Highlights:Visit Grand Canyon (Skywalk Glass Bridge, Grand Canyon South Rim, Grand Canyon West Rim), Las Vegas (Hoover Dam, Las Vegas Night Tour, Las Vegas Strip), Yosemite National Park (Bridal Veil Falls, El Capitan, Half Dome, Tunnel View, Yosemite Falls).
Fully guided by professional bi/multi-lingual tour guide
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I absolutely loved it! I didn't want to mention the name, but I simply can't because without the help of this wonderful tour guide, Dennis, for us, the entire experience could've been miserable. There are few other tour guides we came across when switching buses at the beginning & end of the trip, but none were as fluent in English as Dennis. Not only did the other tour guides speak mainly in Chinese, they spoke English very minimally. Dennis was primarily focusing on the non-Chinese passengers in our bus & that made our experience as non-Chinese people wonderful. My friends who went with me were very grateful that somehow we had Dennis as our tour guide. We were also informed that not all the buses that were to go for this tour made it to the Hoover Dam, but Dennis made sure that we make the trip there on our way back from Grand Canyon. Moreover, he even took polls in the bus to ensure he goes by the majority's opinion, which was really great gesture, I thought. We went during December-January period, so even though it was colder, it wasn't so cold that it was impossible to hit some of the destinations in this itinerary. Accommodation was also great in some of the lovely hotels in Las Vegas & others. Dennis also gave us the opportunity to roam around LV in the night time by ourselves so that places he had shown during the day & night/evening could be explored more in-depth by individuals who are interested. I thought this was really a great gesture. I also liked how he kept everything on schedule with early morning leaves from hotels. Even though I felt some of the passengers were getting cocky about it, it was absolutely necessary to make sure we don't get caught by traffic & reach our destinations in a timely fashion. The bus driver was also great who kept us entertained with a list of movie selections in her drawer. I can't imagine this trip's success without Dennis. (Period)
Good tour overall. My mom and aunt 70+ enjoyed the tour. I would recommend it. Some things that can be improved - toilets on the buses should be operational even though they were stopping regularly. Also there were bus changes which is bit inconvenient.
Overall experience was great. The bus ride was very smooth and the hotels are decent. The tour guide James was awesome, informative, and handled timings very well.I highly recommend this tour to anyone who want to see a lot in a short time and do not have their own vehicle. Just follow the instructions of the tour guide to get the best out of the tour. We opted out of the Vegas night tour and self visited attractions on the Las Vegas strip as we already have an idea of places.
My partner George and I participated this tour this weekend. The tour was for a reasonable price and the itinerary matched our expectations. The tour guide GI did his best, he led the trip in English and Chinese, he was intelligent and precise person, who cared of the whole group as well as possible. His punctuality made the trip successful. We recommend this tour to everyone, whose goal is to get know the beautiful West-American nature.
Hi, I just came back from this tour with happy memories. The only thing is they changed the hotel on me. It was supposed to be Circus Circus, but they picked a dodgy old hotel called Flamingo. The hotel was old and creepy. You guys need to change to another one, or something. Plus, you guys need to figure out how not to have so many transfers. Other than that, the trip was good, and Vincent was a nice guide. He was loose in the seating assignments, unlike other guides.
My parents went on this tour and they were 100% satisfied with the trip. They even found good company on the trip. Their guide was so kind and helpful, and was showing them all the important points during the trip. This is their second trip with TakeTours and they are planning to go for another in few days
Awesome tour! Tour guide Harry was very cooperative and very good. Harry provided the information in both Chinese and English. There were enough rest and meal stops with ample time to eat and get charged. It's the best itinerary one can plan for 4 days. A complete fun time at very reasonable fare.
Must GO :-)
We took this tour at the beginning of August 2014, and it's a great way to see a whole lot in a short time. Yosemite and the Grand Canyon are spectacular, and the optional helicopter trip is highly recommended. Anna, our guide, was knowledgeable, helpful, and very likable. The coach was comfortable and well driven, the accommodation excellent, and overall, the tour offers very good value for your money. Recommended.
