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Comparing Las Vegas Heli Trips To The Grand Canyon

Author : Keith Kravitz   Top Author

Planning a Las Vegas vacation? Surely include a Grand Canyon heli travel. These flights are probably the most fascinating way to experience this national treasure. Choose from trips that go to the base to ones that bundle in Skywalk passes. It's anything goes at the West Rim. Utilize this information to help you acquire the flight bundle that best suits your needs.

Vegas chopper departures all pretty much follow the same easterly path. The initial point of interest is going to be Lake Mead, the largest man-made water tank in the U.S., followed by the Hoover Dam, among the West's most iconic images. Next up, Grand Wash Cliffs, the Colorado River as well as the Grand Canyon itself.

Air only and landing tours are your two options. Air tours do simply that - fly above the West Rim. Highlights consist of Eagle Point, Guano Point and also the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Landing tours come in numerous flavors, of which the most important are:

Bottom Landing. This is an extremely popular chopper ride from Vegas. Goes 4,000 feet to the bottom where you'll take part in a Champagne Picnic. Lots of time to explore the base before making the ascent back to the Strip.

Bottom Landing w/ Boat & Skywalk. Doesn't come with brunch or bubbly but compensates for it with a Colorado River boat ride and VIP entry to the Glass Bridge. This is easily the package that delivers the most compressive canyon experience.

West Rim Landing w/ Skywalk. Consists of passes to the Skywalk, the glass bridge that lets you traipse 70 feet beyond the edge, plus 2 hours time on top of the rim to explore Guano Point as well as the fascinating Indian Cultural Village.

A West Rim Exclusive. Vegas tourists, you really are lucky! The West Rim is the only place in all of Grand Canyon National Park in which helicopters are permitted to fly beneath the rim as well as land at the base. And the only location from which these types of incredible flights originate? Las Vegas, of course. In the event you make it completely out to Southern Nevada, I urge you to try a landing tour.

Looks like more and more vacationers are discovering the West Rim. How so? Because heli tours nowadays are selling out on a regular basis. There is apparently no end to the demand. Ensure you don't get left out. Always book your excursion a minimum of three days before your preferred departure time. In case you can do it a week out, go for it. This is a situation where "planners" win.

Raise your hand in the event you like paying full retail price. I didn't think so. This is exactly why I'm here to tell you that the best deals on heli trips are online. These aren't simply ordinary specials, but ones that knock off up to 35 percent! That's some serious savings, and everyone's eligible for it.

Las Vegas chopper excursions to the Grand Canyon are the best day trip going. Envision, flying from one of the world's greatest metropolises to one of the planet's most stunning natural marvels, and doing it all in half a day or less! That is the beauty of these air tours. Go ahead, take your pick. Air or ground. Either one is a total winner.

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Mr. Plunket is a travel journalist who writes about the Grand Canyon. He recommends that Las Vegas travelers click Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours for more information about purchasing these flights inexpensively.

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Tags:   grand canyon, helicopter, tours, flights, rides, trips, las vegas, arizona, national parks

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