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Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour with Hoover Dam Stop, Meals and Optional Upgrades

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Overview

Experience one of the seven natural wonders of the world in this exciting day tour from Las Vegas. After a photo stop at the Hoover Dam and a stop for breakfast (included), you will spend a total of 4 hours at the Grand Canyon which gives you the maximum time to explore. The direct routing of this tour means you arrive at the canyon earlier, allowing you to skip the crowds! The West Rim's hop-on hop-off shuttle will take you to spectacular vistas at both Eagle Point and Guano Point. Why not upgrade to add a walk on the glass-bottomed Grand Canyon Skywalk and/or a thrilling helicopter flight into the canyon coupled with a pontoon boat ride on the Colorado River. A hot lunch at Grand Canyon and hotel pickup and drop-off are included. ** Please note: Effective for bookings made from March 16, 2022, the price displayed does not include a USD5 per person fuel fee. This fee is payable direct to the supplier on the day of your tour **
  • Coach transportation to the Grand Canyon’s West Rim through the Joshua Tree National Forest
  • Photo Stop at Hoover Dam included!
  • Includes breakfast and a hot lunch overlooking the rim
  • Option to walk on the glass bottomed Skywalk 4,000 feet above the Canyon floor
  • Upgrade can include helicopter and pontoon boat combo
  • Pickups and Drop-offs at select Las Vegas Hotels

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Spend a total of 4 hours at the Grand Canyon on this day tour from Las Vegas. Included is a stop at the Hoover Dam, hotel pick-up, breakfast, lunch and multiple upgrade options!
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Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned coach
30-Minute Hoover Dam Photo Stop
Grand Canyon Skywalk (if option selected)
Helicopter Ride and 25-minute Pontoon Ride Down Colorado River (if option selected)
Lunch
Breakfast
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Bottled water
Gratuities
Grand Canyon Skywalk (if option not selected)
Helicopter Ride and 25-minute Pontoon Ride Down Colorado River (if option not selected)
USD5 per person fuel surcharge (for bookings made between March 16 and May 16, 2022)
USD10 per person fuel surcharge (for bookings made from May 17, 2022)

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Tour Only
4/20/2020 - 5/25/2023
Monday - Sunday:06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Tour, Helicopter and Boat Ride
4/16/2020 - 5/25/2023
Monday - Sunday:06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Tour, Heli, Boat, and Skywalk
4/16/2020 - 5/25/2023
Monday - Sunday:06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Early Bird Offer - Tour Only
3/10/2022 - 5/25/2023
Monday - Sunday:06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
3/10/2022 - 5/25/2023
Monday - Sunday:06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Tour & Skywalk
4/16/2020 - 8/14/2022
Monday - Sunday:06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
8/15/2022 - 5/25/2023
Monday - Sunday:06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
8/15/2022 - 5/25/2023
Monday - Sunday:06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
This sightseeing tour to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon begins with a hotel pickup in Las Vegas. Hop aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned motor coach equipped with reclining seats, panoramic windows and onboard restroom. Then make the trek east, first stopping at the Hoover Dam bypass bridge for a great photo opportunity, a stop for breakfast (included) and then driving through Joshua Tree forests and the Mojave Desert to the Grand Canyon.

Upon arrival at the Grand Canyon, enjoy four (4) hours of self-guided exploring at the West Rim. Hike to the Eagle Point and Guano Point overlooks to take in the amazing views. Visit the Hualapai Ranch for a wild west show and enjoy a delicious hot lunch available from a variety of different outlets (included in tour price). There are many options and a variety of exciting possibilities.

There are also two upgrades to consider during this time frame. First, consider adding a thrilling walk on the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a glass walkway nearly 4,000 feet above the floor of the canyon. Secondly, there's a stunning helicopter/boat ride. Lift off high above the canyon in a helicopter, then swoop down between its walls and land on the canyon floor. Walk around, get an up-close look at the many layers of the interior of the canyon and gain an even greater appreciation of the immensity of this natural wonder. Additionally, enjoy a pontoon boat ride along the Colorado River, looking up at the canyon’s many beautiful colors and stunning rock formations.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Las Vegas Strip
After hotel pickups are finished you will depart immediately to Grand Canyon West. Travel time between Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon is around three hours each way. Your driver will provide an expert commentary along the route, returning you to Las Vegas in time for a night out on the town. All vehicles are climate controlled and equipped with reclining seats, video monitors, restrooms and over-sized windows.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hoover Dam Bypass
Enjoy a 30-minute stop at the Hoover Dam where you will have time to stretch your legs and also capture incredible photo of the Dam.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Arizona's Joshua Tree Forest
Stop on the way to the West Rim and enjoy breakfast (included in tour cost). 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
Once at the West Rim you will have 4 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 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 have approximate 15-minute to enjoy the serenity of the Colorado River. Enjoy the Grand Canyon Skywalk (if option selected) and the panoramic view.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Eagle Point
Make your way to Eagle Point, home of the Grand Canyon Skywalk. This viewing point gives you spectacular views of the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Can you spot the eagle in the rocks which gave this lookout its name?
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Grand Canyon Skywalk
The spectacular Grand Canyon Skywalk (if option selected) is where you can take a walk over the edge of the canyon on a glass bridge. Next to the Skywalk is the Indian Village where you can explore Native American history and culture with replica dwellings and performances of traditional dances.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Guano Point
Enjoy spectacular views over the Colorado River at Guano Point, home to the old Guano mine. Lunch options are available here! After your time at the Grand Canyon, you will head back to Las Vegas.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants 23 months and under are considered a lap child. If Skywalk ticket is purchased, infants must be carried on the Skywalk.
  • Children ages 2 years and up require a seat
  • Adult pricing applies to all passengers
  • If you did not select the Helicopter and Boat upgrades, please enter N/A into the weight field.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark the bus.
  • Buses equipped with a lift are based upon availability and might not be available. Should a bus equipped with a lift be required, a three day advanced notice is required, and you must contact the local tour operator immediately after booking to confirm your request.
  • There may be waiting periods at any point or attraction due to weather or passenger volumes
  • No personal items such as mobile phones, cameras, backpacks and purses are allowed on the Skywalk; complimentary lockers are available for storage
  • Hotel pickup is available for this tour/activity. Depending on the hotel, buses may not be able to access or enter every property. In this case, pickup may be redirected to a central bus stop or nearby hotel. Exact pickup details will be provided to the guest upon reconfirmation with the local tour operator.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Advertised vehicle may be substituted based on operational requirements
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 56 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Las Vegas
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Do you offer hotel pickup for the Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour from Las Vegas with Optional Upgrades?
A:Yes! Pickup is available from most Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Las Vegas hotels in a luxury air-conditioned motorcoach. When booking your tour, please advise where you are staying in order to schedule a pick-up and drop-off at your hotel.
Apr 2021
Q:
How can I arrange pickup if I'm not staying on the Strip or Downtown?
A:Hotel pickup is only available from the hotels listed in the "Tour Details" section at checkout. Please select the closest hotel to your location. Once confirmed, call the phone number on your ticket to confirm your pickup details.
Apr 2021
Q:
How do I know when and where to meet for my Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour pickup?
A:Be sure to call the phone number on your voucher 24-72 hours prior to your departure date to confirm your exact pickup time and location.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I bring my small child on the Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour from Las Vegas with Optional Upgrades?
A:Yes, children under 2 years old can join for free as a lap child.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I bring a stroller on the Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour from Las Vegas with Optional Upgrades?
A:Yes, baby strollers are allowed on the bus. However, storage is limited, so please notate your request in the "Special Requirements" field at checkout. Also, be sure to re-confirm your request when calling to confirm your pickup details.
Apr 2021
Q:
Is the Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour from Las Vegas with Optional Upgrades handicap accessible?
A:Yes, there are wheelchair-accessible vehicles with lifts, however, not all vehicles are equipped. If you require an accessible vehicle, please let us know in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I bring my dog with me on the Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour from Las Vegas with Optional Upgrades?
A:Service dogs are allowed to travel with the correct and current paperwork. Pets are not allowed on board.
Apr 2021
Q:
Is there a restroom on the bus during the Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour from Las Vegas with Optional Upgrades?
A:Yes - there is a restroom on the tour bus for your convenience.
Apr 2021
Q:
How long do we stay at the Grand Canyon during the Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour from Las Vegas with Optional Upgrades?
A:This tour spends approximately four hours at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon so you can explore Guano Point and Eagle Point, as well as take advantage of the many photo opportunities with your hosts, the Hualapai Indians.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are there vegetarian options for lunch during the Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour from Las Vegas with Optional Upgrades?
A:Yes - There are vegetarian options. Please advise of any dietary restrictions in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I bring my own snacks/food on the Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour from Las Vegas with Optional Upgrades?
A:Yes, however, coolers and alcohol are not permitted on the bus.
Apr 2021
Q:
What is the Skywalk at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon?
A:This 10-foot wide, horseshoe-shaped glass bridge extends 70 feet out over the rim of the Grand Canyon. Look down and you can see right through the glass platform 4,000 feet to the floor of the Canyon below.
Apr 2021
Q:
How sturdy is the Skywalk at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon?
A:Have no fear—the Skywalk is strong enough to hold seventy fully loaded 747 passenger jets.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I take photographs while on the Skywalk at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon?
A:Cameras and cell phones are not permitted on the Skywalk. Photographers will be available on the Skywalk for guests. Photos can be purchased for an additional cost. You may store these items in complimentary lockers while on the Skywalk.
Apr 2021
Q:
Is there a weight limit for the helicopter (if option selected) during the Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour from Las Vegas?
A:No, there is no specific weight limit for the helicopter ride.
Apr 2021
Q:
How long is the helicopter ride (if option selected) during the Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour from Las Vegas?
A:The helicopter ride is approximately 7 minutes descending into the Canyon, 15 mins to explore, and then a 7-minute ride back up to the top.
Apr 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour with Hoover Dam Stop, Meals and Optional Upgrades?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour with Hoover Dam Stop, Meals and Optional Upgrades.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour with Hoover Dam Stop, Meals and Optional Upgrades?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour with Hoover Dam Stop, Meals and Optional Upgrades.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour with Hoover Dam Stop, Meals and Optional Upgrades?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour with Hoover Dam Stop, Meals and Optional Upgrades.

