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Grand Canyon: A Helicopter View

Grand Canyon

You can’t visit Vegas without taking a trip to the Grand Canyon. At 277 miles long and 18 miles wide, it’s clear to see why this UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the most visited national parks. Its best viewed from above where its sheer scale and beauty can really be appreciated, which calls for a...helicopter!

Getting picked up from your hotel in Las Vegas, you’ll be whisked off the the airfield where your helicopter awaits. Soaring first over the impressive Hoover Dam and Lake Mead before moving over to the Western Rim of the Grand Canyon. The sight below of dusty shades is one of the most magnificent and unsurpassed vistas there is, with it being difficult to comprehend how this whole scene was carved out by the Colorado River over millions of years.

The helicopter touches down in what feels like the middle of the Canyon where a champagne picnic is served within the Canyon’s dramatic walls. From here you really get an idea of the magnitude of the Grand Canyon and comparatively how small you are. Spend a while taking a little walk around and soaking up the experience of being 3,200 feet below the rim.

Grand Canyon

Then it’s time to whisk back up high to enjoy the spectacular sight again of truly the grandest of canyons.