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Grand Canyon South Rim Tours and Activities

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Grand Canyon South Rim
The South Rim is the most popular area of Grand Canyon National Park, boasting easy access to the canyon, the bulk of available amenities and services, and the panoramic vistas for which the natural wonder is famous. One of the most famous attractions in the American Southwest, the area offers breathtaking views over the Colorado River and the chance to immerse yourself in Native American culture.

The Basics
The South Rim of the Grand Canyon averages 7,000 feet (2,134 meters) above sea level, with natural wonders including Navajo Point, Hermit Road, and the Abyss. Grand Canyon Village is home to a variety of historic buildings, while other popular stops include the Grand Canyon Railway Depot, the Bright Angel Lodge, Kolb Studio, and the Desert View Watchtower, which features work by Hopi artists and incorporates Native American art and design.

Choosing a group bus tour, helicopter tour, air tour, or a self-drive tour makes the South Rim conveniently accessible from Las Vegas. Tours also leave from Sedona and Phoenix, and some combine the trip with a visit to the West Rim, the North Rim, or the Hoover Dam. A Grand Canyon helicopter tour is undoubtedly the fastest and most dramatic way to visit the canyon from Vegas.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Canyon View Visitor Center, near the south entrance, stocks maps, books, and videos, while the Cameron Trading Post, outside the east entrance to the park, boasts a selection of souvenirs and supplies.
  • Stop by the Hopi House Gift Store and Art Gallery to see art and crafts from the local tribes.
  • If driving, be sure you have plenty of gas in your car before setting out for the canyon; there are few service stations in this remote part of Arizona.

How to Get There
Located in the Arizona national park, the South Rim is a three-hour drive from Las Vegas or a short plane ride via Grand Canyon Airport. Driving from Flagstaff, take US 180 directly to the South Rim or US 89 to Arizona 64 and the east entrance to the park.

When to Get There
The South Rim gets quite crowded with visitors in the summertime. Consider visiting in the shoulder season, or booking a South Rim bus or jeep tour so you don't have to struggle with traffic and parking.

Hiking the Grand Canyon South Rim
The Grand Canyon South Rim is home to the Bright Angel Trail, Rim Trail, and South Kaibab Trail—all of which offer the most dazzling views of the canyon. Keep your eyes open for the regal California condors, which have recently returned to the area.
Address: Highway 64, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA
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31 Tours and Activities to Experience Grand Canyon South Rim

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Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades

Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades

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Explore the Grand Canyon National Park on this guided, full-day sightseeing adventure tour around the South Rim. Travel to the South Rim and the National Geographic Visitors Center. See panoramic views from various lookout locations while learning about the history and geology of the canyon from your guide. Upgrade to include an IMAX movie and/or tour of the canyon rim by Jeep or a scenic helicopter flight. Las Vegas hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.99
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$89.99
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Grand Canyon South Rim Tour (Small Group)

Grand Canyon South Rim Tour (Small Group)

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See the Grand Canyon on this day trip from Las Vegas and return in time to hit up the casinos. Explore the iconic South Rim on your own terms, saving the narrated tour for the drive through the desert.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.00
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$179.00
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7-Days Zion, Bryce, Monument Valley, Arches, Canyonlands, Grand Canyon South Rim

7-Days Zion, Bryce, Monument Valley, Arches, Canyonlands, Grand Canyon South Rim

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Visit some of the most popular national parks in the United States with an expert guide on a 7-day tour from Las Vegas. Admire the natural beauty of Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, and the Grand Canyon national parks, plus a trip through Monument Valley. Select optional activities such as a Grand Canyon helicopter flight to customize your tour. Includes transport by climate-controlled minivan, some meals, six nights of accommodation, and all national park entrances fees.
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  • 7 days
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$940.00
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Small-Group Grand Canyon South Rim Deluxe Tour from Las Vegas

Small-Group Grand Canyon South Rim Deluxe Tour from Las Vegas

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Explore one of the seven wonders of the world — the Grand Canyon — on this day trip to the south rim from Las Vegas. With included transport to and from the Strip, you can easily plan this day trip into your Las Vegas getaway. This tour is also one of the only to make a stop at the National Geographic Visitor Center. See the center’s exhibits and photo galleries before making your way to the Grand Canyon National Park where you can take in views from three lookout points.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$197.99
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Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and Route 66 Tour From Las Vegas

Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and Route 66 Tour From Las Vegas

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This is a small group tour for 14 persons which makes it more intimate and relaxing for the passengers. We'll have plenty stops for you to stretch, eat or take more pictures if you see something else you like on the road. We offer complimentary pickup and drop off at the hotel you are staying. Also, it's our pleasure to offer you snacks, beverages and lunch on the house. We also offer information about all the places we are visiting and many more. Our main purpose it's to make you feel comfortable and happy.
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  • 14 hours
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$185.00
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Grand Canyon National Park VIP Tour from Las Vegas

Grand Canyon National Park VIP Tour from Las Vegas

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Explore the most popular areas of the Grand Canyon on this guided, full-day sightseeing adventure around the South Rim. Beginning in Las Vegas, travel past Hoover Dam, Eldorado Canyon State Park and famous Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona en route to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim for an entertaining and educational 3-hour tour. See a number of different panoramic views from various lookout locations while learning about the history and geology of the canyon from the expert tour guide. Continental breakfast, lunch, bottled water and Las Vegas hotel pickup/drop-off included.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$251.32
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3-Day National Parks Camping Tour: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley and Grand Canyon from Las Vegas

3-Day National Parks Camping Tour: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley and Grand Canyon from Las Vegas

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Escape Las Vegas for the natural beauty of the American Southwest on this 3-day, 2-night excursion set among the incredible national parks and desert landscapes that populate the region. Check out the sublime rock formations of Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks before heading to the Grand Canyon, where you can soar above the the South Rim during an optional helicopter flight. Then visit Monument Valley for a Jeep tour led by a Navajo guide. This outdoor adventure includes transport by air-conditioned minibus, choice of camping or lodging accommodations, camping equipment, park entrance fees and Jeep tour.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$495.00
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$495.00
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Grand Canyon South Rim and Route 66

Grand Canyon South Rim and Route 66

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One the most famous tours in the world ! Combine the best of both worlds - a narrated tour of the desert and plenty of free time to explore on your own - on this Las Vegas day tour. Stop in the small town of Seligman, a charming small town on the way to the Grand Canyon and enjoy free time to explore the South Rim at your own pace. Amazing Views , incredible pictures , contact with wild animals could't be better !
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  • 15 hours
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$195.10
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2-Day Grand Canyon Tour from Las Vegas

2-Day Grand Canyon Tour from Las Vegas

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Take your time and discover the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon on a 2-day tour from Las Vegas. Customize the tour to your interests with optional tours and activities during your free time. As you travel from Nevada, see Hoover Dam, Route 66 and Grand Canyon Railway. Includes your choice of tent camping or 3-star hotel accommodation, and have the option to rise early for a visit to the rim of the Grand Canyon to watch the sunrise. This small-group tour is limited to 13 for a more intimate experience.
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  • 2 days
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$330.00
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$330.00
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Grand Canyon South Day Tour by Bus with Optional Helicopter or Hummer

Grand Canyon South Day Tour by Bus with Optional Helicopter or Hummer

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Swap the neon lights and casinos of Las Vegas for one of the natural wonders of the world. This small-group tour takes you to Grand Canyon National Park onboard a luxury motorcoach equipped with plush seating and air-conditioning. Soak up the beauty of the Mojave Desert, including Hoover Dam, along the way then visit two scenic points at the South Rim. Includes lunch.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.62
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Grand Canyon South Rim Adventure Tour

Grand Canyon South Rim Adventure Tour

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The Grand Canyon is like nowhere else on Earth! This immense formation was cut by the Colorado river along the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. The river has exposed millions of years of geology and the colorful and awesome formations are breathtaking in their expanse. The incredible scenery of the South Rim is a must see in your lifetime. Experience the fantastic views from this beautiful canyon vista and walk with the nature through the eons of the past. Stay overnight in a hotel near the Grand Canyon.
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  • 2 days
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$1,657.15
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Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, and Zion Winter 3-Day Tour from Las Vegas

Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, and Zion Winter 3-Day Tour from Las Vegas

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Explore the Southwest’s iconic National Parks on a 3-day tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, and Zion. Discover sweeping views as you walk the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, and watch sunset illuminate the desert landscape. Take a jeep tour of Monument Valley’s back roads with a Navajo guide, and then capture classic images of Lake Powell’s rocky shoreline. Trace America’s geologic history in the cliffs at Zion National Park, and hear stories about the Southwest’s earliest inhabitants before returning to Las Vegas.
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  • 3 days
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$795.00
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2-Day Upper Antelope Canyon Grand Canyon Horseshoe Bend Tour from Las Vegas

2-Day Upper Antelope Canyon Grand Canyon Horseshoe Bend Tour from Las Vegas

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This tour visits Grand Canyon National Park + Upper Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. where your Navajo Guide tours you through this popular slot canyon, bringing you to all the popular spots for photos.
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  • 2 days
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$419.00
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Private Grand Canyon South Rim: Sunset Tour from Las Vegas

Private Grand Canyon South Rim: Sunset Tour from Las Vegas

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This private tour offers viewing of beautiful sunset at the South Rim in the Grand Canyon National Park! You can enjoy the spectacular view of sunset at the South Rim at your own pace with your private guide. In addition, we will stop by Kingman, a famous town for the Disney movie, Cars and Seligman, a little town on Route 66 on the way to Grand Canyon. We offer great experience of Grand Canyon daytime and at sunset in this private tour. We will do the driving, so you can relax and enjoy the most of Grand Canyon in one day!
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$475.00
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$475.00
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Full-Day Grand Canyon South Rim and East Rim Tour with Pickup

Full-Day Grand Canyon South Rim and East Rim Tour with Pickup

1. We offer a small group Grand Canyon South Rim + East Rim Tour. 2. Tour guide will accompany with tourists to take you a nice picture 3. Visit Two different views: Grand Canyon South RIm (Mather or Yavapai Point) + Grand Canyon East Rim (Lipan or Desert View Point)
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.00
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6-Day VIP Tour: Grand Canyon/Zion Canyon/Bryce Canyon/Grand Tetons/Yellowstone

6-Day VIP Tour: Grand Canyon/Zion Canyon/Bryce Canyon/Grand Tetons/Yellowstone

This tour is only available from May to September Depart from Las Vegas to enjoy the national parks of the western United States Grand Canyon, Zion Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and tour the Salt Lake. It is a tour that allows you to tour the Grand Teton and Yellow Stone where you can see various kinds of animals and feel the mystery of nature.
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  • 6 days
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$5,150.97
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Grand Canyon National Park Luxury Private Tour Experience

Grand Canyon National Park Luxury Private Tour Experience

Skip the crowded bus tours to the Grand Canyon and explore the national park with just your private group and guide. This exclusive tour provides round-trip hotel transport from Las Vegas in the air-conditioned comfort on a luxury vehicle, with a capacity of 14 passengers. You’ll travel to the South Rim with a customizable itinerary that caters to your schedule.
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  • 13 to 17 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,999.00
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Day Tour Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon(Closed by Covid 19) and Horseshoe Bend

Day Tour Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon(Closed by Covid 19) and Horseshoe Bend

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From Las Vegas, exploring a long journey to Grand Canyon (Both South Rim/East Rim) + Horseshoe Bend + Antelope Canyon in One Day. It sounds tough, but small group with limited numbers of travelers and two tour guides make it possible. No Hassle! No Crowd! This program is good for those travelers who want to see as many as possible in one day!
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  • 16 to 18 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$299.36
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Grand Canyon Full Day Tour from Las Vegas

