Las Vegas, Nevada
My rating refers to the tour provided rather than the Grand Canyon (GC). After being woken up at 4.45am! by the tour company reminding us to get up (our pick up was 6.05) we were shuttled to a 'check-in' location where we`waited approx 30 mins before boarding the main bus. On the main bus, the driver talked and talked giving us useless info - including repetitively telling us our food options at the GC and telling us not to be late or we would be left behind. We stopped at a bridge overlooking the Hoover Dam for 20 mins (disappointing) and then spent the same amount of time at a food/beverage stop at the side of the road! The bus didn't take us directly to the GC and we had to transfer to another bus for the final 20 miles. I expected to be able to walk a lot at the GC but there is a very structured shuttle bus system to take you from point to point. BEWARE: there are no barriers here along the edge - it is a sheer drop. Guano Point (2nd stop) was definetely the best view. The ranch was touristy. Despite the warnings we were 30 mins delayed getting back to Las Vegas as someone was late getting back to the bus!! For what we paid, it was good-ish value for money. If we went again we would go independently or on a smaller or more tailored tour. We wish we had taken a helicopter!
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