Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades

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Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades
from USD $105.59
Sit back and relax as your coach driver takes you on a narrated journey from Las Vegas to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. You can upgrade your tour to include discounted tickets to the incredible IMAX footage of the canyon at the National Geographic Visitor Center on the only South Rim bus tour that makes a stop at the center.
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In Brief

Las Vegas, United States
United States
14 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Gray Line Las Vegas, 7370 Dean Martin Dr Suite 409, Las Vegas, NV 89139-5948

A brief check-in, restrooms and cafe available. Depart Las Vegas on a luxury bus for a day at the Grand Canyon’s South Rim.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Hoover Dam Bypass, U.S. Route 93, Las Vegas, NV

Exhilarating photo opportunity of the Hoover Dam from the Pat Tillman and Mike O'Callaghan memorial bridge

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Grand Canyon Visitor Center South Rim, S Entrance Rd about 2 mi east of El Tovar Hotel, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

On your exclusive stop at the National Geographic Visitors Center you'll enjoy lunch (included) before viewing National Geographic's exhibits of the Grand Canyon, including the amazing photo gallery.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Bright Angel Point, North Rim Dr. AZ State Route 67, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86022

Gaze at the awe-inspiring beauty of this seventh wonder of the natural world. Also visit the historic El Tovar Lodge where you can shop for souvenirs!

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Mather Point, 2 1/2 Miles North Of Park Entrance, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

Next, it's on to the National Park where you will visit the two most spectacular lookouts. Take a hike along the various trails to lookouts such as Mather Point.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Grand Canyon South Rim, Highway 64, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023

Jeep Tour w/ IMAX Option:

Meet your guide at the entrance to the park for a 2-hour jeep tour along the rim. Your guide will tell you are the canyon’s history, dramatic geology, wildlife and the extraordinary landscape of this natural wonder which are revealed through stories, facts and legend. Travel along the stunning South Rim, ending at Grandview Point, and witness some of the most expansive, gorgeous and magnificent vistas! Your tour finishes at the IMAX theater for your movie viewing.

Helicopter Option:

Why not upgrade your tour to include an approximate 25-minute helicopter flight over the amazing Grand Canyon. There really is no better way to experience the magnitude of this wonder of the world. With this option you will not visit Mathers Point.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Grand Canyon Imax Theater, Az 64/u.s. 180, Tusayan, AZ 86023

Optional Upgrade: You'll get a spectacular taste of the Grand Canyon if you attend a screening of the most watched movie in IMAX history, The Grand Canyon Discovery and Adventure. The footage captured by airplanes, helicopters, hang gliders and canoes is truly incredible.

Duration: 30 minutes


  • Narrated bus tour to the Grand Canyon South Rim and National Geographic Visitors Center
  • Hotel pickup and drop off from most Las Vegas Strip and Downtown hotels
  • Box lunch at the Grand Canyon (if helicopter option selected)
  • Meal voucher provided (if tour only or IMAX option selected)
  • Taxes and National Park fees
  • Photo stop at the Hoover Dam
  • Helicopter Flight over South Rim (if option selected)
  • All taxes and fees
  • Entry/Admission - Mather Point
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Canyon Imax Theater


  • Gratuities
  • IMAX Movie The Grand Canyon Discovery and Adventure (if option not selected)
  • Helicopter Flight over South Rim (if option not selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Canyon South Rim

