Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Grand Canyon West Rim Self-Drive SUV Day Trip from Las Vegas. 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.
we had much difficulty finding the shuttle pickup-later discovering we couldve picked up our rental car at our very own hotel harrahs!!! after all that stress every thing else worked out.we had a grand time at the grand canyon,but it was so hotttttttt-wonder when it cools off?we were relieved we left las vegas before the flood came
Extremely well organised. I've been lucky enough to visit the Grand Canyon by helicopter, small plane and now self drive. The self drive was in my opinion the best experience.
Very pleasant easy tour. Loved being in our own vehicle. We stopped by the Hoover Dam on the way back since we had time. Grand Canyon was breathtaking and Skywalk was really worth the trip.
We had a brilliant time on this tour. We travelled from the UK to Vegas in July and spent a day exploring the Hoover Dam and the Canyon which were both fantastic. Driving was easy and canyon is very well run. We did helicopter, boat and skywalk. Superb. Even drove down Route 66 on way home. 5 stars!!!!!
Driving to the Grand Canyon was great! A driver from Hertz picked us up at our hotel around 7 am and dropped us off at the Hertz location at the Hard Rock Hotel. We picked up a very nice SUV around 7:30 am along with our packet that included maps, literature about the Grand Canyon tour and vouchers for entrance to the Grand Canyon and lunch ticket. On our way we stopped in Boulder City at the Hacienda Hotel and Casino to get a nice big breakfast and then we were on our way. The drive was nicer than I had expected being in the desert and all.
We arrived at the Grand Canyon around 10:30 and exchanged our vouchers for tickets and boarded the shuttle bus to the 1st of 3 stops at the Canyon. Very, very organized staff. The canyon was breathtaking. You can take as long as you want on each stop since the shuttles come by every 15 minutes. WE had lunch at the last stop, an Indian ranch. We had chicken or ribs, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cornbread, cookies and a drink. Very nice atmosphere with a cowboy picking on the guitar while you eat in the air conditioned food hall. We headed back to our SUV around 2:30 and drove back towards Vegas, stopping at the Hacienda Casino on the way back to get a drink and gamble a little. Dropped our car back off at the Hotel, put the keys in the night box and we were done. It was very easy and a great way to see the Grand Canyon.
This was great. We loved traveling at our own pace and will do this trip again when we're back in Nevada. My only recommendation is making sure you have a full tank of gas before leaving Vegas. There aren't many options once you get into Arizona.
Great tour! It was nice to be able to explore the canyon at our own pace. We were pick up from our hotel on time, driver was very very nice and shared helpful hints about speeding traps in boulder city. We got a chevrolet tranverse, nice and comfy. If u go pick the bigger SUV , u r going to need it.
We had read a lot of reviews about organised trips to the Grand Canyon and decided on the self drive so that we could please ourselves and run to our own schedule. I'm so glad we did this as we had an amazing time without having to worry about getting to buses on time! The drive to the Canyon is a mini adventure in itself with some great points to stop off on the way for photographic opportunities. When we picked up the car, we were a bit disappointed that we didn't have sat nav but we were provided with a map and full detailed instructions on how to get there. We were offered a smaller car with sat nav but we refused, fortunately we did as a small car probably couldn't handle the dirt road that you need to drive on to get there! The Grand Canyon is a spectacular place. We did the full package - boat trip, helicopter and sky walk and I would wholeheartedly recommend it. We went in July so the canyon floor was HOT but we were provided with water after our boat trip. The views are fantastic from all vantage points but our highlight was Guano point where you can climb up some rocks for an even more fantastic view - slightly scary however! We had our meal at the ranch - basic food but tasty and plentiful. There was a cowboy shoot out on our arrival and you can have a go at axe throwing or horse riding if you fancy. All in all this was an amazing trip, not be be missed, made better by being able to please yourself all day.
