South Rim's Best Helicopter Tours
Overwhelmed about seeing a National Park that contains more than 1 million acres of wilderness? Don't be. Take a South Rim helicopter and you've tamed the "beast."
Flights depart daily from Grand Canyon National Park Airport. This includes all major U.S. holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Canyon airspace is strictly regulated and so most tours are aerial. If you are looking for landing tours I suggest you check out the West Rim.
There several air tour operators based in the South Rim. I've flown all of them and each is superb. Based on my experience, here's my list of the best flights flying today:
South Rim Air Tours
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North Canyon Tour
My thoughts are if you have the budget, always upgrade to either a deluxe chopper or more time in the air. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and you don't want to sell yourself short (of course, this all depends on budget).
The South Rim's elevation is 6,000 feet. This means you get nice, temperate summers (they don't even have A/C in the Bright Angel Cabins!). Winter, on the other hand, is cold with chances of snow and ice. That said, it's a rare day when helicopters are grounded.
Do yourself a favor and book your air tour before you get to the rim. These flights are a crowd favorite and it's common for them to be sold out. Beside, who wants to plan out their vacation while on vacation?!?!
Discounts are available but you need to know where to look. I'll give you a tip, however. Search the Internet. More specifically, check out prices on tour operator sites. I now get tours at up to 20 percent off.
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