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Grand Canyon West Rim Adventure by Plane with Skywalk

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Phoenix, United States
Grand Canyon West Rim Adventure by Plane with Skywalk

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
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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
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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

Deer Valley Airport at 7th Avenue and Deer Valley Rd. Hotel transfers are available at an additional cost depending on location.

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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.


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MM Grand Canyon
Mary_M
, Sep 2021
Flying over the Grand Canyon was an Awesome experience. I also enjoyed the boat ride it was so relaxing and the bier was perfect 👍🏾
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Awesome tour!
Angel_M
, Aug 2021
From the moment we arrived to the terminal everyone was fantastic. Lindsay was great the other young lady (forgot her name) was very welcoming. Tom the pilot was awesome he entertained my sons million questions and he was very knowledgeable about the area. Would definitely come back to them!
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Awesome
Everette_B
, May 2021
Excellent, awesome. Airplane from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon North rim, Skywalk, Helicopter to the canyon floor, boat ride on the Colorado river.
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Better Than anticipated!
Rexie_W
, Mar 2021
Lynsi and Brandon made our day even more memorable than we could have imagined. Lynsi, made sure we had all precise information before, during and after our tour. We were given a family photo as our departing gift. Plane flight was smooth and Brandon made us feel very comfortable and shared great facts about the area. They were so helpful and made our experience more than worth it. I would definitely do it all over again and will recommend any opportunity I get!
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Incredible! Must do!!
Lknudsen
, Feb 2021
It was incredible! Josh the plane pilot was so friendly and pointed out all the good spots to see below. Don't miss this ride!
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Exhilarating, breathtaking, once in a lifetime experience.. worth every penny!
Rar
, Feb 2021
We booked this trip for 3 couples, all family. We booked through trip advisor/Westwind airlines. They were very accommodating, friendly and knowledgeable. John was our agent and he answered all our questions! On the day of our trip, We were greeted by Lindsey at the office and informed to use the bathroom, get some snacks and water for our day trip, and introduced to out pilot Josh. We were informed two young ladies would join our group and they were slot of fun. Westwind air was clean, staff very friendly and really took care of us! We loaded the plane and was off on time, precisely at 7:30 am. We arrived at the west rim about 8:30. We unloaded and we’re taken by bus to the west rim entrance, gift shops and restaurant. Josh took us to the gift center, bathrooms, and then we were lead up to the west rim skywalk. We packed away all our belongings and went out on the skywalk. The only disappointment of the day was the glass skywalk... it was dirty and the gentleman taking our photos was not into our group.. we came out with 12 photos of three couples... the two other gals included with our group had a photographer who was really into these ladies... this photographer took a lot of poses and pictures of these young ladies. After this session we went down to the gift shop at the skywalk rim and were given about a half hour to shop. We then were lead up together to the dining room, where we seated at three tables and given a choice of four menu options and drinks. The food was excellent. We spent about an hour here, then back to the gift shop. We then were bussed to Eagle point where we could hike and had beautiful views of the canyon and got some great panoramic photos. We then were bussed back to the terminal where we walked to the helicopter area. We were instructed by video of what to expect on the helicopter tour, and waited about 45 minutes or so for the helicopter. We were in the helicopter headed to the canyon basin. This was exhilarating and breathtaking... upon arrival we were let off the helicopter and walked down a slope and steps to the Colorado river where we boarded a pontoon boat and was taken on a guided tour down/of the Colorado river. Theresa, our tour guide was very informative and took a lot of time with our group. We then climbed back up the stairs to wait for the helicopter and again loaded and taken on a scenic ride back up the canyon side back to the terminal. It was the highlight of the trip! We then walked back to the terminal where our pilot Josh met us and we walked back to the plane terminal and loaded up and headed back to Phoenix. We arrived back at 3:30. It was a fun filled exciting day. The airplane flight was so gentle and smooth, as was the helicopter ride! We feel this was the best way to witness the Grand Canyon. We saw and experienced more in this 8 hour day then we ever could have on our own. All costs were included for entrance, skywalk rim, lunch, bussing, helicopter and boat ride. We did tip our pilot, our helicopter operator and boat guide. This was definitely worth the cost of the trip! Every aspect of the trip was well thought out, entertaining and accommodating!
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Happy I booked.
Karyn
, Feb 2021
I would highly recommend. Great way to see the canyon. Fun, beautiful day from the flight, to the lunch and boat trip up the canyon. Loved it!
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An Unforgettable Day
Bryan_S
, Jan 2021
This was an epic experience! Seeing the canyon from so many perspectives within just a few hours was unforgettable. Our guide Dan was awesome, made us at home, and shared a lot of great history/information. Highly recommend.
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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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