A Grand Canyon helicopter is a great way to spend a weekend vacation. Labor Day weekend will be here soon, so now is the ideal time to plan an excursion to Vegas and book your exciting canyon tour.
Vegas are a great place to start your helicopter tour because you will get your choice of a landing or air tour. Since the tours all fly along the same route on the way to the canyon, you will get to see the impressive Hoover Dam and Lake Mead on the two types of tours. You will also be treated to amazing views of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River flowing at its base. While the air-only tours circle the canyon and head back to Vegas, the landing tours stop at the canyon so you can get out and explore the area.
Landing Tour Options
You can choose from a variety of air tours, yet you ought to consider booking the deluxe landing tour that lifts off from the Vegas Strip. The deluxe tours are superior because they fly on the advanced Helicopter tours, in addition to you will get free hotel transportation in a limousine. You can take one of these tours on a chopper that flies down to the canyon floor so you can get out near the banks of the Colorado River.
As a nice touch, this tour comes with a champagne excursion, and you can even take a boat tour along the Colorado River on the off chance that you like.
Touring The South Rim
You can also take a tour out of Vegas that goes to the South Rim, and on the off chance that you will be in Arizona rather than Vegas, you will be closer to the South Rim, so your tour will go there. South Rim tours lift off from Tusayan, Arizona and you can drive yourself there from any point in Arizona, or you can purchase a Vegas tour that includes a flight that gets you there in about 60 minutes.
You get to choose from the least expensive half hour air tour of the South Rim, or the longer tour that lasts nearly 60 minutes, which is enthusiastically recommended. On the longer tour, you get to see the land between the South and North Rims as well as the area of the park all the way to the eastern boundary. You will see many amazing and beautiful sights on this tour.
Your chopper would not be allowed to land at the South Rim, yet you can add on a 4×4 tour of the park instead. One way to do this is to book a package that comes with a 30-minute flight over the canyon with a ground tour that gives you 2 1/2 hours to tour the park via land. Seeing the canyon via air and land is the perfect combination for appreciating the beauty and immensity of the canyon.