Las Vegas

Small-Group Grand Canyon West Rim SUV Tour with Optional Helicopter Landing

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From $279.24

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 11 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Leave the glam and glitz of Vegas behind on this day-long action-packed guided tour of one of the planet's great wonders: the Grand Canyon. Stop at the Hoover Dam and Joshua Tree Forest before exploring the enticing and jaw dropping West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Take in the glorious sites, drinking in the panoramic views from Eagle and Guano Points and exploring the Native-American village. Then if option selected, get ready for the piece de resistance: a thrilling helicopter flight to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Breakfast snacks, lunch, bottled water, additional snacks and a Las Vegas hotel pickup and drop-off are included. 6 points of interest in one amazing tour!
  • Discover Eagle Point and Guano Point at the Grand Canyon's West Rim
  • See the 900-year old Joshua Tree Forest
  • Make a stop at the mighty Hoover Dam for amazing photo opportunities
  • Take an optional helicopter ride to a bluff overlooking the Colorado River
  • Breakfast snacks, lunch and bottled water included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This West Rim tour includes a photo stop at Hoover Dam and an optional upgrade to include a helicopter ride.

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Helicopter flight from Rim to Bottom (if option selected)
  • Professional guide
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Skywalk Admission

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

07:00 AM

What To Expect

After getting picked up at your hotel in Las Vegas, settle in to the comfortable vehicle for this action-packed day of natural beauty and site-seeing. This 6-in-1 trip delivers you to a half-dozen amazing sites in one full day. Stop by Hoover Dam and see how this man-made wonder was constructed and then make a pit stop at a starkly beautiful Joshua tree forest. 

Once at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, take in the views from Guano Point and Eagle Point, home of the breath-taking Grand Canyon Skywalk. Then wander around the Native-American Village to learn about the culture and history of many of the areas tribes.

Helicopter Upgrade: The day's most exciting event is in a helicopter. Hover your way down into the Grand Canyon in a state-of-the-art EC-130 helicopter, descending some 4,000 feet (1,200 meters). While inside the canyon take some time to explore and take photographs.

The tour concludes when you're dropped off at your hotel in Las Vegas.

Hoover Dam

Your full-day guided Grand Canyon West Tour has a wonderful Hoover Dam photo stop experience and oratory. This informative and visually exciting stop adds a fun element to your tour. The views from the top of Hoover Dam are amazing.

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Grand Canyon West

Continuing on the journey, travel through the beautiful high desert of Northern Arizona past an ominous extinct volcano and caldera, the 900-year-old Joshua Tree Forest before arriving at Grand Canyon West, home of the Native Hualapai Indians. Here, you will have approximately 4-hours to explore these tribal lands. Helicopter Upgrade: The Grand Canyon is stunning but the exciting highlight of your day will be the flight over the rim to the floor of the Grand Canyon in a state-of-the-art EC-130 helicopter, some 4,000 feet below. While in the canyon, you'll have time to explore and take photos at this amazing location, then fly another stunningly beautiful route back to the top. This, without a doubt, will be the most exciting family outing of your life.

4 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infant seats available
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Due to comfort, weight and balance of the aircraft, the maximum weight per passenger is 300lbs (136kg / 21.4st) or additional fees apply
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour requires a minimum number of participants to operate. If the minimum number has not been met, you will be offered another date or full refund.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 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:How can I let you know where to pick me up for the Small-Group Grand Canyon West Rim SUV Tour?

A:Pick-up is offered from most hotels on the Strip and Downtown. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.

Apr 2021

Q:Can I bring my child on the Small-Group Grand Canyon West Rim SUV Tour with Optional Helicopter Landing?

A:Yes! Guests of all ages are welcome on the Small-Group Grand Canyon West Rim SUV Tour with Optional Helicopter Landing.

Apr 2021

Q:What should I wear during the Small-Group Grand Canyon West Rim SUV Tour with Optional Helicopter Landing?

