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    The sun setting over the grand Canyon
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  • Hoover Dam and Lake Mead
    Hoover Dam and Lake Mead
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    Helicopter taking off from Canyon floor
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    A flight over the city

    by solopes Updated Jun 14, 2014

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    We did take a plane to Grand Canyon, and, for those coming irregularly to Las Vegas we strongly recommend that trip.

    Even for those not wishing to go so far, a short flight over the city and Hoover dam is available, and the sight form the air is useful to see how "lost" in the desert is the city.

    There are several companies; we choosed Scenic Airlines for its two overnight package, that allowed a memorable trip to Grand Canyon and Monument Valley, and didn't repent.

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    One of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World

    by pugwashman Written Oct 20, 2013
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    You can do a variety of day trips to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas. Our favourite over the years has been a helicopter trip. You can take a coach, or a light aircraft, but a coach takes a long time and the light aircraft made us feel seriously sick.
    The Helicopter trip we went on took off from Vegas airport which means no lengthy coach journey involved, and the journey there is great as you fly our over Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam.
    There are various things you can do once you get there which you choose before you go: you can land in the canyon and have a champagne picnic, you can visit an Indian reservation, you can fly down into the Canyon and go on a boat trip, you can go on the Skywalk that jutts out over the edge of the canyon, the choice is yours.

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    Explore the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas

    by albaaust Written Aug 4, 2013

    We had already booked our flights etc to the Grand Canyon so did not need to organise this from Las Vegas. However, we did notice a number of people spruiking trips etc. As we were in Las Vegas in the low season* prices seemed to be quite reasonable. Just in the foyer of Planet Hollywood there was a booth where you could query and book flights, helicopters etc to the Grand Canyon. Prices seemed reasonable.

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    Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour

    by kris-t Updated Mar 17, 2013

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    We took one-day trip to the Grand Canyon's West Rim. We had a short 15 minute stop for pictures at the Hoover Dam and a comfort stop at Arizona Gateway then onto the Grand Canyon via the Joshua Tree Forest.

    Seeing the Grand Canyon was totally breathtaking and an experience we will never forget! But after all if you want to see and admire the Grand Canyon we will recoment to go to the South Rim.
    In case if can't afford the time to go to the National Park, Grand Canyon West is an alternative.

    See our Grand Canyon page for more.

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    chopper tours Vegas to Grand Canyon

    by s21 Written Feb 7, 2013

    Def book in advance if you are only there 2 days and hope the weather doesn't intervene.
    I went with Maverick a couple of years back and can highly recommend them. I did the afternoon trip with sunset over hoover dam on the way back and the strip lit up just before you land.

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    Grand Canyon

    by fishandchips Written Sep 14, 2012

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    Bella at the Grand Canyon

    The Grand Canyon is a must do if you get to Las Vegas. The canyon is just over a couple of hours away so not too far and is one of those places that people ooh and aah over given the massive feature that it is. The only unfortunate piece is the commercialism that's taken over with 'features' such as the Sky Walk which don't add to the natural wonder whatsoever.

    We did a tour that included the Hoover Dam (thankfully a very brief visit) and small town for a toilet stop. It was run by Pink Jeep tours and was pretty good overall.

    There are some great views at each stopping spot at the west rim with Guano Point being the best. Some stunning vistas with the Colorado River way below as in the piccy for this tip with my young niece Bella who had lots of fun climbing over the rocks and up to the top of the point for a commanding view of the area.

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  • Best value canyon tour company

    by FuroraCeltica Written Aug 3, 2012

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    There are dozens of companies selling tours to the canyon. The best one in terms of money, quality and customer service IMHO is the Grand Canyon Tour Company (http://www.grandcanyontourcompany.com/). They offer a range of tours at various costs and duration, but the best value for money IMHO is their South Rim day trip. The South Rim tour is best as it is from the South Rim you get the best views of the canyon. Their bus both picks you up and drops you off directly at your hotel. Whilst it is a long day (pick up at 5am and drop off at 23:00 when you return) it is a must for a day trip, and especially if you are only in LV for a short time, this is a pleasant way to spend a day away from the smokey casinos! One major plus of this company, is unlike the others who only give you a cold snack at lunch, this one stops at a hot buffet on the way!

