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Las Vegas Tours- Going To Skywalk Grand Canyon By Airplane by aihaozhe2

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									Smart Las Vegas travelers know that taking an airplane tour to the Skywalk Grand
Canyon is the ultimate in speed and comfort. Oh, and to make these trips even more
appealing, they're extremely affordable.

Flights leave the Las Vegas area and make the 120-mile trip in 20 minutes. There are
two types of tours. The air-only one flies past the "glass bridge" and turns back. The
other lands at Grand Canyon West, where you deplane and access the Skywalk.

Both flights include free shuttle service from all major Las Vegas Strip hotels. The
all-inclusive landing trip comes with Skywalk tickets, BBQ lunch, and guided rim-top
tour. From start to finish, these air tours are less than half a day - perfect for travelers
who want a quick West Rim day trip.

Flights are conducted aboard a customized Vistaliner airplane. These large, spacious
aircraft seat up to 19 people, and its aerodynamic design makes for a silky smooth
ride. Comfortably climate-controlled, the "V-Liner" features plush seats, lots of
legroom, and over-sized windows that are perfect for picture taking.

These tours are safe. Grand Canyon airspace is strictly controlled by tight FAA
guidelines. Two pilots, who must meet FAA requirements, man these aircraft.
Moreover, the FAA requires all canyon sightseeing tours to operate under their rigid
rules for charter air transportation flights.

En route to the Grand Canyon West, these airplane tours fly over Lake Mead, the
largest man-made reservoir in the U.S., Hoover Dam, the new Mike O'Callaghan-Pat
Tillman Memorial Bridge, a 900-year-old Joshua Tree forest, and the majestic Grand
Cliffs Wash. In my opinion, these "bonus" sights make these airplane tours an
irresistibly good deal.

The Grand Canyon Skywalk, located on 9,000-acres of Hualapai Indian tribal lands, is
a spectacular piece of modern engineering. The cantilevered structure extends 70 feet
past the edge of the canyon and suspends visitors 4,000 feet above the Colorado River.
The deck is comprised of 46 glass panels that cost $250,000 each. Cameras and other
personal electronics are banned because if dropped they can chip the glass. The total
number of people who can be on the Skywalk at one time is 800 but maximum
occupancy is 120.

Smart travelers know that the best price on Grand Canyon Skywalk airplane deals is
on the Internet. I personally have purchased these air tours at up to 35 percent off
retail. My most recent price hunt found the air-only package as low as $105 per
person and the deluxe Skywalk package at $205. Prices change based on peak travel
seasons. However, if you book in advance, which I strongly recommend, you can lock
in very low rates.
Las Vegas Grand Canyon Skywalk airplane tours are a great way to experience the
"glass bridge." Flights are cheap, quick, and flown on one of the most awesome
sightseeing aircraft plying the skies today. These all-inclusive tours take between four
to six hours to complete and feature everything you need to get to "do" Grand Canyon
West. If you are looking for an extraordinary canyon trip, hop a plane. Smart travelers
swear by it.

								
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