Las Vegas

Grand Canyon West Rim Aerial Tour by Helicopter

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Grand Canyon Aerial Helicopter Tour
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From $459.00

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 4 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Soar above the Grand Canyon during a helicopter flight, round-trip to the West Rim. This scenic tour transfers you from your Las Vegas hotel and treats you to extraordinary vistas from above. Peer through panoramic windows on your state-of-the-art chopper while you fly over Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. Then follow the thread of the Colorado River as it meanders between the sculptured sandstone walls of the Grand Canyon. Choose from multiple departure times throughout the day.
  • Helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas
  • Fly in a state-of-the-art helicopter with wrap-around windows
  • Enjoy aerial views of Hoover Dam and Lake Mead
  • See the Las Vegas Departure Strip from above
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Swift transfers from Vegas, and multiple departure times, make it easy to fit in a trip to the Grand Canyon.

What's Included

  • 70-minute approx. flight (Boulder City departure)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by shuttle bus from select hotels (Boulder City departure)
  • 90-minute flight (if Vegas Upgrade Option is selected)
  • Flight over the Las Vegas Strip (if Vegas Upgrade Option is selected)
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

Pickup at select Las Vegas hotels

What To Expect

The Las Vegas Strip (Pass By)

Hoover Dam (Pass By)

Colorado River (Pass By)

Skywalk West Rim Of Grand Canyon (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Total weight per passenger: 300 lbs
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infant children are considered a lap child if they are under the age of two and have proof of age, such as a passport or a copy of their birth certificate
  • All passengers 18 years of age and older must present government-issued photo ID
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • For comfort and weight/balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing 300 lbs or greater will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Is there a minimum age to fly on the Grand Canyon West Rim Aerial Helicopter Tour?

A:Children under 2 years old are considered lap children and fly free. If you are bringing a lap child, please specify the age and weight in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout. Proof of age must be provided at check-in.

Jul 2021

Q:Can a child fly without an accompanying adult on the Grand Canyon West Rim Aerial Helicopter Tour?

A:Children 16 years and under require an adult to accompany them.

Jul 2021

Q:Can my child sit on my lap during the flight portion of the Grand Canyon West Rim Aerial Helicopter Tour?

A:Yes, children under the age of 2 years old are considered lap children by the FAA.

Jul 2021

Q:Do you accommodate seating requests during the Grand Canyon West Rim Aerial Helicopter Tour?

A:Seating requests can be made directly with the local operator, but cannot guarantee specific seating as all seats are determined by the weight and balance of the helicopter. There may be an additional fee for honored seat requests.

Jul 2021

Q:What type of aircraft do you use for the Grand Canyon West Rim Aerial Helicopter Tour?

A:All flights use state-of-the-art EC-130 Eco-Star or Eurocopter AS350 helicopters.

Jul 2021

Q:How long is the actual flight time during the Grand Canyon West Rim Aerial Helicopter Tour?

A:The flight is approximately 70 minutes total flight duration.

Jul 2021

Q:Does the Grand Canyon West Rim Aerial Helicopter Tour including a landing and time at the Grand Canyon?

A:This tour does not land in the Grand Canyon. During the flight, you will experience magnificent aerial views of the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, soar over the Colorado River, and West Rim lookouts like Guano Point and Eagle Point.

Jul 2021

Q:What is the helicopter capacity on the Grand Canyon West Rim Aerial Helicopter Tour?

A:The helicopter can accommodate up to 7 passengers.

Jul 2021

Q:Can I arrange a private helicopter for just my party on the Grand Canyon West Rim Aerial Helicopter Tour?

A:Yes, you would just need to purchase all of the seats in the helicopter.

Jul 2021

Q:What do I need to bring with me for the Grand Canyon West Rim Aerial Helicopter Tour?

A:Guests over 18 must bring valid photo identification for check-in. Cameras are highly recommended, as well as sunglasses.

Jul 2021

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Mathilde_L
Outstanding! We did the 70mins flight and the views were mind blowing! We will definitely do it again and for a longer flight next time!

