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Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Las Vegas with Optional Helicopter Tour provided by Detours of Nevada

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

Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Las Vegas with Optional Helicopter Tour
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About
This Grand Canyon sightseeing tour provides an easy solution for visiting the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas in just one day. Hassle-free transportation takes you door-to-door from your hotel to top South Rim attractions including Bright Angel Trail, Yavapai Point, and Mather Point, with an upgrade to include a helicopter tour. Throughout the tour, your guide entertains you with fun facts about the canyon you might miss on your own.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See multiple Grand Canyon sites from Las Vegas in just one day
  • Visit South Rim, Mather Point; upgrade for a helicopter flight
  • Picnic lunch, snacks, and drinks included to keep you fueled
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Las Vegas for ease
What to expect
  • Begin your Grand Canyon day tour with hotel pickup in Las Vegas. Catch up on sleep or admire desert views as your driver safely makes the trip to the Grand Canyon. Upon arrival, drive along the Rim Trail, learning about the canyon from your guide as you go. Take plenty of photo stops and eat a picnic lunch. Then, visit Native American shops and stop by the Grand Canyon Visitor Center for a commemorative passport stamp before returning to Las Vegas. Upgrade to include a helicopter ride through the deepest and widest part of the Grand Canyon and over the Colorado River.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See multiple Grand Canyon sites from Las Vegas in just one day
  • Visit South Rim, Mather Point; upgrade for a helicopter flight
  • Picnic lunch, snacks, and drinks included to keep you fueled
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Las Vegas for ease
What to expect
  • Begin your Grand Canyon day tour with hotel pickup in Las Vegas. Catch up on sleep or admire desert views as your driver safely makes the trip to the Grand Canyon. Upon arrival, drive along the Rim Trail, learning about the canyon from your guide as you go. Take plenty of photo stops and eat a picnic lunch. Then, visit Native American shops and stop by the Grand Canyon Visitor Center for a commemorative passport stamp before returning to Las Vegas. Upgrade to include a helicopter ride through the deepest and widest part of the Grand Canyon and over the Colorado River.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5673GCSR
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional guide
  • Snack and bottle water
  • Boxed deli-style lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Canyon South Rim
  • Entry/Admission - Mather Point
  • Entry/Admission - Bright Angel Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Yavapai Point
Exclusions
  • 45- minute helicopter flight (unless option selected)
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - South Kaibab Trail
Duration
12h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional guide
  • Snack and bottle water
  • Boxed deli-style lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Canyon South Rim
  • Entry/Admission - Mather Point
  • Entry/Admission - Bright Angel Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Yavapai Point
Exclusions
  • 45- minute helicopter flight (unless option selected)
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - South Kaibab Trail
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Route 66
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Grand Canyon South Rim
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Mather Point
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Bright Angel Trail
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Yavapai Point
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    South Kaibab Trail
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Painted Desert
    Grand Canyon Desert View Watchtower
    The Las Vegas Strip
  • You'll return to the starting point
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DanBatchelder
9 contributions
GrandCanyondaywithJimmyVegas!
Dec 2020
JimmyVegaswasrichwithknowledgeaboutVegas;incredibleCanyonviews;exclusiveareasnotoftentraveledonthebigbus.
Written 26 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DETOURSofArizona
Hi Danny, we're glad to hear you had a great day at the Canyon with Jimmy! Thanks for choosing DETOURS! :)
Written 28 December 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

