Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Grand Canyon via Sedona and Navajo Reservation submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
We were picked up at our hotel in Phoenix at 0700. Our driver/ tour guide, William, was wonderful! It was his 898th trip up to the Grand Canyon. So he certainly proved to be very knowledgeable as well as funny. I'm so glad we took this tour vs. driving. We learned so much about the history of Arizona as well as other interesting facts that we would have missed out on had we just drove. Since it's about a 9 hour tour, time was limited in Sedona and the Navajo Reservation. However, you're given about 2 hours or so to take in the jaw dropping views of the Grand Canyon. Your choice of lunch sandwiches is included on your tour as well.Reviewed by: Lori T, April 2013
We had originaly had our tour booked for a Monday and I recieved a call from them stating the weather is supposed to be bad, coould we do it on Sunday, boy am I glad we did. (thank you for calling) I would recommend this tour to everyone. They pick you up at your hotell so you don't need to drive. water in a cooler for you.There is so much to see and we learned alot. Our tour guide was Lynn and she was so informative and fun. I will request her for other tours we take in the future. We will be back !!!!!
Thank you for such a great experience.
Great family trip with knowledgeable guides/drivers. Lots of views packed into a single day.Reviewed by: Clarke G, April 2013
Overall I really enjoyed this trip and the opportunity to see the Grand Canyon, in particular. It is a long day, but well worth it if you only have a day to see some sights.
The tour company was well organized - as they were coordinating different people on different parts of the tour. We had three different buses and drivers throughout the day and participants joined and left the tour. Max people we had was probably about 8 people.
To improve this tour, they could skip the Navajo Reservation and spend more time in Sedona. You only really eat lunch at the reservation and don't see anything other than driving through it or get much information on it. As we drove into Sedona there were some amazing sights and I assumed we'd stop to see them and take some pictures, but the driver just kept going, dropped us off right in town and gave us 30 minutes (presumably to look at the shops). I looked for good views and took some photos of the surrounding area. He did stop at one spectacular look out point on the way out.
We spent most of the time at the Grand Canyon at two different locations. It was spectacular and our guide was very knowledgeable. At one point we did a 1-1/2 mile (easy) walk along the rim of the Grand Canyon. That was fantastic!
We also saw lots of Elk when entering and leaving the national park.
It was a long drive back and we had to stop in Sedona to switch buses and drop people off. Our 3rd driver of the day left quite a lot to be desired. I was at the back of the bus and couldn't tell how fast he was going but it seemed fast. When we stopped for a rest stop on the way back, one couple would not get back on the bus because they were so upset about his driving. Yet, they didn't say anything until we stopped. Anyway, they didn't get back on the bus, we left them at the gas station (presumably the tour company was taking care of them as they'd been notified). The driver was apologetic, and drove carefully the rest of the way.
All in all, fantastic!Reviewed by: Gillian M, April 2013
Great trip to the Grand Canyon. We covered a lot of ground. The stops were short but they needed to be to be able to see everything in one day. We were the last people to get picked up so we had to sit in the back seat with other people. Not the most comfortable seats especially for 13 hours. Our guide, Christian, was knowledgeable and very pleasant. I read how other people were upset about how fast the drivers drove but the speed limit is 75 in this part of AZ and everyone drives 85. I didn't feel unsafe at all.Reviewed by: TAMARA L, April 2013