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Grand Canyon Flights: Valentine's Day Helicopter And Plane Trips

Justine Moriarity

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Are you trying to plan a Valentine's Day getaway that is exciting and romantic? Then you should visit the Grand Canyon, and treat your sweetheart to a breathtaking air tour of one of nature's most beautiful creations on earth.

You can begin your air tour from the romantic city of Las Vegas, or you can catch one right from the South Rim.

You and your sweetheart can take a helicopter tour or an airplane tour, but the helicopter tour is the best experience. Though you can rest assured that both will provide a real sense of adventure, and memories that you will carry with you for a lifetime.

Air Tours Departing from Las Vegas

If you decide to take a chopper tour out of Vegas, you will lift off from an airstrip in Boulder City or from a helipad on the Strip. You can select from landing tours or air-only flights, although it must be said that landing tours will provide the most memorable experience.

If you decide to take a landing tour, you should consider the one that comes with a Champagne picnic on the canyon floor. This makes for a special Valentine's Day outing that can even be supplemented with a river boat ride along the stunning Colorado River.

These tours come in a deluxe and standard version, with the deluxe tours being more convenient since they lift off from the Vegas Strip. If you're staying in Vegas this is the best option and there's even a complementary limousine shuttle service between your hotel and the helipad. Another perk of the deluxe tours is getting to see Vegas from the air as your chopper returns from the canyon.

Since these deluxe tours use the Eurocopter EC130 choppers, your ride will be more pleasant too. These modern choppers offer unparalleled viewing with luxury seats and the smoothest ride of any commercial tour helicopter.

South Rim Tours from Arizona

If you're setting off from Arizona you will have the option of a half hour, or 50 minute helicopter tour. While both tours are fantastic, the longer tour is better because you get to see so much more. The longer tour is so comprehensive, you get to see about 80 percent of the National Park by the time you're through.

Unfortunately South Rim tours don't offer a landing option, so if you're looking for that little bit extra then a Las Vegas based tour is exactly what you will need.

Grand Canyon Airplane Tours

If you want to take an airplane tour, you can depart from Vegas or the South Rim. The airplane tours that depart from Vegas have landing options, and one fun thing you can try is walking out on the glass Skywalk that lets you peer down to the canyon floor below you. This tour is a great way for romantic adventure seekers to enjoy a unique experience that can't be found anywhere else on earth.

The plane tours from Vegas that go to the South Rim can be combined with a 30-minute helicopter tour of the rim and a 2-hour bus tour inside of the park.


An air tour of the Grand Canyon is an exciting way to celebrate the romantic Valentine's Day holiday. Valentine's Day will soon be here, so book your air tour now, and surprise your sweetheart with a thrilling and thoughtful experience.

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