Grand Canyon Spring Break (March-April) Helicopter Tours

Spring Break (March-April) will soon be here so let\’s make it one to remember. Take a Grand Canyon helicopter tour. Trips depart from Las Vegas and South Rim but don\’t wait until the last minute to RSVP as seats sell out during this holiday period.

Las Vegas

Vegas helicopters go to the West Rim of the Canyon, which is just 120 miles to the east. They can\’t fly to the South Rim, which is 277 miles away and out of range. If you want to see the South Rim from Vegas, I recommend you take the direct airplane tour.

Vegas helis go over Lake Mead and Hoover Dam en route to the Canyon. You can choose to fly over the National Park, land on the bottom or land on the top. Air-only tours is your cheapest option. In my experience, however, you should consider a landing tour.

The most popular landing tour is the one that goes to the bottom for a Champagne picnic. If you\’re feeling really adventurous, you can add a Colorado River boat ride to the mix. Then there\’s the trip that lands on top and comes with Grand Canyon Skywalk tickets.

The Skywalk

The Skywalk is an all-glass bridge that lets travelers walk out 70 feet over the edge. Once you are at the farthest point, you\’ll be standing up to 4k over the bottom. The views are spectacular, especially the ones of Eagle Point and Guano Point.

There are two kinds of helicopter tours this Spring Break. They are basic and deluxe. The big difference is the kind of helicopter used. For the basic, you\’ll fly in an older, standard model. In the deluxe, you\’ll use the EcoStar 130, which is the most superior flying machine in the skies today.

What makes the EcoStar 130 so special is that its cabin is 25 percent larger than standard choppers. It also comes with a massive 180-degree front windshield and stadium-style seat so every spot on the chopper is the best seat in the house.

Limo Service

Then there\’s the fact that deluxe tours come with limousine service to and from your Vegas hotel as well as a full-on tour of the Vegas Strip, all the way from the top by the Stratosphere Tower to the bottom by the Luxor Pyramid. If you really want to the Strip in all its glory, do it from a chopper.

The South Rim offers two all-air flights. One is 30-minutes and the other is 50-minutes. The shorter one goes from the South Rim to the North Rim and back. The longer one does that too, plus everything up to the Park\’s eastern boundary. I prefer the 50 for the simple reason that you get to see 75% off the Park after you\’re done.

FYI: There are no South Rim helis that land at the bottom. The National Park Service bans it. However, there are some great helicopter/Jeep combination tours, one of which features the Jeep driving to all the Canyon\’s best landmarks and sites at sunset.

Conclusion

I hope this article about Grand Canyon Spring Break helicopter tours helped you prepare for your trip. If you are doing this from Vegas, I recommend any of the landing tours, especially the one with the Champagne picnic. If you are at South Rim, take the 50-minute flight. If you are unsure which is best for you, stop by my website and let\’s chat. I\’m always here to help.

The author is a Grand Canyon expert and recommends going here for the best South Rim helicopter tours and here for ones that depart from Las Vegas: http://www.grandcanyonhelicopters.org/las-vegas/

The author is a Grand Canyon expert and recommends going here for the best South Rim helicopter tours and here for ones that depart from Las Vegas: http://www.grandcanyonhelicopters.org/las-vegas/

Author Bio: The author is a Grand Canyon expert and recommends going here for the best South Rim helicopter tours and here for ones that depart from Las Vegas: http://www.grandcanyonhelicopters.org/las-vegas/

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