Las Vegas, NV, January 27, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The winter travel season was tremendously successful for Grand Canyon Helicopters and now the company is eagerly looking forward to assisting travelers who want to fly in spring 2014.
"December and January go down in the books as two incredible months for flying," said Keith Kravitz, owner of Grand Canyon Helicopters. "Next up is spring and all resources are being marshaled to handle the Canyon's busiest time of the year."
Helicopter tours are available from Las Vegas, NV, and Tusayan, AZ, and options include aerial and landing trips. "No matter how a traveler wants to experience the National Park, there's a flight waiting that's perfectly suited for all," said Kravitz.
Las Vegas aerial tours go over Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and the West Rim of the Canyon including the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Landing tours follow the same flight path and either goes to the bottom or the top. "The flight to the bottom is the most popular," said Kravitz, "but don't wait until the last minute to book it because it sells out on a regular basis."
Kravitz admits to being a fan of what's being billed as the "mega" tour. "This one starts with a descent to the bottom and comes with a Colorado River boat ride," he said. "Then it goes back to the top, lands, and comes with a VIP pass to the Skywalk. There's no other trip like it."
South Rim reservations are also spiking this time of the year. "The Grand Canyon gets more than 4.5 million visitors a year," noted Kravitz. "And many include a helicopter tour as part of their experience. This is definitely a situation during spring where seats are reserved on a first come, first served basis."
The South Rim offers two kinds of aerial tours. The first is a 30-minute extravaganza that goes across the gorge to the North Rim and back to the airport. "This trip is incredible," said Kravitz. "It starts by flying through the Dragoon Corridor and does all the highlights. It's one activity that's a must-do."
Then there's the 50-minute trip. "This is a crowd-favorite," Kravitz noted. "It does everything the 30-minute trip does except it heads out to the eastern boundary of the Park and includes a huge swath of the North Rim. Once it's touched down, nearly 75 percent of the Park has been seen. That's quite and achievement."
Indeed it is. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long and up to 18 miles wide. It features a depth of more than 6,000 feet and is one of the few ways to see nearly two billion years of geological history without lifting a shovel. The Colorado River created the Canyon through the erosive process, which continues to this day.
The West Rim, which is adjacent to the National Park, is 120 miles from Las Vegas, NV, and is located on land owned by the Hualapai Indian tribe. The area is defined by a stark Mojave Desert landscape is most famous as playing host to the Grand Canyon Skywalk, the glass bridge that lets travelers walk 70 feet past the edge.
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