We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Grand Canyon - how to get there?

Level Contributor
15 posts
Save Topic
Grand Canyon - how to get there?

We are coming to Las Vegas in September for 5 days and planning to go to Grand Canyon. But what is the best way to do it?

A) rent a car and drive, maybe go to Hoover Dam during the same trip.

B) take a tour - which I find facinating; taking a plane, helicopter and boat trip. Seeing Grand Canyon from air and from the river. Has anyone done this?

If we go for the option B, is it best to book something in advance by internet (prices vary a lot!) or book locally when we get to Las Vegas.

All comment are welcome. Thanks in advance!

Grand Adventures Tours
Walking Tours, Sightseeing Tours, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Photography Tours, Bus Tours
Maverick Helicopters
Helicopter Tours, Sightseeing Tours, Air Tours
Las Vegas Walking Tours
City Tours, Walking Tours, Historical & Heritage Tours, Sightseeing Tours
New Jersey
Destination Expert
for Honeymoons and Romance
Level Contributor
3,203 posts
326 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Grand Canyon - how to get there?

Went to the Dam and the Caynon via a tour bus. It's a long drive. The tour provided lunch. Take the bus and relax while you view the sights along the way. We did not obtain advance reservations. have a great trip

Burlington, Vermont
Level Contributor
249 posts
10 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Grand Canyon - how to get there?

About 3 years ago, my coworker took a tour with Papillon Tours which included a helicopter ride from Vegas to the Canyon floor, a champagne breakfast, bus trip to the hoover dam, raft ride down the Colorado River, and bus back to Vegas. It was a 10 hour trip which included breakfast and lunch. It looks like about $300 per person if booked online in advance. She felt it was worth every penny. I would love to hear from anyone who has taken this tour lately.

3. Re: Grand Canyon - how to get there?

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 12 August 2009, 13:20