Las Vegas Tips 7 Things To Think About Before Purchasing A Grand Canyon South Rim Bus

Travel-and-Leisure Taking a Las Vegas Bus tour to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon is an excellent way to see this natural wonder. It’s cheap, .fortable, and fun. But before you climb aboard your luxury bus, here are 7 things you need to consider first: 1. It takes 5.5 hours to drive the 270-plus miles to the South Rim. Tours include up to three hours at the rim. Visitors will return to their hotel on The Strip around 9 p.m. Conservatively, budget 15 hours for this trip. 2. Check if your Hoover Dam photo stop includes the new bypass bridge. The new Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge opened in October 2010 and it’s a sight to behold. Even better is walking across it. The thrill .es from being suspended 900 feet above the Colorado River. And the view of Hoover Dam is incredible. 3. Make sure your tour includes lunch. This is a long trip. Breakfast will get you as far as Kingman, AZ (make sure to load up on snacks here). The box lunch you get is OK. If you get hungry, I strongly re.mend dining at the restaurant inside the Bright Angel Lodge. The food is fabulous and the portions are huge. 4. Dress appropriately. During summer, bring a hat, sunscreen, lots of water, and loose clothing like long-sleeved shirts and pants. Windbreakers are a good idea, too. Winter is cold at the South Rim, even on sunny days. Stay warm by dressing in layers. Pack a cap or a beanie, as well as gloves, a scarf, and a medium-weight coat. Wear sturdy shoes and get a pair of YakTrakz walker crampons to beat the ice. 5. Get a copy of "The Guide." This is a fantastic publication put out by the Park Service. It’s updated every quarter and contains all the information you need about the Park’s history, facilities, museums, restaurants, gift shops, and the free shuttle bus system. Think of it as the park’s "bible." 6. Not all lookouts are created equal. The best ones are Mather Point, Yaki Point, Yavapai Observation Station, and Hermit’s Rest. Do sunrise at Mather and sunset at Hopi Point. The view from the Rim Trail behind Bright Angel Lodge is also good (below you’ll see Indian Gardens and a tiny bit of Phantom Ranch). 7. If you hike down into the canyon, make sure you can get back to the top. South Rim trails are world-class. But they are steep. I re.mend taking a 15-minute to 30-minute walk down and then turning back. During the summer, bring lots of water and a salty snack like trail mix during the summer. Take lots of breaks going up. There’s no rush. Stand to the side to let mule trains pass. The Grand Canyon South Rim bus tour is a Las Vegas traveler favorite. And for good reason. It’s cheap, includes lunch and all park entrance fees, and it’s done on a state-of-the-art luxury bus. It’s also a sightseeing paradise. En route, you see Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, the Mojave Desert, the Kaibab Plateau, and the South Rim. If you want the cheapest and most enjoyable way to experience the South Rim, an all-inclusive bus tour will totally fit the bill. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: