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Visiting Grand Canyon by Helicopter

Justine Moriarity

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One of the most exciting experiences to try when you visit Las Vegas is a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon. Cheap Grand Canyon helicopter tours are perfect for viewing the National Park, but they also provide impressive aerial views of the Vegas Strip and Hoover Dam. One of the most popular flights is the one that takes you down 4000 feet to the bottom of the canyon where it lands.

You'll have a terrific time on one of these Las Vegas-Grand Canyon helicopter tours. If you are staying in a hotel on the Strip, a convenient shuttle will pick you up and drop you off after your flight. Not only will you get to see some spectacular scenery, you can also watch a Native American performance and enjoy a complimentary lunch. Another fun option you can add to your tour is a boat ride down the Colorado River so you can view the Grand Canyon as its walls tower above you.

Prices vary for these tours depending upon the activities you include, but you can expect to pay anywhere from $200-$500. The more options you add, the higher the cost. Discounts are usually available and if you take advantage of them, you can find a great tour to fit your budget. A helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon is a once-in-a-lifetime experience so you most certainly want to see as much as you can.

Inexpensive flights of the Grand Canyon are available every day; they last about 4-6 hours and you can depart from Vegas or from Grand Canyon National Park Airport. If you don't have a lot of time to spend touring the canyon, an air tour is ideal because you can see a lot in a short amount of time. The longest helicopter tours are the landing variety, especially the tour that includes access to the Grand Canyon Skywalk and a boat ride on the Colorado River. If you depart from Vegas, you can arrange free hotel shuttle service, but if you fly out of Grand Canyon National Park Airport, you will have to provide your own transportation to and from the airport.

There are a few things to know that will help you enjoy your helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon. For example, wear lightweight clothing, sun block, and comfortable, closed-toe shoes during a summer or fall tour. I suggest you wear comfortable layered clothing and a hat for a winter or spring flight, when the weather is cooler.

I also suggest flying as early in the day as possible, especially when you're taking a summer tour. In the summer, the air is calmest and the visibility is the best during the early morning hours. However, during the winter months, late morning tours are better because by then the frequent fogs will have lifted. Sunset helicopter tours are a wonderful experience but they're more expensive because they're popular. They sell out quickly too, so you will want to book your tour in advance. Look around for applicable helicopter discounts to reduce the price.

It is very easy to pay for your helicopter tour. You will have to pre-pay using your debit or credit card. After you make your payment online, your voucher will be sent to you by email. You simply print the voucher and follow the directions included in the confirmation email.

Your ticket should include a cancellation policy in the event there is bad weather or an emergency. Reputable tour operators will refund 100% of your money as long as you cancel at least 24 hours ahead of your scheduled flight time.

When you are looking for inexpensive flights to the Grand Canyon, be sure to look online. The best discounts are found on the internet, but in order to take advantage of them, you have to buy your ticket online.

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All set to fly the Grand Canyon? First, browse this listing of the best helicopter trips . Next, book mark this web page of offers wherein you can score these great flights discounted rates:


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