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Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Champagne Toast

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From USD 499.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


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. ** Please note: Effective for bookings made from March 21, 2022, the price displayed does not include a USD25 per person fuel fee. This fee is payable direct to the supplier on the day of your tour **
  • Grand Canyon West Rim helicopter tour from Las Vegas
  • Soar above Hoover Dam and Lake Mead
  • Land on the floor of the Grand Canyon for a picnic
  • Enjoy a light meal and Champagne amid the canyon walls
  • Hear expert narration from the pilot
  • Includes round-trip transfers from Vegas or Boulder City
  • Choose from morning, afternoon, and sunset departure times

Why Travellers 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 by Shuttle bus
  • 45-minute flight each way (if Vegas Upgrade Option is selected)
  • Luxury hotel transfers (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 bookings made from March 21, 2022)

Meeting And Pickup

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

Meeting point

  • Las Vegas Strip
    Las Vegas Strip, NV, USA

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Pickup from select Las Vegas hotels

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • 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
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

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 cancelled 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.

Jul. 2021

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.

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Featured review
This trip was incredible the weather and the views are fantastic doing the evening flight was amazing. Alex the pilot was fantastic and great ambassador for the company. Knowledgeable and funny. Definitely once in a life time trip.
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The pilot was brilliant...
Bernard_H, Jan 2023
The pilot was brilliant and landing in the Grand Canyon was amazing. Flying over the Vegas trip was amazing and the hoover dam
Fantastic trip and my first time on a helicopter
MATTHEW_B, Jan 2023
Great conversation with our pilot anna.Very knowledgeable and personable.Explained all the sights, all and all did a fantastic job.Also got to know her as we told stories amd shared life experiences.Loved every minute of it
Lena_N, Jan 2023
There was snow on the canyon which made it even more special! Our pilot was amazing and made us all feel very comfortable and safe!
Lee_B, Jan 2023
We was a little afraid at first since we never been but once we got up in the air it was amazing! A once in a lifetime experience and worth it!
1st time Helicopter Ride
Raphael_E, Jan 2023
The ride was amazing. Our pilot Robert, was very nice and informative. The views were beautiful. Capped off with a champagne toast on the floor of the Grand Canyon. It was my first time ever on a helicopter and Robert made it comfortable. I would highly recommend taking this tour.
Okechukwu_U, Jan 2023
This was the highlight of our Vegas trip! The whole experience was fantastic, from our very knowledgeable and skilled pilot to our exploration time on the canyon itself. Seeing the canyon in person and walking on its surface was almost a spiritual experience. And the snacks and champagne was definitely a plus. :) Thank you!
Absolutely amazing - 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Yvonne_H, Jan 2023
This is by far one of the best things I have ever done . The company was extremely efficient and a special mention to our pilot Jared who was absolutely amazing from start to finish and help make the experience one to remember 🚁😃 Thank you so very much to Jared and the team
Exceed my expectations,...
Catalina_E, Dec 2022
Exceed my expectations, was an amazing experience. The pilot was wonderful, well organized and the moment was unforgettable.
Anniversary Over Vegas
Larry_S, Dec 2022
This was a great Tour. My wife and I celebrated out 1st wedding anniversary in Vegas and the entire experience was a blast. The highlight was the Helicopter 🚁 tour above the Hoover Dam, Lake Meade and into the Grand Canyon, with lite refreshments, ending with a fly by of downtown Vegas. We highly recommend this tour.
Unforgettable Experience!
Will_T, Dec 2022
The trip is a little pricey, but very much worth it! They shuttle you from your hotel to the helicopter which was very convenient. Our pilot, Alex, was phenomenal. Very personable and friendly. Also, full of interesting knowledge about the Grand Canyon. There wasn’t a single dull moment. We highly recommend!
Our pilot was awesome and...
Tina_M, Dec 2022
Our pilot was awesome and so knowledgeable sharing fun facts during our flight. Kudos to you for making our experience unforgettable.
Thomas_P, Dec 2022
Wish seats were less tight. 4 adults in 2nd row with no shoulder room ??????? Pleasant staff. Beautiful views
Very disappointed and would never recommend Papillion to anyone.
Cynthia_K, Dec 2022
