Grand Canyon Spring Break Helicopter and Airplane Tours

Spring Break (April-March) will soon be here and now\’s indeed the time to book that Grand Canyon helicopter and airplane tour before seats sell out and prices go up.

Helicopters

You can take a helicopter tour from Las Vegas or the South Rim, which is located in Arizona north of Sedona and Phoenix. Each location offers flights throughout the day including sunset tours.

Vegas helicopters go to the West Rim. They don\’t fly to the South Rim because it\’s too far. The typical flight path takes you over Lake Mead and Hoover Dam and the Colorado River before entering Canyon airspace.

There are flyover and landing tour options available. The former does not land and goes over the Canyon before turning back for Vegas. The later flies to the top or the bottom or both before returning.

Landing Tours

Personally, I prefer landing tours, and especially the one that goes to the bottom for a Champagne picnic and toast. More adventurous travelers can add a boat ride down the Colorado River as well as tickets to the Grand Canyon Skywalk.

The Skywalk is an all-glass platform bridge. It cost more than $30 million dollars to develop and is now considered Las Vegas\’ most popular outdoor attraction. Key to its allure is the fact that it lets travelers walk about 70 ft. Over the rim until they are standing an amazing 4K feet over the bottom. It\’s a heck of an experience.

At South Rim, you get to choose from a 30-minute or 50-minute flyover tour. The shorter one goes rim-to-rim whereas the longer one does that, too, plus everything up to the Park\’s east border. I prefer the 50-minute flight because you get to see up to 75 percent of the Park.

Airplanes

Vegas airplane tours either flyover or land at the top. Just like helicopters, planes flyover the Canyon but at a higher altitude and at a faster rate of speed. Landing tours go just to the top, and from there you can add a helicopter ride to the bottom.

Frankly, I like the plane tour that lands at the West Rim and comes with a heli ride to the bottom with a boat ride down the River. The most popular flight is the one that lands at the top and comes with VIP tickets to the Glass Bridge.

The South Rim airplane tour takes off from Grand Canyon National Park Airport and flies the same route as the 50-minute helicopter. Again, it\’s done at a higher altitude than a heli. Further, planes hold up to 19 people versus 6 for helicopters and as such they make a great option for large groups.

Further, the EcoStar comes with stadium-style seating so all passengers have a \”clear line of sight\” as they tour the Canyon. This aircraft also comes with a 180-degree windshield and is designed to offer the smoothest and quietest ride on the market today.

Conclusion

I hope this article about Grand Canyon Spring Break air tours helped you plan your trip. Two last things to consider. First, make sure you book your tour online. That\’s where the best rates are. Second, always book your tour in advance. Doing this makes sure you get the best flights and the best seats. Follow those two steps and you\’re in for the flight of a lifetime.

The author is an expert on Grand Canyon sightseeing flights and highly recommends these airplane tours and these helicopter tours: http://www.grandcanyondaytrips.com/helicopters/

The author is an expert on Grand Canyon sightseeing flights and highly recommends these airplane tours and these helicopter tours: http://www.grandcanyondaytrips.com/helicopters/

Author Bio: The author is an expert on Grand Canyon sightseeing flights and highly recommends these airplane tours and these helicopter tours: http://www.grandcanyondaytrips.com/helicopters/

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