Help me pick a grand canyon helicopter tour.
May 9, 2011 2:15 PM Subscribe
I'm going to Las Vegas. Help me pick a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon.
posted by If only I had a penguin... to Travel & Transportation around Las Vegas, NV (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm taking my mom and my aunt. My aunt is 70 but in good shape. My mom is in her early 60s but has arthritis. The effects of the arthritis on her mobility vary. Mostly she's ok but she has the occasional pretty bad day. And obviously it's not predictable.
My ideal tour, which it would seem does not exist would do all of the following: Depart Vegas by helicopter. Go down into the canyon offering stunning views. Give the option to get out and walk around down at the bottom. That river down there, are there non-adventurous (i.e. sit in a safe comfy dry boat) ways of going on it? If so, I'd like that. Go to the big glass platform. Give some time to walk around the platform.
Oh yeah, and not outrageously expensive.
So obviously that doesn't exist, but what's the closest I can come? What tour have you done and recommend? On which of my wants should I compromise? What are the advantages/disadvantages of the various rims?
This will be for August.
And the bonus question: there's a lot of other neat stuff to see around there, no? What is and isn't worth trekking out by bus (e.g. Hoover Dam?). Any bus tours that cover a whole bunch of it that are worthwhile?