Coach tours are by far the most affordable form of tourism to the Grand Canyon. Add to that, they’re appropriate for all ages and family members and this can seal the deal for families traveling with small children or older adults. Coaches typically have panoramic, oversized windows so riders have the best views. Air conditioning and comfortable, leggy seating is also the norm. Whether you get canned or live commentary along the way is variable, though, so make sure you know what you’re buying.
Coaches most typically stop at hot spots on the way to and inside the canyon. Popular stops include the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the South and West Rims. Don’t get left behind. Coaches run on a tight schedule and some will stick to it with or without their tour group accounted for so take a watch or time keeping device and get back to the bus before your scheduled departure. Bag lunch is often provided but sometimes you’re required to pack your own meal. Vouchers for lunch at a canyon restaurant is another perk some offer. Coach tours often piggy back with other kinds of tours so if you want to get there cheaply and spend your money on a helicopter ride to the bottom, that’s certainly possible.
Coach tours are most typically down and back in a day. They leave from close by major cities like Las Vegas and Flagstaff and run regularly each day making it easy to add the Grand Canyon to a short trip. With your hands free and the ability to concentrate on the world around you, many choose this kind of tour rather than driving so as to maximize the benefit of their Grand Canyon Experience.
Grand Canyon Outiffters that offer Bus Tours
Papillon Grand Canyon Tours
Best known for it’s air tours but can provide combination packages to enhance your overall experience and maximize your time in the Grand Canyon.
Grand Canyon Coaches
Provides a variety of combination coach tours by partnering with other respected tour companies.
Grand Canyon Airlines
This company is the originator of fixed wing flights over the canyon and offers a range of tours and packages to accommodate all budgets.
Scenic Airline Tours
Scenic Airlines offers a range of tours to satisfy both budget and time offering both short flights over the canyon as well as full day excursions over, in and out again.
Offers guided, luxury coach tours on deluxe double-decker buses to afford each guest a prime view of the Grand Canyon.
Get America Tours
Company offers combination tours that include other major parks and destinations to maximize your experience of the American West.
Great West Adventure Company
Offers a variety of tours to the Grand Canyon from Arizona locations inclusive of some unique sights and features. Check out the Historic Railway Tour for a real Old-West experience!
Heli USA Airways
Offers some unique combination tours that provide a taste of history and Old West entertainment.
Open Road Tours
This company caters to the adventurer who wants to maximize their experience the American West and learn along the way.
Offers a range of tours to suit your sight-seeing style. Fly, float or drive your way to and through the Grand Canyon.
Grand Canyon West
Tour the West Rim’s Eagle Point Reservation, Guano Point and the Hualapai Reservation with the tribe as your guide.
Western River Expeditions
This company provides river rafting in style with cot camping, prepared meals and roomy tents.
Sightseeing Tours Unlimited
Combination packages inclusive of coach, air and helicopter tours from Las Vegas.
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