Las Vegas, NV (PressExposure) August 05, 2014 -- It's summer time at Grand Canyon National Park and that means visitors. Lots of them. And most are searching for things to do, which is why Grand Canyon 123 has just released a free special report on how to get the best trips at the lowest rates.
"One of the great things about the National Park is that there are tons of things for groups and families to do," said Keith Kravitz, owner of Grand Canyon 123, the leading provider of Canyon tours and information. "But there's a lot of clutter to sort through and that's why the report was written."
The report, "Today's Best Deals on Grand Canyon Tours from Las Vegas & South Rim," lists the best-priced helicopter, airplane, bus and rafting trips. "The report focuses only on the trips with the best value and is updated weekly in order to keep it as fresh as possible," Kravitz noted.
Grand Canyon National Park is 1-mile deep, up to 15 miles wide and more than 270 miles in length. The majority of visitors access it via the West Rim or the South Rim. The former is only 120 miles from Las Vegas while the later is located in northern Arizona about 3.5 hours from Phoenix.
From Las Vegas
The fastest way to go from Las Vegas to the West Rim of the Canyon is by airplane, which takes 30 minutes. Helicopters take 45 minutes and buses take 2.5 hours. "It should be noted that there are no Vegas helicopters to the South Rim," said Kravitz. "To do that, one must book an airplane tour."
Air tours can be air-only or landing. "Landing tours are the best value, especially those that depart from the Las Vegas Strip," noted Kravitz. "And the most popular one is the helicopter ride to the bottom for a Champagne picnic followed by the package wherein a Colorado River boat ride is added."
Las Vegas is also ideal for ATV, rafting and bus tours - particularly the one that goes to the South Rim. "The all-inclusive Grand Canyon South bus tour is an incredible value," said Kravitz. "It includes all taxes and fees, a buffet-style lunch, up to three hours inside the Park and Wi-Fi."
From South Rim
By far the most popular day tours are South Rim helicopter rides. "The best is the 50-minute flight," said Kravitz. "It departs daily from Grand Canyon National Park Airport and flies over nearly 75 percent of the Canyon. No other tour matches up to it."
It needs to be noted that Federal Aviation Administration and the National Parks Service ban helicopters from flying below the South Rim and to the bottom. "Travelers who want to do this need to start from Las Vegas and do the West Rim," Kravitz said. "Another thing to keep in mind is that there are no connecting flights between the rims so it's important to wisely pick your point of origin."
Because summer is the Canyon's busiest season, it's recommended that travelers book tours at least a week or two ahead of time. Furthermore, and in order to get the best rate, visitors are advised to purchase their trip online. "Follow these two steps and it's nearly assured that low-priced, quality tours will result."
To get the special report on how to get the best Grand Canyon tours at discount prices, please visit: