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Grand Canyon West Rim Luxury Helicopter Tour

Badge of ExcellenceLas Vegas, United States
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From USD 399.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Hop onboard a helicopter for a luxury sightseeing tour to the Grand Canyon. Listen to informative commentary from your pilot as you get an aerial perspective on the majestic grandeur of the Grand Canyon and Colorado River. On the way, you'll also see landmarks such as Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Black Canyon, and the Las Vegas strip.
  • Soar over the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Colorado River, and see million-year-old rock formations
  • Fly in an A-Star helicopter with forward-facing seats and 180-degree views
  • See spectacular views of the Grand Canyon
  • Includes complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off from Las Vegas hotels

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Traveling with family-owned company ensures personal service. Hotel transfers in a luxury van are a nice perk.
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What's Included

  • 90-minute (approx.) flight in a state-of-the-art A-Star helicopter
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by luxury van
  • Light refreshments including soft drinks
  • 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

    Our departure terminal is located just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We pick up from all Las Vegas Hotels.

What To Expect

Your Grand Canyon helicopter tour starts with pickup from your Las Vegas hotel by a luxury van.

After your transfer to the airport in Boulder City, receive a warm welcome from your pilot and a safety briefing for your flight in a state-of-the-art A-Star helicopter. Then take to the skies for your flight to the Grand Canyon. You'll get amazing views along the way, passing over Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Fortification Hill and the dark volcanic cliffs of the Black Canyon.

When you arrive at the Grand Canyon, your pilot flies you through the canyon to look at the colorful rock walls and see the Colorado River up close, then follow the path of the Colorado River past rock formations that formed millions of years ago. Keep your camera handy for photo ops of cathedral buttresses, sculptural rock pillars and enormous canyon expanses everywhere you look.

During the return flight, see other natural wonders such as the rugged Mojave Desert wilderness.

Visiting the Grand Canyon is a must-do when in the American Southwest. Choose from departure times throughout the day, which make this once-in-a-lifetime experience an easy excursion from Las Vegas.

Hoover Dam (Pass By)

Take a break from the Las Vegas bustle and have some fun of a different kind on this helicopter tour to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World -- the Grand Canyon! You’ll be picked up from your Vegas hotel by a Mercedes Benz van and driven to the helicopter departure site in Boulder City, where builders of the Hoover Dam (formally the Boulder Dam) lived during the dam’s construction in the 1930s. After boarding your state-of-the-art A-Star helicopter, set off on your 90-minute flight to the Grand Canyon. Enroute, enjoy amazing aerial views of the Hoover Dam and the new bypass bridge, Lake Mead and Black Canyon.

Fortification Hill (Pass By)

Fly past Fortification Hill, an extinct, colorful volcano, and listen to informative commentary from your pilot.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 250lbs (112 kg/ 17.85 st) will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour.
  • Minimum age is 2 years
  • Children age 2 years and older require a seat per FAA regulations
  • Flights depart from Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please note that the maximum weight limit for any single passenger is 375 pounds / 170 Kilos. Passengers over this weight will regrettably not be able to fly.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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:Where is the meeting point for the Grand Canyon West Rim Luxury Helicopter Tour?

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

Oct. 2021

Q:I don't need transport for the Grand Canyon West Rim Luxury 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:Are there any special requirements for pregnant women on the Grand Canyon West Rim Luxury 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 Grand Canyon West Rim Luxury 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 West Rim Luxury Helicopter Tour?

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

Mar. 2021

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

A:Approximately 1 hour.

Mar. 2021

Q:Do you accommodate seating requests on the Grand Canyon West Rim Luxury 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:Is there parking near the terminal for self-driving customers on the Grand Canyon West Rim Luxury Helicopter Tour?

A:Yes – parking is free.

