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How to Spend 2 Days in Grand Canyon National Park

How to Spend 2 Days in Grand Canyon National Park

With two days in Grand Canyon National Park, you have an entire day to explore the popular sights along the South Rim as well as a day to learn about the history and culture of the Grand Canyon and tackle on an outdoor adventure or two. Here are a few ideas on how to spend your two days in Grand Canyon National Park.   

Day 1: Explore the Grand Canyon South Rim

**Morning:**Get an early start and hike along the Rim Trail from Grand Canyon Village and enjoy the sunrise at Yaki or Mather points. Alternatively, hike a short distance down Bright Angel Trail while the weather is still cool. Stop by the Visitor’s Center for trail maps and a quick introduction to the geology of the Grand Canyon.  

**Afternoon:**One of the most exhilarating ways to see the Grand Canyon is from air. Helicopter tours and scenic flights take off from the South Rim as well as Las Vegas and Flagstaff. Choices include scenic rides and luxury tours, and aerial tours often include gourmet dinners and below-the-rim landings. 

**Night:**After a day exploring popular South Rim spots, take the shuttle bus out of the Village onto Hermit’s Rest Road for drop-off at one of several viewpoints in time for sunset. The lookouts are superb at sunset and offer a reprieve from the crowds at Grand Canyon Village. 

Day 2: Native American Culture and Outdoor Adventures

**Morning:**Head to Grand Canyon's East Rim to visit Desert View Watchtower, an Ancestral Puebloan-inspired tower clinging to the edge of the canyon. Then stop by the ruins of an 800-year-old Ancestral Puebloan village at Tusayan Ruin and learn about the ancient people who once made this canyon home at Tusayan Museum. 

**Afternoon:**Back at Grand Canyon Village, browse Native American crafts at Hopi House and art exhibits and pioneer photographs at Kolb Studio. Adventurous travelers might take a jeep adventure, join a cycling tour, or skydive over the rim.  

**Night:**For your final night at Grand Canyon National Park, enjoy live music at Bright Angel Bar or an elegant dinner at historic El Tovar. With clear skies and low light pollution, stargazing at the Grand Canyon is fantastic. Join a ranger-led stargazing tour or enjoy the starry skies from the rim.

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45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan, Arizona
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45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan, Arizona

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Take an exhilarating helicopter flight that whisks you from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim to the North Rim. Through the ECO-Star helicopter’s panoramic windows, see the world's largest ponderosa pines in Kaibab National Forest and the mighty Colorado River. Snap photos of the Painted Desert, Desert View Watchtower, Marble Canyon, and Point Imperial before your return flight takes you through the dramatic backdrop of the Dragon Corridor. Choose from a wide selection of departure times to suit your schedule.
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Arizona Highlights - Antelope Canyon and Lake Powell Flight with River Rafting

Arizona Highlights - Antelope Canyon and Lake Powell Flight with River Rafting

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Explore the Grand Canyon from the land, air, and water on this full-day sightseeing adventure. Experience a flight over the Grand Canyon’s East Rim, the Colorado River, and Lake Powell en route to Page, Arizona. Then take a tour of Antelope Canyon with an American Indian guide, followed by a leisurely motorized rafting trip along the Colorado River, including a scenic hike. The return drive back to the Grand Canyon features a stop to shop for Navajo crafts. Continental breakfast and lunch included.
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Grand Canyon Landmarks Tour by Airplane with Optional Hummer Tour

Grand Canyon Landmarks Tour by Airplane with Optional Hummer Tour

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See some of the Grand Canyon's most popular landmarks on this incredible 40-minute, fixed-wing airplane adventure. Enjoy aerial views of the Grand Canyon’s East Rim, the Painted Desert of badlands, located in the Four Corners area from Grand Canyon National Park into Petrified Forest National Park and Imperial Point, the Grand Canyon’s highest spire. Also, fly over the North Rim and Kaibab National Forest, which borders both the north and south rims of the Grand Canyon.
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Grand Canyon Signature Hummer Tour with Optional Sunset Views
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Grand Canyon Signature Hummer Tour with Optional Sunset Views

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Make the most of limited time and see the highlights of Grand Canyon National Park in just a couple of hours on this sightseeing tour. Ride in a windowless, open-air Hummer and listen to commentary from your guide as you visit some of the canyon’s best lookout points, where you can hop out, take photos, and explore. Since this is a small-group tour, you’ll have plenty of time to ask questions, too.
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Grand Canyon East Rim Drive by Jeep and IMAX Movie

Grand Canyon East Rim Drive by Jeep and IMAX Movie

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Get to know the Grand Canyon on this guided Jeep tour around the East Rim. Begin with a visit to the Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center’s IMAX Theater and watch “Grand Canyon: the Movie.” Then choose one of three different tours: a daytime voyage and two sunset options. Enjoy amazing views of the Grand Canyon’s brilliant colors and various rock formations while learning about the history and geology of the area from the expert tour guide.
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