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Grand Canyon West Rim Helicopter Tour with Champagne Toast

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Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas with Champagne Picnic
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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Fly like a VIP to the Grand Canyon on a round-trip helicopter ride of a lifetime. Toast to your aerial adventure from Las Vegas or Boulder City with a Champagne picnic on the canyon floor—4,000 feet (1,219 meters) below the West Rim. You’re transferred between your hotel and the executive terminal with fast-track check-in for an early morning, late morning, afternoon, or sunset flight. Cast your gaze over Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Grapevine Mesa, Joshua Tree, and the Grand Wash Cliffs Wilderness while listening to your pilot’s commentary.
  • Enjoy a Grand Canyon West Rim helicopter tour from Las Vegas
  • Soar above Hoover Dam and Lake Mead for awesome views
  • Land on the floor of the Grand Canyon for a picnic with Champagne
  • Your flight includes round-trip transfers from Vegas or Boulder City

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour offers views from both above the Grand Canyon and from its floor.

What's Included

  • 35-minute (approx.) helicopter flight each way
  • Champagne and a light picnic
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off to select hotels by Shuttle bus, MUST call the local supplier to schedule.
  • 45-minute flight each way (if Vegas Upgrade Option is selected)
  • Flight over the Las Vegas Strip (if Vegas Upgrade Option is selected)
  • Gratuities
  • USD30 per person fuel surcharge (for travel prior to April 1, 2024)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1265 Airport Rd
    1265 Airport Rd, Boulder City, NV 89005, USA

    • Tour departs from the Papillon Helicopter Terminal located in Boulder City, Nevada, approximately 30 minutes from Las Vegas Must Check in 45 minutes prior • Hotel transfers are available from most Las Vegas Strip and Downtown hotels. To schedule hotel transfers, call the local supplier.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your day begins with pickup from the Las Vegas Strip or Downtown, which you can request in advance. This saves time and energy figuring out which local buses go to Boulder City’s Papillon Helicopter Terminal.

Once at the terminal, enjoy a fast-tracked check-in to speed up your VIP helicopter boarding. As you soar above natural wonders, such as the West Rim, the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and Joshua Tree, your pilot provides commentary to ensure you don’t miss any of the sights. Then, you’ll land at Grand Canyon West, where you can have the ultimate picnic with a view—with champagne included.

For those who have chosen the Vegas upgrade option, the trip also includes a flight above the Las Vegas Strip. Then, finish your sky-high adventures with a return back to the start point, with hotel transfers included too if prebooked.

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Lake Mead National Recreation Area (Pass By)

Hoover Dam (Pass By)

Grand Canyon West

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

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.

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 Helicopter Tour with Champagne Toast?

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 Helicopter Tour with Champagne Toast?

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 Helicopter Tour with Champagne Toast?

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 Helicopter Tour with Champagne Toast?

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.

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Q:What type of aircraft do you use for the Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Champagne Toast?

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 Helicopter Tour with Champagne Toast?

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

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Q:How long are we at the Grand Canyon West Rim during the Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Champagne Toast?

A:You will have approximately 30 minutes to explore and take pictures in the exclusive landing site 3,200 feet below the rim of the Grand Canyon.

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Q:What is the helicopter capacity on the Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Champagne Toast?

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 Helicopter Tour with Champagne Toast?

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 Helicopter Tour with Champagne Toast?

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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Kathy_H
The ride was absolutely breathtaking! Tony was an interesting and capable tour guide and pilot! The whole process was well communicated and made easy by the company! Definitely the highlight of our trip to Vegas!

