Helicopter tours are one of the most exhilarating ways to see the glorious Grand Canyon. They’re more expensive than bus and airplane tours, but using valid coupon codes and following the two other suggestions I outline below can help travelers eliminate a big chunk of their cost.
Valid helicopter promo codes are hard to find. Grand Canyon helicopter tours sell out often, so tour companies aren’t motivated to offer many discounts. Discount codes are out there, though – you just have to know where to look (click on the link at the bottom of this page for this month’s code). Most expire in 30 days, so you do have to act quickly.
Most coupon codes lower the already-discounted, special Internet rate by 3-10%. Even better, they’ll work for any type of chopper tour, including air-only flights, landing tours, picnic & float tour packages, and packages including access to the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
The savings you can score with helicopter promo codes can really add up, especially if you’re booking one of the more expensive landing tour packages or you’re traveling with at least one other person.
Most coupon codes will work for tours of either rim (West and South). Here’s some basic information about the rims in case you’re not familiar with them:
Considered by many to be the “real” Grand Canyon, this is where you’ll want to go for the most spectacular canyon views. Travelers setting out from Arizona locations like Sedona, Scottsdale or Phoenix will probably want to drive to the South Rim on their own. Unlike the West Rim, federal regulations ban landing tours here.
Only 120 miles from Vegas, the flight from Sin City to the West Rim takes about 50 minutes. This is where you’ll find the fabulous Grand Canyon Skywalk. It’s also the only part of the National Park where chopper tours are allowed to land on the bottom.
Besides using discount codes, I have two other suggestions that can lower the price of a helicopter tour:
Helicopter tours are so popular that I always suggest booking at least a week in advance. Booking ahead is especially important for summer helicopter tours because that’s when demand is highest.
Some folks worry about booking ahead because they’re afraid they’ll get socked with big penalties if their plans change or they cancel their tour. That won’t happen if you buy through a reputable tour operator. If you book through one of them, as long as you cancel or change your flight at least 24 hours before your departure date, you won’t pay a penny in cancellation or change fees.
That’s all there is to it.
Buy Online, Direct from the Tour Operator
By now, everyone knows the best prices for most things are online. Helicopter tours are no different. But don’t book your flight through a big-box website like Expedia or Orbitz. Instead, buy direct, on the tour operator’s own website. The tour operator is in the best position to offer terrific discounts. Just remember to complete your entire purchase transaction online so you qualify for the big Internet discount!
Helicopter tours are one of the most exhilarating ways that anyone could see the glorious Grand Canyon. Helicopter promo codes can make it happen less expensively. Booking ahead (online, of course) can also help you save bucks.
By using these suggestions, you can get a price that can’t be beat. I hope to see you soon in the skies over the canyon!
Tips from the Author
For low-cost Grand Canyon helicopter tours, travel editor Justine M. uses these resources: