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Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Las Vegas with Optional Helicopter Tour

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icon12 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Explore the Grand Canyon on this guided, small-group full-day sightseeing adventure around the South Rim. Beginning in Las Vegas, travel through the Mojave Desert and along famous Route 66 en route to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim for an entertaining and educational narrated minivan tour. See a number of different panoramic views from various lookout locations while learning about the history and geology of the canyon from the expert tour guide. A picnic lunch, snack, and bottled water, plus transportation, entry fees and a Las Vegas hotel pickup and drop-off are all included.
  • Travel through the Mojave Desert, across the Colorado River and along famous Route 66
  • Take a narrated coach tour of the canyon’s highlights and see towering rock formations and river rapids
  • Enjoy free time to take scenic walks along the rim, shop and visit interesting exhibits
  • Snacks, a picnic lunch, water, and transport by air-conditioned minivan included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour offers a balance between guided and free time at the most stunning part of the Grand Canyon.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
Professional guide
Snack and bottle water
Boxed deli-style lunch
Bottled water
Fuel surcharge
45- minute helicopter flight (unless option selected)
Gratuities

Departure Point

1: Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
2: Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Traveler pickup is offered

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This sightseeing tour of the Grand Canyon begins with a hotel pickup in Las Vegas. Enjoy a morning snack of muffins and juice on the trek east in an air-conditioned minivan, passing through the Mojave Desert, across the Colorado River and along famous Route 66. (Assorted snacks and water are available throughout the day.)

Upon arrival, enjoy a narrated coach tour of the Grand Canyon’s highlights. Spend ample time exploring the South Rim, traveling along Rim Trail, a road between the South Kaibab Trailhead west to Hermit's Rest, with scenic stops at Bright Angel Trail, Yavapai Point, and Mather Point. A picnic lunch is provided.

Also, visit some Native American shops and stop by the Grand Canyon Visitor Center for a commemorative passport stamp before a return trip to Las Vegas. 

Upgrade to include a thrilling helicopter ride over the mammoth Kaibab National Forest that borders both the north and south rims of the Grand Canyon. This region is home to some of the world’s largest ponderosa pines. The flight will travel north through the deepest and widest part of the Grand Canyon—the Dragon Corridor—and over the Colorado River to the North Rim.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Route 66
You’ll be picked up from your Las Vegas Strip hotel in the morning and taken on a comfortable 5-hour drive to Grand Canyon National Park. Travel through the Mojave Desert, across the Colorado River and along famous Route 66, making rest stops along the way. Your vehicle comes equipped with comfortable seats, large viewing windows and a DVD entertainment system. Enjoy a morning snack of muffins and juice, as well as assorted snacks and bottled water throughout your journey.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Grand Canyon South Rim
When you arrive, you’ll take a narrated coach tour of the canyon’s highlights. Marvel at the deepest and widest part of the canyon from three different viewpoints with your guide. Enjoy amazing views of towering rock formations, river rapids and side canyons that can't be seen from the canyon rim. You’ll spend three hours in the park, with time to stop and enjoy photo opportunities, take scenic walks along the rim, shop at the local stores, visit cultural exhibits and have a picnic lunch.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Mather Point
Make a stop at Mather Point along the rim of the Grand Canyon for amazing views!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bright Angel Trail
Walk along Bright Angel Trail to admire the incredible views of this natural wonder.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Yavapai Point
Enjoy the views of the Grand Canyon from Yavapai Point.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
South Kaibab Trail
Upgrade to include a thrilling 45-minute helicopter flight! Admire breathtaking views of the canyon through wraparound windows as you fly over massive Kaibab National Forest, home to some of the world’s largest ponderosa pines. Soar north through the Dragon Corridor, the canyon's widest and deepest section, and over the Colorado River to the North Rim. You’ll also view the Painted Desert, Desert View Watch Tower and Marble Canyon.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Marble Canyon
See Marble Canyon on your optional helicopter tour.
Pass By:  
Painted Desert
See spectacular views of the Painted Desert if you upgrade to the helicopter tour
Pass By:  
Grand Canyon Desert View Watchtower
If you select the helicopter upgrade option, then you will see the Watchtower, a 70-foot (21m) high stone building on the edge of the Grand Canyon
Pass By:  
The Las Vegas Strip
Arrive back at your Las Vegas hotel in the evening.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • If booking tour with helicopter, all passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 275lbs (125 kg / 19.5 stone) will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour.
  • If you do not select the helicopter upgrade, please place 'N/A' in the Passenger Weights field at checkout.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • OPERATED BY DETOURS American West

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Las Vegas with Optional Helicopter Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Las Vegas with Optional Helicopter Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Las Vegas with Optional Helicopter Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Las Vegas with Optional Helicopter Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Las Vegas with Optional Helicopter Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Las Vegas with Optional Helicopter Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Las Vegas with Optional Helicopter Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Las Vegas with Optional Helicopter Tour.

