Best Las Vegas Grand Canyon Christmas Helicopter Tours

If you\’re headed to Las Vegas for the Christmas holidays, then you\’ve got to do a Grand Canyon helicopter tour that goes over the National Park or lands at the bottom.

Vegas helicopters will depart on the hour throughout the holidays except on Christmas day, which is when they will be grounded so pilots can enjoy a day with their friends and families like the rest of us.

Types of Tours

There are two kinds of Vegas helicopter tours: All-air and landing. Both take you over Lake Mead, Las Vegas and Hoover Dam before entering Grand Canyon air space. Air-only tours turn back at this point while landing tours go to the top or bottom.

I personally prefer the bottom-landing trips. They start with a 15-minute descent to the bottom before they land for a Champagne picnic. For those who want maximum adventure, there\’s the chance to add a Colorado River boat ride to the mix as well as tickets to the Skywalk.

The Skywalk, by the way, is famous for being an all-glass platform that lets you walk some 70 feet over the edge until you are standing some 4K feet over the bottom. You\’re not allowed to bring personal electronics onto the platform but that\’s OK because there are professional photographers who will take your picture.

Go Deluxe

Also note that Vegas helicopters are either basic or deluxe. The key difference is the kind of helicopter used. Basic flights will use older aircraft while deluxe flights will use the superior EcoStar 130, which is 25 percent larger.

One of the benefits of being larger is that the EcoStar is outfitted with stadium style seats and a 180-degree wraparound windshield, which delivers panoramic views that will take your breath away. The chopper is also aerodynamically designed to deliver the smoothest ride possible.

Limousine

Deluxe tours also include free hotel pick up and drop off by limousine whereas basic tours use a mini van. And, finally, these tours also include and extended tour over the Las Vegas Strip from the Stratosphere tower to the Luxor pyramid. Tip: try taking a sunset landing tour and you\’ll come back to Vegas as the neon lights turn on.

I always advise booking your helicopter tour in advance. A good time to do it is right after you reserve your hotel room. Or one or two weeks prior to your ideal flight date. Do this and you\’ll get to pick from the best flight times and tours. Avoid booking within 24 hours as the selection goes down considerably and prices go up.

Conclusion

I hope this article about Las Vegas helicopter tours over the Christmas holidays proved helpful. I personally recommend you go for a landing tour and more specifically the one that includes a Champagne picnic and an extended tour over the Las Vegas Strip. And make sure it\’s a deluxe because those are the ones that include the extended flight over the famous Las Vegas Strip. Then wrap it all up by booking online and in advance so you can get the best tour at the best price.

The author is an expert on Grand Canyon helicopter tours and recommends readers go here for the best prices on the best Las Vegas flights: http://www.grandcanyonhelicopters.org/las-vegas/

The author is an expert on Grand Canyon helicopter tours and recommends readers go here for the best prices on the best Las Vegas flights: http://www.grandcanyonhelicopters.org/las-vegas/

Author Bio: The author is an expert on Grand Canyon helicopter tours and recommends readers go here for the best prices on the best Las Vegas flights: http://www.grandcanyonhelicopters.org/las-vegas/

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