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Extended Grand Canyon West Rim Air-Only Helicopter Tour

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Grand Canyon Extended Above and Below Helicopter Flight
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From $499.00

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

  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Flight time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Fly to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, and soar over the canyon walls into its mysterious depths on this scenic flight from Las Vegas. Marvel at sights such as the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and Fortification Hill from above, then feel the exhilaration of flying along the rim of the Grand Canyon. Choose from several departure times for this tour, which includes round-trip hotel transport.
  • Scenic helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon West Rim
  • See Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and the Grand Canyon
  • Hear informative commentary from your professional pilot
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included from Las Vegas

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

For those short on time in Vegas, this helicopter tour stays in the air for extended canyon views.

What's Included

  • 90-minute helicopter tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Light refreshments
  • All taxes and fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • 5596 Haven St
    5596 Haven St, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA

    Flights depart from Las Vegas, Nevada

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Start your day in style—by getting picked up from your Las Vegas hotel, which eliminates the need for public transport. Get a lift to a VIP terminal that’s only a few minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, then board a helicopter.

During your flight, access views of the Grand Canyon’s West Rim, as well as the Hoover Dam, the Black Canyon, the Bypass Bridge, Lake Mead, and Fortification Hill. It would take days to cover all of these sights by car and on foot, so this helicopter tour is the perfect way to speed up your sightseeing.

Learn as you fly, through fascinating pilot commentary, then finish on a high, by flying over the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip and it’s world-renowned casinos and hotels, such as Caesar’s Palace and the Bellagio. Then finish with a convenient return transfer to your hotel.

Hoover Dam (Pass By)

Lake Mead National Recreation Area (Pass By)

Grand Canyon West (Pass By)

Las Vegas Strip (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Total weight per passenger: 250 lbs
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 250 pounds / 112 kilos. will be required to purchase an additional seat that is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 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:Are there any special requirements for pregnant women on the Extended Grand Canyon West Rim Air-Only Helicopter Tour?

A:We recommend pregnant women consult a medical professional, however, we have safely flown thousands of pregnant women.

Mar 2021

Q:Is there a minimum age to fly on the Extended Grand Canyon West Rim Air-Only Helicopter Tour?

A:Any age is welcome—infants under 2 years on the day of travel fly as a lap child.

Mar 2021

Q:On average, how long before my scheduled flight will I be picked up from my hotel for the Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour?

A:Approximately 1.5 hours prior to the departure time depending on hotel location.

Mar 2021

Q:How long after the Extended Grand Canyon West Rim Air-Only Helicopter Tour is finished will I be back at my hotel?

A:Approximately 1 hour.

Mar 2021

Q:I don't need transport for the Extended Grand Canyon West Rim Air-Only Helicopter Tour- how do I let you know?

A:There is free parking at our terminal. Let us know if you are driving yourself in the "Special Requirements" box during checkout. You can also let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.

Mar 2021

Q:Where is the meeting point for the Extended Grand Canyon West Rim Air-Only Helicopter Tour?

A:The meeting point for this tour is 5596 Haven Street, Las Vegas, NV, 89119

Oct 2021

Q:Is there parking near the terminal for self-driving customers on the Extended Grand Canyon West Rim Air-Only Helicopter Tour?

A:Yes – parking is free.

Mar 2021

Q:Do you accommodate seating requests on the Extended Grand Canyon West Rim Air-Only Helicopter Tour?

A:You can make requests; however, seating location is based on weight and balance calculations determined at flight departure time.

Mar 2021

Q:What happens if I am over the weight limit at check-in for the Extended Grand Canyon West Rim Air-Only Helicopter Tour?

A:For comfort & safety, Passengers exceeding 250 lbs will be required to purchase an additional seat at 100% of the applicable retail price. Passengers exceeding stated body weights may be off-loaded at the time of check-in without a refund.

Mar 2021

Q:Can I take pictures with the helicopter before/after my Extended Grand Canyon West Rim Air-Only Helicopter Tour?

A:For daytime helicopter tours, we allow photos before and after with the helicopter.

Mar 2021

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Featured review
The experience is indescribable…. So beautiful and unique!!!!!!Amazing crew!!!! Comfortable helicopters, great security procedures.


