Although you can fly to the Grand Canyon from both Nevada and Arizona, only the Las Vegas tours offer you landing packages. If you want the best tour package available, then choose a deluxe tour out of Vegas.
Get To The Canyon In Under An Hour
Las Vegas is only 45 minutes from the canyon by helicopter, which makes it convenient to set off from your hotel for a day tour. Don't forget that Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam are right next to Vegas, so you'll take a flyover of the world's most famous dam on your way to the main attraction.
Seeing the West Rim of the canyon is one thing. Seeing from a helicopter is hard to beat. Actually being able to land inside the canyon and step outside, is something that cannot be compared to. You can only do this from Las Vegas, with flights that go either inside the canyon, or that land on the top of the West Rim.
One of the fun and popular tours that lands on the canyon floor comes with a champagne picnic, and you should consider booking it if you can. This is a very scenic trip since the chopper lands next to the Colorado River for the picnic, and you can enjoy the water view and the massive canyon walls above you. You can add a boat ride to this trip as well as a flight back to the top of the canyon for some more exploring.
The Amazing Skywalk
The Skywalk is on top of the West Rim, and you don't want to miss it. It's a massive bridge made of glass panels that lets you walk out over the canyon and look all the way down to the canyon floor that's 4000 feet below you. Even after spending time on a helicopter tour, the Skywalk is an exhilarating experience.
Choosing Your Tour
Helicopter tours come in basic and deluxe versions. While both types of tours provide fantastic views and a thrilling flight, the deluxe version has a few extra perks. One thing that separates the tours is that the basic tours lift off from an airfield in Boulder City, which is a suburb of Las Vegas.
If you can swing the extra cost of a deluxe flight, you should consider it. These tours fly on the EcoStar helicopter which is made specifically for sightseeing. They are roomy, comfortable, quiet, and provide unobstructed viewing. The panoramic viewing window and roomy cabin are enough to make the extra cost worth it.
Not only that, the deluxe tours also come with pick up and drop off service via limousine as well as departure from the Strip, so you get a flyover of Vegas, which is especially beautiful on the sunset tour.
Be Sure To Book Early
It's a good idea to book your tour when you book your hotel in Vegas. Since the chopper tours are so popular, they fill up fast, so try to get your tour purchased about two weeks ahead of time. Be sure to book your tour online too, because you'll save money. Book online with your credit card to ensure that your seats are reserved and to take advantage of special online rates.
Get Ready For Some Fun
A helicopter tour of the West Rim is a lot of fun. With so many options to have the perfect adventure, there's no excuse not to take an air tour while you're in Las Vegas. Don't forget to buy your tour early and buy it online. Don't pass up the opportunity to view the canyon from the air and see it's immense size and beauty.
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