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Finding A Great Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

Author : Keith Kravitz   Top Author

The Grand Canyon is an arresting sight regardless of how you choose to look at it, but many will agree the ultimate way to view this natural wonder is by air. There are a variety of wonderful flight tours offered and the best Grand Canyon chopper tours come with a variety of choices to fit your budget as well as your individual tastes.

While there are numerous kinds of tours on the market, listed here is a brief selection of several to help you get started. To start with, you might decide on a standard flight tour. This may be of only the canyon, or can incorporate other places including the Vegas Strip, the Hoover Dam, and the Grand Canyon Skywalk etc.

If you are searching for a a bit more excitement, you could choose other choices which include a bottom landing inside the canyon for a Champagne Picnic or perhaps a cruise on the Colorado River. One particular flight tour operating company provides travelers a totally free upgrade that comes with a stretch limo to collect you from your resort-hotel and a pleasing champagne lunch within the canyon itself.

The flight takes off from Vegas and flies above Lake Mead and the amazing Hoover Dam. You are taken on an excursion of the striking canyon and after that set down for the picnic lunch; this trip can also include a flight over the Vegas Strip. The trip takes 3.5 hours in all and is worth every penny.

Additionally there is an opportunity for a chopper and pontoon boat combo tour via another company. This bundle tour starts with a flight to the west rim of the canyon from the heart of Vegas, over the Hoover Dam. The trip lands next to the Colorado River and you're then taken on a journey on a pontoon. Access to the Hualapai Tribal Lands and BBQ lunch also are included in the package. And if you're feeling especially daring, you may also upgrade and go on a stroll over the Grand Canyon Glass Bridge.

For people who prefer a more varied approach, there's always the choice of a deluxe airplane tour. These trips come with a chopper ride and a cruise on the Colorado River. The tour consists of a visit to the west rim of the canyon and visits to the tribal lands. Additionally, it includes round trip Vegas Strip hotel shuttle service and a boxed lunch; you can also upgrade experience the stunning Skywalk above the canyon itself.

Remember that many of these Grand Canyon helicopter tours are incredibly popular so advance-booking is usually necessary to prevent disappointment. Even though cost may shock you at first, consider what you will be seeing and you'll discover that the cost is nothing compared with what you'll get back from any one of these brilliant air tours around and above this stunning place.

There are lots of businesses that offer a number of tours at a range of prices. Your selection is entirely determined by your budget and what you would like to see and do within that budget. One thing that is certain is that this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and not something you should take a pass on. Whether it's just a simple helicopter trip or a more varied combination tour, the Grand Canyon merits your time and appreciation when checking out this neck of the woods.

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Mr. Plunket is a travel reporter who writes about all things Grand Canyon. He recommends click Grand Canyon Helicopters for a list of the best flights at the lowest prices.

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