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“BEST EVER tour company.”

Silver Spur Tours - Day Tours
Ranked #12 of 90 Tours in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Private VIP and Elite Private tours in Mercedes custom Sprinter tour vans with a maximum of 9 guests per vehicle. Leather captains chairs and large viewing windows for the most comfortable and enjoyable tours in Arizona, our senior/master guides provide a wealth of information about local history, geological formations, traditions and wildlife. We are known for our top quality Private tours and vehicles. We are the first and only all private tour company with Mercedes vehicles where luxury and style are always standard. Come see for yourself and book a Private day tour or an Elite private multi day tour.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access
Reviewed November 30, 2013

We booked a full-day, private (our family only) Grand Canyon tour for our family of five (kids ages 14, 10 and 7.) Our guide was Ethan who can only be described as outstanding on every level. We loaded up around 8:30 am at our hotel and Ethan immediately made us comfortable with chilled water. Ethan has immense knowledge of the geology and history of the southwest and we asked him to share all he knew. Our first stop was at a drinking well in a gorgeous canyon. W loved seeing this lush oasis since we never knew anything like that existed in Arizona (we are from Michigan and erroneously assumed Arizona was all desert!). Then we proceeded to the Little Colorado overlook which was fantastic! Absolutely a front row seat to view the rock formations that makeup the walls of a high desert canyon. We all thought this site was a thrill and we never would have known about it on our own. Ethan kept right on telling us about the geologic history, and he encouraged our children to ask him many questions. He was so wonderful in engaging us not only with what we saw, but also with what we could learn. We then drove to the Grand Canyon, where Ethan let us establish our own pace to spend time taking in the splendor of the views. He suggested a majestic spot for lunch and we asked him to eat with us and continue imparting his knowledge and passion for the Arizona landscape and history. We continued to stop at the best overlooks, while skipping the ones where the views weren't as good. Ethan knew the very best spots. He even drove us over to an area where a herd of elk were sleeping on the roadside! On the way home we ate healthy snacks he provided for us and continued to enjoy incredible high plateau views from the van's huge windows. I should also add that Ethan is a very safe and careful driver. This was important because I was more than a little nervous on the switchbacks up to Flagstaff! I've never seen anything like that and I was very glad that I wasn't at the wheel.
We did meet up with the other Silver Spur tour groups and the other tour guides were equally impressive. This is a first-class operation. You get what you pay for -- outstanding communication, service and personal attention, plus knowledge of the BEST ways to see the canyon and the sites on the way. Absolutely worth every penny, and more.

Thank HipProfessorMom
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

First of all, we were scheduled to make the tour from Sedona to the Grand Canyon in August and due to emergency surgery of one of our party had to cancel with very short notice. Mike was very understanding and accommodating in getting us rescheduled. On November 7, we were finally able to make our trip. There were 4 adults in our group, and, while initially I gulped at the price, it was so worth the cost as our experience was so much more than we could have ever achieved on our own. It was perfect in every way from the moment Dwayne picked us up until he dropped us off and was definitely the highlight of many great activities during our week in Sedona. Dwayne was very informative about the history, geology, and interesting facts during the entire trip, not limited to the Grand Canyon. The stops we made, the views we saw, were absolutely incredible. His entire focus was on our having a fantastic and memorable trip. He even back-tracked 10 miles so we could buy some more Navajo jewelry! We would all highly recommend Silver Spur Tours to anyone considering a trip to the Grand Canyon.

Thank jderaeve
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

I treated my husband to a private tour from Sedona to the Grand Canyon - sooooo worth it!! Our guide, Dwayne was great. He provided us with a good mixture of time to ourselves as well as the information we wanted. We would never have been able to see and learn so much about the canyon on our own in one day. It was awesome!
The tour van was very comfortable - Dwayne even had blankets available since it was a bit chilly the day we were there.
There is no doubt that if we return to the area that we would use Silver Spur for a tour -and we would hope Dwayne is available!
Had a really great day - thanks so much!!

Thank swcm09
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

We were picked up at our hotel in Sedona (l'Auberge de Sedona, one of the hotels recommended by Mike K - which was great) and driven in the most comfortable MB van - six of us, all adults - views from all over. Dwayne was fantastic, taking us to spots where there were very few people, interesting stops along the way, picked a lovely place for us to have what turned out to be an unexpectedly delicious packed lunch(!) - and generally gave us a truly wonderful and memorable day. Thank you!

Thank BridgetFH
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Mike K, General Manager at Silver Spur Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2013

Thanks for the nice review and sharing your photos; we are glad you found our recommendations helpful, Sedona and the Grand Canyon are so spectacular and you made Dwaynes day by sharing your experience with him. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed November 1, 2013

We could not be more pleased with our trip from Sedona to the Grand Canyon than we are with our tour with Silver Spur. Dwayne was punctual and extremely considerate, making sure that our tour was tailored to our interests and capabilities throughout. He was equally adept at providing interesting historical and scientific information as he was with the less verifiable legendary tidbits. The van was every bit as comfortable as they appeared on the website and much appreciated over the course of a long day. We also appreciated the route used by Silver Spur that travels from the east to the south gate. The approach to the east gate through the Navajho reservation was fascinating in its own right and allowed for a much more diverse view of the Canyon than we would have had by simply going to the most accessible and popular spots. We recommend Silver Spur to anyone without any hesitation.

Thank Theodorus U
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Mike K, General Manager at Silver Spur Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2013

Thanks for the great review, perfect weather, perfect guests at amazing places, Sedona and the Grand Canyon we couldn't ask for anything more; thanks again!

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