Grand Canyon Wests Rim Bus Tour w/ Heli & Boat Cruise
Experience the excitement of a Grand Canyon West Rim "Above and Beyond" 3 in 1 Combo Tour!
Get to the bottom of the Grand Canyon by lunchtime, and back to Las Vegas for dinner! Experience the best of all worlds on the Las Vegas Rim-to-River Expedition. See stately Hoover Dam, the vast Mojave Desert, and ancient Joshua Trees by Motorcoach… descend to the very bottom of the Grand Canyon by helicopter at Grand Canyon West…cruise the Colorado River by pontoon boat. See a side of the Grand Canyon that is still “wild” and unspoiled by guard rails, and learn about Native American Culture of the Southwest in its environment...this is one of our most exciting Las Vegas Grand Canyon tours!
|5.45 AM- 6.30 AM*||Pickup at your Las Vegas hotel
*pickup times vary depending on hotel; complimentary shuttle service provided from/to most major hotels on the Strip and Downtown
|7.30 AM||Depart Las Vegas for Hoover Dam via the vast expanse of the Mojave Desert|
|8.15 AM||Enjoy a 15 minute photo stop at Hoover Dam, built in 1922, a marvel of engineering even by modern standards!|
|11.30 AM||Arrive at Grand Canyon West on the Hualapai Indian Reservation. On the way, you’ll pass through an immense forest of Joshua Trees, estimated to be almost 1,000 years old – a sight unique to the Mojave Desert|
|11.45 AM||Board helicopter and fly to the bottom of the Grand Canyon – an exhilarating 3,500’ descent!|
|12.00 N||Board pontoon boats for leisurely float (no rapids) up the Colorado River to Quartermaster Point and back. You’ll also have some free time to explore the canyon floor and take pictures. You won’t believe where you are and how easy it was to get here!**|
**Involves some simple hiking, down an unpaved, slightly rocky trail and a short staircase from helipad to boat dock, then back up same staircase and trail from boat dock to helipad. Equivalent to about 5 flights of stairs each way.
|12.30 PM||Board helicopter for thrilling ascent to the Canyon Rim – a whole different perspective than the flight down|
|12.45 PM||Board Motorcoach for ground tour of Grand Canyon West|
Eagle Point: site of Hualapai Indian Village, featuring replicas of traditional dwellings of several Southwestern Native tribes, and the Eagle Point Amphitheatre where dances and cultural programs are performed daily. Eagle Point is also the site of the Grand Canyon Skywalk! (If you would like to include the Grand Canyon Skywalk with this tour, click here)
Guano Point: named for a defunct mining operation in which bat droppings were harvested for uses such as fertilizer, gun powder, even cosmetics! Take some time to walk around the promontory and take a look at the old mining tram that still stands.
|2.00 PM||Lunch at Guano Point – everyone has a table with a view! You will enjoy a barbeque meal prepared by the Hualapai Indians. Typical menu includes: Shredded beef or Chicken, Cornbread, Flour tortilla, Salad, Fruits and Water.|
|3.00 PM||Depart Grand Canyon West for Las Vegas|
|6.00 PM||Return to Las Vegas, dropoff back at your hotel|
Terms and Conditions: Passengers must reconfirm 24 hours prior to tour or may be subject to cancellation. No-shows are not refunded. Tour itineraries, prices and fees subject to change without notice.
Dinner and Show Reservations: 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, for the evening following your Las Vegas Grand Canyon tour. GrandCanyon.com and its affiliates can assume no responsibility for activities missed due to unexpected delays.
Please Note: Some Grand Canyon West Tours may be operated in smaller aircraft. Due to air traffic control, views of the Hoover Dam may be restricted on certain flights. Tours may require a minimum number of passengers to operate. Not all tours are wheelchair accessible. Please check with the reservation agent for details or available tours.