After hotel pickup in Vegas, head to the airport in Boulder City to board your plane, which is specifically designed for flightseeing with high wings and large windows that provide optimal viewing, plus a climate-controlled cabin for a comfortable ride.
Take flight and soar over Lake Mead and Hoover Dam en route to the Grand Canyon, where you'll land at a peaceful and secluded airport near Bar 10 Ranch on the canyon's North Rim, a less-visited part of the canyon that provides a unique vantage point of Grand Canyon National Park.
If you selected the ATV option when booking, you'll explore the canyon rim on a Polaris Ranger, following a guide along a 4x4 trail through Whitmore Canyon and Lake Mead Recreation Area. As you perch 3,000 feet (880 meters) above the Colorado River, admire the sheer drop of the canyon walls and soak up the incredible views. You can also spot the interesting desert vegetation and look for local wildlife.
If you did not select the ATV option, you'll enjoy a guided van tour to the canyon edge that includes multiple stops on the rim for photo ops. Only guests of Bar 10 Ranch have access to this area, so you can expect to experience rare views of the canyon.
All that fresh air and natural wilderness will leave you hungry, and when you return to the ranch, a Western-style Dutch-oven barbecue lunch will be waiting for you, prepared by the welcoming staff. Your afternoon in the Wild West ends with the 45-minute return flight to the terminal and transport back to your Las Vegas hotel.
Sample lunch menu:
• Barbecued beef sandwich
• Fresh salad
• 'Gooey' homemade chocolate-chip cookies