Grand Canyon

Travel Guide
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One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World is just a stone’s throw from Las Vegas and is the perfect getaway for a bit of peace and quiet.

This iconic American landscape was carved millions of years ago by the Colorado River and natural geological processes, and today the Grand Canyon’s stark beauty, rusty desert colours and glorious sunsets attract tourists from around the globe. This national treasure is situated about 365 kilometres from Las Vegas, and is perfect for an overnight trip.

The best place to begin your visit is by heading to the south rim of the canyon. This is where much of the Grand Canyon National Park’s infrastructure is based, including the Canyon View Information Plaza and Grand Canyon Visitor Center. These offer helpful guides, brochures, audio-visual displays and interactive features where you can learn about the area’s fascinating history, geology and wildlife. Temperatures often dip once the sun goes down, but the sunset is an experience not to be missed.

To experience the canyon up close (and get away from the crowds at the viewing platforms), hike down below the rim where more stunning views await, along with the chance to appreciate the prehistoric plant life and corrosive power of the Colorado River, which stripped back layer upon layer of rock over millions of years.

Several companies offer chartered helicopter flights over the south rim and the less accessible north and west rims. Viewing the canyon from the sky will provide a true sense of its phenomenal size, rugged terrain and magnificent colours. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a coyote or California condor.

Many visitors choose to spend the night in order to have two days at the canyon. A variety of accommodation options exist within and around the National Park, from comfortable hotels and rustic lodges to quaint cabins and campsites. For those who prefer not to drive, bus and helicopter tours depart Las Vegas regularly. A free shuttle bus (cost included in the entry fee to the National Park) runs along the south rim which visits the various museums and viewpoints scattered along it.

Red Feather Lodge
Red Feather Lodge
3 out of 5
300 State Route 64, Grand Canyon, AZ
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$243 per night from 23 Sep. to 23 Sep.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Grand Canyon National Park, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Hopi House and Grand Canyon Visitor Center. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (5,684 reviews)
"Very nice"

Reviewed on 21 Sep. 2021

Red Feather Lodge
Yavapai Lodge - Inside the Park
Yavapai Lodge - Inside the Park
2 out of 5
11 Yavapai Lodge Road, PO Box 159, Grand Canyon, AZ
The price is AU$318 per night from 23 Sep. to 23 Sep.
Situated in a national park, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Grand Canyon Clinic, Grand Canyon Visitor Center and Yavapai Point. Bright Angel Lodge and ...
4.2/5Very Good! (5,163 reviews)
"The lodge is a convenient way to enjoy Grand Canyon park and village. It is economical, clean and quiet."

Reviewed on 21 Sep. 2021

Yavapai Lodge - Inside the Park
Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn
Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn
3.5 out of 5
74 State Route 64, Grand Canyon, AZ
The price is AU$323 per night from 30 Sep. to 30 Sep.
Situated in a national park, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Grand Canyon National ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,935 reviews)
"I have stayed at this property many times over the years. The staff is friendly, amenities are good, the rooms are very clean and the prices are reasonable."

Reviewed on 20 Sep. 2021

Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sonesta ES Suites Flagstaff
Sonesta ES Suites Flagstaff
3 out of 5
1400 North Country Club Drive, Flagstaff, AZ
The price is AU$232 per night from 29 Sep. to 29 Sep.
Situated in Flagstaff, this golf aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Flagstaff Mall and The Marketplace, Bushmaster Park and Sacred Peaks Health Center. Buffalo ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,386 reviews)
"I love how the rooms are. They are always so spacious and have a kitchen with all the utensils!"

Reviewed on 11 Sep. 2021

Sonesta ES Suites Flagstaff
Canyon Plaza Premier Studios and Apts
Canyon Plaza Premier Studios and Apts
3 out of 5
415 RP Drive, Grand Canyon, AZ
The price is AU$342 per night from 19 Oct. to 19 Oct.
Situated in Grand Canyon, this apartment building is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Grand Canyon National Park, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Grand Canyon Visitor Center ...
3.9/5Good! (15 reviews)
Will stay here again.
"Room was clean and comfy. Our deck overlooked the meadow and we watched the elk and horses from it. A GREAT place to enjoy the area. Staff very helpful."

Reviewed on 18 Jun. 2021

Canyon Plaza Premier Studios and Apts
Trailer Village RV Park
Trailer Village RV Park
Trailer Village Rd, Grand Canyon, AZ
Situated in Grand Canyon, this campsite is within 1 mi (2 km) of Grand Canyon Clinic, Grand Canyon Visitor Center, and Mather Point. Bright Angel Lodge and Yavapai ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
"Great location. Very attractive. Nice place to be. Very convenient."

Reviewed on 5 May 2021

Trailer Village RV Park
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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