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Traveler Tips


  • "while it is a long bus ride, once you get there it is worth the trip." See review
  • "You cannot take cameras or phones on skywalk, they have photographers but can be a bit pricey, however, this supports the native american tribe also" See review
  • "Anyway, take some hot clothes and cap, be prepaid get up very early (about 5 30am) and go" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Grand Canyon West Rim
Sarah_G
, May 2022
Our day trip to the Grand Canyon with GreyLine was amazing. Our tour guide/ driver, Freddi was brilliant. He told us stories and shared lots of information on route and about the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. He made us laugh a lot and he really helped make our experience fantastic. I would definitely recommend this trip to everyone. It was a phenomenal experience and it’s almost indescribable the immensity of the west rim Grand Canyon.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Sarah_G, Thank you for leaving Gray Line such a nice 5 star review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your day with us and our driver/guide Freddy. Since 1910 the Gray Line family of nearly 200 worldwide sightseeing companies have been seeking out the best guides in every destination we serve, so it's nice to know our guide did such a great job and had great suggestions. On behalf of everyone at Gray Line around the globe, I want you to know that we all hope to see you on another adventure sometime very soon. Sincerely, GL Vegas Customer Service
star-5
Bus driver informative...
Art_O
, May 2022
Bus driver informative great sense of humor storyteller views and experience wonderful restaurant at Skywalk was great
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Art_O, Thank you for leaving Gray Line such a nice 5 star review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your day with us and our driver/guide. Since 1910 the Gray Line family of nearly 200 worldwide sightseeing companies have been seeking out the best guides in every destination we serve, so it's nice to know our guide did such a great job and had great suggestions. On behalf of everyone at Gray Line around the globe, I want you to know that we all hope to see you on another adventure sometime very soon. Sincerely, GL Vegas Customer Service
star-1
Bad execution
Rasheda_F
, May 2022
I purchased a Grand Canyon tour for May 16th and there were a few things that went wrong and didn't occur. The tour bus was 45 minutes late picking us up from the Circus Circus hotel, we didn't get to take the picture in front of the Las Vegas sign, we had 15 minutes to purchase breakfast and breakfast was supposed to be included. There was no voucher or instructions given regarding obtaining a voucher for breakfast. No instructions for getting lunch or that we just had to show the ticket provided at the Grand Canyon. Most of us did not get to go to all 3 sites at the Grand Canyon or even take a picture at the Skywalk (that we paid extra for) because we were told to be back at the bus for 3:30 after being dropped off at 12pm. I reached out to the company to ask if we could have more time and received a response stating the driver needed to leave on time. We sat on the bus waiting an extra 48 minutes for people who weren't on time. This was not fair and I did not get what I paid for.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Rasheda, Thank you for being a Gray Line customer and we are sorry that we were late picking you up at Circus Circus. When you work around the busiest tourist corridor in the worlds sometimes delays happen, usually the result of unscheduled road works or difficulty finding guests at a previous hotel pickup. We are sorry that this affected your day. Normally there is more than enough time for guests to do all that they want at the West Rim, however on some occasions the destination can be much more crowded than normal. We are sorry that this was your experience. We always try to the leave the West Rim on time as that is the fairest thing for all guests. When guests are late returning, we have little choice but to wait or find out what happened to them. When you take travelers to remote nature destinations a company has what is called a "duty of care". Instead of just being late, the guests could have become sick or injured and we just can't leave them behind not knowing. On behalf of everyone at Gray Line around the globe, I want to wish you all the best in your future travel experiences. Sincerely, GL Vegas Customer Service.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Poor
marisa_R
, May 2022
When making my booking it said I would receive breakfast and lunch with this trip, unfortunately myself and my husband didn't receive breakfast, when I asked the driver she had no information regarding this. Also the bus was not what I expected, diffently not a luxury coach as stated nor was the tour guide..well lack off...we were shown a video about the hoover dam, AFTER we had visited the dam!!!! I would have liked to have known information on the dam before our visit, plus we were only offered water AFTER the Canyon trip was over... this was not at all what I thought I had paid for....reason for my 2 stars....
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear marisa_R, Thank you for being a Gray Line customer and we are sorry for the mistake about your breakfast and that we missed your overall sightseeing expectations. For over 40 years we have been taking visitors to the amazing sights of the Grand Canyon and we always received rave reviews for our great service- we are sorry that this wasn't your experience. Sincerely, GL Vegas Customer Service