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Amazing
Alison_C, Apr 2024
Amazing. If you come to Vegas this is a must do. Transfers were included. Communication was clear after booking. Would recommend
Exceptionally Beautiful
Matthew_J, Mar 2024
We had a great helo flight over Hoover Dam and then out to the west rim of the Grand Canyons. We had Dylan as our pilot and he was fantastic.
Unique experience
Mathilde_L, Feb 2024
Outstanding! We did the 70mins flight and the views were mind blowing! We will definitely do it again and for a longer flight next time!
This was a great trip. I did this with some older family members and they totally enjoyed it as well!
Nicholas_R, Dec 2023
Seeing the Hoover damn and lake Meade was amazing. Flying in the Grand Canyon was breath taking! The Vegas strip on the way back was just the icing on the cake.
A little something special
Cantie_W, Nov 2023
Cindy was an amazing tour operator. I loved hearing about history of the areas we passed during the tour. I REALLY appreciated the front seat upgrade option; My friend & I jumped on that chance. So glad it balanced out as we got some amazing memorable photos for our birthday.
Amazing tour
Sarah_C, Nov 2023
Really amazing tour, worth the money! Jimmy was a great pilot and very funny and put the whole group at ease. The weather was perfect and we had great views of Hoover dam and the Grand Canyon
30 anniversary trip
Christopher_C, Jul 2023
The entire experience was amazing. The pilot was great. We would definitely do it again. Being from Canada, we don’t get to see views like that. It was an unreal experience being able to stand inside the Grand Canyon.
Beautiful!
Gary_B, Jul 2023
Enjoyed the panoramic views of the Hoover Dam and flying through the Grand Canyon! Until you see it yourself, you'll never appreciate its true beauty.
Helicopter grand canyon
ROGER_J, Jun 2023
Would have given 5 but we were left waiting in the lounge for 80 minutes with no offer of a drink, but we did get a free photo
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you for sharing, we're excited to hear you enjoyed the flight. We are so grateful to provide amazing experiences for customers like you! We hope to see you again in the future.
Don’t Book With Papillon!
Jill_T, May 2023
The helicopter ride never took place! Received a call 5 minutes before they were to pick us up at our hotel to take us to the helicopter - they cancelled the trip due to “routine maintenance”. We believe they didn’t have enough people to make a profit since they had already rescheduled our initial ride and combined it with another time slot. Very disappointing - this was probably a once in a lifetime trip to Las Vegas for us. Too bad since there were several other companies that offer Grand Canyon helicopter tours. Definitely won’t recommend this company to anyone … don’t put your trust in Papillon!
An amazing experience
lucie_g, Apr 2023
The whole experience was amazing! The staff we’re friendly and the pilot gave you loads of information as you were flying. Best experience and truly recommend
I hate heights but I did it - Yipee
Lornad, Apr 2023
I was so frightened, right up to the last minute I was going to back out. But I DID IT. It was fantastic. The company & employees quick & efficient. They weigh you & tell you where to sit in the helicopter for balance & then off we went. It was fantastic. Our pilot was clear & made us feel safe. 100% do it & use this company - Thank you all
Highly recommend
Genevieve_K, Mar 2023
Friendly driver for pick up and drive to Boulder City. Pilot very helpful and knowledgeable. Great views. Would highly recommend.
Great
JohnMaurice_P, Jan 2023
Nice people nice views just right time. Everything went smoothly pilot was very nice would recommend to anyone
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thanks for flying with us and for the 5-star review, john. We appreciate your support!!
Great sightseeing from the sky
Tony_B, Dec 2022
Great experience from pick up to drop off. Very informative bus driver. Weather was great, captain was great and the scenery and history was awesome.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thanks for flying with us and for the 5-star review. We appreciate your support!!
Poor service
Angela_F, Nov 2022
I have sent an email of complaint . Suppose to be 4 hours didn’t last 2 hours ?????? Had to pay a taxi
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hello, the tour is 4 hours from hotel pick up to drop off. 35-minute flight each way as advertised. Thank you for taking the time to alert us to your experience, and we sincerely apologize that you left the tour disappointed.
The best Grand Canyon...
Corey_C, Nov 2022
The best Grand Canyon helicopter tour! Had a fantastic flight, and Pilot. Scottish Dave was knowledgeable, and humorous. 10 of 10 no complaints, would highly recommend.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you for taking the time to leave an honest review! It was a pleasure flying with you.
Special treat worth the money.
SHIRLEY_J, Oct 2022
From limo pick up and drop off to seamless check-in and almost 100min flight time in a 8-seat luxury flight from a $3m red chopper, this is THE helicopter tour you want to reserve for special occasions. Hands down the best helicopter tour I have ever done so far. Will remember it for a long time.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you for taking the time to post a review, we're happy to hear how much you enjoyed the tour! Thank you for flying with us!
Amazing trip
May_R, Oct 2022
I came to Las Vegas especially to take this tour. I took the earlier of the tours and despite the early start 6.15 am it was amazing from beginning to end. Our Pilot/guide was excellent.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you for taking the time to post a review, we're happy to hear how much you enjoyed the tour! Thank you for flying with us!
Bucket list to do
Wendy_M, Aug 2022
Excellent experience. They pick you up and drop you off from your hotel on the strip. The helicopter pilot Anna was fantastic. The views were amazing. The helicopter ride was thrilling. Would highly recommend.
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