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An awesome day and back in good time for a quick snooze before dinner!
From the first moment to the last, this adventure tour was the best I 've ever done and I 've done many. One exciting event after another. Plenty and timely bathroom breaks. Pilot was also our tour guide for much of the entire day and he was friendly, knowledgable, skilled, helpful, intelligent, and pretty good to look at as well. Although the south rim/Grand Canyon State Park was closed because of the government shutdown, the west rim where we were was not impacted as we were 80 miles from there. Snacks, lunch, and water was offered to us regularly - we were wanting for nothing. The Skywalk was smaller than it looked from pix we'd seen and was not as scary as my sister and I were sure it would be. It was more awe-inspiring and strange to be walking 4000 feet above the Grand Canyon floor while looking through the clear surface we were walking on. You are required to keep everything except your clothing and shoes to walk onto the Skywalk with the booty covers you are required to wear. We arrived fairly early in the day on our Friday tour of the Skyway so there weren't large crowds or even a line to wait in. Later in the day we noticed there were a greater number of people. The barbecue lunch we were served cafeteria style was run very efficiently so there wasn't a wait for that either. Food was delicious to us - we had worked up a hunger from all the walking. The walk from the helicopter down to the pontoon on the Colorado River was steep and the final ramp down was somewhat slippery. The hike back up the slippery ramp on our way back up to the helicopter was tricky - the remaining steep rocky rest of the treck back up was exhausting and I use a treadmill most days. You need to be in decent shape to make it back up to the helicopter. My legs were like jelly by the last step up but I made it. Views were great from the plane, helicopter, and walking trails. Was cool in the morning in mid -October when we went then was warm enough to shed light jackets later. FUN
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this trip to like minded people who do not have the luxury of time. You can return to Phoenix by afternoon. Meanwhile one can enjoy a ride on the Cessna, Chopper and boat on river Colorado and of course the Skywalk. Highly recommended.
Since time of pick up, this adventure was absolutely breath taking. Everyone was so friendly and the views are amazing!
I simply wished that it could never end. My first time to Gran Canyon, first time on a touristic plane, first time on a chopper. Just great !
This tour was so good we did another flight with Westwind two days later(and it was excellent too)!
This was the 17th year for the 6 of us girlfriends to do something exciting together.
We all had a marvelous trip with Viator, it comes highly recommended and we look forward to another trip with them. Everything was great the boat ride could have been longer.
We especially enjoyed our Pilot, he took good care of us. Thanks from all of us girls.
Our trip to the west rim was unbelievable! From the breath taking views from our plane to the walk on the sky walk. Then the helicopter ride to the bottom of the canyon. Could not of asked for a better day. This was the most memorable trip of my families life.
Everyone from Westwind air was fantastic. Our pilot Bill added commentary duty the trip. Added a special personal trip. The nicest touch to the tour was that Bill was with us every step of the way. He made sure we were on the right bus to the next location. Took care of our tickets. Even suggested which eatery was better. We did not have to worry about a thing. Just enjoyed the incredible views.
I would highly recommend this tour. You will not be sorry.....
This was the tour of a lifetime. Jeff, our pilot was fantastic and a great tour guide as well. The people at Westwind were great.
Absolutely spectular. Well worth the money. Bill Richardson, our pilot, was very professional, knowledgeable, friendly and a good tour guide. He made sure we were well taken care of. This is the only way to see the Grand Canyon. It was a fun filled packed day!
As 60+ seniors,we feel this tour of the West Rim is the only way to go! Thank you to all the crew from start to finish for a great ride you provided these two seniors! Jim and Charlene
Outstanding trip. Our pilot (Mike) was fantastic and ensured that our group got the experience of a lifetime. Thanks Mike, and thanks Viator!
Brilliant trip that ran like clock work - views were brilliant and the ground agent excellent
What an awesome experience. We took the adventure with our 8 year old son, and thank God for camcorders. The look on his face when the helicopter took off made every cent of the trip worthwhile. We highly recommend this adventure, it's the only way to see the canyon. Our pilot was incredible!