Over 5 million people visited the Grand Canyon in 2015. It's sheer size, grandiosity and natural features fills visitors to the park with awe. That is one of the main reasons that it was declared a World Heritage Site in 1979 by UNESCO. The South Rim is one of the most visited areas of the park. One of the best ways to explore and enjoy the area is by making use of Grand Canyon flights.
These flights are available through private chartered small airplanes and helicopters out of the Grand Canyon Airport, Las Vegas and Phoenix. There are several flying companies, whose services you can use. These airplanes normally land within the Grand Canyon. You can enjoy scenic views on your way there and follow this up with a ground exploration after you land.
This is a great way to see great swathes of land within a reasonably short period of time. The flight duration is normally less than an hour. Most of the planes have huge windows, which make them ideal for viewing the area below, regardless of where in the plane you are seated. You can even take high quality photos from your window.
When booking a trip, make your reservations early. Most of the trips get full fast, so you cannot be guaranteed to get a seat at the last minute. If you need to make a cancellation, make sure to do so at least 48 hours to departure time, so that you can get a full refund. Later than that and you might lose part or all of the money you paid for the trip.
To have a comfortable and enjoyable trip, carry the items that you need. This includes a camera. You can carry any camera you want or you can use your phone camera. Just be aware that you might not be allowed to use a selfie stick during the flight. You can carry something to drink. First ask if it is appropriate for you to open your bottled water while you are flying, since some flying companies do not allow this.
Wear the right shoes and clothes. During cold weather, layered clothing is your best bet and during cold weather, winter clothing is the best. You also need to wear closed, sturdy shoes that will withstand the rough terrain, once you embark from the airplane and start touring the area. Sneakers or hiking boots will work just fine.
Keep in mind that you need to have a government issued ID to be allowed into the plane. Children below two years can be allowed to travel free of charge but you will have to pay for children older than that. Make sure to arrive at the check in point well before departure time. This should be at least 30 minutes before the plane is due to take off.
You will enjoy various extra features, depending on the company whose flying services you hire. For instance, some provide tour commentaries in multiple languages. You can also be picked up and dropped off in your hotel.
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