Las Vegas, Nevada
We booked the South Rim Tour with Viator. The morning of the tour the tour company called and said that it was snowing and foggy at the Grand Canyon, they gave us the option of switching out tour to a different day. We decided to go anyway because it was the only day that we had open. We were so glad we did! When we first got there it was snowing and foggy, but as we walked up to the Canyon it just started clearing off and was absolutely gorgeous! This is a tour you should not miss. We have relatives in the area that we were staying with so we were able to hop on the tour at the Excalibur. It was a long 5 hour drive to the South Rim, but better than driving ourselves. The driver was not the friendliest I have ever met and the "narrated" part of the tour consisted of an audio recording - although it was well timed. When it said look to your left and you will see....whatever it was talking about was there. But, the tape or cd that they were playing kept breaking up and you would miss parts of the narration. I would give the tour itself and A+ but the buss company a C-. The buss was very crowded. We went as a group and did not even get to sit together. By the time we got on the buss there was only a seat here and a seat there so the five of us were all split up. On the way back we got on earlier and traded some seats with other folks and were able to sit closer together. The stop at hoover dam was disappointing. If you want to see the Hoover Dam, I suggest the Hoover Dam Tour (not the one included with this tour). I spoke with several people on our tour that had gone on that one and they said it was awesome. On this tour you don't really get to see much of the Dam, like the part you always see in photos we could see out the back window of the bus. We were sitting in the back of the bus. We stopped for lunch and had to eat on the buss in very cramped conditions. The driver wanted to get us to the Grand Canyon and give us as much time as possible there so we understood.
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