Aerial and Landing Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours
If you decide to have a helicopter tour to the Grand Canyon, have in mind that there are two types of helicopter tours you can choose – aerial and landing. Aerial are those that do not land at the canyon and the landing are those that do. Both helicopter tours have their advantages, and we can help you decide which one to choose.
Thanks to one of these helicopter tours, you can enjoy the breathtaking grandeur of the Grand Canyon and you have the privilege to descend 4000 feet, and land inside the gorge alongside the Colorado River.
People, from a helicopter tour, having lunch under Indian Ramada. Anyone who chooses one of the helicopter tours to the Grand Canyon has the opportunity to make great pictures. The wonderful geographical rock formations, carved over the years and 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 from the canyon, a bottle of champagne is opened to celebrate this amazing day.
The Grand Celebration is a jewel in the crown of Papillon Helicopter tours and generally the most popular. It offers amazing aerial views of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Grand Canyon. Above all, if you choose the Grand Celebration tour, you will have the opportunity to land at the bottom of the canyon to the Colorado River and have lunch in the middle of this incredible beauty.
There are different variation of this tour allowing guests to enjoy the Grand Canyon at sunset, to fly over the Las Vegas Strip during the day or again at sunset.
Another really special helicopter tour 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.
People enjoying the Grand Canyon Skywalk bridge. The tours 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 a really stunning prespective of the canyon.
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. This helicopter tour allows you to have a thrilling experience for a life time and of course to take pictures, which you can show to your friends and family.
If you do not have enough time for the landing helicopter tours, but you still want to see, the world’s amazing wonder created by the mother nature, there are several other Grand Canyon helicopter tours.
The 3 hour adventure offers you a thrilling experience flying over the amazing South Rim and West Rim landmarks of the Grand Canyon. But 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 magic of the helicopter tour to Grand Canyon. However, on your ride you will hear a recorded multi-lingual 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.
After landing at the West Rim, you will have the chance to walk on the Skywalk – a horse shaped attraction which floor is made out of glass. This will be a thrilling moment for most of you, because of the perspective.
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 you we can offer you. Here are the others helicopter aerial tours we can offer you:
- 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 helicopter tours only fly 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 Cayon. 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 Riml. 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).