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Best ways to visit the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is world famous as one of the most well-known natural wonders of the world. Every year more than 5 million visitors flock to the park to appreciate its natural beauty.

If you’re looking to visit then read our list below of the top ways to see one of the best natural wonders in the world.

Helicopter tours

The number one way to see the Grand Canyon is from above. The sheer size and majesty of the Grand Canyon is best appreciated with a bird’s eye view from the sky. Grand Canyon helicopter tours like this one, are the most thrilling and memorable way to see this great natural wonder of the world.

Nothing can really compare to the feeling of soaring above the immense national park, from the sky you can fully see and appreciate how awe inspiring it is.

Covering the Grand Canyon on foot could take weeks, but when taking part of a helicopter tour you can cover huge expanses of land, giving you a chance to see and experience the diversity of the landscape and the different rims of the Grand Canyon.

West rim helicopter tours is the ultimate way to experience aerial views of some of the key Grand Canyon sites including Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Mojave desert. Guided helicopter tours give visitors the opportunity to get a real understanding of the rich history of the area and provide the ultimate convenience for visitors from nearby Las Vegas and Boulder City who want to visit the area for a day trip.

Driving

Driving is a fantastic way to experience the area, and perfect for those who prefer a self-guided approach to visiting an area. The route from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon is about a four and half hour journey to the South Rim. On the drive you’ll pass a number of charming towns and Hoover Dam.

If you have the time a stop of at Hoover Dam is worthwhile. A visit to the village on the edge of national park is worth it, there is a lot of information to help you orientate yourself before tackling any hiking or park activities and a lot of the local accommodation is located in this area.

Driving can be a cheap and fun way to experience the area. If you’re hiring a car there are a lot of deals to be had when booking ahead.

There is nothing more fun than a great American road trip, and a drive down route 66 is iconic. You can expect to be wowed by miles of red rock and beautiful desert landscape and pleasantly surprised by the wine country and quaint tourist towns along the way.

Bus tours

If you’re scared of heights or don’t fancy driving the long distance to the national park yourself but you still want to see some of the iconic sites that pave the road to the Grand Canyon then a bus tour might be right for you.

Travelling by bus can be pure luxury and a great way to see the countryside from the comfort of plush chairs in an air-conditioned vehicle. When there’s not much to see out the window you’ll have your hands free to enjoy the entertainment options on the trip or even open up a book to read.

These trips are highly informative and perfect for travellers who like to be a part of a group. You’ll get the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the historic landmarks on the way and get to enjoy a great atmosphere on your day trip.

Bus trips can be a very affordable way to travel, and highly flexible. Whilst many are run as round-trip day trips, it’s also possible to travel to the national parks and stay for a few days before returning.

If you’re on a time crunch then many of the day trip operators are able to pick you up in the early morning and have you back by night time. It can be a long day but its well worth it for the sights that you’ll see along the way.

Rafting day tours

Rafting in the Grand Canyon is one of the best ways to explore and see the national park up close.  A river runs through the park, reaching places that cannot be travelled on foot or in a vehicle. You will see scenery and parts of the natural wonder that you would never otherwise see.

This is the most fun and adrenaline inducing method of seeing the park, there are rapids dotted throughout the river that are suitable for all different levels of experience.

Go on a guide white water rafting tour for a highly exciting and fun experience at the Grand Canyon.

This is the top pick for thrill seekers looking to experience one of the

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