Las Vegas, Nevada
To be honest this isn't the cheapest trip you'll ever take but it is certainly one of the best value for money trips. This is a 'once in a lifetime' must do excursion.
The organisation by Maverick was excellent; from the time we were picked up at the hotel and taken out to the small airport outside Las Vegas until we returned there, everything was smooth, efficient and on time. At the airport you are assigned groups according to the excursion you are booked for (not everyone was doing the helicopter trip - which is a must if your finances allow). Our pilot introduced himself and we were off to Grand Canyon via the Hoover Dam. The pilot was humorous, very very informative, friendly and courteous.
At the Grand Canyon we took a bus tour incorporating Eagle Point and Guano Point where we had lunch. Be aware this in't 5* cuisine, but is very tasty and enjoyable none the less.
The coach took us back to the airstrip where we met our helicopter pilot who was again very friendly and knowledgeable (even if he did only look 18). We had an exhilarating flight through the canyon landing down near the Colorado River for a photo opportunity, then back in the helicopter on through the Canyon and up to the airstrip for a quick transfer to the fixed wing plane and back to Las Vegas.
A great excursion made even more enjoyable by the efficient and friendly staff. I strongly recommend this trip if you are anywhere in the area. Thanks Maverick for a great day and once in a lifetime experience.
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