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Our bus driver, Ryan, was fabulous. He was well spoken, polite, and knowledgeable. Ryan managed to make certain that everyone returned back to the bus promptly. No one was ever late returning to the bus.
Fabulous opportunity to see the Grand Canyon and flying over it was an amazing experience. If you are in Las Vegas try to do this trip - it's a long day but well worth it.
This was an excellent tour. The bus was very comfortable and the driver, Miss Kara, was the best. The views from Mather point and bright angel were spectacular. This was a long day, but we'll worth the price and lunch was included. I highly recommend this trip to anyone considering a side trip from Las Vegas to see the Gran Canyon. If you're not considering this trip, you should.
Great day trip! The Pink Jeep tour to various lookout points was spectacular and the IMAX show was excellent too. Well worth it.
The bus ride from Las Vegas to South Rim and back seemed to be shorter than we expected--thanks to the light traffic.
The walk on the top of the rim from Mather Point to Bright Angel Lodge was the walk to end all other walks -- The vast multi-colored and multi-layered sculptured canyons were so spectacular and mesmerizing that I couldn't believe my eyes. We had two and half hours to finish the trail and it was just about right length of time. We bought our souvenirs at the GC center earlier, once we got inside the Grand Canyon park, there was no time for shopping.
Mind you this is not your luxury Mercedes tour so don't expect free breakfast or free water/snacks, but the bus was decent and the free lunch was tasty. The drivers were funny and knowledgeable.
If you only do one tour whilst in Vegas make it "THIS ONE", yes it a long hour day but I'm so glad I did the tour. The Imax at grand Canyon takes you through 4000 years of history in 34 minutes, then I selected the Jeep tour into the south rim. This two and a half hour drive takes you about 25 miles inside the south rim of the canyon, with five stops at various points for photos. Our driver Frank "a Native American" was full of information about everything, wildlife, history and some more light hearted stories too. When I booked the tour I knew I would be surprised by what I saw. BUT THIS HAS TO BE SEEN TO BE BELIEVED, THIS IS ONE OF THE WONDERS OF THE WORLD.
It was a very long day. It sure beat driving. My only concern were the time constraints. I understand we need to be on time so that the bus can leave for the next stop, etc. But our experience with the IMAX movie was stressful. The movie didn't start on time, the lines for the food were very long that we barely made it back to the bus, along with our food in tow. Didn't have time to shop in the gift shop either before the movie or after the movie. The movie starting late should have been taken into consideration.
Day was made extra special with our driver Lorena. Saw Hoover dam which was great but the first view of the Grand Canyon brought me to tears...... Such a special place .