556 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Must see scenery’s
Chris_M, Feb 2024
Taking off, (first time in a helicopter) the scenery and Chris’ narration. Buzzing over the strip was great fun, but the canyon is breathtaking. Thanks folks!
Chelsey was great. Good...
Leif_J, Feb 2024
Chelsey was great. Good personality and smooth flying. Scenery was amazing and weather was ideal. 😎👏👏
Breathtaking! Bucket list check list, checked off!
Disarae_W, Feb 2024
Seeing my husband's face when we lifted off (he is afraid of heights) but after 5 minutes became relaxed.
It was wonderful...
Narinderjit_S, Feb 2024
It was wonderful experience, we”ll do it again in future. Flying over mead lake, Hoover Dam and the canyon was amazing experience.
Great experience
Russell_S, Jan 2024
Fantastic experience, chad skinner (pilot) was incredible, he’s knowledgeable dialogue throughout the trip was first class, will recommend this to everyone
Best way to view the Grand Canyon
Debbie_B, Jan 2024
Worth the splurge! Bethany our pilot did a fantastic job of showing us the Grand Canyon and the Strip and pointed out interesting facts about the history and geography along the way.
Amazing experience
shijia_K, Dec 2023
We are a family here to experience the Grand Canyon, All the scenery lies on your eyes. highly recommended.
Perfect weather and incredible terrain
Michelle_K, Dec 2023
Chad was an amazing guide/pilot. He made sure we were comfortable and was well informed about the history of the canyon and surrounding areas. Definitely recommend 5 Star Helicopters for anyone wanting a smooth experience. The awesomeness of the canyon is a bit overwhelming Thanks for a great trip, y’all!!
The pilot was very good...
MAUER_S, Dec 2023
The pilot was very good and explained in details and was tour was amazing would recommend a must to do
Grand canyon is cool, five star needs to revisit protocols.
Henry_A, Dec 2023
Overall the actual tour was fairly good but much about the tour and the expected experience was disappointing. My fiancé and I were picked up at a hotel near ours 105 minutes prior to our flight, I figured we would have to watch a safety video there might be traffic, whatever. We attempted to find the van for quite some time before we finally found it, the instructions were completely inadequate. I realize this was soon after the F1 situation so not much they can do about that. When we arrived at the terminal we quickly weighed ourself and watched the short safety video before we begun to wait... we waited over 2 hours after we arrived at the terminal to finally take off at around 3:40 for our 3 o'clock flight. The people operating the desk swore that the flight would still last the whole 2 hours and we would not lose out on anything because some of the people who were supposed to be on our flight were late to the terminal. This turned out to be untrue. We arrived back at the terminal before 5 o'clock local, our total flight time was well under the guaranteed 90 minutes promised in the Viator listing. The overall experience of the flight was good and obviously it's hard to ruin the grand canyon but gosh it really put a wrench in my day when we sat at the terminal for over 2 hours waiting for no reason. Paying extra for a hotel pick up that just goes on their schedule and disregards the actual timing of your flight felt pretty silly (everyone else on my shuttle took off at 2). On the way back we stopped at about 5 other hotels before I was finally dropped off. Overall I would not consider paying for the hotel pickup, I would rather have just paid more for a cab and certainly do not worry too much about being early as they will just hold up the flight if you run late even if everyone else is there. I would recommend touring the grand canyon via helicopter to a friend but I would NOT recommend going with five star helicopter, they just simply did not care about how miserable our experience became, they just shortened it and called it a day after offering some cheez its.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you for your comments. You are correct that the extended Grand Canyon West Rim Air-Only helicopter tour is advertised by Viator as a 90 minute helicopter flight. The flight to the Grand Canyon is a regulated flight route by the FAA. The helicopter flight time and route is subject to weather. The Las Vegas F1 race created significant delays for all passengers moving from the Strip Resorts to other off Strip facilities. We note that other passengers on your flight were delayed arriving at our Heliport facility, which unfortunately resulted in your 40 minute delay. We apologize for the delay that your incurred.
Must not miss experience
Jonathan_S, Nov 2023
What a wonderful experience to get to the Grand Canyon and back to the hotel all before lunch! The experience was all the more uplifting because of our super cool and fun pilot, “Mad Dog.” MD was just passionate about flying and more passionate about the earth’s history as told through the Grand Canyon and surrounding sediment deposits. As he liked to point out the ocean was here 8 times. And the Canyon was once home to periods with three coral reefs. Great views of Las Vegas, the Strip, Hoover Dam and the lake. Nothing surpasses the grandeur of the Grand Canyon. Now one thing left for you to do. Go find out how small you are by taking this tour. You’ll be glad you did.
Trip was great. Our pilot...
Alton_J, Nov 2023
Trip was great. Our pilot did a great job. Very professional and proficient. As a former army helicopter pilot, I can say I would have no reservations about making this flight again.
Not worth the price. But apparently there’s a Groupon. Who knew?
Carla_I, Nov 2023
I was alone, and squished in the middle in the back. I couldn’t take photos without other people’s body parts or their cameras in my photos. I was able to see the sights ok. But no photos. All the other passengers were couples. They had greater access to the views and can obviously share photos. It was disappointing!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you for your feedback. We recommend that you read terms and conditions before booking, as Groupons helicopter tickets are limited to one 7.00am flight flight per day. The six seats in our Airbus A350B2 helicopters are forward facing for 180 degree panoramic views of the Grand Canyon. We recommend using your hand held device during your helicopter flight to capture all the sights.
The Great Grand Canyon ride
Keshav_M, Oct 2023
The pick up and drop was perfectly on time. The pilot was very nice, knowledgeable and truly professional. The ride was excellent and memorable. The Grand Canyon was splendidly spectacular from above
Great flight over majestic scenery with rockstar pilot!
dianefscully, Oct 2023
Bethany, our female pilot! She ROCKED it! Her tour talk, her flying expertise, her calm demeanor…it was awesome
Helicopter trip
Carol_J, Oct 2023
The tour itself was wonderful, however, we could not understand a word our pilot said so missed the majority of the information. Although I have to say the pilot, Sarah, was lovely
Very pleasant and...
David_N, Oct 2023
Very pleasant and exciting trip. Definitely a unique way to see the sites. Steph was a great pilot, highly recommend her and Viator.
largest waste of money on our Las Vegas vacation.
DOUGLAS_R, Oct 2023
Crowded, cramped., very warm and unfair that front passengers got great views for the same price as I paid for poor right side only views.
Was very uncomfortable...
Sandi_B, Oct 2023
Was very uncomfortable and squished together, sitting in the middle could not see everything So therefore my picture taking was limited.
Everyone should do this. The views were beyond all my expectations and more. The helicopter ride was the best
Kathy_H, Oct 2023
From start to finish being collected and returned to my hotel by a lovely driver. Then listening to a short video and then the first time ever in an helicopter piloted by a very experienced young man. The whole experience was very professional and conducted with the guests needs. 10/10

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