5 Tips: Grand Canyon Helicopters, Airplanes For 2015

It\’s 2015 and a great way to welcome in the New Year is to take a helicopter or airplane tour from Las Vegas, NV, or South Rim, AZ. To help you decide which is right for you, I came up with these 5 tips.

Lower Altitude

My first tip is go with a helicopter tour if you want to get up close and personal. These aircraft can fly at a lower altitude than airplanes and can actually hover over certain landmarks like Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Colorado River.

By contrast, airplanes fly at a higher altitude and can\’t hover. That said, the panoramic vistas you get during a plane ride are spectacular. They also get you to Grand Canyon National Park quicker because they fly faster.

My second tip concerns going from Las Vegas to the South Rim. Helicopters only fly to the West Rim. If you want to see the South from Vegas, I recommend you take the 60-minute direct flight that comes with a helicopter tour and a 2.5-hour bus ride.

Landing Tours

My third tip is try to take a helicopter landing tour. These are only available from Las Vegas and they are definitely worth your consideration. The best is the one that lands at the bottom for a Champagne picnic.

I also like the landing tour that does all that and also bundles in a boat ride down the Colorado Rive as well as VIP tickets to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Do this specific tour and you can honestly say you\’ve done it all.

My fourth tip regards booking online. The best deals on helicopter and airplane tours are on the Web. And in order to get them you need to complete your transaction online. Further, I strongly recommend that you book any air tour well in advance. Rule of thumb in my opinion is one to two weeks ahead of time.

Deluxe Flights

My final and fifth tip is take the deluxe version of helicopter tours from Las Vegas. These trips come with free limousine service to and from your hotel as well as a tour over the Las Vegas Strip after you\’ve seen the Grand Canyon. Moreover, they depart from The Strip, which means less transfer time to/from your hotel.

Before I wrap up, I have a few more words about South Rim helicopter tours. Take the 50-minute tour. That\’s the one that lets you see up to 75 percent of the Canyon in under an hour. It also uses the EcoStar 130, which features a 180-degree windshield, bucket seats and one of the smoothest rides in the business.

And finally, dress for comfort. It is winter at the Canyon and temperatures can get chilly, especially at the South Rim, which is much higher in elevation than the West Rim. My recommendation is to dress for winter and in particular wear a jacket, hat, long pants and good shoes, especially if you are taking a flight where you exit the aircraft.

Conclusion

I hope these 5 tips on how to pick a Grand Canyon helicopter tour from Las Vegas and the South Rim proved helpful. Understand that helicopter tours are more expensive than airplane tours, and that both types have different, unique benefits. So shop wisely, buckle up, and we look forward to having you as our guests!

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The author is an expert on the Grand Canyon and recommends getting this free guide because it will help you save money on these terrific helicopter & airplane tours: http://grandcanyondaytrips.com/grand-canyon-flights-helicopter-airplane-tours/

Author Bio: The author is an expert on the Grand Canyon and recommends getting this free guide because it will help you save money on these terrific helicopter & airplane tours: http://grandcanyondaytrips.com/grand-canyon-flights-helicopter-airplane-tours/

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