Taking A Vegas Bus Tour

When you take a Vegas bus tour, you don’t necessarily have to stay in Vegas. You can take a tour bus to the Grand Canyon as well. While nighttime trips are featured of the Strip, which certainly are well worth taking, you can also see a nearby natural landmark and attraction.

Therefore, a Vegas bus tour can also mean a tour that leaves Las Vegas for the day and goes to the Grand Canyon. Generally, it is best to take this trip during the spring, fall, or summer to beat the heat in downtown Las Vegas.

Grand Canyon Wildlife

One of the great attractions of seeing the Grand Canyon on a Vegas bus tour is the chance to see wildlife. You won’t find wildlife like that of the  Grand Canyon anywhere else in the world. You can see birds of prey, such as the eagle or hawk, as well as a variety of spiders and scorpions. Naturally, you want to keep your distance when you see these types of animals, as they will not give you a friendly greeting like your cat or dog would.

In fact, it is always a good idea to keep you distance from any wildlife, whether they live in the Grand Canyon or other locale. While they may look harmless, they should never be fed or bothered. Just view them from a safe distance, and don’t intrude on their activities.

The Mountain Lion

One of the animals that is quite unnerving to see is the mountain lion. Also known as a cougar, this big cat is second heaviest in the area, after a jaguar. Being solitary by nature, the cat usually hunts at night, and therefore is rarely seen in the canyon. However, that does not mean it will not surface occasionally. If you plan to take a walking tour, it is best to do so with a knowledgeable guide.

Grand Canyon Snakes

Another animal that lives in the canyon is the rattlesnake. This reptile is also found at places, such as Hoover Dam. The Grand Canyon rattlesnake, which can be spotted on a Vegas bus tour to the canyon, is a subspecies of the pit viper – another Grand Canyon snake. You will find the snakes lurking in the canyon depths – places where they feed on rodents, lizards, and birds.

That is why you need to use care if you hike below the canyon’s rim. Doing so may lead to the sound of rattling. Pay heed to the warning, as a rattlesnake’s pinkish hue blends well with the surrounding terrain. Just don’t disturb the snake and you will be safe.

Book Your Vegas Bus Tour

If you would like to view Grand Canyon wildlife, a Vegas bus trip will permit you to do so. Schedule a tour with a professional tour company, such as Grand Canyon Destinations. By visiting Vegas, you also have the chance to add to your journey. Book a Vegas bus tour from the city to the Grand Canyon on your next vacation.

About the Author

Kyle Gooverton

Kyle Gooverton

A Grand Canyon enthusiast! A local Las Vegas resident that loves the flora and the fauna of all things Southwest.