The Perfect Time to See the Grand Canyon by Airplane!
Anyone looking to relieve the stress in their life while having an experience unlike any other will want to experience the Grand Canyon from the air. The first time you gaze upon the Grand Canyon’s impressive natural beauty, you’ll realize you’re living one of life’s greatest moments. However, if you want to make the experience even better, take a canyon plane ride.
These air tours of the Grand Canyon will start off in Las Vegas and then go to the South and West Rims. Located near Tusayan, Arizona, the Grand Canyon National Park Airport is at the South Rim and is the location of another departure point.
There are two different types of airplane tours you can choose from. Your first option is the aerial tour that flies over different parts of the Grand Canyon and then goes back to the airport. A landing tour offers more and will only depart from Las Vegas and then visit both rims of the Canyon. The best West Rim tour packages have the Grand Canyon Skywalk passes, with helicopter rides and rafting trips. For the South Rim, you are going to want to do the guided park tours by bus along with the helicopter ride.
Your best deal is going to be the direct air flight that goes between Las Vegas and the South Rim. But why? To begin with, you will arrive at the South Rim in only 45 minutes, which is faster than the 5 1/2 hour bus ride. Additionally, you will have a chance to see Mather Point, the historic Grand Canyon Village and even Yavapai Point. Once the tour is done, you head on back to Las Vegas for a night in this beautiful city.
While visiting the West Rim, you will find that the Grand Canyon Skywalk remains one of the top attractions. This is also known as the “Glass Bridge,” and this amazing structure will allow you to walk 70 feet past the edge of the canyon while lifting you some 3,500 feet above the floor of the Canyon. You will find that the views in this area are going to be truly amazing. At this time, there aren’t any connecting flights that go between the rims of the canyon, with Skywalk air tours only departing from Las Vegas.
Due to their popularity, the Grand Canyon plane rides do sell out. You won’t want to miss out on this, so be sure that you book your tour in advance. It is generally a good idea to have your tours booked at least 72 hours before your trip. By booking ahead, you will have a better choice of tours and can even pick from more morning flights. Of course, you will find that in the morning you will have less turbulence and better visibility.
Plane tours of the canyon are affordable and range in price between bus and helicopter tours. You don’t need to pay full price, though. Shopping online will give you some great discounts. I’ve saved as much as 30% and I know you can find the same kind of deals. Start your search by visiting the tour company’s website because it will post its best discounts there. When you have decided on your tour and found a great discount be sure to book online. Don’t spend more money than you need to by booking your National Park air tour on the phone. Locate the right Grand Canyon airplane rides online and you will be on your way to a journey you will never forget.