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Sky Safari GC signature tour?

D S
Pensacola, Florida
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Sky Safari GC signature tour?

We are signed up for the Sky Safari GC signature tour. I saw that you liked the South rim better. And others had problems on this particular tour. Do you have any recommendations for a similar tour?

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1. Re: Sky Safari GC signature tour?

My advice is to drive to the GCNP at the South Rim and stay over night there at one of the park lodges. It will cost you less than any flight tour and you'll see and experience the true Grand Canyon.

Flying to the extreme western region of the canyon for a short ride on the river is a gimmick. The Grand Canyon doesn't need gimmicks. It doesn't need a silly piece of glass on a rock ledge. It just needs time. You can go and sit on a rock at the South Rim and stare for hours, and you still won't see everything that is in front of your face. It's that grand.

If you stay over night in the park, you'll experience night skies. You'll walk side by side along the rim with deer, elk and big horned sheep. You can't understand it until you go. And you won't get there on a sky safari.

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2. Re: Sky Safari GC signature tour?

At a cost of $439/person for the tour to "Grand Canyon West," you could probably take a limousine from Sedona to GCNP and see the real thing.

Go to the Grand Canyon forum and read about GCW in the Top Questions on the right:

tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g143028-i157-Grand…

It's not that we "don't like" GCW; we're trying to protect you from a ripoff for tourists from Las Vegas. It's neat to land at the bottom of the canyon, which you can't do at GCNP, but the GC at GCNP is so much more colorful and spectacular than GCW that you wouldn't believe.

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