LAS VEGAS, NV, August 18, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Grand Canyon 123 today released its updated list of tour deals just in time for the Labor Day holiday weekend, which this year falls on Monday, September 1.
Special offers include discounts helicopter, airplane, rafting and bus tours to the West Rim and the South Rim from Las Vegas, NV, and Tusayan, AZ, respectively.
"Labor Day is on a Monday, which means most U.S. travelers will be getting a three-day weekend," said Keith Kravitz, owner of Grand Canyon 123, the National Park's leading provider of Canyon tours and information. "It's also enough time to book an do and incredible adventure."
There are two places from which travelers can explore the Grand Canyon. The first is Las Vegas, which is just 120-miles from the West Rim. The other location is Tusayan, AZ, the small town that's just outside the South Rim's main gates.
It should be noted that there are no tours that connect the Rims. Further, Las Vegas helicopters only fly to the West Rim, and that Las Vegas is also the only location from whence you can take a helicopter below the rim and land on the bottom.
Labor Day deals are available for air and landing helicopter rides. Air-only is the cheapest option and offers travelers a quick and fast way to sample the best the Canyon has to offer. From Las Vegas, the best value in this category is the one that departs from the Las Vegas Strip.
"The reason this particular air tour gets the nod is because of its perks," said Kravitz. "For one, it takes just 10 minutes to get from all major Las Vegas hotels to Strip-based heliports. Then there's the fact that most come with stretch limousine service."
In addition to The Strip, there are numerous other places from which to fly from Las Vegas." Many tour operators fly from Vegas suburbs like Henderson, NV, and Boulder City, NV," noted Kravitz. "Flights such as these are cheaper because of the extra commute involved."
South Rim helicopters are 30 minutes of 50 minutes in length and both are now on sale. "The 50-minute tour is the way to go," said Kravitz. This is because by the time it lands, a traveler will have see up to 75 percent of the National Park in under an hour. That's quite and accomplishment."
Airplane tours depart from Las Vegas and the South Rim and pretty much follow the same guidelines as helicopters. "Las Vegas has a huge selection of plane rides, the best of which is the one that lands at the top and comes with a helicopter ride to the bottom and a float tour on the Colorado River," Kravitz noted.
At South Rim, there's only one plane tour available. It's like the 50-minute helicopter ride except it flies at a higher altitude, accommodates up to 19 passengers and is cheaper. "Helicopter tours at South Rim sell out all the time," Kravitz said. "If this is the case, take the airplane because in most instances there will be seats."
Bus tours originate from Las Vegas and go to the West Rim and the South Rim. The most popular is the South Rim bus tour. "This trip is all-inclusive and comes with a hot buffet style lunch and a Hoover Dam photo stop," said Kravitz. "It's quite incredible how much one can see and do via these South Rim bus tours."
Another popular bus tour goes to the West Rim and comes with tickets to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. "The Glass Bridge has to be seen to be believed," said Kravitz. It's a cantilevered structure that lets guests walk 70 feet past the edge until they are suspended some 4,000 over the bottom."
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Las Vegas-based Grand Canyon 123 is the National Park's number one provider of tour information and more. The company focuses its efforts on providing details, deals and pricing on West Rim and South Rim tours from Las Vegas, NV, Tusayan, AZ, and Phoenix, AZ. Launched in 2008, Grand Canyon 123 website features live chat so travelers can talk directly with an expert in order to get the perfect tour. Additionally, there are a number of free reports that offer visitors tips on how to get helicopter, airplane, bus and rafting excursions at the lowest rates possible. The official website can be visited at: http://grandcanyon123.com/
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