The Grand Canyon is such an amazing place; the word “grand” just doesn’t do it justice. At 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide, over 1 mile deep and around 2 million years old, it is no surprise that it is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.
From the ground it is possible to see 45 miles of the Canyon, whereas from a helicopter you can see more than 140 miles. That’s more than three times the amount of the Grand Canyon that you can experience in one go. Fortunately there are now a wide variety of Grand Canyon helicopter tours available so you can experience the magnificence of this world famous land mark. However, before you part with your hard earned cash and book a helicopter tour, it’s best to have a look at the following tips to make sure that you get the helicopter tour that suits you.
- Don’t just take the first tour that you see. Each tour comes with something different, so make sure that you have a look at all the tours available before booking.
- Book your tour in advance. Because of the increasing popularity of taking a Grand Canyon helicopter tour, you should always get your booking in early so you can be guaranteed a flight on the day of your choice.
- Choose the time of day that will suit you. Flights leave at all times of the day so you can arrange a flight to fit in with your itinerary. Although it is worth mentioning that even though the views will always be impressive no matter what time you fly, if you take a morning tour then the air will be cooler, which means a smoother flight. On the other hand you could take a sunset tour where the colours of the Canyon will be enhanced by the setting sun, as well as your return trip coming over the lights of the Las Vegas strip at night.
- Bring your camera and/or camcorder with you, as you will no doubt want to relive the experience, as well as share your recordings with others. The helicopters are equipped with windows that enable you to view a full 180 degrees. Make sure that you have fully charged all cameras/camcorders before you fly and that you have enough film/tape/memory to be able to capture the Grand Canyon without worrying about running out.
- While you want to capture the moment on your camera/camcorder, it’s impossible to have a Grand Canyon experience solely through your view finder. You can listen to your pilot/guide who will tell you when something of importance or a photo opportunity is coming up and remember that you can always get what you missed on the way back.
All of our Grand Canyon helicopter tours leave from Las Vegas and include hotel pick up and drop off. The average flight time each way is 45 minutes and we fly to the West Rim, as this is the only place where you are still permitted to fly beneath the ridge to the canyon floor.
Sight-seers in the know will tell you that there is no better way to visit the Grand Canyon than by a helicopter, and with our range of tours you will be hard pressed to find a better way. It used to be that flying over the Grand Canyon was a once in a lifetime experience, but thanks to Grand Canyon helicopter tours you can now experience it as many times as you want.