While in Las Vegas, don't miss the Grand Canyon just because of the distance. The canyon is 270 miles from Vegas, but if you take a plane tour, you will get there quickly. Plus, when you go by plane, you won't waste time driving that you could spend exploring the canyon instead.
You have your choice of three daily flights to the Grand Canyon. Your time in the air isn't wasted as you'll see plenty of interesting sights such as an aerial view of Lake Mead. You'll also get a unique view of the Hoover Dam as it towers 725 feet above the Colorado River. Your plane will head to the Grand Canyon National Park in Tusayan, Arizona and you'll get glimpses of the canyon along the way. For the best views from the plane, try to get a seat on the left side.
There are different options to choose from. The most affordable option is the basic tour with a bus tour inside the National Park that lasts two and a half hours. This tour hits main spots but isn't as convenient as the Jeep tour.
The Jeep tour lasts about 2 1/2 hours too and takes you on a 4x4 expedition. You'll see more on the Jeep tour and the Jeep makes it easier to get around.
When it comes to touring the South Rim by air, a good choice is the helicopter tour that takes you to the North Rim and back. This tour goes over the Dragoon Corridor, which is the widest and deepest part of the canyon. You'll have to pay a little more to fly by chopper and combine it with a land tour, but the expense is worth it. You will see more of the canyon in the air and get a bus tour that goes into the National Park.
A tour airplane can offer luxury and comfort in two different styles. The de-Havilland Twin Otter or the Beechcraft 1900D planes are more commonly used. There are both good for sightseeing, so pick the one that suits you.
The de-Havilland Twin Otter is perfect for sightseeing with customized wings on top of the plane and large windows. The seats are nice and roomy, but some of them are not window seats because one side of the plane has a double row of seats while the other side has a single row. There is a recorded flight narrative you can listen to in your choice of 10 languages including Chinese, Japanese, French, and German.
The Beechcraft airplane looks more like a traditional jet and it has wings positioned in the middle of the plane. This plane also has comfortable seating and as an added bones, every seat is a window seat. You'll have to pay more for a Beechcraft tour, but you'll be guaranteed a window seat, so its worth it.
All fees associated with the tour is included in the price. That means the surcharges, taxes, entry tickets, and other fees are included in the price of your tour package. Round trip transport to Vegas hotels is part of packages as well as expertly trained pilots who double as your guide and host. You'll get everything you need in one package for one price.
Luxury Awaits You
An air tour is the best way to see the Grand Canyon. You'll tour in comfort, hit all the important landmarks, and save a whole lot of time over driving to the canyon. If you drive to the South Rim from Vegas, it will take about 11 hours round trip, while it only takes about an hour to fly there. Book these trips on the internet now while there are still some available.