There are few freedoms as liberating as being able to fly, which is why humans spent millennia inventing the helicopter and why penguins are so very, very bitter. Exceed evolutionary shortcomings with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get an Extreme Vegas Strip helicopter tour of the Las Vegas Strip from Adventure Helicopter Tours (a $190 value). This Groupon includes a $50 fuel surcharge and a $45 airport fee.
Adventure Helicopter Tours provides a bird's-eye view of famous and historical Las Vegas Strip with fascinating tours that take off from Whiteman Airport. During the tour, a gassed-up MD 520N whirlybird greets flying pairs on the ground, then shuttles them straight to the city, providing unparalleled views of the surrounding neon signage and migrating flocks of poker chips. Doors can be removed for total air immersion or left on to calm uneasy nerves. While in the air, passengers can also catch glimpses of the Stratosphere Hotel Tower, Caesars Palace, the Bellagio, and the Rat Pack’s tree-house hangout.
To make the experience more engaging, each helicopter is equipped with two-way MP3 stereo headsets, allowing passengers to hear each other's comments, questions, and helicopter impressions. All guests are encouraged to bring a camera to document the experience. After landing at Adventure Helicopter Tours’ helipad, guests can toast the end of a successful journey during a champagne reception.
Adventure Helicopter Tours
Adventure Helicopter Tours parades sightseers about the skies above Los Angeles for aerial appreciation of the city's many landmarks. The outfit hosts 12 separate tours around southern California, including those that fly over the homes of celebrities, providing ample opportunities to pass judgment on their backyard barbecuing skills. Other options include a romantic sunset excursion, and a route that flies past the Hollywood sign. Every passenger on an Adventure Helicopter Tours excursion enjoys window seating and a two-way MP3 stereo headset for easy communication with fellow sightseers.