The Grand Canyon helicopter flight was everything we hoped it would be. The pilot was terrific and really entertaining. What a great way to get a birdseye view of the scenery. The Colorado river float was relaxing while giving us a completely different view of the Canyon. Our guide provided the group with interesting and informative facts throughout the entire trip.
Helicopter pilot was very knowledgeable and shared lots of tidbits with my kids. He was engaged throughout the entire tour. A larger person was seated next to me in back of the helicopter that made it very cramped. Ad on tour states over 250 lbs requires 2 seat purchase. The river tour was VERY wet. The wind picked up that afternoon and everyone was covered over in ponchos. The ad mentions a lazy meander down the river. It was anything but. We got drenched. My kids shoes did not dry out for 2 days. No warning of this in the ad. Person I talked to on the phone said you were on the water from 10-2. We did not leave Hoover Dam until 11 and pulled into dock at 1:20 PM. This included a 20 minute stop to eat. It would have been better if Brian our boat driver was easier on the throttle and we all would not have been subjected to heavy spray from the river.
Pilots and captains, as well as all the support staff were friendly and competent. It was an all day event, but ran like a well oiled machine. I hated the early pick up, but that was because I didn't realize the drive to the airport was so far. Overall it was a very exciting trip and a good value. I would take this same trip again if I had the chance.
My sister, her best friend and I had the BEST time on this tour. It was a surprise for both of them. They didn't know what we were doing until the van picked us up that morning at 5:30am. That was just the first of many enjoyable moments of the day! All of our drivers were great along the trip. Our first driver, a woman, I'm posting this much delayed after our trip, so I've forgotten everyone's names was so great and she made a stop for us at the Las Vegas sign, which was particularly special, since we were there a week post LV horror, and the whole area had been made into a mass memorial for all the victims. This being my first time ever in Vegas, this first time seeing the famous sign will forever be etched in my memory. The crosses set up for each victim, all marked, decorated and adorned especially for them, seemed to go on and on. These memorials really put into perspective just how many innocent lives had really been taken. After our short stop we continued on to the helicopter adventure. After a brief info session, we stepped out to our heli with our pilot - a bearded Tom Cruise look alike, a co-worker couple from Sweden and away we went! The sun had just come up and the beauty was indescribable. Seeing this landscape from above was something I'll never forget! We stopped mid-way at the gift shop run by I believe the Hualapai Indians. My sister and I purchased a couple items, because they were cool, but also because the young man we were talking to there was genuinely one of the nicest people we'd EVER met. Our pilot Tom offered up a lot of very interesting info on our trip, and we did NOT want it to be over! BUT - we still had our river float coming up. We again had the greatest time on this portion! We had made friends on our initial bus ride with a fun couple from Wisconsin, who we are still in contact with, and we partied it up on the river! We brought drinks with us to enjoy we seemed to be the only ones who did?!? Our guide was informative and funny. Half of our raft was an Asian group that was covering themselves in their coats and were all DRENCHED in sweat. Even in October it got pretty hot on the river! We stopped at one point and a couple of the guys jumped right into the water as did we but we had suits on! We were tired after the trip - but not too tired to enjoy the Vegas nightlife! I think the point of this excursion, as with most, is you get out of it what you bring to it. So if you're out to have fun, you will!
Wow wow and double wow! The most amazing trip and incredible value. Darren the pilot was so knowledgeable about the area and pointed out so much of interest and the flight lasted for longer than we thought it would which was great. The raft part of the trip was equally fantastic. Jodi our raft pilot really knew her stuff and was so entertaining. We were on the water three hours which was such fun, stopping for lunch and at other points for photo opportunities etc. Wonderful day and excellent value with brilliant door to door service.
Tours were terrific! Guides very informative. Lots of fun!
There was, however, too much time in transport to and from tours.
We left the Venetian at 5:15 am and didn't get dropped off returned until 4:30 pm
Actual amount of time on the helicopter and raft was just about 4 and 1/2 hours
There were 6 total segments where we were transported. Too many.
Just glad the buses were nice.
Other than that it was a wonderful experience!