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Grand Canyon West Rim by Air with Skywalk from Phoenix (ADV)

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Phoenix, US
4.5 (149)
Phoenix, US
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Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Grand Canyon like never before with the Grand Canyon West Rim by Air with Skywalk tour. Take an exhilarating airplane ride directly to the West Rim, followed by a thrilling 10-minute helicopter ride to a plateau near the bottom of the Canyon. As you step onto the world-famous Skywalk, you'll feel your heart race as you gaze down into the 4,000-foot abyss beneath your feet. Immerse yourself in the rich Hualapai Indian Culture through Native American performances and explore an Indian Village with ancient dwellings. Indulge in a delicious lunch at Guano Point, surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Canyon. Take a leisurely walk along a trail that extends out into the Canyon, capturing moments for your photo album that will leave every traveler in awe. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Book now and create unforgettable memories at the Grand Canyon.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 7 hours
  • Suitable for 2-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • & Audio GuidedGuided Experience
  • Scenic Airplane flight to the West Rim
  • Helicopter ride to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
  • Walking on the Glass Skywalk
  • Experience Hualapai Indian Culture and Performances
  • Enjoy lunch with spectacular views of the Grand Canyon
  • Round-trip flight by airplane
  • Glass skywalk
  • West rim shuttle
  • Helicopter ride
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • No boat ride at this time

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Introduction:

Welcome to the Grand Canyon West Rim by Air with Skywalk tour, an extraordinary adventure that will take you on a breathtaking journey into the heart of one of the world's most iconic natural wonders. This tour offers a perfect blend of thrill and serenity, combining air travel, a thrilling helicopter ride, and an unforgettable experience on the Skywalk.

What to expect?

Prepare to be amazed as you travel by airplane directly to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. From there, you'll embark on a mesmerizing 10-minute helicopter ride that will take you to a plateau near the bottom of the canyon. This unique vantage point will allow you to witness the immense grandeur of the canyon up close and personal. Next, get ready to experience the world-famous Skywalk. As you step onto this architectural marvel, you'll find yourself 65 feet over the edge of the Grand Canyon, with a staggering 4,000-foot depth beneath your feet. This thrilling adventure will provide you with unparalleled views and an adrenaline rush like no other. After the Skywalk, immerse yourself in the rich Hualapai Indian Culture. Experience Native American performances, explore an Indian Village with traditional dwellings, and learn about the ancient traditions and customs of local tribes. This cultural experience adds an authentic touch to your Grand Canyon adventure. The tour continues to Guano Point, a scenic location where you can savor a delicious provided lunch. Enjoy your meal in an outdoor eating area on a plateau surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Grand Canyon. Afterward, take a leisurely walk along a trail that extends out into the canyon, offering awe-inspiring views and countless photo opportunities.

Who is this for?

The Grand Canyon West Rim by Air with Skywalk tour is perfect for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts of all ages. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a family, this tour provides an unforgettable experience for everyone. It caters to those who appreciate the natural wonders of the world and seek thrilling ways to explore them. No matter if you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, this tour is designed to captivate and inspire.

Why book this?

Embark on this extraordinary journey because you deserve an experience that will leave you in awe. This tour offers a unique opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the Grand Canyon from different perspectives. From the thrilling helicopter ride that takes you near the bottom of the canyon to the fascinating Skywalk experience, every moment is an adventure. Delve into the vibrant Hualapai Indian Culture, enriching your understanding of this magnificent natural wonder. The provided lunch at Guano Point allows you to savor the surroundings while enjoying a delicious meal. This is not just a tour; it's an opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Good to know

As you embark on this unforgettable tour, keep in mind a few essential details. The total duration of the tour is approximately 420 minutes, ensuring you have ample time to soak up the beauty of the Grand Canyon. Remember to check in no later than 30 minutes prior to departure to ensure a smooth experience. Hotel transfers are not available, so make necessary arrangements to reach the designated meeting point. Prepare yourself for a truly remarkable adventure and don't forget to bring your camera to capture the incredible moments.

Reviews

Reviews from individuals who have experienced the Grand Canyon West Rim by Air with Skywalk tour have been overwhelmingly positive. Travelers have described it as a once-in-a-lifetime experience that surpasses all expectations. Many have praised the knowledgeable and friendly guides who provided fascinating insights into the canyon's history and culture. The helicopter ride and Skywalk were highlighted as the most thrilling and unforgettable parts of the tour. Visitors were in awe of the stunning views and the immersion in the Hualapai Indian Culture. Overall, the tour received high praise for its organization, professionalism, and the opportunity it provided to create lifelong memories.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Grand Canyon Skywalk

Scenic, narrated Airplane flight to the West Rim, helicopter to inside the canyon, helicopter to top, Glass Skywalk, lunch at Guano Point and return by airplane to Phoenix

Admission Included

Reviews

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4.5 (149)

Alan_V

Fantastic views from the flight north The skywalk is fantastic The helicopter trip is the icing on the cake Really bad turbulence on the flight back but the captain was super calm

