Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours, the leader in chopper flights from Las Vegas and South Rim, today cut prices on select tours for the 2015 Christmas Holidays.
The Las Vegas holiday special applies to the all-air tour departing from the nearby Boulder City Municipal terminal. The flight includes all taxes, fees, fuel surcharges and hotel transportation.
Like all Vegas tours, this particular one goes over Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, and the Colorado River before entering Grand Canyon airspace. The aircraft does a tour over the Canyon and then turns back for Vegas.
For travelers who have the budget, there are also a number of landing tours available. These trips go to the top, the bottom or both. The most popular one comes with a Champagne picnic. Many travelers extend it with a Colorado River boat ride and the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
The internationally famous Skywalk is an all-glass platform bridge that lets travelers walk some 70 feet over the edge of the Canyon's West Rim. The structure, which cost more than $20 million to build, offers unobscured views of Eagle Point, Guano Point, the Canyon and the River.
The 30-minute helicopter tour is on special at the Tusayan, AZ, location, which is where Grand Canyon National Park Airport is located. This tour goes from the South Rim to the North Rim and back via the Dragoon Corridor, the widest and deepest section of the Canyon.
Travelers are also urged to consider the 50-minute version of this tour, which does everything the 30-minute flight does plus the entire Canyon up to the East Rim. Once a guest has completed this ride, more than 75 percent of the National Park will have been experienced.
Types of Tours
There are deluxe and basic tours available at both locations. The basic tour uses older aircraft while the deluxe tour uses the modern EcoStar 130. The EcoStar is 25 percent larger than the older choppers and features a 180-degree windshield and stadium-style theater seats.
Travelers departing from Vegas who take a deluxe tour also get free limousine service to and from all Las Vegas Strip hotels. These tours also include an extended flight from the top of The Strip to the bottom before landing at the Las Vegas heli port.
The Christmas Holidays are exceptionally busy and thus it's advised that travelers book their tours in advance and online in order to pick from the best tours at the lowest prices. Avoid purchasing helicopter tours with 24 hours of flight time as prices increase and availability becomes super limited.
Winter weather can be expected so travelers are urged to dress for the cold, especially if a landing tour is booked. Temperatures at the West Rim are similar to those of Las Vegas, while at the South Rim, which is at an elevation of 7,000 feet, it's strongly advised to wear a medium-weight jacket, a hat, gloves and long pants.
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