Grand Canyon, Bryce & Zion

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Phoenix to Grand Canyon Bus Tour

Take an all inclusive Grand Canyon bus tour from Phoenix to Las Vegas. Travel with Caravan Tours on a 3-loop fully guided tour of Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Park!

For one great low price our affordable Grand Canyon bus tour includes all itinerary excursions and entrance fees plus all ground transportation, tour accommodations, and all meals. You won’t find any other Grand Canyon bus tour in our class anywhere near this value.

Grand Canyon Bus Tour

By design, our Caravan Grand Canyon bus tours provide our guests with the absolute best Grand Canyon experience.

Travel by bus with Caravan from Phoenix Arizona to Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon, and Zion Park, and end the bus tour in Las Vegas, NV. The tour is well-paced and you’ll never spend any more than a few hours on the bus at a time.

Caravan has arranged our Grand Canyon bus tours to include frequent stops, with plenty of amazing sightseeing attractions to explore. There is always ample opportunity for stretching, restroom breaks, and photo opts.

We also encourage seat rotation with your fellow travel companions throughout the trip. This will ensure that you get to meet new people and experience different viewpoints while touring with Caravan.

Caravan’s knowledgeable Grand Canyon bus drivers and local tour guides will also make your travel time enjoyable and educational .

Best of all, Caravan Tours takes care of all your ground transportation, parking, and map directions, plus all National Park entrance fees are included. Everything is taken care of for you so all you have to do is enjoy the bus tour.

Phoenix to Grand Canyon Bus

Caravan’s Phoenix to Grand Canyon bus tours are one way trips that end in Las Vegas Nevada – meaning you do not have to turn around and drive back.

From Phoenix to the Grand Canyon, your Grand Canyon bus tour also includes sightseeing and/or stops at:

  • Camelback Mountain
  • Montezuma Castle (ancient cliff dwellings)
  • Sedona, Arizona (an artists colony)
  • Oak Creek Canyon

Upon arrival at the South Rim, guests are free to enjoy two days exploring the Grand Canyon and enjoying their time at one of three excellent Grand Canyon National Park hotels. The Grand Canyon shuttle bus will take you to popular lookout points on the West Rim, plus other activities within Grand Canyon Park.

Caravan’s time in the Grand Canyon finishes with a scenic drive along the East Rim of the Grand Canyon and a stop at the Desert View Lookout.

Grand Canyon to Bryce & Zion Trip

From the Grand Canyon, your bus tour heads north to include some more amazing stops along the way.

To visit the Grand Canyon by bus and exclude the surrounding National Parks would feel incomplete since the Grand Canyon is just one part of the whole “ Grand Staircase.”

Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon collectively make up what is known as the “ Grand Staircase“. The Grand Canyon is at the lower level, Zion is in the middle and Bryce Canyon forms the top layer of the staircase.

The itinerary for Caravan’s Grand Canyon bus tour includes the entire “Grand Staircase” plus other feature attractions in Arizona and Utah, including:

Lake Powell Cruise
Visit a Navajo and Hopi Trading post and enjoy a guided boat cruise through Antelope Canyon.

Monument Valley Jeep Tour
Experience a private backcountry Monument Valley jeep tour with local Navajo guides.

Bryce Canyon Tour
See Bryce Canyon’s famous hoodoos and spires, plus Bryce Point and Sunrise Point.

Zion National Park Tour
Take a private tram tour of Zion Park and see sandstone cliffs and rock monoliths.

About Caravan Bus Tours

For more than 65 years (since 1952) Caravan Tours has operated under the same family ownership and management. Caravan offers low cost, affordable, all inclusive bus tours throughout North and Central America.

Our Grand Canyon tour operators conduct tour days to start and end at reasonable hours with frequent stops so that you travel at a very comfortable, unhurried pace.

As a traveler on our Caravan Grand Canyon bus tour from Phoenix to Las Vegas, you’ll experience an unrivalled standard of excellence. Our Grand Canyon bus tour packages are approximately 30% less than most of our lower cost competitors. They are very popular and tend to sell out so do book early!

For more information about our Caravan Grand Canyon bus tour from Phoenix to Las Vegas please:

Call Caravan Tours at 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826).

Book your Grand Canyon bus tour now!

Request a Grand Canyon tour brochure.

Read reviews for Caravan’s Grand Canyon bus tours.

Visit our Grand Canyon tour FAQ page.

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2021 Hotels

Accommodations in the hotels and lodges are rooms with two beds and private bath or shower. A limited number of single rooms are available. Triple rooms are usually two beds, sometimes with a cot or rollaway.


