Grand Canyon by Airplane From Las Vegas,NV


Not everybody knows this but Las Vegas is a great place from which to experience a Grand Canyon airplane tour. Flights leave daily throughout the day and come in a number of shapes and sizes, including a host of landing tours, the likes of which can only be experienced at the West Rim of the National Park. 

               Vegas is only 120 miles west of Grand Canyon West (also known as the West Rim), and it takes an airplane only 20 or so minutes to reach it. The South Rim is about 275 miles to the east and requires a direct flight that's under an hour. By contrast, it takes a bus 2.5 hours to reach the West Rim and 5.5 hours to reach the South Rim. The moral of the story here is that if you want to spend more time sightseeing versus time in transit then airplane tours are the superior option. 

               West Rim air tours are either air-only or landing. The former takes you for a ride over Lake Mead and Hoover Dam before cruising over Grand Canyon airspace. At this point you'll see: 

               Air tours are perfect for travelers who want to quickly sample the best the canyon has to offer or who are touring on a limited budget. As much as I like air tours, I'm more of a fan of landing trips. These are flights that land at Grand Canyon West airport and come with a number of awesome side-trips like: 

               The most popular landing tours are the ones that helicopter you to the bottom and/or come with tickets to the Skywalk. The Glass Bridge, which is unanimously seen as one of the 21st Centuries' most profound technological achievements, lets you walk 70 feet past the edge of the canyon. Once you reach its outermost point, you'll be standing some 4,000 over the bottom! 

               Las Vegas airplane tours to the South Rim are also hugely popular. The primary reason behind this is flight time and value. These trips do the same route found on West Rim air tours before bearing south of the Colorado River and going direct to Grand Canyon National Park Airport (elevation 6,000 feet) in Arizona. Such outings include a 3-hour bus tour inside the National Park, with several stops being culled from among these key points of interest: 

This particular flight is really popular but the one that visitors fall in love with includes a helicopter tour from the South Rim to the North Rim and back. The part of this flight I like the most is the Dragoon Corridor, which is the biggest section of the canyon in terms of width and depth. Do this flight and you'll truly understand just how grand this special place really is. 

               Last thing of note about Grand Canyon airplane tours is this: Purchase your trips on the Internet if you want the lowest price. Furthermore, buy direct from the air-tour operator, and make sure you complete said transaction online in order to qualify for that incredible Internet rate. The savings can be big, especially if you reserving seats for two or more people.

Grand Canyon by Airplane From Las Vegas,NV