Vegas West Rim Tours Have It All
The Grand Canyon West Rim tours draw a large number of visitors from Las Vegas because of its proximity to the Vegas Strip. Vegas vacationers can take one of the Grand Canyon West Rim tours featured by Grand Canyon Destinations and return the same day. Passenger pick-up begins around 7:00 AM with the return scheduled in the early evening, or around 5:30 PM. A luxury bus with all the amenities picks up West Rim travelers at or near their hotel.
See The Hoover Dam
Usually, in a car, a direct trip to the West Rim would take about 2.5 hours. However, the tour bus stops first at Hoover Dam for about 30 minutes. Guests can get out and stretch their legs and take pictures – photos of their experience that can be uploaded to Facebook or Instagram.
South Rim VS West Rim
While the South Rim, located in Grand Canyon National Park, is considered to be the heart of the canyon, the West Rim is part of Hualapai tribal land. Hualapai is pronounced as Wal-lah-pie, and means “people of the tall pines.” The reservation for the Hualapai was established, by executive order, in 1883. It consists of one million acres, including 108 miles of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon.
Grand Canyon West Rim Tours
The tribe’s enterprise, Grand Canyon West, is located at the West Rim – the main destination for popular Grand Canyon West Rim tours. A tour of Grand Canyon West leads to a more remote location. Most people journey to visit the glass see-through Skywalk – a horseshoe shaped bridge that permits visitors to venture past the rim of the Grand Canyon and stand 4,000 feet above the Colorado River.
Shows featuring Native American entertainment are presented at the site’s amphitheater, and the art and gift store at the location displays authentic Native American handmade crafts and jewelry. You will also want to visit Guano Point, located close to the remains of a former guano mining tram and operation. The Hualapai Ranch, situated at the site, also offers cowboy entertainment, including wagon rides.
Learn More About West Rim Tours
Tickets for the Skywalk can be obtained in advance through Grand Canyon Destinations. They are added to the affordable travel cost before the scheduled trip. Learn more about this tour package online today. Make your Vegas vacation an especially memorable getaway. Whether you choose to see the South Rim or embark on one of the West Rim tours by bus, you will love the experience.