WATCH: Flying through the Grand Canyon in a helicopter

2016-07-24 09:09
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Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight

Cape Town – During a recent trip to Las Vegas I got the opportunity to fly through the Grand Canyon in a breathtaking helicopter tour.

The 446 km long canyon is carved out by the Colorado River and situated in Arizona.

The iconic canyon, which has featured in many documentaries, movies and TV programmes, is part of the Grand Canyon National Park and the Hualapai Tribal Nation, the Havvasupai people and the Navajo Nation.

It truly is a majestic site and undoubtedly worth visiting if you find yourself in the area.

My trip into the Grand Canyon was with Maverick Helicopters a respected aviation company that caters to VIP clients and tourists. Maverick even made the Travel Channel’s “10 Best Helicopter Thrills” list twice.

The helicopter tour I experienced is named the “Wind Dancer Air and Landing Tour” which takes you right into the heart of the canyon before landing in Hualapai Indian territory for a champagne lunch. (This landing is done with permission of the Havvasupai people.)

The lunch includes champagne, beverages and a light snack. The whole trip takes you over the Vegas Strip, Lake Las Vegas, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and Fortification Hill, an extinct volcano, along with many other breathtaking views.

The Maverick pilots are great guides and their insight and stories about the area will definitely blow your mind.

Watch our flight through the Grand Canyon here:

Some Instagram photos from the flight:

Flying through the #GrandCanyon with @maverickhelicopters.

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Our view of the #GrandCanyon from the @maverickhelicopters.

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Having lunch in the #GrandCanyon with @maverickhelicopters.

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Disclaimer: This trip was sponsored by British Airways and MGM Resorts.