"Too many times I've met folks who overpaid for their helicopter tour or took a trip that failed to meet their expectations,"
To this end, Kravitz is making his special report "11 Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour Tips Every Visitor Needs to Know" available as a free download until the end of April.
"This is a report we normally give to our corporate clients," Kravitz said.” It’s packed with information ranging from the best time to fly to getting premium seating. There's information in there that a lot of sales and marketing people would prefer you didn't know."
For travelers looking to book now, Kravitz posted a summary of the report on his company's website.
"Scan those steps and I'm confident you'll walk away with the Grand Canyon helicopter ride of a lifetime."
The most important takeaway, noted Kravitz, is determining which rim you want to visit.
"Your choices are limited to the West Rim and the South Rim," he said. "The former is closes to Las Vegas, has the most tour offerings, and features the only trip that lands at the bottom of the canyon, which, by the way, can be extended to include a boat trip down the Colorado River and passes to the fabulous Grand Canyon Skywalk.”
Kravitz continued, "The South Rim is where you go for incredible scenic beauty. If you are in Vegas, you must first take an airplane to Grand Canyon Airport, then transfer out to your rim-to-rim helicopter ride. If you're in Phoenix, Sedona, Scottsdale or Flagstaff, you'll want to self-drive to the terminal."
Currently, there are no connecting helicopter or airplane flights between the West and South Rims.
"It'll eventually happen," noted Kravitz. "I get requests all the time from South Rim travelers inquiring about helicopter flights to the Grand Canyon West and vice versa.”
Other resources on GrandCanyonHelicopters.org include reviews of the top three helicopter operators.
"There are a number of reputable air tour companies presently conducting canyon helicopter flights," observed Kravitz. "My team boiled the list down to three. These are the organizations that we trust the most and freely recommend to travelers.
Ratings, he said, are based on quality, safety and price.
"This list is updated quarterly," Kravitz said. "We purposely raised the bar high on these rankings. If anyone fails to meet muster, they're dropped."
The other essential point to keep in mind when shopping for a helicopter is the format.
"There are two kinds," said Kravitz, "air-only and landing tours. Go with the former if you want a taste of the canyon. However, I recommend the landing tours. They're the most immersive because you get to combine air and ground and if you’ve got the budget you do the boat ride. Overall, both will deliver an experience you'll never forget."
To get your free helicopter report and more, please visit:
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Las Vegas-based Grand Canyon Helicopters is a supplier of low-cost premium helicopter tours. The company services the West Rim and South Rim of the National Park and offers free information on how to find and purchase chopper rides at low prices. For more information, please visit http://www.grandcanyonhelicopters.org/