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  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Duration:  7 hours (approx.)
Savor a comprehensive Grand Canyon experience on this morning or afternoon tour from Las Vegas featuring an airplane ride to the West Rim and optional upgrades to include a helicopter flight to the canyon's floor and pontoon boat ride along the Colorado River. See the interplay of light and color on the canyon's walls from the air, and appreciate the immense depth of the Grand Canyon from its floor. Choose to venture out on the glass-bottomed Skywalk suspended over the canyon. Your breathtaking day trip to one of the world's great natural wonders includes a light lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off.


  • Grand Canyon West Rim tour by airplane from Las Vegas
  • Admire the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Colorado River during your airplane flight to the canyon
  • Get a closer look at the canyon's rugged, colorful rock formations on a thrilling helicopter ride down to its floor!
  • Upgrade to include a helicopter ride to the canyon floor and pontoon boat ride on the Colorado River
  • Marvel at the canyon's towering walls during your pontoon boat ride along the winding Colorado River
  • Capture amazing photos from the Guano Point and Eagle Point overlooks
  • Opt to add on admission to the glass-bottomed Skywalk jutting out over the canyon
  • Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

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

Grand Canyon by Airplane, Helicopter and Boat with Optional Skywalk Ticket

After morning or afternoon pickup from your Las Vegas hotel, travel 20 miles (33 km) to Boulder City and board your comfortable fixed-wing airplane. Take in views of impressive Hoover Dam, serene Lake Mead and the mighty Colorado River during your 35-minute flight to the Grand Canyon's West Rim.

As soon as you land, your adventure begins! Hop on the West Rim Shuttle to Eagle and Guano Point. Enjoy a light meal along the rim at Guano Point while admiring panoramic views of the canyon in almost every direction. Capture more sensational photos when you visit the Eagle Point overlook at your leisure. You can also select to add on additional activities such as the Skywalk or a helicopter and boat ride to the canyon floor.

Your 7-hour tour of the Grand Canyon's West Rim ends with a flight back to Boulder City and transfer back to your Las Vegas hotel.

Skywalk Upgrade:
Optimize your time at the West Rim with a stroll on the stunning, glass-bottomed Skywalk, which is managed by the Hualapai American Indian tribe. See the canyon's dramatic rock formations and the green ribbon of the Colorado River far beneath your feet from this thrilling perspective 4,000 feet (1,219 meters) above the floor of the Grand Canyon.

Helicopter and Boat Ride Upgrade:

Board a state-of-the-art helicopter and delight in fantastic close-up views of gorgeous multicolored rock formations on your 5-minute descent 4,000 feet (1,219 meters) to the canyon's floor. After disembarking, take a short hike to board a pontoon boat for an idyllic 15-minute float along the Colorado River covering a total of 1 mile (1.6 km). Throughout your tour, learn about the geology of the Grand Canyon and the various peoples who have called it home from both recorded and live narration. See more awe-inspiring vistas on your short helicopter flight back up to the rim of the canyon.

Please note: The listed price does not include a $15 per person fuel surcharge, payable at the time of tour check-in. The fuel surcharge is required by our local supplier and is not within our control.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Had an awesome trip with great experiences right from dealing with the supplier of the trip all the way through to the day itself.
Everything went very smoothly with minimal waiting around and the organisation of all aspects was very professional.
We didn't do the skywalk and don't feel that we missed out! The free lunch is huge and was very tasty and served extremely promptly so it dd not impact on the time we had.
The plane flight and helicopter rides were exhilarating and fun. The boat trip was actually a lot more enjoyable than we expected 2 adults, 1 11 yo child and provided some fantastic pictures.
Definitely worth doing this trip as a once in a lifetime experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Awesome trip. We enjoyed every minute of it. The staff was excellent. Will recommend to all of our friends.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great experience, would recommend combined trip of airplane,helicopter and boat ride. Great experience doing the skywalk. Need comfortable shoes and remember your camera.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

"Like Clockwork" ..... From being picked up at our hotel, The Venetian, to boarding our helicopter for the flight down into the base of the canyon everything was timed to precision. This trip will always be regarded by both myself and my wife as the best trip we have ever been on. The views are breathtaking and our decision to fly from Boulder City to the canyon as opposed to taking the "losing the will to live" three and a half hours coach route was money well spent and you should all do the same.
The Hualapai Indians administer 1,000,000 acres of the rim and the amenities provided by them are second to none, all for your pleasure and comfort. Tarmac roads, landscaped areas, all for your benefit.
They funded and contracted the building of the "Skywalk", the glass platform you can walk out on but your view from this tourist attraction is no different from the adjacent flat areas of rock next to the same area of the canyon. Also, the banning of photographic equipment and mobile phones on this glassed area also defeats the object of paying extra to walk out onto it. So, in essence, save your money. My wife and I were able to take lots of photos and videos of the decent into and out of the canyon by helicopter and also the flight to and from the canyon from Boulder City Airport. Our 16 year old daughter is studying the Grand Canyon rock structure, flora and fauna at college so we were able to assist her with lots of photo images of the same.
A truly breathtaking trip made perfect by the organisers at Viator.

David and Kerry Hodgson
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

One of the most enjoyable trips i have been on!



5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

A fab day out in the Grand Canyon leaving memories that will last a lifetime... highlight for me was undoubtedly the helicopter ride from the west rim airport right into the Canyon. Simply amazing. We chose the tour only option and felt that gave us a nice amount of time at Guano Point, the stop on the tour that provided the best views. This tour covers a lot of ground and includes several components but the company did a great job of gluing these together and we were looked after very well by their staff on the ground. I had been to the Canyon previously on a 4-hour tour and felt the extra money for 2-3 hours longer was well worth it.

Timetable Tim
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

An amazing, action packed day! We were picked up from our hotel in Vegas at 7:30am and driven to Boulder City where we had time for coffee in the small but comfortable airport before our flight to the West Rim. We boarded a 19-seater plane and flew over Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam to reach the West Rim. There, we were escorted straight onto a helicopter that flew us down into the Canyon to board a boat operated by the Hualapai Tribe. We very much enjoyed the 30-minute cruise on the Colorado River and had chance to take photos and hear about the area's geology. Then it was back on the helicopter which swooped up the Canyon and dropped us off for a bus ride to Guano Point. There we were served a surprisingly good lunch of BBQ beef, mashed potato, vegetables and a cookie - a hearty American lunch! We enjoyed lunch with amazing panoramic views of the Grand Canyon and then had time to relax and hike a little before the bus back to the airport for the flight to Vegas, where we arrived about 4pm. If you want to explore the Canyon by plane, helicopter, bus and boat - this is the tour for you!

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

A great day ,something you need to see.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Everything went great, except the lunch and views from that area. A wind and rain storm were very bad with no protection from the cold wind and rain, it was impossible to have ones lunch. There needs to be a proper eating area!

3 star rating: Worth doing February 2015

I began this trip on early morning 2 December 2014 ,it's very early ,sleepy and a bit tried, we arrived at the local airport at Dawn , it's very convenient for checking in process there, the pilot was very friendly and good entertainer during our short flight to west rim of Grand Canyon, Everything was already arranged for you to visit the Guano point and Skywalk, a bit disappointed with skywalk , not worth your money to visit !!! I don't recommend this tourist spots. Taking a cruise on colorado river by Pantoon boat was very exciting new experience for me.

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