Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades


Sit back and relax as your coach driver takes you on a narrated journey from Las Vegas to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. You can upgrade your tour to include discounted tickets to the incredible IMAX footage of the canyon at the National Geographic Visitor Center on the only South Rim bus tour that makes a stop at the center.

  • pin_drop Location: Las-Vegas (USA)
  • event Season: Daily
  • check_circle Availability: Daily
  • watch_later Duration: 15 hours
  • people Adult: $ 99.99 USD
  • Child: Price not available for current selection/tour


  • Narrated bus tour to the Grand Canyon South Rim and National Geographic Visitors Center
  • Hotel pickup and drop off from most Las Vegas Strip and Downtown hotels
  • Box lunch at the Grand Canyon (if helicopter option selected)
  • Meal voucher provided (if tour only or IMAX option selected)
  • Taxes and National Park fees
  • Helicopter Flight over South Rim (if option selected)
  • 2-hour jeep tour (if option selected)
  • All taxes and fees


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • IMAX Movie The Grand Canyon Discovery and Adventure (if option not selected)
  • Helicopter Flight over South Rim (if option not selected)
  • 2-hour jeep tour (if option not selected)

What You Can Expect

Depart Las Vegas on a luxury bus for a day at the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. On your exclusive stop at the National Geographic Visitors Center you'll enjoy lunch (included) before viewing National Geographic's exhibits of the Grand Canyon, including the amazing photo gallery.

Next, it's on to the National Park where you will visit the two most spectacular lookouts, Mather Point and Bright Angel Lodge. Take a hike along the various trails to lookouts such as Mather Point, visit the historic El Tovar Lodge, shop for souvenirs or simply sit and gaze at the awe-inspiring beauty of this seventh wonder of the natural world.

There is approximately 1.25 hours at each look out point and 1 hour at the Grand Canyon IMAX Theatre.

IMAX Option:
You'll get a spectacular taste of the Grand Canyon if you attend a screening of the most watched movie in IMAX history, The Grand Canyon Discovery and Adventure. The footage captured by airplanes, helicopters, hang gliders and canoes is truly incredible.

Viator Exclusive - Jeep Tour w/ IMAX Option:
Meet your guide at the entrance to the park for a 2-hour jeep tour along the rim. Your guide will tell you are the canyon’s history, dramatic geology, wildlife and the extraordinary landscape of this natural wonder which are revealed through stories, facts and legend. Travel along the stunning South Rim, ending at Grandview Point, and witness some of the most expansive, gorgeous and magnificent vistas! Your tour finishes at the IMAX theater for your movie viewing.

Helicopter Upgrade:

Why not upgrade your tour to include an approximate 25-minute helicopter flight over the amazing Grand Canyon. There really is no better way to experience the magnitude of this wonder of the world. With this option you will not visit Mathers Point.

Bonus Offer!
All paying passengers will receive a voucher allowing admission to Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino for up to four (4) passengers. All tickets are subject to a $5 service fee payable at the time of redemption. Please note: Offer is subject to change.

Additional Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants 23 months and under are considered a lap child.
  • Children ages 2 years and up require a seat
  • Minimum age for Jeep Tour is 2 years, child seats will be provided
  • Adult pricing applies to all passengers
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark.You must provide a three day notice for this request to be accommodated.
  • Motor coaches are climate controlled and equipped with restrooms, reclining seats, video monitors and over-sized windows
  • Please be advised that there may be waiting periods at any point or attraction due to weather or passenger volumes
  • Hotel pickup is available for this tour/activity. Please note: depending on the hotel, buses may not be able to access or enter every property. In this case, pickup may be redirected to a central bus stop or nearby hotel. Exact pickup details will be provided to the guest upon reconfirmation with the local tour operator.
  • 30-minutes of complimentary wi-fi is available, additional time may be purchased from the local operator directly.

Voucher information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Products standard cancellable

Products with Viator standard terms and conditions are fully refundable, without charge, up to 48 hours prior to travel, based on the time/date of the Product Location.

Departure point

Hotel pickup is available from most Las Vegas Strip and Downtown hotels

Departure time

Departs: 7:30am

Important: hotel pickup commences approximately 1- to 2-hours prior to this time depending on the location of your hotel. Exact pickup time will be advised upon reconfirmation with the local supplier. Contact details will be advised on your pre-paid voucher.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point


Terms and Conditions

Total reviews 24, average 5.00

A very long day but well worth it. Our driver Elvinio and staff at Gray Lines were very efficient and professional throughout. Several rest stops along the way with also several photo stop opportunities, one at The Hoover Dam 30 mins One at the Canyon Geographical Centre 1 hour and two stops on the South Rim of the canyon 2x 90 mins brilliant day out with magical views.

