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by Chloe Doyle (subscribe)
Twenty-two year old girl living in Brisbane. I am in love with nature, music, food and animals so you'll see a lot of that here 🌿 See @chloeoliviad on Instagram for more photos from where I've seen and where I want to! ✌🏻
Published December 6th 2012
A Canyon shouldn't be this breathtaking, literally
The natural wonders of the world fascinate all travellers alike. It isn't until you are marvelling at a natural formation that is unimaginably serene, a defining culture and a weirdly life-changing phenomena, that you understand what it is like to be standing at the edge of the Grand Canyon. In Arizona of the United States, approximately a 4 hour bus ride from Las Vegas lies a natural attraction of the world which emulates history and wonder.

Grand Canyon West
Not feeling the safest next to a 1500 deep canyon!


In 2010, my family and I went on the Hualapai Legacy trail, a full day's worth of activities, local selection of food and a holiday within a holiday that I will never forget. Activities which include 45 minute sessions at different lookouts of the Canyon, horseback adventures through the vast land, stories told by the Hualapai tribe themselves, meals big enough to feed a horse and a native performance performed by the women and children of the native tribe.

Of all the places I've seen, the Grand Canyon left me speechless, the immense size of it alone makes you feel so small and insignificant but in a good way. The natural forces that have made these Canyon's should leave any person in awe. The day caters to all ages - with prize activities for children, souvenir shopping for family back home and a thorough background on the history of the Grand Canyon and the Hualapai tribe.

Tipi
One of the historical preserved artifacts of the Hualapai tribe


If this day of activities is not enough for you, the traveler, then I also suggest the Grand Canyon Skywalk. The Skywalk, which is a part of the Grand Canyon West package, is a transparent, horseshoe shaped cantilever located 4770 feet above the floor of the canyon. The entire walk is around 20 meters long, but offers a bird's eye view of the canyon and the descending rocks. For those that are afraid of heights, where you are standing on the glass, underneath there is a 500 meter drop to unstable rocks, but instead of letting that scare you, use the adrenaline to take one of the 'Oh What a Feeling' jumps by one of the many photographers.

In one's life, natural wonders always have a certain impression left on the person. The Grand Canyon's effect is one that lasts a lifetime. My trip with my family left a massive mark on me, and installed in me how unpredictable the world actually is. I cannot wait until one day I can show my children the Skywalk and the canyon's descent. It truly is something supernatural to see.
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Why? See a Natural Wonder of the World in a day
When: Tours exist all year, early morning to sunset.
Phone: 1-888-868-9378
Where: Arizona, United States of America
Cost: Varies
Your Comment
Hi there, just thought I would let you know that this is listed under "Brisbane' local things to do when it should be under USA Los Vegas on the other side of the world. Bit complicated to get over there for a day trip. (he he) Enjoyed reading.
by Julie White / Pictorial Girl (score: 2|869) 2050 days ago
We did a fabulous day trip on the a pink 4WD...small group, we travelled to the Hoover Dam, then on to the Grand Canyon where we descended to a landing spot at the side of the Colorado River...onto a Punt...magic, so quiet. Back up in the helicopter then onto the Skywalk in the 4WD. Then back to Vegas. We got a really good price from a Vendor on The Strip and got a good discount for 4 people. Vegas is great, but this trip was a definite highlight.
by PAMMI (score: 1|18) 1950 days ago
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