Monday, January 25, 2016

Las Vegas Grand Canyon Valentine's Day (Feb. 14) Coach Tours

By Melissa Manchester

Going to Las Vegas for the Valentine's holiday? Then consider taking a Grand Canyon bus tour. These trips leave once a day in the a.m. and go to the West Rim and the South Rim. But book early as seats sell out quickly.

Bus tours depart at 7 a.m. and usually take about between 12-14 hours to finish so please allow a full day to do them. The route to the Canyon also includes driving by Lake Mead and there's even a 15-minute photo-stop at Hoover Dam.

Touring The West Rim

Vegas is closest to the West Rim. It will take approximately 2.5 hours to ride there on a bus. The top of the West Rim has a lot of walking trails and lookout points, plus it is home to the Skywalk. The Skywalk is an attraction you don't want to miss because you'll get a fantastic view from the massive glass bridge that hangs suspended 4000 feet above the Canyon floor.

The West Rim is closes to Vegas and takes only 2.5 hours to reach. It's situated on the Hualapai Indian Reservation and is home to the Grand Canyon Skywalk, the world-famous glass bridge that lets you walk up to 70 feet over the edge until you are standing 4k feet over the bottom.

Grand Canyon South Rim Tours

South Rim

The South Rim is farthest from Las Vegas and takes up to 5.5 hours to reach. It's located near the town of Tusayan, Arizona and is the entranceway to the official National Park, which is comprised of more than 1 million acres of wilderness.

All Fees Included

The tour price is the complete price for your tour package, so you don't have to worry about paying extra for taxes or park fees. Also, your tour includes complementary transportation to and from your hotel, a light breakfast, and a meal at lunchtime. The tour even has a guide, that way you'll understand what you're seeing along the way.

These bus tours are fixed-cost packages and come with everything, including all taxes, fees, fuel surcharges, lunch and free hotel pick up and drop off, guide service and a light breakfast. Vegetarian meals are available upon request.

The days on and around Valentine's Day, are some of the busiest of the year. This means that you will have to book early, and I recommend booking at least two weeks in advance. This will ensure that your seats are locked in. When you book online, you will get the best deals, just make sure that you complete your purchase with a credit card so that you can take advantage of the lower prices.


I hope this article about Las Vegas bus tours to the Grand Canyon on Valentine's Day helped you better plan for your adventure. Personally, I like the West Rim bus that comes with a helicopter ride to the bottom. As for the South Rim, I like the one that comes with the rim-to-rim heli. Just make sure that if you go for it that you book your tour in advance and online. That way you'll get the best bus tour at the cheapest rate.

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