The Grand Canyon attracts millions of people annually, probably because it’s among the most spectacular of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders. These visitors travel from places all over the globe and the majority of those travelers arrive at the Grand Canyon by taking one of the many bus tours that leave from the city.
Luxury motor coach tours transport visitors to the Grand Canyon’s West Rim or South Rim, but they also offer several affordable side trips. Visitors who’d like to enjoy a trip to the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a rafting journey on the Colorado River, or a helicopter trip to the floor of the Canyon can combine them with bus trips to the West Rim. For a South Rim Grand Canyon bus trip, you can add a helicopter flight to the North Rim and back, across Dragoon Corridor.
Getting there can be half of the fun with a high-quality Grand Canyon bus trip. Motor coaches pass by beautiful Lake Mead on their way to the Grand Canyon. After passing the lake, your route will take you into Black Canyon and across the Colorado River via the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge. Almost all Grand Canyon bus tours stop on the Arizona side of this bridge. Tour operators know their passengers will want to photograph Hoover Dam.
Your tour bus will pass through a series of deep mountain valleys before it descends into the Mojave Desert. Travelers with a West Rim destination will see the bus take a dirt road through an old forest of Joshua Trees. Tours headed for the South Rim continues on into Kingman, Arizona. From there, they head west to Grand Canyon National Park. Most of the road parallels fabled Route 66.
That’s also true for the helicopter flight you can add to a South Rim bus tour. If you book these trips at the canyon, you can expect to pay more. The helicopter ride is worth the price, however. You’ll fly over the deepest, most beautiful section of the canyon on your way from Grand Canyon National Park Airport to the North Rim. You’ll enjoy aerial views of beautiful attractions such as Grand Canyon Village, the Colorado River and Dragoon Corridor.
There’s a Grand Canyon bus trip for everyone, no matter what type you prefer. Several different packages are available. You can just visit the main gate on a basic tour, or add on extras like rafting trips, a flight in a chopper, or a trip on the Skywalk. Get the best seats for your group by booking on the Internet right away.