Mar. 2021

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

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

Mar. 2021

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Fiona_H
This was such a highlight of my trip. Has been on my bucket list for many a year. Our pilot, Mad Dog was the best guide ever, added humour all the way. Awesome morning.
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Worth the time and price.
Todd_R, Jan 2023
We had a great flight with 5 Star. It was everything we hoped for. Definetly worth the time and price. Thank you Bethany!
Mad dog for president
Shaun_O, Jan 2023
Amazing, brilliant service, brilliant company, brilliant pilot. Highly recommend. Pilot was very funny, personable, very informative and easy to talk to
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Shaun, Thank you for the kind review. Mad dog is an amazing member of our 5 Star team and we are lucky to have him.
A good way to see Grand Canyon if you have a short stay in Vegas
Nadia_P, Jan 2023
We were super excited about the helicopter ride and the shuttle was on time to pick us up from our hotel. The sights of the Grand Canyon via helicopter was breathtaking and a really great way to see it if you only have a few days in Vegas. Bethany was a capable pilot and gave us some history and commentary on different landscapes in the area. Unfortunately, I did not get a very good seat as there were 6 of us, plus the pilot squished into the helicopter (and I literally mean squished!). Their advertisement did mention that we could be sharing with others but having never been in a helicopter before I was unaware of the actual space in them. I understand that there needs to be even weight distribution but I was placed between 2 random large male strangers who didn’t speak English, so I had to sit upright and was unable to lean over to look at the view or even relax. Had I been seated next to my husband or daughter I would have felt a lot more comfortable. For a family of 3 this ride cost us $2000+ Australian dollars and I was disappointed that I did not enjoy it as much as I should have. I feel money is more a priority for the company than the comfort of guests and wish I had explored a more personal ride.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Nadia, Thank you for your feedback. The Las Vegas Strip helicopter flights are flown in a counter-clockwise route to comply with the Las Vegas ATC Control Tower, who regulate flight routes for air traffic safety. Our Airbus helicopters are configured with stadium seating allowing maximum forward facing panoramic views from all seats. Airbus helicopters have been specifically selected for sightseeing tours based on this seat configuration. If you want to be guaranteed seats 1, 2 or 3, then we recommend that you book a private. . For the safety of the pilot and passengers, seat assignments are based on actual passenger body weights. In the interests of safety and the performance of the helicopter, the front seats have a maximum combined weight capacity based on center of gravity. Safety is our number one priority.
Thank You
william_l, Jan 2023
Bucket List check off. Wonderful unique landscape. Pilot Ray was great. Staff service was excellent.
Fantastic
Nelson_K, Jan 2023
Everything was great. We loved it! This survey is annoying. I wish I didn’t have to keep writing stuff
Outstanding!
Amy_K, Jan 2023
Mike “Mad Dog” Davis showed us an incredible experience. His knowledge and passion made for an outstanding flight. I highly recommend this unique opportunity!!
Amazing Experience!
Jamie_J, Dec 2022
This was a phenomenal experience. My boyfriend and I absolutely loved every single second of our tour. Bill was our pilot, and he made the trip perfect. We could tell we were in safe hands, he was incredibly friendly and welcoming, and he had great information to share about the things we were flying over and seeing. 10/10 and would definitely do it again and recommend it to anyone! 5 Star is top notch!
Simply the best!
Susan_A, Dec 2022
This was the best thing I have ever done .it was the most exciting experience and so beautiful. The pilot was so knowledgeable and a lovely guy . I would definitely recommend .
Best thing to do if you’re in Vegas.
Cyrila_m, Dec 2022
The ride was awesome. The GC is absolutely beautiful. Our hippy dippy pilot was at first a little disconcerting, but turned out to be fun.
Superb!
Manika_B, Dec 2022
Amazing experience! Our pilot was just the best! Worth every penny. Highly recommend it. Best tour ever
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Manika, Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate the kind words and hope to see you on future excursions.
The pilot pointing out...
Gerald_A, Dec 2022
The pilot pointing out significant features and telling us about it. I also enjoyed the story of the native American tribe in the area.
Beautiful!!!
Kristan_W, Dec 2022
Took my Mom and she was delighted.. Bill was our pilot and he was a treasure. I would definitely recommend this experience.
Breathtakingly experience!!!
nowshaba, Dec 2022
Was my first helicopter ride and it was simply awesome!!! The moment it enters the canyon it’s simply amazing!!!
Except my expectations
Daniel_H, Nov 2022
A wonderful experience, a very educated and knowledge pilot sharing his 25 year experience and knowledge
DO it!
Henry_M, Nov 2022
great 1st heli experience, Mad Dog is the guy, knowledgeable and stupid funny. Enjoyed every minute.
Manchester
Andrew_M, Nov 2022
The trip was fantastic and the pilot was brilliant Mike we had a ball. It was very good from start to finish The jokes and information was outstanding Thanks Andrew and Sue (Manchester)
Great time
Christine_F, Oct 2022
Great experience. Everyone was so nice and helpful. It was a welcoming environment. Pilot was exciting and we had fun
Better than 9 hours on a bus.
Joseph_R, Oct 2022
I liked seeing the big picture of vegas and the canyon in one experience. It's amazing to be able to fly right into the canyon and see it up close.
Great trip
Belinda_B, Oct 2022
Great trip and booked very last minute due to another trip being cancelled on the day. Very helpful advisor Jeremy helped.
Good if your not in Rear Middle seats
Brittany_D, Oct 2022
the tour was beautiful IF you you had a window seat, and not one of the middle back seats. Because they fill all 6 seats in the helicopter plus the pilot it is very crammed, I was fine I had a rear window seat. My older aunt was squashed in the middle right absolutely no leg room, she was sitting sideways couldn’t not move. Her view was the back of strangers heads and couldn’t see out the back windows as it was crammed and people had there phones out taking pics she seen nothing. The seats behind the pilot had some leg room, where as the seat behind the front passengers was back so much there was literally no room. The tour is great and worth it but if your the not so lucky one in the back middle especially to the right you will have the worse time of your life and waste of money. those seats shouldn’t even be sold
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Brittany, Thank you for your feedback. The Las Vegas Strip helicopter flights are flown on an FAA approved ATC (Air Traffic Controlled) flight route that takes into consideration Harry Reid International Airport air traffic and passenger welfare & safety. Our Airbus helicopters are configured with stadium seating for maximum forward facing panoramic views. Seat assignment in the helicopter is based on weight & balance. Private photo flights are available for $699.00 including private SUV Las Vegas Resort hotel pickup and drop-off.
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