Trust those prior reviews that advise that this company has additional hidden charges that they spring at you on flight day. They did it to me too.
Since I would only be in Vegas for a few days, I wanted to see the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam without spending an entire day driving there and back so a helicopter tour was my preferred choice. I decide to go with Look Tour’s - Grand Canyon West Ultimate Helicopter Tour and Western Cowboy Ranch Adventure Tour since it included horseback riding which I have never done before. I made sure to call the company before finalizing the booking just to make sure what was included in this tour and to get what charges were not included in the advertised price that I needed to cover on flight day. The sales agent told me that the only additional charge would be a $40 per person airport charge that needed to be paid at the airport on flight day. I asked her twice if lunch and the horseback were covered in the package price and she told me yes both times. However, on flight day I was told I needed to pay an additional $90 per person to do the horseback riding. I was totally pissed at the fact that they gave me misleading information.
If you can get beyond the hidden charged, the tour itself is ok. The view from the helicopter is good no matter where you are sitting. We sat in the back seat and had no issues. The helicopter ride itself was much smoother than I had expected, but that may vary depending on the experience of the assigned pilot. Our pilot wasn’t as jovial as I would expect a tour guide to be, he didn’t talk much, but he did point out all the points of interest as we fly over them so that was ok. We did fly into the Canyon itself, going below the rim. That was much cooler than I anticipated.
The cowboy ranch was a nice touch to the tour. I was taken back into time (felt like a real life cowboy flick). From the horse drawn carriage that took us from the helicopter to the ranch where we had a tasty lunch and then hitting the trail on horseback.
Overall I had a great time, and had soon forgotten about the extra charge I had to deal with earlier pre-flight. I would recommend this tour with a warning about what the true cost really is.
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