We are considering doing a helicopter tour to the Grand Canyon when we are in Vegas for a few days in April. I am looking for advice on this. We would prefer to fly from Mc Carren so that we fly near the strip on the way back. Have checked out prices and it looks like it will be about $800 for the 2 of us. We are probably only going to do this once, so we want to be left with "what I would do next time" issues. If you can recommend booking companies or where to find good deals, that would be great. We won't have a car, so hotel pickup would be appreciated. (We are staying at MGMGrand.) Suggestions about the best time of the day would be good too. I know we will only be seeing the west rim and not the national park section of the canyon. Yes, I have read the reviews about this being a tourist trap thing. I just think this would be a memorable experience as part of a birthday trip celebration. Are we better booking before we leave home or waiting until we arrive in Vegas and looking for coupons or using the concierge?