Las Vegas Activities – Helicopter To Skywalk Grand

Travel-and-Leisure Headed to Vegas this year? Try adding a helicopter tour to the Skywalk Grand Canyon. Not only do choppers get you there fast and .fortably, but they also deliver incredible aerial views that will leave you spellbound. These flights depart from Las Vegas and reach the Skywalk in 45 minutes. On the way there, you’ll pass Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the U.S., and Hoover Dam, which now includes the spectacular Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. Before you know it, there it is: The Grand Canyon Skywalk, glittering like a diamond under the bright desert sun. Keep that camera clicking – the spectacular descent kicks in at this point. Out the window you’ll see Eagle and Guano Points, the authentic Indian Village, the Colorado River, and the Grand Canyon’s famous skyline before landing at Grand Canyon West, a 9,000-acre area owned by the Hualapai Indian Tribe. The "glass bridge" is a modern-day marvel of civil engineering. The cantilevered walkway extends 70 feet past the edge and suspends guests 4,000 feet above the Colorado River. The bridge is strong and can hold up to 71 fully loaded 747 jumbo jets. It can also withstand earthquakes up to magnitude 8 on the Richter Scale. Built to support up to 800 people, the Skywalk’s maximum occupancy is 120. The deck is .prised of 46 glass panels that cost $250,000 each. This glass can scratch, which is why no personal electronics, including digital cameras and smart phones, are allowed. Rules require that you wear cloth booties over your shoes. Photographers are available to take your picture, and there are mounted cameras on the guardrails. There are two types of Skywalk Grand Canyon helicopter tours from Las Vegas. The air tour takes you to the Grand Canyon and over the bridge and back to Vegas. Total tour time is 3.5 hours. The other lands and includes VIP Skywalk tickets and lunch. This trip lasts 6.5 hours. Both trips include free hotel shuttle service to most major Las Vegas Strip hotels. These helicopter flights are safe, .fortable, and fun. Most tour operators use the EcoStar 130, a fantastic aircraft that features a cabin 25% larger than conventional helicopters. This extra space permits stadium-style seating and huge 180-degree wraparound windows. They also .e equipped with two-way digital .munication systems and a pre-recorded narration translated into more than 10 languages. These helicopter trips can be very inexpensive. The hottest deals are on the Web. I re.mend purchasing direct from the tour operator. In addition to getting the best price, you’ll also have peace of mind knowing that your reservation is confirmed and that there will not be any "day-of" reschedulings. Which reminds me: Never book when you arrive in Las Vegas. These tours sell out. Always book in advance. The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a spectacular event. To do it right, take a helicopter tour from Las Vegas. Helicopters fly at lower altitudes than airplanes and give you a more up-close view of Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, and the Skywalk. Plus, they’re fast, reaching speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour. If this sounds amazing, it is. Which is exactly how you should remember your Grand Canyon Skywalk experience. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: