Are you looking for something fun to do over the 2015 Labor Day weekend? If you're looking for something to make the holiday special, then you can't go wrong with Grand Canyon flights. There are both helicopter and airplane tours available, with plenty of options to suit any budget.
Las Vegas Air Tours
If you want to take an air tour to of the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, then Las Vegas is where you want to start. You can choose from a landing tour or an air-only tour. As the names suggest, an air only tour will give you a flyby of the Grand Canyon, whereas a landing tour will set you down either at the bottom of the canyon near the Colorado River, or at the top rim.
You can save money by taking an air only tour, but if you can work it out with your budget, a landing tour will provide the best experience. Even though the landing tours set down at the canyon, they also fly over it so you get an aerial tour along with some fun activities on the ground. One could allow you to have a champagne picnic at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, and you could even add on a boat ride. You could land on top of the rim instead and add on VIP passes to the amazing Grand Canyon Skywalk. The Skywalk is a glass platform that suspends you 4000 feet above the canyon floor. A helicopter tour is thrilling, but even it doesn't match the breathtaking excitement of walking on the Skywalk.
Touring The South Rim By Airplane
If you have a larger group, or you just want the most economical way to tour, then an airplane tour could be best for you. Airplanes take the same flight path as helicopters, although they fly at higher altitudes. They cost about 80 percent as much as a helicopter tour, and one thing to keep in mind is that the airplanes can't fly down to the canyon floor.
Another difference is airplanes fly from Vegas to the South Rim, but helicopters do not. It would take you over five hours to drive to Tusayan from Vegas, but in a plane it will only take one hour. From here, you could take a bus tour around the South Rim, enjoy a breathtaking Jeep tour, or you could even board a helicopter to see the South Rim, North Rim, and the far eastern boundary of the Grand Canyon National Park.
The helicopter tours of the South Rim are thirty or fifty minutes long. The 50-minute one is a good choice because it flies over 75 percent of the entire Grand Canyon National Park.
You can combine tours too, so you can take an air tour as well as a Jeep or bus tour to get the most out of your experience at the South Rim, what you choose depends entirely on your budget and time.
Buy Your Tour Online Before It Sells Out
Because Labor Day is one of the busiest holidays of the year, you will need to book soon. In fact, you should go ahead and book as soon as you've confirmed your accommodation. Book online to save money on agent fees, and pay with your credit card to confirm your seats on the day that you want to fly.
There are some things that you should experience at least once in your lifetime, and Grand Canyon flights are amongst these things. Breathtaking views, thousands of years of natural history, Native American culture, and a sense of exploration make the Grand Canyon one of the best places to visit this Labor Day.