Las Vegas Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour with Skywalk
Cross the Grand Canyon Skywalk off your “bucket list,” at a price that’s a mere “drop in the bucket,” too! On the Las Vegas Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour with Skywalk, you can experience the Grand Canyon’s most exciting attraction, and get back to Las Vegas with time to experience its unique brand of excitement, too.
After getting picked up from your Las Vegas hotel and a photo stop on the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge, you’ll travel in an air-conditioned luxury motorcoach through the Mojave Desert and a stand of ancient desert Joshua Trees. Soon, you’ll arrive at Grand Canyon West, a Native American Tribal Park owned and operated by the Hualapai Indian Nation. The Hualapai (which means “people of the tall pines”) Indians have occupied this area for centuries. In the 1990’s, they began developing their tribal lands on the extreme Western end of the Grand Canyon and have achieved significant success by offering Grand Canyon visitors experiences they couldn’t otherwise have at the National Park.
After a brief transfer to a Tribal Park shuttle bus, you’re off to Grand Canyon West’s star attraction: the Grand Canyon Skywalk! Opened in March 2007, the Grand Canyon Skywalk is a glass-bottomed horseshoe extending 70’ past the rim of the Grand Canyon. A cantilevered platform with no struts or support beams visible, you’ll experience the vertigo-inducing but irresistible sensation of walking on air, high above the floor of the Grand Canyon.
At Eagle Point you can learn more about the Southwest’s Native people by touring replicas of their traditional dwellings, or watching a Native dance or cultural program. Other points of interest include the Hualapai Ranch, where everyday people can stroll among cowboys and gunslingers, and Guano Point, named for a futile endeavor to mine bat guano from caves on the canyon floor in the 1950’s. Though the mine eventually failed, guests are still welcome to walk around the promontory to view still-standing remnants of mine, and the view down to the Colorado River!
A choice of meals is included in the price of your tour package, and the best part of this tour is that it’s only 12 hours long from start to finish!
Available add-on: Helicopter flight to canyon floor and pontoon boat ride