- Deluxe Grand Canyon West Rim Airplane Tour with helicopter and skywalk upgrades available
- See the Skywalk, a glass-bottom walking surface that suspends more than 4,000 feet (1219.2 meters) above the Grand Canyon (additional fee to walk across)
- Visit a Native American village and take a walking tour of authentic Native American dwellings
- At Guano Point experience breathtaking panoramic canyon views of the Grand Canyon and Colorado River
- Helicopter descent below the rim of the Grand Canyon
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
It's easy to see out the window on the comfortable airplane, which has only one column of seats on either side. And there's the opportunity for more spellbinding views with a helicopter descent into the Grand Canyon or a visit to the glass-bottomed Skywalk perched high above the canyon floor.
Recent Photos of This Tour
- Our family on rim of Grand ...Photo by: Paula C
- Guano PointPhoto by: elaine
- Grand Canyon SkywalkPhoto by: HARSHAK M
- Eagle PointPhoto by: Becky
USA, 05 2012
- At Hualapai RanchPhoto by: Becky
USA, 05 2012
- grand canyonPhoto by: Karen F
- With the HeliPhoto by: Anonymous
- Hanging off the edgePhoto by: World Traveler
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- 067 One happy helicopter ...Photo by: Pamela P
- 066 SURPRISE helicopter tourPhoto by: Pamela P
- At Guano PointPhoto by: Astrolover
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- Crand CanyonPhoto by: karen_mills
- SkywalkPhoto by: Juan Gabriel G
- The helicopterPhoto by: Kristin H
- The SkywalkPhoto by: Kristin H
- The airplanePhoto by: Kristin H
- helicopter into the canyonPhoto by: SUSAN H
- warning signPhoto by: SUSAN H
- almost at the bottom of the ...Photo by: SUSAN H
- Mike O’Callaghan – Pat ...Photo by: Frank L
What You Can Expect
I had a great time on this tour to the West Rim and the Skywalk. I did a lot of surfing on the internet about the Skywalk, so I knew the limitations and wasn't too concerned about the cost or not being able to take my own photos on the Skywalk.
I arranged to get picked up at the Excalibur Hotel at 6:45am, and the bus was there on time. I had scheduled the 8:00am flight because I wanted to get on the Skywalk before the mass of humanity beat me to it. The flight to the West Rim was smooth and I got to sit next to the pilot, which was really cool. The plane ride was real smooth, and the pilot was very good on keeping us all entertained during the flight to the canyon.
After landing, the pilot gave us the us all the scoop on how to ride the bus that makes the loop between Hualapai Ranch, Eagle Point and Guano Point. I decided to skip the ranch, since I know what a goat and mule look like and went directly to the Skywalk.
Since you cannot take any hard objects on to the Skywalk surface, I checked my keys, cellphone and camera into a locker that they provided. I put on a pair of paper booties to protect the surface from scratches and then went out through a door to the Skywalk. Once out the door, you are over the canyon and the view was just too much. The first tendency is to walk on the edges, where you can see the metal supports. After a minute or so, I started to walk on the glass portion and that was a real rush. It is hard to describe looking down over 2,000 feet to the canyon below.
I asked one of the local photographers to take some pictures of me and I came away with 13 pictures which they e-mailed to me the same day. The cost for the pictures was 65.00, which I thought was reasonable.
I caught the bus to Guano Point, hiked to the point and back and took a ton of pictures. This is a real cool vantage point, as you can see a lot of the canyon from this one spot.
Megan H United States of ...
Great day trip to see the Grand Canyon.
Fantastic tour. Very well managed by the helicopter company ..pilots were top class...perfect tour. We did not do the skywalk since you get to see most of the canyon through the airplane and helicopter. Can be avoided. Meal at guano point was very good as well. Ideal tour for half a day. Highly recommended!!
Excellent experience well worth doing, the views are amazing! Very well put together professional setup, the pilots were informative and good fun! if your going to Vegas you've got to go to the grand canyon. Really enjoyable day out. Thanks to everyone involved for making it a great day out.
Amazing views from the 30 minute flight to the canyon. The pilot made us feel safe and comfortable whilst on board. The sky walk is good but has 3 photographers taking pictures which does make you feel like spending less time on the skywalk. the views of the canyon were amazing. The food provided was lovely.
This is truly amazing!!!! Needs 10 stars rather than 5!!!
Go at 6am in the morning as it was too hot at 10am in the Canyon.
Awesome trip, was expensive put worth every dollar. Was well looked after throughout the trip. We choose the early trip and wasn't that busy. Loved the whole experience, from the plane, skywalk and helicopter.
A must whilst in vegas
Picked up from outside our Hotel as arranged. Transported to Airport without any fuss. Booked in by the tour staff no problems very efficient. Welcomed and briefed by our Pilot 'Ron' and escorted to our aircraft. Flew over Hoover dam on way to Grand Canyon given running commentary by Ron on what to look out for and points of interest. Landed at the Grand Canyon airfield and was instructed on the tour and how to use bus system and where to get Lunch that is provided on tour. Ist stop was the cowboy ranch, not a lot to see but staff there were very enthusiastic and very happy to have photo's taken. We stopped here for our Lunch, there was three choices one of which was vegetarian and dessert was cake, and a drink was also provided. We then went to the 'Sky Walk' area of the Grand Canyon. We didn't go on the sky walk but I did read the 'Rules' of the Sky Walk' one of which was that you are not allowed to take photo's, which to my way of thinking is why you would want to go on the thing in the first place. The third stop was a brilliant place to take photo's especially if you go all the way to the end of the peninsula that protrudes out into the Canyon you can get a 360 degrees view. Ron, our pilot. was fantastic. Highly recommend this trip. Great value for money.
Susan H United Kingdom
Brilliant trip included Skywalk and Helicopter trip and both were well worth the experience
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