Grand Canyon Helicopters Make Great Memorial Day

Travel-and-Leisure There is no better Memorial Day weekend getaway than spending it over the Grand Canyon on a helicopter tour. This year, the holiday is on May 27, it is on a Monday so many people get a three-day weekend. The Grand Canyon is a huge destination for holiday travelers and helicopter tours usually fill up fast. If you want to take one, book your seat as soon as you can. Grand Canyon helicopters fly out of Tusayan, Arizona (just outside the South Rim gates) and Las Vegas, Nevada. Tours follow the usual schedule on holidays and depart hourly. If you catch a flight in Tusayan, you visit the South Rim but if you leave from Vegas, you go to the West Rim. There are advantages to each rim. South Rim Grand Canyon Helicopters Air-only and landing flights are offered at the South Rim. If you choose an air only flight, you can take the 30-minute or 50-minute tour. These tours begin at the Grand Canyon National Park Airport in Tusayan, Arizona. The thirty minute flight takes you to the North Rim and back to the South Rim. You see the same sights on the 50-minute tour, but you also fly to the east side of the canyon and see additional landmarks along the way such as the amazing Painted Desert. Two fantastic landing tours are also offered. One option .bines the thirty-minute helicopter tour with a fun ride through the National Park on a Harley. Another one .bines a helicopter tour with a 4×4 Jeep ride to the edge of the canyon on a sunset tour. Seats are limited, so book quickly if one of these packages interests you. Las Vegas Helicopter Tours Vegas helicopters only fly to the West Rim. If you’ll be in Vegas but want to see the South Rim, I suggest booking one of the airplane packages that include a South Rim helicopter tour. You can choose between landing tours and air-only tours at the West Rim too. The West Rim has an extra benefit in that it is the rim where choppers can descend to the canyon floor. The air-only tours are a lot of fun and the ideal way to see the Grand Canyon in a short amount of time. On the way to the Grand Canyon, your chopper flies over notable landmarks such as Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam, and Grand Cliffs Wash. You will also see spectacular views of the canyon and the amazing glass Skywalk before your chopper turns back towards Vegas. The landing tours let you add on some amazing adventures so they are the favorite options among many travelers. A great way to celebrate the holiday is to choose the landing tour that flies you down to the floor of the Grand Canyon where you can enjoy a champagne picnic. You descend 3500 feet into the depths of the canyon where the chopper lets you out for the picnic next to the beautiful Colorado River. A smooth-water rafting tour is a popular add-on for this flight. You can also choose a landing flight that provides you with VIP access to the Glass Bridge. The Skywalk is made out of glass and is big enough to allow you to walk 70 beyond the edge of the rim. As you stand 4000 feet above the canyon floor you will get to see the most amazing scenic views you can imagine. To Wrap Up The holiday weekend is closing in on us fast. If you are going to be anywhere close, don’t miss the opportunity to take a Grand Canyon chopper tour. Since this is the first holiday of the summer travel season, the seats will go quickly. Get your tickets at least one week ahead of time if you can. You should also book your tour and pay for it online so you can get the lowest price possible. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: