221 reviews of Grand Canyon West Rim Deluxe Sunset Helicopter Tour
Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Grand Canyon West Rim Deluxe Sunset Helicopter Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Reviewed by CONNIE P, June 2012
We had a great time. Our Pilot was very knowledgable and did a great job. He seems to really love his job. The views were breathtaking. I got a little nauseated and hot. He let me ride upfront on the way back. It was much better.
Reviewed by martin w, May 2012
had a grate time nice picnic grate views and flying back down the strip and seeing the lights from above was areal treat
Reviewed by David D, United Kingdom, May 2012
Fabulous trip. . . . .must do when in Vegas!
Sunset Grand Canyon trip was wonderful and icing in the cake is final few minutes of return trip over Vegas strip. . . .get your video ready.
Only downside was a little rushed at the canyon because we were delayed in leaving and choppers must be off reservation before sundown.
However this was my only minor flaw in what was a wonderful evening.
Reviewed by Paul S, May 2012
The tour was incredible! The ride was smooth, the pilot was very nice and the views were breathtaking. I would have loved to stay on the canyon floor a little bit longer....(Ok. A lot longer) I think that everybody should take this tour at least once.
Reviewed by Tracey M, May 2012
As someone who was terrified at the prospect of flying in a helicopter, I wasn't too keen on going but had booked the tour for my husbands 40th birthday.
After getting over the initial butterflies and used to the movement of the helicopter, I got totally absorbed in the scenery and excellent music and commentary played through the headphones - therefore it turned out to be much less scary than I thought it would be, to the point that I actually enjoyed the flying experience (and I am terrified of heights!).
The biggest incentive is, of course, flying into the Grand Canyon and if you are going to do it I would recommend the sunset tour. The light in the canyon is stunning as the sun sets and flying back to Vegas with a red sky in front of you is jaw-droppingly beautiful; then getting to see Vegas Strip in the dark with all the lights on is the perfect end to the flight.
When I booked this, I thought it expensive. When you go on the tour you realise it is worth every penny - you are well looked after by the staff at the centre and our pilot was excellent. The Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon exceeded expectations, as did the flight back.
Two pieces of advice. 1. Take a camera and video camera as they both capture different aspects of the flight, plus it is hard to photograph the strip at night where a video camera captures it perfectly. 2. Make sure you know what settings to have your camera on and practice before you go. We captured some amazing shots using the 'sunset' setting in the canyon but also switched to other settings for a different perspective.
Highly recommended service and experience, even for someone scared of flying.
Reviewed by Erica N, May 2012
Had a wonderful time on this spectacular tour. Our friendly and funny pilot, Kyle, drove us safely to the Grand Canyon where we had some time to take photos of the stunning views before enjoying a champagne picnic and then a gorgeous sunset ride back to the beautifully lit Las Vegas. The entire experience was amazing and I would happily recommend it to anyone.
Reviewed by Jeffrey M, April 2012
What a wonderful experience. We had the perfect day and perfect sunset to experience this once in a life time trip. Would highly recommend and definitely plan on doing it again in the near future.
Reviewed by Helen S, April 2012
absolutely amazing trip - well worth the money. from being picked up in a limousine from our hotel to the ride in the helicopter to the Grand Canyon, watching the sunset on the ride back - we had a brilliant time....
Reviewed by Bev R, United Kingdom, April 2012
Absolutely fabulous from start to finish, limo driver was great, friendly, courteous and very professional. The helicopter ride was amazing, the pilot was very informative and friendly too, the whole experience will be remembered for a lifetime. A must on anyone's to do list whilst in Vegas.
Reviewed by Stuart B, April 2012
it was everything and more would i do it again yes i would and sundance were our perfect host
Reviewed by Bronwyn M, April 2012
I have nothing negative to say about this experience. Is there a word better than AWSOME?All staff involved were efficient and friendly. Our pilot was skilled, friendly and had a sense of humour. She went out of her way to make us feel comfortable. (Yes, I mean SHE.) To see the sunset over the hills from the air was magical. We didn't want it to end. Do yourself a huge favour and make this trip a priority on your trip to Vegas.
Reviewed by Lou, April 2012
Absolutely amazing trip, can't recommend it highly enough and worth every penny. Highly professional company.
Reviewed by Judia D, Australia, April 2012
An absolutely awesome experience! From the moment we were picked up in the limo until we were returned back, we were treated like VIPs. Our pilot was friendly and professional and looked after us very well. The route took us over amazing landscapes and we got a greater appreciation of the immensity of the Grand Canyon. The picnic meal was enjoyable and the chance to watch the sun setting in the Canyon was beautiful. Flying back over the lights of the Strip was also wonderful. Everyone should have this on their 'bucket list'. Great value for money, topped off with the chance to purchase a uniquely presented photo. Don't hesitate, just do it!
Reviewed by Yvonne D, March 2012
ABSOLUTLY AWSOME! Our pilot Heather was amazing and very confident in her local knowledge. We will always remember this magical trip as THE highlight of our stay in Las Vegas thank you VIATOR worth every penny we spent seeing nature unspoilt was just beautiful.
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