Grand Canyon: Grandest of All

A trip to Las Vegas wouldn’t be complete without making a short detour to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The south rim of the canyon is a mere 4 hour ride from Las Vegas. There are a lot of tour buses that can take you on a day trip to the Grand Canyon should one prefer not to drive. We searched online and found several tour buses, of which we chose Canyon Tours for 85 usd each including lunch and a tour to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

“In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder which is in kind absolutely unparalleled throughout the rest of the world. I want to ask you to keep this great wonder of nature as it now is. I hope you will not have a building of any kind, not a summer cottage, a hotel or anything else, to mar the wonderful grandeur, the sublimity, the great loneliness and beauty of the canyon. Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it.”Franklin D Roosevelt

The pick up spot for the Canyon Tours is at the rotunda of the Excalibur Hotel. Pick up time is 7 am.

Inside the bus

The bus ride was comfortable and entertaining, its always nice to see new places on the way. What you will be seeing are flat deserts and desert mountains. Green mountain are very rare and the greens that you will be seeing are cacti and desert bushes.

We got off for lunch at this joint. From here, its gonna be a quick drive to the canyon.

The line of cars going to the Grand Canyon

And this

Seeing it with my own eyes is something I would reminisce every day of my life. Seeing this reminds me that there is a greater being much more powerful than we are. It’s very humbling but also overwhelming.
Mather Point. This was our first stop and they said that this point has the nicest view of the sunrise.
Bright Angel Trailhead was the second and last stop.

Going back, we realized how lucky we are for having the chance to see this wonder.- after all, the Grand Canyon is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. 6 more to go for us!

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