Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the 3-Day National Parks Tour from Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce Canyon. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
This tour is an amazing opportunity to see 3 national parks in 3 days! Here are the pros/cons:
Pros: The tour guide Manuel who gives the tour in Italian and English is fantastic! He is funny, patient, informative and attentive to each tourist. He was very accommodating when we had to make a special request, and when you're on a bus for 6-7 hours a day, it's great to have a good-natured and charming person like Manuel to make the journey interesting.
The bus driver, Greg, was great as well. He's a safe driver and sells water for 1 a bottle, so take advantage of that!
Day 1:The Grand Canyon is breathtaking. We were able to spend time at the South Rim and we also had about an hour to visit the Desert View. Overnight at the Clarion Motel in Page, AZ was fine--typical continental breakfast provided.
Day 2: Morning boat ride on Lake Powell was more fun than we expected. Everyone rushes to the top deck of the boat, but if it's sunny--you will burn--outside of the lower deck was actually the best spot--full range of views for photos and some shade!
Bryce Canyon is beyond words. It's like being on another planet. We hiked the entire Navajo Loop trail and it was worth it! Most people just walk halfway down the hoodoos and then return the same way....you will miss out if you do this!
Day 3: Zion --- a beautiful landscape---hike the Emerald Pool Trails...wade in the river...it's a nice laid back day.
Cons: 1.The Days Inn Motel that we stayed in on Day 2 in Kanab, Utah was awful! Mold, bugs, horrible smell, unhelpful staff....Viator really needs to find an alternative---this place was filthy.
2. There should be more flexibility for choosing restaurants. Lunch on Day 2 is very mediocre we all had to eat at the same place in Kanab and lunch on day 3 is at a chain restaurant that had a 30 min. wait. I recommend you don't wait in line since you can find much better places to eat across the street!
Well arranged tour. Great choices of the three canyons and the two hotels and great recommendations of the restaurants for lunches and dinners.
I love this small multi culture group tour. We talk, sing and share our cultures. Bryce Canyon is amazing beautiful even in a rainy day. Zion canyon trail walk take me close to the nature scene
Just as it said on the tin. Great Guide who covered everything with good humour and knowledge. Hotels were OK and meals were well advised. No complaints at all, our expectations were met following all the pre trip promotion.
It was a wonderful way to see all these fantastic places, we could not have driven it and seen it all. Well done . Sue from Australia
This tour turned out to be perfect for my group. My kids are 10 and 12 and we also brought my uncle who is 77. The trip was not too physically demanding and there were frequent stops for break. The time spent at each site was too short for my wife and I buthe fine for our group.
The tour was perfect! It more than exceeded my expectations. Our tour group was fantastic. We had folks from the UK, France, Israel and Italy! My S/O and I are from the US, so it was neat having international folks on our tour. Everyone was well behaved and on time for our time limits at each stop. Manuelle was a fantastic tour guide, full of information and jokes! I wish there had been more time to explore each stop, but in order to see all the things in the three days you have to move quickly. Over 1,000 miles are covered in three days. The fact that the tour starts and ends in Vegas gave us an excuse to see Vegas too, which was a blast. All in All, I would say this tour is worth every penny paid. The only downsides are the lack of extra time and the limited food options, you can expect to pay upwards of 40 for 2 people, every meal that's not included in your trip. We managed to find a REALLY good restaurant when we stayed in Kanab, its down the main drag a bit, past the light on your right. Unfortunately, I can't recall the name, but they have a little bit of everything. But there food prices are much more reasonable and better tasting than the place the tour takes you for lunch and dinner on this day. In Page, the BBQ place fills up really fast, so we decided to pass on that and walked about 1/3 of a mile to the second Mexican restaurant. The prices are fairly reasonable, but the portions are HUGE. They bring a large round platter with your food, and its really good! I ordered their house margarita and when he brought it to me, I thought he brought me the jumbo size and wasn't looking forward to having to pay 13 for it, but it was actually their standard size and was only 7.75. It was easily a 16-20oz Margarita. And it was fantastic. Around 7pm each night the guests are allowed to have free time to do whatever until 7am the next morning, my S/O and I took that time to explore each of the towns of Page and Kanab and we recommend doing the same.
This tour was worth every penny, the main reason being our guide, Dorit! She was warm, laid-back, and very funny.
You cover A LOT of ground, google map the 3 destinations and you'll see how far, but Dorit perfectly balances commentary and breaks so you can soak it all in. Very Highly Recommended!
We traveled the last week of Sept - first week of October 2014. This was an excellent experience for the family. It was a fun packed three days. We saw so much in such a few days. The tour guides were great and keep everything running as smooth as possible with 21 people on board. I would recommend this trip to anyone. It was a great end to a Las Vegas trip and we will definitely go back.
