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Grand Canyon West Rim Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas

Las Vegas, United States
  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

What’s the ultimate way to have a Grand Canyon experience from Las Vegas? Try this exciting helicopter tour. Enjoy a scenic flight from Las Vegas to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Take in the breathtaking views from the overlooks at Eagle Point and Guano Point. As an added option upon check-in, visit the Grand Canyon Skywalk for a photo opportunity. Las Vegas hotel pickup/drop-off included.
  • Deluxe Grand Canyon West Rim Helicopter Tour
  • Visit Eagle Point, home to the Skywalk glass-bottom walkway
  • Visit Highpoint Hike for breathtaking panoramic views of the Grand Canyon
  • Includes roundtrip transportation from your Las Vegas Strip hotel

What's Included

  • Helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon West Rim
  • All taxes and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Skywalk ticket

Meeting And Pickup

Start time

10:00 AM

Pickup details

Location Name: From selected Las Vegas strip hotels Return Location: Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

This Grand Canyon experience begins with a Las Vegas hotel pickup en route to Henderson Executive Airport just south of the city. 

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

Upon landing at the Grand Canyon’s West Rim, enjoy hours exploring the various overlooks and highlights in the area. Visit Eagle Point, home of the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a glass walkway nearly 4,000 feet above the floor of the canyon. Upgrade for a ticket to experience the breathtaking view from this unique vantage point.

Then at Guano Point, see the Grand Canyon up close from the top of an old Guano Mine. Hike the side trail to the mine or go up and over the rocky hill to see the incredible view from what feels like the top of the world.

On the return trip, enjoy more of the sights and sounds from the sky before a final hotel drop-off. 

There is a maximum capacity of seven people per helicopter, plus the pilot.

Please note: Per FAA regulations, all passengers 18 years of age and older must present a photo ID such as a driver's license or passport at the time of check-in.

Henderson Executive Airport

Enjoy pick up from your Strip hotel and head to the Henderson Executive Airport for your helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lake Mead National Recreation Area (Pass By)

Your excursion from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon begins with a scenic helicopter flight over Lake Mead.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Note that ALL loose objects including cameras are NOT allowed on the Skywalk. Personal goods will need to be stored in a complimentary locker.
  • Photos are available to be purchased at the gift shop.
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 300lbs (136kg). will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour.
  • Total weight of the helicopter cannot exceed 1240lbs (563kg)
  • Per FAA regulations, all passengers 18 years and older will be required to show photo ID such as a driver's license or passport at the time of check-in.
  • Due to uneven terrain at the Grand Canyon, wheelchairs are not able to be accommodated.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

about cancellations.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Is there a minimum age to fly on the Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Optional Below-the-Rim Landing and Skywalk?

A:No, children under the age of two with valid paperwork are considered lap children and fly at no cost.

Feb 2021

Q:Can a child fly without an accompanying adult on the Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Optional Below-the-Rim Landing?

A:Children 16 years and under require an adult to accompany them.

Feb 2021

Q:Can my child sit on my lap during the Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Optional Below-the-Rim Landing and Skywalk?

A:Children under the age of 2 years old are considered a lap child by the FAA.

Feb 2021

Q:Do you accommodate seating requests on the Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Optional Below-the-Rim Landing and Skywalk?

A:We can take the request but cannot guarantee specific seating as all seats are determined by the weight and balance of the helicopter.

Feb 2021

Q:What type of aircraft do you use for the Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Optional Below-the-Rim Landing and Skywalk?

A:Our flights use EC130 helicopters by Airbus Helicopters.

Feb 2021

Q:What is the helicopter capacity on the Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Optional Below-the-Rim Landing and Skywalk?

A:Our helicopters can accommodate up to 6-7 passengers.

Feb 2021

Q:Can I arrange a private helicopter for just my party on the Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Optional Below-the-Rim Landing?

A:Yes, you would just need to purchase all of the seats in the helicopter.

Feb 2021

Q:What do I need to bring with me for the Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Optional Below-the-Rim Landing and Skywalk?

A:Guests over 18 must bring valid photo identification for check-in. Cameras are highly recommended, as well as sunglasses.

Feb 2021

Q:Do I need a photo ID for the Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Optional Below-the-Rim Landing and Skywalk?

A:Yes, a Government-issued ID is required at check-in.

Feb 2021

Q:What happens if there is bad weather for the Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Optional Below-the-Rim Landing and Skywalk?

A:If weather is a factor & we need to cancel, we do our best to reschedule your flight. If a reschedule isn't possible, a full refund is issued. Our pilots make the determination on the safety of the flight and the guests' experience regarding weather.

