The first day of the tour was HECTIC. We were picked up by a tour guide who didn't inform us at all of what was going on. We were ushered into her personal car instead of a bus -- where she procee... More>>
took this tour after we had a great experience with this group on a tour to Grand canyon from Vegas... I strongly recommend it... thanks TakeTours for such a memrable trip!!
We had an awesome guide Jerry, he was knowledgeable, entertaining and caring. He worked hard to make sure everyone was comfortable. The bus was in great condition, the drive went by quickly and the si... More>>
The first day of the tour was HECTIC. We were picked up by a tour guide who didn't inform us at all of what was going on. We were ushered into her personal car instead of a bus -- where she proceeded to get lost, talk and text on her phone while driving (which is illegal in the state of California) and not really inform us of what was going on.
We were picked up by a bus with a very rude driver who, when asked any questions, would frustratedly yell at patrons telling us he had no idea what was going on.
When we departed that bus, (arriving at the bus "terminal") we stood around not really knowing what was going on, and eventually found a nice woman (I didn't catch her name unfortunately) who kindly ushered us to our bus.
After this abrupt and disorganized arrival I was nervous as to how the rest of the tour would go -- but Paul (our tour guide) was actually really wonderful. He was informative and witty.
However, it is important to realize that the majority of the patrons are of Asian, South Asian, or Pacific Islander decent. I am pretty sure I was the only American on the bus (though that wasn't a problem at all).
I wish that we had been able to spend more time at the Grand Canyon (we only spent about an hour), but I am glad we chose the South Rim over the West -- much cheaper and with the same majestic beauty.
Overall it was a very good trip, and I would recommend it -- however prepare yourself for a bit of a mass shuffle at the beginning of it all. When you arrive at the bus "terminal/station" (where the company is located) try to find someone who works there to find your particular bus. After all that chaos is over.... Enjoy!
We had an awesome guide Jerry, he was knowledgeable, entertaining and caring. He worked hard to make sure everyone was comfortable. The bus was in great condition, the drive went by quickly and the sites were awesome!!! I would recommend this tour for anyone who wants to see the highlights of Vegas. Great driver by the way- Henry!!!! Good job guys.
The drive goes by quicker then you think (4hours to Vegas / 5 hours to Grand Canyon) and you have enough time in Las Vegas as well at the Grand Canyon (about an hour). The only thing that was a little bit annoying was our guide who talked way too much - in English and Chinese. But all in all it was a great tour for the price! Everybody is very friendly and the hotel was clean and great located!
I took the 3-day tour of Vegas and Grand Canyon from LA. The bus trip is good for those short on time and want to cover places. Driving can be strenuous and you may not enjoy the landscape while driving your own car. The bus was decent, the stops provided were adequate except on 1 occasion(while returning from canyon to vegas). We also felt the time provided to visit places were just right in most places except the optional Vegas tour in the evening. 98% of the passengers on the tour are Chinese/East Asians and hence the tour guide spoke Chinese 98% duration of the time. The English translation of the tour info was brief, which was a bit frustrating and irritating. The food stops were also at Chinese restaurants. Luckily we found Subways and Mexican restaurants nearby for the veggie food. We were also not happy with the time taken to start our journey. We had a start time of 7.20am from LA downtown. The bus change also took time thus delaying our departure from LA. SO we had to survive on banana for breakfast which we luckily got with us. The $6/day/person tip is also high. You might as well consider this as ticket cost rather than tip.
The good part was the location of our hotel in Vegas (Imperial palace) which is on the strip and close to all attractions. If you know what shows to see and their locations in Vegas and don't mind walking a bit, then you can avoid the $25 optional tour, else I suggest you take it. Overall a good trip me and my family enjoyed.
Wow, it was one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had. Our guide was so nice, and our accommodation was great. I mean, the service of the hotel is good, but location of the hotel is just amazing, it was in the middle of the Las Vegas strip! It was worth every penny and more!
The tour was compact and the tour guide was awesome, I was a little bit tired for the long distance bus travel, but we were able to see more sights. I recommend to take the optional LV night tour. Overall, it's cheap and fun, we'll definitely try other tours in future.
Overall tour was good and hotel stay was very good in Imperial Palace Hotel on the strip. But the tour guide forced us to pay $6 per person per day for tip.
As you can see from the tour page, under the "exclusions" section, there is a daily $6 service fee for this tour. This fee covers driver and guide services for the day. We do our best to make sure that our customers are aware of this in advance.
We got on the tour in Las Vegas and continued to the Grand Canyon the next day. It was a great tour, nice guide and nothing to complain about. The Imperial Palace Hotel in Las Vegas was great too. Very good location and comfortable beds.
It was a great tour with a great guide Jackson. Everyone did a good job and we could enjoy the tour in a comfortable bus. The timing was ok. I would recommend this tour to everyone and the price is unbeatable.
I was not expecting the trip to be this exciting, My kids absolutely enjoyed the Vegas and Grand Canyon. The Imperial Palace hotel was great too. The hotel is in the heart of Vegas and all the places are just walkable. I will surely recommend this for anybody who is reviewing this trip. I have already recommended this trip to one of my friend and they are taking this trip this weekend. Our trip driver and guide were cooperative and helpful. They even helped in taking care of my family.
The tour is very good. Mainly the accommodation is very good. We stayed at Imperial Palace, which is very close to all the major casinos.What ever amount we paid for the tour is really worth. The only thing I didn't like is the timing. There is a famous show called Lion Habitat show at MGM. But we are unable to cover the show because of the schedule. But I suggest every one to use this package and I am planning to go to San Francisco also.
Tour was good and the same is the tour guide Gerry. Only problem is the less time spent in Las Vegas, we could have spent early part of the 3rd day in las vegas and in the afternoon returned to LA. Over an excellent tour.
My friend and I had a wonderful time during our tour. The bus is comfortable, our guide Allen is wonderful, and of course good driver Rafael and sorry i forgot our second driver's name. Vegas accommodation is very good, considering our tour package cost is minimal. The only thing I wished was a longer time in the Grand Canyon. I expected about 3 hours, but because of the traffic along the way, we were only there for about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Enough to take some wonderful pics I guess. The IMAX theater experience is awesome, don't miss it. I would highly recommend this tour to people who don't want to drive long distances, has friends to chat with during the bus drive, and people who will appreciate the low cost of the tour considering all the places you get to see and the tour guide and comfy bus and lodging. Just expect a bilingual tour, English and Chinese translation.
This trip is good, with plenty of time to spent at Las Vegas. We were put at the Imperial Palace, which is a comfortable hotel and at the center of the Strip. One could go out, walk around, get drunk, gamble....the usual Vegas stuff..without worries.It also touches the Hoover Dam, which is a nice thing to view. We got allotted into a bus, and both our driver (Rafael) and guide (Richard) were nice people