5 Reasons for Taking a Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas By Marc Gaspian | http://www.grandcanyonhelicopters.org Looking for something adventurous to do while in Las Vegas? Go to the Grand Canyon. Tempting as it is, skip riding the bus – it takes too long and requires a full day. Instead, book a helicopter tour. Here are five good reasons why: #1. Helicopters are fast! The helicopter ride to Grand Canyon West is 45 minutes (the bus ride is 2.5). These are not ordinary helicopters. Customized from nose to tail for sightseeing, they feature wraparound windows, stadium-style seating, and climate-controlled cabins. Papillon Helicopters' Golden Eagle tour flies over Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, and a good portion of the West Rim before returning to The Strip. Total tour time is 3.5 hours and includes pick up and drop off at your Las Vegas hotel. #2. Helicopters fly to the bottom The West Rim, which is just 120 miles east of Las Vegas, is the only place where you can ride a helicopter 4,000 feet to the bottom and land. The descent is nothing short of phenomenal: Sheer cliffs, surreal rock formations, and thousands of years of geology pass right before your eyes. The best tour is Papillon’s Grand Celebration, which lands at its own private staging area and includes a Champagne toast and ample time for exploration of the Canyon’s ancient floor. #3. Helicopters give you the best aerial views of the Grand Canyon Skywalk More than a million people have experienced the world-famous Grand Canyon Skywalk. Located at Grand Canyon West, it’s an engineering marvel. The $31-million "Glass Bridge" extends 70 feet over the edge and lifts you 4,000 feet above the Colorado River. It’s a remarkable sight to see from the air, as it appears to hang precariously from the lip of the Rim. Two tours do this structure justice: Papillon’s Golden Eagle Air tour, which flies above the Skywalk and its Golden Eagle Skywalk Express, which lands at the Grand Canyon West airstrip and includes VIP access the Skywalk. #4. Helicopter feature the most complete canyon tours Want the most immersive Grand Canyon experience? Try Papillion's Grand Celebration Skywalk and Boat Tour. This helicopter trip starts with descent to the bottom where you walk a short way to your pontoon boat. It’s a smooth-water rafting ride and all ages are
welcome. Return to the West Rim by motor coach and explore the Canyon’s edge before flying back to Las Vegas. This is the tour where you can really say you’ve seen it all. #5 Helicopter Tours are Cheap For the money, you can’t beat the value of a helicopter tour. Basic air-only tours start at $200 and work they’re way up based on upgrades such as bottom landings, river rafting, horseback riding, ATV trail rides and more. Making the pot sweeter is the fact that you get to fly over Las Vegas, Lake Mead, and Hoover Dam. Papillon is by far the cheapest of all the Las Vegas helicopter operators, and, if you want their rock-bottom price, book your trip on their website. Summary Las Vegas helicopters can get you to Grand Canyon West in 45 minutes. Total air-only tour time is 3.5 hours and includes hotel pick up and drop off - perfect for visitors on a schedule. However, if you've come this far, why not go to the bottom? The descent is incredible and the trip includes a Champagne toast. For the most complete Canyon experience, add a smooth-water rafting trip. Papillon helicopters is the low-price leader, and, to get their absolute best deal, book on their website. Ready for some real adventure on your next trip to Las Vegas? Take a helicopter tour. There’s no reason not to.
Published on Jun 16, 2011
Published on Jun 16, 2011
Looking for something extraordinary to do while in Las Vegas? Take a helicopter tour. Here's five reasons why helicopters are the best way t...