May 4, 2012 -
Visitor – I am looking for boat and helicopter rides through the Grand Canyon. Also, looking for the city starting points for these rides.
Rita – For boat and helicopter combination tours, they would depart out of Las Vegas and cover an area called Grand Canyon West which is located about 3 hours from Las Vegas and is on Hualapai Indian Tribal land. http://grandcanyon.com/
Visitor – Do any that take off on the east side? or is it mostly out of Las Vegas?
Rita – If you are visiting the Grand Canyon South Rim, which is 5 hours from Las Vegas and located in the National Park, you can take helicopter rides, and float or rafting trips: http://grandcanyon.com/
Visitor – This information is for my boss and Las Vegas is out of the way. He is driving down from Cedar City, Utah and then wants to hit the Grand Canyon for some tours and then be on his way to the four corners area.
Rita – Ok, what time of year is he traveling?
Visitor – It will be in August.
Rita – He could visit the Grand Canyon North Rim, which is about 3.5 hours from Cedar City, Utah…however, it does not offer any helicopter or rafting trips.
Rita – The Grand Canyon South Rim would be about 6 hours from Cedar City. The South Rim offers tours of all kinds of tours.
Visitor – Oh, okay.
Visitor – Do you know of anything else they could do at the North Rim that is family focused?
Rita – There are mule rides, let me find some information for you: www.grandcanyonforever.
Visitor – Okay, perfect.
Rita – Also keep in mind, there is only one lodge at the North Rim and it books up a year in advance. Try www.grandcanyonforever.com/
Visitor – Wow!
Rita – If he comes through Page, there are air tours and float trips available as well.
Visitor – Is that still grand canyon? or outside of the canyon?
Rita – Page is outside of Grand Canyon, but is located next to Glen Canyon, which is the start of the Grand Canyon.
Rita – The float trips go through Glen Canyon.
Visitor – Okay good. thats a good idea!
Rita – Try www.coloradoriverdiscovery.com
Rita – And, Page has more options for hotels…here is the link: Page, Arizona Hotels
Rita – For air tours from Page call Grand Canyon Airlines at: 928-645-0246
Rita – Would you like me to email you a copy of this chat when we are finished?
Visitor – Absolutely! You have been great help for me.
Rita – Great! Thanks!
Rita – Anything else I can help you with?
Visitor – That should be all. You have given me some great information! I appreciate it!
Rita – You are welcome. When the chat closes, I will send you the email. Thank you for visiting GrandCanyon.com!