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“How to see the most/best of Grand Canyon in short time”
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Grand Canyon Store
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Owner description: We are a Tour Planning and Information center. We have daily tours that will show you Grand Canyon Top to Bottom and surrounding area attractions! We also have a Retail Store with Grand Canyon and Route 66 gifts and apparel.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Reviewed May 27, 2011

we did 2 tours, the "inner Canyon" and the "Grand canyon Ultimate". We were picked up in Flagstaff. The Grand Canyon tour was fine, as represeneted, good for us without a car, and unable to hike. Our guide was knowledgable & likable. We got to see about all the highlights of the south rim GC, from the Imax, the Indian site, museum, tower, views, and finished off with the Helicopter over the canyon. That was SUPER. Most all of this you can do on your own, if you have car, get info from the Park website, use their shuttle, and individually schedule the Heli. BUT if you are on a time budget, i would highly recommend such a tour, and these folks treated us well, we felt well informed and satisfied with the one very full day. The "Inner canyon" tour goes into western end of GC to the river, thru Havasupai reservation. So,you as individual could not be doing that. It was pleasant, interesting flora/fauna info, fun jeep, intersting views, tho not stupendous as from the South rim. Enjoyed the break at the river. We couldve skipped the "G.C. Cqverns and the long rides necessary from Flagstaff. Nicer if you took it from Williams. Lunch was not worth much. Staff were great.

2  Thank alphasort
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Reviewed May 21, 2011

We wanted to get to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and look up at those beautiful canyon walls. It was not even close.

The trip took 12 hours.

We were picked up from Tusayan for a 1 hour van ride to Willams. That's right, an 8-seat VAN ride. Next was a 1.5 hour bus ride to the only access road that the leads to the bottom of the canyon. This was not a luxury bus, more like an airport shuttle bus. So, a total of 2.5 hours to get to the access road.

We stopped along the way to visit the Grand Canyon Caverns. I suppose this would be good for the kids, but not very stimulating for adults.

At the access road, we boarded the open air jeep. No complaints, this is what we were expecting.

The access road is EIGHTEEN miles long and made of gravel. Took about an hour to get to the bottom. The bottom meant an 100 yard stretch of beach alongside the Colorodo River. The river is not very impressive and is actually surrounded by a gorge. So you CANNOT see the canyon walls. There is NO VIEW of the Grand Canyon. Very disappointed.

Lunch was provided. Low grade turkey sandwich, chips, and an apple.

So, for me, the only reason to take this tour is to say that you made it to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

For me, not worth the $500 (for my wife an I) and the 12 hours.

7  Thank Traveler1X1X
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Reviewed May 3, 2011

My family of three was on that same tour with the family of four that day.We were in the jeep in front.All said and well we throughly enjoyed the entire tour.Our guide Scott was very informative,pointing out wildlife,rock formations,yes some were given names by the tour guides,no problems.We also liked hearing about the geology of the Canyon and the history of the various people who hid out there from the law,and the Native Americans that roamed there,the hanging tree that the law used to hang criminals back when,the man who built the hotel done in the area that was washed out during a flood,the Mormoms that also tried to settle there.All fun and well.Our guide took his time and talked alot on the way down.On his way back he didn't talk much but I assumed like the rest of us he was tired and had already pointed out most of what he needed too.
Dust is part of a jeep tour,so is hair blowing(which happened) no problems we so enyoed this tour and have already told others.One thing guys the bread used for our sandwiches was a tad stale.We so enjoyed our tour.Thank-you so much !

3  Thank 1SmButterfly
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Reviewed April 30, 2011

We paid over $1000 for our family to take a jeep tour to see the Colorado river on the floor of the Grand Canyon. For that type of money we expected a professional tour with a professional guide. Most of the company representatives were pleasant and professional. Our guide was not. It was kind of like being asked to ride along on an all male hunting trip. The guide cracked a number of jokes of a sexual nature... not appropriate period... less so with two young girls (9 and 12) along. He made no attempt to be "in character". Just said whatever was on his mind. The guide had clearly been into the canyon numerous times but was not at all an expert on the history, plant life, geology, etc. He pointed out several rock formations that he had named... got old after awhile. On the way back up from the canyon he insisted on getting close to the jeep in front of us resulting in a needlessly dusty and unpleasant ride for our family. All of that said, the scenery was fantastic and this is the only tour company that makes this trip. Ask for Scott or Robert and you'll be fine.

3  Thank nhsoxfan8
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Reviewed March 30, 2011

We took Grand Canyon Jeeps' Ultimate Grand Canyon Tour. We were told we needn't take the helicopter portion of the tour if we didn't want to and they would take us on an alternative side trip instead. We were told we would be picked up at 9:45 and not return until 6ish and that we would go places we couldn't get to without a guide. We were ready at 9:45 and after having the concierge call three times (each time they said they were on the way and would be there any moment) we were finally picked up at 11:30. We were surprised that the vehicle was not a jeep but an 11 passenger van, and the guide just laughed when we said we thought we'd be in a jeep. On entering the vehicle, which was empty, we were told that all the seats up front were "reserved" and we had to sit in the back of the empty bus. Eventually when the guide started talking, it was virtually impossible to make out what he was saying and he did not even raise his voice when we told him we couldn't hear. Our first stop was the airfield, where we sat for over 30 minutes waiting for the other members of the tour to return from their helicopter ride. Despite a running commentary on the rising price of gas, the guide left the engine running the whole time. We were then taken to the IMAX theatre for lunch, where my spouse got food poisoning and we watched a dated movie. At none of the stops did the guide attempt to make sure the group left at the same time and we were consequently quite late leaving one place as we all waited for the last of the group to return to the van. The guide made no attempt to to find the missing guest and again just sat in the van with the engine running. We saw nothing we couldn't have done on our own and certainly didn't learn anything from our "knowledgeable" guide. My spouse actually suggested we should stop payment as the tour was so disappointing.

8  Thank imothers
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