We were contacted and asked to come 2 1/2 hours early. When we arrived, he took money from us for a gas surcharge and then had us wait for over 2 1/2 hours only to tell us that they were maintenance issues with the helicopters and we could sit and wait but they had absolutely no idea when, we would takeoff. There were at least two helicopter loads of us sitting in the waiting room. Finally they offered us a refund. Everyone in the waiting room took it and went home. They never offered us lunch while we waited. They never offered us anything to compensate for our time. We saw one helicopter being worked on, but they knew they had other helicopters in maintenance. This was our last day of vacation. We never got to see the Grand Canyon, and I was extremely disappointed. We also noticed that the people behind the counter were drinking beer and ate Wendy’s for lunch as we all sat there, staring out the window.
Book straight with the tour
Tina_P, Nov 2022
They didn’t give us the proper description of the pickup location we literally walked for 40mins to find the pickup location and after we got to the grand canyon sight we didn’t have enough time to take pictures nor enjoy the sights. Since we were the last to get there. Next time I rather book straight with the tour not via viator which is a broker and we got the last end treatment for that.
First what we paid we...
Eberton_D, Nov 2022
First what we paid we didn’t have , second the pilot was amazing she put our safety on first place. When booking the tour the description said 4hr tour. We had 30 min flight time, maybe 10 minutes on the ground in the canyon and then 30 min return flight. Amazing experience but not exactly as advertised. We were very rushed once on the ground in the canyon
A total must-do!
Karla_J, Nov 2022
What a beautiful and memorable experience!!!! We loved every minute of it! I highly recommend it!!! Our pilot Adam was amazing- thank you!!!!
Pilot, Jake was a wonderful professional pilot!
Ali_S, Nov 2022
Jake was great! Made everything go smoothly and fun! It was a perfect day and great experience! We recommend it to everyone to try.
First time in helicopter....
Rentia_V, Nov 2022
First time in helicopter. Some of us were nervous, but our pilot, Dan, was so reassuring and informative playing the perfect songs. EPIC!!
If you are going to do it then do it this way!
Robert_C, Nov 2022
We took this Grand Canyon trip after reading reviews and picking this one because we wanted to make the best of the time we had. We added the strip flyover extra to our tour. What a great tour it was too. The communication from the tour provider was great with clear instructions. Make sure you pay attention to this too! We were picked up from our Las Vegas hotel on time and taken to the heliport in Las Vegas. There is a fuel surcharge to pay on the day and this was not a surprise as it is mentioned in the exclusions prior. Before we boarded we were advised that there are no toilet stops until you return back to the heliport. If you have a weak bladder this is not for you. We were weighed with everything we were travelling with and your seating position is determined by this for balance. This is non negotiable as it's about safety which is totally fair! The flight there takes you over the Nevada desert as a reminder that Las Vegas is situated in the desert. You fly past the Hoover Dam and it doesn't matter which side you sit on the helicopter as the pilot will turn so everyone gets a good look. It takes between 35 and 45 minutes depending on winds to get to the landing zone down inside the Grand Canyon. It was such an amazing feeling and view flying over the edge and down into the Canyon. Pictures cannot do this place any justice as only the human eye can truly appreciate the scale of it all. Once landed you get some time to take pictures before having the little picnic and champagne. Probably the best views you'll ever have for a picnic in your life! The picnic is basic but bear in mind that it is all shipped in with you in the helicopter. Where you land is not accessible by any means other than air so remember that everything around you got there by air. Little things (like no toilet) become insignificant when you take a look around you and taking the wonder of the place. Be respectful and take everything you came with back with you. The flight back takes in more views and is more direct. Our pilot, Jeremy, was excellent and gave us a good commentary on what was around. There is turbulence and it is normal. Jeremy gave us a heads up when it was coming too so it calms any flying nerves you might have. When arriving back for the sunset flying over the strip you get a good view of downtown Las Vegas as well as the massive resorts of the strip. You do fly to one side of the strip so some get better views than others but you still see so much. On landing you are taken back to the terminal building and you are under no pressure to tip or to purchase any photos which is good considering the cost of the trip. Out in the Canyon you are able to plenty of photos of your own but the photos taken before departure are good. There are plenty of people to help and we were advised on our transfer back to our hotel or pickup location. The buses do make several stops and these are all traffic dependant. You can make your own way to the heliport as it's close to the strip but the bus took 15 minutes max and we were the last drop off. All in all it was a great experience to fly to the Grand Canyon and add on the extra strip flyover. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to do this experience with a little bit of extra style.
From pick up to drop off...
Joseph_P, Nov 2022
From pick up to drop off everything was great. Alex was an excellent guide and pilot. He is very knowledgeable about the area, kept us laughing and relaxed.