Selecting Vegas Helicopter Tours To Grand Canyon National

UnCategorized Many people don’t realize the Grand Canyon is pretty close to Las Vegas at only 120 miles away. It’s true, and one of the most thrilling ways to experience the National Park is by helicopter. On the way to the Canyon, your chopper ride gives you scenic views of the Colorado River, Lake Mead, and the Hoover Dam. The flight to the Canyon from Vegas takes around 45 minutes, so you’ll have plenty of time to take in the sights. Points of Departure Tours take off from different areas around the Vegas metro area. So be sure to choose a tour that lifts off from the Strip because that is within about 10 minutes of any of the big resorts and major hotels in Las Vegas. The other locations are Henderson, NV, and Boulder City, NV. These are both suburbs on the outskirts of Vegas. .mute time depends on traffic, but you should be able to get to Boulder City in around 35 minutes and Henderson in 20. The tours that lift off from the Strip cost more though. This is because of convenience and the fact that they typically include chauffeured limousine service. Not only that, these tours fly on EcoStar 130 choppers. Outstanding Features When it .es to sightseeing, you can’t do better than an EcoStar 130. The cabins are much roomier than traditional helicopters, plus the .fy seats are arranged stadium style, but the best feature is the massive wraparound windshield that offers spectacular views of the canyon below. They offer a smoother and quieter ride too. Vegas offers two kinds of helicopter tours, the kind that land at the canyon and the kind that fly over it and circle back to the city. The air-only tours cost less, but you are treated to some amazing views, and when you depart from the Strip, you get to fly over Vegas too. Personally, I prefer landing tours, especially the one that flies to the bottom of the Canyon for a Champagne picnic. You are also allotted about a half an hour to explore the canyon floor and shore of the Colorado River while you’re there. Side Trips Other fun adventures you can add on to your trip include a boat ride along the floor of the canyon and VIP access to the Skywalk, which is a huge glass bridge that allows you to walk out over the canyon. Please note that Las Vegas helicopters do not fly to the South Rim. It is 270 miles from the city and out of the flight range of a helicopter. If you desire to see the South Rim, I re.mend only taking an airplane tour that includes a helicopter ride that goes from the South Rim to the North Rim and back. Also, there is no way to fly between the West and South Rim. Seats are limited on all of these helicopter tours, and its particularly difficult to get a last minute seat on a sunset tour. That’s because the number of choppers are limited and they only carry six people each. You definitely want to buy your tickets one week or even two weeks ahead of time so the tour you want isn’t already sold out. Conclusion If you’ll be in Vegas anyway, be sure to take a scenic helicopter tour to the National Park. Just keep this in mind. Get your tickets two weeks ahead of time and buy them online so you get the low Inter. rate. Second, consider leaving from the Vegas Strip. I know it’s more expensive but when you add up all the perks they are actually the better value. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: