Sunday, January 31, 2016

Las Vegas Grand Canyon Heli Tours For Valentine's (Feb. 14) Travelers

By Ione Mahler

Valentine's Day is on February 14th and it will soon be here. Do you have any plans made yet? For a fun and adventurous way to celebrate, you should take a trip to Vegas and include a Grand Canyon tour. Valentine's Day is actually a busy time for the tours, so it's important to book your tour early if you want to get a good price and guarantee your seats.

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. Since the choppers take off and return to the Strip, you'll also get to see a beautiful view of Vegas from the air.

The main reason deluxe tours are worth the price is because they use EcoStar 130 helicopters. These are newer and larger choppers. These helicopters have a stadium style seating arrangement, large cabins, and a huge panoramic windscreen. When you fly on one of these helicopters, you're sure to have the best viewing experience possible.

Romantic Picnic Tour

You should consider booking the Champagne picnic landing tour at the West Rim, because it is perfect for Valentine's Day. 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. This is a specially engineered glass platform that extends 70ft over the edge of the Canyon. Oh, and it's also 4000ft above the bottom! Looking down from this platform is definitely an experience, and an amazing photo opportunity. 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.

Book Soon

These tours sell out pretty fast, so it's important to book your tour early. Deluxe tours are particularly popular, so you should try to book one of those at least two weeks ahead of time. If you delay, you risk losing 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.

South Rim Helicopter Tours

The South Rim begins in Arizona, but you can fly there from Las Vegas on a one hour airplane journey. Here, you can either tour the South Rim in an airplane, or purchase tickets for a deluxe helicopter tour. The helicopter tours are preferred, because they fly at lower altitudes, and you will have the best views.

To Wrap Up

Valentine's Day will soon be here, so begin planning your tour now. Valentine's is the perfect time to travel, just remember to book early, and to get the best prices, complete your transaction online with your credit card. Deluxe tours are the best way to treat your significant other, but almost any Canyon air tour will make for a special trip. 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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