Your Frequently Asked Questions answered here


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What’s the weather going to be like?

We are at a mountain climate here at 7000′. The weather can change quite quickly. Bring light jacket/sweater, etc. cool mornings, warm days in summer so sunscreen is a must as most of our days here are sunny and bright! and we’re not  responsible for the weather!

How much walking is involved?

Walking is a must. We have to walk to see the Grand Canyon, eat lunch, use the restroom, go shopping, etc. With the elevation here and the dry climate walking can be a challenge but we accommodate your needs if you are physically challenged. We do at times hike on unpaved trail. We MUST walk to see the Grand Canyon.

Do you pick up in places other than Williams?

Our tour leaves from Williams and we do pick-up folks in Tusayan which is a small town just outside the National Park. Folks staying in the Park are required to meet us at the McDonald’s just outside the National Park. Folks who stay in Las Vegas, Sedona, or Flagstaff  meet us at the visitors center in Williams, Arizona at appropriate time. From Vegas is approximately four hours; Sedona is 1.5 hours; Flagstaff is 30 min. We are easy to find if meeting us!

How do we pay for the tour and do you require a deposit?

We accept cash, personal check (any bank in the US) or Credit Card on day of tour. We do not require a deposit but require you to call us upon arrival at your place of lodging to confirm your arrival and for pick/up time. ‘No shows’ are a major problem so your cooperation is most appreciative. Tour price is $150 per person (special rate for groups of six or more) and now the most reasonably priced private tour of the Grand Canyon!

How long is the tour? What do we see? Is lunch included?

Our tour begins in Williams around 9:00 am (Local time), returning to Williams around 4pm. Summer season (May-Oct.) Pick-up and ending times vary. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WEATHER and delays.

We wish to leave early and return early and beat the delays within and outside the Park. We see as much as possible on the South Rim according to how busy the Park is. We know the ‘shortcuts’, parking, secluded areas, etc. We return to Williams around 4pm.

Lunch is on your own at the Maswik Food Court and Pizza Pub. The locals eat there. Its the best! It’s around $8-$10 per person.

What do I bring on the tour? Is this a bus? Is it air-conditioned? How many people are in the group?

Bring bottled water (a must!). If you don’t have bottled water we will supply it for you. Bring your camera and wear a comfortable walking shoe. No sandals! Tripping hazards are serious on the rim of the canyon. Watch your step before your view! Bring a light jacket and sunscreen. We use a comfortable 12 passenger van with air conditioning and groups vary to no more than 10/12 per group.

What about children?

Children are most welcome and a responsibility of the parents. We try to educate the child as much as possible of this grand place and hope they take home a memory they will never forget! This National Park is their future!

Will we be hiking below the rim?

No. Our insurance does not permit us to escort you below the rim.

Our tour operates year-round, originating in Williams, Arizona and not Las Vegas, Nevada. Vegas is approximately 4 hrs. drive to Williams. We always recommend the best time to travel with us is ‘off season’. We do not recommend the tour for infants and we are not responsible for the weather.

Tour is $150 per person.

Discounts for groups of 6 or more.
To make reservations, I prefer TEXT (928) 707-0291.
Or call me at (928) 707-0291.

We take:
We charge a $25 service fee for credit cards.

Can I bring my infant/toddler car seat and stroller and a walker for my grandma?

Yes, but please know that Grand Canyon is over 7000 feet above sea level. Infants, toddlers, elderlies and anyone with breathing difficulties, HBP, etc, will not be happy.

Do you pick up at the Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, or Circus,Circus?

No. Our tour begins in Williams AZ., the Gateway to the Grand Canyon. If you are staying in Las Vegas, Sedona or Flagstaff you may drive to Williams Visitor Center and meet us there for pick up. If you are staying outside the park in Tusayan, we can pick you up. If you are flying into Grand Canyon Airport in a private aircraft, we can pick you up. If you are staying inside the national park, our commercial permit does not allow us to pick you up, You may drive outside the park and meet us in Tusayan.

How large are your tour groups?

Four to fifteen people.

Can I bring a picnic lunch?

Yes. Please know there are very few picnic tables on the rim.

Do you provide a sunrise or sunset tour?

No. We drive 60 miles to and from the park. Dawn and dusk are very risky driving times. There are no street lights. Very large animals, elk and deer, cross the road with no warning.

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