Finding Grand Canyon South Rim Helicopter Excursions-aspack

UnCategorized The Grand Canyon is a popular tourist destination for good reason. It is a massive landmark that is a mile deep and 277 miles in length. At one point, the huge canyon is 18 miles across. The park encompasses over one million acres of beautiful, diverse wilderness areas. The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is located close to the border of Arizona and Utah. It’s a remarkable place. There is a tiny town situated close to the main gates of the park there. That’s where you’ll find Grand Canyon Airport (the departure point for all South Rim helicopter tours) and an IMAX Theater. The closest larger cities are Williams and Flagstaff in Arizona. The Grand Canyon has millions of visitors every year, as people come from all over the globe and major tourist cities such as Sedona, Vegas, and Phoenix. It is too far for Vegas helicopters to make it to the South Rim, so vacationers in Vegas get there by bus or airplane, with airplane tours being the most convenient way to go. However, people already in central Arizona can get to the South Rim quite easily by car. Air Tours A federal restriction prohibits all South Rim helicopters from flying below the rim and landing on the canyon floor. Vegas helicopters however, are permitted to land on the canyon floor at the West Rim. There aren’t any flights between the West Rim and the South Rim. Several different companies offer daily South Rim helicopter flights. They all follow the same basic flight path, but the tour prices vary depending on how much air time is included and whether the tour is a basic or deluxe version. The longer tours last nearly an hour, while the shorter ones are about half as long. The half-hour helicopter rides fly over to the North Rim and circle back, passing through the dramatic Dragoon Corridor, which is the deepest part of the canyon. It also offers a stunning view of the Kaibab National Forest. These particular South Rim helicopters are a terrific choice for travelers who want to see as much of the area as possible. 50-Minute Flight The longer flights are much more comprehensive. These flights include all the landmarks from the shorter flights as well as others such as the Desert Watchtower, Zuni Corridor, remote areas of the North Rim, and the Colorado River confluence. Choppers can seat as many as six passengers, not counting the pilot. There aren’t many flights with empty seats. The seating arrangement is determined right before the flight lifts off, and it is decided based on the weight distribution of passengers. For safety reasons, the total weight must be distributed evenly throughout the aircraft’s cabin. Helicopter tours regularly sell out, so I suggest booking your flight as soon as you can-a week in advance if possible. It’s just too risky to try to buy your tickets on the day of the tour-it will probably be sold out or only one seat will be open. Book Online The best prices on Grand Canyon tours are found online on the individual tour operators’ websites. You’ll get much better deals that way than you can get on Priceline, Expedia, or Orbitz. Save the time and go straight to the tour company’s site. To get the lowest price, you need to pay for your tour online using the web form on the company’s site. Doing that allows you to save money on your Grand Canyon adventure! About the Author: 相关的主题文章: