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VIP Deluxe Grand Canyon West Rim and Valley of Fire Helicopter Tour
"At the Grand Canyon the greatest natural wonder of the world you'll descend below the depths of the canyon walls accessible only by helicopter. Here you'll experience the untouched grandeur of the Grand Canyon while enjoying a champagne picnic in the heart of Hualapai Indian territory overlooking the mighty Colorado River.Your unforgettable tour continues as you soar along the Canyon Rim on your way to the Valley of Fire to witness its flaming red rock formations. Complete your VIP tour with an incredible bird's-eye view of th payable at the time of tour check-in."
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Deluxe Grand Canyon All American Helicopter Tour
"On your state-of-the-art EC-130 helicopter you'll discover the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon as you fly to the West Rim passing the spectacular sight of the Hoover Dam from the air curved between the red rock canyon walls. During the flight your friendly and knowledgeable pilot will provide an expert and entertaining commentary.Your flight back to Las Vegas includes fantastic aerial views of the famous hotels along the ""Strip"". On landing your limousine will be waiting to return y payable at the time of tour check-in."""
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Grand Canyon All American Helicopter Tour
"This tour is likely to sell-out! The Grand Canyon All American Helicopter Tour regularly sells out weeks in advance so book ahead to avoid disappointment!You'll discover the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon as your air-conditioned helicopter flies to the West Rim passing over Lake Las Vegas Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam en route. Hoover Dam is a spectacular sight from the air curved between the rock canyon walls. During the flight you can listen to a recorded commentary about the Grand Canyon and its surrounds via audio headphones.You'll land for an unforgettable champagne picnic 3
From $347.00

Information Tips (19)

South Rim: where do we start?

The South Rim has four major tourist hubs: Grand Canyon Village, Market Plaza, central Visitor Center and Desert View. Where you start your visit may depend on the location of your accommodations,...
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Mar 04, 2016

First things: choose your rim

Grand Canyon National Park has facilities on the North and South Rims: 10 miles opposite each other as the crow flies. They are 220 miles/354 kms (about 5 hours) apart by car and both have the same...
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Mar 04, 2016

South Rim: Verkamp's Visitor Center

This will be your closest visitor center if you are arriving at Grand Canyon Village, and this historic building has a great story!John Verkamp came to Flagstaff from Ohio in 1898 and started the...
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goodfish
Oct 02, 2014

South Rim: Bright Angel Lodge

This is our accommodation of choice at the canyon but even if you’re not bunking at Bright Angel, there are all sorts of reasons to visit the lodge as it’s another of the park's historic treasures....
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goodfish
Oct 04, 2014

South Rim: "Rock" the Canyon

If you’re walking the Rim Trail, take a little science lesson along the way. The Trail of Time and Million Year Trail together are a 1.3 mile interpretive timeline of the canyon’s geologic history...
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goodfish
Oct 09, 2014

South Rim: Main Visitor Center

This is the largest of the three Visitor Centers and the one you should start with if you’re day-tripping through the South Entrance. It has the biggest parking area (get here EARLY) and is a hub for...
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goodfish
Mar 04, 2016

North Rim: where do we start?

Visitor Centers are the best places to start exploring any National Park! You can talk to the rangers, browse the book shop, and pick up all sorts of helpful information for planning your days. The...
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Mar 04, 2016

Walks and Talks with the Rangers

These are fun, and they’re free! The NPS rangers serve up a host of science and history lectures at points all around the park, and at different times of the day. At the North Rim, we got an astronomy...
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Dec 10, 2015

Visitor Center

The Grand Canyon Visitor Center is so immense it's its own area. You can't park right next to it, you either have to walk or take a shuttle bus. There are tons of outdoor displays and the inside...
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Jun 06, 2009

When travel has its little challenges...

Having a disability is not much of a handicap here: this is one of our most accessible parks for visitors who require wheelchairs, walkers or scooters to get around, or other types of assistance....
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Oct 22, 2014

Audio Tours: only good reason to turn on a phone

It may be 5 or 6 million years old but this elderly dog has a few new tricks...besides eating up unwary tourists taking selfies, that is. If you have a cell phone - and can get service - you can dial...
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Mar 04, 2015

Geology Sampler

The rock layers that make up the walls of Grand Canyon Range from fairly young to old. Kaibab Limestone, deposited approximately 260 million years ago, forms the cap rock in most of this region. The...
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Jul 26, 2003
 
 
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"Grandest of Canyons"
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"Grand Canyon, Colorado River Rafting"
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"Getting to the Bottom of the Grand Canyon"
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Things to Do Near Grand Canyon National Park

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Lookout Studio

Built in 1914 and designed by Mary Colter, this building was designed to look like a pueblo Indian dwelling. Made of limestone the same as the upper Grand Canyon walls, this building blends into it's...
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Bright Angel Trail

You will find dozens of tips already written on the Bright Angel Trail, just here on Virtualtourist. This doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of the assorted hiking guides to the region you will...
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Kolb Studio

It’s going to be nearly impossible for me to write less than a novel about this one as if you’ve ever seen the work of these pioneer photographers of the Grand Canyon and understand what they did -...
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Mather Point

Mather Point is one of the popular destinations in the South Rim area of the Grand Canyon. It is extremely crowded, and you may have to wait a while to get to the location you want to get to in order...
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South Rim

The Abyss is one of the small pull offs, but well worth it. It is where it drops 3,000 feet down. It is from here you can see Tonto Plateau really well. It has some significant hand rails/guards and...
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Hopi Point

The houses of the Hopi shelter, storage and work and ceremonial practices. The stone and mortar is coated with plaster and painted with whitewash. The clay is used to connect the strusture elements....
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