My Favorite Las Vegas Grand Canyon Thanksgiving Helicopter Tours

Thanksgiving holiday weekend will be here sooner than you think. And if you\’re going to Las Vegas during that time, make sure to try a Grand Canyon helicopter tour. But don\’t delay. It\’s a super busy time and flights regularly get sold out way in advance.

Please note that Las Vegas helicopters don\’t fly to the South Rim. It\’s too far. Thus all flights go to the West Rim and do so by flying over Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, the Colorado River, Grand Cliffs Wash and Fortification Hill.

There are two kinds of heli tours from Vegas and they are flyover and landing. Flyover tours do just that – they fly over the best the Canyon has to offer before turning back and returning to Vegas. Landing tours, by contrast, land on the top or the bottom of the Canyon.

Landing Tours

I personally prefer landing tours because you get to see and do more. To be more specific, I especially like the one that goes to the bottom for a Champagne picnic. Seems its a crowd favorite, too, as the basic version is nearly always sold out 72 hours prior to flight time.

Lots of travelers like to add a Colorado River boat tour to this landing package. And then there\’s the group that takes this tour to the next level by including tickets to the Grand Canyon Skywalk, which is an all-glass bridge that let\’s you walk some 70 feet over the edge until your standing a whopping 4K feet over the bottom.

Las Vegas also offers standard and deluxe tours. The key difference is the helicopter that\’s used. In the case of standard helicopters, it\’s the AStar or the Bell Ranger. These are older choppers but they are sturdy, dependable and get the job done. Deluxe tours use the Ecostar 130, which is newer and has a cabin that\’s up to 20 percent larger than the older helis.

Best Helicopter

Further, EcoStar\’s come equipped with a 180-degree wrap windshield that offers you gargantuan views of the Canyon. Moreover, these machines are outfitted with stacked stadium-style seats so everyone has the \”best\” seat in the house. Lastly, the EC 130 is super quiet and designed to offer the smoothest ride possible.

Deluxe packages also come with limousine hotel pick up and drop off and depart from the Las Vegas Strip, which is super convenient. Basic tours use a mini van and typically depart from Boulder City, which is a suburb of Las Vegas requiring a drive of approximately 30 minutes.

I recommend you book your tours in advance and online. It\’s always best if you can buy your tour 2 weeks prior to take off. Always try to avoid booking within 72 hours as you\’ll pay more and the flight you want will usually be unavailable. And by all means book it over the Internet. It\’s where you\’ll get the best selection at the lowest prices.

Conclusion

I hope this article about Las Vegas helicopter tours during the Thanksgiving holiday to the Grand Canyon proved instrumental to your planning. As noted, I\’m a big fan of the landing tour, and particularly the one that comes with a Champagne picnic at the bottom. Further, I also recommend you go deluxe. Indeed, it costs more, but you get the limo pick as well as a mini tour over the Strip.

The author recommends readers check out these Las Vegas helicopter tours to the Grand Canyon as well as this page of coupons that make any flight from Vegas cheaper: http://www.grandcanyonhelicopter.org/grand-canyon-helicopter-tour-coupons.html

The author recommends readers check out these Las Vegas helicopter tours to the Grand Canyon as well as this page of coupons that make any flight from Vegas cheaper: http://www.grandcanyonhelicopter.org/grand-canyon-helicopter-tour-coupons.html

Author Bio: The author recommends readers check out these Las Vegas helicopter tours to the Grand Canyon as well as this page of coupons that make any flight from Vegas cheaper: http://www.grandcanyonhelicopter.org/grand-canyon-helicopter-tour-coupons.html

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