Exciting, Fun Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours From Las Vegas

Nov 21 08:25 2018 randolph summitt Print This Article

Helicopter visits from Vegas just go toward the West Rim. The South Rim is too far (in the event that you need the South Rim you have to fly visit). The trip to West Rim is 45 minutes and amid that time you go over Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, Colorado River and the Canyon.

Headed to Las Vegas this summer vacation? Then you've got to try a Grand Canyon Helicopter tour. There's a ton of options from which to choose. Thus there's bound to be a flight for everyone. Just don't wait until the last minute to book or they'll be sold out.

Helicopter tours from Vegas only go to the West Rim. The South Rim is too far (if you want the South Rim you need to take a plane tour). The flight to West Rim is 45 minutes and during that time you go over Lake Mead,Guest Posting Hoover Dam, Colorado River and the Canyon.

Landing Tours

Options include flying over the Canyon or landing on the top, bottom or both. The basic flyover is ideal for travelers who have limited time as total tour time is just 35. Hours from hotel to hotel. Personally, however, I prefer the landing tours as I feel you get more bang for the buck.

My favorite is the Champagne picnic tour. It lands at a private helipad alongside the Colorado River. You deplane and head to covered area with picnic benches and enjoy a Champagne lunch. Lots of travelers upgrade this tour to include a Colorado River boat ride and VIP Skywalk tickets.

Skywalk

The Skywalk, which is the West Rim's most famous attraction is an all-glass bridge that lets you walk about 70 feet over the edge until you are standing an incredible 4,000 feet over the floor of the Canyon. The views are spectacular, especially those of Guano Point and Eagle Point. Lastly, the VIP ticket you get lets you cut to the front of the line, which can be long during summer.

There's also a really cool helicopter and rafting package. This one starts with landing on the bottom and concludes with a float that goes 13.3-miles down the Colorado until you reach Willow Beach for swimming and lunch. One great thing about this trip is that it starts at the base of Hoover Dam so you really get a sense of how gigantic the Dam is.

RSVP

I strongly advise you book your tour in advance and online in order to get the best price on the best flight times (mornings are best as it's cooler and visibility is clear). Just make sure you complete your booking online in order to secure the cheap online reate. Failure to do that could result in you paying the more expensive full retail rate.

There are two kinds of helicopter tour from Las Vegas. They are basic and deluxe. The basic departs from Boulder City, a suburb of Vegas and uses a shuttle van for hotel transfers. The deluxe version departs from the Strip and includes a tour of the Vegas Strip along with hotel transfers by limo. If you're looking to go in style, deluxe tours are definitely for you.

Conclusion

I hope this article about Grand Canyon helicopter tours from Las Vegas convinced you to give one a try this summer vacation. I recommend a landing tour because I sincerely believe they are a better value. Plus, you can only fly to the bottom from Vegas. Finally, make sure you buy your tour as far in advance as you reasonably can. Tours sell out all the time during summer. By booking early you guarantee you've got a seat.

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The author is a Grand Canyon expert and recommends going here for tour deals and here for the best departures from Las Vegas and the South Rim: https://grandcanyonhelicopter.org/best-grand-canyon-helicopter-tours.html


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