Grand Canyon Air Tours by Helicopter and Airplane…which one?

Grand Canyon Air Tours by Helicopter and Airplane…which one?


Hello again and thank you for sticking with us as
we present “GrandCanyon.com’s 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions…” …and the questions that really should be asked about
planning a vacation to the Grand Canyon. In our last video we talked about ways to get
from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon without driving… …and why driving might be the better option anyway. Today we’re going to discuss the Grand Canyon tour that hands
down offers the most “bang for the buck:” air tours! Question #5 is “Which is better: an airplane or helicopter
tour?” The answer to that question is “neither.” Why? Because a Grand Canyon air tour is such a great
experience, no matter how you choose to fly. But each type of aircraft does have its pros and
cons. So the better question to ask would be… “What are the differences between airplanes and helicopters, and
which would best suit my budget and desires?” This Grand Canyon is over 270 miles (445km) long, 18 miles
(28km) wide and over a mile (1.5 km) deep. There’s no way you can see all of it by driving or walking. A Grand Canyon air tour is the best way, bar none, to see the
most of the Grand Canyon in the shortest amount of time. By being above the canyon, you’ll get to peer into hidden nooks and crannies
that even the fittest of hikers would be hard-pressed to get to. And what’s more, you’ll gain a truer appreciation for the majesty,
and magnitude of this natural wonder of the world! Grand Canyon air tours originate at Grand Canyon National
Park Airport (GCN) at Grand Canyon South Rim. Our most popular flight is the Imperial Helicopter Tour. This flight is 40-50 minutes
in length and covers the most photogenic areas of the Grand Canyon. From the East Rim to the confluence of the Little Colorado
River; to the North Rim and the Dragon Corridor. Our second-most popular Grand Canyon air tour is the North Canyon helicopter tour. This 25-30 minute flight makes a straight shot across the deepest and widest
part of the gorge and a short loop over the North Rim… …before returning to Grand Canyon National Park Airport (GCN). Helicopters are given the lowest flying altitude of Grand Canyon touring aircraft. Flights that originate at the South Rim are not
allowed to descend below the canyon rim. However, they will be flying somewhat lower than Grand Canyon’s North Rim,
giving you the feeling of dipping down into the canyon… …and a more “up close and personal” encounter with
the Grand Canyon’s massive sandstone buttes and spires. The Imperial and North Canyon flights are conducted aboard helicopters called “Bell Jet Rangers”… …a well-known type of helicopter used internationally for a variety of purposes. These helicopters seat up to 6 passengers depending on weight
and are equipped with large windows for picture-taking. One row of seats does face away from the pilot, but most
passengers find this doesn’t detract from the quality of their experience. Those Grand Canyon helicopter tour passengers seeking a better view and
a quieter ride should consider upgrading to the Eco-Star EC130. These helicopters were expressly designed for sightseeing; a
difference you’ll not only see, but hear! The Eco-Star has larger windows. Its stadium style seats are
also larger, and all of them face forward. The Eco-Star’s “finestron” tail rotor design makes for
a much quieter flight than the Bell… …which makes it the more environmentally responsible choice for your Grand Canyon air tour. Because of their larger size and more complex design, flights aboard
the Eco-Star are more expensive than the Bells. But many passengers find the quality of the ride and excellent
Grand Canyon views to be well worth the extra price. Tour routes and lengths are identical to the Imperial and North Canyon. The Eco-Star upgrades to these tours are called
the “Grand Kingdom” and “Majestic” respectively. Of all the different Grand Canyon Air Tour options, the
best value is the Grand Discovery Air Tour. This flight is 40-50 minutes in length, and conducted aboard fixed-wing
airplanes. Flight route is similar to the Imperial Helicopter tour… …only the Grand Discovery Tour airplanes fly approximately 1500′
(500m) above the Grand Canyon South Rim. By virtue of flying at a higher altitude than helicopters, you’ll not only
be able to see the Grand Canyon from a “bird’s eye” perspective… …you’ll also get a better understanding of the terrain surrounding the Grand Canyon… …and be humbled by the sheer power of
the river that sculpted this geologic masterpiece! For more information and to make reservations for the Grand Discovery Airplane Tour… …visit GrandCanyon.com and click on the link for Grand Canyon Air Tours. For Grand Canyon helicopter tours, including the Imperial,
North Canyon, Grand Kingdom and Majestic Tours… …visit GrandCanyon.com and click on the link for Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours. For those of you visiting Las Vegas and don’t have
time to make the trip to the South Rim… …back on Video #2, we discussed some options for air
tours out of the Las Vegas area. Or visit GrandCanyon.com, scroll down to the paragraph on Las Vegas Grand Canyon tours… …and click on the links for the Las Vegas Grand Voyager, Las
Vegas Rim to River Expedition, or the Las Vegas Grand Celebration. For the full range of Grand Canyon air tour options
from both Las Vegas and Grand Canyon South Rim… …keep watching for instructions on how to order our complete Grand Canyon Travel Planner… …with contact information for all Grand Canyon air tours operators. Thanks again for joining us, and watching. We hope
this informational video series is helping you… …decide which Grand Canyon tours, hotels and activities are
the right ones for your family. Tomorrow, we’re going to talk about Arizona’s newest and
most fascinating attraction: the Grand Canyon Skywalk! And how getting there is not necessarily a “walk” in the park. Stay tuned! For great deals on Grand Canyon hotels and
all your lodging needs nationwide call 1-800-916-8530

Eugene Islam

1 thought on “Grand Canyon Air Tours by Helicopter and Airplane…which one?

  1. Theres truly ANCIENT ruins in those canyons , the temple of isis is obviously a stepped pyramid , that whole area was artifically constructed , it reeks of advanced construction i can assure you and looks like the remains of a massive city but to mainstream archaeology its heracy because it goes against their official narrative , people call these ruins egyptian but they are much older than egyptian and what many people think is egyptian isnt , its a much older pre-flood civilisation , and if water did all this then there would be dozens of grand canyons around the world with some even larger but there isnt !

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