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Grand Adventures Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: LAS VEGAS TO GRAND CANYON TOURS - WE USE 15 PASSENGER VANS! Please make sure you enjoy personal, small group settings and 15 passenger vans are conducive to your travel needs. Grand Adventures Tours specializes in fully-guided, small group tours to the Grand Canyon South Rim and Grand Canyon West Rim. All group sizes are 10 or less, fully guided and include a McDonald's breakfast, picnic lunch, and fully guided throughout your whole tour. Our goal is to treat you like a friend visiting from out-of-town for a day. Our service is very personal and friendly and includes the right touch of education, friendship, and service. What makes us so different is that we build, manage, and execute our tours from our customer's point-of-view. We don't do anything to our customers that we know we would not like ourselves. Please visit our website for pricing, terms and conditions, and all tour itineraries. Tours to the Grand Canyon are 15 hours in length.
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

We booked from the UK to go on the sunset Grand Canyon Walking Tour on the recommendation of a friend who had previously done the tour.

The booking process was simple, the pre-tour communication was fantastic. We were collected from our hotel by our tour guide Brett in a clean well maintained mini bus. We collected a couple more guests on our trip - 10 individuals including Brett. Ourselves, a couple from New Zealand, 2 young couples from Virginia I think & a dutch lady from London.

Brett made as all feel at ease as we headed off to McDonalds. The breakfast really was all you could eat, although personally I would have been equally as happy with a few slices of toast - the fruit slushy was lovely & I was able to take this on the bus with me as we continued our drive towards Lake Mead & The Hoover Dam. Throughout the whole trip Brett was very forthcoming with facts & was happy to answer our questions, quickly passing through State Line security, & with plenty of chilled water provided for us all we stopped at Hoover Dam for around 15 minutes, enough to take in the greatness of the engineering and the art deco architecture. If we ever go back to Arizona/Nevada will will do a longer separate tour of the Hoover Dam.

Moving on now we travelled through the ever changing scenery that the highway 93 drive provided, glimpses of the Colorado River & Lake Mohave. Stopping for a rest stop in Kingman.

Hoping on Freeway 40 we headed east for Seligman - home of Route 66 (aka Radiator Springs in the Disney Movie Cars), we stopped here for a comfort break & shopping for around 30 minutes. If you are a fan a history or even the movie you will love stopping here. Seligman is home Angel Delgadillo & his wife Vilma. Angel is the Founder of Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona, at aged 87 (at time of writing) he is a wonderful character, we had the chance to meet him in his barbers shop there when we visited.

We bought some souvenirs while we were here, listened to the locals re-tell the towns history & took in the sights of traditional building & the lines of Harley Davidson motorbikes parked either side of the road.

From here we popped back on the mini bus - next stop would be the Grand Canyon National Park. We arrived at the national park around 2.30pm approx. We stopped at El Tovar & Hopi House which was our first glimpse of the Grand Canyon - no words can describe what we saw. We stayed at this lookout point for around 30 minutes, we shopped in El Tovar picking up a lovely souvenir. Moving on to Yavapai Point - we stopped here for lunch.

The lunch provided as part of the trip was very tasty. Lovely filling sandwiches, cheese & crackers, cookie & the Californian Grapes were to die for. Picnic Lunch at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon - who'da thought it?

After a late lunch we walked from Yavapai Point we walked as a group up the trail to Mather Point - an abundance of photo opportunities, Brett was only too willing to take photos for us likewise the other members of our tour. We then walked, back towards Yavapai Point, taking in the museum (other opportunity to buy souvenirs although here the choice is more limited). We eventually positioned ourselves slightly west of Yavapai Point to watch the sun set. (see pics).

The drive home we a smooth as it could be following a long day - stopping once for refreshment/rest room break. We returned to Vegas around midnight - and although it was a very long day I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this tour to anyone. I can not fault it at all. We had an amazing experience. Very much the best bit of our holiday to Las Vegas. Perfect

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Reviewed 10 August 2014

We booked the sunset tour of the Grand Canyon south rim online and were so happy we booked through this company after reading positive reviews on trip advisor.

We were in a small group of 8 and we were made to feel very welcome straight away by julio. He was amazing all day, very informative, upbeat and fun! We had McDonald's breakfast before starting the trip, then grapes, cookies, cheese and crackers, pop, water and sandwiches later for lunch!! We were asked online when we booked the trip to pick a sandwich choice and we could pick any of the breakfasts at McDonald's.

The bus is very comfy, clean and cool, it is a long journey to the canyon but Julio kept us very entertained, telling us about the area on the way and answering any questions. We also stopped at the Hoover dam and a stop off on Route 66 which was a great bonus! When we were at the canyon, Julio was a great attraction himself, he knew all the great stops and picture spots and entertained the other visitors to the canyon not just us! Whilst leaving after watching the sunset, julio helped a lady who had fallen over and hit her head back to the main campsite, it just again shows how thoughtful and great he is.

Our trip was just terrific, even though we only had two days in Vegas and we left a little later to catch the sunset so you miss the evening in Vegas as you get back around 12.30, I couldn't recommend it enough. The smaller group makes you feel like you have a really intimate special experience and Julio made it perfect!!!

2  Thank hanadrobgaw
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Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

This is my first review on TripAdvisor but I felt compelled to create an account after this excellent tour.

From the moment we were picked up to the moment we were dropped off everything was well organised and perfectly executed. Bottled (cold) water was readily available and breakfast and a very nice lunch was included.

The group size is small which added to the experience.

A stop at the Hoover dam on the way was a great way to start the trip. The Grand Canyon needs no explaining and is a must see.

And finally the best bit, our 'driver guide' Erik was welcoming, friendly, knowledgable and eager to share his knowledge. He came with us on every part of the trip and ensured a great time was had. He also knows the best places for the best photo opportunities. Something you may miss if you go on your own. He is also a very good photographer to boot.

Just book this tour.

Thank Tim E
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

I went on the Grand Canyon West Rim tour with Grand Adventures in late June. It was my second time touring with this company and like the first time it was a terrific day! Our guide, Eric, was great at making sure everyone was comfortable and he kept us entertained and informed throughout the day. After a nice breakfast at McDonalds we went to Hoover Dam and had plenty of time to explore and take photos. At the Grand Canyon Erik lead some of the tour group to the top of Guano Point for spectacular views and later we all had a great picnic lunch outdoors. On the way back to Vegas we stopped to see the Joshua Tree forest. It was an overcast day but it didn't put a damper on the tour at all--it was a blast from beginning to end! I highly recommend this company for their professionalism, their comfortable transportation, and especially their great staff! I will tour with them again in the future!

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Picked us up late. Drove far too fast to Hoover dam and Grand Canyon.
The journey back was like a race track chasing cars who overtook us. We didn't feel safe in the van. Glad to return to vegas in one piece.

3  Thank Cat544
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darryl370, Owner at Grand Adventures Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

This woman never traveled with us. Please look at her contributions on TA and you can see that she also posted a review for another tour operator at the same time she posted a review for us. I've emailed her twice to ask her why, explain this, and why she took two separate Grand Canyon tours rather than stay the night or rent a car. She has never responded. The lack of details and very generic nature of her review is also suspicious.

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