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  • "My wife and I loved our trip to the Grand Canyon, it was a long day but worth every minute." See review

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Seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time
msrockhold75
, Jan 2020
We did the trip to the Grand Canyon on Friday January 24 with Jimmy Vegas as our guide. He did a great job telling us stories and what we were seeing on the way. I would recommend the trip and him as a guide.
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I highly recommend!
LoriWillcox
, Nov 2019
My friends and I had an awesome experience with our tour guide, Jimmy Vegas! I was worried about being bored on the long drive from Vegas to the Grand Canyon but Jimmy was very engaging and entertaining! We made some interesting stops along the way and the time went by very quickly! Jimmy led us to the best spots for viewing the magnificent Grand Canyon. I highly recommend this tour!
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A Well Planned Day
lynnmP2581YA
, Oct 2019
Our day started out very early and it was just the beginning of a lovely day. It was a long drive to the GC. Our tour guide, Hal, was a great guide. His knowledge of the GC and it’s history was definitely a plus for the group. There were 6 of us. It was a perfect group size. We were picked up at 6 am and Hal had a morning snack for us. Our pre ordered lunch was delicious. The little extras were a nice touch. We stopped numerous times for Hal to Talk about something we saw or answer questions from the group. 4 of us had booked the helicopter tour and Hal made sure we were on time and was waiting when we got back. I can’t say enough good things about the tour, our guide and our day. L McGillivray
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Fun with Thomas!
Debra V
, Sep 2019
Wow! We had the best tour guide ever! Thanks Thomas for making our 1st West rim Canyon an unforgettable experience. We would highly recommend that you ask for Thomas if you’re planning on a Detours trip. He was so courteous, so knowledgeable, so funny, he made the trip a definite 10! Tom & Debra
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Had a great time
britblack90
, Aug 2019
Our tour guide Arba was amazing. She was laid back and very knowledgeable. She gave us plenty of time to look at the views. The lunch that was provide was delicious. We had a great time and would do it again.
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STUNNING
Global56911117283
, Dec 2018
From the start to the finish we were treated to the most breathtaking experience we have ever experienced. Thank you so much .. the best tour we experienced whilst in the States.Robinson Family ftom Australua.
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My wife and I loved our trip to the...
Phoenix B
, Jul 2018
My wife and I loved our trip to the Grand Canyon, it was a long day but worth every minute. We opted for the Helicopter tour which was worth every cent. It gives you a whole new perspective of the canyon and we still had time to see it from the ground as well. Great tour, highly recommend!
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Excellent tour. Tommy our guide was...
PAUL L
, Mar 2018
Excellent tour. Tommy our guide was one of the best tour guides that I ever met. The helicopter tour was also awesome. Highly recommended package. Patrick
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This is really worth it. The...
Winston S
, Oct 2017
This is really worth it. The downside was it takes 4 hours there and 4 hours back from Las Vegas. Plus the driver was getting tired on the return journey and swerved a few times....
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I would definitely recommend this...
Sara
, Feb 2017
I would definitely recommend this excursion. This tour was undoubtedly a highlight in my trip to US. Grand Canyon is a natural wonder of the world, its scenery is breathtaking (photos do not make it justice) The drive to the South Rim from Vegas was long but well-worthy. The vehicle was spacious and comfortable and we were fortunate to have such a great guide (Mark) He certainly made the drive feel shorter as he kept answering all our questions and delighting us with stories and information. There were also several stops along the way being the main one at Seligman a Historic Route 66 town. Here we met the daughter of the legendary Angel Delgadillo and visited his barber and gift shop. After having our packed lunch (good in size, great in quality!) we just continued enjoying what was an amazing day trip strolling along the Canyon rim, spotting some elks and birds, checking the Native American shop and the Geology Museum… We took many photos but this superb experience will remain in our memory for years to come!

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