Las Vegas, Nevada
There was not enough time at the canyon. There really was no need to stop for the IMAX film. That was a wasted 1:30 between the film, and lunch. 2 hours in the grand canyon after a 5 hour trip going and another returning just takes away from the fun. Everything was a rush and the driver almost left a few times without some of the passengers at some of the stops. The driver was very entertaining and funny the whole way through and the price is pretty good considering other trips for 300-500. The worst part however is the pickup and drop off. I was picked up at 5:30 from my hotel and between getting everyone from all the tours (like 1000) and checking in, getting loaded on the bus, plus the dropoff of another hour and some as the double decker stops at every hotel just about to drop off the passengers. (double decker) You do the math. From 5:30 AM to 11:15 PM for 2 hours (exactly)of the Grand Canyon is pretty tough to swallow. And luckily our bus was the first to leave the "chicken coup" and to arrive back to Vegas so I feel for the others. The Grand Canyon is a must see and its not Viator's fault but the actual way the tour company organizes to obtain maximum revenue. The bus that picks you up, takes you to a meeting center where hundreds pile in and then you have to pay the additional $10 per person for "operating costs." In my opinion, its just too much wasted time. Seeing the Grand Canyon however is a must. Choose to go to the visitor center and not the place with the IMAX movie and save time.
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