Your tour begins with Maverick’s complimentary pickup service—from your Las Vegas Hotel to their terminal just a few miles away. Here, you’ll board a fixed-wing airplane designed for sightseeing, complete with standing room (unusual for planes of this size!) and giant windows next to every seat. You’ll soar past incredible landmarks such as the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead before landing at the Grand Canyon West Airport. Here, you’ll board yet another aircrafts—this time a luxurious ECO-Star helicopter boasting 180º views and luxury first-class seating! Descend a breathtaking 3,500 feet into the heart of the Canyon, overlooking the Colorado River. Before departure, you can choose to visit either Eagle Point (featuring the 4,000-foot high glass Skywalk and the Native American Village featuring live performances all day) or Guano Point (featuring a mild hike with incredible payoff in terms of view—nearly 360º of Grand Canyon panorama!). After lunch at your location of choice, you’ll be transported back to your hotel in time for an evening of Las Vegas-style entertainment.
Customize your tour experience: visit Eagle Point or Guano Point!
Eagle Point is a spectacular eagle-shaped rock formation that’s also your gateway to multiple activities. Daredevils can walk the 4,000-foot high glass-floored Skywalk with unbeatable (directly downward!) views of the Colorado River (*note: price of Skywalk admission not included). If your interest lies in history and culture, you can go on a walking tour of the Native American Village, or watch authentic performances by members of native tribes, including the Hualapai Nation.
Guano Point is widely considered the West Rim’s most incredible lookout spot. If you’re up for a bit of (mild) hiking, Guano Point’s Highpoint Hike rewards you with jaw-dropping panoramic views of the Grand Canyon stretching out on all sides and the Colorado River below. You can also view the ruins of a tram that once traveled almost 9,000 feet across the Canyon floor to an old guano mine (discovered in the 1930s)!
Is This the Tour for You?
Passengers with a deep-seated fear of heights or of flying may wish to reconsider a combination airplane/helicopter tour—though note that Maverick maintains the highest available safety standards, and past passengers have felt at ease in the more-than-competent hands of their pilots! Otherwise, this tour is capable of appealing to a wide range of travelers with different interests and abilities. Unlike many tours with rigid itineraries, Maverick’s Tribal Spirit allows passengers the ability to choose between multiple activities: from hiking between lookout points, to experiencing live Native American performances, to testing your courage on the Skywalk, and even more optional add-ons! This is the perfect tour for those who are willing to pay a bit more for a luxurious experience and a wide range of opportunities.