We were pleasantly surprised by the staff’s professionalism and emphasis on safety. The tour was fun, worth the time and expense, especially for ecotourism oriented travelers visiting ‘Vegas.
We were six passengers on a 1997 helicopter for the Grand Canyon Celebration Tour, which included aerial views of 400-foot deep Lake Mead, one of the largest man made lakes, and the Hoover dam. We made a brief stop to fuel the helicopter. The high point of the tour was breakfast at a small Papillon owned covered picnic area near the bottom of the Grand Canyon with a wonderful view of the Colorado River. It was great to stand near the bottom of the 277-mile long and 3,000 to 6,000 deep majestic Grand Canyon
We managed to arrive on the terrace just as the full moon rose over the hotels across the street. Between the moon, the variety of music, the watershow and the beautiful evening, it was a great experience! The menu degustation was excellent, I particularly enjoyed the foie gras.
Vegas is a city that can be a lot of fun if you stick to the resorts and nice shows. It is not really a nice city to walk around in, just outside the strip is a bit rough and tumble looking, and provides a stark contrast to the clean lines and neon of the good hotels. It is a fun place to vacation and residents enjoy a good lifestyle, but there is a gritty side that we prefer to avoid, which means taking a cab up the strip and staying in good hotels. The people tend to be friendly, but service providers are a bit jaded and cynical in their outlook, which colors interaction with them. Basically money talks and …