I’ve been to Scottsdale and Phoenix dozens of times over the years, but I’ve only done a brief fly over the Grand Canyon once. My husband had never seen this magnificent wonder of the world. We booked a tour through 360 Adventures company, and selected The Grand Canyon West Rim Adventure. It took the worry away, providing us expert pilots, tour guides and itinerary. Our tour departed Deer Valley airport in Pheonix, with Westwind Air Service. We met at the airport at 7am. We returned by 5pm.
The tour began with a 75 minute flight to Canyon West airport. We transferred to a helicopter and had a thrilling ride to the bottom of the canyon. We disembarked and had a twenty minute ride down the Colorado river. You gain a unique perspective of the canyon from this vantage point. Then you fly back up, hop on a bus that takes you to the famous glass skywalk. This architectural marvel extends 65 feet over the edge of the Grand Canyon, 4,000 feet from the bottom. This area is known as Eagles Point, as the formation resembles an eagle spreading its wings. Lunch was next at Guano Point. I’m not going to lie, it was awful, but the setting was magnificent, situated on a plateau, surrounded on three sides by the canyon. After lunch we had time to explore and take photos.
The day didn’t come cheap at $699 a person. However, all permits, entry fees, guides, transportation, and water and snacks were included. On our way back we dropped some passengers off in Sedona and got to see the Red Rocks from the air. What an opportunity! What an amazing way to experience one of the world’s greatest wonders. We got a dizzying display of nature’s grandeur, with incredible views from sky, land and water. This was just one of the many packages they offer. They will fly you anywhere, even off the beaten track. You can hike, bike, walk, fly, hot air balloon, horseback ride, just dream it and do it.