Everything about the trip was enjoyable. Emanuele and Dorit were exceptional tour guides and provided excellent and appropriate information about the amazing sites. The accommodations were fine too.
We enjoyed it. Emmanuel the tour guide was so very informative. We have been in a lot of tours and Emmanuel is the best.
Though we live in the US, we decided to take this tour rather than driving ourselves. Though it works out more expensive than driving, I was able to relax and take naps while a professional driver did the driving. The bus was nice and comfortable.
There was bit of confusion about where to board the bus at the starting point so I suggest that if you take this tour, scout out the starting point the day before.
The time at each location was sufficient for me and my family. The boat ride on Lake Powell turned out to be more enjoyable than I expected. Our guide, Emmanuel, was fantastic! He checked on us frequently to make sure we were comfortable, gave good tips and suggestions about where to eat and what to expect at each location. He also made sure everyone was on time. One of the best tour guides I have come across.
The motels are basic but clean and functional. The breakfast that is included in the tour is just the complementary breakfast offered by the motels and is very basic (eggs, toast, coffee, muffins, cereal). For me Zion National Park was nothing special.
Overall, we had a good, relaxing trip and great views of Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Lake Powell and Zion National Park.
Amazing tour the guide Emmanuel was outstanding very jovial informative and charming which made the tour most memorable highly recommended
Great Tour. We saw so much in the 3 day tour. Tour guide, Emmanuel, was fantastic.
Very,very nice trip!!!We had a very good tourleader Emanuel.He told us so much and was very nice.We saw so many beautiful things! The canyons, especially Bryce canyon, were so beautiful.
It was breathtaking!!!
If you want to see the canyons,then you should do this trip!!!!!!
If you plan to visit the Grand Canyon and some of its surroundings, this tour is highly recommended.
We even got the opportunity to visit "Horseshoe bend" which is not by default included.
We experienced excellent driving by "Alex" from Ethiopia and guidance from Emannuel
Hotels/restaurants : excellent with this small remark about the UTAH-location. Watch out when ordering a Margarita in Utah. I guess they never heard of Tequila.
So this tour gives definitely value for money.
Just wow. My mother and I went on this trip a few weeks ago and had a great time. Our tour guide Emanuel was great. He kept everything on schedule and was able to give us all tips on what to do, what to skip and the best places to have the best views. All of the stops were amazing, the hotels were good and clean, and the restaurants we went to were good. I would highly recommend this tour and Emanuel!
This tour is amazing! Grand Canyon was impressive, but Bryce and Zion totally exceeded my expectations. Bryce has amphitheaters with beautiful red rocks formations, while Zion has abundant wildlife. And the cruise on Lake Powel was pure pleasure after a week in dry Las Vegas. Our main guide, Eli ("Eddi") told us like a million interesting stories about all the places we have seen. And the two interpreters, Ingrid (German) and Sylvia (Italian) were very kind with everybody, not only the people they were translating for.
The accommodation in the first night was basic, but very clean, while the second was more than ok. Free wifi was available in both locations. Restaurants were ver good (especially the places where we had dinner the second night , where we had live music, and lunch the third day - a buffet with everything, including a chocolate fountain, at an affordable price.
The only thing that could be improved was the picking up at Luxor hotel (not clear at what entrance) , but the security personnel at the casino was very helpful. The rule here is as for every tour of this kind, I guess: make sure that you get clear info about the pick up point in advance and have a phone number at hand.
Good tour with excellent guides (Doritt and Valario) . They tried to keep to a schedule but always had good alternatives which proved better than the originally scheduled plan. In our case, it was 6 inches of snow and still falling in Bryce Canyon. Hoodoos were covered with snow, roads were treacherous and driver, Leo, was cautious and excellent. We always felt safe with him. Would take another trip and recommend Viator.
I would highly recommend this tour. There's quite a bit packed into the three days - but it's so worth it. Our group was 11 guests in total, and Emanual our tour guide was awesome. Super knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. The motels were basic, but safe and clean. Eddie our driver was great at his job and a pleasure to be around. All in all this was so much more relaxing than driving ourselves - plus I don't think that we would have seen nearly as much on our own.
The trip was well planned. The guide Manuel and driver Danny did a great job. Danny translated very well in Mandarin to those who did not understand English. The hotel on first night was very good and there were restaurants nearly we could walk to. For the second night, at Day Inn, there was only one restaurant in the vicinity and all other tour groups also go there. so it was pretty crowded. However, I had an enjoyable trip
An excellent tour through some amazing landscapes. All of Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion Park are worth the visit. The group was very friendly, and our tour guide, Valerio, spoke very good English and was very friendly and knowledgeable. The only complaint was not very good air conditioning on the bus. Otherwise a very enjoyable tour.