Feb 2021

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Traveler Tips


If driving, you might want to stay overnight as it is tough driving 6 to 7 hours for the day.
This tour is a bit expensive but it is surly an efficient use of time.
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Great experience, pilot...
Stephen_H, Oct 2022
Great experience, pilot was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Time at the Canyon was perfect and allowed us to fully enjoy the wonder of the Grand Canyon
Awesome Experience not to be missed !!!
Gary_H, Aug 2022
The whole experience from hotel pickup to drop off was seemless. Fantastically well organised and exceptional customer service. We booked the optional skywalk which unfortunately was closed when we arrived due to thunder storms. No problem. The team at Maverick gave a full refund without me even having to ask. Our pilot Ben was an absolute legend. We felt incredibly safe in his hands and he couldn’t help us enough. This was by far an away the highlight of our stay in Vegas. Cannot recommend this tour and Maverick Helicopters in particular enough. FANTASTIC !!
Amazing
William_S, Aug 2022
There is no better way to see the Grand Canyon then by helicopter. Those who decide to use another way, will never realize what they’ve missed out on. This is not something to put a price tag on.
Amazing
Nivea_O, Aug 2022
Amazing experience. Timely pickup at hotel. Prompt helicopter departure. Smooth ride. Time to capture everything.
A bucket list experience for sure
HARRY_S, Jun 2022
First time in a helicopter but it won’t be the last. An amazing experience with a competent pilot and unforgettable views of the magnificent Grand Canyon. Loved it!
Amazing views
Jane_K, Jun 2022
We had an amazing time the helicopter pilot was really informative and friendly The views were spectacular
Helicopter ride
David_L, May 2022
This was the first helicopter ride for most of us and Tanner, our pilot, made us feel very comfortable and at ease. He pointed out several points of interest on the flight, and answered any we had.
Top tour
Richard_M, May 2022
Amazing trip we had a great pilot that told us all about the lakes the dam and the canyon make sure you ware appropriate foot ware for walking
Amazing!
Michael_T, Apr 2022
Jake our pilot was amazing. So calm and full of knowledge, made the trip so much more enjoyable. Thank you.
Fantastic
Jolene_L, Mar 2022
This was the best experience to see the Grand Canyon for the first time. We had excellent conditions for flying and out pilot, Travis, was awesome. I highly recommend taking the tour. We chose to not go out on the glass walkway because they don't allow pictures to be taken. But the overall experience was totally worth the money.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The views were amazing...
Angel_A, Feb 2022
The views were amazing and the guide was even better, very friendly,outgoing, and fun person! 110000/10
False advertising...explained
Jeremy_M, Jan 2022
We were anticipating a tour to the basin and the "optional" skywalk. The other couples on our flight were also. Ended up paying an add'l $370 on top of $525/ea to get what we wanted. Viator charges almost $100 more than direct with Maverick. Ripoff. The tour was great. Viator, nope!
2 travelers found this review helpful
The views were just...
Welby_C, Dec 2021
The views were just unbelievable. Travis our pilot was friendly and informative.it was a little crowded at Grand Canyon West . That was the only downside
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing trip
Dominika_K, Nov 2021
Amazing views, courteous and knowledgeable staff, smooth ride, good music thanks to Mitch. Good company, on time.
Amazing time- 💯...
Maryanne_D, Nov 2021
Amazing time- 💯 recommend! Tour guide Ben was fabulous- views were breathtaking- a MUST when in Vegas!
Great Times stood still for us
Clement_W, Oct 2021
We had a wonderful timeHello Captain over it to the tourist resort area we had a marvelous time the couple we was with was fine the pilot Travis was the experience pilot I have ever seen and we talked and we ask exchange experiences we had a marvelous time thank you very much I will forever remember that experience
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wow!!
Brooks_S, Jul 2021
The ride and views from the helicopter were amazing. Our pilot Chris was awesome as well. If doing skywalk, do it first. Once the bus tours show up , the line for skywalk becomes super long and it moves very slowly.
Mandatory
Randall_S, Jul 2021
Amazing a must never doing a bus tour again this the best our pilot was amazing the views are just out of this world
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing Trip
Gary_S, Mar 2021
The views from the helicopter were amazing! Our pilot did a great job. Flying over Lake Mead and Hoover Dam was an added bonus!
A wonderful experience
Jefferson_B, Mar 2021
The landscape is breathtaking. The ride in the helicopter was great. We descendent to the bottom of the canyon and it was a unique experience. After we went to the Skywalk and I wish we had more time to enjoy the rest of the things the Indian Reserve has to offer, that is why I am only giving 4 stars. Everything was really, really great.
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