Doubletree Suites

Day 1 • Phoenix

Doubletree Suites

Doubletree Suites

Central to Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe, Doubletree Guest Suites Phoenix-Gateway Center features beautiful, newly renovated two room suites within walking distance of boutique shopping and dining. Local golf courses and tennis courts are a short drive away. The hotel has a bar/lounge, swimming pool, fitness center, television, wetbar, speaker phones, high speed internet access, and data ports.


Thunderbird Lodge
Kachina Lodge
Maswik North Lodge

Days 2, 3 • Grand Canyon

Thunderbird Lodge

Thunderbird Lodge

is a contemporary lodge located a few feet away from the rim edge of the Grand Canyon. All of the rooms have either two queen beds or one king bed, in-room coffee, refrigerator, safe, cable television, telephone, full bath, and air conditioning. Handicap rooms are also available. At Thunderbird Lodge, it's just a three minute walk to the Bright Angel Restaurant, Arizona Room Restaurant, and El Tovar Restaurant.

Kachina Lodge

Kachina Lodge

is a contemporary 'twin' lodge to the Thunderbird Lodge, located just a few feet away from the rim edge of the Grand Canyon. All of the rooms have either two queen beds or one king bed, in-room coffee, refrigerator, safe, cable television, telephone, full bath, and air conditioning. Handicap rooms are also available. At Kachina Lodge, it's just a three minute walk to the Bright Angel Restaurant, Arizona Room Restaurant, and El Tovar Restaurant.

Maswik North Lodge

Maswik North Lodge

is a modern lodge surrounded by a Ponderosa pine forest. It's located one third of a mile from the rim edge of the Grand Canyon. All rooms have two queen beds or one king bed, in-room coffee, refrigerator, safe, cable television, telephone, full bath, and air conditioning.


Lake Powell Resort

Days 4, 5 • Lake Powell

Lake Powell Resort

Lake Powell Resort

Stay two nights at Lake Powell Resort. The resort is located on the shores of Lake Powell at Wahweap Marina, about 5 miles from the town of Page, Arizona and two miles from Glen Canyon dam. Guest rooms have two queen beds, air conditioning, coffeemakers and hair dryers. The resort features two pools, a jacuzzi, and a small beach on the lake shore. The resort has a lounge and two restaurants. Your breakfast in included each day at the world famous Rainbow Room, with spectacular views of the Glen Canyon and Lake Powell.


Zion Park Lodge

Days 6, 7 • Zion Park

Zion Park Lodge

Zion Park Lodge

Stay two nights at historic Zion Park Lodge. This is the only lodging located inside Zion National Park. The lodge is situated in the center of the valley floor and surrounded by spectacular 2,000 foot sandstone canyon walls. The exterior of the lodge has been restored to its original 1920's classic appearance. Hotel rooms feature air conditioning, phones, flat-screen televisions with satellite reception, radio alarm clocks, iron and ironing boards, hairdryers, coffeemakers and complimentary wireless internet. Zion Park offers a diverse selection of picturesque trails ranging from short, easy jaunts to strenuous adventures. Some of the trails begin immediately outside the lodge.

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Airport Transfers

arrival Transfers

Caravan’s Phoenix, Arizona hotel, the Doubletree Suites (320 North 44th St.) provides a courtesy shuttle from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Upon arrival, request a pickup using the Doubletree’s courtesy phone at the baggage claim area or call the hotel directly at: 602-225-0500. The shuttle operates 24 hours daily. Taxis cost approximately $15.00 and take 10 minutes. See Travel Tips for more details.

departure Transfers

Caravan's vacation packages include a departure transfer to McCarran Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas, Nevada on the day the tour ends, arriving by 11:30 a.m. Please schedule flights after 1:30 p.m. If you wish to extend your stay in Las Vegas, taxis and shuttles are available from the airport. (Las Vegas regulations prohibit Caravan’s motorcoach from making stops at individual Las Vegas hotels.) Taxis cost $15.00 and take 25 minutes. There are several airport shuttle services located near the dropoff point. The airport shuttles depart every ten minutes and the cost is $5.00 per person each way. The shuttle transfer time to hotels is approximately 45 minutes. No advance reservations are necessary from the airport. See Travel Tips for more details.

Airfare is not included or sold by Caravan.

