Las Vegas Tours
One of the fun things about taking a helicopter tour to the Canyon out of Vegas is that you get to fly over the massive Hoover Dam and scenic Lake Mead. It's an impressive sight and it gets you prepared for the amazing things you'll see on your tour. The West Rim helicopter tours come in two types, so you get to choose between a landing tour and an air-only tour.
You can also opt for a deluxe helicopter tour, and this is a good upgrade to include since you're celebrating Valentine's Day. The deluxe tours lift off from the Strip and they pick you up and drop you off in a limousine, which is a romantic touch. As an added perk, you'll get to see Vegas from the air since the helipad is right on the Strip.
The main reason deluxe tours are worth the price is because they use EcoStar 130 helicopters. These are the largest helicopters that fly to the Canyon. These helicopters have a stadium style seating arrangement, large cabins, and a huge panoramic windscreen. You'll get the best views possible on one of these helicopters.
Romantic Picnic Tour
By far, one of the most popular helicopter tours to the West Rim is the landing tour that offers a Champagne picnic. This tour comes with a helicopter descent into the Canyon where the chopper sets down on the floor and lets you out to enjoy a picnic complete with a Champagne toast. It's a unique and fun way to celebrate Valentine's Day.
At the top of the Canyon, there's also the Skywalk. The Skywalk is a massive glass viewing platform that lets you walk out 70 feet past the edge of the rim. Not only that, it sits 4000 feet above the Canyon floor below. The view from there is simply amazing, and it's a great photo op too. There are professional photographers on site to capture the moment, which would make for the perfect Valentine's memento.
If your budget doesn't allow for a landing tour, then an air-only tour is a good alternative, just be sure to opt for the deluxe version. The deluxe air-only tour comes with the same perks of free limo transportation and a Vegas flyover.
Tours are in high demand, so you will need to book soon. The deluxe tours are especially popular, so if you want all the VIP perks, be sure to get your seats locked in two weeks ahead of time. If you put it off, the tour might sell out before you can lock in your seats. Sometimes you get lucky and can grab a seat at the last minute, but even if you can, you'll probably have to pay more for your tour.
The weather at the Canyon will reflect the weather in Las Vegas. Helicopters are climate controlled, so wear at least a sweater if you're taking an air-only tour. If you will be landing at the canyon, take a jacket with you.
Touring The South Rim
All of the South Rim helicopter tours start in Arizona, so you'll need to take a plane from Vegas, which is a short one-hour flight. Here, you can either tour the South Rim in an airplane, or purchase tickets for a deluxe helicopter tour. Helicopter tours are the best choice though because they fly lower and you can see better through the panoramic windscreen.
To Wrap Up
Valentine's Day will soon be here, so begin planning your tour now. Valentine's Day is a good time for a quick trip to unwind, just make sure you get your seats booked for your tour in advance, and the best way to do that is to buy your tour online with your credit card so you get the lowest price. While all the Canyon tours are fun, a deluxe tour offers perks that make your experience even more special. There's no better way to make special memories of Valentine's Day than to take your loved on an exciting tour of the Canyon.
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