When you book a Grand Canyon bus tour with GC Flight, you will receive the best guided tour of Arizona’s proud, Grand Canyon National Park. Leaving from all major Las Vegas hotels, these bus tours are the perfect day trip for anyone vacationing in Las Vegas and in search of an educational and exciting adventure. At the rate GC Flight offers, who wouldn’t want to take a break from the fast-paced lifestyle of Las Vegas to see one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World?
While the purpose of your Las Vegas to Grand Canyon bus tours is, of course, to see the Grand Canyon itself and all its beautiful surroundings, you will also learn so much about the history of all the places you will encounter along the way. Within the less than 300 miles it will take for your Grand Canyon bus tour to arrive at the destination, you will also learn about the early exploration and settling of areas among the Mojave Desert. One major landmark you will specifically come across is the world famous Hoover Dam, one of the highly visited attractions in the United States. As you make your way to the Grand Canyon, you will pass Hoover Dam and the Hoover Dam Bypass, another exquisite structure that must be seen.
Constructed during the 1920s and named in honor of President Herbert Hoover to provide irrigation water and hydroelectric power for surrounding areas, Hoover Dam is conveniently located less than 30 miles from Las Vegas and is one of the major landmarks you will encounter along your way towards Grand Canyon National Park. The number of visitors travelling to see Hoover Dam nears the millions every year, and you will be fortunate enough to see this man-made wonder out your window!
Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge
The Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, or also known as the Hoover Dam Bypass, is an exquisite piece of architecture that must be seen as it is the first concrete-steel composite arch bridge to be built in the United States. This memorial bridge also includes the longest concrete arch in all of the Western Hemisphere! Before the construction of the Hoover Dam Bypass, U.S. 93 was the only major highway linking Arizona to Nevada, but the nature of the highway served as a huge danger to drivers. More specifically, the section of U.S. 93 leading towards Hoover Dam is narrow with one lane heading each direction, and the poor visibility in certain parts of the highway created serious dangers for drivers, especially at night. So, planning for the Hoover Dam Bypass began in 1988 and the construction was just recently finished in October of 2010. Connecting Arizona to Nevada, you will cross the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge on your way to the Grand Canyon.
Hoover Dam and the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge are just two of the many sites to see along your journey to the Grand Canyon. And, of course, once you arrive at your destination you have the chance to see the beautifully carved Grand Canyon itself, thanks to the natural works of the Colorado River. How could you pass this opportunity up? All it takes is a short trip from Las Vegas and a click of the mouse on gcflight.com and you’re ready to board your Las Vegas Grand Canyon bus tour!