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Weather & Clothing

Temperature °F (high/low) Rainfall (inches)

PhoenixGrand CanyonLake PowellZion Park
TempRainTempRainTempRainTempRain
Jan66/410.742/181.543/170.3152/291.6
Feb71/450.745/211.652/270.4457/311.6
Mar76/490.951/251.761/320.4463/361.7
Apr85/550.260/311.069/38.03473/431.3
May94/640.170/380.782/480.4083/520.7
Jun104/730.181/460.691/570.2093/600.6
Jul106/810.885/531.698/660.55100/680.8
Aug104/801.082/522.195/641.0197/661.6
Sep98/730.976/461.586/540.4891/600.8
Oct88/610.764/361.273/430.8478/491.0
Nov75/490.751/261.057/320.6763/371.2
Dec66/421.044/201.543/220.6553/301.5

Temperature °F (high/low) Rainfall (inches)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Phoenix
temp66/4171/4576/4985/5594/64104/73106/81104/8098/7388/6175/4966/42
rainfall0.70.70.90.20.10.10.81.00.90.70.71.0
Grand Canyon
temp42/1845/2151/2560/3170/3881/4685/5382/5276/4664/3651/2644/20
rainfall1.51.61.71.00.70.61.62.11.51.21.01.5
Lake Powell
temp43/1752/2761/3269/3882/4891/5798/6695/6486/5473/4357/3243/22
rainfall0.310.440.44.0340.400.200.551.010.480.840.670.65
Zion Park
temp52/2957/3163/3673/4383/5293/60100/6897/6691/6078/4963/3753/30
rainfall1.61.61.71.30.70.60.81.60.81.01.21.5

Clothing Tips

This is a predominantly casual tour. Casual wear is suggested for sightseeing and daytime travelling. A good pair of tennis shoes or hiking shoes is recommended for walking in the parks. Please bring a sweater or jacket to wear on the air conditioned motorcoach, and to wear at night at higher elevations such as the lodge at the Grand Canyon. Please bring a lightweight rain poncho in case of rain. Dress code for most evenings is smart casual. See Travel Tips for more details.

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Travel Tips & FAQs

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My Tour Price Includes

Virtually everything! Hotels, many meals, all of the activities described in the itinerary pages, airport transfers in select cities, gratuities to hotel porters, restaurant staff and local guides. Caravan’s professional Tour Directors and local guides will be with you every step of the way, ensuring a worry free vacation.

My Tour Price Does Not Include

Prices do not include air travel, country entry or departure fees, airport porters, visas, phone calls, valet, laundry, all items of a personal nature, extra food and beverages not on the regular menu, and tips to the Caravan Tour Director and Driver. General fees and taxes are additional and listed separately beneath each tour’s price.

Caravan’s $99 Protection Plan Offers Peace of Mind

Caravan’s Travel Protection Plan offers peace of mind if you cancel for any reason whatsoever prior to the departure of the tour. The travel protection plan also includes air, baggage, evacuation and medical coverage. The cost is $99.

Age of Travelers on a Caravan Tour

Usually, you find a mix of different age adult travelers on a Caravan Tour. Children age five (5) and over are welcome, and children usually join tours offered during Christmas holidays, summer vacation and spring break vacation.

A Well-Paced Itinerary

A well-paced and unhurried itinerary is our goal, after all, you are on vacation! Touring days begin and end at reasonable hours and include frequent stops. While the occasional early morning departure is necessary, we do our best to ensure a leisurely vacation.

Meals

Included meals for each tour are listed at the end of each day. Meals are shown by B (breakfast), L (lunch) and D (dinner). All meals in Latin America are included. Many meals are included in the USA and Canada. Full, buffet, or deluxe continental breakfasts are included everywhere. Coffee and tea are provided at all meals. In Latin America, bottled water is provided free on the motorcoach and purified water is provided at the meals. Alcoholic beverages are not included unless specified.

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Customer Reviews

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"You guys have your act together. It was like a dream come true for a first timer traveling alone. Nothing went wrong, it all went right. You can't go wrong with Caravan. It's an adventure without the risk. Pure fun, and the new friends you will make are priceless."

Ms. K.P., Boynton Beach, Florida

"This tour was the most amazing trip on which we've ever been. This was our first trip out West and we could not have asked for a better, more enjoyable and more valued tour! The hotels were great, the sights were breathtaking, and the meals were excellent. I enjoyed the food and the friendly staff. I would recommend this tour along with our same tour director and driver. We never felt rushed and we can't wait to go on another Caravan tour. Thank you for a truly memorable and extremely valued tour. Keep up the good work."

