Top 5 Las Vegas Helicopters to the Canyon

I took a quick survey of client/readers concerning their favorite Las Vegas helicopter tours to the Grand Canyon and now have the results. First, thanks to all who participated. I appreciate you taking the time as it will help other travelers determine which flight best suits their needs.

The Results

I took a quick survey of client/readers concerning their favorite Las Vegas helicopter tours to the Grand Canyon and now have the results. First, thanks to all who participated. I appreciate you taking the time as it will help other travelers determine which flight best suits their needs.

So let's get started, shall we?

The #1 trip was by far the Champagne Tour. Frankly, I wasn't surprised as it's been the best seller for three years in a row. Based on what you guys told me, it's a hit because it's a great value and I couldn't agree more. There's also the fact that it's one of the flights allowed to go over the precipice and land at the bottom. You just can't top that.

The runner-up was the Champagne with a Las Vegas Strip departure. I'm impressed by this pick because it means you guys are doing your homework. As you know, the Number One tour requires a 30-minute shuttle ride out to Boulder City. No big deal, especially considering that this minor inconvenience results in big savings.

Stretch Limo

But cost cutting only goes so far. This is especially true if you are celebrating an anniversary or a special moment in your life. Let me explain. With this particular version, you get picked up in a stretch limo, which will impress anyone with a heartbeat. Next, you only have a 10-minute ride at the most to get to the air terminal (perhaps it should be longer since it's being done in a limo, right?). Finally, this heli ride ends with a dramatic flight over The Strip. So once you add it all together this is indeed a humdinger of a tour.

The #3 trip is the one I refer to as the "Mega Tour." Why's that? Because it's the ONLY one of it's kind to land at the bottom and the top. As if that's not enough, you get to take a Colorado River boat ride while at the base. Then, once you ascend and land at the Grand Canyon West helipads, you get to waltz to the front of the line and do the Grand Canyon Skywalk. You get 2.5 hours to explore the rim as you wish (I suggest splitting it between the Glass Bridge and Guano Point and stops between) and then it's back on the helicopter and over to Vegas. Do this trip and you've pretty much CONQUERED the Canyon in my book.

The #4 tour is the air-only trip. I love this no-nonsense flight because it covers all the bases. You fly out of Boulder (cheaper!) and go over Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, The Bypass, Grand Wash Cliffs, The Colorado River and the Canyon itself before U turning south past the Glass Bridge and back to Sin City. Indeed, you don't land and for some of you that's an issue but for most it's all good because this trip is the fastest, most exciting way to do the National Park in the least amount of time.

Skywalk Helicopter

The final helicopter ride that made the cut was the Skywalk Direct. I'm here and there on this one because of the price. It's expensive. But I'm obviously in the minority because it's a wildly popular option. As the name implies, the helicopter does a straight shot from Vegas to Grand Canyon West, lands and lets you do the Glass Bridge and the Park for 2.5 hours. I'm good with that, especially considering it's a pain in the neck to get out here in a rental car or by bus. Plus a helicopter makes the entire adventure that much more thrilling.

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So there's your Top 5. The only other flight that I'd add to the list (yes, I'm voting as a party of one) is the heli/rafting tour. Spring is coming up really fast and as of March 2 this trip will or should be available. In a nutshell, it's the one that features a helicopter ride to the bottom and a pontoon raft ride on smooth water down the Colorado that starts at the base of Hoover Dam. This is a summertime favorite and if you think it's something you'd like to experience, I recommend booking this adventure well in advance.

And speaking of RSVP, several rules apply. The first is NEVER wait to book Las Vegas helicopters when you get into town. They'll be sold out or the tour you want won't be available or it will cost you an arm and a leg. Thus, and this is the second part of the rule, book these trips at least a week or two ahead of time. Do that and you'll be able to rest easy knowing you got exactly what you wanted (and priced right as well!).

Conclusion

Well, I hope this survey of the reader's Top 5 Las Vegas helicopter tours to the Grand Canyon proved helpful. I'm already getting feedback that it has. However, if you have specific questions or require additional assistance in picking out a flight that works best for you, I urge you to email me (grandcanyonkeith AT gmail.com) or hope into Live Chat. You can also call me at 702-530-8687. At any rate, the goal is to get airborne and to make sure this happens you need to book helicopters well in advance. Thanks again for stopping by and reading this post & stay tuned for my next one by signing up for the newsletter.

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Have a grand day,

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