Adventure Photo Tours
Adventure Photo Tours
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More Fun! More Stops! More Photo Ops! Adventure Photo Tours is the only sightseeing company in Las Vegas to have received "Four Governors Tourism Awards!" Try our Hollywood Tour, VIP Tours to Grand Canyon "by ground and Helicopter," Bryce Canyon, Zion, Death Valley, Hoover Dam, Indian Ruins, Valley of Fire Indian Ruins, and Area 51. Experience the Romance of the Southwest!
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IYEET BOOGERZ
2 contributions
Feb 2020
Words can't describe the outstanding qualities, our tour guide Konoa displayed the entire day, on our Hoover Dam / West Rim Grand Canyon Tour.
From the moment we met, we immediately became kindred spirits.
Smooth limousine style driving, attentiveness, and manners . . . I thought that type of service faded away years ago. Not with this gentleman.
Konoa was exceptional in all aspects of what he did during our tour, and without a doubt, made our memories of this day priceless.
You guys better not let this gem slip away !

5 stars, ( 10 stars to be honest ).
Written February 8, 2020
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Good people make good people enjoy the moment. We are so happy you had a memorable day. I'll send this review to Konoa. Thank you so much, Will Tryon VP/Owner
Written February 9, 2020
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50ishFemaleTraveler
Enfield, CT27 contributions
Feb 2020
Thanks to our driver Marcus, this was a fantastic tour. The day starts early and ends late but gets chunked up between attractions and stopping for breaks. Marcus narrated throughout the drive with interesting facts/background and knows all the best times/places to stop. The Hoover Dam is awesome but the Grand Canyon is indescribable.
Written February 12, 2020
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Thank you so much for the review and delighted you had a fun time. We are blessed to have a wonderful team. Very best regards, Will Tryon VP/Owner
Written February 13, 2020
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lauri h
Deltona, FL4 contributions
Feb 2020
What an awesome day it was! We are in town for my husbands 60th birthday. Our best friends joined us and we decided on APT’s 5 in 1 tour that took us to the Grand Canyon (Guano Point and Eagle Point), Joshua Forest and the Hoover Dam. It was a full day tour and worth every penny. We learned a LOT!
Konoa was an amazing guide! We enjoyed his wit and he was a wealth of knowledge! He made us all comfortable and if you don’t book a tour with him, you are definitely missing out!! THANK YOU for helping make our trip so memorable!!
Written February 7, 2020
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Thank you so much for the great review. We try our best and Konoa is special indeed but it's also the wonderful spirit of our customers that make the day! Very best regards, Will Tryon VP/Owner
Written February 9, 2020
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Francois C
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Apr 2021
My family and I did the "Grand Canyon 6 in 1", including Hoover dam, a helicopter trip to he bottom of the canyon, and different natural sites which must be seen when in the Vegas area. Our guide ad driver , Paul, was not only knowledgeable but also a very pleasant and organized person. He gave us a lot of useful information, about history and landmark. The organization was very efficient, with enough communication before, and everything needed during the trip. we were able to see everything included in this tour, without rushing, thanks to Paul. i highly recommend this tour if you wan to spend a pleasant and satisfying day seeing all those wonders.
Written April 4, 2021
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Sarah
4 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Our driver clayton was amazing from start to finish he gave us some great information and provided us with water and snacks throughout the journey. Hope to book another trip in a year or so and hope to get clayton again. Thanks again from the uk
Written September 9, 2022
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Hi Sarah, So happy you joined us on our Grand Canyon & Helicopter Tour. That is a wonderful day tour! In fact I need to go out again soon, it's been awhile. Please come back and visit with us again. Thank you so much, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
Written September 16, 2022
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Carole Hurley
London, UK4 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
What a wonderful day we had on this trip. Our tour guide Bob was so interesting and very knowledgeable about the history, geology, etc. He also had a great sense of humor and kept us laughing. We would highly recommend this trip. We didn't have any children with us, but I can see Bob making this trip very enjoyable for kids as well.
Written January 21, 2020
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Mike M
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Mar 2023 • Friends
We booked a Hoover Dam tour thru APT’s while in Vegas last week. Six of us were picked up on time by Jim who was our tour guide for the day. He showed us around all the great views and was very knowledgeable about the entire dam building process and area around it. Snacks and water were provided which was enjoyed by all. I would highly recommend this company and will use them again if in the area.
Written March 19, 2023
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Hi Mike, So happy you and the guys enjoyed the Hoover Dam Tour. You are the group of guys from the construction convention. Being from that world and looking at the magificent Hoover Dam must have been a treat for you all. Wish I was there with you to get some photos of your faces! Thank you so much, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
Written March 21, 2023
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Trekkie_Nerd
British Columbia, Canada142 contributions
Kevin the tour guide picked us up (there were already 5 others in the comfy SUV) from the Golden Nugget at 7:30 a.m. We first visited some beautiful desert scenery (still blooming cacti) and a massive dry lake bed which was 15 miles across and totally stark and awesome. It was close to 100 F, so enjoy the nice cold water Kevin provided for everyone. There also was some centuries old pictographs with stickman figures drawn on a huge boulder.

