Everybody knows Black Friday is when all the big stores have fantastic discounts, but did you know you can get good deals that day on other things besides electronics and retail goods? Wouldn't it be great if you could get a fantastic discount on an air tour of the Grand Canyon on Black Friday? Well this year, you can! |
Tour operators will be offering special deals this Black Friday, allowing you to see the Canyon from either Las Vegas, or the South Rim in Arizona. The air tours of the South Rim take off from Arizona right outside of the national park, but you can take a tour out of Vegas too, although it takes about an hour to fly to the Canyon. So what's it going to be? West Rim, or South?
Air Tours Leaving Las Vegas
Vegas offers a diverse range of tours, designed to suit any budget and touring schedule. Vegas even has landing tours on offer, so you can fly down to the Canyon floor for fun and adventure, but you can also choose a flyover tour if you prefer. All the flights from Vegas follow the same scenic route to the Canyon that takes you over beautiful Lake Mead and the huge Hoover Dam.
Air only tours offer breathtaking views of the Canyon, but if you want a little extra, then go for a landing tour. One of the landing tours sets down on the Canyon floor where you are treated to a Champagne picnic, and you can even take a boat ride on the Colorado River, which is nearby. Other tours land on top of the rim, which is nice if you want to experience the Skywalk, which is a transparent viewing platform that hangs over the edge of the rim.
You can also take an airplane tour out of Vegas to the West Rim. They land at the top, and from there you can take a helicopter to the bottom, explore the area, or experience the Skywalk. You'll follow the same route and see the same sights whether you take a helicopter or airplane tour, the only difference is that the airplanes need to fly at a higher altitude.
Air Tours From Tusayan To The South Rim
The small town of Tusayan in Arizona is your gateway to the South Rim. If you're going to be in Vegas instead of Arizona, you'll need to book an air tour that comes with an hour-long flight from Vegas to Tusayan where the South Rim tour begins. There are no landing tours at the South Rim, because they are not allowed by the National Park Service. You'll still have plenty of sightseeing opportunities though, especially if you book the 50-minute air tour that flies over 75 percent of the National Park.
This tour is available as an airplane or helicopter flight, and they both take a path that flies to the North Rim, eastern park boundary, and back to the South Rim. Helicopters carry 6 people per tour while the airplanes carry 19. If you're traveling with a group, an airplane tour may be the best option, plus it is less expensive too.
Get The Best Price
To get the lowest possible price, book your tour online on Black Friday. This instantly reserves your seats and gives you the best current deal. You'll need to go ahead and buy the tour with your credit card so your seats are confirmed for tour day.
As we move towards the end of the year, temperatures at the Canyon are dropping. Dress with a warmer layer on top, and you can always remove it if you're stepping out of the aircraft at the West Rim.
Buying a discounted air tour on Black Friday is easy since you don't even need to leave the house, all you have to do is use your credit card to buy your tour online before it is sold out. An air tour of the Canyon is an amazing experience you'll never forget, and it's made even better when you can save big by purchasing your tour on Black Friday.
TIPS FROM THE AUTHOR
Author Justine M. recommends these Black Friday Grand Canyon airplane tours along with these helicopter rides from Las Vegas and the South Rim: http://grandcanyoncheap.com/helicopter-deals.html
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