- 14 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
The 3-hour South Rim VIP Tour takes you to the most famous areas of the Grand Canyon National Park where, from the most picturesque viewpoints you can view the widest and deepest parts of the canyon. Photo stops at Hoover Dam, Route 66 Train Museum, Mather Point, Yavapai Point & Bright Angel Point with additional free time to browse the Bright Angel Lodge and gift shop. You also have the option of romantically picnicking your way along the amazing the Rim Trail to these three famous viewpoints. The professional and entertaining driver/guides captivate passengers with a wealth of information on the Grand Canyon and the wonderful American Southwest.
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
- Instant Confirmation
- Small-group tour by minibus
- Bottled water
- Breakfast - Continental breakfast
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - Grand Canyon South Rim
- Entry/Admission - Yavapai Observation Station
- Entry/Admission - Mather Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Returns to original departure point at approximately 8:30pm
This wonderful adventure starts in Las Vegas with colorful trivia on the beginnings of Las Vegas, its mob roots and the wild and woolly early days of this pioneer town. The tour stops at the magnificent Hoover Dam for views, photos and an oratory on this icon in the desert.
Continuing south you will pass the famous and beautiful gold mining area known as Eldorado Canyon, once the richest gold mining area in the world. Your next stop is the Sante Fe Railroad Train on the famous Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona. The scenery and rock formations around Kingman are truly stunning and were the backdrop for many movies of the Western genre.
You will then proceed to one of the most awe-inspiring places in the world, Grand Canyon National Park, where you will spend 3 full hours. You have the option to walk without your guide and have a romantic picnic along the 2.5-mile paved rim trail, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful walks in the world.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please advise of your sandwich/lunch preference in the Special Requirements field at the time of booking:
- Deluxe Turkey (cranberry sauce, stuffing and mayonnaise)
- Italian (combination of Genoa salami, capacolla and prosciutini)
- Garden salad with vinaigrette
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
The trip started with a 6 am pick up and finished at around 9 pm. Traffic was smooth, spectacular views and clear blue sky. Bob, the driver guide was one of the best tour guides we have met,
attentive, with a good sense of humour. You could not ask for a better one. Simple breakfast (muffin and juice), lunch (choice of sandwich with chips), water and snacks were all provided. No regrets.
We had a very good guide who picked us up on time, he was very knowledgeable and drove safely, there was only 6 of us in the van. I like the small group, and everyone got along
It was a very long day but we expected it. Both Dennis and Barry were great tour guides / drivers. The Grand Canyon was more spectacular than expected - really beautiful. Well worth the long distance.
We did the south rim of the Grand Canyon highly recommend this trip, had an amazing time we did the VIP tour with Bob our tour guide who was superb and very knowledgeable , looked after us and we had a good laugh.
Loved it being just 3 people on the tour, great stops and sites, while being provided great information by our tour guide. Thanks
Picked up on time from hotel. Loved the small group atmosphere. Meals provided were ideal. Bottles of water available all day. Best of all was Lynda our driver/guide, full of interesting knowledge and very friendly..
We had a very fun day going to the Grand Canyon. Although it was a long 14 hour day, it actually went by fast due to our excellent tour guide, Bob, who was so interesting and informative of the places we visited on our way, and of course the Grand Canyon. We had a full van with 11 people including Bob which made not a lot of leg room and the person who picked us up at our hotel did not take us to Hoover Dam like he should have but Bob took our group to see it on the way back to our hotels. He aimed for excellent customer service. Definitely would tour again with Bob to other tours if we come back to Las Vegas!
Had an amazing day, we were told we were getting picked up at 6.10am and the tour bus pretty much came bang on time. Everything about this tour was enjoyable. It was very well organised and our tour guide Bob was amazing, full of knowledge and witty, just a really lovely guy. I had done a West Wing Grand Canyon tour 7 years ago and I didn’t enjoy it, it was a big bus and not much time at the Canyon, this one was the opposite, we had plenty of time do the trail walk, which I highly recommend. Was a truly fun and amazing day, highly recommend. Thank you Bob and also our pick-up driver Allen who took us to the Hoover Dam.
The trip to Grand Canyon was amazing.Bob is truly an amazing tour guide. We enjoyed every moment of it.It was quite cold at Grand Canyon, but we were dressed accordingly, so we did not mind.Fantastic experience.
Great trip Peter was awesome would recommend this trip to anyone who wants a day away good food too loved Route66 Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon
This tour was great! Barry, our driver and guide was wonderful. He was very attentive to everyones needs. The day starts before 6 am so his dry humor and commentary really helped move things along. The views from the canyon was spectacular as was the weather. Be prepared for a lot of road time but it is totally worth it!
