It’s hard to beat a Grand Canyon helicopter tour. They’re exciting, the views are awesome, and you’re seeing a big portion of an immense, spectacular area. Oh, but then there’s the price! Not to worry. I know two tricks to reduce the cost that when combined with promo codes make these trips ridiculously affordable.
Before we dive in, let’s do a quick overview of these air tours. There are two departure points: Las Vegas, NV, and Tusayan, AZ. From Vegas, helicopters go to the West Rim of the National Park. From Tusayan, you’ll explore the South Rim. Both destinations offer air and landing tours. The West Rim, however, is the only place where you can fly below the rim and land at the bottom.
The Two Little Tricks
First, book online. Rates are much lower on the Internet. But be careful when you’re choosing which site to book your tour through. Avoid booking on big-box travel sites like Viator, Expedia or Travelocity. Instead, bypass the middleman and save money by booking directly on the tour operator’s site.
The tour operators own and operate the tours. They also determine the rates. Most importantly for travelers trying to save money, they’re also in the best position to offer coupons and other discounts.
But here again, you need to be careful: make sure you complete your entire purchase on the tour company’s website. That’s the only way you’ll qualify for the online-only discount. If you don’t, you’ll end up paying full retail price.
Book your flight in advance. You’ll get plenty of benefits from booking ahead, including:
- More types of tours from which to choose (more on that later)
- A better choice of flight times (I always suggest morning departures)
- Locking in at a discounted price.
How does booking ahead help with getting a discount? Well, it’s actually pretty simple. Just like a regular commercial airplane flight, the earlier you book a Grand Canyon helicopter tour, the more money you’ll save. You’ll pay a premium by booking at the last minute (say 24 hours or so before the tour takes off) – if seats on the tour you want are even available that late!
Using Helicopter Coupon Codes
You’ll save plenty of money just by using these two little tricks, but why not maximize your savings? Helicopter coupon codes are out there and waiting to be used!
Money-saving coupons for Grand Canyon helicopters are actually a series of letters and numbers. You need to use them quickly because most have short expiration dates.
Here’s how to use helicopter coupon codes:
- Go to the tour company’s website
- Choose your tour
- Go to the online booking form
- Enter the number of passengers
- Enter your billing information
- Enter your coupon code
- Hit the submit button. The price of your tour will plummet.
It’s just that easy, so I always wonder why more folks don’t use these coupons. Don’t pay more than you have to – use a helicopter coupon code! You’ll get phenomenal savings, especially if you’re booking a tour for several people.
I hope this info helps you save a ton of money on your Grand Canyon helicopter tour. Even if you can’t find a valid coupon code, make sure you book online and in advance. Taking those two steps will reduce your cost. But if you do find a good discount coupon, use it as soon as you can – you don’t want it to expire before you get your tour booked!
Have a great time at the Park – you’ll love seeing it from the air!