Our pilot, whos name escapes me, gave us a safety briefing and kitted us out with yellow life belt packs, before helping us into the helicopter and preparing us for take off. To our surprise, it was a lot more steady than most of the aeroplanes I've been on! We took off over the Las Vegas strip, and really glimpse of all the hotels from above.
Before long, we were over the desert. Our headphones were connected to a recording which explained what we were flying over, and every now and then, a song played too. We travelled over the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Colorado River, and after 45 minutes in the air, began our descent into the Canyon.
Our trip included a champagne breakfast after landing. We enjoyed a mini muffin, breakfast bars, orange juice, fruit and bubbly, whilst awing in wonder of the colours around us. The sky was so bright, even just after sunrise, and there was a chill in the air - the perks of going early is to avoid the desert heat!
Before long, we were back up in the air and on our way back to Vegas. I thought our views of the hotels on the way out were incredible, but on the way back it was something else. Our pilot flew quite low to a lot of the hotels and I managed to get some photos through the window.
This trip was one that I will NEVER forget. It was one thing to go in a helicopter, but another to fly to the Canyon and fly over the Las Vegas strip. We booked our trip through Viator (here) and it cost us just over £200 each, but it was worth every penny.