Grand Canyon Bus Tour’s Spring Break 2013

Grand Canyon Bus Tour’s Spring Break 2013

It’s that time of the year where savvy travelers are already making plans for Spring Break Grand Canyon bus tours. Now that I’ve given you advance notice, considering booking your trip soon, as coach tours are wildly popular during this time and sell out with extreme regularity.

Bus rides depart daily from Las Vegas, NV, and Phoenix, AZ. Vegas trips head to the West Rim and the South Rim, while Phoenix tours service just the South Rim. It should be noted that there is no bus service between the rims, and that overnight bus tours can be arranged but fewer companies are providing them.

The most popular Las Vegas road trip is the one that goes to the South Rim. It’s very affordable and packs a lot of value. As an all-inclusive tour, you get:

  • Free hotel pick up and drop off
  • Lite breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide service
  • All Park fees paid

The trip, which requires a full day, goes past Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, and Grand Canyon West before entering the National Park. Once there, you’ll usually get about 3 hours to explore the area, which, from my experience, is ample time.

Lastly, as it concerns South Rim coach trips, there’s a package that includes a rim-to-rim helicopter flight. It’s a fantastic adventure, of which the highlight is the Dragoon Corridor, the widest and deepest part in the entire Grand Canyon! Naturally, it costs more to add this on, but the benefit truly outweigh the costs and I urge you to at least consider it.

West Rim tours, too, are all-inclusive and require a full day, but there’s less drive time involved. In addition to the basic tour, which gets you there and back, you can extend your adventure by adding the following:

  • Helicopter ride to the bottom
  • Boat ride down the Colorado River
  • Tickets to the Grand Canyon Skywalk

The great thing about West Rim bus tours is that you get time to explore the top. There’s quite a lot to see, but the main highlights include Eagle Point, Guano Point, Hualapai Ranch and the Indian Cultural Center. Future expansion in the area includes a hotel, more gift shops and a VIP lounge where you can relax in comfort and take in the amazing vistas.

Spring Break, it should be said, is an incredibly busy time at the Grand Canyon. As such, I recommend you book your tour at least a week in advance, especially if you are a group of three or more people. I know of people who roll the dice and try to the book the same day, and sometimes they get seats, but that’s the exception, not the rule.

Use the Internet when it comes to purchasing your bus trips. The best deals are online. More people are coming to realize this. They are also discovering that not everything that glitters is gold, either. If you want the absolute best prices, go direct to the tour supplier. It’s these folks that set the prices and are able to offer incredible discounts. The only thing to remember here is:

You must complete your transaction on the Web in order to get that Internet Discount. Failure to do so can and will result in you paying the retail price, which is ridiculously more than the online rate.

I hope this article will help you zero in on the bus tour of your dreams. I’ve also include a link in the author box below that features more tips about canyon coach trips. So let’s get packing, and I’ll see you at the Grand Canyon!