You remember when I wrote all the statistics about my last 19-week trip in Europe and North America? There I said I fulfilled 16 dreams in 12 countries and one of the dreams was in Las Vegas.
It might sound like a cliche but having a glamorous time in Las Vegas was something I just had to do. And what was the better way to do so than a limousine and helicopter ride at night?
So after boring days in Salt Lake City when I took one of the flights to Las Vegas, I was ready to roll.
I mentioned already in an older post that my first days in Vegas felt a bit weird as it is NOT a place for a girl on her own. A girl who does not drink, does not gamble and does not party with strangers. That was exactly part of my Las Vegas experience.
But it was more. After my initial leave-me-alone-crazy-party-goers days, I got my fancy time in Vegas too. It was one of the things I could not wait to do.
It was burning hot, I put my favorite colourful dress on and excited walked out of the hotel. I still could not believe a chauffeur dressed in a posh black suit was opening the door for me to the black long shining limousine. He was nice, took photos of me and laughed when I was swapping the seats all over the limo to take photos and videos of myself. You are reading it right, I had the whole limo for myself for a few moments. I swear I could take a road trip from Alaska to Ushuaia in this limo and even sleep there if only I had enough healthy food on the way
ready for the limousine ride in Vegas
enjoying the limo for myself
Then, we picked up a group of four – a guy maybe in his forties with 3 young girls in mini-dresses and high heels, all from Mexico but living in Dallas now. My mood jumped higher straight away just from meeting other Mexicans, my favorite nationality, and it was fun to lead the conversation about my solo trip to Vegas, them having enough money to pay for these not the cheapest Vegas toys, and me doing the limo and helicopter ride for ”work”.
”Not bad to feel like a Hollywood star being picked up by a limo and taken to a helicopter to see one of the most famous cities in the world from a better perspective and call it work, right?” They realistically summed it up and I could only nod and smile inside.
All cheered up we got to Sundance helicopters and hearing a helicopter noise above our heads when getting there was something I will not forget. Sometimes it’s the details that make us happy.
They weighed us all to get the balance of the helicopter, we read and signed the necessary paperwork, and just sat back and relaxed. (Un)fortunately, to match the weigh of both helicopters leaving at that time I was placed into the second one with a group of Mexican guys in their thirties.
And here it was, the time to jump in the helicopter and rock and roll in luxury over Las Vegas at night. I am not going to lie to you saying Vegas is boring at day time because it would still be an experience to fly over it with a day light. The resorts are just awesome!
But the sparkling Strip has a different taste. It’s both sweet and sexy.
ready to take off
Luxor pyramid shining light
Palazzo, Treasure Island and Venetian
part of the Strip
The Paris hotel
I was sitting on the left back seat looking down to the fabulous Las Vegas Strip with thrillions of lights of different colours and shapes and thinking to myself that life is really worth living. And making it ”I live to travel, I travel to live” was the best thing I’ve ever done.
We flew over the whole Boulevard up to the Stratosphere Tower to see it from close and then followed to the Vegas Downtown known for its Fremont Street Experience. I was still in awe. Turning back even fastened my heartbeat.
Las Vegas Strip
enjoying helicopter ride
night Stratosphere Tower
happy after helicopter ride
The 12 minute flight time was pretty short as I was trying to get photos with both my Nikon DSLR and smartphone, and also take some videos with my Nikon. I spent the whole 12 minutes looking through the camera screens with my right eye and through the helicopter window with my left eye to see both. But I guess I would need at least an hour to properly experience the flight and just breathe through it without the gear.
There’s no words that could describe a helicopter ride over Las Vegas at night but a must do. Once we landed, we could buy photos or other souvenirs and then walk charmingly towards the limousine.
going back to my hotel
I could get used to this limousine comfort
loved the luxury limo
I was the only girl in the limo. And in the beginning I was also the only one who knew I spoke Spanish and understood Mexican expressions too. It was the biggest fun ever for me to listen to the guys maybe some 10 years older than me speaking of some fear in the helicopter they experienced. Big guys in their late thirties scared like kids sitting closer and closer to each other to feel more safe.
But I felt no fear of helicopters. For me they are orgasmic. I couldn’t wait to take my next helicopter ride – over Niagara Falls this time.
Las Vegas is really a must see. Even if you don’t gamble or don’t drink, there’s other glamorous things to do. And I say, what happens in Vegas, stays on Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler blog
Check out my video from helicopter ride over Las Vegas:
I took Sundance helicopters night Las Vegas tour and booked it via GetYourGuide booking company. Million thanks to both for such an unbelievable experience as part of my Adventure and Spa project. However, all the opinions in this post are my own.