Because we had never been to the Grand Canyon before, we decided that the best thing to do would be to take a guided tour. Little did we know what a great plan that was. From the moment we made our reservations, the folks at Gran Canyon Adventures made sure we knew what to expect. We received several emails and calls to confirm our reservation, identify what hotel we were staying at and confirm the time we would be picked up, and what we wanted for lunch. Matt, our tour guide arrived at our hotel on time and was enthusiastic and very engaging right from the start. He gave a very positive first impression, and we knew right away we were in for a great tour. The tour itself was fantastic. We hit a number of great spots along the south rim of the canyon. Matt was extremely knowledgeable and very deftly handled the varying levels of interest within the group. Lunch was provided and was very good. All in all, the Grand Canyon was awe-inspiring as advertised, and the guided tour with Grand Canyon Adventures was the way to see it. Ask for Matt if you book a tour with this outfit. He knows a tremendous amount about the geology of the Canyon and surrounding area, and is very outgoing, engaging, and patient in his handling of the group.