You have plenty of choices when it comes to seeing the marvelous Grand Canyon. That being said, some ways are more exciting and unique than others. What’s one of the absolute best? In my opinion, it’s the Grand Canyon airplane tours. Taking one would be a thrill and an experience you won’t soon forget.
A Fantastic Family Trip
People are always looking for interesting vacation destinations. Some go for exotic spots like tropical islands in the South Pacific. Others prefer a place with intriguing geology and history because they’re educational for young and old alike. If you’re one of the latter, you couldn’t do better than the spectacular Grand Canyon.
The Grand Canyon isn’t just a huge hole in the ground (it’s an astonishing 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and a mile deep!). It’s been a popular destination for more than a century, with millions of visitors annually. The landscapes at and near the canyon are simply magnificent. This is a place like no other in the world. It deserves to be seen in the best way possible. Personally, I think the best way is from the passenger compartment of a Grand Canyon airplane.
Air tours aren’t for everyone – some folks just prefer to stay on the ground and see the canyon that way. I get that. But I have to say that you can see the canyon and the landscapes around it in an entirely different way from the air. If you decide to take one of these flights, I can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed.
Grand Canyon plane tours aren’t cheap (bus tours are less expensive), but they’re worth every penny of the cost. You’ll even get a guided tour as you’re seeing the Park from the air. All the pilots are knowledgeable about the canyon and its interesting history and geology, and they happily share their information with their passengers.
Most plane tours give you about 60 minutes of flight time. Some pretty exciting optional extensions and upgrades are available for many of them.
Most of the planes used for Grand Canyon air tours are relatively small. Their size worries a few travelers, but there’s really nothing to be concerned about during these air tours. The planes are small but safe, the flights are smooth and the pilots are all expert and very experienced. The flights are pretty low-altitude (although not as low as a helicopter could go) so you’ll get some up-close aerial views of the sights.
The Grand Canyon is an international travel destination – its visitors come from all over the world, not just the U.S. Despite its popularity, it’s still on millions of people’s bucket lists.
These air tours can help you see many exciting places that would otherwise be out of reach. They also give you an entirely different perspective than if you stayed on the ground. And don’t discount the extra value you’ll get by taking a guided Grand Canyon airplane tour. The inside information you’ll hear from your pilot makes seeing the Park more fun and educational than it would be if you were seeing it on your own.