The Grand Canyon was carved over millions of years by a river that just couldn't get its smile quite right. Soak in the most labored-over sculpture in history with this Groupon.
$79 for a Grand Canyon Express Tour of the West Rim for One (a $160 value)
Led by veteran guides, the Grand Canyon Express tour whisks guests through memorable vistas and across the border splitting Nevada and Arizona on its way to the famous landmark. Each sightseer receives a light breakfast of a danish and juice, and a brief stop in Boulder City affords everyone on board the chance to stock up on additional sustenance. Jaunts cross into Arizona over the Mike O'Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, just 1,600 feet from the Hoover Dam and its adjoining beaver-art museum. The tour's Grand Canyon stop lingers for three hours and includes a visit to Indian Village, where a self-guided tour introduces guests to the lifestyle and rituals of the Hualapai tribe.
After Indian Village and Eagle Point, tours continue on to Guano Point, which affords a spectacular view of the canyon. Eagle Point derives its name from a noble bird-shaped rock formation at the spot, and tour takers can view the canyon from an avian perspective with an optional stroll across Skywalk, a glass bridge jutting out 4,000 feet above the canyon floor. Named for the product of the bat-filled mine at its base, Guano Point grants a 360-degree view of the area, earned after a hike up its hill, which remains free of fences, guardrails, and tsk-tsking grandmothers. After the Points, buses roll on for a stop at a gift shop and then back to Vegas by 5 p.m., leaving time in the day for other Vegas attractions. Pickups start at 6 a.m. downtown, with the last pickup leaving The Excalibur at 6:25 a.m.
Comedy on Deck Tours
Based in Las Vegas, Comedy on Deck Tours began escorting sightseers on tours of nearby natural wonders in 2003. The company stands out among other tour companies by employing big personalities as tour guides. Comedy on Deck's tours are led by fun interactive guides, who are trained to keep things light and interact with everyone onboard. After catching their breath, tour takers have complimented the guides for seamless weaving of history, geography, and family-friendly fun.