The Labor Day holiday will be upon us shortly, and if you plan to be in Las Vegas during that time, make sure to do a Grand Canyon bus tour. But don't wait to book it until the last minute. Seats sell out quickly so act now.

1-Day Trips

Bus tours go to the West Rim and the South Rim once a day around 7 a. M. And return back to Vegas around 9 p. M. So, if you're going to do a bus tour, make sure you have a full day to spend on it and try not to make any plans for that evening.

Bus tours go past Lake Mead and Hoover Dam before heading for their respective destinations. Don't be too concerned about the length of this road trip: buses have a onboard restroom and are equipped with great A/C, reclining seats and plasma TVs.

The West Rim is home to the Grand Canyon Skywalk, which is the world-famous glass bridge that lets you walk some 70-feet over the edge until you are standing about 4K feet over the bottom. It's a heck of a thrill and the views of the Canyon are spectacular.

Basic or Deluxe

West Rim bus tours are either basic or deluxe. Basic tours are just that: they get you to the West Rim and you explore it by yourself. By contrast, deluxe tours let you add on a helicopter ride to the bottom along with a boat trip down the Colorado River plus VIP Skywalk tickets.

South Rim tours are limited. You go to the South Rim and get 3 hours to explore the top of the Rim or you can add on a helicopter ride that goes from the South Rim to the North Rim and back via the fabulous Dragoon Corridor, which is the widest and deepest section of the Canyon.

Bus tours are all-inclusive and include lunch, guide service, taxes, fees, surcharges and more. In a nutshell, the price you pay at online check out is the final price and you will never pay more. This is especially awesome for anyone traveling on a tight budget.


I recommend you book your Labor Day bus tour in advance and at least 72 hours ahead of time. These tours are incredibly popular and sell out. I also recommend you book them on the Internet. That's where the best deals are and sometimes you can save as much as 35 percent.

Dress for hot weather. It's common for the temperature to be over 100 degree. This means wear comfortable clothing like a long-sleeved shirt, a brimmed hat, running shoes and sunglasses. I also suggest you bring a salty snack like trail mix and extra water because staying hydrated is super important.


I hope this article about Grand Canyon bus tours during the Labor Day vacation proved helpful as you plan. Basic West Rim and South Rim tours are a complete bargain. But if you have the budget, definitely consider adding on a side trip or two, especially when it comes to the West Rim where you can include VIP Skywalk and a helicopter ride to the bottom. Finally, book your tour in advance as this holiday approaches. Bus tours are very popular and are prone to selling out.

The author is an expert on Grand Canyon bus tours and recommends these tours to the West Rim Skywalk and these tours to the South Rim:

The author is an expert on Grand Canyon bus tours and recommends these tours to the West Rim Skywalk and these tours to the South Rim: