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Although the trip from Las Vegas to the Canyon was long, it was worth the ride. Our guide, Walter, was informative and well as entertaining. We opted for the helicopter upgrade and got a breathtaking view of the Canyon. I would recommend this trip to others.
It started and ended as a most beautiful day with bright skies and gorgeous scenery all along the way. It's so much more enjoyable to let someone else do the driving. We did the IMAX add on and it was very worthwhile. You would have to see it in person to understand why it's one of the seven wonders of the world. Our driver was excellent. The number of stops was adequate and everyone on the bus was pleased. You could tell by the atmosphere. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.
We really enjoyed this trip. Yes, it was a very long day, but well organized and worth the trip.
THere was fourof us and we were in awe of the Grand Canyon. ALL arrangements went very smooth.It was a long trip but well wor th it.
Highlights of this tour - aside from the spectacular Grand Canyon itself (which is well worth the journey time) include Walter our driver. He was wonderful; informative, a skilled driver, entertaining, thoughtful, managing with humour, to organise a coach full of tourists. Fight to get on his coach!
Don't be put off by the travel time - because of the thought that's been put into the journey and Walter's personality it didn't feel arduous, we had opportunity to sleep, a video, information about the places we were visiting and Walter's wonderful rapport. It made for a very special day. Personally I wouldn't take the optional extras - you can visit an Imax anytime to see the Grand Canyon film (or buy the DVD) and if you want to splurge on a helicopter extra do it the next day as a solo trip to the Canyon's West Rim - that way you'll have a good 3 hours (3 x 1 hour - in different places) to walk and enjoy the Canyon enfoot whilst you're on this coach tour and get as close to nature in the Grand Canyon visit that a 1 day taster can possibly give you.
This is one of the lifetime experience. I will recommend it to friends.
Upgraded to the jeep tour. Although a long day, thoroughly enjoyed our time at the grand canon
Brilliant tour! Walter, our tour guide, was amazing. He was funny, knowledgable and generally great at his job. We chose to take his route at the Grand Canyon and dos a 2 mile walk from the visitor centre to Bright Angel lodge which was a great way to see the Canyon and to stretch your legs!
Excellent way to spend the day! Tour guide was awesome. Bus was great. Great stops along the way including the Hoover Dam, coffee/breakfast, lunch and of course the Grand Canyon!highly recommend this tour company..Viator!
Every thing was perfect. We were picked up on time and stayed on schedule all day. I would recommend this tour without reservation.
We were very pleased with every part of the tour. From the hotel pickup to the return, all steps were very well planned. Professional driver, food stops, comfort of bus and of course the Grand Canyon, the whole experience was fantastic.
An amazing trip! It's defiantly worth what you pay for. Yes it's a very long day out, but to see the Grand Canyon even for a short time is breathtaking. Stopped at the Hoover Dam and for food. Walter the driver was brilliant and very knowledgable.
This tour is highly recommended. The organization of the tour from the pickup at the hotel until the return in the evening was great. We had a very knowledgeable and friendly driver. Will definitely recommend to any friends that are planning a trip to Vegas.
Very long day but well worth doing. Probably need to know on booking that the tour doesn't get back to Las Vegas until approximately 11:30pm after a 6am start (at least in our case). Happy with Walter our driver for the day. He explained everything well and was cheerful at all times. We also did the 2 hour jeep tour and were very impressed with the passion for all things natural and geological of our guide on that trip (sorry, forgotten his name?).
Wow amazing what a trip Grand Canyon excellent. Walter the bus driver very good but be warned the trip is long we got picked up at 6am and returned to the hotel at 12am yes midnight. You have stops on the way and the bus does have a toilet. You can walk at the Grand Canyon from the drop of point to the pick up point it is about 2 miles beautiful to do and you follow a path so you cannot get lost. Tour well worth doing and the price is great this tour is a must.
Very good trip and very good value for money although it was a very long day the views at the Grand Canyon were well worth the trip could have done with more time at the Grand Canyon to do some more exploring the driver was very informative and helpful would recommend this trip
This was a wonderful trip. We were amazed by the nature, the views, and fantastic organization of this day tour. Everything was on time, as promissed. We had very experienced drivers who made this long tour interesting and fun. The helicopter flight over the canyon, the views, and photo/video opportunities were worth every penny. We would like to go back to Grand Canyon for overnight stay to appreciate even more the wonders of nature.
Can't wait to go back and visit the rest of this spectacular place.
Very well organised. Telephone reminders were excellent considering we had travelled from the UK and didn't know what to expect. Will definitely use you again when we return to the USA. Thank you.
Excellent tour, I upgraded to a different tour and it was fantastic. Our tour guide William was great. Overall, it is a very long day (Hotel Pick-Up at 6am and drop off around 11:00pm) but the canyon is well worth it! I would definitely recommend the south rim as the views of the canyon were absolutely breathtaking!The Hoover dam stop was a great bonus and we got to take some awesome photos. The bus was very comfortable, our driver was very friendly and made the journey very enjoyable. Definitely an unforgettable day.
Maybe the best tour ever. I choose the IMAX upgrade and it was fine. The movie is a little old but very impressive. Some people in the audience were taking pictures with flash and even recording the movie which was pretty upsetting. The bus ride is quite long (about 575 miles total) but worth every inch. Landscapes are amazing even at the two locations we got to see the Grand Canyon. Lots of information from the driver Walter, such a nice guy!