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This is an excellent tour! A real insight in to real America for us Brits staying in Las Vegas! A wander around the abandoned buildings of Chloride, the old Jail, the gas station and the friendly folk at the bar was great. Then on to Oatman via Route 66 for a gun fight in the street was good fun. We posed with guns at Jimmy Hornfeathers store.
Then on to the spooky town of El Dorado for the ghastly sights in the guest room! Move over Norman Bates. Youll have to take the tour to know what im on about!
But best of all was our tour guide Mick,nothing was too much trouble, he was knowlegeable and friendly he made sure we took all the dam pictures we wanted. (Hoover Dam) We hope hes having fun with his genuine Star Wars Stormtrooper helmet!
Tony and Brenda Rudd
An excellent day out with a really friendly and informative guide. Something of interest for everyone even if one the ghost towns was full of tourists - the lunch-seeking burros made it fun in spite of the seething masses! Well recommended.
My husband and I absolutely loved everything about Las Vegas, our 8 nights wasn't enough, but this day was by far the best. We wanted to do something more historic than just shop and enjoy the casinos, and this was the most perfect way to experience and enjoy local history and culture. Kerry our tour guide was amazing. She was so knowledgeable and easy to listen to, she was fantastic. Her stories about the Indians, and the real Wild West were fascinating and entertaining, as was the information on the local flora, fauna, and changing desert landscapes.
Walking across Hoover Dam, the first stop was eerie but fascinating, what a feat of engineering! Kerry was a fountain of knowledge about the construction of it, and to experience it first hand was great.
The ghost town of Chloride was very unique with its competitive neighbours and their very creative 'yard art', was more like junk to me, however that's what makes this town, and I'm sure the competitive spirit keeps the home fires burning.
Travelling along the original Route 66 was fantastic, so much so, my husband and I would like to go back and travel along it from start to finish.
The ghost town of Oatman was the highlight of the day, with very healthy wild burros that roaming freely and creating road blocks in this one road town. The burros were amazing, even the foals were super friendly and gorgeous, escaping the heat in the doorways of the shops and under the verandahs. I could have stayed for hours patting them. The gunfight was great, it looked so authentic in the street with the rugged mountains in the background.
Finally, the trip to El Dorado canyon on the way home again was fantastic, what a place! For any die hard 'Killers' fans like myself, there is the perfect photo opportunity in front of the caravan used on the 'Sam's Town' album cover, I took many! If you are considering this trip do not be put of by it's length, the day flew, it was worth every cent, and Kerry, thank you again.
Such an amazing day Rachael the tour guide was so informative and fun I would definitely recommend this tour 10/10
Kris, our Driver/Guide was an excellent fit for this tour. Seemed to be nothing he didn't know and he was a fountain of information. Saw two gunfights, the first of which was more than a little unusual. We also did the Death Valley tour with him the next day which meant we really hit the jackpot. Would I do either of these tours again. You bet.
It was the best tour. Khriss was an amazing guide. He was so knowledgable and such good humor. It was like taking a trip with a good friend. The gunfight at Chloride was hillarious. Loved it. The burros at Oatman were fun to watch and feed. I also found an item at Oatman that I had been searching all over the internet for. The goldmine trip was like going back home with all the nick-nacks they had. The 2 other couples were very friendly and the whole day was an adventure. Thanks again, Khriss and Bindlestaff Tours.
so interesting great guide.driving was very good.we were not rushed at all.lots of interesting information about were we were driving through.nice and friendly.will use again on our next trip.thank you for making our holiday so special
best tour ever all due to the tour guide . We had lots of fun and saw maney neat sites
this was by far the best day we had in vegas, Chris was without a doubt the best, most personal and informative tour guide anyone could ask for. all the places we were taken to exceeded expectations by a long shot. if your looking to do a trip in vegas to get off the beaten track, this is the way to do it, worth every penny
Highly recommended-this tour was fantastic! I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. We visited three Ghost Towns altogether as our tour guide added an extra stop for us which was really nice of him. We also visited the Hoover Dam. Each Ghost Town was different-the history of each fascinating and the desert scenery in between was incredible. This truly was the wild west and our tour Guide Khriss, who was dressed as a cowboy made this a really really fun day out. We visited old Wild West saloons and fed wild donkeys who were roaming the streets of Oatman Ghost Town. Truly memorable day and by far one of the best tours I have ever been on. Great tour company, great tour, great food, all round fantastic day out in the Wild Wild West! Thank you....
Had a fascinating and informative day touring Ghost towns in Arizona, stopping first for photo opportunity at the Hoover dam, we then drove to see the towns of Chloride, Oatman and Nelson, fascinating places well worth a visit. I especially enjoyed seeing the historic route 66 and the winding road through the mountains. I liked that we didn't rush, everything was done at a pace to enjoy the day and take note of everything we were seeing. I was especially appreciative that the tour went ahead as I was the only one booked, but can't recommend Bindlestaff Tours highly enough and Khriss for taking the tour. Khriss was informative and had great empathy for the subject and this made the tour even more interesting knowing that your guide has such a great interest and passion for the subject. Would highly recommend the tour and Bindlestaff Tours and if anyone wants a day away from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas strip, this is just the tour to take. Many thanks Khriss for making the day so enjoyable. Geraldine.
Great to see the Hoover Dam, and see parts of Arizona you wouldn't normally wouldn't see. Our guide was very knowledgeable she was great!
This ended up being a 6 hour tour with 4hours spent riding in a car. While the guide was very informative, it was rather boring just with all the riding. The town of Chloride was also dissapointing as nothing was going on due to having some snowfall the day before (?) That was wierd. Going to Oatman was the best part and probably should be highlighted in the previews for the tour. We were giving a sack lunch and left to eat out on the streets, which wouldn't have been bad if it had not been so cold out. Our last stop was at some peoples property that had a lot of old and interesting stuff, but was not a town. I just don't think it was worth what it cost.
Note from Viator: Thank you for your feedback, our supplier has responded with the following: We are very sorry that this tour did not live up to your expectations. I checked our computerized vehicle tracking device and the tour that you took was actually 9 hours with 4 hours of driving. Most clients enjoy the spectacular Mojave Desert scenery and frequently list the drive down Route 66 on the way into Oatman as one of the most scenic roads they have ever driven. We try to keep guests entertained the whole way with interesting facts and stories. Chloride is a fascinating and lesser known Ghost Town- its a deserted historic mining town and isn't over crowded with visitors, we pride ourselves with being able to get clients off the beaten track and this town certainly accomplishes that. We are sorry you didnt enjoy your lunch. Our sack lunches are prepared fresh daily by award winning Pampas Brazilian Restaurant and they have received many compliments in several reviews. One of the best parts about Oatman is being able to sit under the shop awnings enjoying lunch whilst watching the cowboy shoot out show in the streets. Our last stop is at world famous El Dorado Canyon. A 1775 historic gold mining town famous for movie shoots, promotional photography and one of the best private collections of historic mining memorabilia in the entire United States! We hope that you will join is on one of our other tours which might be better suited to your interests.