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1. Posted by kyebrown (Budding Member 62 posts) 7y

Hi Guys,

heading out to Vegas at the start of September and obviously want to see the Grand Canyon - thought a Hot air balloon trip over it would be a cool way to see it - does anyone know of any companies that do this, how much it is etc, and if any one has done - what's it like?!

Thanks

Kye

2. Posted by DaveinMD (Respected Member 198 posts) 7y

Seems like it's Grand Canyon month around here. I'm really not sure that they do balloon rides over the canyon. Seems like if the wind shifts you will be heading in a direction that the chaser van won't be able to follow.

We were scheduled to do a balloon ride over Sedona but the winds weren't right. So we changed plans and did a helicopter over the Canyon instead and I gotta say it was one of the coolest things I've ever done. I know this doesn't really answer your question but if the balloon ride falls through consider the copter.

Have fun!

[ Edit: Edited on 25-Jul-2009, at 05:30 by DaveinMD ]

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

Kye,
No balloon rides are offered over the GC. Sedona has balloon rides, Monument Valley as well. You will have to settle for a helicopter flight over the GC.

4. Posted by audunk (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

What are the most reasonable price for flying over GC from Vegas?
Is it many different companies that offer helicopter/airplane tours over GC from Vegas?

5. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

Quoting audunk

What are the most reasonable price for flying over GC from Vegas?
Is it many different companies that offer helicopter/airplane tours over GC from Vegas?

I took a look at several companies. You will have to compare price vs what is offered. There are one day bus trip from Vegas to the GC. Good luck with your planning.