would recommend this tour to anyone spending some time in Vegas.
The tour was well organized and we saw the two lookout Eagle Point and Guano Point. There was time to see everything with tranquility. We saw unforgettable views and took lots of pictures. The walk on the Skywalk is truly unique. The stop at Hoover Dam was very beautiful.
Everything about this tour was great! Our driver was wonderful. He pointed out interesting sites on the way and gave us alot of interesting information. The length of time we were at the Grand Canyon was more than adequate. We did the skywalk which was an awesome experience. We were picked up right on time at a close location to our hotel and dropped off at the same location. Great tour and would definitely book through Viator again.
Great!! Listen to the guide and follow his suggestions.
Take a bottle of water on the helicopter/boat experience. You may need it to climb the steps back up to the helicopter after the boat ride. They will have cold water in a container for you, once you get back to the helicopter area.
It just is. Worth the wait. The shortness of the helicopter ride. The silly food in over. Yet, the view.... Worth every penny
I really enjoyed the West rim tour except when the bus broke down for an hour. But everything went fine after we received another bus. The senary was beautiful.
What made this trip worthwhile was the helicopter and boat ride. They had that wow factor. The bus was bit cramped, they could certainly allow more legroom for passengers. The meal was close to worthless and I purchased my own food at the West Rim. As I have found out, the South Rim is supposedly far nicer than the West Rim. My next visit to the GC will certainly be the South Rim. Still, if you never had seen GC like me, then the West Rim is still impressive. In my opinion, if you are not going to get the helicopter and boat ride option, you may want to consider taking the South Rim (which is more popular with the same tour company).
Overall the trip was great, the views of the Canyon were simply breathtaking and plenty of opportunity to take lots of amazing photographs. The Skywalk was awesome - very strange being 4000ft above the Canyon looking down. What let that down was the initial lack of photographers on the walkway and we had to queue for ages. They take 20 photos - we weren’t told that and when we got to view them some were missing which was disappointing for some of the party who wanted individual shots.
It’s worth climbing the rocks at Guano Point - you get a 360 degree view and it is incredible. Eagle Point is great too. The lunch provided was tasty and plenty of room to sit, eat and take in the scenery. Part of the trip was the Hulapei Ranch - very Wild West but a little bland, more could be made of this.
The stop off at Hoover Dam was great - again another good opportunity for some great photos.
The start of the day at the Grayline depot was a bit tedious - had to wait ages before we set off, it felt like an opportunity for Grayline to sell their food and drink, perhaps longer could be spent on the trip itself?
Overall though an excellent day out and well worth it for the views of the Canyon alone.
I’ve been to the south rim before so I thought I’d try the west. Cons are far less viewing areas and you can’t take pictures while on the skywalk. Pros are the hiking area at Guano. I felt like I was on top of eh Canyon and the view was spectacular. Lunch was actually pretty good. Ate at Guano and had what tasted like home mad pulled pork, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, side salad and a cookie.
Bus ride was fine, if a little chilly by the window.
Hoover Dam stop was a disappointment. Thought we’d be on the road at the dam. Instead we were at a bypass highway quite far away. Had 20 minutes to walk out to a good spot, snap some pics from afar and jump back on the bus.
We were at a conference and had a free day in Vegas and were looking for something to do. This tour was the perfect option to take up a full day - like 12+ hours. We started at the pickup point at around 6 am and returned back at around 6 pm. It is well organized and the buses are comfortable.
The drive to the Hoover Dam is an hour or so. We got there before the crowds so that was nice to get a chance to walk on the newer bridge when it was wasn’t crazy crowded. We had 30-45 min or so to check it out and take some pics. It was then on to the Canyon (maybe 2 hours).
At the Canyon there is a check-in center and shuttle buses that move you between 3 venues. The first has the glass bottom walkway out over the canyon (extra cost) and helicopter 🚁 rides (also extra cost). We didn’t do either but friends that splurged on the helicopter said they are glad they splurged.
The second stop has an abandoned rig for hauling salt out of the canyon and a little hiking (not too much and most of it is pretty flat). This is also where you have lunch. Pretty simple but it was tasty.
The third stop has a zip line (extra cost) and a replica Wild West town. This we didn’t find to be too exciting but maybe with younger kids it would be more interesting. Oh do check out the tepees and replica Indian dwellings at the first stop - they were pretty interesting.
We had plenty of time to explore all 3 stops before the ride back to Vegas.
All in all a good way to take up a full day in the area and get a taste of the Canyon. If you really want to hike the canyon you need a different option as this is more viewing and pictures.
Hit the highway out of Las Vegas and spend the day touring the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam. On this day trip you'll have four hours at the Grand Canyon, with the option of walking on the popular Grand Canyon Skywalk for panoramic 360-degree views.