After a quick refueling stop (for car and occupants in Alamo), we drove to one of the northern perimeters of the world's best secured Nellis Test Site (where Area 51 actually resides) and the imposing heavily armed guards glared at us as they drove in for work. We even saw a blue test plane flying barely 60 feet off the ground. They say you've got a better chance of kissing the Pope's backside than entering Area 51 uninvited. Lots of sensors, surveillance cameras, and other methods of keeping out the riff-raff.

Off we went to Rachel, Nevada (closest town to the actual NTS) on the aptly named Extraterrestrial Hwy. and had lunch at one of the most bizarre restaurant /bars I've ever encountered, the Little Ale' Inn. We had the Alien Burger (which is quite good). The food is included in the price, but any beverages are not. A nice cold beer hit the spot for me from the very friendly proprietors at the Inn. There's lots of alien-themed goodies for sale and they're not the high prices you'd pay at some sci-fi convention. Everyone had a full 90 minutes to eat, drink, refresh, shop, and take lots of goofy photos. It was about 3 hours after leaving Las Vegas before we entered the Little Ale' Inn.

The next stop was off to the 'Black Mailbox', where rancher Steve Medlin's mailbox has become a weird gathering place for UFO fanatics. The strangest thing is Mr. Medlin had it painted WHITE with his name on it because the plain black box before was some sort of urban legend about meeting aliens or top secret government Men in Black at this location. There's even a secondary mail drop box for the UFO nuts to mail E.T., if that makes them happy.

Just before getting back to Vegas, we visited Ash Springs, where 80 degree F clear water bubbles up and the locals swim in it to get relief from the blazing Mojave sun.

Our tour ended around 4:30 pm. Kevin is a fantastic tour guide who'll tell you everything about the areas we visited and will improve your photographic skills with his knowledge. I highly recommend this tour as a nice day out after getting cleaned out (again) by the casinos.
Written June 16, 2010
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We booked this tour because of the reviews that we’d both read on Tripadvisor and they came out pretty good. I was with my mum and we were keen for a tour which used small vehicles.

Dawn, at the tour company headquarters, was extremely responsive and very helpful. Considering we booked the tour at not much notice before we left the UK, after which I was without email access, everything was sorted very efficiently before we left. I was also given a call by Linda, at our hotel, the night before our tour to advise us of pick up time. This was particularly reassuring as I’ve had a few tours in the past which have failed to turn up!

First impressions were promising. Small mini bus (UK), van (US)!. Leather reclining seats with loads of leg room. Cup holders for coffee, water. Turned up on time. We did not have a full tour, 8 adults and a child so we had room to spread out, but everybody liked to stick with their companion.

Once everybody was picked up we had a talk from our pleasant and polite guide Daniel. He began by telling us about how it was his job to drive us around and get us back to Las Vegas safely. This was repeated on several occasions. He then went on to say that anything extra was a bonus and then spoke about gratuities. We were given a few typed pages about the trip and about how gratuities weren’t included and we needed to pay these at 15% and, again, were given highlights about how it was his job to drive us around safely and deliver us safely back to LV. All this was also highlighted IN BOLD on our typed pages about how gratuities were expected at 15% of the tour price.

Here is where the tour company let themselves down. They were the most expensive tour we found on the web at $179 which means that 15% of this x 2 would mean a tip or "gratuity" of almost $60. Now, US folks may be different but a tour/excursion in the UK/Europe usually consists of either one or two drivers who also act as guides. Tips or gratuities, and the amount thereof, are given at the discretion of the passengers for the service received. Otherwise, just take a taxi! Or even drive yourself! There really is no need to highlight this in bold on the blurb you are given, a simple “Gratuities not included” would have been sufficient, and there is no need for the driver to repeatedly tell us what his job is or isn’t. US people know how to give gratuities. This type of bull-dozing will only put Europeans off! And, quite frankly, 60 bucks on a day trip that has not been wholly satisfactory while the driver tells you how much he’s “done his job” is just rude in my opinion.

