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Grand Canyon - how to get there?

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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!

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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

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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.

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