Las Vegas Flights – The Two Best Grand Canyon Airplane Tours-exit safe mode

Aviation The Grand Canyon is larger than life. It’s 190 miles long, averages a mile deep, and covers 1,900 square miles. On foot, you will see just a fraction of this natural wonder. For those serious about tackling this geological beast, the only real option is to take an airplane tour. In my opinion, there are only two tours that are up for the task. The first one, which departs from the Las Vegas area, is called the Grand Canyon Deluxe. The other, which leaves from Grand Canyon Airport, AZ, is the Grand Discovery. Grand Canyon Airlines operates both of these flights. Let’s take a closer look: Grand Canyon Deluxe Departs year round from the Vegas area and is the only air tour that flies direct to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. Flight time to the National Park is 45 minutes. The trip is conducted aboard a fixed-wing Vistaliner, an aircraft that has been fitted with over-sized windows for sightseeing (and photos!) and an enlarged cabin for .fort. Includes in-flight narration in multiple languages. The flight plan follows the Colorado River and includes Lake Mead and Hoover Dam flyovers before landing at Grand Canyon Airport. On the ground, you’ll board a luxury motor coach and head into the Park. This tour will include a stop at Mather Point, the rim’s best viewpoint, before going to Bright Angel Lodge where there are a number of great gift shops and restaurants. You can book this trip at $190 for adults and $170 for kids (these are discount Internet prices). Total trip time is eight hours. The Grand Discover (Grand Canyon, AZ) Departs from Grand Canyon Airport in Tusayan, Arizona. The airport is about 10 minutes from the South Rim’s main entrance gate. Many consider this the tour that "defined" airplane trips above the Park. Conducted on a Vistaliner, it departs daily and heads east, crossing Zuni Point and the Zuni Corridor where you’ll see the Desert Watchtower, the Painted Desert, and the Navajo Indian Reservation. The flight returns along the North Rim past Imperial Point, the highest point in the canyon, to the Dragoon Corridor, the widest, deepest part of the Canyon before making an exhilarating descent over the Kaibab Plateau. Every seat is a good one. Price is $120 for adults and $98 for children. Air time is 50 minutes. The most popular question I get from folks who want to see the Grand Canyon is this: What’s the difference between the South Rim and the West Rim? Here are some facts that clarify the two places: South Rim The South Rim is located in the heart of Northern Arizona some 277 miles east of Las Vegas. From Phoenix, it’s a four-hour drive, and, from Sedona, AZ, it’s a two-hour one. Many travelers refer to this part of the canyon as being the most authentic. In fact, most of the pictures you’ve probably seen of the Park were taken here. It’s famous for its viewpoints (Mather Point, Yaki Point, Hermit’s Rest), trails (Bright Angel, South Kaibab), and gift shops (Hopi House, Bright Angel Lodge, Kolb Studio). From Las Vegas, two types of tours regularly go here: Bus (a 5.5-hour drive) and airplane (a 45-minute flight). West Rim This rim is just a mere 120 miles from Las Vegas. It lies slightly beyond the National Park’s official boundaries. It’s home to the world-famous Grand Canyon Skywalk, a glass bridge that extends 70 feet past the edge and suspends guests 4,000 above the Colorado River. In addition, this rim is the ONLY place where you can ride a helicopter to the bottom. The most popular ways to get here are by bus (2.5-hour drive) and by airplane (25-minute flight). There are no direct flights from the South Rim to the West Rim. I’ve taken the South Rim bus and airplane tours from Las Vegas. I adamantly re.mend the airplane tour. It’s worth paying extra because you get to the rim quicker and you’re fresh when you land. You also get back to Las Vegas in time to go out for dinner and a show. From the South Rim, nothing beats the Grand Discovery tour. The parts of the canyon you experience in 50 minutes would take at least a week to see on foot. The price, too, is spot on. So go and get your boarding pass and your camera – it’s time to fly and master the Grand Canyon. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: