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Jul272013

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Viator Exclusive: Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Optional Below-the-Rim Landing and Skywalk Upgrade

Las Vegas, Nevada

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

5 STAR. Absolutely fantastic. Wife and I never been in a helicopter before but from the moment of the on time hotel pick up, the 15 min ride to Henderson airstrip, the excitement of meeting the pilot and the pre flight routine, at fever pitch. Then the take off, quickly becoming used to the 'shudder' as the machine takes off ; the 3 helicopter convoy over the desert to the Hoover Dam just amazing. Confident now, photos non stop. 6 passengers, we were in front on way out then swopped with the others later. The huge river snakes below ; then the canyon. Words do not do justice as the helicopter skips over the rim and into the canyon. Just magnificent. Then land on a flat piece of rock. The silence is extraordinary as the canyon rises thousands of feet either side and the river flows below. Then the flight up and over to the airstrip. What a pilot, total confidence. We went to the Skywalk which is worthwhile and memorable. The edge is always close but scenery draws you close.
Flight back exciting. We actually had some rain and the pilot hovered a while as the dark clouds and rain passed by, all part of a wonderful experience.
Originally we had booked the plane to the canyon and a helicopter to the bottom, but luckily that was unavailable a long time before as the helicopter flight was just perfect and we were so pleased we did the trip. It is a very costly but a once in a lifetime experience which will be with us forever so worth every penny.

John and Rose Regan, Cardiff UK. July 2013,

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