Few of life's experiences are more heart-stoppingly exhilarating than a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon's wild West Rim. With this Grand Canyon tour the fun doesn’t stop there; you have the option to combine the Grand Canyon tour with a range of thrilling desert activities. Kick up the sand on an ATV adventure, trek across the desert in a jeep, paddle the Colorado in a kayak, or tour an old mining camp.
En-route to the Grand Canyon you will fly over the magnificent Hoover Dam and the glistening blue waters of Lake Mead. Gasp with astonishment when you see the rugged immensity of the Canyon. Your helicopter will dip below the rim for a closer look at the glowing colors of the ancient rocks.
Land at atmospheric El Dorado Canyon. Sip a glass of Champagne while you listen to stories of the roaring, lawless Gold Rush days. It is here you are able to partake in a range of adventure sports, alternatively you can return to Las Vegas after your champagne.
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).
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).
Really enjoyed the helicopter trip and had a really good pilot...Andrew M T Watts
01 Jan – 31 Jan:7:00am, 9:15am, 11:30am, 3:15pm
01 Feb – 07 Mar: 7:00am, 9:15am, 11:30am, 3:45pm
08 Mar – 31 Mar: 7:00am, 9:15am, 11:30am, 1:45pm, 5:15pm
01 Apr – 17 Apr: 7:00am, 9:15am, 11:30am, 1:45pm, 5:30pm
18 Apr – 17 May: 7:00am, 9:15am, 11:30am, 1:45pm, 6:00pm
18 May – 03 Aug: 7:00am, 9:15am, 11:30am, 1:45pm, 5:45pm
04 Aug – 17 Aug: 7:00am, 9:15am, 11:30am, 1:45pm, 5:30pm
18 Aug – 08 Sep: 7:00am, 9:15am, 11:30am, 1:45pm, 5:00pm
09 Sep – 30 Sep: 7:00am, 9:15am, 11:30am, 1:45pm, 4:30pm
You will be picked up from your hotel 45 minutes to 1 hour prior to the above listed flight times.
Duration: 6 hours
Your hotel in Las Vegas/Boulder City. A list of hotels on the pick-up list is given in the Additional Information Section.
(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)
Your hotel in Las Vegas/Boulder City
If you are taking any of the tours with additional activities, wear loose comfortable clothing and closed flat-heeled shoes (no sandals). For the ATV or horse-ride option wear long pants (not too baggy). For the kayak option bring clothes that you don't mind getting wet. Bring, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and bottled water, and of course the camera!
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
For passengers weighing 275+ lbs, 2 seats have to be booked in the helicopter. Because of this, a $100 fee for passengers weighing 275 lbs or more is levied.
Please bring photo ID with you.
Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride With ATV: Riders must be 16 years or older. Any rider under 18 must have a parent-signed waiver. A passenger must be six years or older.
Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride With Jeep Tour: Passengers on the Ranger must be six years or older.
Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride With Kayak Tour: To paddle alone you must be 14 years old or older. A passenger with an adult in a tandem kayak must be six years or older.
Foreign narration (Spanish, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Portugese, Chinese Mandarin & Cantonese, Japanese, or Korean) during the helicopter flight must be requested at the time of booking
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