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7 Reasons Why You Should Take a Grand Canyon South Rim Airplane Tour By Peter Rucker | Grand Canyon South Rim airplane tours are by far the best way to see as much of the National Park as possible. If this trip isn't on your to-do list, here are seven reasons why it should be: 1. This tour will show you more of the Grand Canyon than any other. Depart from Grand Canyon Airport, AZ. Flight goes east along the South Rim, where you'll see Zuni Point, the Zuni Corridor (where the Little Colorado joins the Colorado River), the Desert Watchtower, the Painted Desert, and the Navajo Indian Reservation. That's just the halfway point. On the return, you parallel the fabulous North Rim, before banking left for the airstrip and entering the Dragoon Corridor, the widest, deepest part of the canyon. You'll see in 50 minutes what would take days on the ground. 2. Only big Vistaliner airplanes are used. This aircraft is not a bi-plane. It's a twin-engine, commercial-class aircraft that seats 19 people. Built from tail to tip for sightseeing, the climate-controlled, high-winged Vistaliner comes with over-sized windows, plush seats, and personal headsets. The plane's aerodynamic design ensures the smoothest ride possible. 3. The Las Vegas Grand Canyon South Rim airplane flight is the quickest way to the National Park. It's just a 45-minute ride, which makes the 5.5-hour bus feel like an eternity. Your flight includes Lake Mead and Hoover Dam as it follows the Colorado River to Grand Canyon Airport, AZ. This trip includes a bus ride to the rim and lunch. Bundling a helicopter ride is also an option. 4. Lets you include a float trip down the Colorado River. Flight departs east from Grand Canyon Airport and includes Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon Dam flyovers before landing at Page, AZ. There, you'll board a pontoon boat and start a 15.5-mile float trip down the Colorado River until you reach Lee's Ferry. Runs from late March to November. Open to kids four years and older. 5. In-flight narration is available in 16 languages. German, Spanish, French, Japanese,'s all here. The Grand Canyon's history, science, and landmarks are all revealed in this unobtrusive narrative. You'll know as much as a Park Ranger when you deplane. 6. It's incredibly safe. Two pilots, each certified by the FAA, fly every South Rim airplane tour. Planes are equipped with a TCAS (Traffic Collision Avoidance System)

and a GPWS (Ground Proximity Warning System). Grand Canyon airspace is strictly controlled, and all sightseeing tours operate under FAA rules applicable to charter air transportation. It doesn't get any safer than this. 7. It's cheap. Expect to pay around $120 per person. That's a major deal considering how much Grand Canyon sightseeing you get. To get this rock-bottom deal, book online. As a travel reviewer, I purchase tickets regularly online. I can tell you from personal experience that it's safe and secure. I've also never had a reservation SNAFU's, either. Grand Canyon airplane tours cover more of the canyon than any other form of transportation. You'll see three of the rims as well as Glen Canyon Dam and the Painted Desert. No other tour delivers half as much. Your safety is job one, too. From professionally trained pilots to the state-of-the-art Vistaliner aircraft, you're cleared for take off. Definitely book your tour on the Internet and look to pay about $120 per person. Ready to take to the skies? Do it aboard a South Rim Vistaliner aircraft. It's the ultimate way to experience this natural wonder. Grand Canyon airplanes let you see more of the National Park in the least amount of time. If you found this article helpful, check out travel writer Keith Kravitz' tour operator reviews at:

7 Reasons Why You Must Take A Grand Canyon Airplane Tour  

Grand Canyon South Rim airplane tours are by far the best way to see as much of the National Park as possible. Enticing? Here are seven more...