Grand Canyon at Las Vegas
By Jorge Sanchez Coloma on Oct 08, 2007
I booked one of them, and i spent yesterday at Grand canyon. It was fantastic, good weather, nice colleage of my and the Canyon.
Shutle picked up us at 6.20 (too earlie but it's best), some time after that we are flying into a small aircraf from somewhere airport in Las Vegas to a somewhere in the orizhonds. The sun rise in the front and the feeling of fly in a small pice of iron plus the air, emothion and exciting idea of the day was enough.
We are European and maybe it could be fine for the first day in States to take this tour at 8.00 a.m. No jet lack issues at all.
45 min later we landed at Grand, because it is really Grand. Our next exciting step was waiting for us. It was helicopter. It was simply fantastic, from you went up throu take off and land in an small stones circle near the colorado riber. (choice a window seat for helicopter is very recomended).
The first ime you take a helicopter, as it was for all of us, is fantastic, is very soft compare with aircraft and it's really as you fly like a fly. Moreover there is a huge fly down of thounsand of feets between the top of Grand and the riber.
Then, 20 min of boat trip around riber with a funny guy, and an indian tradition to put water in your fornt for a good luck. (could it be the next helicopter or aircraft trip? =:-))
After that new helicopter trip to went up again to the top.
An a new surprise, a simple bus trip of 10 min can be not so simple. The bus driver was fantastic, "Who remenber my name?" "My name is Francisco, i'm a single man" "Single Laydies don't forget it" and things like "Who lets the dog out" (anyone who was there understand me any others i don't want to say you more, you have to feeling yourselfs). This kind of things in a simple 10min bus trip make the bus driver win the first prize of this trip.
Then, some walk around the top near the BBQ before lunch and an small sky views in the top after the lunch.
After that 35 min aircraft trip trou Hoover Dam and a feeling of the end of a fantastic adventure.
If you book soon in the morning you have time to do what we did :
- Leave your bags at the hotel
- Take a taxi (18€) to "Premiun Outlet" at "Charlestone Blvd" and buy a lot everything you can =:-))
- Even if you have energy at us. You can take a taxi (8€) and go to "Fremont Street" for a real and storic (but also new) Las Vegas experince.
- I recomend you a good, quiet and realy good restaurant with a special sky view at "Steak House" at "Fermont St" in "Brions Hotel" (40€ each)
- Taki back (15 €)
I hope it could help you in Las Vegas.