9. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam & Route 66 Van Tour
Visit three iconic sites in the United States on this guided day trip. Take pictures of the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, and Route 66, and marvel at the breathtaking sceneries they offer.
Begin your group tour of the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam with pick-up from your Las Vegas hotel. Head out of Las Vegas well before the big bus tours are finished loading, ensuring more time in the park and space at the viewpoints before the largest bus groups arrive.
Less than an hour from the Strip, stop for pictures at the famed Hoover Dam, a 756 foot tall and 650-foot thick block of concrete built-in 1936 to provide electricity for the growing urban centers nearby. Continue towards Grand Canyon National Park, stopping briefly in Kingman, Arizona for a coffee and restroom break.
Before arriving at the park, stop for lunch along historic route 66 at Seligman, Arizona. Stretch your legs and step your feet along the pavement of America's best known western Highway before heading back to the van to continue towards the highlight of the day, your stop at Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim.
At the park, enjoy your freedom and decide how to spend your time. You can take the free shuttle that will take you to Hermit Road (excluding winter season) and see several viewpoints.
You can opt to hike the Rim trail with the most famous views of the West and access the visitor's centers, Yavapai Museum of Geology, Hopi House and more. Your guide will help you decide what option is best for you.
Once you've gorged upon unreal vistas and nowhere-else-on-earth photo opportunities, head back to meet your driver for your relaxing drive back to Las Vegas, stopping for dinner along the way. Depending on local traffic conditions, expect to return to your hotel by approximately 8:30 PM.