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Stunning and informative
Charlotte_G
, May 2022
Really great tour, extremely informative. the west rim is stunning and quite unspoilt, the trip representted great value for money.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Charlotte, Thank you for leaving Gray Line such a nice 5 star review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your day with us and our driver/guide. Since 1910 the Gray Line family of nearly 200 worldwide sightseeing companies have been seeking out the best guides in every destination we serve, so it's nice to know our guide did such a great job and had great suggestions. On behalf of everyone at Gray Line around the globe, I want you to know that we all hope to see you on another adventure sometime very soon. Sincerely, GL Vegas Customer Service
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Amazing Grand Canyon
Michael_S
, May 2022
Grand Canyon is amazing. The views are spectacular Absolutely something to see in your lifetime. Be sure to investigate your options. We were disappointed Hoover Dam was a 10 minute stop Great to have seen but very quick Spent 11 hours on busses and waiting on lines for 1 hour of actual scenery
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Michael, Thank you for being a Gray Line customer and we are sorry that you did not enjoy your trip to the Grand Canyon more. There is no getting around that a day trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon makes for a long day as it is over 570 miles round trip from Las Vegas, the closest major city to the South Rim. On behalf of everyone at Gray Line I want to wish you all the best in your future travel adventures. Sincerely, GL Vegas Customer Service.
star-5
Good experience
desmond_T
, May 2022
Good trip to better understand Grand Canyon than reading from any article. I would recommend this. …
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello desmond, Thank you for leaving Gray Line such a nice 5 star review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your day with us and our driver/guide. Since 1910 the Gray Line family of nearly 200 worldwide sightseeing companies have been seeking out the best guides in every destination we serve, so it's nice to know our guide did such a great job and had great suggestions. On behalf of everyone at Gray Line around the globe, I want you to know that we all hope to see you on another adventure sometime very soon. Sincerely, GL Vegas Customer Service
star-5
Excellent drive
Carmencita_L
, May 2022
experiencing a bus tour with an experience driver . Also , easy to communicate with the company . Very informative
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Carmencit, Thank you for leaving Gray Line such a nice 5 star review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your day with us and our driver/guide. Since 1910 the Gray Line family of nearly 200 worldwide sightseeing companies have been seeking out the best guides in every destination we serve, so it's nice to know our guide did such a great job and had great suggestions. On behalf of everyone at Gray Line around the globe, I want you to know that we all hope to see you on another adventure sometime very soon. Sincerely, GL Vegas Customer Service
star-4
We rode with the best there was
Judy_B
, May 2022
At the canyon I did not get around very well because there weren't signs or directions, a tour guide would have been nice. But the time was also short going from one site to another so not sure how much a guide would have been to accomplish anything. Because I did not do the skywalk I almost missed lunch because to get to the sign showing where lunch was at you had to enter the area for the skywalkers. But on the other hand our driver shared with us so much history of the area and tried to be so helpful with everything he made the trip to and from the canyon so enjoyable that I will recommend it to others. Our driver was a treasurer of knowledge and laughter, and very considerate of what we may need.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Judy_B, Thank you for leaving Gray Line such a nice 4 star review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your day with us and our driver/guide. Since 1910 the Gray Line family of nearly 200 worldwide sightseeing companies have been seeking out the best guides in every destination we serve, so it's nice to know our guide did such a great job and had great suggestions. On behalf of everyone at Gray Line around the globe, I want you to know that we all hope to see you on another adventure sometime very soon. Sincerely, GL Vegas Customer Service
star-5
Grand Canyon/ Hooker dam tour
cooper_s
, May 2022
Great experience! Our driver was awesome! The transportation, views, and food were all really good! Highly recommend
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi cooper_s, Thank you for leaving Gray Line such a nice 5 star review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your day with us and our driver/guide. Since 1910 the Gray Line family of nearly 200 worldwide sightseeing companies have been seeking out the best guides in every destination we serve, so it's nice to know our guide did such a great job and had great suggestions. On behalf of everyone at Gray Line around the globe, I want you to know that we all hope to see you on another adventure sometime very soon. Sincerely, GL Vegas Customer Service

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