One of a kind air trip: Grand Canyon helicopter tour
A trip to the Grand Canyon is one of a kind. However, if you’d like to save yourself from all the grueling and sweaty activities in the canyon, a Grand Canyon helicopter tour is a perfect alternative to see a breathtaking aerial view of one of the world’s natural wonders. Descend down to the inner gorges or soar high thousands of feet from the Colorado River.
To prepare you for a Grand Canyon helicopter tour, here are some tips on what to expect.
1. Length of tours. Standard Grand Canyon helicopter tours may last 25 minutes. However, longer tours up to 40 – 55 minutes may be specified with the company. The advantage of lengthened trips is that they’re only about 30% more expensive than the standard trips giving you a bigger bargain. It takes 8 minutes to get to the rims from the heliport in Tusayan.
2. Helicopter companies. Four companies offer Grand Canyon helicopter tours: Maverick, Papillon, AirStar, and Grand Canyon Helicopters. Maverick offers VIP service in three departure points: Las Vegas, Sedona, and Grand Canyon. The company has been in operation for 10 years now offering memorable Grand Canyon trips. For information and reservations, you can call 1-888-261-4414.
Papillon is the sole company given a certification to fly over the Grand Canyon South and West Rim including three landing points spots at the bottom of the canyon. Reservations can be made at 1-800-528-2418.
AirStar offers a scenic aerial tour over the Grand Canyon on their up-to-date technology helicopters that gives a smooth and quiet ride all throughout. Contact AirStar at 1-866-689-8687 for information and reservations.
Grand Canyon Helicopters provides the grandest view of the Grand Canyon with state-of-the-art helicopters for a smooth and quiet Grand Canyon experience. For general information, call 1-800-541-4537.
3. What to bring. Bags are not allowed on board and only five passengers are allowed on each trip. A Grand Canyon helicopter tour is a chance of a lifetime so get those cameras ready and make sure to bring extra rolls of films, digital media cards, and batteries. The Grand Canyon doesn’t run out of great views to take a picture of.
Not everyone gets a chance to go on a Grand Canyon helicopter tour. For those who can afford it, the trip is indeed worth the price. Save in those Grand Canyon memories.