The great thing about flying to the West Rim is that landing tours are permitted there. You can choose an air-only tour that flies from Vegas, past the Hoover Dam, and then over the main points of interest at the West Rim before heading back to Georgian Trekking Tours Vegas. If you book a landing tour, you’ll fly along the same flight path and see the same sights from the air, but you also get to land at the Canyon for some fun ground adventures.
One of the more popular landing tours flies down to the Canyon floor. When you depart from your chopper, you’ll be treated to a Champagne picnic, and if you want, you can take a boat ride on the Colorado River which is nearby. There is another tour that lands on top of the rim, and it comes with Skywalk tickets, so you can experience this thrilling attraction. The Skywalk is a huge glass and steel platform that lets you stand 4000 feet above the bottom of the Canyon. Standing over the Canyon on a glass floor is nearly as exhilarating as going on the helicopter flight. If you’re up for a day filled with adventure, you can book a helicopter tour that lands on the Canyon floor and on top of the rim too so you can do all the West Rim has to offer.
Canyon Airplane Tours
Airplane tours are also available, and these follow the same route as the helicopters that depart from Arizona or Nevada. The planes are ideal for groups because they can carry 19 passengers per tour. The airplanes fly higher than helicopters, but the tours cost less too. Airplanes provide good views through their oversized windows, plus they are roomy and comfy, so airplane tours are a good choice if you need to fly on a budget.
Buy Your Tour Online In Time For Thanksgiving
Air tours of the Canyon are always very popular and they often sell out in advance. For that reason, you need to book your tour ahead of time. Try to book at least two weeks ahead of time. Just use your credit card and buy your tour online as this instantly locks in the lowest rate and reserves your seats.
Prepare For An Adventure
The Canyon is a beautiful scenic wonder and flying over it on an air tour is the best way to soak up nature’s beauty. Plus, remember, you can enhance your tour by adding on a Jeep ride or a landing adventure for even more fun.
So, don’t spend this Thanksgiving sprawled out on the couch, take a scenic tour instead. Be sure to buy your tour early and buy it online. Choose the rim you want to tour, book your seats, and get ready for an adventure you’ll never forget.
Spring Break will be here with the April warm weather, and that means it’s time to start planning your vacation. Vegas is a fantastic Spring Break destination, and when you’re there, you can take an air tour of the Grand Canyon for even more fun. These tours fill up fast because they are so popular, so be sure to book yours as soon as you can.
Helicopter Tours Of The Canyon
You can take a helicopter tour of the South or West Rim. Vegas is close enough to the West Rim that the helicopters can make the round trip. If you want to take a helicopter tour of the South Rim instead, you’ll have to add a plane flight from Vegas to the South Rim to your package since the South Rim is too far from Vegas for helicopters to make the whole trip.
You’ll even get an aerial view of Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam when you fly out of Vegas since they are along the flight path to the Canyon. A helicopter can get to the West Rim from Vegas in under 45 minutes, and it takes an airplane about 60 minutes to fly to the South Rim so you can begin your tour there.
There are landing and air-only tours available to the West Rim. The air-only tour flies over the West Rim and lets you see all the amazing scenery there before circling back to Vegas. The landing tours are more comprehensive and give you the opportunity to see the Canyon up close.