Grand Canyon West Rim Air and Ground Day Trip from Las Vegas with Optional Skywalk
Reviewed by: Mark M, February 2016
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.
Reviewed by: Megan H, United States of America, November 2015
Great day trip to see the Grand Canyon.
Reviewed by: Ashish S, November 2015
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!!
Reviewed by: Andrew W, November 2015
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.
Reviewed by: Melanie J, November 2015
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.
Reviewed by: Gemma W, November 2015
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.
Reviewed by: karen_mills, November 2015
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.