Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Deluxe Grand Canyon South Rim Airplane Tour submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
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(April 2014) WOW! my wife and I had a great experience taking this tour. Since this was probably a one time visit to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon we decided to splurge a bit and take the optional helicopter ride -- what a treat that was and money very well spent. everyone associated with the tour did an exceptional job.Reviewed by: Robert C, April 2014
Brilliant way to see the canyon. Todd and Austin our plane pilots were great fun. Marion our coach driver was a mine of useful information (and some terrible jokes :) ). Dave Rasmussen the helicopter pilot must have one of the best jobs in the world. An awe inspiring way to see the canyon. We took the afternoon trip so experienced sunset on the way back.Reviewed by: Margaret F, April 2014
If you are in Vegas for a few days then this trip is a worthwhile excursion. We were picked up from our hotel at 6.30am and got back around 2pm. Tip - taking the early flight gets you into the Grand Canyon NP long before the mass tourists so the crowds were very light and made access to the paths and viewing points very easy.
The South rim is way better and much more impressive than the west rim's Skywalk so we made the right decision. The in-flight views to and from the South rim were also magnificent and the pilots pointed out all major landmarks on the way. We didn't opt for the helicopter trip. A really excellent experience - only let down by the tour company holding us in their reception for 15minutes before consolidating other flights onto the Vegas bound buses.
Great trip on a perfect day. Would have liked a little more time at the canyon.Reviewed by: Cindy H, March 2014
This is an excellent trip and well organised with one caveat. If you take the optional helictopter tour the seats are allocated ' by computer' but you are not told where you will sit until it starts. Of the seven passenger seats available two have an excellent view, three have an ok view and two have a poor view with limited photo opportunities. Even if you are seated in a poor view you will pay the same as for an excellent view. They perhaps ought to rethink this either not using these two seats and upping the price for the other five seats or offering these at lower cost. My husband and I got an ok view and a poor view but at least I could take pjhotos and video from my ok view. On our particular trip there was also an issue with the bus guide leaving someone behind in the national park so we all had to wait for her to drive back and get them and then back in LV everyone else was waiting for our planes so that we could all be bussed back to our hotels although I do not think this happens usually!!Reviewed by: Susan P, March 2014