Mr. & Mrs. S.P., Harrisonburg, Virginia

"This is a 'five star' trip that everyone should take the time to do. Enjoyed the leisurely pace, delicious meals, and outstanding side trips. Not only was there breathtaking scenery in the Grand Canyon, but everyday promised more and better things to see. Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Lake Powell, Monument Valley, I can't say enough good things. Thanks to our tour director, we learned SO MUCH about our country's history in the West. This was our first Caravan tour. Caravan is a very organized, efficient tour group that we will take again. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! "

Mr. & Mrs. J.G., Venice, Florida

"I have always been a cruise person, but you have converted me! The whole trip was one wonderful sightseeing adventure. I am so glad we took a guided tour as opposed to driving so both of us could see the sights rather than one driving and missing it all. The tour director and driver were excellent in alerting us in advance of upcoming views. I had no idea how beautiful the area was and how unique each park would be. Being able to see the diverse areas on the tour made it even more spectacular than I could have imagined. This trip was way beyond my expectations. I have only done day tours so I was not sure what to expect. By the end, I felt like everyone was family. I have never been so sorry to see a trip end. If all the tours are as good as this was and the tour directors are as knowledgeable as ours, we will be on more Caravan tours. I have read about all the canyons, but I never imagined the beauty of each of them and the other areas we visited."

Mr. & Mrs. J.R. Yorktown, Virginia

"Caravan is so value packed and has attended to the most minute detail to get the most value for our money. The hotels were terrific! Loved not having to deal with luggage. Once on the tour, they treated us like royalty! The meals were all EXCELLENT! I was so impressed that Caravan provided such wonderful meals in our tour cost. We absolutely had the 'dream team' with our tour director and driver! I enjoyed the sightseeing activities and I also enjoyed the 'free time' in each National Park. The tram system allowed each of us to do as much as we wanted. It was our first guided tour, but it won't be the last. I wouldn't choose another company if Caravan has a package of where we want to go. Some friends drove from Oklahoma and made the same trip. They spent twice the money and didn't see half of what we did. This was my first Caravan tour and it will not be my last. It was exactly what was described in the brochure. It was smoothly run and enjoyable. Thank you for making it so great for so many for so long! It was a great trip and we would choose Caravan in the future!"

Mr. & Mrs. J.W., Downers Grove, Illinois

"The entire tour lived up to and exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed the fact that I didn't have to drive. The hotels and meals were taken care of as well as luggage handled professionally and in a very timely manner. We really enjoyed this tour and are of the opinion that we would struggle to duplicate it entirely on our own. Very enjoyable, a good mix of people from different parts of our country who became our friends on the road. In terms of bang for the buck, it is a deal hard to beat in today's world of high gasoline prices. We look forward to another trip with Caravan, next year to Yellowstone, hoping to see our same tour guide again."

Mr. & Mrs. B.W., Monroe, North Carolina

"Overall, a wonderful eight days, during which I was exposed to sights I never thought existed. The tour was well conducted, the accommodations were excellent and the food was great. Don't know how you do it for what you charge. Will strongly consider other Caravan offerings, and recommend this tour to others."

Mr. & Mrs. D.B., Pinellas Park, Florida

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Why Travel with Caravan?

Excellence Since 1952

You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.

PanAm Jet
In 1959, Pan Am invited Caravan to be the very first tour company to fly their clients on its new line of Clipper Jets.
Vintage Motorcoach
In 1964, Caravan introduced the very first fleet of air conditioned motorcoaches in all of Europe.
Leather Back Turtle Park
Caravan is a proud supporter of the Leatherback Turtle National Park and Costa Rica's efforts to protect this endangered giant.
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Caravan Care

For your safety, Caravan cancelled most 2020 and all 2021 tour departures and refunded 100% of all payments received. See Caravan’s Covid-19 Update.

Caravan's Proud History

In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.

Great Hotels

Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.

Meals

In Costa Rica, Panama, and Guatemala, Caravan includes all meals. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. In Latin America, bottled water is provided free on the motorcoach and purified water is provided at the meals.

Complete Sightseeing

Enjoy complete sightseeing with more visits, extra features, and local guides.

Fully Guided by Tour Directors

All tours conducted from start to finish by professional tour directors, who are fluent in English, experienced, and fun.

All-inclusive

Caravan includes all activities listed in the tour itinerary page. Caravan does not sell any optional activities which can add hundreds of dollars to your tour price. Your free time is scheduled in great settings where there is no need to buy additional expensive activities.

Shopping Freedom

Caravan will not bring you to overpriced shops in exchange for payments. Caravan gives you ample opportunity and time for great shopping, and the freedom to choose where and when to shop.

Great Value, Book Early

Caravan’s strong buying power gives you great vacations at prices much lower than you can find anywhere. In a typical year, most of our tours sell out quickly. Book early for the date you prefer and the best air fare.

How does Caravan Tours sell these tours for such a low cost?

Caravan delivers volume to our suppliers, who in turn reward us with their very best prices. We in turn pass these savings on to you, and you reward us by buying our tours. As volume continues to rise, we then receive even better prices from our suppliers, and we pass even greater savings on to you. This year our tours are better than ever.

Trade Association Memberships

Caravan Tours is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents), NTA (National Tour Association), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and an allied member of ACTA (Alliance of Canadian Travel Agencies).

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