A:Hiking or athletic shoes are recommended. Dress according to the season: Long pants and a warm jacket are appropriate during cooler temperatures (Oct. - Feb.) and shorts, a light shirt, and a hat are appropriate when it's warmer (Mar. - Sept.)

Apr 2021

Q:What type of vehicle is used for the Small-Group Grand Canyon West Rim SUV Tour with Optional Helicopter Landing?

A:The vehicle used depends on the group size. You may travel in a seven-passenger Luxury SUV, a custom 12-passenger VIP mini-coach, or a customer 14-passenger VIP touring class mini-coach.

Apr 2021

Q:What is the typical group size for the Small-Group Grand Canyon West Rim SUV Tour with Optional Helicopter Landing?

A:This tour will have no more than 14 guests in the group.

Apr 2021

Q:How long is the drive between Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon during the Small-Group Grand Canyon West Rim SUV Tour?

A:The drive is approximately 2 to 3 hours in each direction.

Apr 2021

Q:Are there vegetarian options available during the Small-Group Grand Canyon West Rim SUV Tour?

A:Yes, please specify any dietary restrictions in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

Apr 2021

Q:Will I be able to visit the Skywalk during the Small-Group Grand Canyon West Rim SUV Tour with Optional Helicopter Landing?

A:Yes - there will be time to visit the Skywalk, however, admission is not included in the tour price.

Apr 2021

Q:How long are we at the Grand Canyon during the Small-Group Grand Canyon West Rim SUV Tour with Optional Helicopter Landing?

A:You will be at the Grand Canyon for a full three hours to explore the most beautiful natural locations at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Apr 2021

Q:Should I bring my camera on the Small-Group Grand Canyon West Rim SUV Tour with Optional Helicopter Landing?

A:Absolutely! You will visit some of the most picturesque viewpoints in the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam. There are several fantastic photo opportunities!

