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first time to grand canyon

Kochi (Cochin...
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first time to grand canyon

My husband and i will be doing a day trip from vegas to the canyons. we have taken a tour which includes

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1. Day trip to the Grand Canyon West Rim by coach from Las Vegas

2. 15-minute Hoover Dam from the pedestrian walkway

3. Ticket to the Grand Canyon Skywalk

4. scenic views over the Grand Canyon from Eagle Point and Guano Point

Eagle Point Indian Village - explore Native American history and culture with replica dwellings and performances of traditional dance

Hualapai Ranch Wild West show

Lunch at the Hualapai Buffet, Cowboy Cookout

Spectacular views over the Colorado River at Guano Point and panoramic views of the Grand Canyon from Eagle Point

5.helicopter flight to the floor of the Grand Canyon. You will be flown 4,000 feet to the base of the Canyon where you will board a pontoon boat ride on the Colorado River.

this tour includes pick n drop from hotel.

would you suggest i take this or are there better options for planning a day trip to the canyons.

Kochi (Cochin...
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1. Re: first time to grand canyon

i have been reading up and it seems the south rim is what we should be visiting. are there any recomended day tours which include the south rim? which one would be advisable for a first timer.

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2. Re: first time to grand canyon

Yes, I also suggest to go to Grand Canyon NP but if you can stay overnight for sunset and sunrise. Here's a tourcompany that does overnight tours:


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also does a day trip to the South Rim. It's a long day but doable. My neighbor did this last year with her sister. They were picked up at their hotel, drove to the Canyon, had lunch along the way, had 3 hours guided tour of the canyon, then started back. Stopped in Kingman AZ for dinner and were back to hotel by 9pm. It was the only way they could figure out how to do it as neither one of them were willing to drive on their own.

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4. Re: first time to grand canyon

The tour you have planned is NOT a Grand Canyon experience. Do your research and book a tour to the Grand Canyon National Park at the south rim. Grand Adventures and Pink Jeep get high marks. Better yet, drive yourselves and stay over night at one of the park lodges.

Read the Top Questions on the right hand side of this page.

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