You will be picked up at your Las Vegas hotel at about 7 a.m., and enjoy a light breakfast with juice on the way to your Grand Canyon West Rim tour. The West Rim is a lot closer to Las Vegas than the North or South, and you will be away for about 11 hours.
After traveling over Hoover Dam, and through the desert, you will leave the main highway, and meander through the desolation, passing alongside one of the largest and oldest Joshua Tree forests in the country. The scenery is both beautiful and desolate. The West Rim of the Grand Canyon is home to the Hualapai (pronounced wal-a-pie) Native Americans. Their reservation encompasses some of the most remote land in the United States, and about 1000 tribal members live there.
At the West Rim you will have the opportunity to walk over the Skywalk, but will need to pay the Hualapai tribe an additional amount (top of page) for this. This can be ordered on the next page when you order the tour.
The views are both beautiful and awe inspiring, and you will have ample time to enjoy them, before sitting down for an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch. This is prepared and served by members of the tribe, right on the West Rim, at Guano Point.
You will have the opportunity to experience authentic Indian culture, and interact with the members of the tribe. Feel free to hike the trail leading to the highest point at the rim, and to enjoy the scenic majestic view of the Colorado River far below.
You will be away for about 11 hours, and be dropped off back at your hotel at 6 p.m.