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Grand Canyon Holidays

Grand Canyon holidays

The Grand Canyon is one of the most awe-inspiring sights on earth, at its widest, the empty expanse of the Grand Canyon spans over 18 miles from rim to rim, it is also more than a mile deep. One of the seven natural wonders of the world, this unique landscape is an absolute must see on your visit to the USA. The Grand Canyon is accessible from Las Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles on your American holiday itinerary.

Visit the Grand Canyon

See our range of Grand Canyon itineraries below for some holiday inspiration. Or, alternatively, let one of our Travel Experts advise you on the best way to visit the majestic Grand Canyon.

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South Rim

It is here that you will see the images most often seen in travel magazines and on TV. This is one of the most picturesque and easily accessible spots from the major Western cities and is, therefore, the location of choice for first timers. Open year round, the South Rim has over 20 viewpoints including Mather, Hopi and Yaki points. The location is also a superb place to take in sunrise over the East rim or do some evening star gazing.

North Rim

Varying greatly from its southern counterpart, the North Rim is far less frequented by visitors. This is due to the slightly more remote nature of the location. However, there are fantastic walking trails for all abilities. As the North Rim is much higher in altitude it is far cooler than the Southern Rim. Many people take advantage of the proximity of the North Rim to other national parks and visit Zion and Bryce Canyon national park.

Grand Canyon West

Grand Canyon West is the location of the infamous skywalk, where you can stride out over the edge of the Grand Canyon and, if you have the nerve for it, look straight down to the canyon floor.

Grand Canyon East

The most well-known part of Grand Canyon East is Horseshoe Bend. This picturesque spot overlooks a gigantic twist in the Colorado river which doubles back on itself around a large auburn rocky outcrop.

When to go to the Grand Canyon

The best time to visit the Grand Canyon are at the end of spring, start of summer and the end of summer, start of autumn. The reason for this is that the temperatures are cooler but still comfortable and the tourist attractions and viewpoints will be less busy. During the summer the temperatures will be hotter – pushing 30 degrees centigrade – and slightly more crowded and during the winter the canyon can be covered in a beautiful dusting of snow but this means that some areas will be inaccessible.