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Grand Canyon West Rim Adventure by Plane with Skywalk

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Phoenix, United States

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Experience the majesty of the American Southwest with a full-day, all-inclusive tour to the Grand Canyon by air. Enjoy a round-trip scenic flight from Phoenix, and touch down at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, site of the Hualapai Reservation. Travel on land to Eagle Point for Native American cultural performances, sweeping views of the Grand Canyon, lunch on the canyon rim, a helicopter ride to the bottom of the canyon, a boat cruise on the Colorado River and admission to the thrilling Grand Canyon Skywalk.
  • Full-day tour to the Grand Canyon's West Rim by air
  • Enjoy a narrated scenic flight over America’s most famous natural wonder
  • Dare to walk out on the Grand Canyon Skywalk
  • Take a ground tour to Eagle Point to learn about Native American culture
  • Eat lunch at Guano Point, located on the canyon rim
  • Take a helicopter flight down to the Colorado River, followed by a short boat cruise
  • Includes plane and helicopter flights, lunch, ground and boat tours, admission fees and guides
Round-trip flight by airplane
West Rim Shuttle
Helicopter flight to Canyon Floor
Smooth Water Float Trip
Lunch
Glass Skywalk
Gratuities
Minimum passenger Surcharge (for full details, please see information below)
Optional Hotel transfers at an additional charge - book directly with Westwind

Departure Point

732 W Deer Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85027, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel transfers are at $35.00 per booking based on availability

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your comprehensive Grand Canyon day trip begins with an incredibly scenic flight in a Cessna airplane to the West Rim of the canyon. Hear informative narration from your expert pilot while you soak in views of the Grand Canyon and other parts of Arizona's amazing landscape.

When you land, visit Eagle Point for a Native American cultural experience: see a village with authentic Native American homes; enjoy a short performance; and walk out on the Skywalk—a clear platform that extends over the edge of the canyon's sheer rock cliffs, providing heart-racing views of the canyon floor far below.

Have lunch (included) at Guano Point on the rim of the Grand Canyon, and do a little hiking if you wish. The views of the canyon and the Colorado River are spectacular.

Your tour includes a quick helicopter ride down to the bottom of the canyon. There, a short walk takes you to the banks of the Colorado River where you hop on a pontoon boat for a leisurely cruise, a perfect vantage point to marvel at the towering canyon cliffs. Fly back to the rim of the canyon to reconnect with your airplane pilot for your return flight to Phoenix.

Either schedule hotel pickup or meet your pilot at Deer Valley Airport. There, receive a safety briefing and orientation to your aircraft, along with a radio headset that allows 2-way communications while in the air. Travel in either a Cessna Caravan or T207; both are high-winged airplanes perfect for taking photos and sightseeing from the air. Every passenger has a window seat with unobstructed views. Your tour ends with return to your starting point after a memorable tour.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Grand Canyon Skywalk
Scenic, narrated Airplane flight to the West Rim, helicopter to bottom of the canyon, brief boat ride, helicopter to top, Glass Skywalk, lunch at Guano Point and return by airplane to Phoenix
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum Passenger Surcharge: if there are only 2 passengers in total on the tour, there will be a USD50 per person surcharge. You will be advised if this is applicable at the time of reconfirmation, 48 hours prior to tour date. This surcharge is payable direct to the tour operator. You will also have the option to cancel or reschedule without penalty.
  • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking Passengers who weigh 285 lbs or more are required to pay an additional surcharge of USD72 direct at check-in.
  • No personal items such as mobile phones, cameras, backpacks and purses are allowed on the Skywalk; complimentary lockers are available for storage
  • This tour is not suitable for passengers that have difficulty walking. There is a 10 minute hike down a natural terrain pathway with 2 steep inclines and steps, between the helicopter and boat.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with mobility challenges
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Westwind Air Service

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Grand Canyon West Rim Adventure by Plane with Skywalk?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Grand Canyon West Rim Adventure by Plane with Skywalk.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Also does not take all day like other bus /van trips." See review

Reviews

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Breath Taking Adventure
Jennifer_R
, Mar 2020
Amazing day!!! So worth it! Our pilot/guide John C. was excellent. The flight was so smooth. The entire family enjoyed the day.
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Absolutely excellent
Becky
, Mar 2020
We had an excellent time with Jon on our tour! He was a great pilot and host! There is no better way to experience the Grand Canyon than by plane, boat, AND helicopter! Simply amazing and well worth every penny!!
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Great experience
Gary
, Feb 2020
Great experience and great people. Enjoyed the variety of airplane, helicopter and boat. The scenery is unbelievable. Highly recommend.
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Grand Canyon
JessicaM10572
, Oct 2019
Highly recommend this day trip to the Grand Canyon. What a way to first see the Canyon - from the plane! The helicopter ride alone is worth the trip. The ride down and back on the Colorado River and the Skywalk - just icing on the cake!
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Adventure That Never Ends
Mike H
, Jul 2019
The trip started from PHX with a flight from Deer Valley Airport to Grand Canyon West a Airport. Westwind staff was awesome and accommodating. Airplane was ready to go when we arrived. Stephen our pilot did a very professional job as pilot and host and guide for the trip. Because there were only 4 in out group, we were fortunate to be able to fly in a smaller airplane with more options for customizing our trip on the fly. Upon arrival into West Grand Canyon airport, we took a Eurocopter to the canyon floor and and then a boat trip on the Colorado. Sundance staff and Hualapai hosts were awesome. The sights were fantastic. Return trip via helicopter the the airport and then to the Skywalk on the Hualapai reservation. Interesting engineering instruction. Fun to walk out over the canyon on a glass walkway. Then off to lunch at another location on the reservation near the canyon rim with fantastic views. Did some hiking along the rim and then returned to the airport for the flight back to PHX. What a day. The value for this trip was exceptional and having a small group with a personal host made the trip memorable. Defiantly recommend it to anyone. Tip - go on a Friday or Saturday when the crowds at the canyon are lower.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your tour. We are very pleased to hear that everything went as planned and that you enjoyed your day. We look forward to seeing you on another one of our tours soon.
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riedcap1
, Jul 2019
Awesome trip. Totally exceeded expectations. Steve the pilot was very cool. First class service all the way. Helicopter experience was surreal. Would book again.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thank you for taking the time to review your tour. We hope you'll be back soon to try another one of our wonderful ways to see more of Arizona.
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Worth every $
Curiosity60507601183
, May 2019
We stopped to pickup a couple at Sedona, so seeing Red Rock a bonus. GC awesome, a reminder of time before man. Our pilot, a bright young gentleman named Robert was the absolute best! PJK
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thank you for the review. We have many other beautiful areas of Arizona to share with you so please come back and visit again soon.
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AMAZING ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCENCE !!
Tour59043325725
, Mar 2019
Everything was fantastic from start to finish. Wyatt was a wonderful pilot and guide. Very good value and well beyond our expectations!! Highly recommend!!
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Fantastic!
Departure49522291664
, Mar 2019
From the moment we called for our reservation to the arrival time at the Westwind Air building with Lindsey and our fantastic pilot Chris to the helicopter ride to the bottom of the Colorado river to Eagle point to the Skywalk and lunch. Everyone was professional and friendly. Great Experience! Totally Recommend
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Best way to do this tour!
Curious09179787095
, Jan 2019
Me and my husband had a fabulous day. Thanks to our great pilot for flying us there safely and his knowledge of the area. I would recommend this tour in a heart beat.

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