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Reviewed November 13, 2015

This was my first time overlooking the Grand Canyon. Years ago rafted the river and it was such a thrill to be able to look down at the places I had been. Adventure Southwest takes small groups in a comfortable van. Our guide and driver, Robert, was interesting, entertaining and catered to our particular wishes. If we wanted to stop to see something or take pictures he was so accommodating. Also, we were able to see areas that were off the beaten path and not over crowded. We had time to shop, but didn’t feel that we spent too much time inside. I have taken other tours where the dialog was scripted and didn’t feel that the groups voice was listened to. Here Robert encouraged us to voice our opinions and listened and accommodated us. We were able to spend longer in areas that interested us and, which I love, get out and walk in remote paths. He knows the area well and we saw sites that would have otherwise been overlooked. I felt I was pampered and the trip was for me! We were provided drinks, snacks and lunch. We stopped as often as we liked. What a great day!

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank peggy752
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Reviewed October 13, 2015

Taking a guided tour of the Grand Canyon is the best way to see this wonderful treasure. Our guide, Bob, was very informative and was fun to be with. I would recommend him to anyone.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Eileen11713
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Reviewed September 27, 2015

We took two tours with Adventure Southwest. This being our first trip to Arizona, we wanted to see as much as possible in the short time we had. We had 2 phone conversations with Drew who set us up with something he was sure we could handle--the South Rim tour, and Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend tour. Our guides were Bob and Elizabeth, respectively. We found both guides to be punctual, courteous, and extremely knowledgeable, with a lot of first hand experience of the area. They answered all of our questions, told a lot of first hand stories, relayed area history, and allowed us plenty of time to explore. Bob brought a telescope and used it to point out areas in the canyon that we would not have been able to see on our own. We found the scenery at the Grand Canyon to be breath-taking and Antelope Canyon was awe inspiring. Can't wait to go back!

Date of experience: September 2015
5  Thank Paula J
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Reviewed September 21, 2015

Our guide, Bob, picked us up at our Flagstaff hotel and drove to the Grand Canyon. He didn't have much to say going or coming back which made the drive seem that much longer. We would have been better off taking the shuttle from the parking lot in the morning and finishing the rest of the park, not accessible by the shuttle, in the afternoon. The tour was boring and considering we were at the Grand Canyon of all places, that is sad.

Date of experience: September 2015
5  Thank stormy1208
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Reviewed September 14, 2015

Excellent experience with SW tours, they picked us up early for a tour of Lower Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and Lake Powell. We started with a drive to Horseshoe Bend, it's a natural phenomenon and a short easy hike to the look out and famous photo opp. Bring a hat and sunscreen and hiking shoes or trail running shoes that you don't mind getting sandy. The lunch was simple but delicious sandwiches, pasta salad, chips and fruit which we ate by a look-out near Lake Powell. Our guide had an array of knowledge of the area and made helpful suggestions to our week long trip for other not-to-miss sights. The favorite activity was Antelope Canyon!!! The gorgeous photos are breath-taking and even though it was crowded inside, you lose awareness because you are overwhelmed with the splendor of the orange hues and the light. We went in the afternoon around 1 pm, but I heard the morning light is even better. By having a SW guide we didn't have to wait as long as the random people, but we had to wait our turn in the heat. Luckily the Navajo guides hand out water and there's a little shade to wait. Our guide, Vanessa was amazing at knowing the perfect camera angles and settings on iphones for awesome photos. The Antelope Canyon photos are stunning and I am so happy we splurged on a guide to help us enjoy the trip.

Date of experience: July 2015
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