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Incredible Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours

Author : Keith Kravitz   Top Author

Numerous Grand Canyon Helicopter tour operators offer a number of varied deals that permit guests to fly over the stunning scenery the Canyon has to offer or land on the West Rim and explore the surroundings more closely. Tourists visiting Las Vegas have got a myriad of entertainment opportunities to choose from but one can grow weary of the non-stop partying. Helicopter tours provided by local operators are favored by people who need a break from the bright lights and non-stop tempo of the Las Vegas Strip.

Flight tour companies manage fleets consisting of reliable aircrafts equipped with a / c and other amenities to ensure a comfortable flight. The aircrafts, manned by the best and most qualified pilots, are regularly inspected and impeccably maintained to guarantee the safety of all travelers during the excursions.

These licensed pilots, who have countless flying hours under their belts, are recruited especially for their knowledge of this challenging landscape. Some pilots also double as tour guides and provide commentary throughout the trip by using an in-flight communication system. They are taught to focus on the needs of their guests and deliver an all around positive experience.

The picturesque flight between Las Vegas and the canyon takes approximately 45 minutes normally, although, depending on the tour destination, guests can choose from other trips that take four hours to a few which continue for as long as 12 hours. Some tour operators offer flights out of the McCarran International Airport while some use an airfield in nearby Boulder City. Guests may arrange to be picked up at almost any local casino or hotel on the Vegas Strip to be transported to the appropriate airfield.

A lot of half-day tours land deep inside a gorge and allow guests to get out of the chopper and enjoy a relaxing picnic. Guests can select from morning and afternoon tours and they are supplied with audio headphones so they can listen to recorded commentary concerning the sites they are flying over. Most tours are designed to accommodate as many as six passengers.

Visitors can also choose another fascinating half-day tour option which takes guests to the Grand Canyon Ranch at the West Rim's edge. Horse-drawn wagons transport them to the ranch house along a beautiful trail surrounded by Joshua trees. Genuine cowboys entertain the crowds with songs, stories and other tall tales over a western meal that is included with the package.

Guests also can choose a tour bundle featuring a sunset trip over Lake Mead and Hoover Dam. The chopper is set down on the West Rim so that passengers can enjoy a picnic while experiencing the astounding scene of a sunset over the canyon.

Excursions are also available and typically depart early in the morning and return to the city right before dark. These 12-hour expeditions include a stop in the Hualapai Indian Nation for a tour of the Glass Walkway. This glass observation bridge stretches out over the West Rim and features one-of-a-kind views of the Colorado River which rushes along 4,000 feet under the deck.

Most Grand Canyon Helicopter tours are designed to suit diverse needs, itineraries and budgets. Reservations typically fill up fast, so guests really should book flights as far in advance as you possibly can to block the desired dates and to get the very best deals. When it's time to have a break from the slot machine games and neon lights, an exhilarating experience awaits you.

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Mr. Plunket is a travel writer who reports on all things Grand Canyon. He recommends that readers click Grand Canyon Helicopter tours for more information about how to book these flights cheaply.

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Tags:   grand canyon, helicopter, tour, ride, flight, trip, las vegas, west rim, national park, arizona, south rim

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