Why Grand Canyon Helicopters Are Best For Touring The National Park-www.yyy13.com

Travel-and-Leisure One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Grand Canyon National Park en.passes over a million acres. Seeing all of it just isn’t possible, but a flight on one of the Grand Canyon helicopters will get you close. These helicopter rides cover a terrific amount of ground. Once your trip is finished, you’ll think you’ve seen everything ( and nearly have!). South Rim The South Rim and the West Rim are the gateways to the Grand Canyon. Flights from Tusayan, Arizona (Grand Canyon National Park Airport, or GCO) service the South Rim, while tours outbound from Vegas do the West (no Vegas helicopters fly directly to the South Rim). No Grand Canyon helicopters fly between the West and South Rims. It’s about a 45-minute helicopter ride from Vegas to the West Rim (a/k/a Grand Canyon West). On your way to the canyon, you’ll fly over Lake Mead, the largest man-made reservoir in the U.S., the majestic Hoover Dam and the spectacular Grand Wash Cliffs. Uniquely, helicopters are allowed to fly below the rim at Grand Canyon West and land at the bottom. Federal regulations prohibit this type of flight at the South Rim. There are two types of Grand Canyon helicopter tours: air-only and landing. Air-only flights are perfect for travelers whose time or budget is limited. They’re also ideal for folks who want to get the flavor of the canyon from a bird’s-eye view. West Rim That being said, landing helicopter rides are a big attraction at Grand Canyon West; it’s the only place in the entire canyon where these tours are possible. The landing tour that gets most of the attention is the one that lands at the bottom next to the Colorado River for a picnic. That’s plenty good right there for lots of folks. But for those who want a more .plete canyon experience, there’s a package that includes a smooth-water float trip down the Colorado River and a landing at the top with VIP accessibility Grand Canyon Skywalk – all in addition to landing on the bottom! Top-landing trips let you see all that area’s landmark sites, including – The Skywalk – Hualapai Ranch – The Indian Cultural Center – Eagle Point & Guano Point & much more Those craving thrills and adventure should fly to the West Rim. And those into nature and incredible scenic beauty should head out to the South Rim. The South Rim is perfect for folks setting out from cities in central AZ (Flagstaff, Phoenix, Sedona, or Scottsdale, for example) because it’s in northern Arizona close to the Utah border. I usually suggest renting a car and driving to GCO. It’s just outside the Park’s main gates and it’s where all the South Rim helicopter rides take off. Flight Times Tours on South Rim Grand Canyon helicopters are sorted by flight time. The shorter, 30-minute version flies from the South Rim to the North Rim and back. The longer, more thorough 50-minute version adds the Park’s eastern boundary. That’s where you will see sights like the fabulous the Desert Watchtower, Zuni Corridor, Painted Desert and the Colorado Confluence. I encourage you to take the longer tour if you can. Once you’re flying within the Park you’ll be glad. I strongly re.mend that you purchase your flight on the Web. Stay away from street kiosks, hotel concierges and third-party tour brokers. You’ll end up paying a premium if you do. Three things are important to remember when you’re buying your tickets online: – Purchase it direct from the tour supplier; – RSVP your trip no less than a week ahead of time; and – Do the entire transaction on the supplier’s website because that will qualify you for the discount rate. That way you’ll get the special Inter. discount. By taking these three tips into consideration, you’ll wind up getting the best flight at the lowest price. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: