What is the best tour from Las vegas to the grand canyon day trip. We need a comfortable vehicle as my husband has hip issues.
Does his hip issue limit his ability to walk? He can request the front seat and ride passenger in a van.
We did the south rim but upgraded to the smaller executive coaches that seat 10-12 people. It is much more comfortable than the bigger coaches and you get choice of lunch and breakfast option in the VIP lounge.. it is worth paying the extra money for as the driver usually takes you to extra places en route with it being a smaller sized group also. A definite to do - you won't regret it!!
I love the south rim entrance. It's easy and closer if you are from Las Vegas and has a pretty good road.
If there are issues about legroom etc I would take extra care not to take the tour that we took as the minibus had rather cramped leg room. One or two seats towards the front might work for somebody with (as you say) a bad hip. Would ask tour operator beforehand.
You might be better off taking a plane or helicopter tour. Our tour was in a mini bus and we were travelling a long while. You husband would probably be in agony by the end of it and this would spoil the trip for him. I hope this helps?
Yes he is having some problems walking He has to walk slow.
The west rim is only about 2 hours away and has a short stop at the Hoover Dam. The driver also stopped for a bathroom break once and would've stopped again had we needed to. We were in a 15 passenger van. The south rim of the Canyon is about 5 hours away and in my opinion is just not a day trip. It is something that you need to spend a whole day enjoying.
I took the one to the West entrance and found this to be a fairly easy day trip. The van was comfortable and I was pleased by that since I have a tender back. I would be sure to explain your situation to the tour operator since they are quite helpful and want to make your experience enjoyable!
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