Discover the Grand Canyon by Helicopter or Airplane
Perhaps you have walked the Skywalk, traveled the Colorado River with a boat, or even descended down to Phantom Ranch. Perhaps you stood on the edge of the Grand Canyon south rim and watched one of the best sunsets in the world. But all this cannot compare to seeing the seventh natural wonder from a helicopter or airplane. It makes no difference whether they fly into the Dragoon Corridor or land next to the Colorado River at the bottom of the Grand Canyon National Park; you will go back home with lifelong memories! Below are two companies that offer premium Grand Canyon tours.
The company offers popular tours and specializes in combo packages, such as river rafting on the Colorado River, landing at the bottom of the canyon, Grand Canyon Skywalk and more. If you prefer luxury, you want to fly with their helicopters. The company uses Eco Star, a helicopter built exclusively for sightseeing. The choppers are equipped with leather seats, head phones, and large windows, which offer a 180 degree view. The helicopters are very fast and quiet. Helicopter and airplane tours are the only real opportunity to experience the Grand Canyon. Think about it, the canyon covers a million acres. How on earth could you ever see so much staying on the ground? That’s why seeing the Grand Canyon by helicopter is such a popular option – in less than an hour you’ll see places you could never see on foot. The tours depart from the Grand Canyon National Park Airport in Tusayan, AZ, Las Vegas, and Page/Lake Powell. The company’s top-selling 45-minute tour is the Grand Canyon South Rim helicopter tour. Fly over the Grand Canyon’s most spectacular and photogenic highlights: Desert View Point, the Unkar Delta, the Zuni Corridor, the lush forests of the North Rim and the Dragon Corridor, which is the deepest section of the canyon. For more information, visit www.grandcanyonhelicopter.com.
Another great way to sample the Grand Canyon is by airplane. Airplanes used on these flights are well-maintained and safe. They’re specially designed for sightseeing:
- Roomy cabins with comfy leather seats
- Personal headsets for tour narration and music
- Large viewing windows
- Perfect climate control
Grand Canyon Airlines is one of the world’s oldest and most experienced Grand Canyon airplane tour companies, and has been in operation since 1927. With many millions of satisfied visitors, the company offers air tours from Las Vegas/Boulder City, the Grand Canyon, and Page/Lake Powell. Price-wise, airplane tours are cheaper than helicopter tours but pricier than bus tours. We strongly recommend purchasing tickets online. That’s where the best deals are!