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grand canyon/hoover dam...rent a car or use tour company

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grand canyon/hoover dam...rent a car or use tour company

Hi everyone,

Just over a month till out trip! Looking to take a day to see the grand canyon and hoover dam. Would you recommend renting a car for the day or using on of the tours offered by different companies. Any recommendations ?

Thank you!

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1. Re: grand canyon/hoover dam...rent a car or use tour company

Both options are perfectly valid. The factors are clear. So what would you prefer?

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2. Re: grand canyon/hoover dam...rent a car or use tour company

Which ever will be easiest.

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3. Re: grand canyon/hoover dam...rent a car or use tour company

Easiest rather than cheapest, quickest or best? Because that will undoubtedly be a tour.

I wouldn't usually do this but let me be the first to inform you that there are two Grand Canyons.

The National Park is further away and would benefit from an overnight stay but is the grander, more impressive sight. You cannot take a helicopter into the canyon.

Grand Canyon West is much closer to Las Vegas, can be reached by helicopter, which are also allowed into the canyon to the floor, contains the SkyWalk and various other tourist-friendly gimmicks but is shallower, narrower and less impressive. But still unbelievably impressive.

Do you know which one you would prefer to visit? Easy does, to a large extent, dictate Grand Canyon West.

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4. Re: grand canyon/hoover dam...rent a car or use tour company

Incidentally, cheapest could be either option, quickest is certainly a tour and best is down to you.

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