Fantastic trip, great price, everything ran smoothly from booking on line, to dropping the car back. Couldn't have asked for a better value for money day out
The trip was wonderful and the view spectacular. I enjoyed the opportunity to spend as much time at one location as we wanted and not being rushed along on a pre-planned schedule. The people were great and the food at Guano Point was excellent. There was more food than I expected and it was delicious.
This is the best way to go. The SUV drive yourself from Vegas allows you to be in total comfort and to get there in your own time. We did the Helicopter, Sky Walk and Boat ride as well which was great. Lunch at the ranch was also great qualtity. All booked through Viator.
what a great family trip, everything was made so easy the car was excellent and staff very helpful would deffinatly do again!!
Everything worked well. We were upgraded with the car, the gps worked great. A great day out, it even snowed for us!
Fantastic day out. The 'off-road' experience was brilliant driving along a 14 mile stretch of unmade road. The Hertz never-lost system did exactly what it says on the tin! Would recommend to anyone who likes to drive. Huge 7-seater SUV
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Awesome Adventure! Loved driving the hummer (not nearly as scary as I thought it would be) - the only way to comfortably drive the 14 mile dirt road near the rim. Driving ourselves was a great way to go as it gave us the time to enjoy the beauty of the canyon - and the magnificent Skywalk - without rushing to meet a bus to get back to Las Vegas. We were picked up, taken to the rental place, given drinks for the ride, a map and our vouchers for the west rim. Would absolutely recommend this to anyone going to the Grand Canyon!
Driving a hummer is an experience of its own. It was the perfect vehicle for our journey to the Grand Canyon - easy and fun to drive, the experience would not have been the same without it...It has to be part of the package!
The Grand Canyon was just wonderful. It feels like leaving civilisation to enter a whole new world. Being there was just amazing and helicopter flight, off road hummer tour and Skywalk just add what it needs to be mind-blowing.
Brilliant way to see the Grand Canyon, the Hummer drive was great fun and it was good to have our own timetable. We did the Skywalk which was brilliant, awesome views, and we also did the optional helicopter/boat which was fantastic. My first time in a helicopter so a little scary but well worth it and very exciting.
The whole trip was wonderful! We actually skipped the buffet and did the helicopter pontoon boat ride. The staff was so warm and friendly! I'm going to recommend this to everyone!
Perfect day out! This trip has lots of brilliant aspects. Firstly you have the great Hummer H2 to drive around in (at your leisure, one of my favourite points). Secondly, you get to see the amazing route of Nevada / Arizona pictured just like in the films and you get to see the Hoover Dam en-route! Thirdly, the Grand Canyon is amazing once you get there. You get three fun trips in one! The food at the Canyon ranch was like homemade and plentiful. The route is very easy too. At the Grand Canyon Ranch we got to ride horses. The morning pickup was prompt and a very nice car. The representative was also very helpful. Finally, not only do you get to do all of this, you keep the car for the entire 24 hours, so good fun driving the Strip at night. Having booked via Viator, this allows you to skip some waiting lines at the Canyon. This trip is as good as it sounds!
Everyone should book this trip! It's well worth it! My fiance and I had such a great time, with no worries since every detail was already planned. Also, having the Hummer for 24 hours allows for much more traveling and exploring.
We are 4 girlfriends who decided to take a self-drive tour...what fun...we all shared the wheel separately I might add to drive there and back. People were friendly, canyon was easy to find. We even had the hummer over night in Vegas - how cool is that, so we decided to drive to the old Vegas Fremont experience. Would definitely recommend. I would definitely do this again, and maybe go off route and explore more. We did not see too much wild life, and would have loved more, but maybe it was the time of year Weather was coolish, so we all ended up buying the same sweatshirts....check out our pics.
The drive to the Canyon was closer to Vegas than I thought -- only 2 1/2 hours. It was breathtaking. The helicopter ride was a blast, and the Escalade was very comfortable. Being able to schedule our own time at the stops was priceless to us! We all enjoyed the Skywalk and got some excellent photos.