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What a fabulous experience. Our pilot was a super nice guy and the views were breathtaking. Not to be missed.
This has by far been the highlight of our trip to Las Vegas.
We absolutely loved it. Very friendly helpful staff. Pilot is very knowledgeable and makes you feel extremely safe and comfortable. I was very nervous about flying in a helicopter however I needn't have been. I felt safe the whole way there and back again. The views from this tour are not too be missed. You see everything in so many ways because of the different light. Firstly in the light, then flying over the Canyon while the sun is seeing is just breath taking. A excursions we will both never forget.
The only thing I would say, you only get 30 minutes in the Canyon to take photos and, have your champagne picnic so that felt extremely rushed to me and I think more time there to take it all in would have been far nicer.
Other than that, definitely worth every penny. No other trip would be able to compare.
We had an amazing time on our trip. The helicopter tour was a little pricey but you really can't beat seeing the contrast of flying out during day and seeing the strip at night on your way back. We got to sit in the front of the chopper on the way out, so luck of the draw I think we had luck on our side! The time on the ground was just enough to take in the sights and enjoy a quick bite. A lot of people complain about the lunch, but I thought it was ok. I mean come on people you arent paying for a steak out there as well. Our pilot was very personable and had lots of fun info and insights along the flight. He even offered to take pictures for everybody that was in the back of the chopper so they could get the best shots. Overall we loved our flight and wouldn't ever see the canyon any other way!
A fantastic Tour complemented by an experienced and knowledgeable Pilot. From the initial limousine pick-up, to our return, everything was superb.
The Canyon itself was absolutely breathtaking. The sunset, the hues, Lake Mead, the mouth of the Colorado, the Hoover Dam and the descent into the Canyon will long live in our memories. Our usually "talkative and restless" 7 and 9 year olds were simply spellbound. Finally, the low fly pass over the Strip (at night), is a decadent way to view this pulsating City of Lights.
Would return and repeat the adventure in a heartbeat....!
We were both excited and truly impressed. Neither of us had been a a helicopter before. The Grand Canyon is aptly named. We have over 150 photos of it and one of them will be a 3 by 4 foot poster on our wall very shortly.
We hope to get back again in the future. Thanks to Vic our pilot, he was great.
Curtis and Ann Meinhardt
The helicopter tour was too cool. We had concerns about the seating arrangements and being able to have a good view or not, but it was not a problem. The choregraphy of the music for the trip was very well done.
Amazing experience! This is an awesome way to see the Grand Canyon! Very friendly pilot and staff.
Absolutely fantastic! What a fantastic experience. The whole trip from start to finish was great. We were collected in style in a stretch limo, driven to the airport where we climbed into the helicopter after a photo opportunity and a short briefing. We had a great pilot (Steve) who explained everything very well and was mindful that a couple of us were very nervous to begin with. On landing we had several minutes to take photos before sitting down to a champagne lunch. On return back to the airport, we flew over the strip, another great experience. Once landed, we were picked up again in a stretch limo and whisked back to the hotel. All in all, an exciting adventure. Well worth the money. Thanks to Viator for making it an incredible experience for my Sweetie and I.
The sunset flight was wonderful! Everything (everyone) from the limo driver, desk clerk and pilot was a great experience. I would recommend it to anyone visiting Las Vegas! It was well worth the money.
Unbelievable tour of the Grand Canyon. So good to be able to land in the Canyon. Fantastic Chopper pilot who was full of information and facts on Las VEgas and the surrounding areas. Only downfall was having to be at the little airport about 1.5 hours before we departed which was a time waster but we would have been stuck in a bus had we gone there any other way I guess!!!! Great tour altogether.
This is an amazing experience, especially if you have not flown in a helicopter before. The flight in and out of the canyon is spectacular. One thing of note, that wasn't clear is the Limo is not exclusively yours its a shared transport, but still adds to the whole experience.
This was a very professional trip from start to finish the pilot was very friendly. I would recommend this tour we loved it.
After arriving we went through check in and each of us were weighed. We sat down and listened to the safety briefing. The we met our pilot, a very pleasant and reassuring lady. After meeting our fellow crew members we boarded the helicopter. We took off very smoothly and then had a really enjoyable trip in great weather to the Grand Canyon passing notable sites along the way described by our pilot. Hoover Dam was really impressive. We then travelled into the Canyon itself and landed smoothly. We looked around for a while taking a few photos and then had our champagne picnic with our pilot and fellow helicopter passengers. After that we took off again as the sun was setting, breath taking views! The it was back to Las Vagas where we flew over the strip seeing all the wonderful lights. It was a wonderful experience, we felt safe in the hands of a professional pilot. This trip is a must do if you are in LV and the weather is good.
After reading LOTS of other reviews of different helicopter trips from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon we decided to spend the extra money and go for the Grand Canyon West Rim Deluxe Sunset Helicopter Tour. It may have been one of the most expensive trips on offer but it was worth every penny!
While the limousine was about 20 minutes late picking us up (understandable if you have ever driven through Las Vegas) it was also rather full. For the price it would have been nice to have a private car pick up rather than cramming 8 people in the back like a cheap stag-do night out.
The helicopter tour itself was excellent! As other reviews have mentioned the helicopters themselves are rather cramped (6 people in total, 2 in the front and 4 in the back) but this wasn't really a problem as they were fully air conditioned and you got amazing views from all the seating positions.
Our Pilot, Ned, was also excellent and really made the trip. He was polite and friendly and seemed genuinely nice and not just after a tip like so many other people we encountered in the U.S.
The tour left Vegas and headed out over Lake Mead and past the Hoover Damn and then out to the Grand Canyon where we were taken over the ridge and in to the Canyon itself and flown along inside to the landing site near the river at the bottom. The food provided for the picnic was basic (sandwich, cookie, apple etc) but nice and the champagne was a nice refreshing touch (most people had at least 2 glasses so plenty to go around).
The return journey at sunset was very nice and the flight along "The Strip" while it was all lit up was very impressive.
We would highly recommend this trip if you are able to spend that little extra over the other tours.