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants 23 months and under are considered a lap child.
  • Children ages 2 years and up require a seat
  • Adult pricing applies to all passengers
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark the bus.
  • Buses equipped with a lift are based upon availability and might not be available. Should a bus equipped with a lift be required, a three day advanced notice is required, and you must contact the local tour operator immediately after booking to confirm your request.
  • Motor coaches are climate controlled and equipped with restrooms, reclining seats, video monitors and over-sized windows
  • Please be advised that there may be waiting periods at any point or attraction due to weather or passenger volumes
  • Hotel pickup is available for this tour/activity. Please note: depending on the hotel, buses may not be able to access or enter every property. In this case, pickup may be redirected to a central bus stop or nearby hotel. Exact pickup details will be provided to the guest upon reconfirmation with the local tour operator.
  • 30-minutes of complimentary wi-fi is available.
  • Hoover Dam tour has limited seating, and only valid for the afternoon departure. Reservations must be made after completing the Grand Canyon Tour contact local operator for details
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 56 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Recently went on this tour our guide Mr Green was amazing very informative and great company for the whole day as it was a long one over 16.5 hours the canyon was breathtaking and well worth the long day as I could have gone to the west rim which would have been a shorter day but googled which was the better and the south was by far the more impressive.I highly recommend to anyone wanting to go to the use Viator the only niggle I have was we past my hotel the Luxor when we got back to Vegas at 9 pm but we went down town to start the drop off of people and I was last to be dropped off over 1 and a quarter hours later hey ho you carnt have everything still a fab day out
• Submitted 17 Feb 2020
Very well organised tour. Good choice of taking a helicopter tour (highly recommended). On time departure and arrival. The crew onboard were awesome. I would strongly recommend this tour for Grand Canyon. Thank you very much.
• Submitted 27 Jan 2020
We booked this months ago and had been looking forward to the tour. It was well organized and Irene was beyond words. She was unbelievably knowledgeable regarding so many different landmarks and Vegas in general. She made us all feel like we were all friends taking this tour together. Oh, I should mention, my husband and I decided to upgrade from a bus with 56 people to a Mercedes sprinter with only 12 people. It was soooo worth the upgrade. We were taken to Hoover dam first and then we went to 3 different view points of the Grand Canyon. The views were breathtaking. Our lunch stop was great too. Our preordered food was hot and delicious. On our way back to Vegas, we spotted elks and Irene stopped so we could take pictures. She kept us very entertained with her sense of humor and all around wonderful personality.
• Submitted 02 Oct 2019
We upgraded our tour to VIP.. and we are glad that we did it. Our driver and tour guide Moe, was the best. We can tell he is passionate on what he does.. he is very knowledgeable and accommodating. He took our best pictures and captured all the memories of our visit to Grand Canyon. We are forever grateful to Moe.. Kudos to Grayline and to Moe.. Ladies in Pink Caps..
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Really enjoyed our day! To start off we were picked up on time from our hotel. A little unusual we had to go to Grey Line’s main building and change coaches, but we still ended up leaving at the planned time of 7:30am. The drive there was very long, about 6 hours. Before we left we decided to upgrade to the Hummer tour with BuckWild - 100% worth the extra money. We were on a Hummer with 4 other people and got to go to several extra places at the Grand Canyon that the normal tour didn’t. Our tour guide Jerry was amazing, gave us an in depth history of the Grand Canyon and the Native Americans who still live there. Again - the Hummer tour is 100% worth the upgrade, really made the day so much better for us.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
I absolutely enjoyed the view. it was extremely beautiful and a very memorable moment that I’ll never forget
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Took the Pink Jeep tour which was a small group of 7. The tour guide Jason was energetic and informative. Highly recommend.
• Submitted 28 Dec 2018
Awesome visit at south rim of Grand Canyon. The tour operator was gray lines and they had ensured every aspect of the tour right from hotel pickup, details of the tour and upgrades options. Bus driver was an experienced driver and it was good to hear the history of the places that we were passing by. He also clearly instructed us do’s and don’t and have suggestions on the best canyon views. Awresone experience.
• Submitted 30 Oct 2018
We were a family of three adults (different ages) and have to say that we all agree that this was by far the best choice we made for our trip to las vegas.we chose the option of a tour with Buck Wild hummer tours. the vehicle was an open hummer and it allowed us to see the most magnificent scenery that is the Grand Canyon. the stops our tour took us to provided some of the most beautiful viewsWe were very fortunate to have a guide, Jerry, that made the trip both interesting and fun !!!As an added bonus, he is a Native American, part of the Navajo tribe, and you could tell how proud he was of both his heritage and his home.this was by far one of the best days we spent in las vegas and the day went by way too quickly !!!!Wish we could have spent more time at the canyon ……...
• Submitted 11 Sep 2018
Truly amazing
• Submitted 30 Aug 2018
The tour was great. It was a long drive but totally worth it. The scenery was amazing. The driver was really nice and funny. The whole trip was very good organized. The hotel drop off took very long at the evening which was a little exhausting. But altogether it was a great tour!
• Submitted 04 Aug 2018
Amazing tour!
• Submitted 27 Jun 2018
Highly recommend adding on the private Jeep tour - worth every penny!!
• Submitted 09 Jun 2018
Long day but was well worth it. Glad I took it and highly recommend!
• Submitted 10 May 2018
Not going to lie, this is a long trip but well worth the trek. The view of this side of the canyon is my favourite by far. As a nature love, I love how the paths have winding trails with trees and rocks and you are closer to the edge of the canyon.
• Submitted 23 Mar 2018
What a fun day— so beautiful!
• Submitted 08 Mar 2018
Ten out of ten, I want to go back! I loved every bit of it.
• Submitted 19 Feb 2018
was a bit wet but didnt stop us from being amazed at sights great trip....
• Submitted 26 Jan 2018
Quite a long day 16 hours, we were on the bus 70 of the time. A big thumb to the driver and guide who made us feel absolutely SAFE!!!
• Submitted 06 Jan 2018
we stayed at the Excalibur hotel. We just wait for the tour bus at the lobby of the hotel. we love this tour to the grand canyon south rim.
• Submitted 05 Jan 2018
It was an amazing experience, I liked it.
• Submitted 05 Jan 2018
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 04 Jan 2018
I booked just the bus tour but I was able to upgrade it and include the jeep tour very easily on the day. The tour was excellent and I was glad I upgraded to the Jeep tour as the guide took us to some great secluded spots where we were able to get some great pictures and view the sunset which was a fantastic experience. I gave this tour 5 stars and that is because I did not feel it was fair to mark it down due to travel time. However before booking you should consider that this is a very long day. I had to get up before 6am and it was after 10.30pm when I was dropped off at the hotel. I knew it would be a long day before I booked but I elected for the south rim because its the deepest part of the canyon and considered to be more spectacular. If the travel time is not a problem for you then you should definitely choose the south rim, however, if it is an issue then there are plenty of shorter west rim tours available.
• Submitted 06 Dec 2017
Absolutely spectacular sight. Although be warned very long day. 6.15 am pick up and return at 9pm. Also it is very cold at the canyon. You are not pre warned of this dress appropriately. Time wasted by grayline and then rushed to eat and use the toilet by the guide form the remainder of the trip
• Submitted 06 Dec 2017

In Brief

Las Vegas, United States
United States
14 hours

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