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Vegas Heli Trips To Grand Canyon National Park During Spring Break

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By Joesph Carey

Why is Spring Break so special? Is it the people you're with, the places you visit, or the things that you do? It's undoubtedly a mix of all three and if that's what you're after, you should spend Spring Break at the Grand Canyon. 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. However, these tours are very popular, especially during Spring Break, so you'll want to book your tour as soon as you can before the one you want is full.

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.

The West Rim tours are air-only or landing tours that let you tour the Canyon on foot. The landing tours are very popular because you can add on some fun adventures. There are two types of landing tours. 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. Of course, you can also choose to do both!

The Skywalk is a thrilling experience, so you don't want to miss the chance to try it when you go to the West Rim. 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. There is a photographer located on the Skywalk, so you can have your photo taken as a souvenir of your thrilling experience.

South Rim

If you do take a plane to the South Rim, you can still enjoy a helicopter ride when you get there. 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.


A final word of advice-make sure you book soon. You can't book too early, and that way you know for sure your seats are reserved. To do this, book online, and use your credit card so that everything is finalized in the booking. Plus, when you book online, you'll get the best price and you can avoid the fees charged by an agent.

The good thing about taking a Canyon tour out of Vegas is that you have so many options 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.

About the Author:

Expert author Joesph Carey suggests these terrific Las Vegas helicopters to the Grand Canyon as well as this page of promotions that makes these extraordinary trips less costly:

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