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Helicopter Ride Over The West Rim Grand Canyon

US$ 324.00 Price per person from View price guide

Highlights

  • Soar like an eagle over the most dramatic scenery on Earth
  • Discover the wild West Rim of the Grand Canyon
  • Fly ′first class′ in an air-conditioned Ecostar helicopter with premium theater style seating
  • Stereo headsets with voice activation microphones provided
  • 180-degree unobstructed views from an extra-large cabin
  • In-flight audio-guide in 11 languages
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off

Overview

Sculpted into fantastic shapes over millennia and tinted with glorious color, the Grand Canyon is one of Nature's finest works of art.

Fly over this awe-inspiring landscape of rock and river in a de luxe Ecostar helicopter with 180-degree views. Relax in business-class seats in air-conditioned comfort while you listen to an informative commentary and music appropriate to the majesty of the scenery.

Your route takes you over the massive Hoover Dam and Lake Mead to the remote West Rim of the monumental Canyon. As you cross the rugged wilderness of the Black Mountains, keep your eyes peeled for rare bighorn sheep. Then hold your breath as your chopper dips below the rim of the Grand Canyon. It's an unforgettable experience!

There's no better way to see the Canyon than by helicopter and no better helicopter to travel in than the fabulous Ecostar.

Itinerary

For your Grand Canyon Tour you will be picked up from your hotel in a comfortable shuttle bus and driven to the Las Vegas Boulder City air terminal. Depending on the location of your hotel, pick-up time could be anything from 1 hour to 90 minutes before your flight time.

You will then enjoy a 35 – 40 minute helicopter journey to Grand Canyon. Your thrilling flight will be in a de luxe state-of-the-art Ecostar helicopter. This technologically advanced craft offers air-conditioned comfort and 180- degree unobstructed views. A forward-facing raised platform and a theater-style seat arrangement add to the visual delight of the trip.

On the way, you will see awesome views of Boulder City, the massive Hoover Dam and the sparkling waters of Lake Mead. As you sweep over some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet you will enjoy choreographed music. An informative audio-guide – in Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish – will make sure you don't miss a thing.

Your tour takes you over the more remote regions of the Grand Canyon. Look down with awe at the landscape of chasms, amphitheaters, pinnacles and temples. Admire the palette of brilliant color – the red-ochre and ash-white of the sandstone and limestone rocks, the orange, green and gray of the lichens and the indigo and violet of the deep shadows.

Along the way you will see features of the area such as the 12 mile (20 km) long Grand Wash Cliffs, on the western edge of the Colorado plateau, and the Grapevine Mesa. This flat-topped plateau is capped by a layer of limestone that once formed the floor of an ancient lake.

Swoop over the wilderness area of the Black Mountains and peer down to see if you can spot any of the rare bighorn sheep.

When you reach the Canyon itself, hold your breath as your chopper dips beneath the rim and flies you a short way between the massive rock walls.

After 10 – 15 minutes at the Canyon, your pilot will head back and give you the chance to see the spectacular scenery from another angle.

Your journey back to the Boulder City terminal takes around 30 – 40 minutes. On reaching the terminal you will board your coach for the return to your hotel, where your delightful tour ends.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

Approximately 3 hours

Start time

Start time: 01 Jan to 17 Jan: 7.30am, 9.45am, 12.15pm, 3.00pm (sunset);
18 Jan to 13 Mar: 7.30am, 9.45am, 12.15pm, 3.15pm (sunset);
14 Mar to 31 Mar: 7.00am, 9.15am, 11.30am, 1.45pm, 4.30pm (sunset);
01 Apr to 17 Apr: 7.00am, 9.15am, 11.30am, 1.45pm, 4.30pm (sunset);
18 Apr to 23 May: 7.00am, 9.15am, 11.30am, 1.45am, 5.15pm (sunset);
24 May to 03 Aug: 7.00am, 9.15am, 11.30am, 1.45am, 5.30pm (sunset);
17 Aug to 07 Sep: 7.00am, 9.15am, 11.30am, 1.45am, 5.00pm (sunset);
08 Sep to 19 Oct: 7.00am, 9.15am, 11.30am, 1.45am, 4.30pm (sunset);
20 Oct to 06 Nov: 7.00 am, 9.15am, 11.30am, 1.45am, 4.00pm (sunset)
Depending on the location of your hotel, pick-up time could be anything from 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes hours before your flight time. Hotel drop-off may also add another hour to the time for your tour
Duration: Approximately 3 hours

Meeting point

Pick-up is available from most Las Vegas Strip and downtown hotels.
(We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)

Ending point

Your hotel on the Las Vegas Strip or in Downtown area

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Approx 1 hour 10 minutes return helicopter ride to Grand Canyon West Rim
  • In-flight audio-guide in Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish
  • Fuel Surcharge

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks

Do/Dont's

Don't forget the camera/video cam. If you have binoculars, you might like to bring those too. If you are 18 or over, remember to bring photo id or a passport

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm your pick up details.

All passengers 18 years and over should bring photo ID or a passport with them.
Tour itinerary, tour components and prices are subject to change at any time without notice for reasons that may include weather conditions, FAA restrictions, and/or any other unforeseen occurrences.

Passengers weighing more than 275lbs would be charged a 50 per cent seat fee

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • There will be six passengers in the helicopter
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Cancellation policy

See the Cancellation policy for this product

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