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Heli USA Airways
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Owner description: Heli USA Airways offers helicopter tours over the Las Vegas Strip, Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon and transportation to the Grand Canyon Ranch Resort; for western-style entertainment and activities, tours to see the American bison and overnight experiences in authentic accommodation.
Reviewed October 24, 2013

What great experiences this company provides. You are well looked after by the staff and pilots and see fantastic views (we did the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas Strip at night). Both quite good value for e experiences had. Definitely recommend both flights if you have time!

1  Thank Kau923
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Enjoyed our trip with big rich we learnt lots about the area and had a great meal at the ranch , flew round the canyon and shot a Winchester and a colt 45 at the ranch
Would definitely recommend

Thank fatbob99
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Saturday 12 October 2013
First of all the reviews of the money making scheme is right on here dont go expecting you got a bargain.
However, we were picked up early about 9:00. We were then whisked off to the airport for change of driver to Big Rich, this was when tour started.
His commentary was excellent funny and not sure completely truthfull but we all enjoyed it.
We got to the damn only to be told that the couple who had put the cases on the coach for overnight stay might mean we get turned round due to 9/11 protocols on damn. All I can say a bit late in the day to be told that. However we were not turned away!. We then stoppoed by the bridge where Big Rich took the surcharge. Still confused why you have to pay this on top of the all ready expensive day. This took ages as he wanted cash but a group of girls wanted to pay by CC which took ages plus Big Rich had to use someone elses phone. Considering the cost you would have thought the company would have provided 1 plus if anything did happen what were we suppose to do!!!!?
Apart from the stops (inc the sheep!!!!) we arrived at the raunch. This was fab. The old buildings and the cowboy introduction was fun if a little disorganised
We were then whipped up to the helicopter. This is a must and worth the visit and our highlight of the visit to the canyon. The views were amazing and the pilot (Sean) fab when we landed letting us have pics in the helicopter and with him!!
Back to the ranch and dinner served not what we were expecting which was a camp fire BBQ as advertised but ribs corn beans and a bun were excellent. Drinks expensive.
Whilst we ate we were entertained from Dave the Cowboy who did take a shine to my wife!!
We chose to do the riding did want to shoot as well but shooting was $100 dollars each and riding $49 (however sign at entrance to ranch said $20!!)
The riding was dissappointing. We do ride wherever we go and had some fab experiences. The scenery was fab this time but the horses Dane and Dexter really couldnt be bothered!!! I said to the cowgirl about this and she commented what were are we to expect from horses who do this everyday 5 times a day and for 5 to 6 years!! Not really our problem and not one that cost us $100
The journey home was quick and direct and if we wanted to we could have asked for a rest stop without a problem. It was nice of Big Rich to stop by the Las Vegas sign for pics.
Overall
Big Rich Awesome
Helicopter Out of this world
Canyon a true wonder
Ranch a money making machine!!

2  Thank MarcandLauraB
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

The bus trip from Vegas with our driver Randy went smoothly and was informative. On arrival at the Ranch we were met by friendly staff. This is a working ranch and the cowboys and the staff are all very knowledgeable about all things to do with the running of the ranch and the history of the area- do ask plenty of questions as we did and learned a huge amount about the cowboy way of life. We didn't go for the shooting option due to cost. However we did take the ride up to a viewpoint and even if you have never ridden before you will feel at ease.
We stayed overnight in a cabin which was fitted with heating, though another guest did tough it out in a teepee. The singsong and stories round the evening campfire with " cowboy Dave" and his guitar was very entertaining.
We felt privileged to be on the ranch among real working cowboys and cowgirls and would definitely recommend this trip.
Agree with other comments regarding costs of the sunset ride/ shooting but the helicopter ride is not to be missed.

Thank Lisagu
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

Big rich our bus driver/tour guide made this an unforgettable experience from start to finish he kept us all entertained with his banter and knowledge of the canyon and the history of vegas.Well worth the money a fantastic days entertainment.

Thank Karen T
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