Archive | December, 2012

Awestruck at the Grand Canyon

6 Dec

One of the most awe inspiring sights in the United States, or anywhere in the world, the Grand Canyon is a must see for any tourist or charter bus vacation-goer. Located in the north of Arizona, the Grand Canyon national park is easily accessible by road. If you have a party of 5 or more, the best way to visit the canyon for a day of awe inspiring vistas and unforgettable photo opportunities would be to hire a bus from Bus Charter Arizona.

The Grand Canyon is a huge canyon carved in the Colorado Plateau by the Colorado River over millenia. 277 miles (446 km) long, and almost 18 miles (29 km) wide, the canyon reaches a depth of 6,000 feet (1,800 meters). It is considered to be one of the natural wonders of the world.

Arriving at the Grand Canyon in your rented bus charter, there are several activities for both the casual sightseer as well as the more adventurous tourist. The South Rim of the canyon is popular and a great place for the tourist on a limited time budget. Get off the charter bus and go for a rim walk along the edge of the Grand Canyon provides you with views of nature’s majesty, and a reminder of the power she wields.

For the thrill seekers, rafting trips are available, starting from upriver, with day bus charter trips usually taking about 6 to 12 hours, to multi-day journeys with overnight camping stretching up to a week. You can choose from paddle powered inflatable rafts to powered boats. In most cases, prior reservation for accommodation and logistics is required.

Taking the rented bus charter for a hiking trip down the canyon is another popular activity. You have the option of hiking the Grand Canyon from the rim down to the Colorado River and back again, or avail yourself of the many guided hiking tours which take you through the canyon to places that few casual tourists ever see. The Grand Canyon Park Service does not recommend that a rim to river hike be done in a day, due to the difficulty of the terrain, and distances involved.

Accommodation at the canyon ranges from 5 star resorts such as the Grand Hotel in Tusayan, down to mid range places like the Grand Canyon Inn in Williams, down to various camping sites. Please note that permits are required for camping at the canyon, and available from the Park office.

Bus Charter Arizona is able to arrange your party’s bus charter ground transportation to the Grand Canyon, and able to accommodate almost any need or requirement. Find out more information about our charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coaches and school bus by visiting the individual vehicle pages and then pick up the phone to speak to one of our friendly customer service representatives soon.

Grand Views at the Grand Canyon

5 Dec

Head to Arizona with Bus Charter Arizona and take in the sights of one of nature’s greatest natural masterpieces – the Grand Canyon. This deep canyon across the state was made by the Colorado river over millions of years, slowly eroding the bedrock until it dug down to the depth we see today. In fact, the river is still eroding the canyon so every time you come back to visit, you won’t be seeing the exact same features. It is the kind of amazing grandeur that you can completely immerse yourself with even from the charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus or school bus that you have rented from us.

There are generally three main activities you can embark on while visiting the Grand Canyon in a charter bus or coach bus, namely sight-seeing by motor vehicle, stopping along the road at one of the many stops.

South Rim, the most accessible site, allows you sights of Grand Canyon Village, Hermit’s Rest and Desert View. North Rim is directly opposite South Rim but do watch out as it can be hard to get to and is generally known to be hard to get to due to, even in good weather. Some of our bus charter Arizona customers have reported incidents of being slightly lost and had to use their GPS to find their way around.

If it’s hiking you prefer, get Bus Charter Arizona to drop you off at the South Kaibab Trail to visit the inner canyon. There’s all sorts of trails to explore and you can even camp over night in selected spots and have the charter bus, coach bus or party bus pick you up when you are ready.

One other activity that our bus charter Arizona customers like to do is to ride down the Colorado River in a raft. Tours can be booked via various operators for a white water ride down various stretches of the 1,450mile/2,330km river.

If you’d rather take in some culture, do note that human artifacts as old as 12,000 years old have been found in the area and there are still a lot of historical buildings form the old west that are still standing. So, we can imagine our bus charter, coach bus or mini bus passengers exploring the place like archaeologists!

Some historical sites you can visit with Bus Charter Arizona would be the Buckey O’Neill Cabin; Kolb Studio; The El Tovar Hotel; Hopi Hotel; Verkamp’s Curios; Locomotive No.4960 at the Grand Canyon Railway Depot; Lookout Studio, Desert View Watchtower and Bright Angel Lodge.

Find out more information about our charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coaches and school bus by visiting the individual vehicle pages and then pick up the phone to speak to one of our friendly customer service representatives soon.