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Grand Canyon Bus Tour to the Skywalk? Read This! By: Keith Kravitz Savvy Las Vegas travelers know that the absolute cheapest way to see the Grand Canyon Skywalk is to take a luxury motor coach. The trip departs Vegas all year round and costs around $130. It includes Skywalk tickets, BBQ lunch, and a guided tour at the top of the rim. The same tour by helicopter or airplane will set you back $375 and $205 per person, respectively. Luxury bus tours follow the edge of Lake Mead, the largest man-made reservoir in the U.S., and stop at Hoover Dam/Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge for photos. Crossing into Arizona, you'll weave through a series of impressive canyons before entering the Mojave Desert. Then it's a bit of a rough drive (easily negotiated by your motor coach) on an unpaved road to Grand Canyon West. Just 120 miles away from Las Vegas, the Skywalk is a 2.5 hour drive. Today's deluxe motor coaches make this an effortless trip. How so? Consider the quiet-ride suspension - tough enough to handle any road condition. Or the superbly climate-controlled cabins. Other outstanding features include plush, media-room-style seats, flat screen TV's, big windows, spotless restrooms and personal headphones that allow you to pick one of 11 pre-recorded tour narrations. The Grand Canyon Skywalk is an incredible feat of Modern Day engineering. The "glass bridge" hangs 70 feet over the side of the canyon and suspends guests 4,000 feet above the Colorado River. Designed for the most extreme conditions, the bridge can support 71 fully loaded 747 airplanes and withstand magnitude 8 earthquakes. Eight hundred people can be on it simultaneously but maximum occupancy is 120. The glass walkway consists of 46 glass panels that cost a whopping $250,000 each to make. To protect the glass from scratching, the Hualapai Indian Tribe, which jointly owns and operates the Skywalk, has banned personal electronics, including digital cameras and cellular phones. Cloth booties over your shoes are required. Tribe-hired photographers are available to take your picture. The rim-top tour is also worth the price of admission. There's a ton of fabulous West Rim landmarks, including Eagle Point, Guano Point, and the famous Colorado River, to name just a few. But don't be concerned that you'll miss something: Your driver-guide is trained to make sure you hit all the highlights. There's also a stop at the Indian Cultural Center, where you'll meet real Native Americans and see special cultural performances. The best price for Grand Canyon Skywalk tours are online. I suggest you book online direct from the tour operator. I purchase all my trips on the Internet. The websites I've used are safe and secure and I've never had a foul up with my reservations. I highly recommend you book before you go. Further, double check that your tour includes Skywalk tickets. These trips are very popular and sell out quickly. If you want a great day trip at great price, consider booking the Las Vegas-Grand Canyon Skywalk bus tour. This package comes with everything you need to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience, including free hotel shuttle service, VIP Skywalk tickets, professionally guided rim-top tour, and a photo stop at historic Hoover Dam. Travel time is a breeze, especially aboard a modern-day luxury coach. With a travel package as great as this, don't settle for simply seeing the Grand Canyon. Skywalk it!. About The Author: Travel expert Keith Kravitz is a Grand Canyon tour reviewer. He's just posted his latest list of Skywalk bus tour deals at: Article Source:

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Helpful article for anyone planning a visit to the Grand Canyon Skywalk from Las Vegas.