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Grand Canyon West Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas with Optional Skywalk

Las Vegas, USA
VIP at the Rim Helicopter Tour
Likely to Sell Out

From $539.00

Select Date and Travelers

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

  • 7 hours
  • Flight time: 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Flight time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

The colossal size of the Grand Canyon makes it a challenging place to go hiking. Instead, cover more ground and see its sights from a new vantage point on this helicopter tour. First, get an aerial perspective of the Colorado River, Lake Mead, and the Hoover Dam. Then, descend below the rim of the Grand Canyon for spectacular close-up view. To finish off the tour, board a shuttle and visit the Skywalk, Eagle Point, and Guano Point.
  • Hassle-free tour with round-trip transport from Las Vegas hotels
  • Get magnificent close-up views of the Grand Canyon from a helicopter
  • The flight goes over famous sights such as the Hoover Dam
  • Free time to take photos and visit viewpoints such as Eagle Point

What's Included

  • 35-minute (approx.) helicopter flight each way from Boulder City
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from select hotels by minibus
  • Hop-on/Hop-off Shuttle to Eagle Point and Guano Point
  • Skywalk General Admission (If upgrade selected)
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

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

    • Tour departs from the Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines Terminal located in Boulder City, Nevada, approximately 30 minutes from Las Vegas Must Check in 45 minutes prior • Hotel transfers are available from select 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

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hoover Dam

Admission Ticket Free

Grand Canyon West

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Eagle Point

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Grand Canyon Skywalk

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Guano Point

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Total weight per passenger: 300 lbs
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • All passengers 18 years of age and older must present government-issued photo ID
  • 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
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 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 West VIP at the Rim 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 VIP at the Rim 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 VIP at the Rim 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 VIP at the Rim 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 VIP at the Rim 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 VIP at the Rim Helicopter Tour?

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

Jul 2021

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

A:You will have approximately 3 hours to explore the West Rim.

Jul 2021

Q:What is the helicopter capacity on the Grand Canyon West VIP at the Rim 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 VIP at the Rim 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 VIP at the Rim 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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Sarah_O
The whole experience was memorable. The pilot was very friendly and informative. The views of hoover dam, lake me and lake Colorado were out of the world. To actually walk over the skywalk was fabulous and the view from the Grand Canyon itself words can not explain. Definitely a must do experience. Loved every second of the whole trip.

