The helicopter tours are a lot faster than the bus tours. Your chopper can get from Vegas to the West Rim in around 30-45 minutes. In addition to getting an aerial view of the Canyon, the Vegas helicopters fly over Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam when they leave the city, so you get magnificent views of them as well. Helicopter tours are available in different types, for example, you can take an air-only tour that does a flyover of the Canyon, or you can take a landing tour that lets you out on top of the rim or on the Georgian Trekking Tours. One of the more popular landing tours is the one that takes you to the Canyon floor where a Champagne picnic awaits. It can be a romantic experience and it’s an ideal tour to consider for Valentine’s Day.
Although airplanes can also land at the West Rim, they are not able to land on the Canyon floor. You can still get to the bottom of the Canyon by transferring to a helicopter once you arrive at the West Rim, and if you want to stay on top of the rim, you’ll find plenty to do there too, such as walking on the Skywalk. The Skywalk will give you quite a thrill as well as provide you with the best view at the Canyon. If you and your sweetheart are adventurous, then walking out on the massive glass bridge will create Valentine’s Day memories you’ll never forget.
Touring The South Rim By Helicopter
There are a couple of helicopter flights that tour the South Rim. One flies over to the North Rim and circles back in a flight that takes about a half an hour. The other tour also goes over to the North Rim, but it adds an extra leg that goes to the eastern border of the park, in all, the flight lasts about 50 minutes. Book the longer tour if you can because it flies over about 3/4 of the entire national park, and you’ll get to see a lot of interesting views.
There are airplane tours of the South Rim too, even if you want to start your tour in Vegas. The Vegas tour combines the hour long flight to the South Rim with a 50 minute flyover of the rim that flies along the same route as the 50-minute helicopter tour. The difference between the two air tours is that the airplanes have to fly higher,