ArticleBiz.com :: Free article content
Authors: Maximum article exposure. Publishers: Reprintable article content.
BROWSE ARTICLES
ArticleBiz.com Home
Featured Articles
Recently Added Articles
Most Viewed Articles
Article Comments
Advanced Article Search
AUTHORS
Submit Article
Check Article Status
Author TOS
PUBLISHERS
RSS Article Feeds
Terms of Service

Take A Grand Canyon Airplane Tour This Memorial Day Weekend
Home Travel & Leisure Travel Tips
By: Susan Bissonnette Email Article
Word Count: 600 Digg it | Del.icio.us it | Google it | StumbleUpon it

  

Monday, May 27 is the date for Memorial Day this year. The holiday weekend also officially kicks off the peak months of the summer travel season, so if you plan to take a Grand Canyon airplane tour then, you had better book your seats early.

Airplane tours of the Grand Canyon depart from Vegas in Nevada and from Tusayan, Arizona near the South Rim. Flights operate on a regular schedule during the holiday weekend and depart several times daily. Plan to book your seats at least one week before your tour or they might be sold out.

Las Vegas Airplane Tours

If you plan to start your tour in Vegas, you can choose to go to the South Rim or the West Rim. It only takes around a half an hour to fly to the West Rim from Vegas, and there are several fun excursions you can take once you get there. One activity that can't be missed is a helicopter ride to the bottom of the canyon. You can also enjoy a relaxing raft trip along the Colorado River.

Another fantastic tour option is a pass to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. The Skywalk is sure to give you your thrills and chills for the day. It is a massive glass bridge that extends 70 feet beyond the canyon wall. You will feel like you're walking on air as you peer between your feet to the canyon floor 4000 ft beneath you!

Choosing a South Rim flight from Vegas is a great option too. It takes 5 hours to drive to the South Rim from Vegas, but it only takes an hour to fly there. The basic tour includes a fun 2 hour bus tour of the region while the deluxe tour adds in an exciting helicopter ride across the canyon and along the Dragoon Corridor.

Grand Canyon Airplane Tours Of The South Rim

A great tour option is the one that lasts about an hour and takes you to the East, North, and South Rims. That tour covers nearly 75% of the entire Grand Canyon National Park. It is the ultimate way to experience the Grand Canyon when you don't have a lot of time.

There is a fairly new air tour option to consider too that includes a raft excursion. It starts off with a 50 minute flight that takes you to Glen Canyon Dam where you hop in a Jeep and go on safari through Antelope Canyon also known as the slot canyons. After that, you hop on a pontoon raft and float 15 miles along the Colorado River. This scenic tour stays on gentle waters so kids as young as four are allowed.

In Conclusion

The Memorial Day holiday is a great three-day weekend to spend exploring the magnificent Grand Canyon while the temperatures are still mild. To experience the region as fully as possible, and to do it from a unique perspective, be sure to take an airplane tour. These trips are great fun, too, and affordable. And since the airplanes hold 19 people, your whole group can travel together.

Remember to get your tickets early and buy them online for the best price. Go to the tour operator's site and don't bother with the travel websites. When you complete your transaction online directly from a tour operator, you get the steeply discounted Internet price you won't see anywhere else.

Travel reporter Susan B. is a specialist on Grand Canyon air trips and suggests using these coupons to get the lowest prices on the very best flights: http://www.grandcanyonairplanetours.net/grand-canyon-airplane-tour-coupons.html

Article Source: http://www.ArticleBiz.com

This article has been viewed 696 times.

Rate Article
Rating: 5 / 5 stars - 1 vote(s).

Article Comments
There are no comments for this article.

Leave A Reply
 Your Name
 Your Email Address [will not be published]
 Your Website [optional]
 What is two + five? [tell us you're human]
Notify me of followup comments via email


Related Articles


Copyright © 2019 by ArticleBiz.com. All rights reserved.

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Submit Article | Editorial