“ Sightseeing Type: Tours „
We were in Las Vegas and at the last minute we decided to upgrade our Grand Canyon trip to a helicopter ride instead of coach. The place we booked it off was not great and chose to not email us any new booking details. In a panic and spending lots of money on a phone bill to sort it out, we finally got the name of Sundance helicopters and they were fantastic from the word go. They sorted out our email within 5 minutes and we were on our way.
The moment we arrived at Sundance helicopters, me and Dave were just in awe as we had never been on a helicopter before. The people behind the desk were great and sat with us for 10 minutes while we were waiting to explain to us about Sundance and that they have been operating for over 20 years so have a fantastic team of well experienced people who know how to make a good helicopter tour. They are also the largest of their kind in Vegas which is great and they were telling us that people come back to them time and time again for their trips.
They took some details from us and then gave us a sticker with our helicopter number on them and then we were introduced to our pilot. He took us outside and gave us some basic helicopter moves and then told us how to put belts on and headphones. They were lovely as he helped me when I got totally stuck with all of the wires. He also allowed us to ride up front with him and we listened to the standard tour disc but he chatted to us freely the whole way.
We were lucky enough to have the helicopter to ourselves to go down to the grand canyon and he certainly gave us loads of information about the place and he had been working for Sundance for over 5 years. We thought he was brilliant and he didn't falter at all and knew every answer to the questions we asked (and we did bug him).
The helicopters themselves are in immaculate condition. Ours was beautiful with glass floors so you could see underneath you which was scary but fantastic at the same time. They also have a great selection of music in them and he let us choose what we wanted to play which was nice. They are a deep maroon colour and look amazing. When you are in them they are very smooth and I couldn't believe it as I expected it to be quite turbulent but they were lovely to be in.
Sundance allowed us to stay in the Grand Canyon having a picnic for half hour which was lovely and we managed to get some amazing photos. Then when he flew us back we flew over the Vegas strip and got some pretty amazing views that I will remember for the rest of my life!!!
Sundance offer a range of tours. Ours cost us around £550 for the two of us which for the experience was worth every penny. They do tours in the day which is what we did which was great timing as we got back to the strip very early so still had the rest of the day. They also do evening tours though which I can imagine seeing Vegas from the air at night would be amazing!! I will do this if I ever go to Vegas again.
In conclusion I found Sundance helicopters to be fantastic to deal with purely because they were so nice and efficient to deal with and then when you get there, you realise what brilliant knowledge they have and they make your trip truly special and unique to you which is great. I would definitely recommend them to all of you and to anybody travelling to Vegas and wanting an unforgettable trip!!
Thanks for reading.
Helicopter tours and scenic flights in USA.