Apr 2021

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Traveler Tips


Make sure you make a stop by the magic parlor while visiting the ranch!
Eg 7 minutes to get down to the bottom and then another 7 minutes back.
Lunch was provided at a ranch, this is the home of the Native American Hualapai people!!
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Your company needs retraining . This trip was a episode of Gilligan's Island
Jim_d, Mar 2023
Our tour guide Clayton was the BEST . Your responsibility is to provide your staff the tools to succeed the day of this trip your company failed Clayton & 5 guests . #1. Canceled flight time #2 restaurant closed . As Clayton did everything he could to keep the tour on time the above failures of communication between the companies resulting in in abilities in viewing sites in the day light hours . Undue strees on your employee& his guests.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hi Jim, So sorry you didn't have a fun time. You are absolutely correct that our partner's failure to communicate with us in advance about scheduling changes interfered with the smooth operation of the tour and we were not pleased either. We have discussed this with the management of the helicopter company about this because they usually do communicate with us about flight changes or cancellations but dropped the ball on that day. The Hualapai Tribe may close one of their three food and beverage locations with no notice because of scheduling or maintenance issues and they have far too many partners bringing people to Grand Canyon West to notify us all. Unfortunately, we have no control over these companies. Having two issues in the same day certainly did create undue stress on everyone and we are very proud that Clayton did the very best he could under the circumstances. Please contact me personally next time you are in town and I'll do something special for you. Very best regards, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
Loved it!
Staci_F, Feb 2023
We had a fantastic day and the helicopter ride was amazing! Highly recommend for anyone wanting a great way to see the area attractions in a day.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi Staci, So happy to hear you had a fun day on your Grand Canyon Ground & Helicopter Tour. You are now one of the few people in the world that have landed at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Please come back and visit with us again, there is so much yet to see. Very best regards, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
Fabulous Trip for Nature Lovers
Myriam_O, Jan 2023
This was the best tour!!!! Eli our all day (bus tour guy) was wonderful. He was so knowledgeable, professional and made friends with everyone on the tour. The bus itself was super comfy and he provided lots of snacks. When we had our helicopter ride, Dustin was fantastic as well. This tour gives you a wonderful experience of all that’s outside of Vegas strip has to offer. Highly recommend!!!! If you go to the Skywalk, pay the money and buy all pics. YOLO and it’s soooooo worth it with the breathtaking views.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hi Myriam, Thank you for the wonderful review and compliments on Eli. We are delighted you went out with us and had so much fun. I'll post your review for the staff and Eli to see. Very best regards, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
Incredible Experience!
Theodoros_F, Nov 2022
Visiting Grand Canyon was a dream that came True for us (coming from Greece!). Art, our tour operator and guide took care of every single detail, the trip was super organized and Art was extremely knowledgeable about the Grand Canyon, the Hoover Dam and other places we visited! The highlight of the day was the helicopter that took us down the Canyon! I definitely recommend a tour with the company and Art!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi Theo, Thank you, you did two tours with us while in town! Very happy you enjoyed Art, he is truly a walking encyclopedia of Southwest information. We are very lucky to have this team of Guides. They are remarkable indeed. Come back, there is still a bunch more to see! Very best regards, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
Unforgettable experience
Michal_W, Nov 2022
Grand canyon tour was really amazing trip. Along with few friends we booked the helicopter tour and it was truly unforgettable experience. Our tour guide - Marcus was really good. He not only ticked all the boxes on the tour but also talked a lot about different places and was able to answer all our questions. Highly recommended trip when visiting Vegas.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hi Michal, Thank you for your review and so glad you had a fun day with Marcus. Yes, the Grand Canyon & Helicopter flight is a blast. Come back and visit with us again, there is so much more to see in the beautiful Southwest. Very best regards, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
Great guide. Well organised trip
Kate_C, Oct 2022
Great tour, well organised. Communication prior to the your tour is excellent. Early start is worth it to have the Grand Canyon lovely and quiet. Hoover dam was amazing.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Kate, We are so happy you had a fun time on your Grand Canyon Tour, and yes you don't have to be an engineer to be amazed at the magnificence of the Hoover Dam. Please come back and visit with us again there is so much more to see. Very best regards, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
This was a wonderful tour...
Connie_F, Jun 2022
This was a wonderful tour company. Our tour guide was EXCELLENT. The Grand Canyon West Rim was beautiful. Definitely very highly recommend.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hi Connie, So happy you had a fun day at the Grand Canyon. Come and visit again, there's lots yet to see. Very best, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
Our snowy grand canyon tour
Kay_P, Dec 2021
The tour guide, Art was excellent. The organisation at the Grand Canyon Skywalk was poor with the ice and snow not being cleared for opening which affect our scheduled and delayed for over an hour
