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.
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.
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
Tour with these airlines - well organised and some useful tips from our pilot.
Srikanth R Qatar
We are extremely satisfied and we will not hesitate to recommend this package to others.
Great trip, very polite and organized picking you at your hotel, great opportunity for taking pictures on the way over, tour was great and the view from the Skywalk was AMAZING! If you have a chance to do this, I would say do it!!! You won't be disappointed. You can get a cheaper price going by bus, but if you are like me, I'd rather go by air than 12hrs on a bus.
Excellent trip, flying into and out of the canyon was right up there on my best lifetime experiences list! All staff very friendly, helpful and courteous. Highly recommend this trip, especially if short on time!
It was awesome. We highly recommend this trip to anyone. The people were also awesome and Viator made it happen for us. Thank you all.
Fantastic! Sherman was a great pilot, the views were incredible, it was cool to sit in such a small plane, and we were back in our hotel by lunchtime rather than spending 15 hours on a bus.
We can highly recommend Maverick air and helicopter tours to the Grand Canyon. It was so well organised and all drivers and pilots very professional and punctual. Special thanks to Shermon our pilot who was very personable and professional. Great flying for someone who gets airsickness and kept his lunch down! The skywalk was awesome and so glad we chose to do it. Also the helicopter ride into the canyon was fantastic. Also a very yummy BBQ lunch. Justin our helicopter pilot done a great job and the views of the canyon were just beautiful. It was the highlight of our trip to US.
Kerrie and Peter
Gillian M United Kingdom
Going by plane both ways was a good choice. Didn't fancy the long coach trips. Pilot was an Air Force vet, so couldn't have been happier!! Get to see all the landmarks from the air, including great views of Hoover Dam. Sky Walk good but a bit gimmicky. Lunch ok but with early start was eating BBQ beef at our normal breakfast time. Recommend this if you are short on time as back mid afternoon
This tour was absolutely amazing.. well worth every cent. I recommend the morning tour if you don't like tourist crowds. ..
What a wonderful day trip from Las Vegas, great flight and pilot too, very helpful. Stunning views and also a lovely hot lunch overlooking the canyon. More than I expected for the day.
This trip was everything we wanted in seeing the Grand Canyon, our Captain had a wonderful sense of humour, the view from the aeroplane was amazing, glad we didn't do the skywalk as got just as good a view from Eagle and Guano Points and helicopter ride to the bottom was brilliant.
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