There are a range of options for this tour. Enjoy the Helicopter Tour with a range of activities at Eldorado Canyon.
Once you arrive at the air terminal you will check in for your flight and watch a 30-minute safety video. Your journey to the Grand Canyon takes off from Boulder City and you will pass Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Black Canyon, and extinct volcanoes like Fortification Hill on the 45 minute flight to the Grand Canyon.
As you fly you will enjoy a pre-recorded audio narration. Your pilot will also act as a guide and give additional information about certain areas. Each passenger wears a headset linked to every person on board, and can communicate with each other or ask the pilot questions during the flight. The narration is in English. Foreign language versions (Spanish, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Portugese, Chinese Mandarin & Cantonese, Japanese, or Korean) are available on prior request.
High above the untamed West Rim of the Grand Canyon you will look down on the Native American Hualapai Reservation, and view the famous Skywalk, a cleverly constructed plexiglass walkway that extends out into space 4000 feet above the Canyon floor. You will also see Eagle Point, an amazing rock formation that looks just like an eagle with its wings spread, and Guano Point.
Your helicopter will dip below the rim for 10- 15 minutes to show you the colorful canyon walls and the geological history written in the rocks, as well as the silvery thread of the Colorado River winding its way through the majestic gorge.
Rising up again, your chopper will take a short flight to the El Dorado Canyon, site of the biggest mining boom in early Nevada history. After you touch down at El Dorado, spend about 15 minutes reliving the romance of the gold rush days while you enjoy a glass of Champagne. If you have chosen the option without any adventure sports you will return to Boulder Canyon and your hotel in Las Vegas after your champagne. Alternatively you can enjoy one of the activities below before returning to Las Vegas.
Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with ATV:
Stop for 2 hours at El Dorado to enjoy an exciting guided ATV desert adventure (English-speaking guide). Jump on a four-wheel drive fully automatic ATV and ride off into the canyon to kick up a bit of sand and enjoy the colors and the mountain views.
If you choose this option, you can also elect to have a BBQ lunch (payable direct). The lunch will include BBQ Chicken, or BBQ Pork, or BBQ Beef, corn, beans, soda or water, and will cost approximately (US$10).
Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride With Horseback Tour:
Saddle up and take a 2-hour ride through a once-lawless land with an eventful history of notorious claim jumping, feuds and shootings.
The scenic route follows old tracks once used by mules carrying precious minerals to the river. Passing long-abandoned gold and silver mines, you will cross rugged desert terrain, with cactus forests and majestic multi-hued rock formations as a backdrop.
As with the ATV option, if you wish, you can enjoy a BBQ lunch (payable direct).
Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride With Jeep Tour:
Enjoy a 2-hour off-roading trip up and around the wild country of the Old West aboard a four-wheeled-drive Ranger.
As you travel high up the rocky mountain-side you'll enjoy stunning scenery and see the old mines dotted around the area. Just think how many fortunes have been won and lost here by greedy prospectors.
If you wish, you can enjoy a BBQ lunch (payable direct).
Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride With Kayak Tour:
Try paddling a kayak along the cool, clear Colorado River.
Imagine the steamboats that once plied these waters, carrying the treasures from El Dorado's fabled gold fields. Look with awe at the spectacular scenery around you and keep an eye out for desert wildlife such as burros, coyotes, kit fox and big-horn sheep.
If you wish, you can have a BBQ lunch (payable direct).
Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride with Eldorado Gold Mine:
Step right into the pages of history with a 2-hour tour to the Old West Mining Camp. No other part of the Old Wild West has a richer history than El Dorado Canyon.
You will see foundations from one of the original mining camps of the 1800s and hear tales of the wild rollicking days when gold, guns, gambling, women and whiskey were top of any prospector's agenda. And you will see the desert reptiles, old rock cabins and cactus gardens.