Thanks to US President Obama - my tour was bit screwed due to flying restrictions in Vegas as he was in town. However Viator helped me salvage fair bit and offered an alternate tour. The ride in the stretch limo and then the Helicopter was fabulous. The marvel of Grand Canyon was out of the world.
A bit rushed and rather squashed! A trip to the Grand Canyon was one of the main reasons for visiting Las Vegas. As a geologist I was very interested in seeing the rocks as well as the general scenery. However, we found that the major focus on the tour was keeping to the timetable. Time in the canyon was limited and although we had booked both a picnic and the boat ride there was not time for both - we had to carry our food back to Vegas. Those who just had the picnic were restricted to a small area due to the movement of the helicopters. Pick-up from the hotel was fun - in the stretch limo. The helicopter was cramped though - 3 in the front including the pilot was a bit tight but four in the back was very uncomfortable. The people in the middle obviously have a restricted view.
Personally, I think that better scheduling is needed - perhaps some time at the top of the canyon plus real time in the canyon. The boat trip was also a bit disappointing and focussed on the captain taking photos of the tourists in the canyon - I would have preferred to travel a lot more on the Colorado river to see more of the scenery.
Overall it was a bit disappointing - not enough time to take in what should be the highlight of our anniversary trip and not really worth the money.
Excellent, well organised from hotel pick-up, activity and return to the hotel.
We did have a hip-cup at the Colorado river, to me had no consequences, allowed me more time to view the wonderful scenery and talk to other people from around the world.
Brilliant, would do again if we return to Las Vegas