WHY YOU SHOULD GO
Experience The Grand Canyon On A Personal Level By Taking Our Mercedes Sprinter Out To The Grand Canyon National Park. The Mercedes Sprinter Will Hold 12 Passengers Maximum Allowing For A Level Of Service Far Different From A Motor Coach. Arriving At The Grand Canyon You Will Be Taken To The Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitors Center And IMAX Theater Complex For Lunch, And To View The IMAX Experience Movie
Grand Canyon South Rim by Luxury Limo Van Highlights
- Enjoy The IMAX Experience Movie a 45 Minute Film About the Grand Canyon Filmed Using IMAX Technology
- Professional Driver / Guide Will Provide Expert Narration Throughout The Tour
- Experience A More Personalized Tour Aboard Our 12 Seat Mercedes Sprinter
- Photo Stop Of The Hoover Dam Taken From The Amazing O’Callaghan-Tillman Bridge
- Photo Opportunities At; Bright Angel Lodge, Mather Point, Yavapai Point
- See The Extinct Volcano 'Fortification Hill'
- Visit The Widest And Deepest Part Of The Grand Canyon South Rim (Over 8400 Ft. Deep And 21 Miles Across)
Grand Canyon South Rim by Luxury Limo Van Inclusions
- Breakfast Included
- IMAX Movie Tickets Included
- Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off service for most major hotels on the Strip and Downtown
- Lunch served at the National Geographic Visitor's Center
- Grand Canyon and Visitor’s Center admission
- Bottled Water Served Throughout the Day
- Rest stops included in Kingman AZ
- This Tour is Not Wheelchair accessible
- Hotel Pickup Will Be Done Between 6:45AM - 7:15AM, This Information Will Be Available the Evening Prior to the Tour
- All reservations must be confirmed 24 hours prior to travel date
- The following items are prohibited on our motorcoach tours due to security restrictions at the Hoover Dam: luggage, large backpacks, suitcases, briefcases, coolers, and alcohol. If an item has not been listed, please verify with your reservations agent prior to booking
After We Pick You Up In The Morning, We Will Arrive At Our Check-In Terminal For A Brief Orientation You Will Board The Mercedes Sprinter And Depart For The Grand Canyon. Shortly After Departure, We Will Arrive At The Newly Opened Pat Tillman & Mike O’Callaghan Bridge. We Will Be Stopping On The Bridge For Photos For About 15 Minutes.
Travel Past The Extinct Volcano Fortification Hill On Your Way Through Black Canyon And Rugged Western Arizona! Home Of The Bighorn Sheep!
Onto The Grand Canyon, Where You’ll Spend Your Day Viewing One Of “The Seven Wonders Of The Natural World!” - The Grand Canyon. Enjoy The Most Spectacular Views At The South Rim, Spanning 21 Miles Across And Over One Mile Deep!
Upon Arrival At The South Rim, Your First Stop Will Be At The National Geographic Visitors Center And IMAX Theater ComplexTo Enjoy Lunch And See The IMAX Experience Movie. You Will Be Provided With A Lunch Voucher Good For Your Choice Of Pizza Hut Pan Pizza, Deli Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, And Chips, Or Chicken-Rice Bowl, And Beverages.
Your Tour Of The National Park Will Include Photo Stops At The Three Major Lookout Points, Mather Point, Bright Angel Lodge, And Yavapai Point With Plenty Of Time To Hike Along The Rim Of The Canyon Or Just Relax And Enjoy This “Once Of A Lifetime” Experience! You Will Even Be Able To Take Those Once In A Lifetime Photos From The Rim Of The Canyon.
Our Award-Winning Tour Guides Will Enlighten You With The Colorful History Of The Grand Canyon And Its Amazing Native Americans Inhabitants. Learn About The Unique Wildlife That You May Encounter As You Explore The Canyon!
Sit Back And Enjoy A Movie On The Relaxing Trip Back To Las Vegas!
Box Lunch Choices:
Ham, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion And Swiss Cheese
Turkey, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion And Muenster Cheese
Veggie Sandwich With Swiss Cheese, Cucumber, Sprouts, Avocado, Tomato And Onion
Aside From The Four Options Each Customer Also Receives The Below Sides:
1 Poore Brothers Chip Package
1 16oz. Water Bottle
1 Mayo Packet
1 Mustard Packet
About Grand Canyon South Rim
Considered by many to be the “true Grand Canyon,” Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim features the vast, expansive views most often seen in magazines, websites, Facebook and on TV.
