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GotoBus Offers Easy Access to the Grand Canyon Skywalk

March 9, 2007

News, 2007

GotoBus.com, the leading online market place for bus tickets and tours, offers easy access to the Grand Canyon Skywalk opened on March 28. Built by the Hualapai Indian Tribe, the Grand Canyon Skywalk is a horseshoe-shaped, glass-bottomed walkway extending 60 feet out over the edge of the Grand Canyon, with a drop-off of 4,000 feet above the Colorado River. From the bridge, you can step out onto the glass floor for a 720 degree view of the Canyon.

“The Grand Canyon Skywalk is one of the most exciting attractions this year,” says Charlotte Au, The Operations Manager of GotoBus.com. “While the L.A.-Las Vegas-Grand Canyon tours have long been one of the popular tours among our customers; the Skywalk would add thrills and excitement to the whole Grand Canyon experience. It would be a dream-come-true to many people.”

The Skywalk is located on the Hualapai American Indian reservation in Arizona, known as the Grand Canyon West Rim. It’s a short two-and-a-half hour drive from Las Vegas. Visitors will have to wear shoe covers to protect themselves from slipping and to protect the Grand Canyon Skywalk glass bridge from scratches. The cost of walking on The Skywalk is $25 in addition to the purchase of a Grand Canyon West tour package. In the near future, the Skywalk facility will also include a 6,000 square-foot visitor’s center, which will contain a museum, movie theater, VIP lounge, gift shop, and several restaurants and bars.

Experience the Your First Skywalk with GotoBus

Because of its low-price, quality bus tours and vacation packages as well as easy to navigate website, GotoBus.com has become one of the most popular travel sites visited by students, budget travelers, and international travelers of all ages. GotoBus has designed three different tours based on your schedules, budgets, and personalities:

#1 For Students and Smart Shoppers— 4 Day Tour for Less Than $60 a Day!

For students and smart shoppers, we recommend the “Las Vegas and Grand Canyon West 4-Day Tour Package” for only $232. You get complimentary round-trip airport transfer, hotel pick-up, accommodations (one night in L.A. and two night in Las Vegas), and semi-guided tour—with plenty of time and freedom to explore Las Vegas and Grand Canyon on your own! The adventure starts from L.A. and takes you to Las Vegas, where you have a whole free day to gamble, watch shows, explore and enjoy the fascinating city. The trip followed by a journey to Hoover Dam before heading to the West Rim. Visitors have more than three hours to explore the Canyon or choose to take a separate Skywalk experience. Before heading back to L.A., the tour takes you to the Las Vegas Premium shopping outlet for some last minute shopping.

#2 For Busy Professionals— Weekend Getaway

The “Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Grand Canyon 2-Day Tour”, $129, is designed specifically for the 9-to-5ers who need a short yet memorable weekend getaway. The two day getaway starts from Las Vegas and then takes travelers into Boulder City, Lake Mead, and the Hoover Dam on their way to the Canyon. You also have the option to walk onto the World 8th Wonder Skywalk glass bridge. The tour will return to L.A. in the evening.

#3 For Nature Lovers

For those who love to be close to the nature, we recommend the “Garnd Canyon West and Yosemite 7 Day Tour,” $382. The tour departs from L.A. to visit the fabulous Las Vegas, where you can enjoy a whole afternoon and evening at the “Entertainment Capital of the World.” The tour then takes you to the Grand Canyon West Rim, the only location in Grand Canyon where travelers can experience a helicopter ride to the canyon’s base for a brief Colorado River boat ride. Travelers can enjoy a brief pontoon boat ride down the Colorado River and a deli style lunch, after which there is plenty of time for Skywalk exploration.

The second half of the trip will start in Denmark Villige-Solvang, a small villiage with antiquated windmills and Northern Europeans-style architecture. You can also pay a visit to the ornate Hearst Castle, built by the newspaper tycoon at the cost of the millions of dollars. The tour proceeds to San Francisco, and ends with California’s best-known Yosemite National Park.

Plan Your Own Skywalk Adventure on GotoBus.com

Come to Gotobus.com and search your perfect trip to the Skywalk by simply key in date, location and key words. GotoBus.com offers bus tours that run every week and vacation packages that depart from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Customers can choose from a variety of options including weekend getaways to 10-day luxury vacations, with price ranging from $114 to $724. GotoBus offers Skywalk vacation packages that take travelers to attractions include, but not limite to, Las Vegas, Disneyland, Solvang-Hearst Castle, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco, San Diego Sea Park, Universal Studio, and of course–the Grand Canyon West Rim including Hoover Dam, Mead Lake and the Skywalk.

For more information about the Grand Canyon Skywalk and related tours and activities, please visit GotoBus at http://www.GotoBus.com/grandcanyon.

About Grand Canyon West Rim

Grand Canyon West is located approximately 120 miles east of Las Vegas, Neveda., and 72 miles northwest of Kingman, Arizona. Attractions available at Grand Canyon West include: The Indian Village with authentic dwellings depicting multiple tribes, The Hualapai Market, and The Hualapai Ranch, a western town with horseback and wagon rides. Grand Canyon West is the only location throughout the entire Grand Canyon where visitors can access the river and water recreation activities at the bottom of the canyon via helicopter tours. The Hualapai Tribe, consisting of approximately 2,000 Hualapai members, owns nearly one million acres of land throughout the Grand Canyon’s western rim.