Helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon was the highlight of our trip to Arizona. I would recommend that you suggest to your guests to wear dark clothing while up in the helicopter. For anyone who wants to take pictures while flying over the canyon, they will get a reflection off the class of the helicopter from any passengers who are wearing light clothing. Spoils the pictures. Just a thought for something to mention as a courtesy to your guests. Thanks so much!
This was an excellent way to see Sedona and the Grand Canyon on one day plus learn a lot about the region with a knowledgeable driver/host. Nice size of group to get to know each other better. Very well organized and we were well looked after
Jason was phenomenal! He was full of knowledge and passion for Sedona and the Grand Canyon. Despite unruly passengers, he always remained calm and positive. I highly recommend this trip to everyone. Worth every dollar!
Les was a great tour guide. A most enjoyable trip. Of course the Grand Canyon was spectacular, and it was wonderful to have seen it from many varied views. Not sure that the stop at the trading post at the end was worthwhile, more time in Sedona would have been more fun, but overall had a great time.
Pros: The bus for this trip was brand new! We each had our own captains chair and bottled water was provided. We made 2 planned stops the Grand Canyon and Oak Creek Canyon and two nice detours Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona and the Cameroon Trading Post for lunch in the Navajo Nation. Our tour guide, Chad, gave us lots of time to shop and stop for bathroom breaks.
Cons: One significant downside to this trip. Not everyone spends the same time on the bus. We were picked up first at our hotel around 6:20 am and dropped off last around 9pm. That means my tour included 3 extra hours of sitting on the bus during pick-ups and drop-offs for others. Before you book this tour, ask which hotel has the last pick-up/first drop-off. Around 7:30pm I was seriously considering getting off and just taking a taxi back to my hotel. My butt was really sore! It might have made more sense for the first people picked up to be the first dropped off.
A great all day tour with beautiful landscapes to view. Finally made it to the Grand Canyon and so worth the trip. Side trip to the Navajo Nation was interesting too. Thank you to our driver/guide, Don.
Great trip! If you're planning a trip to the Grand Canyon definitely take a helicopter! The views were great and far better than you get from the roadside. Our guide was very knowledgeable and didn't bore me with dumb jokes.
Great trip that included many beautiful sites. Our tour guide, Mark, knew a lot about places we drove by and he went out of his way to make the day a success.
Instead of visiting the Indian Reservation gift shop, I would have preferred additional time at some other spot at the Grand Canyon to hike a little more. The lunch was fabulous. In all, a wonderful day. Thank you.
My wife and I had not visited the Grand Canyon before and wished very much to view this colossal spectacle. It was just that, but the flight there was also well worth the trip. The Arizona topography is breathtaking. I highly recommend this to any and all.
Doing what: Grand Canyon South Rim Tour by Airplane
This was our first trip to the Grand Canyon and from the road trip with Stevie B. to the actual Grand Canyon we were very pleased. We were picked up in Phoenix and taken for an all day tour. We would've liked to stay a little longer than 15 minutes at the Navajo reservation. The tour was amazing.
Doing what: Grand Canyon via Sedona and Navajo Reservation
The guided tour was very engaging and informative, and the weather around Phoenix AZ/Grand Canyon in late-November was just perfect to go around and take many pictures (in the high-50's to low 60's; a little chilly but nice). Our tour shuttle driver, Leslie, was fantastic! Absolutely recommended!
I had a great time on this tour. Even in winter, the Grand Canyon is still fantastic. There were lots of white clouds among the canyons, constantly shifting, so the views kept changing.
Our tour guide, Charlie, was very friendly and took us to 3 different viewing spots – each better than the last.
The drive out to the Canyon is very long though, so be prepared for that.
Trip was fantastic! Each tour representative (driver and coordinator - Donna in Sedona) clearly was there to help us get the most out of our short visit. The accommodations provided through the company were conveniently located in Sedona and the Grand Canyon Park allowing us to make the most out of seeing each area using walking and the free bus in the Grand Canyon. The Yavapai Lodge in the Grand Canyon Park had a reasonably priced cafeteria with good food and was conveniently located to a general store with moderately priced souvenirs and a post office that enabled us to package and sends a multitude of misc. souvenirs from the trip back home. Recommendations by a tour representative in Sedona to the Cowboy Club restaurant for lunch were on the money. We had the "Sampler" that included bison bits, cactus fries, cilantro flat bread, prickly pear fruit sauce and a southwestern peanut sauce. A tour person in the GC Yavapai Lodge recommended a breakfast in the fancier El Tovar lodge. The decor, service and menu were well worth the morning visit. (I had blackened trout for breakfast plus all the other regular breakfast items). We passed on their fancy breakfast sweet pastries.
We did not realize when we got picked up in Phoenix (on time!) that the other people in the minivan were not necessarily on the same "tour" as us. The tour should be recognized as three legs...one to Sedona, at Sedona and to and at Grand Canyon and returning to Phoenix. Sedona is actually a brief stop on the one day trip to the Grand Canyon. We were actually returned to Phoenix from the Grand Canyon by another one day trip minivan. You will have multiple driver guides AND many different guests on each leg. The tour company is used to it and does an excellent job of taking care of its clients by coordinating the pickup and drop off times. One item to note, many of the Sedona galleries closed early (in October) making visits to them in the early evening somewhat limited.
Doing what: 3-Day Sedona and Grand Canyon Traveler
I was going to rent a car from Phoenix and visit the Grand Canyon on my own; however I decided to go with a tour so that I could learn information from the guide and have sights pointed out. Unfortunately, all the guide wanted to talk about was himself. Interesting for the first 1/2 hour, but NOT for 10 hours.
Also disliked that the tour guide used the cell phone while he was driving.
In addition, he was very unprepared and didn't know where he was supposed to go, drop people off, etc.
Doing what: Grand Canyon via Sedona and Navajo Reservation
This was by far one of the best tours that we have taken! It was well organized and executed. Our tour guide, William, was outstanding. He shared his incredible knowledge of the flora and fauna, Sedona, and the Grand Canyon with us with enthusiasm and a genuine desire to facilitate our enjoyment of the experience. He provided music appropriate to the venues intermittently and was most willing to answer all questions. He should be commended for his sterling presentation. The lunch provided by Viator was gourmet fare. We have recommended this tour to our friends and we always note that they should request William as their tour guide. ~ SCH, Mesa, AZ
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