From the South Rim, you can experience the Grand Canyon from close to two dozen viewpoints, each with their own unique attributes, and many that allow you to peer all the way down into the heart of the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River. Approximately 5 hours from either Phoenix or Las Vegas, the South Rim is the most easily accessible from most major Western cities. Commuter flights are also offered into nearby Flagstaff, Arizona or Page-Lake Powell, Arizona.
Grand Canyon South Rim is most frequently chosen by first-time visitors to the area not only for its beautiful views, but for its abundance of visitor services and family-oriented activities. The South Rim is open year-round. At 7,000’ above sea level, the South Rim has four distinct seasons. Summertime is predictably warm and dry, with afternoon monsoon storms occurring during the months of July and August. Daytime highs run in the 80’s and 90’s during the day, with nighttime lows in the 40’s and ‘50’s. Spring and fall are the by far the best times of year weather-wise, with afternoon highs usually a picture perfect 65-75 degrees. Nights can by chilly, with lows in the 20’s reported during times usually considered to be summer, so a coat is best carried no matter what time of year you visit. March and April are prone to late season snowstorms; similarly, September typically gets those last few “gully-washers” of monsoon season. In wintertime, Grand Canyon National Park almost becomes a different world. Daytime highs run in the 30’s and 40’s, with subzero nights not unheard of. Snow is possible year-round at the Grand Canyon, but the heaviest amounts typically fall between December and February. While the Grand Canyon looks spectacular by itself, the sight of the great gorge draped in a mantle of white has been known to move people to tears.
The South Rim has been hosting visitors since the 1850’s, when the journey to the park (which wasn’t a park at the time) entailed a bone-jarring stagecoach ride taking anywhere from 1 to 2 days. Development of the area as a tourist destination began in earnest in 1905, when the Santa Fe Railroad commissioned the construction of the El Tovar Hotel. The stately lodge, designed by Charles Whittlesey, is reminiscent of a Swiss ski chalet with overtones of an upscale hunting lodge. It would be the first of six hotels built inside the park and administered by the Fred Harvey company, whose reputation for fine lodging and dining was established with the advent of the railroad. The Bright Angel Lodge, designed by premiere woman architect Mary Jane Elizabeth Colter, opened in the 1930’s, offering quaint rimside cabins and economical European style rooms. 3 other Grand Canyon hotels were constructed in the 1960’s: Maswik Lodge, originally known as Motor Lodge, ¼ mile South of the Canyon Rim, and the Kachina and Thunderbird Lodges located right on the canyon rim. Yavapai Lodge was built in 1972 and is the largest of the South Rim’s in-park hotels. This group of Grand Canyon hotels, along with several restaurants, gift shops, museums and other visitor services, would become collectively known as “Grand Canyon Village.”
By the 1950’s, Grand Canyon South Rim’s popularity had grown to the point where more lodging was needed. The town of Tusayan, 7 miles outside the park, began to fill that void with the construction of the Red Feather Lodge in 1963. The Best Western Grand Canyon Squire Inn and the Quality Inn Canyon Plaza opened in the 1970’s, and the Holiday Inn Express and the Grand Hotel arrived in the mid-1990’s. Each hotel (except for the Holiday Inn Express) has its own on-site restaurant and gift shop, plus you’ll find a wide variety of chain and independent restaurants as well as an internet café and General Store in Tusayan.
Tusayan is also the site of the Arizona’s second busiest airport – Grand Canyon National Park Airport – and the world-famous IMAX Theatre. Many Grand Canyon area tours, such as jeep tours, airplane and helicopter tours, and rafting tours originate from Tusayan. Grand Canyon South Rim is also recommended for those traveling with young children, as there is more for them to do – and more that they can do – at the South Rim than at the North Rim or West Rim. Day tours to Grand Canyon South Rim are available from Las Vegas, Flagstaff, Phoenix/Deer Valley and Sedona. Hotel reservations should be made 6 to 9 months in advance during peak travel season.