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Las Vegas Spring Break Helicopter Travels to Grand Canyon National Park

 By: Lea Fallon
Spring Break is coming fast and if you intend to see the Grand Canyon be sure to do a Grand Canyon chopper journey. Flights leave from Las Vegas and South Rim, Arizona. But for the best rates, book early. Find out more. Look at this article.

Tours To The West Rim

The West Rim is closest to Las Vegas, being just 125 miles from the city. It takes around 30-45 minutes to get out there by helicopter. The South Rim is a lot further away, so the helicopters don't go there, but you can take an airplane there instead and get there in about an hour.

West Rim tours are available as flyover tours only and as landing tours where you can spend some time exploring the Canyon from the ground. The landing tours are highly recommended because you can add on exciting adventures to your tour package. There are two types of landing tours. One goes to the bottom of the Canyon where you can enjoy a picnic and a Colorado River tour, or one that lands at the top and gives you access to the Skywalk and some excellent hiking trails. Of course, you can also choose to do both!

The Skywalk is a particularly exciting attraction you don't want to miss. This special platform has a transparent floor, and allows you to look directly down at the Canyon below. You will be a total of 4000ft above the bottom, so it's an exhilarating experience. You can even have your photo taken by a photographer on the bridge so you'll have a memento of the event.

South Rim

If you do take a plane to the South Rim, you can still enjoy a helicopter ride when you get there. In my opinion you should choose the longest ride at the South Rim, it is 50 minutes, and goes to the North Rim and eastern boundary of the park. If you want to save a little but still experience a South Rim helicopter tour, then take the 30 minute tour which only includes the South and North Rim.

The Deluxe Upgrade

There are basic and deluxe tours available, but if you want to make the trip extra special, then deluxe is the way to go. The deluxe tours come with shuttle transportation in a limo and a flight on a newer sightseeing helicopter that has a roomy cabin, comfortable seating, a stable ride, and a panoramic viewing window. The EcoStar 130 is utilized on all the deluxe helicopter tours, so you get the best views possible.

Dress For Spring Weather

Temperatures at the Canyon are normally mild in the spring, but since the weather can be hard to predict, you may want to wear long pants, a jacket, gloves, and a scarf. Chilly days are still possible, and you want to be comfortable if you take a landing tour.

To Summarize

Keep in mind, you need to book your spring tour in advance. I recommend booking as far ahead as possible, because this will ensure that you can secure your seats. You can use your credit card to buy your tour online and lock in your seats. Another advantage of booking online, is that you get the best prices, with no additional hidden fees.

There are several tour options to consider when you book your tour of the Canyon, so you'll be able to customize your experience to your liking. I recommend you purchase your flight ASAP because that way you'll be assured of having seats on one of the most awesome adventures available at the Park.
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