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Going To Las Vegas? Then Try A Grand Canyon Tour!

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Going To Las Vegas? Then Try A Grand Canyon Tour!

Author : Lea Fallon   Top Author

Submitted : 2013-12-31 19:28:00    Word Count : 657    Popularity:   Not Rated

Tags:   grand canyon, grand canyon tours, national parks, flights, helicopters, buses, airplanes, travel, tips, reviews

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Most people visiting Sin City find so much to see and do on the Strip that they never go anywhere else. That's a mistake that you'll want to avoid. No trip to Las Vegas would be complete without paying a visit to the magnificent Grand Canyon. I guarantee you'll be thrilled if you add the canyon to your list of things to see.

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Although there are other ways to see the National Park, the best choices are tours by bus, airplane or helicopter. Most people choose one of these three types of Las Vegas Grand Canyon tours based on their time and budget. If you can spend all day going to the canyon, then choose a scenic bus tour, but if your time is limited, choose a quick helicopter or plane tour. Going by helicopter is the most expensive while going by bus is the most affordable.

While bus tours are great for people on tight budgets, they are also ideal for people who don't want to fly. Bus tours go to the West Rim and the South Rim. The South Rim is farther away and takes 5 hours to get to but the West Rim is only about 2 hours away. Both of them are over twelve hours long from start to finish. Since they last so long, you don't want to make dinner reservations for the same evening.

Chopper tours of the Grand Canyon are probably the most exciting and provide you with a thrilling adventure. Except on Christmas Day, direct chopper flights from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon West (the West Rim of the canyon) are scheduled on a daily basis. If you want to take a chopper tour of the South Rim, you won't be able to fly there directly from Las Vegas since it is so far, instead you can book a combo tour that takes you from Vegas to the canyon by bus or plane. I recommend opting for the plane. It takes 5 hours to get to the South Rim by bus, but only 45 minutes to get there by plane.

Helicopters

You can choose a landing copter tour or an air-only flight. Landing tours land on top of the canyon, except at the West Rim where they can descend to the floor below. You can also upgrade and add fun activities like a visit to the glass Skywalk and a boat ride down the Colorado River. Landing tours are certainly the most exciting way to see the canyon if you have the time and money to spend. They provide a more fulfilling, comprehensive canyon experience. If that's not an option, air-only tours will give you panoramic, birds-eye views of the National Park.

Air-only and landing versions of airplane tours are also available. Airplanes are the quickest way to travel to the West Rim, bar none. The airplanes usually hold about nineteen people so they are large and comfortable. They are made for sightseeing. They are built so the wings attach on top and don't obstruct views below the plane, plus the windows are much larger than they are in traditional planes.

If you are going to see the canyon with a group of people, going by plane is probably the best choice. Choppers only seat six, but your entire group could fly on the same plane and it wouldn't be anywhere near as expensive. Normally you'll be able to book everyone into an airplane tour even if you'll be traveling during tourist season.

All-Inclusive

A Las Vegas Grand Canyon tour includes complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off, lunch (except air-only chopper and plane flights), the services of a highly trained guide, and all taxes and park fees. You don't need to worry about planning anything. The tours are all-inclusive and provide you with good value for your money. Las Vegas Grand Canyon tours deliver a remarkable experience, and I highly recommend them.

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