The summer season is the perfect time for an exploration of the Grand Canyon, and with a West Rim tour, you can have the opportunity to explore the natural wonder in a variety of different ways. The Grand Canyon West Rim Motorcoach Tour allows you to choose from one of four options: just take the motorcoach tour, add a walk across the Skywalk, throw in a helicopter and a pontoon trip or mix all three additional options together with the motorcoach. Whichever tour option you choose, you are guaranteed to have a wild adventure in the Grand Canyon this summer.
With each option, you will start in Las Vegas and board a comfortable and accommodating motorcoach. You will stop at the Arizona Hoover Dam outlook, where you will have prime photo opportunities; the Joshua Tree Forest, which is 900 years old; the Hualapai Indian Reservation at Eagle Point, where you can experience the culture of the native people; Hualapai Ranch, a cowboy town reminiscent of the Old West; and Guano Point, where an 1800s mine resides. Take some time to browse the lands for Native American curios and jewelry, before returning back to Vegas on the motorcoach.
When you add in any of the additional tour options, you’ll get an even more extensive experience in the canyon. The addition of the Skywalk will allow you to walk across the 70-foot long platform that hovers over the depths of the Grand Canyon. The Skywalk is situated in Eagle Point, which is named for its rock formation that resembles the great bird. The Skywalk sits over 4,000 feet above the canyon floor and gives visitors an incomparable view of the landmark.
Add a helicopter and a pontoon tour to the mix and you’ll get an even more comprehensive visit. In addition to the motorcoach, you can explore the canyon by the air and the water. Take a 20-minute helicopter ride to the bottom of the canyon, board a pontoon boat for a scenic float down the Colorado River, then climb back into the helicopter for a flight back up. You can also add the Skywalk to this tour option for an even more thorough visit.
With any of these options, you will see the beauty of the Grand Canyon first-hand. The sights and views are ones that you cannot experience anywhere else. The magnificent rock walls, the extensive stretch of land and river and all of the beautiful foliage and wildlife are guaranteed to provide you with memories you will never forget.
When staying in Vegas and taking this tour, make sure you book a hotel that’s close by the starting and ending point of the excursion. After a long day of exploration, you’ll want a comfortable hotel room that you can retire to. You’ll get that at the Tropicana Resort & Casino, just a mile away, or at Paris Las Vegas, Westin Casuarina and the Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, all within a half-mile of the tour.