Choose Your Helicopter Tour

If you decide to book a helicopter tour from Las Vegas, have in mind that there are two options you can choose from – aerial and landing tours. Aerial are those that do not land at the destination and landing are those that do. Both have their advantages, and we will help you decide which one to choose.


Grand Celebration Tour

Grand Celebration Tour

This is the tour that stands out as the glorious gem stone of all landing tours.

Grand Celebration Sunse Tour

Grand Canyon Sunset

All other competition is being upstaged by the Grand Celebration Sunset Tour as you fly over the Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and the nature’s wonder – Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon Skywalk Tour

Grand Canyon Skywalk and Boat

The Skywalk Getaway with Helicopter and Boat pairs together three of the most popular tour activities in the western part of the canyon.

Grand Celebration with Las Vegas Strip Tour

Grand Celebration with Las Vegas Strip Tour

Your Grand Celebration with Vegas Strip tour begins when a limousine picks you up from your hotel and takes you to the Atlantic Airport, where you’ll relax in our executive helicopter terminal.

Sunset Grand Celebration with Las Vegas Strip

Sunset Grand Celebration with Las Vegas Strip

If the Grand Celebration is the crowning jewel in our helicopter tour collection, then there’s simply no surpassing our Sunset Grand Celebration with Las Vegas Strip tour.

Grand Celebration with Eldorado Canyon

Grand Celebration with Eldorado Canyon

From your hotel, embark on an adventure that encompasses both natural beauty and historical significance. Your tour starts when we pick you up and transport you to the airport.

Las Vegas helicopter tours to Grand Canyon with landing

Grand Canyon HelicoptersThe 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 tours with landing. 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.People enjoying their lunch organized by the Las Vegas helicopter tours

Anyone who chooses Las Vegas helicopter tours to the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam 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.

With the Las Vegas helicopter tours you can sail on Colorado River with a boatThe Grand Celebration is a jewel in the crown of the Papillon helicopter tours 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 Strip during the day or again at sunset.

One of the best tours is the Grand Celebration Skywalk and Boat tour. It pairs 3 of the most preferred tour activities in the western part of the canyon at the same time.

With the Las Vegas helicopter tours you will visit the famous Grand Canyon SkywalkThe 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.

Golden Eagle Aerial Tour

Golden Eagle

The Golden Eagle Air Tour is perfect for Las Vegas guests who are pressed on time and desire to see as much of the Grand Canyon as possible.

Hoover Dam Helicopter Aerial Tour

Hoover Dam Helicopter Aerial Tour

The Hoover Dam helicopter tour flies at a low level over the Hoover Dam in a deluxe state of the art helicopter. Guests will get magnificent, unobstructed views from the air of this engineering marvel rising 726 feet from its foundation.

Aerial Grand Canyon helicopter tours 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 can we 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 and 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.

Starting points

Depending on your choice, the rides starts from one of two places: Las Vegas, Nevada or Grand Canyon National Park Airport (Tusayan, Arizona).
Note: If you choose a tour from Vegas to Grand Canyon, you will 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 no air tours between the South and West Rim.

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).

Papillon is the company that provides the tours. It is the oldest and largest company for sightseeing in the world since 1965. With their daily flights to Grand Canyon, the company serves about 600,000 passengers annually. Papillon offers over 40 unique tours. They offer to their guests the opportunity to see Hoover Dam, Monument Valley, Lake Mead, Lake Powell, as well as to see an unrivaled perspective of one of the greatest natural wonders of the world Grand Canyon.

Their aircrafts are specially designed for sightseeing and have some patented enhancements by Papillon. In each helicopter every passenger can listen to pre-recorded narratives in 12 languages.
Papillon can also offer hikes, horseback tours , rafting, picnics. This ensures a variety of opportunities and personal experience of aech tourist.

As a member of The Tour Operators Program of Safety with a good standing, Papillon follows the regulations and flight safety rules required by the Federal Aviation Administration. Additionally, the program infuses the safety mindset into the very culture of our company.

Facts about Papillon

  • Found in 1965
  • There is fleet of 48
  • There are 600+ employees
  • The Marketing and Sales department is located in Las Vegas, NV
  • The Accounting department is located in Boulder City, NV
  • Papillon has the following aircraft models: Bell 206L, 206B, Bell 407, A-Star 350B BA B2, MD900, EC130, deHavilland Twin Otter