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If you're looking for something to do over Thanksgiving, you should visit Vegas and add on a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon. However, you should know this is a busy time at the Canyon. For that reason, you should go ahead and buy your tour online ahead of your tour date so your seats are reserved and waiting for you on tour day.

When you buy your tour online, you can save on the cost of your seats since you'll cut out the third party seller that adds additional fees. You could save around 35 percent on the cost of your tour and that is a significant savings when you're buying seats for a group or family.

To get the low Internet rate, you have to buy your tour online. Just visit a trusted tour company website and use your credit card to complete your purchase. This is an easy way to get your tickets quickly and it locks in your rate at the lowest price possible.

Take A Tour From Vegas To The West Rim Or The South Rim

Although there are many West Rim tours available from Vegas, the West Rim is not the only destination available. The South Rim doesn't get as many visitors, but it is an ideal destination if you are interested in nature views since it has a lot of wilderness areas. These helicopter tours out of Vegas fly on Thanksgiving Day, and in fact, they fly every day except for Christmas Day. Flights operate all day, and the ones that leave around sunrise or sunset are among the most scenic.

When you go to the West Rim, you can book an aerial tour that does a flyover of the rim, or you can book a landing tour that lets you out on top or bottom of the Canyon. You can add various adventures to your landing tour or you can combine the tours to experience them all.

The landing tours are more expensive, but you get to do a lot more, so the cost is well worth it. The landing tour that flies to the floor of the Canyon is one of the more popular choices. You can add adventures that interest you most such as a boat tour on the Colorado River or tickets to the Skywalk on top of the rim. The Skywalk is an exhilarating experience because you get to stand on a transparent platform and look through the floor to the bottom of the Canyon 4000 feet below.

The helicopter tours out of Vegas offer many scenic views including aerial views of the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, and the deluxe tours also include an aerial view of the famous Vegas Strip.

South Rim Flights

If you want to take a helicopter tour of the South Rim, you'll book a tour that includes an airplane flight from Vegas to Tusayan, which is near the South Rim, and there you will transfer to a helicopter and begin your tour of the rim.

There are two basic tours available at the South Rim. There is the 30-minute tour that flies you over to the North Rim and back. You could opt for the longer tour instead, which is the best option because this flight goes to the North Rim and then all the way to the eastern edge of the park. You'll get to fly over about 75 percent of the entire national park on the longer tour.

Although helicopters can't land inside the South Rim like they can at the West Rim, you can still upgrade your helicopter flight to include a ground tour. For example, you can add on a Jeep tour that takes you through the park for quick stops at all the main highlights.

Summing Up

Now you know about the Thanksgiving Canyon tours you can take, so you need to pick out a tour and book it soon. With so many tours available from landing tours to flyovers, you are sure to find one you like that matches your budget. Remember, you can save money when you buy your tour online, and be sure to do it early so you won't miss out on a fun holiday experience.

Expert author Keith Kravitz recommends these South Rim helicopter tours along with these flights that depart from Las Vegas, NV: http://www.grandcanyonhelicopters.org/las-vegas/