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An Unmissable Experience - Seeing The Grand Canyon by Helicopter

Nick Davies
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Have you always dreamed of visiting the Grand Canyon and now find yourself with the opportunity to do so? If you are visiting Las Vegas, take the opportunity to visit this wondrous site thanks to Las Vegas Grand Canyon Helicopters. When you choose to go this route, you will find that a variety of options are available depending on what you would most like to see. From a trip to the South Rim to a boat ride on the Colorado River there are plenty of chances to see what nature has created. It's a trip you won't ever forget.

The most popular tours from Vegas go to the West Rim. If you go this route, you'll access trips that can't be done anywhere else. For instance, you can land at the bottom of the canyon. Or you can do the Grand Canyon Skywalk, which offers incredible views of Eagle Point as you walk 70 feet past the edge on a platform made entirely of glass. Many travelers claim it's like walking on air as the bottom of the canyon lies thousands of feet below. Suffice it to say, it's awesome.

There's also the option of taking a Las Vegas Grand Canyon helicopter tour to the base and hopping a steel pontoon boat for a ride down the famed Colorado River. Or how about interacting with members of the Hualapai Indian Tribe? A crowd favorite is the Indian Cultural Center at the West Rim, which features authentic Native American homes made out of local, natural materials. Hungry? There are restaurants at the Skywalk complex that serve lunch. Interestingly, helicopter trips range from four to six hours, making them a very satisfying day trip.

If you are on the operator's website and you don't find what you're looking for, ask them. The flight to the Canyon takes you over Lake Mead, the Mojave Desert and stately Hoover Dam, the structure that manhandles the Colorado River. The area that includes the West Rim is overflowing with things to see so make sure you purchase the tour that covers the most ground. It's the only true way to see why this part of the west is so special.

Part of getting the helicopter tour that meets your needs is booking it in advance. I always explain to friends and family that they must reserve at least three days ahead of time. In summer, which is peak flying season, I advise a week. If you plan ahead, you'll be able to cherry-pick the best tours and flight times.

The other thing to remember is to book online in order to get the special offers posted by tour operators. This is important because most deals require that the purchase be completed entirely online. Failing to do that and using customer service will result in a higher price.

Grand Canyon helicopter tours are a fantastic way to enjoy the canyon. Flights range from air-only to landing tours. I prefer the later as they give you a more complete canyon experience, especially the one that lands at the bottom and comes with a boat ride. Always reserve ahead of time. This way you get the flight time and date you want. Remember to complete the transaction online as it's a requirement in most cases to getting that great deal.

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