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    Grand Canyon Tour (part 6) last

    by machomikemd Written Sep 28, 2011

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    This is the last of my Grand Canyon tips with more pictures as VT only allows up to 5 pictures max per tip.

    There are several tour companies that do the Grand Canyon Tour like Grayline, Papillon, allvegas tours and more. But I picked the Showtime Tours. The Grand Canyon is a very colorful, steep-sided gorge, carved by the Colorado River in the U.S. state of Arizona. It is largely contained within the Grand Canyon National Park — one of the first national parks in the United States. President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of conservation of the Grand Canyon area, and visited on numerous occasions to hunt and enjoy the scenery. The canyon, created by the Colorado River over about 6 million years, is 277 miles (446 km) long, ranges in width from 4 to 18 miles (6.4 to 24 kilometers), and attains a depth of more than a mile (1.6 km).

    The tour starts when Showtime tour bus pick you up the hotel and drops you off to their main depot for the different tours. Grand Canyon tour takes you to the South Rim in Tusayan, Arizona and takes a 5 hour road trip into Hoover Dam, Mojave Desert and Stops at Williams and Kingman Arizona and the tour will take 14 hours. A South Rim Tour Cost $160 including lunch.

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    Grand Canyon Tour (part 5)

    by machomikemd Written Sep 28, 2011

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    This is the part five of my Grand Canyon tip with more pictures as VT only allows up to 5 pictures max per tip.

    There are several tour companies that do the Grand Canyon Tour like Grayline, Papillon, allvegas tours and more. But I picked the Showtime Tours. The Grand Canyon is a very colorful, steep-sided gorge, carved by the Colorado River in the U.S. state of Arizona. It is largely contained within the Grand Canyon National Park — one of the first national parks in the United States. President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of conservation of the Grand Canyon area, and visited on numerous occasions to hunt and enjoy the scenery. The canyon, created by the Colorado River over about 6 million years, is 277 miles (446 km) long, ranges in width from 4 to 18 miles (6.4 to 24 kilometers), and attains a depth of more than a mile (1.6 km).

    The tour starts when Showtime tour bus pick you up the hotel and drops you off to their main depot for the different tours. Grand Canyon tour takes you to the South Rim in Tusayan, Arizona and takes a 5 hour road trip into Hoover Dam, Mojave Desert and Stops at Williams and Kingman Arizona and the tour will take 14 hours. A South Rim Tour Cost $160 including lunch.

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    Grand Canyon Tour (part 4)

    by machomikemd Written Sep 28, 2011
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    This is the part four of my Grand Canyon tip with more pictures as VT only allows up to 5 pictures max per tip.

    There are several tour companies that do the Grand Canyon Tour like Grayline, Papillon, allvegas tours and more. But I picked the Showtime Tours. The Grand Canyon is a very colorful, steep-sided gorge, carved by the Colorado River in the U.S. state of Arizona. It is largely contained within the Grand Canyon National Park — one of the first national parks in the United States. President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of conservation of the Grand Canyon area, and visited on numerous occasions to hunt and enjoy the scenery. The canyon, created by the Colorado River over about 6 million years, is 277 miles (446 km) long, ranges in width from 4 to 18 miles (6.4 to 24 kilometers), and attains a depth of more than a mile (1.6 km).

    The tour starts when Showtime tour bus pick you up the hotel and drops you off to their main depot for the different tours. Grand Canyon tour takes you to the South Rim in Tusayan, Arizona and takes a 5 hour road trip into Hoover Dam, Mojave Desert and Stops at Williams and Kingman Arizona and the tour will take 14 hours. A South Rim Tour Cost $160 including lunch.

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    Grand Canyon Tour (part 3)

    by machomikemd Written Sep 28, 2011
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    This is the part three of my Grand Canyon tip with more pictures as VT only allows up to 5 pictures max per tip.

