Grand Canyon – Tour Information For Savvy

Travel-and-Leisure I find that now is the perfect time to take a Grand Canyon tour because the weather is ideal and air is incredibly clear (picture perfect views, in fact). So why wait until later? Grand Canyon National Park’s got plenty of things to do and it’s one of the most easily accessed of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World! You can take a tour from Las Vegas, NV, or from many of the cities and towns in central Arizona like Sedona, Phoenix and Scottsdale. Those of you based in Arizona will most likely visit the South Rim. If you are in Las Vegas, you can take a tour to either the West Rim or the South Rim. South Rim Trips Most visitors in AZ will make the drive to Tusayan, Arizona, which is just a hop skip away from the entrance to the South Rim. It’s from there where you’ll take a helicopter or airplane ride. Two versions of helicopter tours are offered. The cheapest is a 30-minute-flight and the other is a deluxe 50-minute flight. The "30" takes you from the South Rim to the North Rim and back. The "50" does that two as well as everything up to Park’s easternmost border. The plane tour follows a route that’s similar to the 50-minute chopper tour, but its less expensive. The planes fly at higher altitudes, though, which is a drawback for some folks. A lot of people think of the South Rim as the "real" Grand Canyon, and Vegas-based folks can go there too. An airplane is the best way to get there (it only takes an hour) and you get a 2-hour tour on the ground, but South Rim bus tours from Vegas are very popular, too. Optional helicopter flights can be added to these plane and bus tours. West Rim Tours Las Vegas is only 120 miles away, so West Rim tours are incredibly popular and perfect for a day trip. Tour options include airplane, bus, helicopter, and rafting (seasonal). Airplanes get you to the WR in 30 minutes. Buses take about 2.5 hours. Helicopters cover the trip in 45 minutes. Bus tours are scheduled daily (they start around 7 a.m.) and optional rafting trips down the Colorado and/or chopper rides to the canyon bottom can be added. Airplane tours can go over the canyon or land on the top and also offer a host of side-trip upgrades. FYI: Las Vegas helicopters only go to the West Rim, which is a great thing because it’s only here where they are permitted to fly below the rim and land, making these flights extra special. RSVP & Deals Tours to the Grand Canyon are in high-demand and so I suggest you purchase your tickets at least a week ahead of time. Several things can happen if you try to book your tour 24 hours prior to the day you want: 1. you’ll pay a king’s ransom; or 2. you’ll get a tour you don’t want or worse you won’t get a tour at all. So, what’s can be learned here? Save money by booking in advance. Look for canyon tour deals and discounts, but do it sensibly. In my opinion, booking direct on the tour operator’s website is the safest and best way to buy tickets and get the lowest prices. If you come across a deal that’s too good to be true, well, it’s too good to be true. I try hard to avoid these. You’ll get the best rates (up to 30% off retail!) as long as you complete your purchase transaction on the tour company’s site – you’ll get a great Internet discount. Do that and all that’s left is to kick back and get pumped up for your trip of a lifetime! About the Author: 相关的主题文章: