A guided tour is one of the best ways to acquaint yourself with a new city, second only to proclaiming yourself its king and observing the types of local produce that get tossed at you. Hit the ground running with this Groupon.
$89 for a Grand Canyon South-Rim Bus Tour ($179.99 Value)
The full-day tour begins when a professional driver picks up participants at their hotel amid the bright lights of Las Vegas and then heads toward the vast, colorful landscape of the Grand Canyon. The air-conditioned coach shuttles passengers across the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, stopping first in Kingman and Williams, Arizona—home to the Grand Canyon Railway and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Riders munch on included lunches before reboarding the bus and traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.
Tours stop at the visitors' center and then continue on to the deepest (Mather Point) and widest parts (Yavapai Point) of the canyon and the destination with the most panoramic views (Bright Angel Point). At the end of the day, the bus returns patrons to Las Vegas, but not before a stop in Kingman to stretch and snack. Tours end as the bus drops tourists off at their hotel and immediately turns back into a pumpkin full of poker chips.
Grand Canyon Tour & Travel
Grand Canyon Tour & Travel's adventurous pathfinders shepherd wayfarers on expeditions by land, air, and sea. Buses shuttle tour groups from Las Vegas to the Hoover Dam, stopping at the behemoth’s in-house power plant, panoramic vantages, and a dam-side crop circle of Wayne Newton's headshot. Air-bound adventures skim the skies in the tour company's helicopters while hovering over the majestic Grand Canyon, and float boats are available to skirt the Colorado River at the base of the Hoover Dam. The company also enhances many of its trips by serving refreshments and providing historical insight via professional narration by the city’s oldest slot machine.