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This was a full day road trip.  But if you are going to Las Vegas and you’ve never seen the Grand Canyon, I would HIGHLY recommend planning an extra day just to do this trip.  You will be glad you did.

There are many different tours you can take.  We can only speak for the company we used called GC Tours.  Besides a little discomfort that is understandable for a long drive, we enjoyed the tour guide’s historical reviews as we drove by some of the greatest landmarks in our country.

GC Tours – Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour
Price: $77/person

6:00-6:45AM Hotel Pick Up (Click here for Hotel Pick Up Times)
7:00AM Depart Las Vegas Strip
8:00AM Hoover Dam Photo Stop
9:30AM Comfort Stop in Kingman Arizona
10:45AM Route 66 Photo Stop in Seligman AZ (lunch is given to you here)
1:00PM Arrive at Grand Canyon
4:00PM Depart Grand Canyon
7:30PM Comfort Stop in Kingman Arizona (You can purchase food here)
9:30PM Arrive in Las Vegas for Hotel Drop offs (actual time varies by hotel)

Hoover Dam

Our tour guide was phenomenal in describing the history of the Hoover Dam.  We drove right up to the dam, but because of enhanced security, they do a thorough security check before allowing vehicles to cross over the top of the dam.  By the time we made it to the other side, Lydia was a bit car sick and puked all over the steps as we exited the bus.  Our poor driver so kindly insisted on cleaning it for us.  We tried to claim our own child’s puke… but he wouldn’t have it.  🙂

Route 66

A blast from the past, we stopped in Seligman, AZ to stretch our legs and tour the old Route 66 ghost town.

Grand Canyon South Rim Trail

The South Rim Trail park was a beautiful place to explore the scenic views of the Grand Canyon.  This tour only provides a chance for scenic views.  The trail runs along the edge of the canyon with many points to stop and take it all in.  You can walk the whole length, or take the public transit that will shuttle visitors from one end to the other.