Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and there is no better time to take a fun trip with your family to some place special. November is a good month to tour the Grand Canyon National Park and the best way to see the sights is on an air tour of the South or West Rim.
Don't Miss Out
One advantage to touring the canyon this time of year is the cooler weather. There will be near perfect visibility with weather that is milder than the rest of the year. Taking that into consideration, remember that it's also going to be a busy time of year, so you will need to get in quick to book your tickets.
In fact, you should go ahead and book your tour after you book your hotel reservations. If you leave things too late, you will end up paying the highest prices, or even worse, you might miss out on seats.
It's also a good idea to buy your tour online using your credit card. This process confirms your transaction, so you can be sure your seats will be waiting for you. You'll also get the lowest price when you buy your tour online.
Touring The West Rim
The helicopters used on Grand Canyon flights that depart from Vegas all fly to the West Rim. A lot of people prefer the West Rim because it has a lot of fun things to do and interesting things to see. As you fly out, you will go over the Hoover Dam and the reservoir of Lake Mead. Once you get to the canyon you will fly over the sights, and the great thing about the West Rim is that you can land.
The landing tours are great fun. If you land on the canyon floor, you can partake of a Champagne picnic and take a raft ride on the Colorado River. If you land at the top instead, you can visit the Skywalk. Walking on the Skywalk is an exhilarating experience because it is made of glass and you can look down to the canyon floor that's 4000 feet below you.
If you can make it work with your budget, you can include landing at the top and the bottom, for the full West Rim experience.
Helicopter Tours Of The South Rim
The Grand Canyon is so big, it is also a convenient tour if you'll be staying in Arizona rather than Nevada. From the town of Tusayan, you can fly to the North Rim, the eastern boundary, and back to the South Rim. There are two tours, the shorter 30 minute tour goes to the North Rim only, whereas the longer 50 minute tour will take you to the eastern boundary as well. The longer tour gives you a great overview of the Grand Canyon National Park, in fact, it flies you over about 75 percent of the park lands. It is definitely worth it to pay a little more for the longer flight because you see so much more.
Although you can't land inside the canyon at the South Rim, you can take a ground tour on a 4x4 Jeep. The Jeep tour is a lot of fun and will allow you to see the landmarks and scenery from a different perspective than from the air.
It's no wonder Grand Canyon helicopter tours are so popular. Fantastic sights, rich history, and plenty of options mean that you can select a tour to meet any budget. So start planning your trip now and book it online in advance of your tour date. Your family will make lifelong memories as they soar over America's famous natural wonder.
Tips from the Author
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