Our trip was great. We saw a lot of stuff and all the places in our itinerary was met. The hotels are all nice, the tour guide was awesome and handled the trip very well. It was a long drive, so make sure you have everything to make yourself comfortable and not bored during the travel. As a whole it was recommendable.
Lankun was a great tour leader, very organized. There was no need to worry about any bookings, ect. as she had everything organized. I was surprised to find I was one of only about 6 English speakers in the group of 50. Lankun would speak in Mandarin and then in English. So not ideal, but she was very happy to do this and to take care that the English speakers didn't feel left out. It was a tour that allowed us to cover a lot of ground in a short time.
We took this tour April 29 to May 2, 2014. Overall, the tour was good, especially Grand Canyon and Yosemite. It was properly organized with no hassles. Tour guide was good and helpful. I look forward to planning another trip in the future. Thanks.
Yosemite Park and especially the Grand Canyon were beautiful! Lankun was a friendly, funny, and enthusiastic tour guide who explained everything extremely clearly. She was always approachable for questions and arranged everything perfectly. She also knows quite a lot of the environment and explained everything in English and Mandarin. Harry was also an outstanding and efficient driver. The downside of this kind of trip is the large amount of time spent in the bus and very early departure times (6:30 am and 5:20 am). There was unfortunately little time in the Grand Canyon. The South Rim is the most beautiful part which takes 5.5 hours to get there from Vegas, then you only have an hour to spend there. So I went to the West Rim instead, which is also beautiful. There were also mainly Chinese people that joined the tour who barely speak English, so it isn't that social for Europeans or Americans. Still, I had an awesome time at those beautiful places and the craziness of Vegas!
We really enjoyed a lot in this trip. The tour guide, Wilson, was very kind. Yosemite, Las Vegas, and the Grand Canyon were awesome. I will definitely look forward to booking another package with Joy Holiday. The accommodation was also good.
We took this tour from 30th Jul 2013 to 2nd Aug 2013. A very nicely organised tour and I am very happy that I chose "Taketours.com". Everything was on schedule. A small suggestion is - some time should be allocated for people to spend at the Casinos. We were taken to the hotel at around 10:30pm and we had to be back on tour at 06:45am next day on both days.(Two nights at Las Vegas). The accommodation at Excalibur Hotel, Las Vegas was excellent.
A very good tour! Tourguide Harry was full of information. Tour guests were almost all Asian (54 out of 57), but that was not a problem at all. Harry did the info in both Chinese and English. There were enough rest stops and meal stops were efficient. Enough time to eat, but not much more which suits me just fine! It's a super busy itinerary, but you get to see a lot in just a few days and at reasonable price at that!
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Overall feeling: Good
Hotels: First night was beautiful in Las Vegas, good position
Tour Guide: Good
Comments: hard job for both, tour guide and driver due to long distance. The Tour guide was very good with translations. Thank you.
Overall, I enjoyed the tour very much. Only the time at Yosomite was short. A couple of more hours would have been better. Circus Circus at Vegas - location not good; ExCalibur or similar would have been better. Tour guide, Joseph and trainee, Vencent were excellent and helpful.
My family just returned from the SF to Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Yosemite 4-Day Tour. While there was a lot of bus time (to be expected on a trip with this itinerary), our tour guide Lankun made it a much better trip than anyone could have expected! She was very thoughtful, efficient, and thorough in every aspect of leading us. Her voice was very easy to listen to and her proficiency in both English and Mandarin was impressive! I also appreciated the narration she offered, and found all the background information she gave to be very interesting. She also had a great fun, bright, comfortable personality. As a teacher, I also appreciated her clarity in giving instructions, complete with explanations to support her suggestions. It was all very thoughtful and helpful. My whole family commented multiple times on how much we enjoyed having her, and she has not only surpassed other tour bus experiences, but set the high standard for all future tours to come!
It was a really memorable experience. I like everything on travel arrangements such as itinerary, bus facilities, guide, driver. I have recommended several of my friends to go with Gotobus for family tours who will take care everything with reasonal cost. Looking forward for next tour with GotoBus :)