wtmarks
Weston, FL169 contributions
The perfect visit to the Grand Canyon
Two friends and I had a wonderful tour to the Grand Canyon, including a helicopter flight. Our guide Jimmy Vegas was outstanding. Jimmy is very knowledgeable, fun and now a great friend. I would highly recommend this tour.
Written 7 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DETOURSofArizona
Hi Bill, thank you for the feedback! We're glad you had a great day with Jimmy out at the Canyon. We hope to see you out West again in the future! :)
Written 30 November 2020
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Virginia G
2 contributions
Grand Canyon tour at its Best!
Nov 2019 • Friends
South Rim Grand Canyon tour is a must! Jimmy “Vegas” was our tour guide (myself and 2 friends) and he took such good care of us. The day was incredible and we were pampered from the start. Jimmy has so much knowledge about the Canyon, small towns on the way and history of the area. Thanks Jimmy!
Written 22 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We agree, South Rim Grand Canyon tours are a must! We're glad Jimmy Vegas was able to take care of you and make your tour excellent! We've got plenty more in the Southwest to show off so we hope to see you again soon!
Written 25 November 2019
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Minju Li
Orange County, CA1 contribution
Unforgettable experience!
Oct 2019
This is a very well organized tour and I couldn't be more happier with this whole experience. Everything went smooth and our tour guide James was super nice! He is very knowledgeable and has such good vibe. It was a long way to get there but James made sure to give us comfortable ride(plenty of water, nice temperature, smooth driving & pit stops). Also this is a small group tour so it is more intimate and I really liked that about this tour. If you want to enjoy Grand Canyon and see best of the best in a short time, this is it. I highly recommend Detour and this program.

PS. the sandwich for lunch was delicious so that's a plus :)
Written 10 October 2019
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Thank you for leaving this unforgettable review! We appreciate the kind words and cannot thank you enough for taking the time to write this review, sharing your experience with DETOURS. We're glad you enjoyed yourself and we hope to see you again soon! We've got plenty more destinations for you to experience with us. :)
Written 15 October 2019
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Dana S
6 contributions
Well worth it!
Sep 2019 • Solo
Had an amazing time with Jimmy as guide, the trip was well worth it. Travelled across the Mojave, took the Route 66, visited Seligman and Williams, reached the Grand Canyon National Park where we went on a helicopter ride. Can’t miss the view from above! Then we walked across the park and visited some spectacular viewpoints of the Canyon.
The journey can be a bit exhausting, but it sure does offer unforgettable moments.
Jimmy was one of the most experienced guides i’ve met, lots of useful information, valuable tips, lots of care and attention for us to enjoy the trip as much as possible. Would definitely recommend!!!
Written 17 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Dana! Thank you for reaching out to DETOURS with your kind words. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself, the Grand Canyon is simply a treat. You know what they say: "Nothing ventured, nothing gained!" We hope yo see you again soon, and thank you for the recommendation and kudos to Jimmy! :)
Written 24 September 2019
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ShoppersAus
Dubai, United Arab Emirates5 contributions
Excellent tour of the South rim, with the Helicopter ride !
May 2019 • Couples
Highlights of this tour include the fantastic tour vehicle, very comfortable seats, our lovely guide Greg was wonderful - very informative and friendly and made it super fun. This is one of the few tours departing from Las Vegas visiting the South Rim and with the longer helicopter route included. Fantastic and very much recommended.
Written 3 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fantastic!… And thank you for joining us for a tour to the Grand Canyon, with the helicopter ride! We appreciate you taking a moment to sharing your very kind words about your experience, and were thrilled that your guide, Greg, was very informative and friendly and made your day extra special! We hope you’ll come join us for another adventure exploring more of our beautiful corner of the country, before too long. Until then, be well!
Written 13 June 2019
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Rachelle G
9 contributions
Once in a Lifetime Adventure
May 2019 • Couples
Our driver, Greg, was AMAZING! he picked us up at our hotel in Las Vegas on the strip a few minutes early (which was perfect as we were ready to go!). Once we picked up all the other guests at their hotels we set off on our adventure for the day. Greg informed us of all the sights as we drove for approximately 4.5 hours to the South Rim. He was VERY knowledgeable about the mountains, terrain, history, towns and more as we passed by different sites. We made just enough stops throughout the day to offer restroom/stretch breaks and keep everyone comfortable. Once we arrived at the South Rim we were greeted with a snow shower (in MAY!!) it was very unusual for this time of year, but Greg did not let that stop us. He drove us to different sites to help us get the best views we could. We enjoyed a HUGE lunch that was delicious (foot long sandwich, chips, and a HUGE cookie). Then at that point Greg walked around with us as if we were on a VIP private tour and showed us his favorite viewing spots! Our first stop was in Williams, AZ at a small railroad town along Route 66. When we stopped it was raining, so Greg provided us each with a poncho, but then also purchased umbrellas for us to use while walking the town. The umbrellas and ponchos came in handy later when we were at the Canyon to help keep the snow off of us. Even though we were among a very small percentage of people who have seen the Canyon in the snow and the views were limited, Greg made this experience majestic and more enjoyable. We could have had a horrible trip due to the weather, but Greg MADE this trip for us. I can't wait to come again when kids are older and can join us on this tour. Thank you for an amazing day!
