Summer is a great time to take a bus tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. Just know that there are a lot of options from which to choose. To help you navigate this, here are 5 tips that I know will help you get the coach trip that best meets your needs.
The first tip I’ve got is know which rim you want to visit. There are two and they are called the West Rim and the South Rim. The West Rim is closest to Las Vegas and takes about 2.5 hours to reach, while the South Rim takes about 5.5 hours.
Further, the West Rim is where you go for thrills and adventure (this is also the only place where you can take a helicopter to the bottom). If you want natural scenic beauty, I recommend visiting the South Rim, which is the most photographed area of the National Park.
Book In Advance
My second tip is to book your bus tour in advance. The reason is because these trips are very popular and sell out quickly. By advance I mean at least a week ahead of time. Sure you can try to get one 48 hours prior to arrival in Las Vegas but I think that’s cutting it too close.
My third tip is to book a tour on a bus that has free Wi-Fi. This is important to me because there’s a lot of drive time involved on these tours. Indeed, there’s some fabulous scenery to be head en route to the Canyon but time seems to go faster if you’re connected to the Net.
The fourth tip I’ve got is book online, especially if you are looking for deals. The reason for this is that tour companies post their best prices on their websites. But to get that great rate, you’ve go to use the online booking form. Otherwise, you could end up paying full retail!
My final tip has to do with traveling comfortably during summer. The West Rim is hotter than the South Rim and experiences temperatures that regularly crack 100 degrees! To beat the heat, I suggest you pack the following:
1. Sun block2. A brimmed hat3. Sunglasses4. A long-sleeved shirt5. Salty snacks (e. G. Trail mix)6. Water
I can’t overstate how important it is to stay hydrated during the summer months at the Canyon. Thus my rule of thumb here is to always carry a full water bottle and make sure to keep it full as you experience your tour.
And here’s a bonus tip: Don’t make entertainment or dining plans after your bus tour. On average, these trips take a total of up to 15 hours. Further, the itinerary represents only approximate times. Of course, you are free to do as you please but from experience I can assure you that the trip alone is all you’ll be able to squeeze into 1 day.
I hope this article on the 5 tips for better Las Vegas Grand Canyon bus tours proved useful. I’m a huge fan of these trips, especially because they are all-inclusive (they include a lite breakfast and lunch) and value-priced. However, there are tons of companies that offer them and at different rates. By following the tips in this article, I’m confident that you’ll wind up with the trip that delivers the best possible experience.