What beautiful canyon...This was a very long day so be prepared...but so worth it..

We went on the Pink Jeep tour when we arrived and our tour guide took us to the best photo stops on the South Rim. He was very knowledgeable about the canyon and it's tourist development. We got some fantastic photos, dramatic photos too. He did mention that they take you on the tours no matter the weather unless the road is closed for ice but they go in the rain and fog. Lunch was good, better than the West Rim that we went on last year. It is a very long ride from Vegas to the rim and the bus was more cramped than the photos/video showed but we managed. We aren't large people not small either so it worked out ok. You may feel a little rushed at the Hoover Dam so be ready to get up the hill, take your photos, and get back to the bus. I'm sure the urgency was to make sure we got to the South rim in time to get our activity done before the bus driver timed out. We had enough time to get to the dam and back to the bus, but not really enough time to take in every detail or to read the historical markers. The canyon is breath-taking. Bring binoculars and a camera. We had a really good bus driver and we did get a comfort stop along the way both going out and coming back. I've seen the canyon twice now so it is not likely that I will go back but it is definitely worth the trip and it's so nice to have someone else do the driving. You can sleep on the bus. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel so it was super convenient. It did take up our whole day but we knew it would and planned for it.

This was an amazing trip. We upgraded to the small limo tour with less people. Jeff, our driver, was awesome. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was also very accommodating and helpful with any questions we had. I highly recommend this tour. The views were amazing and the weaterh was perfect.

This was an amazing trip. Long day but with a comfortable ride in the coach bus, we had plenty of room to stretch out and relax all along the way. Everything was exactly as described. Our bus driver was AMAZING. He gave us outstanding history on the area, the grand canyon and hoover dam. He was very passionate about his job, and it showed. I traveled with my 2 teenagers 14 and 18 and we all loved this tour. We spent 8 days vacationing from las Vegas to San Francisco and this was our favorite day next to Yosemite. I would highly recommend.

The Pink Jeep tours is the way to go to get great views of the South Rim. Andrew was a fantastic guide with a lot of knowledge about the Grand Canyon and its rich history. Truly a big bucket list trip!

Awesome experience. Enjoyed it immensely

The Grand Canyon South Rim tour was breath taking! My family and I really enjoyed. The bus driver was knowledgeable and informed us along the way. We enjoyed the 3D movie at the museum, as it was short and to the point. We got just the right amount of time to enjoy the canyon before heading back to Vegas. We were there a total of 3 hours. It is a must if you visit Vegas to get away from the strip for a day.

This tour is great. Its a long trip out to the Grand Canyon and worthwhile to have someone driving so you can really enjoy the time you have when you get there. The Grand Canyon is truly amazing and beautiful. Very insightful narrative on the bus too. Highly recommend!

Great tour... but I have to be honest.. Grand Canyon West Rim is a better tour!

I surprised my Fiancé with the helicopter trip as a bonus to the Grand Canyon trip, and he was so happy. The experience was truly overwhelming, so very beautiful and worth every penny! It was a long day but there was a film on the coach, the driver was fantastic and there was an interesting tour guide audio tape that played on the way to the Grand Canyon. We stopped at the Hoover Dam first, which is an experience in itself and there were stops for a MacDonalds on the way and Subway on the return journey not included in price. On the helicopter trip we were given a lovely packed lunch part of package, where people not on the tour had a meal voucher to eat on their stop where the Imax cinema was. We could not go to the Imax cinema as we did the helicopter. When we arrived at the coach station after being picked up from our hotel we everybody was given the option to upgrade if they wanted including a luxury Mercedes trip fewer people 4 or 6 I think which obviously would have been more comfortable and free bottled water for the duration of the day, but I must say that the coach journey was comfortable and very enjoyable. Well worth it! We had 2 stops after the helicopter trip at different parts of the Grand Canyon although these were mighty cold and we didn'tt spend long looking at the Canyon, we got a coffee, looked at the souvenirs and sat on the coach to wait for the hard core sight seers. Fantastic and I can't thank the staff enough!!

The tour was excellent and our tour guide was funny and punctual. I loved that! Be on time people or we will leave you!

