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posted on May 05, 2016

The Grand Canyon is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, which therefore makes it one of the most popular vacation spots in the United States. In terms of its form, size, and flowing colors, it stands as one of the world’s largest sights. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long and nearly 18 miles wide. Planning your trip to the Grand Canyon can seem overwhelming, especially if you have never been there before. To help make your vacation planning easier and to experience all the breathtaking views and sceneries, check out the list below for some of the Grand Canyon’s most popular attractions.

To see as much of the Grand Canyon as you possibly can, take a Grand Canyon tour. There are a few different tours to choose from, but the Inn-Canyon Coach Tour is one of the most popular. During this tour, you will travel down to the bottom of the canyon in luxury 4x4 coaches. Throughout the tour, an educated guide will tell you all about the Grand Canyon from the inside.

There is nothing like watching a sunset over the Grand Canyon. Take a shuttle bus to Hermit’s Rest Road and get dropped off at a viewpoint to experience a sun set. Make sure to bring your camera, because it will be something you will want to look at forever!

Mule Trips are another popular attraction at the Grand Canyon. If you are looking to create a lifetime memory, take a mule ride along the rim of the Grand Canyon. The mule ride will stop six times along the trail to provide riders information on the Grand Canyon. Mule rides book up fast, so plan ahead and make your reservation before.

The Grand Canyon South Rim has wonderful shopping where you can find the perfect souvenirs or gifts. There are many great gift shops that offer rocks, Grand Canyon photography, clothing, Native American jewelry, music, books, and more.

If you have a couple days on your trip to experience a sight a little outside of the Grand Canyon visit Havasu Falls. The Havasu Falls are big, beautiful blue/green waterfalls and have large plunge pools that are clear and inviting. These falls are part of the Havasupai Indian Reservation, and reservations are required. To get to the falls you have to hike/backpack or ride horses. If you don’t plan on spending the night camping it can be a difficult one day stretch, so make sure to give yourself at least two days.

These are just a few of the many popular attractions that the Grand Canyon has to offer. If you truly want to experience a natural wonder of the world, check out our Grand Canyon tours and plan your trip today. 

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