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Grand Canyon West Rim Bus or Private Tour with Hoover Dam

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Grand Canyon West Rim Bus or Private Tour with Hoover Dam

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icon11 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Marvel at the incredible scenery of the Grand Canyon’s West Rim thanks to this 12-hour flexible sightseeing trip from Las Vegas. Take a hop-on, hop-off bus tour along the edge of the canyon, stopping at highlights like Eagle Point, Guano Point and Hualapai Cowboy Ranch. Optional trip upgrades including a helicopter flight or access to the Skywalk viewing platform are also available.
  • Design a flexible sightseeing trip along the West Rim of the Grand Canyon on this trip from Las Vegas
  • Enjoy access to a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus making stops at multiple West Rim attractions
  • Enjoy the views from Eagle Point and Guano Point
  • Explore the culture of the American West at Hualapai Cowboy Ranch and a Native American village
  • Add optional upgrades like access to the clear glass Skywalk over the canyon rim
  • Upgrade to include a helicopter flight down into the canyon
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Unlimited bottled water

Departure Point

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Departure Time

6:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Receive an early-morning pickup from your Las Vegas hotel and then travel through the desert to the Grand Canyon’s West Rim, admiring the scenery of 900-year old Joshua Trees while en route.

When you arrive at the West Rim, receive an included hop-on, hop-of sightseeing bus ticket which allows you to explore the canyon’s amazing scenery at your own pace. Spend the next three hours exploring however you like.

The bus will travel first to Eagle Point, home of a U-shaped glass “Skywalk” that extends out over the canyon rim. Those visitors who purchase the Skywalk package will have access to this incredible overlook dropping 4,000 feet (1,200 meters) to the canyon floor below. Eagle Point is also the site of a Native American village where you can visit tribal homes, observe traditional Indian dances in the amphitheater.

Hop back on your bus and head to Guano Point, another overlook boasting striking views over the Colorado River and canyon below. Take a hike on the trail following the canyon edge, or head to a nearby eatery to enjoy a meal (own expense). Your bus will also make a stop at the Hualapai Cowboy Ranch, allowing guests to learn more about typical activities of the American West.

For those visitors that decide to add on the helicopter flight (optional upgrade), you’ll soar like a bird over the canyon rim, descending down to an overlook at 3,200 feet (975 meters) for an epic view of the scenery just above the Colorado River. At the end of your Grand Canyon exploration, receive a ride back to your Las Vegas hotel.

Please note: Because of time constraints, the Skywalk and helicopter options cannot be booked together. The helicopter ride lasts approximately 40 minutes.
Stop At:  
Grand Canyon West
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas and head to the Grand Canyon's west rim - home to the world-famous Skywalk. Your tour begins with a brief stop at the Hoover Dam for a photo opportunity and amazing view of the Dam and Bypass Bridge (Effective July 15, 2021). After a relaxing bus ride through the 900 year old Joshua Tree forest, you will arrive at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Once here, you will receive a ticket for lunch and your shuttle ticket which will allow you to move about the canyon very easily. You will have approximately three (3) hours to explore here on your own.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Grand Canyon Skywalk
Your first stop will be Eagle Point. Here, you can step out onto the glass skywalk, a U-shaped glass deck that extends 70 feet beyond the rim of the Canyon giving you a full view of the 4,000 foot drop to the Colorado River below. The views from here are nothing short of spectacular and be sure to spot the eagle in the facing rock. Also at Eagle Point is a Native American Village which displays many tribal homes and depicts the lifestyle of the local natives and you can watch cultural activities such as performances by Indian dances in the amphitheater. This is an optional upgrade that you can select upon checkout.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Guano Point
From here, you can make your way to Guano Point with even more spectacular views over the Colorado River. You can hike the trail here which leads to the highest point where the scenic vantage offers a majestic view of the Colorado River or just simply relax and enjoy the peacefulness of Grand Canyon West whilst enjoying a hot meal with stunning views! Another great add-on is the Discovery Helicopter Tour where you will descend and land 3,200 feet below the rim viewing the breathtaking scenery from the bottom just above the Colorado River. Please Note: Due to time constraints, the skywalk and helicopter options cannot be booked together. Total helicopter portion lasts approximately 40 minutes.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Hualapai Ranch
Your third option is to visit the Hualapai Cowboy Ranch to experience Western activities. This is a great alternate for your lunch stop!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hoover Dam
Effective July 15, 2021, the West Rim tour will include a brief stop at the Hoover Dam for a photo opportunity and amazing view of the Dam and the Bypass Bridge.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Customer weight requirement only applies to Helicopter option
  • Deli style lunch includes choices of Turkey, Ham, Vegetarian or Gluten Free Salad with or without meat
  • Continental breakfast includes muffins, Belvita cookies, banana and juice
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Fully compliant with COVID19 guidelines
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 56 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sweetours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Grand Canyon West Rim Bus or Private Tour with Hoover Dam?
This activity will have a maximum of 56 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "If you can handle heights, be sure to do the Skywalk." See review
  • "We did the skywalk which was well worth the money." See review