Written 20 May 2019
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Wow!… Thanks Rachelle for the opportunity to create a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for you and yours to the Grand Canyon and for taking the time to leave your very nice review. It was our pleasure to have you all with us and we’re thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed the service that Greg provided during your journey, as your guide. Greg prides himself in not only smoothly handling all of the logistics, especially given the couple curve-balls that Mother Nature through our way, but also being very knowledgeable on all aspects of Arizona, and especially the Grand Canyon, to help our guests maximize their time, while taking in this amazing place. Please do come see us again, when you’re ready for another adventure exploring more of our beautiful corner of the country. We have so much more to show you!
Written 23 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marc V
Mouscron, Belgium1 contribution
An amazing day!!!
May 2019 • Couples
Perfect in timing as well pick up as drop off in the evening.
Our guide, Greg, did an excellent job: driving, explaining, entertaining: not a single remark.
Glad we could enjoy this wonderful trip. Thanks,
Rita and Marc
Written 16 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Awesome Rita & Marc... we’re thrilled that you joined us for an amazing tour. It was our pleasure to have you both with us, and we’re thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed Greg, as your guide, in that he provided excellent driving, and was very knowledgeable during your trip. We hope you’ll come see us again for another tour departing from Las Vegas or Phoenix, in the not too distant future.
Written 23 May 2019
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jennifermT8846PS
7 contributions
Fantastic Trip to South Rim
Mar 2019 • Friends
Our tour guide Greg, was very sociable and informative.
He also made sure that we were all comfortable throughout the day.
The view of the Grand Canyon is definitely the best from the South rim.
The only downside is that a small bus used for such a long journey is not suitable. Some of the roads along the route are quite rough, a larger coach would have absorbed the vibrations better.
Also, if you wish to add a helicopter ride to your trip, it is best to do so at initial booking, as there is no one to speak to about it once you get to the canyon.
Overall though a very interesting day out.
Don't forget to stop at Kingman for the gorgeous Turquoise jewellery!
Written 1 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Jennifer… Thank you for joining us for your tour to the Grand Canyon. We’re so glad you enjoyed the services Greg Provided as your guide, and that he was very sociable and informative for you and your group. Please do reach out to us again in the future, when you’re ready for your next adventure exploring more of our beautiful corner of the country country.
Written 5 April 2019
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QTMichele
Chapin, SC32 contributions
Fabulously Grand!
Mar 2019 • Business
My travel companion and I rented a car to visit the West Rim for one day and the South Rim for the next from Vegas. Thankfully, we found Detours and made the decision to go with them on the all day tour to the South Rim — it was fabulous!

From the hotel pick up to the comfortable small passenger van with captain’s chars for each of the up to twelve passengers, the tour started off well. It was only improved by our excellent guide Erwin and magnificent view of the Grand Canyon. We walked approximately 2 miles along the rim enjoying the pure grandness that cannot be captured anywhere but in person.

This tour included water, snacks, and a lovely boxed lunch as well.

I highly recommend Detours!
Written 26 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Michelle… Thank you for joining us for your tour to the Grand Canyon South Rim, and for taking a moment to share your experience. We’re so glad you took the time to fully appreciate the driving effort and planning it takes to make this tour a trip of a lifetime, and that you chose us and our expertise. It was our pleasure to have you with us, and handle all of the driving, and take you to the most epic views of this amazing place, while you were able to fully relax and take it all in. We hope you’ll reach out to us again in the future, when you’re ready for your next adventure exploring more of our beautiful corner of the country. We have more so much more to show you!
Written 5 April 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Exceeded Every Expectation
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Best tour EVER!!
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