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Grand Canyon Bus Tours For Veteran’s Day

Grand Canyon Bus Tours For Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day is almost here again. It’s one of the last 3-day weekends in the U.S., making it ideal to take a Grand Canyon bus tour from Las Vegas, NV.

Coaches will be running on a regular schedule over the holiday, so no need to set your clocks forward or back or go only on certain days. The tours depart pretty early in the morning and drop you off later in the evening. Be prepared for a long day.

Travel Time

Bus tours go to the West Rim or the South Rim (you can’t do both). The South Rim is farther away and takes 5 hours to get there by bus, while it only takes 2 hours to get to the West Rim.

Further, West Rim travelers can expect to be back on The Strip around 8 p.m. and South Rim visitors will probably arrive back to their room around 9 p.m. So you can see the tours last all day.

Which rim should you go to? Both tours are great, and you can’t make a wrong choice. Wish I could be more definitive but that’s how it breaks out.

About The Two Rims

The West Rim is 120 miles east of Vegas. You’ll find the glass Skywalk there and you don’t want to miss the chance to walk out past the rim and peer down to the canyon floor. It is also home to the beautiful Eagle and Guano lookout Points.

What’s more, there are several fun adventures you can take part in at the West Rim. You can even fly down to the canyon floor at the West Rim, it is the only place it is allowed at the Grand Canyon. When you are on the canyon floor, you can take an exciting boat ride on the river. The helicopter adventure is definitely an upgrade you should consider.

The South Rim sits 277 miles from Vegas. These coach tours are fantastic if you want to see a lot of beautiful scenery. The South Rim has so many beautiful scenic views it is sometimes called the ‘official’ Grand Canyon. Upon arriving at the South Rim, the bus tour begins a 2-3 hour ride through the National Park before heading back towards Vegas.

Hoover Dam Photo Op

Coach tours to both rims make a quick photo stop at the Hoover Dam. The stop is a quick one. This is because it’s impossible to do a full-on Hoover tour and the canyon. There’s just not enough time. The Hoover Dam tour is fun too and you can book it at a later time.

Bus tours are an excellent value. They pretty much come with everything. They even provide transportation to and from your hotel along with lunch, a tour guide, park fees, and taxes. So you don’t have to worry about extra charges. No surprises.

I said earlier that Veteran’s Day is one of the last big three-day holidays. This means that there will be strong demand for tours and I advise you to book your coach trip early. One thing’s for sure: don’t book a bus tour the day before you want to go. If you wait until the day as your tour, you probably won’t be able to get a seat.

Let’s Wrap This Up

I hope this article provided you some insight when it comes to booking a Grand Canyon bus tour over the Vet’s Day holiday. These road trips are truly a great value and are great for families and groups. Now all you have to do is figure out which rim you want to visit.

Travel blogger Sherri K. is an authority on Grand Canyon National Park bus tours. She advises checking out this website to get the least expensive rates on the best trips from Vegas: