6 months ago
2 Stars: Though the guides were very knowledgeable and friendly, and the sights such as Canyon de Chelly, Chaco Canyon, Hubbell Trading Post etc. really amazing to see, the overall experience was not very good for a number of reasons: first, the small vans used for transportation were VERY uncomfortable and difficult to get in and out of, considering we were mostly folks over 60. We would recommend larger/taller vans with actual steps to climb in and out of the van and the ability to stand up and negotiate our way in and out. The ones used were totally inappropriate. Second, this was at best a budget minus tour, with barely a step above Motel 6 accommodations. Knowing that the first hotel in Flagstaff was in the midst of an extensive, noisy and dusty renovation, the tour planners should have found alternative accommodations for our group (there were plenty of vacancies around); the hotel was completely unacceptable, and our stay was very uncomfortable! Third, nearly all the meals were atrocious! Really? in all of Flagstaff, Sizzler's and some disgusting "Chinese" buffet is the best you could do??? If you're putting us all in vans and transporting us to a meal anyway, why not find places that actually have edible healthy food, instead of the indigestible junk at those locations? Very disappointed in Road Scholar - so far it's been 0 for 2 as far as our two trips go. I think we are done with Road Scholar....too bad.