South Rim Grand Canyon By Bus-queer as folk

So, you’re in Las Vegas on holiday and you’re considering a side trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Wise decision. Of all the "Rims," it’s the South one that’s got all the world-famous views. Ways to get there if you’re on a tight budget? By tour bus, of course. Prices during the time this article was written ranged from $80 to $160. Book online – the best deals are on the Internet. For more infornation about pricing, please see link at bottom of article. Forget your old impressions of buses. These are new and ultra-modern. They are state-of-the-art vehicles, and they come pre-loaded with the following: 1. Bathroom 2. VCR’s 3. Plush, lounge-style seats 4. Maximum leg room 5. Comfortable arm rests 6. Personalized A/C stations 7. Giant viewing windows Most bus tours, which hit the road around 7 a.m., include free hotel pick up and drop off, as well as a complimentary box lunch (we’ve tried them all and they’re quite tasty). The drive to the South Rim includes such sights as Lake Mead, historic Hoover Dam (there will be a brief stop for photos), the Colorado River, and Black Canyon, exclusive habitat or big horn sheep. The scenery changes significantly when you turn up at the gates of Grand Canyon National Park. It’s situated on the Kaibab Plateau, home to the largest stand of Ponderosa Pine on earth. Your adventure begins at Bright Angel Lodge, the main structure in historic Grand Canyon village. Built in the 1930’s, the Lodge is the anchor for a number of excellent restaurants, museums, more accommodations, and the amazingly resilient Bucky O’Neil Cabin, which owns the distinction of being the oldest building on the South Rim. From the Lodge, it’s easy to hop aboard one of the Park’s many fine free shuttle buses to visit such exciting lookouts like Mather Point, Yaki Point, Yavapai Observation Station, and more. Typically, tours allot three hours to explore the South Rim and Grand Canyon Village (plenty of time). Here are some things to consider as you enjoy this incredible natural wonder: 1. It took the Colorado River 5.4 million years to create the Grand Canyon. 2. The canyon’s greatest width is 18 miles. It is 277 miles long. It’s depth reaches more than one mile. 3. The North Rim’s elevation is 8,200 feet above sea level, which makes it 1,200 feet higher than the South Rim. 4. It became a National Park in 1919. 5. More than 5 million people visit the National Park each year. 6. Five Indian tribes call the canyon home. Going back to Vegas, you’ll most likely make a stop at the town of Kingman, AZ. It’s most well-known for the piece of Route 66 that runs through it. Otherwise, it’s a great place to get off the bus, stretch your legs, grab a snack, or have a smoke. Then it’s back over the new Hoover Dam Bypass bridge and into Boulder City. It is usually evening around now, so as you drop into the Las Vegas Valley, you’ll be excited by all the bright lights and neon. Trip duration from the time you are picked up to the time your are dropped off at your hotel is about 14 hours. If you’ve longed to experience the magnificence of the South Rim, consider booking a trip with one of Las Vegas’ many tour bus operators. Tours run daily, seven days a week. The price is right, too, if you shop and book on the web. No trip to Las Vegas is complete without a trip to the canyon. Bus tours to the National Park are comfortable and cheap. So go ahead and cross off the canyon from your bucket list. It’s one of the easiest and most enjoyable trips you can do from Las Vegas. 相关的主题文章: