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Helicopter Flight over the West Rim Grand Canyon and the Las Vegas Strip

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Key Highlights
  • Perfect for those short on time – discover the Grand Canyon in just 2 ½ hours!
  • A helicopter flight is the best way to appreciate the size and scale of the Grand Canyon and descending below the rim of the Canyon in a helicopter is an unforgettable experience
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off and transport to the launch pad is included
  • Entertaining in-flight narration in a choice of 11 languages
  • Places are limited on this popular tour – book ahead to avoid disappointment
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Approx 2.5 hours

    Start time

    Departures: 01 Jan – 13 Mar: 9.00am, 11.30am, 2.30pm (sunset)
    14 Mar – 17 Apr: 8.00am, 10.30am, 1.00pm, 4.00pm (sunset)
    18 Apr – 23 May : 8.00am, 10.30am, 1.00pm, 4.30 pm (sunset)
    24 May – 03 Aug: 8.00am, 10.30am, 1.00pm, 3.30pm, 5.45pm (sunset)
    04 Aug – 27 Sep: 8.00pm, 10.30am, 1.00pm, 4.30pm (sunset)
    28 Sep – 19 Oct: 8.00pm, 10.30am, 1.00pm, 4.00pm (sunset)
    20 Oct – 06 Nov: 8.00am, 10.30am, 1.00pm, 3.30pm (sunset)
    07 Nov – 30 Nov: 9.00am, 11.30am, 2.30pm (sunset)
    01 Dec – 31 Dec: 9.00am, 11.30am, 2.15pm (sunset)
    You will be picked up from your hotel 45 minutes to 1 hour prior to the above listed flight times
    Duration: Approx 2.5 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

    Las Vegas McCarran Executive Terminal

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview For those looking for a shorter Grand Canyon tour, this 90-minute helicopter flight is the perfect solution.

    In a small group (just 6 passengers per helicopter) you will soar like an eagle over landscapes of matchless grandeur and beauty on your way to the wild West Rim of the Canyon. Enjoy spectacular views of the magnificent Hoover Dam and glittering Lake Mead en route.

    At the Canyon, dip below the rim and fly between the sheer rock walls with the Colorado River thousands of feet below.

    On the return journey your pilot will take you directly over the sparkle and glitz of the Las Vegas strip. What a contrast to the rugged desert landscapes you have just flown over!


    After boarding your helicopter sit back in your comfortable seat and enjoy the 45 minute flight to the Grand Canyon.

    As you sweep over some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet, you will enjoy choreographed music and an informative audio-guide in a choice of 11 languages (Mandarin, Cantonese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish).

    On the way, you will see awesome views of the massive Hoover Dam, one of the world’s greatest engineering achievements, and the sparkling waters of Lake Mead. As well as some lesser-known natural features of the area such as 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. You will also fly over the Black Mountains wilderness area home to the rare bighorn sheep.

    When you reach the West Rim of the Canyon, hold your breath as your chopper dips beneath the edge 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 return journey to Las Vegas takes around 45 minutes. On the way back your pilot will fly you over the dazzling neon of the world- famous Las Vegas Strip. Look out for the great hotels and resorts that Vegas is famous for – New York, New York, the iconic replica Eiffel Tower, the Luxor’s pyramid, Treasure Island and the monumental buildings of Caesars’ Palace.

    On reaching the Las Vegas McCarran Executive Terminal you will board your coach for the return to your hotel, where your delightful tour ends.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    • 90-minute round-trip helicopter flight
    • Audio-guide in Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all 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

    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.

    This is a small group tour. There will be only six people in the helicopter.

  • reviews
    • WOW -Fantastic !!

      The Limo arrived on time, the driver very friendly and even offered to take our photo standing next to the limo and dropped us back when we were ready to leave. Professional,...

      sharon youlden, United Kingdom, 12/Aug/2011

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