Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
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The ride to Grand Canyon and back was quite pleasant. Our driver was very knowledgable and entertaining. The sites were spectacular. We were lucky enough to have a full moon to add on to the splendor.Reviewed by: Gloria V, December 2013
Fabulous value, great views for day trip.Reviewed by: Carrie, December 2013
We changed to the West Rim Tour at the last minute. We decided we were only going to be there once, so took the Helicopter and Skywalk options - glad we did, gave you a whole different perspective from the bottom off the Canyon. Our tour bus driver Ziggy was fantastic. West Rim Tour also returned to Las Vegas approximately 3 hours earlier than the South Rim Tour did.Reviewed by: Carolyn H, November 2013
Just what I wanted and expected! How could I complain about that?Reviewed by: Harvey L M, November 2013
This tour was bad right from the beginning. We were given wrong instructions on where we were to be picked up and when we realized, we called and they accused us of getting it wrong rather then the person I spoke to giving me the wrong instructions. That started it all off wrong. When we finally go there, we felt like we were part of a herd of cattle, as we along with our fellow passengers were herded from line to line, and then finally allowed to board our extremely crowded bus. There was absolutely no personal touch on this tour, so if you are looking for that, don't book this one. The trip to the Canyon and back was long and tedious - 4 1/2 hours each way. The only redeeming factor was the videos the driver put on that helped pass the time. We also didn't have a good experience with our driver - she was quite condescending and rude at times. We are from Canada, and she made a note of saying to the whole bus, that Canadians were cheap when it came to the tip at the end of the bus ride. Not the best way to get tips, especially when there were several Canadians on the bus. She also wouldn't let us on the bus at our last stop - it had turned quite cool as the sun was setting and we were all freezing and she refused to open the doors, telling us later that she couldn't because of a park regulation. However, the bus driver for the bus next to us was letting his passengers on, so that explanation did not make sense.
This tour stopped at the Hoover Dam for 15 minutes which is a complete waste of time - you spend the 15 minutes walking to and from the spot where you can see the dam. It would be better to take a separate tour to the dam then do this in our opinion. They should cut this out of their tour. There were other things about this tour we didn't like but I'm running out of the space provided. So we recommend you DO NOT waste your money on this tour. It is less expensive then other tours for a reason.Reviewed by: Andrea M, December 2013