Janine_T

Lindsay started the whole show with her excited, bubbly personality and then our airplane pilot, Brandon took the stage as he flew us to the South West Rim, walked us through all of the sights and took us all out to eat. Chris, our helicopter pilot, helped to finish the tour to the bottom of the canyon in an unforgettable round trip flight, landing and tour before getting us safely back to our airplane. We finished with a sweet landing by Brandon back in Scottsdale. We left with 100% satisfaction and highly recommend this tour.

barbaracR9910LC

This was an unforgettable experience. Our pilot and guide Hunter was knowledgeable, pleasant and a great photographer! The views of the canyon are exceptional and the boat ride on the Colorado River was a surprise. This excursion was worth every penny and I highly recommend it.

awwilliams

Our family of four did the Adventure Tour - GC West Rim w/Skywalk package through WestWind during spring break in April 2023. While one would expect the the Grand Canyon to be a finely-tuned, well-oiled tourist machine, it definitely is not. While Westwind did their part in getting us safely from Sedona to the Grand Canyon and back - and we loved our pilot Brandon - what they don't emphasize is it that they are are the mercy of the Grand Canyon vendors - in our case Papillon Helicopters and whoever runs the Skywalk. For this cost, some VIP treatment is expected, but there is none. The first stop at the Skywalk and Eagle Point was so crowded that, because of the time limit we had in order to make our 1 pm helicopter ride, we had to choose between eating lunch or standing in the 2-3 hour Skywalk line. Since we had kids, we opted to eat, and still had to wait about 20 min for a table for burgers and chicken sandwiches. Then hopped back on the bus, were told we had to skip the Guano Point stop to make it to our 1 pm helicopter ride. Upon arriving at the Papillon Helicopters terminal, we were told it would be about 45 more min, which they kept telling us. Eventually, we made it on the helicopter at 3 pm, 2 hours past our assigned time that we rushed back for, skipping Guano Point and the Skywalk. The reasoning for the delay was that it was cold and 7 of their 8 helicopters were down for the day because of overnight freezing. Who in their right mind allows a $10M aircraft to freeze overnight? Is there no protocol in place to provide shelter for the $10M helicopters during freezing temperatures? Who is accountable for this? None of these questions were really answered. Once we did get on the helicopter, it was about a 5-min ride to the pontoon boat ride, which was pretty cool, but nowhere in the package description did it say anything about a pontoon boat ride and I would have rather had a longer helicopter ride. When they dropped us off for the pontoon boat ride, the now two functioning helicopters were taking turns dropping groups off, however we still had to wait about 45 min to get picked up after the boat tour was over. Waiting and being stuck somewhere for a ride were the themes of the day. This package is not worth the money. Overall, the GC does not have the infrastructure or processes in place to handle any kind of overwhelming number of spring break or holiday tourists. My hindsight advice would be: figure out a lesser traveled time to visit to GC; arrange your own travel so you're not stuck somewhere at the mercy of someone else; skip the Skywalk - it's little, not worth the wait, and you can't even take your own photos; do more research than I did, especially if traveling with kids; bring your own food; if you really want to do a helicopter tour, do not use Papillon, try the place next door - Maverick's Helicopters. As of this post, I have not received any refunds, but will be calling on Monday morning.

Lorrie T

The whole experience was touristy and underwhelming. We had visited the south side of the canyon Years before and found it more inspiring and beautiful. DO NOT waste $ on the Skywalk....you can't take photos and must rely on the site photographers. Disappointed.

nancyt655

Our family did the West Rim tour - it was incredible! We flew with Noah from Phoenix to the West Rim and felt comfortable in his capable hands. Once there, Westwind made arrangements for us to enjoy one of the tours on site: we walked on the glass overhang, had lunch, stopped at an incredible spot with better views, and then flew on a helicopter to Colorado River and took a short boat ride. The views were incredible. I noticed a reviewer below complaining that they were waiting at the bottom in the canyon for a helicopter. We waited, too, as one of the helicopters was getting maintenance. And we enjoyed every breathtaking moment at the bottom of the canyon. It was a once-in-a-lifetime day...and we loved every second!

William_V

We were not able to land at the Canyon, but the ride was incredible, as were Lindsay and our fabulous pilot

marybeckett7

We had the best day ever. I would highly recommend! We brought our daughter to celebrate her birthday - she was very apprehensive about flying on a small plane and helicopter but loved it and wants to do it again. Everything was well planned and orchestrated. We were taken very good care of. Loved it!

Xavier H

Amazing. We had Nick as our pilot and he was awesome. Can not believe how much we enjoyed this. Everything was just so beautiful I didn’t even want to take pictures because I couldn’t stop looking with my own eyes.

conorh333

A logistical nightmare. 99% of this tour was sitting around waiting. Once we arrived at the hanger near the canyon, we sat and waited for over 1 hour without any update on what was going on. When we finally made it into the helicopter and Into the canyon, we did a 10 minute boat ride followed by 1 more hour of waiting in the 107 degree heat for the return ride. We were told that maintenance personnel needed our helicopter and therefore there would be a long delay. When we finally got back to the hanger, we stood around for another 45 minutes waiting for the equivalent of a NYC public bus. I’m writing this mid tour, but knowing what I know now I WOULD NOT BOOK THIS TOUR. Terribly frustrating waste of time.
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