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Grand Canyon South Rim

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12,048 Reviews
Highway 64, Arizona

The Basics

The South Rim of the Grand Canyon averages 7,000 feet (2,134 meters) above sea level, with natural wonders including Navajo Point, Hermit Road, and the Abyss. Grand Canyon Village is home to a variety of historic buildings, while other popular stops include the Grand Canyon Railway Depot, the Bright Angel Lodge, Kolb Studio, and the Desert View Watchtower, which features work by Hopi artists and incorporates Native American art and design.

Choosing a group bus tour, helicopter tour, air tour, or a self-drive tour makes the South Rim conveniently accessible from Las Vegas. Tours also leave from Sedona and Phoenix, and some combine the trip with a visit to the West Rim, the North Rim, or the Hoover Dam. A Grand Canyon helicopter tour is undoubtedly the fastest and most dramatic way to visit the canyon from Vegas.

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Grand Canyon South Rim Jeep Tour with Transport from Tusayan
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Grand Canyon South Rim Jeep Tour with Transport from Tusayan
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$108.90 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great views
The tour was excellent. Our tour guide,Mike, was informative and personable. Great way to sense the grand scale of the Grand Canyon.
Garyg, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Las Vegas

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Heaven below
Anthony_b, Aug 2021
Small Group Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Trip From Phoenix
Only one word can describe this tour. AMAZING Forest was professional and informative The Helicopter was well maintained safe and we went over safety procedures before leaving.
star-5
Excellent experience.
Robert_H, Jul 2021
Small-Group Grand Canyon Complete Tour from Sedona or Flagstaff
We had a great time and it was well worth it to travel and tour on this small group. Van was clean and comfortable. Jason our guide was very knowledgable and an excellent host.
star-4
Tour with Detour tours
BhagieRamdeo, Sep 2021
Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix
The whole trip, from pick-up time was great. Tracy our tour guide was great, very friendly helpful and knowledgeable. The trip to the Grand Canyon south rim from Phoenix was a bit long so the time at the canyon was a bit too short. But Tracy made the whole trip on the way to the Grand Canyon fun. Explaining and pointing out things on the way, making the trip a sight seeing trip to the Grand Canyon as well. My family and I loved it. Definitely can and will recommend this company.
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“Into the vast unknown with Kevin”
John_G, Jul 2021
Small-Group Grand Canyon Complete Tour from Sedona or Flagstaff
Our guide Kevin was so engaging of everyone in the group always by name. There was no napping on this tour. Very knowledgeable about the history, culture, flora. Made us very aware of safety precautions in and out of the van. Our lunch at the Cameron trading post was outstanding. Did I mention Kevin speaks multiple languages including Navajo! Thanks Kevin for a great memory of the Grand Canyon. A walking encyclopedia.
star-5
A wonderful trip
Lisa_J, Jul 2021
Custom Grand Canyon Day Trip
The guide knew the best place and many great facts. It was a very clean and comfortable ride to the park and back
star-4
Great day at the south rim
Howard_R, Jul 2021
Grand Canyon Complete Day Tour from Sedona or Flagstaff
Jason was an excellent guide. He was prompt on our pickup, very knowledgeable, and helpful. The van was clean & he had plenty of water for us. The sights were beyond spectacular. We had plenty of time at each stop. Our only negative was Jason’s rush to get back at the end of the day. The roads were wet & at one point he passed 3 cars at one time.
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Canyon Visit
E_and_family_from_FL, May 2021
Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and Route 66 Tour From Las Vegas
Our guide/driver made our trip very pleasurable! He was VERY personable, gracious, enthusiastic, energetic, informative, and accommodating! A fantastic experience for what we paid. Transportation was very clean and comfortable...so muh so, I had no problem cat-napping during the ride to and from our destinations. Would obviously recommend same service to our friends!
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Great Grand Canyon Hiking and Explorer Tour
MElizabeth_B, May 2021
Grand Canyon Hike from Sedona or Flagstaff with 7 Guest Limit
Well worth the price of this tour- it was my first time hiking in the Grand Canyon. Our guide, Dom, was very conscientious and knowledgeable. I never felt unsafe, and after this experience, I would feel very comfortable returning without a guide. The van transportation was modern, clean, and comfortable. Dom stopped at various points of interest to / from the Grand Canyon from Sedona. This is a great tour company and we had an excellent guide.
star-5
Fantastic trip to Canyon from Sedona
Robert_E, May 2021
Grand Canyon Deluxe Day Trip from Sedona
Fantastic day trip to Grand Canyon. The trip was superb but it was enhanced by our guide Burton Stone. His narratives stories knowledge and super friendly demeanor made sure it was a trip to remember. Smooth booking and operation flawless by Arizona Tour Travel. Covid safe and really memorable! Thanks Burt!
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Grand Canyon 2021
Colleen, Apr 2021
Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix
Stephen D was awesome!!! He was probably the most thorough guide we have ever had. Stopped when needed for bio breaks/food and stops were clean. His breadth of knowledge related to Arizona and then the Grand Canyon were amazing! Would highly recommend this tour.
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One of the best tours
Nicholas_P, Apr 2021
Day Tour Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend
Our tour guide (Tom) was fantastic. Even though we were a group of 3, he still took us to all of the places listed and more. Due to Covid, we were unable to go to Antelope Canyon and the East Rim of Grand Canyon. Tom has amazing photography skills and took great photos of us. I would highly recommend him.
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Excellent Tour
Douglas_M, Apr 2021
Grand Canyon Sunset Tour from Sedona
The sights were amazing. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and efficient. The vehicle was clean and in good condition.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Canyon View Visitor Center, near the south entrance, stocks maps, books, and videos, while the Cameron Trading Post, outside the east entrance to the park, boasts a selection of souvenirs and supplies.

  • Stop by the Hopi House Gift Store and Art Gallery to see art and crafts from the local tribes.

  • If driving, be sure you have plenty of gas in your car before setting out for the canyon; there are few service stations in this remote part of Arizona.

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How to Get There

Located in the Arizona national park, the South Rim is a three-hour drive from Las Vegas or a short plane ride via Grand Canyon Airport. Driving from Flagstaff, take US 180 directly to the South Rim or US 89 to Arizona 64 and the east entrance to the park.

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When to Get There

The South Rim gets quite crowded with visitors in the summertime. Consider visiting in the shoulder season, or booking a South Rim bus or jeep tour so you don't have to struggle with traffic and parking.

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Hiking the Grand Canyon South Rim

The Grand Canyon South Rim is home to the Bright Angel Trail, Rim Trail, and South Kaibab Trail—all of which offer the most dazzling views of the canyon. Keep your eyes open for the regal California condors, which have recently returned to the area.

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