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  • Location:Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Duration:11 hours (approx.)

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

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Escape to the Grand Canyon for this full-day sightseeing adventure. Enjoy a scenic 1-hour flight from Las Vegas to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, flying over the famous Hoover Dam and beautiful Lake Mead along the way. After a return flight over the Mojave Desert and other natural wonders, take a boat float down the Colorado River, through the Black Canyon, with an optional swim and boxed picnic lunch at a secluded beach. Lunch, bottled water and all transportation, including a Las Vegas hotel pickup/drop-off, are included.

Highlights

  • Las Vegas combo tour including a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon and river float on the Colorado River
  • Take a 60-minute scenic helicopter flight over the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and Grand Canyon
  • Enjoy a smooth raft ride down the Colorado River and through the Black Canyon
  • Take a dip in the cool waters off the bank of the Colorado River
  • Picnic lunch and bottled water included
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 30-minute landing at Grand Canyon West Airport

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What You Can Expect

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

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

This Colorado River and Grand Canyon sightseeing tour begins with a hotel pickup in Las Vegas. Then make the 30-minute trek east before arriving at the Boulder City Municipal Airport to begin a 1-hour flight to the Grand Canyon. 

After boarding the helicopter, the flight passes over sites like the famous Hoover Dam, a modern marvel of engineering; the aqua waters and sandstone shorelines of beautiful Lake Mead; and Fortification Hill, an extinct volcano, before soaring along the winding path of the mighty Colorado River and into the incredible landscape of the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Stop for 30-minutes at the Grand Canyon West Airport and explore the Hualapai Indian Gift Shop. Look for Grand Canyon and Skywalk souvenirs, jewelry and items crafted by Native American artisans.

Upon reaching the Grand Canyon, hover high above this worldwide wonder, then descend down between the canyon’s walls, over the mighty Colorado River and past geological rock formations that span millions of years. Be sure to bring a camera for the one-of-a-kind photo opportunities around every corner. After leaving the Grand Canyon, the return flight will include panoramic views of the rugged Mojave Desert wilderness and more before arriving back in Boulder City. 

From there, take a short drive to the Colorado River launch area for a boat float at the base of the Hoover Dam. Climb aboard a comfortable raft and meander along the river through the Black Canyon. Keep an eye out for bighorn sheep, osprey and great blue heron in their natural setting. Then stop at a secluded beach to take an optional dip in the clear water and enjoy a picnic box lunch.

The trip concludes with a Las Vegas hotel drop-off.

Notice: The listed price does not include a $50 (USD) per person fuel surcharge, payable at the time of tour check-in.

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Customer Reviews

warren b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The sites were fantastic Having Brian as our Captain really made the trip. His historical knowledge of every aspect of the Canyon added incredible depth to the trip, His humor was icing on the cake. Thanks for a wonderful experience,...And Thank You Brian
Warren and Terry from upstate New York!

Grace B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Awesome best adventure I have taken down there the staff were fantastic would do it again everyone should take this trip the sites are beyond words to describe it made my 50th birthday perfect :

Aideen D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Both trips were equally amazing, tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly as were the pick up drivers.

Heather R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Both great trips and not to be missed. Very helpful tour company who arranged a drop off at the airport to make things easier for me. Fantastic scenery on both trips, and a lovely time on the flight. Both very much recommended!!

Donna C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great. Amazing sights. This will last in our memories for the rest of our lives. On a scale of 1 to 10 it was a 9.9 and what pushes it up to a perfect 10 were the people that made it work. Not a sour face in the bunch. The helicopter pilot, even saying he had only been doing it a couple months, knew everything. And the boat pilot was even better. I can't tell you how knowledgeable and pleasant he was. OK, he had a bunch of silly jokes that I'm sure he uses on every trip, but it added a charm that was enjoyable. But more than that, his skill with the raft and knowledge of the river and the canyon made what could have been a 'dry' three hours floating into an experience. Although I know they do this over and over, they both made it a very personal experience. And even beyond them, even the ground crew and the bus drivers made it special. Sure, this was a tourist excursion. It wasn't back-packing into the wilderness and finding nature on your own, but it was a thoroughly enjoyable day. And I can't imagine how they did it at the price they did it. Well worth the money. I recommend completely.

Wendy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Had a fantastic time on this tour! Can't recommend it enough. Really enjoyed the helicopter ride and the boat trip, especially the stops for swimming!!!

Jerry S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Was truly a great experience! Would recommend to anyone who has never done it!

Mark I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Brilliant absolutely brilliant from start to finish.Picked up on time from hotel by friendly driver who was informative weho passed us on to staff at Airport.Pilot Lee great funny calm and informative.Then went on raft trip with Jeff from Wisconsin who was tremendous,informative funny he made the day for our family.I will treasure that afternoon the sights location swimming in river and banter from Jeff.

Mervyn T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A day not to be missed. Fantastic from start to finish. Lucky enough to get the front seats in the Helicopter. Very informative pilot. The Float trip down the Colorado was also not to be missed. Felt like you were a million miles from anywhere. A highlight was the swim at lunchtime.

Keith R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Words cannot express how awesome this adventure was. Our pilot was amazing, very informative and friendly. The river float trip was brilliant, the guide was hilarious, knowledgeable and so very friendly. Would urge everyone to book this combo tour.

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