So, to the day. We were given a bag with a breakfast snack in it. This consisted of a nut bar, 2 x banana and nut muffins, a bag of peanuts ( you are getting the theme here!), a cheese string packet and some orange juice. While I don’t have an allergy to nuts, I don’t eat them. I didn’t consider breakfast may be a nut fest in this day and age of allergies so didn’t request an alternative. (Warning to all reading this).

Lunch was, as promised, a deli wrap, filling ordered in advance. Good filling, nicely fat. This was accompanied by crisps, cookie and an apple. This was handed out to us by Daniel in the bus where we were told to eat it. What a pity that we were not informed that there were numerous benches on our walk along the trail at the South Rim where we could have enjoyed our picnic soaking up the amazing and fantastic views of the Canyon. Again this was a missed opportunity by our guide to impart such information and therefore perhaps earn his "gratuity".

Looking at the reviews on Trip, we were expecting some interesting DVDs on the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon on the way there. It was a long journey which we were fully aware of but how much more interesting it could have been if we had had some insight into our destination by showing us some films of what we were about to enjoy. Instead the chosen film for us to watch was The Count of Monte Cristo. While this is certainly a good film it did nothing to whet our appetite on what we were about to experience!

Our guide took great pains to point out what he thought was an amazing feature of engineering, the new bridge across the Dam. And it looked pretty impressive. I really wanted to take some pictures of the structure. He did not stop. In fact, we only had a very limited stop for brief pics of the Dam at some distance, around the corner from the amazing bridge he pointed out..

On all stops, we were told to “hurry along”. “Less time at comfort stops, more time at Canyon”. We were all pretty prompt back at the bus. In fact, we all arrived before the driver who was insisting on our prudence with our stops. In the end, we only got 2.5 hours at the Canyon, despite the promised 3 hours on the website. And we didn’t dither anywhere!

We walked the trail, and nothing will take away that first breathtaking view of the Canyon at Mather Point. However, 2.5 miles when you are stopping for photo stops and weaving in and out of the paths takes a fair time. And we didn’t dither there either! We could really have done with the half hour at the end as there’s quite a lot to see at Angel Lodge (although I don’t believe enough to fill 2 hours of your time if you are just dropped off there).

Upon our return to Las Vegas, our driver/guide emphasised how he had “done his job” and dropped us off safely back in the City. When we were dropped off at our hotel, he got off the bus to say goodbye to us, but couldn’t even be bothered to put his phone conversation on hold while he did this, and carried on chatting into his cellphone.

To sum up, I would feel that it’s definitely worth the time from your vacation to visit Grand Canyon. The back-office staff are extremely efficient and really want to help you. We both loved the fact we had a small van rather than large coach, no waiting around for 50 people or whatever. We both really enjoyed doing the 2.5 mile Canyon trail, something which it doesn’t seem like all companies offer, they will drop you off at points for limited times to view only. On the day, I would agree with susselsprout on these reviews. Adventure Phototours have a great product, they have a great angle for their tours, but they are let down by (in my opinion) some of the guides, lack of information those guides give and the (junk style) food offered on the trip. So, tried hard but could do better.
Written June 14, 2009
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Anne B
Houston, TX1 contribution
We booked a tour for the Zion and Bryce Canyon Tour from Las Vegas last February and the tour was confirmed and paid for. Our tour was scheduled for March 29th Thursday so I called the tour operator Adventure Photo Tours Tuesday night to confirm our pick up time and place for the tour and I was instructed to call back the night before the tour... she even asked for my email and phone number. Wednesday night I still haven’t heard anything from the tour operator and so I decided to call them and inquire about the pick up time. I was so disappointed when we were told that they don’t have any available seats for us to think that it was booked weeks before the trip. How irresponsible of them to cancel last minute the reservations and think that’s it’s okay if they will just refund the payment. We have to fly from Houston to Las Vegas just to do this tour.How about giving us enough time when you cancel our reservations so we can find another tour operator?I had booked a lot of tours with Viator before for Europe and this is the first time I had a problem with the tour operator. It completely ruined our trip. So beware of Adventure Photo Tours!
Written March 30, 2018
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