One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and consistently found ranking high in lists of “must see places to visit during your life”, it is no wonder that the Grand Canyon attracts in excess of 4 million visitors a year. There are many ways in which you can see the canyon. You can view it from a tour bus, on foot or even from the back of a donkey. But the only way to truly experience just how “grand” the Grand Canyon is from the air. At 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide, and over 1 mile deep, it’s hard to appreciate that enormity of scale from the ground. That is why if you really want to encounter the Grand Canyon and all it has to offer, it’s to do it from a helicopter. Fortunately you will find a variety of Grand Canyon helicopter tours on offer, which will enable you to discover the Canyon in your own way.
But no matter how you decide to visit the canyon, you should always make sure that you are properly prepared. Here are some tips to bear in mind:
- Make sure that you are wearing appropriate shoes. Something relatively sturdy, flat and with plenty of grip.
- Wear a suitable hat. The desert sun can get hot, so a hat with a broad rim to help keep the sun off your face and neck.
- Sunglasses. To protect your eyes from the sun.
- Wear long trousers and long sleeved shirts. Again this is to protect from the sun, but can also protect you against contact with desert insect and plant life (cactus!)
- Make sure that you carry a bottle of water with you. It is important to stay hydrated.
- Always apply some kind of sun screen or lotion to exposed areas of skin.
- Always stay on the approved tracks, and never get close to the edge.
- Make sure that if you are taking a camera with you (and why wouldn’t you be) that the battery is fully charged and that you have plenty of film or memory.
With these tips in mind, you can now prepare for an unforgettable trip into the Grand Canyon. Go and have a look at our tours page and you can begin to get an idea of the type of Grand Canyon adventure that you want to experience.