South Rim Tour Details
A full day tour, this 13-hour adventure will take you on an amazing journey along Route 66 from Las Vegas all the way to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Enjoy complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off, and a ride in their custom-built Tour Trekker vehicle (made just for Pink Jeep, so everyone gets a luxurious seat on this extended trip). Along the way, your charismatic guide will keep you informed about all the sights you’ll pass, and answer any questions you may have about the region, its major attractions, and the history and heritage. Pass through the National Park Visitor Center, then head out to the gorgeous wilderness of the canyon itself. Stop at Bright Angel Lodge – located right on the rim – for a few snacks and the chance to purchase souvenirs. Continue on to Mather Point, which provides some of the most stunning views of the canyon, and then to Yavapai Point, where you’ll get clearer, almost totally unobstructed views of the canyon below. Then, head to the adjacent museum for an informative overview of the heritage and natural history of the area. Afterwards, begin the long journey home in your luxury coach, where you can relax and unwind, or even nap.
South Rim Jeep Tour Major Highlights
National Park Visitor Center: The entryway to the Grand Canyon National Park, this Visitor Center is a brief stop on your trip but is worth the time to see a few of the exhibits. This is also your chance to get your National Park Passport stamped, which is a fun collectible item for many people.
Bright Angel Lodge: An historic hotel perched literally right on the edge of the Grand Canyon, this is the place where you can stop for snacks (at the Soda Fountain) and souvenirs (at the nearby gift shop). You’ll enjoy the stunning views without the cost of staying at the hotel.
Mather Point: Located only a short distance from the Visitor Center, this is many people’s first exposure to the true sights of the Grand Canyon. Take in the sweeping vistas and panoramic views, and snap some of the best photos you’ll ever take in your life.
Yavapai Point: Providing additional excellent views and located only a short walk west from Mather Point, Yavapai Point is another nice vantage from which to peer down into and across the canyon.
Yavapai Geological Museum & Bookstore: This handy little venue is located just a teeny bit west of the actual viewpoint, and provides excellent views from an elevated perspective. Inside the museum itself, you can scope out geological exhibits that will tell you all about the amazing natural history of the canyon, and purchase a souvenir or two in their uniquely stocked little bookstore.
Is This Pink Jeep Tour for You?
The real selling point of this tour is that it takes all the work out of going to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas for a really reasonable price. Your meals are included (breakfast and lunch), and you’ve got an informed tour guide who can give you a lot of individual attention and answer any questions you may have about all sorts of things. The tour, however, doesn’t go to too many sites along the South Rim itself (because of time constraints, unfortunately), so visitors may feel like there’s more to see. The tour also doesn’t permit children under the age of three, which may pose a problem for some families. Overall, however, it is a great way to see the essential sites and get those all-important photographs with little effort on your part.