This tour was amazing!
This tour was amazing!
Excellent trip to a wonderful place.
Driver/ guide, Richard was very pleasant,entertaining and informative.
unforgetable.compared to my trip to Iguazu falls and the departurs of Apollo11
The Grand Canyon is a must and we had a great day, even though we were out from 6am until 10pm.
There are a couple of things to be aware of:
- the Hoover dam viewing point is not accessible on Mondays so we missed out on that
- the evening meal is at a hotel in Kingman that offers a limited choice of fast food options. We were unimpressed and wished we had taken something with us
Very good except for time lost at assembly point before leaving Las Vegas.
Completely enjoyed our day. We took the tour out if Las Vegas on our wedding anniversary. It was a great way to spend the day.
We really enjoyed it. One of the tour guides (Suzy) we found to be really good "people "skilled. Thanks !!
we had 2 stops at grand canyon may be one more will be better
I would like to start by saying that the grand canyon is incredible, the views are unbelievable and although the bus journey from Las Vegas was long it was definitely worth it. However, there are many tours that run to the Grand Canyon and this one was not worth the unnecessary hassle we experienced.
We were excited after receiving our tour confirmation and arrived at the bus stop at Caesars Palace early (5am), we were due to leave las vegas after the tour. After waiting in the cold the bus arrived and upon speaking to the bus driver, only then were we informed that bags were not allowed under the bus. As we are travelling around America we had no option other than to take our bags with us wherever we go. How on earth were we supposed to even consider the possibility that we couldn't take our bags; its a bus for crying out loud! The driver was very unhelpful and offered us no alternative suggestions and made us get out of the way so others could board the bus. He didn't even offer to put us on the phone to the company so that we could find a solution. This meant that I had to turn on data roaming on my phone and place an international call (costing god knows how much) to the office whose only suggestion was to take the bags back to the hotel we had just checked out of, get them to store our bags (free service but obviously a gratuity was necessary) and take a cab to the office (this is where the tour is run from) and take the bus from there. You can only imagine how much fun it is lugging 20kg bags around at 5.00 in the morning but we had no other option. So one enormous inconvenience later and 40 dollars lighter we finally made it to the tour centre.
I would have no issue with the 'no bags' rule (there is a security checkpoint at the hoover dam for obvious reasons) as long as we had received some prior documentation informing us of this. I have scrutinised over and over again the confirmation and FAQ's from viator and I haven't found anything about luggage!
The bus were supposed to pick us at 5:45 but it was 10 min late. Then we drove more than one hour to the terminal. At terminal we had to listen half an hour advertising about another tour which agency offer. After that we check in and we had to go immediately to the bus. Man who checked our vouchers in a front of the bus was rude, urged us and created pressure. He did not allow us to go to the restrooms. ( I really did not like this kind of behavior early in the morning). We start our trip at 7:30 and our driver was ok.
In National Geographic visitor center we arrived around 2 PM and if you do not want watch the move you had to wait an hour and a half trapped in boring visitor center. Movie was ok, but after 9h of driving I would preferred watch Grand Canyon in live rather than on the movie. Finally we arrived to Grand Canyon South Rim at 4 PM (more than 10 h after departure from Las Vegas) when the sun already started to go down. At second stop we arrived when was dark.
Grand Canyon is fascinating but we spend there less than two hours and half of time during night. Next time for sure I will chose the tour which does not go to National Geographic Visitor Center. Movie I could look on TV at my home... I do not need to go so far away.
Felt rushed the whole time. Stopped at Mcdonalds 3 times! Bring your own lunch if possible. Very efficient Mcdonalds I will admit. I max was good.The jeep trip not so much. I paid $15 extra for the I max online but when I wanted to upgrade to the jeep tour they only gave me $10 credit. No real info on tour so if you are thinking to get extra insight don't plan on it. Sorry we took this tour. Expensive for what we got. bus was comfortable however in case that is important to you. we saw three old movies on the onboard TV's not bad.
I would ONLY recommend this to relatively active people if you DO an additional option - Jeep tour or helicopter. It's a long day in a bus with little leg room. Inactive people or those with this as the only option to see the Grand Canyon it's an ok tour.
The actual grand canyon was great, but wouldn't recommend doing it through this tour operator. Our driver was quite rude and didn't go to the Hoover Dam stop or communicate the day's plans very well. When we talked to the driver about how we had wanted to go to the Hoover Dam he just got snappy and argumentative and was antagonistic for the rest of the day. We were left confused about how long we had for the lunch break or where the bus would be, because it was never really explained when different people split off the tour to do add ons like the jeep tour. At the canyon stops, there still seemed to be confusion because some passangers were late back on to the bus, delaying the trip.
We didn't seem to get much of the recorded audio commentary, which was a shame. Instead, the driver played three different movies during the trip, none of which seemed particularly appropriate choices for our bus. The first was a remake of the karate kid, and the third was an extremely violent movie, which made it impossible just to put headphones on when there was so much screaming and torture scenes in the movie being played.
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