    There are several tour companies that do the Grand Canyon Tour like Grayline, Papillon, allvegas tours and more. But I picked the Showtime Tours. The Grand Canyon is a very colorful, steep-sided gorge, carved by the Colorado River in the U.S. state of Arizona. It is largely contained within the Grand Canyon National Park — one of the first national parks in the United States. President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of conservation of the Grand Canyon area, and visited on numerous occasions to hunt and enjoy the scenery. The canyon, created by the Colorado River over about 6 million years, is 277 miles (446 km) long, ranges in width from 4 to 18 miles (6.4 to 24 kilometers), and attains a depth of more than a mile (1.6 km).

    The tour starts when Showtime tour bus pick you up the hotel and drops you off to their main depot for the different tours. Grand Canyon tour takes you to the South Rim in Tusayan, Arizona and takes a 5 hour road trip into Hoover Dam, Mojave Desert and Stops at Williams and Kingman Arizona and the tour will take 14 hours. A South Rim Tour Cost $160 including lunch.

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    Grand Canyon Tour (part 2)

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 28, 2011
    3200 feet below is the colorado river
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    This is the part two of my Grand Canyon tip with more pictures as VT only allows up to 5 pictures max per tip.

    There are several tour companies that do the Grand Canyon Tour like Grayline, Papillon, allvegas tours and more. But I picked the Showtime Tours. The Grand Canyon is a very colorful, steep-sided gorge, carved by the Colorado River in the U.S. state of Arizona. It is largely contained within the Grand Canyon National Park — one of the first national parks in the United States. President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of conservation of the Grand Canyon area, and visited on numerous occasions to hunt and enjoy the scenery. The canyon, created by the Colorado River over about 6 million years, is 277 miles (446 km) long, ranges in width from 4 to 18 miles (6.4 to 24 kilometers), and attains a depth of more than a mile (1.6 km).

    The tour starts when Showtime tour bus pick you up the hotel and drops you off to their main depot for the different tours. Grand Canyon tour takes you to the South Rim in Tusayan, Arizona and takes a 5 hour road trip into Hoover Dam, Mojave Desert and Stops at Williams and Kingman Arizona and the tour will take 14 hours. A South Rim Tour Cost $160 including lunch.

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    Grand Canyon Tour (part 1)

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 28, 2011

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    This will be a several part Grand Canyon tip with more pictures as VT only allows up to 5 pictures max per tip.

    There are several tour companies that do the Grand Canyon Tour like Grayline, Papillon, allvegas tours and more. But I picked the Showtime Tours. The Grand Canyon is a very colorful, steep-sided gorge, carved by the Colorado River in the U.S. state of Arizona. It is largely contained within the Grand Canyon National Park — one of the first national parks in the United States. President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of conservation of the Grand Canyon area, and visited on numerous occasions to hunt and enjoy the scenery. The canyon, created by the Colorado River over about 6 million years, is 277 miles (446 km) long, ranges in width from 4 to 18 miles (6.4 to 24 kilometers), and attains a depth of more than a mile (1.6 km).

    The tour starts when Showtime tour bus pick you up the hotel and drops you off to their main depot for the different tours. Grand Canyon tour takes you to the South Rim in Tusayan, Arizona and takes a 5 hour road trip into Hoover Dam, Mojave Desert and Stops at Williams and Kingman Arizona and the tour will take 14 hours. A South Rim Tour Cost $160 including lunch.

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    What are these? Bubbles?

    by joiwatani Written Sep 20, 2011
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    I don't know what are these. But, these are definitely great to look at. These looked like glass-blown glasses. But, if they are, these must be heavy to be hanging at Aria Hotel. But, there is nothing impossible in Las Vegas!

    I had so much fun taking pictures of these display. I was fascinated by it. Besides, I had to rest a little bit from all those walkings we did in Las Vegas in the scorching sun! It was hot! And, to sit down in the lobby of Aria Hotel is heaven! The air condition was very comforting.

    So, while my company were resting and sitting down mesmerizing at the beautiful lobby of Aria Hotel, I was busy taking pictures...

    This hotel is definitely a must see hotel. And, maybe, next time, I will stay here.

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    Helicopter tour to Grand Canyon

    by SailorRoar Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Helicopter is definetly the way to see Grand Canyon. Me and my wife went on the Grand Canyon West Ranch daytrip, that included a landing and a cowboy dinner at a working ranch near the canyon. Great experinvece that I can recomend to anybody.

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