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Best Ways to See the Grand Canyon


The Grand Canyon is one of the most gorgeous locations in the world, so your visit should be extraordinary. There are many ways to explore this natural wonder, each allowing you to enjoy a different experience. We don't just want you to have a memorable visit; we want you to have the experience of a lifetime. That's why we've compiled this list of best ways to see the Grand Canyon that will take your breath away.

Mule Rides

To experience the Grand Canyon close-up and feel as though you're in a Western adventure, take a mule ride into the canyon. The sure-footed animals hug the cliff edges as you're treated to spectacular views. Mule rides often descend into the South Rim, which is the canyon's most visited area. Be aware, though, that you and your group will need to meet the specified height and weight requirements in order to be able to ride.

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours

Maverick's Helicopters offer unique bird's-eye views of the canyon. On a helicopter tour, you can take in the spectacular sights as your experienced, knowledgeable pilot provides information about the location you are passing. Grand Canyon tours from Las Vegas are available at various times of the day, combining aerial and ground exploration to give you an elite experience you'll never forget. Some of our customer favorites are:

  • Skywalk Odyssey Tour - During the Skywalk Odyssey Tour, you'll fly over Lake Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon and more. This tour also features a landing near the canyon's West Rim, where you'll be able to step out onto the famed Grand Canyon Skywalk. As the highest footbridge in the world, the Skywalk is an engineering marvel. Its glass surface extends more than 70 feet over the edge of the rim, offering breathtaking views of the canyon and the Colorado River.

  • Grand Canyon Explorer TourThe ultimate adventure, the Grand Canyon Explorer Tour features a 40-minute flight over the canyon's South Rim aboard a Beechcraft 1900D airplane and ground transportation into the canyon. You'll see and experience the Grand Canyon in an intimate way that's exclusive to the Explorer Tour. Exquisite sights can be seen from Mather Point, a popular destination known to offer some of the best views of the canyon. You'll also be able to explore the historic Bright Angel Lodge and enjoy a box lunch as you revel in the splendor of this famed National Park.

  • Indian Territory TourThis tour features a flight over Lake Las Vegas, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and the extinct volcano, Fortification Hill. On this tour, you will also enjoy 3 different landings – in the Hualapai Indian Territory, on the West Rim and at the Grand Canyon Skywalk where you will have the option to step out onto the glass bridge to view the canyon below. This spectacular experience concludes with a flight over the Bowl of Fire and the Las Vegas Strip.

  • Wind Dancer Tour This Grand Canyon landing excursion departs from our Las Vegas Strip trip terminal, where you'll start your journey to one of the world's greatest natural wonders, the Grand Canyon. Soar over the iconic Hoover Dam while enjoying panoramic views of Lake Mead and the Mojave Desert. Enjoy intimate views of Temple Rock, a unique rock formation on the shoreline of Lake Mead and Fortification Hill, an extinct volcano. The ground drops away as you enter the Grand Canyon, descend and land 3,500 feet below the rim at a private landing area on Hualapai Indian Territory. Champagne, beverages and a snack box are served approximately 300 feet above the mighty Colorado River. Witness the stunning red rock formation of the Bowl of Fire from the air as you return to Las Vegas. Conclude your adventure with a breathtaking flight over the Las Vegas Strip and above the mega-resorts.

We'll help you choose the tour that includes the sights you want to see to make your trip perfect for you.

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