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Hoover Dam Helicopter Flights

By Viator, April 2014

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Just outside of Las Vegas is the man-made marvel of Hoover Dam, one of the great civil projects of the Depression, and one that continues to provide power for the neon lights of the Strip. Perched on the Nevada/Arizona border, it sits 725 feet (220 meters) high with a roadway straddling its rim, a dramatic spot which has long been a favorite movie backdrop, from Hitchcock’s Saboteur to the first of the modern Superman movies.

If you’re in Vegas, you could always head out by car to see this scenic feat of engineering, but the best way to appreciate its scale is to see it from the air. There are numerous options. One of the most memorable will have you setting off at dusk, just as the lights of the Strip are asserting themselves against the darkening desert sky and the last of the day’s rays light up the dam and Lake Mead.

A longer trip will take you to the area’s great natural wonder, the Grand Canyon, in a breathtaking 45 minute flight passing over the dam and landing in the canyon itself where you’ll enjoy a champagne picnic before heading back for a night of Vegas thrills.

If you want to get more out of your desert adventure, head out in the afternoon for a helicopter flight which gives you great views of Hoover Dam before arriving at the Grand Canyon. “At”? I meant “in”. Yes, you’ll descend 1,500 feet (450 meters) down to the canyon floor. After a taste of cowboy life in a real ranch house, your road trip back to Vegas will include another look at the floodlit dam.

Get even closer with a day trip which combines a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon with a rafting trip from the base of Hoover Dam along the Colorado River, through the dramatic sheer walls of Black Canyon. It’s a "dam" fine day out!

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Viator VIP: Grand Canyon Sunset Helicopter Tour with Dinner

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

Experience the Grand Canyon like a VIP on this luxury helicopter tour during sunset. From Las Vegas, enjoy a magical helicopter flight over Lake Mead and ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $499.99

Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas with Optional Skywalk

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2745 Reviews

Hit the highway out of Las Vegas and spend the day touring the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam. On this day trip you'll have four hours at the Grand Canyon, ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.99
$204.99 Save $95.00

Deluxe Grand Canyon All American Helicopter Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 113 Reviews

Take a helicopter flight into the depths of the Grand Canyon for a champagne picnic 3,200 feet (960 meters) below the canyon rim. Enjoy a low-level flight over ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $424.99
$463.95 Save $38.96

Las Vegas Combo Tour: Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight and Colorado River Float Day Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Reviews

Combine a Grand Canyon helicopter flight with a river float down the Colorado River for an incredible and exciting day tour from Las Vegas! Start your day with ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $439.99
$483.99 Save $44.00

Best of the West Rim: Grand Canyon Air Tour with Helicopter, Boat Ride and Optional Skywalk Admission

Savor a comprehensive Grand Canyon experience on this morning or afternoon tour from Las Vegas featuring an airplane ride to the West Rim, helicopter flight to ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $554.99

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with West Rim Picnic

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Take in breathtaking views with a Grand Canyon helicopter tour from Boulder City, Nevada. You’ll soar over the Grand Canyon during a 35-minute helicopter ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $299.99

Vegas Strip and Hoover Dam Twilight Helicopter Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 68 Reviews

Take a sunset helicopter flight over Hoover Dam before flying over the Las Vegas Strip on an exciting twilight adventure.

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $219.99
$224.99 Save $5.00

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas with Champagne Picnic

Discover the Grand Canyon on a morning, afternoon or evening helicopter flight from Las Vegas to the West Rim that descends into the canyon. Admire beautiful ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $399.99
$494.99 Save $95.00

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