One of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World and definitely one of my highest bucket-list items is the Grand Canyon. I’m sitting here at home still in disbelief that I got to see the magnificent Grand Canyon with my own eyes.
When we were planning my trip to Sedona, we knew the Grand Canyon was going to be too vast to go at it alone. Of course we could have figured it out on our own but in order to use our time wisely and efficiently, we knew a tour would be the best choice.
If you spent even a few minutes in Sedona, you’ll notice the Pink Jeeps gown up and down the main street. While there are other tour companies, Pink Jeep is the most prominent. So much so they take up a couple of blocks in the Uptown area with their tour office, shop and a cafe.
We took the Grand Canyon Premier Tour which lasts between 10-11 hours, starting at 8:30AM. As long as your accommodations are in Sedona, they’ll pick you up at your hotel and drop you off at the end of the day! So convenient!
Our tour guide was Ed and while I’m sure other guides are wonderful, I say we got lucky! Ed was the best tour guide I’ve ever had. He was knowledgable, comical, friendly and kept safety in mind at all times.
Our ride for the day was a Mercedes Sprinter van (painted pink, of course!) and it was a lot more comfortable than I thought it would be. Our group consisted of another couple, a family of 3 with a 7 year old son and the two of us. There was plenty of room in the van, clean and small enough to be able to converse with Ed and others.
After departing Sedona, we took a restroom stop in Valle at the Double Eagle Trading Company. They had fun teepees, local crafts, handmade jewelry – a good stop for a quick break and stretch before continuing the journey.
During the drive, Ed educated us about the Grand Canyon and played a few video clips of the park and its rich history. As we entered the park, Ed took us to several spots he deemed were worthy and guided us through each area.
….want to know what happened after lunch? Click here to find out (direct to my blog)!
If it’s your first time, take a tour! It’s a time saver, educational and relaxing!