Grand Canyon helicopter tours from Las Vegas
If you decide to have a Grand Canyon tour from Las Vegas, have in mind that there are two options you can choose – aerial and landing helicopter tours. Aerial are those that do not land at the canyon and the landing are those that do. Both have their advantages, and we will help you decide which one to choose.
Landing helicopter tours to Grand Canyon from Las Vegas
The leader in the Las Vegas helicopter tours Papillon, provides a great opportunity to access one of the most beautiful areas of the world, through its Grand Canyon landing tours. Thanks to them, you will enjoy the breathtaking grandeur of the Grand Canyon and you will have the privilege to descend 4000 feet, and land at its bottom alongside the Colorado River.
Anyone who chooses to take a helicopter tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon has the opportunity to take great pictures. The wonderful geographical rock formations carved over the years, the erosion in bright colors and hues can be used as a background. Meanwhile, a light lunch is served under an authentic Indian Ramada.
And before you fly away back to your hotel, a bottle of champagne is opened to celebrate the amazing day.
The Grand Celebration is a jewel in the crown of the Papillon helicopter tours to Grand Canyon and generally the most popular. It offers amazing aerial views not only of the canyon but Hoover Dam and Lake Mead as well. Above all if you choose the Grand Celebration tour, you will have the opportunity to land at the bottom of the canyon next to the Colorado River and have lunch in the middle of this incredible beauty.
There are different variation of the tour allowing guests to enjoy the Grand Canyon at sunset and to fly over the Las Vegas Strip during the day or again at sunset.
One of the best helicopter tours is the Grand Celebration Skywalk and Boat tour. It pairs 3 of the most preferred tour activities in the western part of Grand Canyon at the same time.
The tour starts in Las Vegas by flying over Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and then straight to the bottom of Grand Canyon. There each of the guests can take a ride on the mighty Colorado River on a pontoon boat. And this is the place where people can view the canyon from a really stunning perspective.
After the boat tour on Colorado River, the guests are re-boarded on the helicopter to enjoy an amazing aerial tour to the world famous Grand Canyon Skywalk bridge. We guarantee that you will have a thrilling experience for a life time and of course you can take pictures, so you can show them to your friends and family after that.
Aerial helicopter tours to Grand Canyon from Las Vegas
If you do not have enough time for landing, but you still want to see Grand Canyon, there are several other helicopter tours from Las Vegas that will allow you to see the amazing creation of mother’s nature.
Mostly the aerial tour is a 3 hour adventure which offers you a thrilling experience flying over the South Rim and West Rim landmarks of the canyon. And don’t forget that there is also Las Vegas Strip helicopter tour which includes a trip to the canyon.
We do not want to reveal the whole magic of the tours. However, on your ride you will hear a recorded multilingual narration that tells the fun facts and amazing history about the area and the Canyon’s points of interest. You will learn more about the Boulder city, the amazing engineering wonder Hoover Dam, the Lake Mead, and the Colorado River.
If you are in Las Vegas, pressed on time, but want to see as much as possible the Golden Eagle Air Tour is perfect for you! Departing from Papillon’s private heliport near the city, you will see amazing aerial views of the Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and of course the spectacular Grand Canyon. This is the most extensive helicopter tour from Las Vegas.
Flying like a bird into the mysterious depths of the Grand Canyon, and being safe is possible with the most comfortable-tourism based helicopter in the world – the EcoStar EC130.
What else we can offer you?
And this is not the only tour we can offer you. Here are other helicopter aerial tours:
- Vegas Strip Tour – Aerial Tour over Vegas Strip & Downtown. This is quick and easy way for everybody who wants to try out the helicopter tours while enjoying the views over Downtown and Las Vegas Strip.
- Golden Eagle and Vegas Strip – with these tour your can enjoy both Grand Canyon and Las Vegas Strip
- Hoover Dam Helicopter Air Tour – here is your chance to see the engineering wonder, built by people who gave their lifes for it.
Grand Canyon helicopter tours take off from one of two places: Las Vegas, Nevada or Grand Canyon National Park Airport (Tusayan, Arizona). The Grand Canyon helicopter tours from Las Vegas fly only to the West Rim. And the flights out of Tusayan only go to the South Rim. At a distance of 277 miles from Las Vegas, the South Rim is too far for helicopters. There are not any air tours between the South and West Rims.
So now you know the starting locations of the helicopter tours to Grand Canyon. But which one to choose – the South Rim or the West Rim? If you want to see the Grand Canyon Skywalk and have thrilling helicopter flight 3,500 feet down to the canyon floor, then we recommend you The West Rim. In case that you are mainly looking for aerial views of the spectacular natural charm, then we recommend you the Grand Canyon South Rim.
How far is Grand Canyon from Las Vegas? By car/bus it can take up to 5 to 6 hours (roughly 300-360 miles away). By helicopter it will take around 45 minutes to 1 hour to the West Rim (around 120 miles away).