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Tips about the Grand Canyon Tours from Las Vegas

  1. By Kevin
  2. On Apr 6, 2017
  3. North America
  4. Travel Tips

The good thing about taking a Grand Canyon West Rim tour from Las Vegas is that you have so many options,and it makes it easy to find a tour that fits your budget and interests.Book your tour soon,and you'll have a Spring Break experience you'll always remember by having an exciting adventure at one of the most popular parks in America.And here're some helpful tips about the Grand Canyon tours from Las Vegas.

Touring The West Rim

Vegas is about 125 miles from the West Rim,which is the closest rim for tours.The helicopter flight from Vegas to the West Rim takes 30-45 minutes.The helicopters that depart from Vegas don't go to the South Rim because it is too far away,however,you can get there by airplane in around an hour.

Grand Canyon Tours

West Rim tours are available as flyover tours only and as landing tours where you can spend some time exploring the Canyon from the ground.One type of landing tour sets down on top of the Canyon where you can hike on scenic trails and visit the Skywalk,another tour sets down on the Canyon floor where you can enjoy a picnic by the Colorado River and then take a boat tour.

It is a massive glass platform that hangs beyond the edge of the rim so you can look down to the Canyon floor.It's exhilarating to stand 4000 feet above the bottom of the Canyon,and you'll have an impressive view.

South Rim Tours

When you tour the South Rim and depart from Vegas on an airplane,you can transfer to a helicopter once you get to the rim for a tour of the most scenic portion of the National Park.When choosing your South Rim helicopter tour,be sure to book the one that gives you 50 minutes of air time so you can see the North Rim,South Rim,and all of the park over to the eastern border.There is also a 30-minute flight available that costs less and covers the part of the Canyon between the North and South Rims.

The Deluxe Upgrade

You can book a basic tour or upgrade to a deluxe tour and have a better experience.The deluxe tours come with shuttle transportation in a limo and a flight on a newer sightseeing helicopter that has a roomy cabin,comfortable seating,a stable ride,and a panoramic viewing window.The EcoStar 130 is utilized on all the deluxe helicopter tours,so you get the best views possible.

Spring Weather At The Canyon

Temperatures at the Canyon are normally mild in the spring,but since the weather can be hard to predict,you may want to wear long pants,a jacket,gloves,and a scarf.Chilly days are still possible,and you want to be comfortable if you take a landing tour.

Grand Canyon Tours

Wrapping up

West Rim tours are available as flyover tours only and as landing tours where you can spend some time exploring the Canyon from the ground.One type of landing tour sets down on top of the Canyon where you can hike on scenic trails and visit the Skywalk,another tour sets down on the Canyon floor where you can enjoy a picnic by the Colorado River and then take a boat tour.When you tour the South Rim and depart from Vegas on an airplane,you can transfer to a helicopter once you get to the rim for a tour of the most scenic portion of the National Park.

A lot of the Canyon tours depart from Vegas,so you can spend a few days enjoying the shows and fun activities there before and after your tour.Since these tours are so popular over Spring Break,be sure to book your tour in advance so the one you want to take isn't sold out by the time you buy your tickets.

Don't forget to book your tour as early as you can.Booking online is the best way to get a good price on your tour since you can bypass a travel agent's commission.