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Excellent experience and tremendous views
Angelo_N, Mar 2024
The ride into the canyon was epic. Enjoyed the music on the ride and appreciated the safety of the helicopter
Breathtaking views!
Shelley_M, Mar 2024
Absolute incredible. Well organised and breathtaking scenery. Our pilot Gerard was amazing. Very reassuring and knowledgeable. A trip not to he missed!
Awful
Jessica_L, Feb 2024
Awful experience, didn’t even get to go. Weight issues due to people putting in their wrong weight which delayed trip. They gave us the option to fly around without landing on canyon floor which is why we paid $1200 to do it. We chose a refund after wasting 2.5 hours of our night.
Grand Canyon by music
John_B, Feb 2024
The great music tracks fitted the scenery exactly. Was a bit scared going on this but what a great trip. Thanks to Thomas and happy birthday !!
Amazing
Casie_S, Feb 2024
Awesome the views were amazing. Great pilot. It was a wonderful experience and was the highlight of my vacation.
Highly recommend!
Kathy_H, Feb 2024
The ride was absolutely breathtaking! Tony was an interesting and capable tour guide and pilot! The whole process was well communicated and made easy by the company! Definitely the highlight of our trip to Vegas!
Amazing experience, with a knowledgeable team
Finlay_W, Feb 2024
It's an amazing experience, a must do if you are visiting Las Vegas, the helicopter pilot Becky was very knowledgeable and interactive. The team give you as long as they possibly can out in the Canyon as well.
Perfect day and incredible location for a glass of Champagne
Laura_C, Feb 2024
The entire experience was amazing. The staff from check in to hotel drop off were fantastic. Our Pilot Dylan was great and we really felt safe with him at the controls.
We had a great...
TIAGO_G, Feb 2024
We had a great experience. Everything went smoothly from the pickup shuttle at our hotel to the final drop off at the same spot. The flight and the pilot Thoren was amazing. Extremely welcoming and the champagne at the grand canyon is definetely a must, but of course flying for the first time in a helicopter and precisely over the grand canyon is an unforgeatable experience!
Worth every time.
Diann_G, Feb 2024
Truly amazing, I flew over the Grand Canyon twelve years ago but this time I decided to land in the Grand Canyon and lunch with my husband for his birthday.
Once in a lifetime trip!
Emma_F, Feb 2024
What an amazing trip this was! From start to finish it was out of this world. It’s a once in a lifetime trip that everyone should do! Our pilot Sebastian was great full of knowledge and happy to answer any questions! Great experience, thanks Sebastian.
It was a perfect tour...
Warrick_S, Jan 2024
It was a perfect tour with the nice pilot U guys should try this!!! It is a must recommended experiences in vegas
Horrible experience. Never again.
Robert_F, Jan 2024
The flight was canceled because of high winds. That wasn’t a problem. The problem was that you sent me to the wrong airport and that cost me $106. Unbelievable and unacceptable. Horrible experience. Never again.
Untouched beauty
Nancy_C, Dec 2023
We have see a lot of beautiful things in our lifetime, this was unbelievable. We felt like we were in the promise land. Rebecca our pilot was rock on!
Everything perfect, except for the transportation to and from Vegas
Craig_S, Dec 2023
First the good stuff - the experience itself was tremendous. Our pilot was terrific and everything about the flight, the Grand Canyon, the picnic, was absolutely perfect. The van ride there and back was just the opposite. The pickup instructions were terribly unclear and our driver was impossible to understand, he was coughing up a lung and wearing his mask on his chin, and drove with a horrendous heavy foot was made all of us car sick. Take away the transportation to and from and this is a perfect experience. Hopefully this can be fixed on your end. Otherwise, I'd recommend this experience to everyone we know that goes to Vegas with kids. One more thing, the unexpected $30 fuel charge per person once we got to the airport was kind of cheesy.
AMAZING
Roger_S, Dec 2023
This was the most amazing experience. I highly recommend to anyone to see the Grand Canyon from the bottom in all its beauty. The staff were amazing and helpful and made the experience one we will never forget
Majestical scenery
Sue_P, Dec 2023
A truely amazing experience! It was your first time in a helicopter and we loved it!, would definitely do again!
Amazing!
Maria_G, Dec 2023
Such an awesome experience from start to end! Landing in the Grand Canyon was epic! Our pilot, Kevin, was so friendly and funny which made the experience even better. We didn’t realize we would be on the helicopter with another group, but it was awesome nonetheless! Would definitely recommend!
Sunset Champagne Perfection
Lisa_D, Dec 2023
Gerod- best pilot ever ! Very knowledgeable, easy , efficient and a great host for a great sunset ride ;) Recommend to definitely see the Grand Canyon from this experience!
Once in a lifetime expereince
Neil_S, Dec 2023
Had an amazing experience with Papillon on a sunset flight from Vegas to the Grand Canyon on 20th November. Originally I was on a morning flight but it was moved the day before to the afternoon due to the expected higher winds, but I was flexible and in the end it worked out better for me. Not sure what would have happened had I other plans though.... The Helipad was located at the main airport and was a nice surprize how close to the strip it was as I was expecting a bit of a journey south but it only took a few minutes, could easily walk from some hotels rather than take the shuttle. Check in was painless and smooth. I was travelling solo, but got added to a flight with a bunch of Aussies which helped make the trip even better as there was good conversation and banter! Our pilot Jeremy was very informative, happy to answer any questions and joined in with our conversation. He also had the best music playlist which enhanced the experience, but that might just be my age talking! The flight itself was amazing and the scenery breathtaking! We got an additional landing and take-off to pick up fuel on the way, which apparently is not normal but added to the overall trip. I sat up front which I would recommend if possible because your view is more unrestricted although obviously weight can play a part here. I hear some people complain about the drink / snack, that is given whilst you stop, but what do you expect? For me it was a little taster and that was fine, I would not expect them to haul out a 5-course meal. The return journey was perfect with the sun going down casting amazing shadows and colours and the pictures are sensational. Flying down the strip as the sun set and the lights all on was the icing on the cake, sitting up front obviously made a difference, and I can understand if you are sat back right might not be as great because your view will be obscured and in this case the best seats would be left side. For me though it was a once in a lifetime experience and I could not recommend it or Jeremy the pilot enough.
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