Grand Canyon is huge, so it is a good way to see this area by a helicopter. I luckily had a chance to have such an exciting tour. I began my tour at the Grand Canyon National Airport, which is located in Tusayan.
When I get into my helicopter, I was given a safety briefing, and got a small life vest pack and headset. And then I sat on my seat and the helicopter was ready to fly. As this was my first time flying on a helicopter, I was a little bit worried. But when it took off, I realized it was very safe and felt relaxed.
My helicopter was ECO-star. Because of its wraparound glass, tourist can have full vision of the whole area. I sat in a leather seat, and I had to say that it was really comfortable. The helicopter flew quietly and it didn’t have any shaking, so I can concentrate on the dramatic beauty. It seemed that I was taking a bird’s-eye view from a bubble above the canyon.
There were two kinds of tours, one is Canyon Dancer tour takes and another one is The Canyon Spirit trip. The former one will take you flying over Kalibab National Forest, the Colorado River and the North Rim. But I think the later one is more interesting. Tourist can experience the formations and the depth of the Canyon. I finally knew how deep the Canyon is. I spent 45 minutes to finish this great trip.
Our pilot was also our tour guide, and he was informative. He answered our questions and guide us to see formations. I was surprised to see that some trees were turning golden under the sunlight, and the red earth made the Canyon an amazing place. I kept on taking photos, and I want to memorize the beautiful scenery forever.
After I landed, I bought the DVD of our flight and a photo of our group. They witnessed my whole tour. Furthermore, there were many souvenirs with Grand Canyon Logo, such as sweatshirts, hats and t-shirts. I bought a hat and intended to send it to my father. This short trip was very great.