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Located in the Northwest corner of Arizona, you can enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the canyon, Colorado River, and the Phantom Ranch from the South Rim.
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Note: We require a minimum of four passengers to operate the tour, but not necessarily four from one booking. We will combine small group bookings from other customers trying to book the same tour. We will inform everyone the day before the scheduled tour whether or not a minimum passenger count has been achieved to conduct the tour. If a total of four not available, we will offer other options to the customer(s).
Why Choose Us?
No Additional Fees
Our goal is to give you an honest price and an honest tour. We are not trying to upsell anything on our tours. We do not have any hidden fees such as credit card fees, fuel surcharges, or sales taxes.
What’s Included In The Grand Canyon South Rim Tour?
- Complimentary hotel pickups and drop-offs in the downtown area and Las Vegas Boulevard
- Professional expert guides
- Bottled water
- Continental breakfast in a box (muffins, Belvita, banana, orange juice)
- Your admission tickets and all taxes
- Deli lunch with a choice of ham, turkey, or vegetarian.
What’s Not Included In Your Tour?
- Gratuity for the driver
Why Don’t We Stop At Hoover Dam On South Rim Tour?
Before the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge was built, all vehicles going to and from Arizona must drive on the Dam. Since the completion of the bridge, there is only one way in and one way out.
Going to Hoover Dam will take about 40 minutes from the trip. Our goal is not to spend extra time along the way since the South Rim tour is an exceptionally long day. If visiting Hoover Dam is one of your must-see lists in Las Vegas, we suggest that booking a full Hoover Dam tour is the best option. We are offering a $15.00 discount from our regular retail price.
If you book our West Rim tour, then the Hoover Dam stop is included since the West Rim is a much shorter trip. You will still be qualified for a $15.00 per person discount if you decided to do a full tour.
Staying Over Night At The South Rim?
Many people told us that they do not have enough time at the Canyon.
And let us tell you: the best way to really enjoy the South Rim is to see the canyon after everyone goes home and before everyone arrives.
If that is your plan, be sure to book a hotel room inside the park. Then you can walk from your hotel to the Canyon with ease. If you are lucky, you may even be able to see the Canyon from your window. If you book a room at Tusayan, you may have difficulty finding a mean of transportation to and from the Grand Canyon Village, especially after dark. From Tusayan to Grand Canyon Village is 6 miles (10 KM).
Located in the Northwest corner of Arizona, the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park can be accessed by car, plane, and railway. The town located right at the South Entrance to the South Rim is Tusayan, Arizona. And tge town at the East Entrance to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is Cameron, Arizona.
Considered by many to be the “true Grand Canyon,” 90% of travelers Visit Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim every year. At this part of the Grand Canyon, you can find the vast, expansive views most often seen in magazines, websites, Facebook and on TV. It’s also home to most of the memorable viewpoints.
Because the South Rim is easier to get to, day-use visitors should expect traffic congestion and parking problems, especially during spring break and during summer months. That’s why reservations are strongly recommended during spring, summer and fall.
The least crowded time is November through February. However, winter weather is a major consideration when planning a trip during these months.
Important: Do not try to return to Las Vegas on the same night that you need to catch a flight. It is a major risk to miss the flight if there is any delay.
If you’ve missed the bus, the cost of returning to Las Vegas is $50.00 per person. Contact us for more information.
Tour does not include stop at the Hoover Dam.
Pickup From Hotel
06:00 - 06:45 AM
We start our pickup at 6:00 AM.
Depart from Las Vegas
Departing from terminal or last hotel.
Arrive at South Rim
Arrive at Grand Canyon South Rim at 01:30 PM.
Explore the South Rim
01:30 - 04:00 PM
You will be at the South Rim for 2.5 hours. You will have time to explore around and look at all the different viewpoints.
Depart from Grand Canyon Village
Depart from Grand Canyon Village (Bright Angel Lodge) around 04:00 PM to get to the bus.
Head back to Las Vegas
04:10 - 04:15 PM
Return to the Christianson Tours bus and head back to Las Vegas. We’ll leave with a beautiful memory of the South Rim.
Back in Las Vegas
around 09:00 PM
Arriving back in Las Vegas around 09:00 PM.
How long is the South Rim tour?
It is a 14+ hour tour. We pick up and drop you off the same day from Vegas. Pickups start between 6-7 AM depending on your hotel and you will get back to town at around 10-11 PM.
What time does the South Rim tour start?
It depends on the hotel. We start picking up customers between 6 and 7 AM then depart between 7:15 – 7:30 AM.
We pick up customers from almost all the major hotels on Las Vegas Boulevard and downtown. We utilize several different sizes of buses for our pickups.
However, due to the full size of the Grand Canyon bus, our drop off location will be limited to fewer hotels. Please check with us or your driver to see if your hotel will be one of the drops off location. If walking to your hotel is physically challenging, please let your driver know in advance.
Do you stop at Hoover Dam?
Unfortunately, we are not stopping at Hoover Dam as of now. We are going straight to West Rim. But, we will pass by.
Is face mask required during the tour?
Yes, a mask is required. Especially entertaining the South Rim, as this is the “new normal”. There will also be temperature checks of each person.
How long are we at the Grand Canyon?
You will be at the South Rim for 3 hours. You will have time to explore around and look at all the different viewpoints.
Can I bring alcohol to this trip?
No. No firearms or alcohol are permitted on any Christianson Tours vehicles.
I have walking issues, would this tour be okay for me?
Yes. These tours do not have any heavy hiking but it does require some walking.
How does payment work?
When you book a tour, we accept cash and major credit cards for methods of payment.
Child discount is for children 12 years and younger that is accompanied by an adult.
Can I cancel the tour?
If you wish to cancel the trip, please contact us or your agent 24 hours in advance, otherwise, your deposit may be forfeited. You should ask your agent for more information; Christianson Tours does not have possession of that deposit.