We took a bus going to our next destination from LA to Vegas. We didn’t even bother to rent a car because taking a bus is more convenient; a lot cheaper and no one wants to drive because everyone’s exhausted. For 4hrs, we were all asleep during the bus ride and didn’t mind the long drive. From the bus station, we were picked up by the Linq Hotel‘s service then went straight to the hotel. We had a quick dinner then went back to our room since we have an early call time for tomorrow’s tour.
First thing in the morning, we were picked up via bus to go in Hoover Dam as our first stop. We went out and took pictures for 15 mins only. Hoover Dam was originally called Boulder Dam but was renamed in year 1947.
Hoover Dam was built by thousands of men who went to Black Canyon to tame the Colorado River and it took them less than five years. Until now, the Dam is a National Historic Landmark and still stands as the world’s renowned structure.
Inside our bus, the tourist guide narrated some historical facts about the places we were about to visit. While listening to the tourist guide, you can see the views of canyon walls and high cliffs. It’s a perfect start to our West Rim Adventure.
After a couple of minutes, we arrived to a huge parking lot where a lot of buses are parked. From there, we were picked up by a shuttle to explore West Rim. We passed by The Ranch but we didn’t bother on exploring it because they suggested that we should spend longer time in Guano Point and Eagle Point since it is a lot nicer.
From the bus stop, we are all given a map to decide which place to visit in 3.5-4hrs. time. We have the freedom to choose the places we wanted to visit first and destinations to skip. When we reached the Hualapai Village, we were given a 20-30 minutes time to walk around, take pictures, explore the village and envision how their life was before. Hualapai is an Indian tribe in Arizona with over 2,300 members. We got to see how they live back then and learned more about their culture.
We had a short lunch break where we were served with Authentic Barbecue Lunch prepared by Hualapai Indians. Which was traditionally cooked before.
After our lunch, we headed straight to the Grand Canyon Skywalk where everyone was advised that all of us should stick close to each other. When we got there, we all left our belongings in a locker. Since it’s a glass bridge, we are not allowed to bring any cellphone or camera with us because first, we are 4,000 feet above the Grand Canyon and we won’t be able to retrieve anything that we may let go off or might cause a breakage. Second, they already have a professional photographer to take pictures and even suggest the poses that we should do while on the Skywalk. It was very windy at that time and it added so much suspense to our experience.
Once you’re in the Skywalk, your heart will drop from how high you are from the land and your stomach will churn from the view. Don’t get me wrong, it was a beautiful sight to see and you can clearly see the Eagle Point but since you’re up there, you will be paranoid! You’ll think of all the negative things that can happen!
After skywalk, we still have time to explore the Eagle Point. We walk around and the view was spectacular but the edge of the cliff was a little bit scary because it was windy and a lot of stories were told that some of the tourist died there because they fell going through the edge of the cliff. I advice to just stay in the safe zones and not be too curious of what’s down there.
Please be sure to watch where you step, because many areas do not have railings.
Our Grand Canyon West Rim tour was amazing especially the Skywalk, it was such a thrilling experience but definitely worth every fear!
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