"Right now is one of the best times to book a helicopter tour," said Keith Kravitz, owner of Grand Canyon Helicopters (GCH), a consumer information site focused on finding the best fares on Canyon flights. "Winter is traditionally the slowest time of the year for flights and prices have been suppressed in order to stimulate demand. For savvy travelers, it's bargain time."
The Deal Sheet
To assist travelers in getting great deals, GCH just released a revised version of its Deal Sheet. "The Sheet is a collection of helicopter tours wherein staff have found price aberrations across a key selection of top tour operators," said Kravitz. "Those deals are captured into the free report and made available free of charge to all visitors. It's a great time saver and is recognized by many as a terrific way to save money."
Helicopter rides are available from Las Vegas and Tusayan, AZ. Vegas helis fly to the West Rim, which is just 120 miles to the east of Sin City, while Tusayan choppers go over just the South Rim. "Need to remind visitors that there's no connecting helicopter flights between the rims. If one is in Vegas and wants to do South Rim, the best option is to fly by plane and add a heli over the Dragoon Corridor into the mix."
Tours include aerial and landings at both rims. "Air tours are the cheapest option followed by landing tours," noted Kravitz." And the more intricate the landing package, the more expensive. The best landing trips originate from Las Vegas, with the most popular being the one that goes to the bottom for a Champagne Picnic. If visiting South Rim, definitely give consideration to the sunset safari/jeep trip."
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Advanced bookings are strongly advised. "Don't wait until you arrive at the destination,"
Spring also means rafting tours kick into high gear and one of the best rolls out of Las Vegas. "This helicopter-raft tour is phenomenal,"
How to Get Report
To save money on Grand Canyon helicopter tours, get a copy of The Deal Report here: