Our driver was excellent, really good local knowledge and willing to share it. I had 3 older teens in tow and they also enjoyed the day. It is a long day and it was very hot in early Aug but it can be done. The driver's supply of cold water was also key. I didn't do 5 stars because van had not much ac in back and on way back to hotel in 112 ac was necessity. We reported that to driver and she said would pass it on...the Hoover Dam segment was perfect.
Starts off with a short drive through the Strip as the driver and tour guide Ward picks up the other passengers, before heading off towards Hoover Dam. One of my favourite parts of the trip, Hoover Dam was a spectacular sight to see in terms of pure engineering. Afterwards we had a quick pit stop at a local hotel before going towards the Grand Canyon Western Rim. There our group were free to roam around and do our own thing, with some initial guidance from Ward. Following his advice, I skipped the first part at the Ranch and spent more time with the actual canyon, first at Eagle Point and then the more impressive Guano Point. Even on a hazy day the views were absolutely breathtaking, well worth the price of entry. A nice relaxing drive back to Vegas finished the day for us as a group.
Ward was a great driver and guide, a wealth of knowledge, both local and the tourist areas he was taking us to. Definitely recommended tour!