by Paulette Neary
Spring is in the air and summer will soon be here, and that means it’s vacation time. Make this vacation one you’ll never forget by taking an adventure tour. There’s no better choice than heading to Vegas and taking an airplane tour of the Grand Canyon.
Here are a few tried and tested tips you can use to help plan the best trip possible.
#1 Book a Tour Online
It’s very easy to buy your tour online. You can easily search all the available tours and book the one you want. Not only that, you’ll get the lowest price when you book your tour online. The Internet rate is lower because you book the tour yourself and avoid fees added on by a sales agent. The low price and convenience is nice, but the best reason to book your tour online is that you can lock in your seats so you won’t have to worry about them being sold out on tour day.
#2 Book Early
Spring and summer mean that the Grand Canyon will be busy. So that you can be sure that you have your ticket at the best price, make sure that you book in advance. My recommendation is that you book at least two weeks in advance, or as soon as you have confirmed your hotel bookings. Never book too close to the day you want to fly. Ticket prices go up when you book closer to 48 hours of the flight schedule, so always plan in advance.
#3 Reserve A Window Seat When Buying Your Tour
All seats on the plane provide good views, but the window seat offers the best viewing experience. Buying your tour early means you have a better opportunity of getting a window seat and the ultimate views on your flight.
#4 Choose a Landing Airplane Tour
You can book an airplane tour that flies over the Canyon, or you can book one that lands there. Landing tours offer adventure and the chance to see the Canyon from the ground. There are many fun activities at the Canyon such as hiking, visiting scenic lookouts, shopping, taking a helicopter ride to the Canyon floor, and walking on the glass Skywalk bridge.
#5 Head To The South Rim For A Unique Adventure
When you fly from Las Vegas, you can head straight to the Grand Canyon South Rim. It takes only an hour to fly out there, which is much faster than the almost 6 hour bus tours that operate. There you can fly over in a plane, or add a helicopter flight. There’s a longer helicopter tour at the South Rim which takes you to the North Rim, as well as out to the eastern boundary of the National Park. In this tour, you will be able to view over 75% of the National Park from the air. It is well worth the ticket price.
Hopefully, you can use this information to plan a fun and memorable airplane tour. Be sure to buy your tour early so you’ll have the best selection in tour options and so you get the best price. You can visit my website if you want more specific information about the tours and if you have questions, you can use the online chat feature to talk to me. A tour of the Canyon is filled with beautiful sights and thrilling adventures, so start planning your trip now before vacation season is upon us.
About the author:
Grand Canyon National Park specialist P. Neary is a huge fan of these National Park tours and more precisely these amazingly priced airplane trips from Las Vegas and the South Rim: http://www.grandcanyondaytrips.com/best-airplane-tours/