TripAdvisor forum topic was initiated by question about one activity but covers most aspects of your visit: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g143028-i157-k5754025-South_Rim_Mule_Ride_3_hours_vs_overnight-Grand_Canyon_National_Park_Arizona.html
MOST TIME AT THE CANYON POSSIBLE IN 1 DAY.
HIKERS: enough time to hike down to the first rest house.
WE: Drive directly and arrive to the Canyon before most other tours, our small group assures quick operation. WE DON'T: Have transfers nor visit other attractions along the way, no long waiting at the pick up points, transfers and stops typical for the bus tours.
WE: Go to Grand Canyon National Park, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. Please do not confuse our tour destination with the Skywalk or helicopter landing destinations. WE DON’T: Settle for closest to Las Vegas sections of the Canyon.
WE: Offer 4 hours of free time at the Canyon. WE DON'T: Boss our groups around the Canyon. Your free time allows you to use it your way - many options and VIEW POINTS.
WE: Stop at places so you can get food. WE DON'T: Serve sandwiches and call them “lunch”.
WE: Charge a flat fee and cover your entrance fees. WE DON'T: Add additional charges.
WE: Promote quiet (nap) time during our trip. WE DON'T: Play movies or talk entire time.
WE: Send instant confirmation, please check and read your confirmation and notice link to the pick up location's map. WE DON’T: Require you to print your confirmation.
WE: Offer maximum 14 seats per day, headrest and reclining. WE DON’T: Refer you to other tour operators if our tours are sold out.
WE: Offer online bookings only. WE DON’T: Sell our tours on Las Vegas Boulevard.
WE: Answer your emails and texts quickly. WE DON’T: Have a live agents to answer your phone calls to minimize overhead and assure the best price.
WE: Depart ON TIME at 6:00 am - it is our guest responsibility to be on time at correct location. WE DON’T: Wait for late customers.
WE: Pick up our guests at Paris Resort only. Our vehicle arrives there around 5:50 am. WE DON'T: Pick up elsewhere (up to 1 hour saved for the Canyon).
WE: Follow all the hours of service laws. WE DON'T: Force our drivers to drive after 15 hours from reporting on duty.
CHILDREN MINIMUM AGE EIGHT YEARS OLD WITH ADULT
MINIMUM TOUR GROUP SIZE IS 4, MAXIMUM IS 14
TOUR AVAILABILITY AND PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE