One of the most popular, exciting and memorable attractions for visitors to Las Vegas is Grand Canyon National Park, among the great natural wonders of the world and less than an hour away by air and a few hours by ground. Its amazing views, dramatic rock formations, wildlife, river adventures and changing colours of purple, red and orange make the Canyon a highlight of any trip to Nevada.
Visitors to Las Vegas can be picked up at their hotel and flown to the Grand Canyon in as little as 45 minutes or take a variety of breathtaking tours that vary in length from three to eight hours, making it convenient to sightsee in relatively little time. In addition, visitors can board a luxury coach to the Canyon and spend the day seeing the sites up close. For those who want to stay longer, there are tours that spend a night or two in rustic lodging at the canyon.
Adventure Photo Tours, voted the best Las Vegas Grand Canyon Tour, offers two, full-day, not-to-be-missed luxury sightseeing trips to the Grand Canyon: the all-ground Grand Canyon National Park VIP Tour; and the combined ground-helicopter Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour and Ranch Adventure. Both tours include first class transportation, entertaining knowledgeable guides, a light breakfast and lunch, photo stops at key locations and captivating tales of the American southwest.
On the way to the Canyon, passengers are treated to magnificent views of two other favourite attractions, the wondrous Hoover Dam, one of the engineering wonders of the world, and Lake Mead, formed by damming the Colorado River. Boulder City and the El Dorado Canyon Gold Mining Area are added attractions. Ground tour passengers also enjoy a stop at Kingman along historic Route 66 en route to the Canyon’s South Rim.
Although the Grand Canyon is in Arizona, Nevada’s neighbouring state, it is so close to Las Vegas by air that it is one of the most sought-after sightseeing tours for international visitors to the southern Nevada “Entertainment Capital of the World.”
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