Everything you need to know about a Grand Canyon helicopter tour

Nothing is more exciting than getting to visit one of the wonders of the world. If you truly want to have an experience that is like no other, we highly recommend getting a Grand Canyon helicopter tour. These rides are an incredibly unique way to experience this landscape while also getting to dodge the tourists on the ground. This wonder is so popular it is common to have crowds of thousands of people trying to get that perfect photo.

However any new experience, especially one that is in a foreign country can be a bit daunting. If you have the right information however it can make the whole ordeal a lot easier. Below we are going to shine some light on everything you need to know before you go on your Grand Canyon helicopter tour.

What areas to visit

First and foremost you should know that the wonder has several different areas that you can visit. The location after all is over 250 miles long so it is only natural that there are several different sites for people to visit. The most popular site is the Southern Rim due to its iconic photo spots. If you see the wonder referenced anywhere chances are it is from this area.

The Western Rim is the second most popular as it is the closest from the downtown strip and also features a skywalk. Additionally this area also has a helipad on the base for those on a Grand Canyon helicopter tour that want to see the base in person.

The Northern and Eastern Rims are a bit further out but they have an incredible serene atmosphere to them. If you can’t take the harsh Nevada heat we recommend going to the Northern Rim as it is cooler due to its elevation.

What do you need to bring?

If you are planning on getting out of the aircraft we recommend bringing along some comfortable and appropriate walking shoes. Otherwise some comfy clothes, a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a camera will mean you’re all ready for take-off. Be sure to bring along some form of ID with you as well. This will allow the staff to make sure that the person who made the booking is going on the flight and not just anybody off the main street.

Colder months may also call for warmer clothes so be sure to check the local weather forecast before you jump on your Grand Canyon helicopter tour.

Notes for flying with children

A Grand Canyon helicopter tour will be an experience that anyone will find fun and exciting let alone a child. However there are some important notes that you need to be aware of if you are flying with children. For starters, children under the age of 2 years old are allowed to sit on the lap of an adult during the flight but you will have to present a birth certificate to the staff before take-off. This is to comply with the aviation laws of the area and must be done no matter what the circumstance.

Children under the age of 18 years are also required to travel with an adult. This is also to comply with the aviation laws especially those involving minors travelling unaccompanied.

Hopefully this short guide was able to answer some your questions about Grand Canyon helicopter tours. If you still have some questions going through your mind it never hurts to call up a provider and ask them. They would be more than happy to help as they are there to make you as comfortable as possible.

Mike Smith
Mike Smith
Executive Editor at Best in Australia. Mike has spent over a decade covering news related to business leaders and entrepreneurs around Australia and across the world. You can contact Mike here.
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