If this is a first time visit to Las Vegas or anywhere close, definitely take out time to go to Grand Canyon. Its a natural wonder like which I have never seen such anywhere in the world. Now, if you have decided to go to Grand Canyon, do go to South Rim as this is the most scenic of all the Grand Canyon viewing points. Would rate the trip as below:
Plan as described on the website
Pricing as describerd on the website.
Timing as described on the website: started at 6 AM pickup from The Venetian and got dropped at 10:30 PM at the hotel. It is definitely tiring
Friendly driver
The only areas of improvement are:
- Comfort of the bus: Could have been more spacious seats to accommodate a bulky guy like me
- Pick up from the hotel takes almost 1.5 hours to complete in the morning

All in all - a definite recommendation. !

An incredible trip! The tour guide was informative and the bus was comfortable. The only downside was that we only stayed at the canyon for 2 hours. Overall, it was a great experience!

Great trip out to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas, the whole day exceeded our expectations, we are just so pleased we booked this trip and we will remember it always.

It was a long trip going to grand canyon but definitely worth it! for those who want to see more of the canyon i suggest getting the pink jeepney tour:

the bus trip was good. Driver was full of anecdotes kept the trip interesting. there was also a tape? about the history of Vegas as well to keep you entertained. They did encourage you to buy a helicopter ride or jeep exploration. we didn't bother there is plenty to see just walking around.
the only bad experience was the lunch stop before seeing the canyon, you are given vouchers for a meal at the stop, pizza hut outlet, you only have a limited time there but when you have 6 or 7 coach loads of people descending on a place built to accommodate 2 coach loads you end up in a massive queue and when you get to the food service your choice is limited to what's left, then there is no seats available to sit and have your food as they cannot cope with the amount of people, And there are places across the road empty, as the vouchers are only valid for the one place.
the grand canyon is fantastic and its a fantastic day out.

Loved this trip. It was about 18 hours in total for the day, but didnt really feel that long at the time. They first picked us up at 6am and stopped at a few other hotels to pick more people up. We then got to the bus terminal and they checked us in, there was a coffee shop and bathroom at terminal so we got to get breakfast and use the bathroom if needed.
We then got to the bus, found our seats and we were off. The bus had a bathroom too, not that many people used it as we stopped at lot but it was good to know it was there incase of an emergancy. After about 1 and a half hours we stopped at the hoover dam, we got 20 mins here. Got to see the dam then back on the bus. There was bathrooms here too but the line was crazy.
About 2 hours of driving we stopped again at McDonalds. The time betwneen these stops went really fast. The driver spoke a lot and tbere was little videos about the towns we were passing. After this was another 2 hours. At this place we got lunch, there was a few options for lunch including pizza, sandwiches and chicken and rice. We watched an imax video too. I thought that was stupid, we were 15 mins from the GC and we werre watching a movie about it. After an hour here we made our first stop at the GC, it was amazing here, we didnt stay long becuase the altitude was low. But the views here werre awesome. We then went to another point were the lodges were. We watched the sunset here, i loved the views here and we had about 2 hours, it was nice to just sit and watch the views. We got back on the bus after that and they put a movie on. We only had 1 stop on the way home, it went pretty fast. I brought a tablet with my own movies and some snacks so i was pretty comfortable. When we got back to the strip we had to get on anothed bus. This was anouying at the time becuase we had to get off our bus, but they did this to split up the hotels so it was good becuase there wasnt as many stops. We got dropped off at 10pm.
We had a 3 week holiday in the states and this was probably the best day we had. Would recomend it for sure, i am not someone who likes long drives either and i was very comfortable.

This trip was well organised and the included lunch was delicious. We opted for the 2-hour jeep hour which was brilliant, the tour guide took us to the best locations for photos. I wish I could do it all again, one day isn't enough at this awesome place.

The pick-up time was accurate. Lunch was included and it was excellent, there were so many choices. We also selected the tour with 3D movie and were not disappointed. On the way back to Las Vegas, we stop for a bite to eat. I would recommend this tour to anyone who does not want to spend a lot of money.

It was a very long day but there were enough stops plus informational videos and movies on the coach to make it enjoyable. I recommend the upgrade Pink Jeep afternoon tour/IMAX/lunch. We got to visit incredible lookouts with our special guide taking us to his favorite spots! Loved it.

Professional Drivers.
Enough time to See Hoover Dam and Two Grand Canyon Points.

Professional Drivers.
Enough time to See Hoover Dam and Two Grand Canyon Points.

Dream com true to see the Grand Canyon. I even met with my friend whom I haven't seen in years who lives in Vegas. A must do trip!!!

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