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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