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Sweet Tour!!
, Aug 2021
The sites were breath taking and our driver was friendly, funny and full of information. He really added to the experience.
Love it
, Jul 2021
It was hot summer day, but long ride bus is very comfortable. Dirk was our driver, he is very funny and knowledgeable. Enough time for us to explore in every destination. I recommend this tour for everyone.
Great host. Not enough time at the stops
, Jul 2021
The last stop was the most memorable but it all felt very rushed. We got hardly any time at Hoover dam to the point where I was running to find a good place to shoot a picture. The second stop with the sky view we only had enough time to do the sky view walk. Didn’t get time to do anything else even though we went straight from the bus to the sky view walk. It looked like there were a lot of cool things to see there but we didn’t get time to see them or even eat there. The last stop was drop dead gorgeous but again. Not enough time. The entire time we felt rushed and at the end felt like we missed out on experiences. That being said our driver and guide were both very very nice and funny. The driver constantly made sure we all stayed hydrated and the host kept us entertained during the bus ride.
, Jul 2021
It was absolutely wonderful! We got picked up at our hotel at 6:20 am, and then taken to the motorcoach bus from Sweetours. Our driver Robert was amazing! So knowledgeable and funny
Amazing Plan B!
, Jul 2021
Earl our tour guide was amazing! He was very knowledgeable of the area, the history and the culture during the tour!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thanks for your wonderful comments. I really enjoyed being with you and sharing the wonderful colors and history of our great southwest. So glad you had a good time and hopefully a safe trip home. Come see us again and please be safe! Best always, Earl
Highly Recommend Robert!
, Jul 2021
Best tour we have ever been on! Robert was amazing and really made us laugh throughout the day. I highly recommend it and will be back! Lunch and breakfast was great too! Wish we had 1 more hour at Grand Canyon though!
, Jul 2021
This company was great. Something you should know is you cant take your phone on skywalk. You can buy prof pics but line for that takes over an hour.
July 14th Skywalk tour
, Jul 2021
In total the experience was super great! Hats off to our Driver Ms. Jackie. She made the trip wonderful with her added expertise and quick tips. This is a must for anyone’s bucket list.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Wow, so happy you had a great time. Yes, Jackie is fabulous and really loves to share our wonderful natural attractions with our guests. Glad you enjoyed the trip. Come see us again soon, maybe South Rim next time?
Great affordable tour
, Jul 2021
Robert was great! And our tour was great also. I had a wonderful time despite the heat. My veggie wrap was good. 😊
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Yes, it is hot out here in the desert, and this year, very hot! Despite the heat, so glad you had a very nice day and saw all the grandeur of the Grand Canyon. Robert is really wonderful, and I will pass on your comments to him. Come see us again soon for more memories!
Grand Canyon Day
, Jul 2021
The view was awesome. Our driver/tour Gide (Lorena) was very knowledgeable and sweet. My only complaint was the bus was a little warm.
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