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Hi Kay, Thanks for joining us and so happy you had a fun time on the Grand Canyon Tour. It's interesting and a little know fact that the rim of the Canyon is one mile, 5000' above sea level at the west rim, 7000' above sea level at the south rim and 8000' above sea level at the north rim. Therefore it's winter there at this time of the year and that funny darn white stuff falls in those parts of the country! The Indians were working as quickly as possible to get it cleared and I thank you for your understanding. Please come back and visit with us again. Very best, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
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Cecil_S, Oct 2021
Everything are memorable except for the helicopter ride...They should of tell me in advance that it need to be cancelled because of the wind condition insread i have to go to their place just to tell me its cancelled....my suggestion is know the weather condition first before accepting the helicopter ride.. special mention to Eli without him I am totally disappointed with this tour..Thanks to him
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Thank you for your review and your comments about Eli. Yes, it's a disappointment to us also when the weather doesn't cooperate. In the desert it can come up to gusting and dangerous conditions is a short period of time, and helicopters aren't designed for those conditions. Therefore, customer safety is paramount over making money. Please come back and visit with us again. Very best regards, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
The views are spectacular!!!
Terell_F, Oct 2021
The helicopter ride to the bottom of the canyon was great!!! Sorry to say it was only 20 minutes to take pictures but lucky for us it was a beautiful day to fly and take pictures.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Hi Terell, Thank you for the review. Yes, the flight over the rim and landing on the bottom of the Grand Canyon is a little short, but a real eye opener! But, it certainly is a chance to take images at the bottom that only a very few on planet earth have taken. The ground tour plus the helicopter allows for stops at Hoover Dam, the 900 Year old Joshua Tree Forest, Eagle Point, Guano Point, the Indian Village as well as the Skywalk, if you dare. So glad you had a fun day. Thank you so much, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
Good adventure day!
Paola_M, Jul 2021
Our driver was very good at explaining details of the area while we were on our way to the Grand Canyon. Clayton was polite, attentive and funny! We stopped at several spots and were able to take pics and hang out for a moment. Giving 4 stars because the helicopter ride was not the 45 minutes they announced, it was 35. Granted it was super hot but still they should stick to what they offer. Overall a good experience.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Hi, Thank you for your review and we are happy you had a good time with Clayton. He's a lot of fun. Please let me know who told you the helicopter flight was 45 minutes. Thank you so much, Will Tryon - Owner
Wow! A must do
Laura_R, Jul 2021
Wow! What a great tour of the canyon. We chose the helicopter option and it is definitely worth it. What an experience and what a view.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Hi Laura, So happy you had a fun time! Come back, there is so much yet to see. Very best, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
Awesome experience
Nikkea_T, Jul 2021
Our tour guide Eli was AMAZING!! He was very informative on the way to and back from each destination! I’d definitely book it again and ask for him!
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Hi Nikkea, Thank you for the review and so happy you had fun with Eli, he is a sweet man and loves telling people everything he knows about the southwest. Very best regards, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
Extraordinary Experience!
Monica_L, Jun 2021
A unique and exclusive experience, with a marvelous helicopter ride. Marcus, our tour guide, did a great job during the entire trip.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
The West Rim & Helicopter is crazy fun! So glad you did it. And Marcus is a jewel, we're lucky to have him. Thank you so much, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
What a wonderful day
Shunta_C, Jun 2021
Art was a great tour guide! We learned so much from him about the history of each area. The helicopter ride was amazing! The pilot was knowledgeable and very helpful! We had a great time!!
Response from Host, Jul 2021
The West Rim and Helicopter is a super fun experience and Art is a walking encyclopedia of knowledge, glad you enjoyed your tour with him. Thank you so much, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
Great Adventure
Randall_S, Oct 2019
Before we planned the trip I had to convince my fiancee do this. It was a great adventure and everyone involved that we met were wonderful and added to our great experience. She is now tell all of her friends a family about the trip.. Thanks Randall
Grand canyon trip
Mark_R, Sep 2019
Excellent day from the moment of pick up until drop off we were looked after and cared for by Paul It was only a group of five but gave everyone his full attention and his insight into the culture and knowledge of surroundings was superb A wonderful day thanks Paul
MUST HAVE
Christian_W, Aug 2019
a very professional Tour. The Guide told us a lot of stories. He was not only a Driver. He looked, what we want to have and makes some stops for restrooms. It was a great experience!
AMAZING! Worth Every Penny....
Kayley S, Jul 2019
Bill was an amazing tour guide! He was very knowledgeable and I loved that our tour was 12 people. The day was packed but very well paced.... the tour exceeded my expectations! I was curious what this was going to be (although, I am a seasoned Viator user) as I was celebrating my dad's 65th birthday with a trip. He had never done anything like this and was very impressed with how smooth, professional, and spectacular everything was. Honestly, it was run so well. Again, Bill was fabulous!
Response from Host, Jul 2019
Thanks for the great review. Billy has been with us for 20 years, he's an amazing guy with a wealth of information on the southwest. Thank you so much, Will Tryon VP/Owner
Great trip
Garth S, May 2019
Great trip, our guide Peter was excellent. We had people doing both the helicopter and non helicopter option and that was handled very easily.
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