Spend An Exciting Day Touring The Grand Canyon On Las Vegas Helicopters -3u8547

Outdoors Over 35 million people visit the city of Las Vegas each year. Most of them are eager to experience the glitz of the Strip. Even so, a break is always nice. Touring the Grand Canyon is a fabulous way to escape the hustle and bustle of Vegas. You may be surprised to find out it is only 120 miles from Las Vegas to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Choppers fly faster than 200 mph, so Las Vegas helicopters cover the distance in only 45 minutes! Air-Only Flights There are two types of tours on Las Vegas helicopters: air-only and landing tours. The air-only type is cheaper and more basic, taking three hours total from hotel pickup to drop-off. You will see other interesting sights too such as the Skywalk, Hoover Dam, and Lake Mead. Air-only tours are perfect if you’re short on time, have a limited budget or just want a taste of the canyon. Landing Options Landing tours are the other popular choice available and these are fantastic adventures. The helicopter tours that depart from Las Vegas are allowed to land on top of the rim or fly to the floor of the canyon at the West Rim. On top of the rim, you can choose from many fun things to do, but don’t miss the chance to walk out on the glass bridge known as the Grand Canyon Skywalk. The Skywalk is an amazing feat of engineering and is actually the largest glass cantilevered bridge in existence. Each of the glass panels cost about $250,000 and there are forty of them. At the apex of this remarkable horseshoe-shaped glass bridge, you’ll be standing almost 4,000 feet above the canyon bottom – 70 feet past the rim’s edge! As I mentioned earlier, at the West Rim you can also take a chopper down to the canyon floor. In fact, Grand Canyon West is the only place in the Park where helicopters are permitted to fly below the rim and land on the bottom. It is a very thrilling experience! As you can imagine, this is one of the most popular tours you can take on Vegas helicopters. The flight down is nonstop excitement and lasts about 15 minutes. When you get off the chopper, you are treated to a champagne picnic. You can also add on a float tour of the Colorado River while you are there. There’s nothing quite like floating down the river with the canyon walls towering high above you. Get Your Seats Early You need to book your tour early, at least a week in advance, or you might get disappointed. Plus that way you can choose the flight time you want. In my opinion, morning flights are best because there’s less air turbulence and visibility is much better than later in the day. Another tip is you will get the least expensive price online. But book directly through the tour .pany – not at a "big box" travel site like Orbitz or Travelocity. Getting your tickets directly from the tour operator ensures you get the best service and lowest price . About the Author: 相关的主题文章: