Las Vegas

Grand Canyon West Rim Luxury Helicopter Tour

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From $449.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Flight time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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 Travelers Choose This Tour

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

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

  • Total weight per passenger: 374 lbs
  • 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 travelers 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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 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: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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Featured review
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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Brad_T, Mar 2023
Great from the hotel pick up, interesting commentary, fantastic views, awesome experience. Highly recommended
A Dream Come True
Aifric_F, Mar 2023
A wonderful experience - a dream come true - enhanced by the expertise dialogue of our congenial captain.
What a great trip!
Stuart_M, Mar 2023
We booked this trip as part of my 60th birthday celebrations. It didn’t disappoint. Everything was handled professionally and efficiently. The pilot was funny and knowledgeable. A brilliant trip!
Such a good experience....
Janice_L, Mar 2023
Such a good experience. Truly recommend it. I would recommend taking a Dramamine before the trip. But overall amazing!
Wonders of the world
Jason_P, Feb 2023
Awesome our pilot Mike had so much knowledge to share and of course with humour! Highly recommend the tour and with him!
It. Was so scenic and an...
Sylvester_M, Feb 2023
It. Was so scenic and an awesome journey Many Thanks to our great pilot Ray for his excellent commentary
A great trip
Gaven_A, Feb 2023
Our pilot was named Mad dog, he lived up to the name! Very funny knowledgeable and thoughtful. The experience was out of this world. Highly recommended
Grand Canyon Experience
Kirsty_R, Feb 2023
From the friendly pick up to the outstanding views we loved our helicopter experience with 5 star. Friendly and experienced staff as well as tonnes of knowledge about the Grand Canyon. As aussies visiting the USA we would highly recommend this experience !
Fab heli ride
Dominique_T, Feb 2023
Perfect ride on a clear day with great pilot and fantastic staff. Pick up well organized and on time. Book it, you won't regret it.
Great tour!
Cristina_F, Feb 2023
Great tour in the greatest landscape ever! The tour guide was professional, and nice. Definitely worth it!
Great 1st Grand Canyon experience
Alex_Z, Jan 2023
Great service, attendants and pilot. Great ride and locations. Accommodating and convenient hotel pick up and drop off
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.
Nelson_K, Jan 2023
Everything was great. We loved it! This survey is annoying. I wish I didn’t have to keep writing stuff
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.