Had lots of fun on the tour. Loved the freedom to walk around and explore on our own. Highly recommend!
First of all, this tour was wonderful, especially with our Tour Guide Barry from Adventure Photo Tours.
We were in a small group of 8 people and the people were all nice.
Barry is a funny, experienced and knowledgeable Tour Guide.
Often he told us nice and funny stories
The Tour was well planned and the timeline was well set.
This tour was worth to join.
Really much much better, than in a big tour bus with many people.
Thanks so much Barry, keep going on like this. We had a lot of fun :
Vincent and Jane
The small group tour was fantastic. Tour guide Barry gave us plenty of time for photographs along the route and he was very interesting and informative. The breakfast and lunch we were supplied was excellent.
We could not fault this tour experience
How do you store wealth of information about Grand Canyon in one head? That's what both me and the other 2 tourists said about Bob - our tour guide. He really likes what he is doing. I really like the fact that he explains the tour itinerary of what is included and not. I knew what to expect before I even reach the destination. Excellent driving skill - some people may think it's a bit too fast but I drove 120KM/hr in a tiny Suzuki Celerio and in the middle of sandstorm before, so his speed was just fine and within the law limits. The SUV has multi-area weather system - so I can keep the heat for me and chilly temperature for the canadian tourists at the back. Good shock absorbers and suspension - for the pot holes along on the highway. More than enough restroom stops and he was pretty flexible and never tried to rush you. His SUV comes equipped with food, snacks and cold water. He even provide blankets and pillows in case you want extra comfort. The road is a straight and fairly empty highway so the chance of you getting motion sickness is nil - unless you're that sensitive and even then, Bob has a remedy for that. Just ask him. Nice guy too, polite and always ready to help.
Grand Canyon were snowy, makes it more beautiful with the bright red and white topping, we stopped for a bit at Route 66, fairly good time at the Hoover. Arizona is beautiful in winter.
Really enjoyed the day to the Grand Canyon. I got changed on to this tour by Adventure Photo Tours the day before, due to the weather meaning the tour I was booked on had to be cancelled. This tour is purely by road and walking when at the Grand Canyon National Park. It is a long day 15 hours or so but you are seeing one of the wonders of the world! Our Tour Guide was Barry and he was a great Guide for the day. Barry has a great sense of humour! We were a full Small Group of 12 like minded explorers but did not feel too cramped on the Mini Bus. You set off from Vegas approx. 6:30am and the first stop is Boulder City for a bit of breakfast and then on to the Hoover Dam where you can take some great photos. You then go on to the Route 66 Museum in Kingman, Arizona. This is a great little addition to the trip. It is then a good 3hr drive from Kingman to the Grand Canyon National Park and my only slight criticism of the tour was that another restroom stop would have been great. The Grand Canyon offers three options upon arrival dependent on the person - 1 Long Walk 3 miles 2 Short Walk 2 miles and 3 Drop Off at the Grand Canyon Village. You then have 3/4 hours to explore the South Rim of the canyon. I went in February and it was bitterly cold but showed a different side to the Canyon and gave it an air of mystery with the mist and low cloud! The Grand Canyon Village offers a few bars, gift shops and a few hotels. The journey back was a long 4-4.5 hours and we did not stop and this was testing. If you are not great with the road and especially hurtling through the countryside in the pitch black, maybe consider another tour! We arrived back in Las Vegas around 8:30pm. Great day out!
The tour was great. It was a very long day and the drive to and from was quite long. We did stop along the way - once at Hoover dam and once more for a quick break. We spent approx 3 hours at the park and there is a nice scenic path to follow with lots of great views over the canyon. There was some confusion about the time to return due to the start of daylight saving on this day so we had to rush a bit but then it turned out we had an extra a hour after all. That was a little annoying but oh well. Lunch was prepared for us and was simple but acceptable. Lovely views and a good trip. Comfortable bus with some videos played about the canyon and Hoover Dam. Hoover dam stop was only about 10 or 15 mins but all I wanted were some quick snaps anyway. Barry our driver was nice enough but at first seemed a bit strict. Everything was OK though.
Tour was great! Barry, our guide and driver started with house rules which all made sense in order to have a very smooth day,,...feeding us information as we go on but not to the point of TMI :-.....when we got into the bus, brown bags containing our breakfast/snacks were in the seats, all ready for us, with our apple juice placed on the holders, lunch was packed too and handed out to us as we explore the Grand Canyon which was really Grand! ....over all- was a long day but i can say that it was confortable and fun! No regrets for booking this tour!