Friday, May 20, 2016

Amazing Grand Canyon Bus Tours For The Memorial Day Holiday

By Belinda Shields

Are you planning a getaway to Vegas over the Memorial Day holiday? If you'll be in Vegas, then you don't want to miss the chance to visit the Grand Canyon too since it is near by. The bus ride to the Canyon only takes about 2.5 hours, and it's a fun sightseeing adventure. However, these tours are extremely popular and they sell out in advance, so you want to go ahead and book your tour now.

Vegas Bus Tours To The Canyon

Tours operate pretty much all year round, and they will be running on a regular schedule for Memorial Day. They leave early in the morning from all hotels on The Strip, and they will take you out for a full day, before you arrive back in Vegas by around 9PM.

You can book a bus tour that goes to the West Rim or the South Rim. The closest rim is the West Rim at 2.5 hours away. The ride to the South Rim takes you to Tusayan, Arizona, which is a 5 1/2 hour trip each way. Each rim has upgrades you can add to your tour package.

One that I really love, is the helicopter ride that is available at the West Rim. You could book helicopter tickets in advance so that once you're at the Canyon, you can climb on board a helicopter and descend to the bottom. Here, right next to the Colorado River, you can enjoy a Champagne toast and a light picnic. There is also a Colorado River tour that you can add to this package.

The famous Skywalk is located at the West Rim as well. Be sure to check it out if you can. The Skywalk is a huge viewing platform with a glass floor that lets you look down to the Canyon floor 4000 feet below you. The bridge is so big, you can walk out 70 feet past the edge of the rim for fantastic views of the Canyon. There are professional photographers there to capture you enjoying the Skywalk for an interesting souvenir of your trip.

The Bus Tour To The South Rim

If you do choose to go to the South Rim from Las Vegas, then you will also have a helicopter option that you can choose to add to your tour. The helicopter tour at the South Rim is a 30 minute ride that will take you all the way to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. This is a remote and mysterious area of the Canyon, and you really need to head up there if you can manage to work the helicopter tour into your budget. The South Rim tour also includes a flythrough of the widest and deepest trench of the Canyon - the Dragoon Corridor.

How To Get The Best Price

Bus tours are the cheapest way to get out to the Canyon, and by adding helicopter flights, you can make the most of your adventure. Be sure to book early, because as Memorial Day draws nearer, the ticket prices will increase. I recommend that you make your booking as early as two weeks before you want to fly. Tours are all inclusive and include a guide, as well as a light meal during the trip. Make sure that you pack some snacks and water for your journey.

Another tip is to book your tour online. When you do that, you'll cut out commissions for the middleman, and you'll pay less for your tour. When you buy your tour online with your credit card, your seats are instantly reserved and confirmed for the date and time of your tour. Buying your tour with the Internet discount is the best way to get a great deal on your tour.

To Conclude

With all of this information, you're now prepared to make the best choice for your Memorial Day holiday. Whether you want to go from Las Vegas to the South Rim, or the closer West Rim, there are plenty of options to make your adventure unique. Remember that its summer and it's going to be hot, so dress in light clothes that cover your skin, but bring a sweater or jacket for the air conditioned bus.

And finally, don't delay booking your tour because you don't want to miss getting seats on a tour of one of the most popular scenic destinations in the United States.

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