Golden Eagle Skywalk
If you’ve come to Las Vegas, you’ve come too far NOT to see the Grand Canyon. But your time is going to be at a premium. Your problem has a solution: The Golden Eagle Skywalk Tour!
Hoover Dam… Lake Mead… the Grand Canyon Skywalk… You couldn’t possibly see all that with your tight schedule in Las Vegas?! Oh yes you can – besides, you’ve come too far NOT to see it!
Presenting Papillon Helicopters’ Golden Eagle Skywalk tour, where you can see the best sights of Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon in under half a day. Your tour begins with pickup at your hotel in a van or Motorcoach and transportation to the Boulder City Municipal Airport, where you climb aboard your helicopter and head up and away over the Mojave Desert, an abstract landscape occupying 4 Western states: Nevada, Arizona, Utah and California.
Next up: the stately yet artful Hoover Dam, whose distinctive art-deco accents reveal its origins back in the roaring 20’s. Juxtaposed with the gravity defying bypass bridge under construction, these two structures represent the apex of modern engineering, though separated by almost a century. Since helicopters fly at a lower altitude than airplanes, you’ll get the ultimate bird’s eye view of not only the dam and the bypass bridge, but Lake Mead, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and one of the primary watersheds responsible for the modernization of the Western U.S.
As lake turns to river, the Grand Wash Cliffs rise up before you and the Grand Canyon gapes below you. This area of the Grand Canyon belongs to the Hualapai Indian Tribe. In the 1990’s, the Hualapai began developing their land holdings of the Grand Canyon into their own tourism enterprise: Grand Canyon West. In March of 2007, they unveiled their star attraction: the Grand Canyon Skywalk – which is where you’re headed to next!
After your helicopter touches down on the very rim of the Grand Canyon, a Motorcoach waits to take you to Eagle Point, site of the Grand Canyon Skywalk. This horseshoe-shaped glass platform juts 70 feet past the canyon’s edge, giving you the spine-tingling sensation of walking on air hundreds of feet above bottom of the Grand Canyon. If time permits, you can also tour Grand Canyon West’s Indian Village, where you can walk inside replicas of the traditional dwellings of many Southwest Indian Tribes. At the Eagle Point Amphitheatre, you might catch a Native dance or cultural program presented by the Hualapai Indian Tribe.
Eventually, it’s time to head back to the Boulder City Airport, where your shuttles wait to return you to your hotel. Look at how much you saw in less than half a day! From hotel to hotel, approximately 6 hours is required for the Golden Eagle Skywalk Helicopter tour. If your time is at a premium yet you still want to experience the Grand Canyon and more, this tour has your name on it! But space is limited, so put your name on your seats today – click on the “book now” button below, and we’ll see you in Las Vegas!
|60-90 minutes||Transport from most major Las Vegas hotels to Boulder City Municipal Airport|
|90 minutes||Check-in Boulder City Terminal, begin aerial tour over Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Grand Canyon West|
|60 minutes||Arrive Grand Canyon West Terminal, transfers to Eagle Point by motorcoach to enjoy Grand Canyon Skywalk|
|45 minutes||Reboard helicopter for return flight to Boulder City|
|60-90 minutes||Transfer from Boulder City Airport back to local hotels|
*Times and durations are approximate and may be affected by weather, traffic or other factors. We strongly discourage you from scheduling any time-sensitive activities, such as dinner reservations or show tickets, immediately following your Las Vegas Grand Canyon tour. GrandCanyon.com and its affiliates will assume no responsibility for activities missed due to unexpected delays.