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“Beautiful Canyon, Nice Guide but SCARY ride”
Review of Great West Tours

Great West Tours
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$69.98*
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Scenic Sedona Tour
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$157.46*
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Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Sedona
Ranked #9 of 93 Tours in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We provide one day tours into various locations in Northern Arizona from Sedona AZ. We focus on the Grand Canyon but also have tours to Petrified Forest, Hopi Reservation, and a Colorado River Float Trip.
Boston
2 reviews
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“Beautiful Canyon, Nice Guide but SCARY ride”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Our driver, Larry, was laid back, funny and very knowledgeable about the Sedona and Grand Canyon areas. Unfortunately he scared the "you know what" out of me with is driving. He drove way too fast, tailgated and passed cars in a wreck less manner. Going in and out of Sedona on 89 -- which has some pretty scary switch backs and narrow roads he kept the van in cruise control only occasionally applying the brakes going around the corners. I don't care that he has driving the same road hundreds of times, you can't anticipate what another driver is going to do -- especially where most drivers near the sedona area are tourists and do not know the roads. Just plan unsafe to drive at those speeds with 12 people on board. He even picked up and looked at his phone on some of the narrower roads. Just wrong.

Visited August 2013
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Sedona, Arizona
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“Tour Guide Joe was just fabulous”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

We cannot say enough about how wonderful this experience was. This is our first trip out West and we decided to use a tour guide to get the best experience of the Grand Canyon. What a great decision. This was a 12-hour day which covered the South Rim and the East Rim - we made several stops along the way and had plenty of time to see everything. Joe was an expert on the geology of the rock formations and the history of the Grand Canyon and Sedona. He was truly a "walking-talking encyclopedia". This trip was not only fabulous for the views and the history but we saw so much more by going on this tour than we would have by striking out on our own. And just the stress of not having to drive on our own - after already having driven from Maine - was fabulous. We cannot thank Joe enough for the day and would recommend this trip to anyone wanting to see the Grand Canyon and learn about the history of the area.
John and Sheila (from Maine)

Visited August 2013
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Mount Vernon
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11 reviews
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“Grand Canyon Sunset Tour”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

My 16 year old grandson and I took this tour with guide Dave Reed on July 2nd.This was my 2nd tour with Dave in the past year. Both times the trip was enjoyable and memorable with Dave making the trip very special in his own unique way. He cares about his customers and gives his best throughout the entire tour. Great West provides a great one day experience to visit the Grand Canyon and see a magnificent sunset after having a wonderful dinner at the Arizona Room. We learned a lot as we traveled to and from Sedona. For those of you that have only one day to visit, this 12 hour tour will leave you with a memorable experience as it did for my grandson and I. Bring your camera! Joan & Justin

Visited July 2013
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Sedona, Arizona
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4 reviews
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“Our tour guide, Joe, is a geologist!”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Hands down, this was the best thing that we've done on our trip to Sedona. We wondered what this tour would be like, and as soon as we were settled in the tour bus, Joe, our guide said that he is a geology geek and he hoped he didn't talk too much! LOL! We knew it would be great - and it was...
The views, the Grand Canyon, the Navajo trading spots...all were beyond belief. Everything was enhanced because of the guide...and we weren't the only ones who thought so. Joe added something to each stop in the canyon, filling in with geology and history. Often he talked to us using the markers, maps, and pictures posted at the locations, and we found ourselves mesmerized...and so did others! A crowd gathered each time he was talking - he was that interesting!
If you're hesitating, don't. This was a special trip for our 30th anniversary, and we're so happy we took the tour.
Tom and Carla

Visited July 2013
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Florida
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3 reviews
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“Excellent!”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Dave was our tour guide for the day. He picked us up promptly and was wonderfully engaging throughout the day. Dave clearly has a passion for his work and it showed. The tour guide makes or breaks the experience, and our family of 7 really enjoyed the day. And, how do you beat the Grand Canyon? It's breathtaking! So glad the family invested in this trip...it was worth every dollar!

Visited July 2013
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