Tracking Down Low-Cost Grand Canyon Helicopter Trips

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Being a mile deep in some places, and roughly 270 miles in length, it's hardly surprising that the Grand Canyon is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. There are countless lookout points, but they all have one thing in common, in that they offer the most amazing views. Considering the sheer vastness of the canyon, how could one possibly see it in all its glory? Well, it's simple. You can see the Grand Canyon in all its glory simply by booking a seat on a helicopter tour.

With a variety of canyon air tours available, you'll definitely find one that's right for you. Basic Grand Canyon helicopter tours are available at the canyon's South Rim and West Rim. Although these are basic tours, you get to see all of the most significant sights of the National Park. Landing tours are another type of aerial canyon tour. Despite the fact that landing tours only fly to the canyon's West Rim, they are unique in that you get to actually land in the canyon, where you can go rafting down the Colorado River, and if rafting is not your thing, then opt for Grand Canyon Skywalk passes instead.

If you opt for a trip to the West Rim, your flight will leave from Las Vegas, while flights to the canyon's South Rim leave from the Grand Canyon National Park Airport. Helicopter canyon tours take place 365 days per year, including every major holiday. The basic tours may not be ideal for everyone, but they are perfect for those who don't have plenty of time. Landing tours, on the other hand, provide a more time-consuming, in-depth experience. Depending on which package you choose, a landing tour can take up to six hours.

Naturally, one can expect to pay more than you would a short plane ride or a coach tour. Nonetheless, it will definitely be money well spent. Book a West Rim package, and you'll be picked up from your hotel free of charge, and of course you'll be in the company of a qualified guide/pilot. Because Landing Tours are more time consuming, a complimentary lunch is included. All tours departing from Grand Canyon South only include your flight ticket. Unlike the West Rim tour packages, guests on these tours must find their own way to the airport. Fortunately getting to the airport is very easy, and especially if you're staying in the National lodging.

You'll want to bring several items with you, no matter which type of tour you take. For example, it would be sheer madness to leave your camera behind. Let's face it: the Grand Canyon is world famous because of its awesome scenery. So, you'll want to be able to capture the National Park in photographs.

The views will be spectacular, but your canyon helicopter ride will also be a wonderful educational experience. Several of the companies operating in the area provide a highly experienced tour guide as part of the packages they offer, and your guide will be able to provide you with plenty of interesting information regarding the canyon.

It's always a good idea to do a bit of online research prior to booking any of these air tours. Online research is easy and provides a great way to look into these tours. I'd recommend that you begin by visiting the official Grand Canyon website. After that, I'd take a look at several other sites in order to see if there are any companies offering special deals. You can pick up some great deals, and if you book online, you can often save up to 30% of the actual cost.

You should also book your flight in advance. You don't have to book months in advance, but if you book a few days in advance, you'll get a lower price, and you'll be able to get yourself on the best flights. Most people feel the pre-noon flights are the best since visibility is better, and there is usually less chance of turbulence during the flights. By combining booking online with booking in advance, you'll get the best price for your Grand Canyon chopper tour. Follow the advice I've given above, and you'll experience an adventure that could well end up being the most memorable part of your trip.

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