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Fantastic trip
Claire_C, Apr 2024
Brilliant pilot. Great knowledge of area. The canyon is just so beautiful. Well worth the money. Time might be tight to eat so would suggest snacks only.
Best excursion ever!
amy_d, Feb 2024
. Papillon handled everything from pickup to dropping us back off with extreme efficiency!Breathtaking views of the canyon via airplane , helicopter and pontoon. Highly recommended!
So so good
Natalie_H, Feb 2024
Fantastic day. Captain Cole was amazing. He was so knowledgeable and friendly. This was a great experience
Amazing
Rebekah_D, Dec 2023
First time in a helicopter and first time at the Canyon - one of the best experiences and wonderful staff
Overall Trip good. Book the optional Skywalk As it includes the necessary queue-jump.
Mark_C, Oct 2023
Papillon Helicopters delivered exactly as promised except that they rebooked us on to a later trip (1230 rather than the 11am we’d booked) without asking or wondering if it was even possible for us. It was not for any good reason and likely only to accommodate a bigger group on the tour we booked. Whilst I can understand that, what happens to the idea of booking in advance. Luckily we had booked the 930pm Cirque do Soleil rather than the earlier show, but this change by the tour company would have messed us up if not as we would not have been able to manage both. Everything else from the pickup to the drop-off worked perfectly. The pre-booked Canyon Skywalk option was definitely worth doing. The Skywalk is OK - good to do but not essential or good value, but is made worth it by this trip allowing us to skip the one hour queue (sorry guys!). If it were not for the pre-booked express line ticket, it would absolutely not be worth queuing an hour for the Skywalk. The up-front helicopter seats are worth the extra $60 to secure them (as long as the body weights of each passenger allows this) and you don’t find out until just before the flight whether you can Bagsy the front seats (and pay the $60 each). To be fair, I didn’t see the view they were able to get from the back seat, but it definitely was not as good as ours!
Fabulous scenery
Karen_D, Oct 2023
Excellent trip on the helicopter seeing the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon but disappointed we left 45 mins late and were told at one point we could have the time added on to our time in the Canyon but later when at the Canyon were told we couldn’t. Hence we rushed our visit to the Sky Walk and Guano Point. However, when we returned on time to catch the bus back to Vegas, we were told our time had been extended!! However as no one had told us this, it was too late to return to Guano Point. We also had been looking forward to seeing the Native American jewellery and crafts that should have been at the market at Guano Point. There was no market.
Amazing experience
Karen_V, Oct 2023
Well worth the experience. It was a truly amazing adventure from start to finish, the views were out of this world. We paid extra to sit in the front seats ( weight distribution has to be confirmed first ) but we’ll worth the extra cost. Skyline was backed up, we queued up for over 1 hour , truthfully, after the views from the helicopter you really do not need to go onto the skyline.
Amazing experience
Lynda_T, Oct 2023
Experienced pilots with good commentary plus amazing views!! Beat the queues with priority pass on the Skywalk!
Papillion delivered for us .
Neil_F, Sep 2023
Picked up on time , check in swift and concise . Flights out and back great . Felt we were a little rushed due to lack on transfers between view points so had to wait 20-30 minutes and not the 5-10 suggested . Otherwise all good and professional
Amazing! 100% recommend!
Jessica_P, Sep 2023
Had an amazing time from start to finish. We were collected from our hotel on time by a lovely driver & looked after by wonderful check in staff. We had different pilots for the outbound and return journeys but both were lovely and made us feel safe and welcome. We had the perfect amount of time at the canyon, and we’re able to see everything we wanted to before being taken back to our hotel again. Really would recommend, worth every penny and would love to go again.
Unprofessional and badly organised operator
Hammad_H, Aug 2023
Unfortunately despite choosing (booking, asking for a confirmation and paying in full several weeks before), our trip was cancelled at exactly the same time we were supposed to be picked up (maintenance). Our children were devastated. The entire itinerary, flights and hotel booking were centred around the tour which after cancellation could not be slotted in. A professional organisation endeavours to ensure that sufficient crafts in good stead are available and if not inform customers of the risk and allow them sufficient alternatives to be planned. If they ahd informed me a day before (even a night before), I would have rearranged an alternative with them. An organisation should not commit into things it does not have the ability to deliver. We would warn all customers to avoid Papillon and contact your hotel beforehand for suitable companies. They did not respond to any of my requests for refund and luckily Viator with their decent customer service handled all the portion for me (thanks Viator).
Unforgettable amazing
Heike_A, Aug 2023
Our pilot Kevin was entertaining and informative. The views just amazing, smooth ride, everything on time. Papillon took good care of us. Not enough time at the skywalk due to long line. On the other hand, the flight covered everything and more, the skywalk was not necessary, just a waste of time and money.
Staff was extremely...
Patrick_N, Jul 2023
Staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Everything was very easy to navigate. By far the best way to view the Grand Canyon.
Very disappointed
michele_b, Jun 2023
I was very disapointed ... we did not go , yes we were told to meet at aiport, but we were on 26 floor with no elevator - we had to find the elevator for staff. we were late and the driver took off. I would not spend $ 1,512.40 for nothing - I was very upset and Viator refused a refund.... very sad - that should have been the highlight of the weekend
Go to Grand Canyon in...
Isabel_S, Jun 2023
Go to Grand Canyon in helicopter. What a treat!! It was my first time in Las Vegas and found it to be amazing.
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.
Great captain flying us...
sheryl_T, May 2023
Great captain flying us in! Very good experience. Take the trip its worth the money. Pay extra gor the front seat helicopter ride.
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.
Excellent pilots and flying experience
David_J, May 2023
The helicopter pilots put everyone at ease. They were knowledgeable and very entertaining. They are very good at what they do and very personable. Couldn’t have asked for better people to take us on the trip.
Beautiful flight.
Christoper_S, May 2023
Enjoyed the flight as the view of all the scenery and landmarks was incredible. The pilot was informative and friendly. The staff was pleasant and accommodating. The pick up and drop off from the hotel was simple and convenient. I would recommend this company.
My experience
Manuel_F, Apr 2023
We were told that the flight would leave at 10am, but it did not leave until 10:30am. Then we were told to be back by 1pm because we would depart to go back at 1:30pm, we de not leave until 2pm. We liter wasted 1hr that we did not get reimbursed for. We had to rush through the view points just to stay on schedule. I wish they would had told us that they run late so that we would’ve enjoy our time more, which was not cheap.
Trip of a lifetime
Nicky_D, Apr 2023
Helicopter was a real adrenalin rush. Skywalk a definite highlight. Staff looked after us really well.

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