Grand Canyon Tours By Air, Land & Sea (Almost!)

Whether by helicopter, small plane, bus, or a good old fashioned pair of hiking boots, Grand Canyon tours can reveal amazing views of our natural history.

Over 5,000,000 people (yes, 5 million!) come to Northern Arizona every year from virtually every country on the planet to take in one of the natural wonders of the world. Grand Canyon tours are one of the most exciting and informative ways you can experience the history and geological formations. With a wide spectrum of options relating to how you and your family can enjoy a day or more at the Grand Canyon, you’ll wonder why you haven’t visited sooner!

No matter how much time or what your budget is, there is a tour option waiting for you. Numerous companies offer tourists exciting single and multi-day trips to explore all of the Canyon’s natural wonders. If you are extremely adventurous and the thought of a helicopter ride doesn’t scare you away, take a fast and furious flight down below the rim of the canyon and get up close and personal with millions of years of history brazenly exposed along the canyon’s steep walls.

You’ll be pleasantly served by some of the tour companies who offer to pick you up directly from your hotel, shuttle you to the heliport and whisk you off for a few hours of the most breathtaking views you may have ever experienced in your lifetime. This makes a wonderful family outing especially for the younger members!

If you have even less time but still yearn to see the amazing gorge up close and personal, consider Grand Canyon tours via a small plane. Since everyone on these aircraft have window seats, you are guaranteed some amazing views for your short time in the air.

For the corporate retreat folks, tour planes can sit up to 17 passengers and provide the energy and awe your employees need to inspire them to new heights for moving your business efforts forward. Again, with most of the better tour companies providing luxury limousine services from the hotel to the airport and back, you can plan a day filled with fun, exploration, and inspiration. Your troops will resume their off-site activities overflowing with renewed aspirations of making your business become an adventure as well.

Other popular Grand Canyon tours include hiking deep into it, all the way to its floor. From there, you might find yourself camping, exploring or even doing some rafting along the Colorado River (hence the “almost” by sea!)

It can be quite the trek down the canyon side. And don’t forget about getting back up! If you’re not up to that level of activity, why not consider a bus tour. While you won’t get dirty on your way down a trail, you will have the comfort of being chauffeured to and from the Grand Canyon.

There are companies who will pick you up in Las Vegas, Flagstaff, even Phoenix or as far away as Los Angeles. From these origination points, your tour will usually take you to the South Rim where you have options to spend a day or more and then ride the bus back to your city of destination.

And the Grand Canyon is not the only place the buses stop. Several of the tours have a number of interesting and exciting places they spend time at along the route to Arizona, and back. Why not consider taking a bus tour, leave the driving to the professionals, and enjoy luxurious relaxation for you and your family.

Regardless of how you decide to enjoy a trip to this wonder of the world, choosing Grand Canyon tours that fit your time line and budget is easier now than ever before. Don’t forget your digital camera and a few extra storage discs. The opportunities for photo taking are limitless!

Sandy Winslow is a writer on a variety of topics, including the Grand Canyon and adventure tours. There’s no better way to experience one of the country’s most breath taking geological formations than with Grand Canyon tours


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