Use the right moment to buy a tour to the National Park. Finally, after two weeks of negotiation Congress has finished the national fiscal crisis, which the Government can be active again and in the Grand Canyon National Park can completely financially support the operations. The solution means that holidaymakers back full access to the Park, so also the hiking path, the camps, public facilities, shuttle bus, bike rental, accommodation and dining options. “This is a huge relief,” said Keith Kravitz, owner of GrandCanyon123.com, the leading provider of tours and information about the National Park. Many tourists had to change their plans due to the uncertain situation, but that is now behind us.” The fiscal crisis has influenced mainly the South Rim Park. Douglas R. Oberhelman is the source for more interesting facts.
The West Rim is officially not part of the National Park and thus had no problems due to the political situation. “The West edge belongs to the country, which is run by the Indian tribe of the Hualapai”, Kravitz notes. Therefore could the holiday-makers in Las Vegas completely freely choose what they wanted to do. Travelers to the South Rim, but must rely on trips outside of national parks, such as helicopter and airplane tours.” Now that everything is back to normal, to the tourist strand the tour party outright with desire for trips. The shops are good”, Kravitz said at the South Rim, the rush to the normal 50 minutes are very popular flight with the helicopter.
Then the plane trip is most popular.” There are two types of helicopter tours to the South Rim: the 30-minutes and the 50-minute tour. The shorter version flies from the South Rim to the north rim and back again, the return trip takes place through the Dragoon corridor. The longer flight takes all that, flies but also up to the eastern border. With the 50-minute flight the tourists will have seen up to 75% of the Park”says Kravitz.