Back in July 2021, my friend and I took a 4 day trip to Las Vegas. Las Vegas is such an iconic location for all types of travelers to visit. Whether you're going for the gambling scene or to venture into the many parks on the outside of Vegas, there's something for everyone to experience.
This is the one thing some people don't know about Vegas. People think, that because Las Vegas is known for its gambling scene, that that's all there is to the are. On the contrary, there's more than meets the eye!
Of course, you can gamble. I think you should gamble at least once in Vegas. However, you can do other things like attend a comedy show, a museum, an exhibition, hiking, or day tours. Basically, you're not limited to doing only one thing while visiting Las Vegas.
If you’re in Las Vegas and want to visit the Grand Canyon, you’re in luck! There’s a lot of day tours to the Grand Canyon which leave out of Vegas. It’s about a 3 hour drive from Vegas to the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
The day tour my friend and I decided to go with included breakfast and lunch (which we had in the Grand Canyon), free water bottles, a trip to the Hoover Dam, and option excursions to either The Skywalk or a helicopter tour of the canyon. Altogether, one single ticket coast about $170.
Although it's only a 3 hour drive from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon, it's literally a whole day affair. We had to meet up at a hotel around 6am to be picked up by the tour bus. Once we were on the bus, we wrote down what we wanted to breakfast and lunch. By around 7am, we were at the designated breakfast spot.
After we finished breakfast, which was around 8am, we hit the road to go the Hoover Dam. We arrived around 9am and only had about 20 minutes to go up to the bridge, look at the dam, and make our way back to the bus. It wasn't a lot of time but the views were stunning.
By 9:30am, we were on the road to the Grand Canyon. It took a couple of hours from the Hoover Dam. Because you're basically in the desert, the views aren't that diverse or green. They're still pretty cool nonetheless, because you still get to see awesome views of the mountains, the Colorado River, cacti, and little towns.
By 11:30am, we had arrived at the Grand Canyon! We had to drop off the people who paid for the helicopter tour of the canyon, then get ourselves checked in. From there, we went to The Skywalk for those who paid to do that. Luckily, my friend and I paid for this ahead of time, so we just had to wait on line.
We didn't have to wait very long. I'd say about 45 minutes at most. The thing about The Skywalk, is that you can't take anything on there with you. No phones, watches, money, backpacks, purses, electronics, nothing. And you had to put shoe coverings on so you wouldn't scratch the glass.
It was a fun experience. If you're afraid of heights, you may struggle with completing the walk. My friend is afraid of heights but managed to make it around, she just had to go real slow and not look down. I was so proud of her for conquering her fears to do this!
Once that was done, we had about 15 minutes to spare before we had to head back to the tour bus to go to the next point in the canyon. Around 12:30 to 1pm, it was lunch time. We drove to Guano Point in the Grand Canyon to have lunch.
How many people can say they had lunch with a view of the Grand Canyon? I'm glad to say that my friend and I had the opportunity to experience this.
After spending over an hour at this point, we drove 3 hours back to Las Vegas. We didn't get back until about 5 or 6pm. Altogether, about 12 hours spent traveling to the Grand Canyon and other places as well!
I recommend this tour, it was awesome and worth the money!