Depart from the world-famous Strip and head out over Las Vegas and the surrounding Mojave Desert
on your direct helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. While en route to the canyon,
you'll be treated to unforgettable views of Hoover Dam, an engineering marvel and true icon
of the American West. Formed by the dam's construction in the 1930s, the sparkling Lake Mead
puddles across the Colorado River Valley, making an excellent addition to this sightseeing
tour. Other highlights of this portion of the tour include Fortification Hill, an extinct
volcano, and Boulder City, originally built to house the dam construction workers.
On your Grand Canyon Skywalk tour, you'll pass over the towering West Rim before flying over
the canyon for intimate views of the meandering bends of the Colorado River. Upon landing
in the heart of Hualapai Indian Territory, get ready to explore a one-of-a-kind attraction, the
Grand Canyon Skywalk, a glass-bottom observation deck suspended nearly 4,000 feet above the
Colorado River and more than 70 feet away from the canyon wall.
Expedited admission to the Skywalk, VIP ground transportation, and a Skywalk souvenir photo are
included in this grand sightseeing adventure. To protect the glass walkway and preserve the
Grand Canyon, no personal items are permitted on the Skywalk. This includes cameras, cellphones,
strollers, purses, backpacks, etc.
The return flight affords you more splendid views of the canyon and Lake Mead. As you get closer
to Las Vegas, you'll head to historic Downtown Las Vegas, home to Fremont Street and the city's
oldest casinos. On your return flight continue south along Las Vegas Boulevard, where you'll
savor unparalleled views of the world's most extravagant hotels, such as Bellagio and the
iconic Caesars Palace.
Other highlights of this portion of the tour include Paris Las Vegas' Eiffel Tower, The
Strat tower and The Mirage's volcanic landscaping.
Total ground time for this tour is approximately 45 minutes at Grand Canyon West.