Grand Canyon Full Day Tour from Las Vegas

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This one-day tour covers 3 amazing landscapes in the Grand Circle in just one day based from Las Vegas. In addition to the well known Grand Canyon, you will visit Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend, where you can witness the stunning features that have been sculpted in this expansive scenery. - Grand Canyon National Park, a must-see World Heritage site in the Southwest - Antelope Canyon, a renowned slot canyon whose colors and shapes have captivated photographers from around the world - Horeshoe Bend where you can overlook the winding Colorado River below. On the way back to Las Vegas, we will have a short break in Seligman, a small town on Route 66. This is a nice little stopover where you can enjoy the old American atmosphere. * Please note that Antelope Canyon is currently closed due to Covid-19. We will guide you to other attractions during its closure and the admission fee of Antelope Canyon will be refunded.
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  • 17 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$283.00
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$283.00
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Grand Canyon National Park - Private, Custom Adventure w/ Pro Photography

Grand Canyon National Park - Private, Custom Adventure w/ Pro Photography

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Sunrise to sunset and everything in between. The Grand Canyon South Rim tour will take you to all of the highlights, including optional hikes into the canyon itself, and will include professional photography for your group throughout. You get to stay engaged, are in all of the photos, and still have professional photography to document your experience.
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  • 12 to 18 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,500.00
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Go Las Vegas All-Inclusive Pass

Go Las Vegas All-Inclusive Pass

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Purchase the Go Las Vegas All-Inclusive pass to make the most of your vacation in Las Vegas. This all inclusive pass lets you hit the ground running once you arrive, with savings on the city's most popular attractions, tours, shows and experiences. Choose from a 2-, 3-, 4-, or 5-day passes depending on your schedule and budget; 3 or more day passes also includes one premium attraction choice: between a Grand Canyon and Route 66 full-day tour complete with roundtrip transportation and lunch. Helicopter ride over the Vegas Strip, an adrenaline-inducing experience with SkyJump at the STRAT, or a tour of Zyon National Park and Bryce Canyon (with lunch and roundtrip transport) Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for the remaining number of consecutive days purchased.
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  • 2 to 5 days
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$134.00
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$134.00

15-Day Southwest Grand Circle Tour

15-Day Southwest Grand Circle Tour

Do you want to see as many National Parks as you can? Then book our Southwest National Parks Grand Circle Tour, which includes 7 National Parks and an old train ride. Explore amazing, famous National Parks like Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Mesa Verde and more. This includes Utah's Mighty Five and many more. Shoot down white water rapids with an experienced guide or take a lazy, scenic river float. These are just some of the items packed into our extensive Grand Circle Tour. Spend 14 magical days exploring petrified dunes, vibrant pine forests, and deserts with oil-painting perfect sunsets. This is a small group setting. Usually, there are no more than ten guests. Each small group has a private guide to tell stories of the old days and give insight into what you are experiencing. With its walking, scenic views, local restaurants, hidden gems, and other fantastic experiences, the Southwest National Parks Grand Circle Tour awaits you!
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  • 15 days
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$6,000.00
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Private 3-Day Tour: Grand Canyon Zion Bryce Monument Valley and Antelope Canyon

Private 3-Day Tour: Grand Canyon Zion Bryce Monument Valley and Antelope Canyon

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Discover the natural wonders and national parks of Arizona and Utah on this epic 3-day adventure. Drive along Route 66 through the Mojave Desert, look out over the south rim of the Grand Canyon, and tour Monument Valley in a Jeep. Enjoy spectacular views as you walk through Antelope Canyon, see the famous hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park, and choose from a variety of hikes in Zion National Park.
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  • 3 days
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$5,640.00
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$5,640.00
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Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Zion National Park 3-Day Tour

Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Zion National Park 3-Day Tour

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See popular highlights of the Southwest on a 3-day national parks tour from Las Vegas. Discover the amazing landscapes of Zion National Park and visit Grand Canyon National Park, where you can hike, walk along the South Rim or go on an optional helicopter ride. You'll also experience a Navajo-guided Jeep tour of Monument Valley. Take an optional tour of Antelope Canyon and see Horseshoe Bend. Hear insightful commentary from your knowledgeable guide with transportation by air-conditioned minibus, select meals and entrance fees included. This small-group tour is limited to 14 people for a more intimate experience. New Private Tour Option- Purchase 5 seats and have a fully private tour with selected ticket type Hotel option
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$675.00
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$675.00
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