If you've spent time shopping for Grand Canyon helicopter tours, you know prices are all over the map. One thing's for sure, though. Booking your tour online is the best way to get the lowest rate.
Why does it make a difference? Because tour operators post their best fares on their websites. They do this because it's assumed that you'll do a self-serve booking, which costs the operator less to fulfill.
You have the option of choosing the ideal tour and then simply calling the tour company directly to order. However, this entails another person filling your order and costs the tour company more, so phone deals are not the lowest.
Which also explains why you'll be slapped with a booking fee (covers the support person's time on the phone with you). Moreover, there's a good chance you'll be pressured into a more expensive tour.
Book Yourself And Save
Therefore, to get the low Internet price for your tour, just complete the transaction yourself online on the web form supplied by the tour operator. After you are booked and have received the confirmation number, you can call the tour company and get specifics about your tour and cancellation procedures without worry of additional charges.
The reputable tour operators let you cancel your tour as long as you give them 24 hours notice. Further, if weather comes into play and grounds all aircraft, you'll also receive a 100 percent refund (or you can reschedule the flight for a date/time that best fits your schedule).
Plus, when you book online on the tour operator's website, you get to see their live inventory. The benefit of this is that you get to see pricing and availability for the week. This is important because sometimes the fare will be cheaper later in the week or for a particular flight time.
Type Of Tours On Grand Canyon Helicopters
You can opt for an air-only tour or one that lands at the canyon. The air-only tours cost less than landing tours. They also require the least amount of time. The landing tours land on top of the rim or on the canyon floor. If you want to land on the bottom of the canyon, you have to choose a flight that departs from Vegas and goes to the West Rim.
But what about the South Rim. Helicopters flying out of Las Vegas do not go to the South Rim. It's too far. So if you have your heart set on seeing the South Rim, the best option is to take an airplane tour out of Vegas instead. It is a quick trip and once you get there, you can get on a helicopter and tour the South Rim from the air.
Or if you are already at the South Rim and staying in one of the hotels in Tusayan or in-Park lodging like El Tovar, you'll be picking from a 30-minute or 50-minute flight. The fifty minute flight is ideal because it takes you over ? of the part in less than an hour. You will see spectacular scenery and have an amazing time.
Remember to book your tour of the Grand Canyon online when you want to save money. It is very convenient and you could save up to thirty percent on the tour. Choose the self-serve option which means you complete the transaction online. Keep that in mind and you'll get the right flight at the right price.