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  • Location:Grand Canyon West, Arizona
  • Duration:Varies

Helicopter Tours from the Grand Canyon West Rim

Experience one of America’s most beautiful natural attractions from the air on a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon’s West Rim. View the canyon in all its breathtaking glory as well as the Colorado River. If you choose to upgrade your flight, you can land in the depths of the canyon and explore on foot, or travel down the Colorado River on a pontoon boat. Whether by air, land or water, you’ll get an up-close look at the Grand Canyon’s vibrant colors and stunning rock formations.


  • Helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon's West Rim
  • Optional upgrade to canyon landing or river boat ride
  • Enjoy views of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River
  • Soar above Guano Point, Skywalk and Eagle Point
  • Ride in style in a state-of-the-art, 6-passenger A-Star jet helicopter

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What You Can Expect

Helicopter Tours from the Grand Canyon West Rim

Helicopter Tours from the Grand Canyon West Rim

After purchasing your admission ticket, your aerial adventure begins by driving to the helicopter launch site at the Grand Canyon’s West Rim, where you’ll meet your crew and board a state-of-the-art, six-passenger A-Star jet helicopter. Soar high above the multi-hued landmark in your helicopter before descending 4,000 feet (1,200 meters) down from the rim into the canyon, where you can gain an intimate look at its diverse layers and striking colors. On the 12- to 15-minute flight, you’ll also pass over Guano Point, Eagle Point, and the Skywalk—a transparent horseshoe-shaped bridge and tourist attraction that juts over the canyon.

Upgrade to the helicopter tour with landing, and swoop deep into the canyon for a chance to walk around the rock formations you admired from above. From your landing spot alongside the Colorado River, get an up-close look at the multi-layered interior of the Grand Canyon, from its dusky hues to striking irregularities.

To see the interior of the canyon as you gently float by, upgrade to a helicopter tour with a boat ride. After your riverside landing, board a pontoon for an open-air journey between the Grand Canyon’s towering rock walls. On the leisurely 12- to 15-minute journey, relax and enjoy the vibrant colors of the canyon’s formations as the light plays off the water.

At the end of both the landing and boat tour upgrade options, you will ascend above the Grand Canyon for one last look at the national landmark, a fitting end to your aerial adventure.

Please note: Total tour duration can range from 45-minutes to 1-hour. This time is inclusive of check-in, wait and tour time.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Molt xulo, paga la pena viure aquesta experiència!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The Helicopter trip was Good with bit of a thrill. Plus point is that the management changed the date of our trip on our request without any additional charges. The negative points are, its too expensive, and very short trip. It only lasts for 5 minutes in the air, and without any communication with the pilot, he does not explain anything about the Grand Canyon.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The helicopter flight was amazing. We all loved every minute. Wow what an incredible experience for us. Customer service was excellent. Thank you

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Really friendly and helpful staff, fantastic flight down to the bottom of the canyon. Plenty of time at the bottom to explore (we didn't go for the boat ride) very relaxed. No shade down there so take your hat!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

The tour was fantastic. As the address given was a little wrong we had a little problem finding the departure point.but we got there eventually and it was great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Experience was awesome. I wish I can see more history background of the place, but the sight seeing experience was super.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Fantastic experience, but very shot flight.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Fantastic experience, we were a group of three and had a helicopter to ourselves! One of the highlights of out 14 day California road trip, not to be missed if visiting Vegas. Drove ourselves to the start point at the West Rim. Similar trips on sale on the Vegas Strip were going for $399 each .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This trip was Amazing at a great price from Viator.com a must do.The most eye opening experience of one of the seven wonders of the world and great customer service from the tour company to a must do highly recommended .Thanks to Viator for the refund awaiting us on return for the little problem

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Well organised and friendly. It was a Golden Wedding experience for my wife and she loved every minute.

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