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254. Mighty Grand Canyon

January 22, 2013

A day trip to see the natural wonder that is Grand Canyon in Arizona was a highlight of the Las Vegas trip. After a four hour drive we were at the national park to see the beautiful formation of rocks that makes it one of the most visited tourist attractions in the United States. The sight is indeed breathtaking though my vote for the best this nation has to offer will go to the Niagara Falls.

The lunch pit stop at the Grand Depot Cafe and included in the package of $87 is well worth it. The tour buss stops at two points – Mather Point and Bright Angel Lodge for an hour each to give enough time to walk around, take pictures and admire the beauty of nature. The Hoover Dam on the way to the Canyon is another modern monument not to be missed.

The one day experience can be tiring but is a good way to experience nature to fill the day between two nights at Sin City. The park is well maintained and does not have options to buy plastic water bottles. The tour operator was decent and value for money.

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