Do you want to enjoy the Grand Canyon via a unique tour?
The canyon is one of the largest in the entire world, providing you with several ways to experience the scenic site.
Here are some possible features of canyon helicopters:
bing birds eye view
There are several ways to enjoy the Grand Canyon and each method has its pros and cons.
So, why should you choose among the canyon helicopter rides? One reason is that it provides a unique birds-eye view of this epic gorge.
In fact, it’s completely different from other types of National Park tours, such as those by foot or by raft (along the Colorado River).
Travelers in the know will tell you that the optimal way to view the “big ditch” is to fly above it. The price of a chopper ride is more than that, say, of a bus tour, but considering how much you see, it’s worth every cent.
Check point of departure
Getting on a helicopter and doing the canyon is easy and convenient. Las Vegas is the most popular starting point.
There are multiple heliports, including ones on the Vegas Strip, North Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder City.
South Rim flights leave from Grand Canyon National Park Airport, which is located just 10 minutes from all in-park lodging.
Plus all Vegas tours include free hotel pick up and drop off (you have to provide your own transportation at South Rim).
It’s the very ease of these air tours that help to maximize how enjoyable they are.
Efficient tour trips
Yet another benefit of a canyon helicopter ride is that it’s much more efficient than other types of tours.
The main reason is due to the sheer speed of a helicopter (more than 200 miles per hour!).
It’s highly unlikely that you can walk faster than a helicopter can fly. Moreover, helicopters let you see five times more canyon than on the ground.
If you want to enjoy power vacationing, then taking a chopper is certainly one of the best ways to see the area.
Check out Side trips
You can also take other side trips in the area. The most popular add-ons include a Colorado River boat ride and the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
Of course, the flight itself is the main event, but you’ll discover more about the area by landing at the bottom, for instance, and checking out first-hand how miraculous the canyon truly is.
Side trips add to the overall cost of the trip but they also increase your enjoyment exponentially.
Most helicopter tours are all-inclusive and come with complimentary hotel shuttle service, lunch and a professional pilot guide.
Such bells and whistles can definitely make canyon chopper rides a worthwhile experience. So when comparing different packages, make sure to learn exactly what they provide.
Otherwise, you could end up with one that provides little more than the actual heli ride over the National Park.