Apache Trail Day Tour from Phoenix - Reviews

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

Did the 5 hour Apache Trail tour, 1st a stop at the Goldfield mine ghost town, Dolly boat ride and lunch at Tortilla Flat town was perfect from pick up to return, Mark was quite a chatty guide with lots of information about Phoenix and Scottsdale our way there and back.

Jacks Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

AMAZING!! This tour through the Superstition Mountains was breathtaking. As we drove to Canyon Lake the views are stunning and the Dolly Cruise is fantastic. Our guide Montana was wonderful and made the entire trip that much better by sharing information about the desert and the local stories!

john b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

Pick up was on time tour vehicle was comfortable and the guide informative. The planned stops were as advertised. The Dolly boat ride was very interesting for the area we saw some desert wildlife. This is a good way to get a Apachie trail tour without the hassle of driving.

Linda G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2017

This is a must trip for anyone traveling to Phoenix. Our guide David had a great knowledge of the Apache Trail, Superstition Mountain and the lore surrounding the area. The boat ride on Canyon Lake was spectacular. We were lucky enough to see bald eagles and mountain goats.

Carol Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

awesome trip. We took our 9 year grandson and we were amazed how much he enjoyed it. Thanks to Jason M. our tour guide, for taking the time to answer his questions and for making sure to include him in conversations. We originally planned on driving ourselves but after seeing the road, we were glad to leave the driving to the tour operator. The excursion on the Dolly paddle boat up the canyon was a truly a magical experience dinosaur fossils, and petrified logs, oh my! Kids from about 8 to 12 or so are perfect companions on this tour.

Suzanne A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative. Well worth doing. We had a great day.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

We had a great time! tour guide Meno was good .


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

Wonderful tour - lots of information, beautiful scenery. guide (Montana) fantastic. Would recomment to anyone.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Surpassed expectations and was thoroughly enjoyed by all members of our party. Memo was knowledgeable and informative. The journey to Fish Creek was amazing, just a shame there were not more opportunities to take in the views

Lesley J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

The Apache Trail trip is a must. The scenery along Salt River Canyon is awesome. A magic day.

Manuel H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2012

The Apache Trail was amazing. The tour guide
was awesome explaining everything to us. It was such a beautiful day, that next time we travel we are using Viator. i spoke to Mike Simmons, and he was so kind as to fax the voucher at the hotel we were staying in, since we had no way to print the voucher. Everyone at Viator was great and very helpful. Love them.

Laurie D

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2016

This is an excellent tour and our driver, Paul, was full of information and stories that brought the area to life. The trip also includes an hour and a half ride on the paddle boat, Dolly, on Canyon Lake. I would give the tour 5 stars except that the pickup time was more than 2 hours later than advertised, and the day felt rushed. For example we were served lunch just 3 or 4 minutes before we were supposed to board the paddle boat. Otherwise we learned a lot about the history and geography of the area and really enjoyed a short walk with Paul as he explained the different types of cactus and desert plants.

Robert P

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2014

We took the Apache Trail tour in mid -Sept 2014 the day after a heavy rain. The desert was lovely. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and was able to answer our question. We especially enjoy the Ferry ride on Canyon Lake.

Colette R K

3 star rating: Worth doing
April 2016

The tour guide was great. The tour van was terrible! I've never heard a vehicle rattle that much. It was really a substandard vehicle. My son had to move to the front seat because the noise in the back was giving him a headache.

Frances R

3 star rating: Worth doing
May 2014

very nice, but it would have been nice for a printed sheet of route and the area

james h

3 star rating: Worth doing
May 2014

went to tomestone to much driving see to little.

Julien A

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
March 2017

The landscapes are great, but the tour could have been much better.

First of all, pickup was 20 mns late, and we accumulated another 30 mns while waiting the others: They shown up with a I just woke up face 30 mns after the bus arrived to their hotel. As a consequence, we skipped Tortilla Flat and Fish Creek. Unacceptable, I paid for it and didn't get it.

We started the tour with 2 stops, one in the Apache trail on a small walk that goes inside the desert to learn about the vegetation. That was great watch out for the jumping cactuses!. Another stop above the lake with a great view.

Then we arrived at the lake, and embarked for the boat tour. To be honest, the landscapes in the canyon are great, but the boat is boooooooooooooooooooring. Only elderly people, 30's music, clichés everywhere I felt like I was watching the typical humoristic US TV shows. The boat tour lasts really too long 1h30, it eats half of your journey.

Then we headed to the Goldfield ghost town. That was the best place of the journey, unfortunately due to the late we had only 1 hour there to visit and to eat This is where we skipped the Flat Tortilla, because we were supposed to eat at Tortilla and have a full, real, hour to spend in the ghost town. 1 hour and really short, we spent half of this time to eat and the remaining to visit. There are many things to do there, but we didn't have the time to gold prospecting, mine tour, snakes tour, etc....

Then we came back to the hotels. As a conclusion, the boat was the worse part and I would have preferred more adventure, more trail you don't even walk any trail and less seating in a boat or a van.

Joan Bock Y

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
February 2015

we got lost because of the marathon and only got to the gold mine town by 10 then only had a short period of time there, the driver was boring and monotonous.

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