Only Heli USA offers its guests this unique package -- a flight to the Grand Canyon, plus a stay at historic Grand Canyon Ranch!
A small, elite helicopter company, with a solid reputation for safety and customer service, Heli USA will take you on an unforgettable flight below the rim of the Grand Canyon! As you soar over the Colorado River, past stone buttreses and canyon walls a mile high, the sheer immensity of the Canyon is overwhelming ... no wonder it's easily seen from the Space Shuttle! (BRING YOUR CAMERA FOR BETTER CLOSE-UPS!).
Then, when other helicopter companies are taking their passengers back to Vegas, your Heli USA pilot settles down gently at Grand Canyon Ranch, where a horse drawn wagon deposits you and your fellow guests at the ranch house. While you dig into a hearty, western-style lunch or dinner (depending on your arrival), you'll be entertained by Casey Adams, whose repertoire of western songs is extensive.
Your host at the Ranch is Nigel Turner, an Englishman who owns both Heli USA and Grand Canyon Ranch. As an ex-Captain in the helicopter wing of the British Army, Nigel's reputation for discipline and attention to detail is evident in the pilots he hires, and in the genuine hospitality his Ranch exudes.
As a working cattle ranch, its 165 square miles is home to some 300 Corriente cattle, raised for the rodeo circuit, plus a herd of buffalo acquired from a ranch in Montana. Turner encourages his guests, via a Buffalo Safari, to see and photograph these magnificent animals that once numbered 35,000,000 in the Great Plains, but were nearly wiped out by hunters, "sportsmen," and the U.S. Army in the late 19th century. To restore the buffalo, or American bison, to its former glory as America's true icon is a passion with Turner.
Also available to guests are horseback rides over some of the prettiest high country in the West, with the Mormon Trail running throught it, followed by champagne at sunset. There are roping demonstrations by working cowboys, a reenactment of the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and authentic western songs sung around a campfire at night, courtesy of Casey Adams.
Overnight stays in our pine cabins, with fireplaces and western memorabilia decorating each one, are a popular option for our guests. You'll never sleep better in the Western, star-lit night, breathing pure mountain air. This is the real getaway on your Vegas getaway. You'll cherish the memories for life.
For reservations, visit heliusa.com, or call Toll Free 1-800-359-8727. In Las Vegas, 702-736-8787. For more information on the historic Grand Canyon Ranch Resort, we're at grandcanyonranch.com.
Ready to take a break from the action, and see the awesome Grand Canyon from Heli USA's unique point of view? Book a seat (or seats) on what has been described as the best tour of the Grand Canyon, and be pepared to experience far more than what you heard from the desk clerk or a travel magazine.
Heli USA is the helicopter company of choice of Vegas visitors "in the know." They're familiar with the reputation of this elite carrier, with its small fleet of copters and the best trained pilots in the business. CEO and owner, Nigel Turner, an ex-Captain in the helicopter wing of the British Army, is a stickler for discipline, and his pilots are nothing less than consummate professionals. Daredevils need not apply -- don't even think about it.
Turner also takes an unusual approach when it comes to maintenance. Not one bird of Heli USA rolls out on the tarmac unless the signatures of two mechanics are on the maintenance check-list. Safety and customer service are a mantra with Turner.
We mentioned the "complete Grand Canyon Tour" in the headline. Very simply: When other companies head for home at McCarran Airport, Heli USA offers its guests an afternoon or overnight stay at the legendary Grand Canyon Ranch!
Owned by Turner, the ranch's 165 square miles of Arizona high country, with the Mormon Trail running through it, is a working cattle ranch that welcomes guests with old-fashioned western hospitality. The cowboys who work this ranch are the real McCoy, putting on calf roping exhibitions, taking you on horseback rides, rounding up Corriente cattle that wander all over the ranch's 195,000 acres ... and the greatest thrill of all:
Nigel has acquired a small herd of buffalo from a Montana ranch (plus three new-born calves!), which are free to roam the protected acres of Grand Canyon Ranch. Guests have made the Buffalo Safari the #1 attraction of their visit. When you see these huge, shaggy-haired animals that sustained Native Americans for centuries, you'll wonder what persuaded "sportsmen" and the U.S. Army to nearly wipe out all 35,000,000 Great Plains buffalos in the late 19th century!
For reservations visit heliusa.com, or call Toll Free 1-800-359-8727. In Las Vegas, 702-736-8787. For more information about historic Grand Canyon Ranch Resort, including its authentic pine cabins for overnight guests, you'll find us at grandcanyonranch.com.
Why? Because an unforgettable Vegas vacation doesn't begin and end at a generous craps table, a world-class spa, or Broadway's top show on the Strip. The complete Vegas get-away includes a visit to a giant cattle ranch, where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid hid out (for real!) -- plus a flight beforehand through the awesome Grand Canyon. Call Heli USA, Vegas's elite helicopter company to those who travel extensively, and prepare to see what most folks won't see in their lifetime.
Heli USA is owned by Nigel Turner, an ex-Captain in the British Army's helicopter wing. At age 24, he was the pilot of choice to fly British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl to wherever their itineraries took them. Nigel's sense of discipline, caefully honed in the military, extends to the pilots he hires at Heli USA --hence its reputation as the most buttoned-up helicopter tour company in Vegas, following FAA rules to the letter.
It pays off in an exhilarating flight below the rim of the Grand Canyon, with safety the first concern, as you soar by mile-high, vertical canyon walls and stone buttresses, Natures most awesome outdoor cathedral. Below you, the mighty Colorado River flows to the Gulf of Mexico in an ongoing, white water journey that began some 80 million years ago. Bring your video camera for a moving remembrance of one of the most unforgettable sights on Earth.
Turner also owns the nearby Grand Canyon Ranch, one of the Old West's authentic ranches, consisting of 195,000 acres under the shadow of Spirit Mountain, revered by the Hualapai Indians for generations. His guests receive old-fashioned western hospitality on his working cattle ranch, where you can spend an afternoon, or overnight in an authentic pine cabin, before your return to Vegas.
Squeeze in as much time as you can at this historic ranch, where the western way of life is carefully observed, like calf roping in a special arena, branding, guest horseback rides, and Nigel's pride and joy -- a Buffalo Safari for ranch guests to see his herd of buffalo (three recently born calves are a new addition to the herd!). The most famous American icon, the buffalo, or American bison, is slowly making a comeback in this protected environment, as Nigel is committed to restoring the animal to its former glory.
At night, after a hearty western meal in the ranch house, park yourself around a campfire, under a canopy of stars, and listen to the ranch balladeer, Casey Adams, sing songs of cattle drives and western outlaws, plus his own compositions.
You've come this far. Why not get a taste of the Old West, where faro dealers in Nevada Territory towns packed Derringers, and cattle barons hired gunslingers to "discourage" settlers from running sheep at the original Grand Canyon Ranch? You'll carry the memories for life.
For reservatons, visit heliusa.com, or call Toll Free 1-800-359-8727. In Las Vegas, 702-736-8787. For more information on the historic Grand Canyon Ranch Resort, we're at grandcanyonranch.com.