Types of Grand Canyon helicopter tours from Las Vegas

There are a variety of helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas. From air-only flights to rafting combo packages, Vegas has it all. To get you shopping in the right direction, I’ve put together this short article that highlights the most popular flights. I’m sure your canyon experience will be amazing if you book any of them.

First, some logistics

Helicopters from Las Vegas only fly to Grand Canyon West, which is also known as the West Rim. This part of the canyon is only 125 miles from Sin City. Flight time is 45 minutes. Those wanting a helicopter flight over the South Rim will have to combine it with a bus or plane ride.

The West Rim is located in the Hualapai Indian Reserve, which borders the Grand Canyon National Park. This rim is famous for several things, including the Grand Canyon Skywalk, the glass bridge that allows you to walk 70 feet beyond the rim. It is also the only place in the entire park where you can fly to the bottom.

West Rim Helicopter Tours

There are two types of helicopter travel: air travel and bottom landing travel. Here are details:

1. Air only. Fly out of Las Vegas. It passes over Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam. Go around the West Rim where you will see the Colorado River, Guano Point, Eagle Point, Grand Cliffs Wash, Skywalk, and more. Total tour time is approximately 4 hours and comes with a free hotel shuttle.

2. Landing tours. These trips follow the same route as air trips but land in the Reserve. Specifically:

A. Lower landing. Descend 4,000 feet to the bottom of the canyon. Disembark, enjoy champagne breakfast, brunch, or toast. Explore the floor and the river bank. The duration of the trip is 5 hours and it comes with free shuttle service.

B. Lower landing with boat and gangway. This trip is extended to the previous one with a boat ride on the Colorado River and VIP passes to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. It lasts approximately 6 hours and comes with free transportation to and from all Las Vegas resort hotels.

C. Tour of the Skywalk. Land at Grand Canyon West Airport. Transfer to the Crystal Bridge. Unlimited access to the observation deck, plus approximately two hours to explore the rim. Attractions include Eagle and Guano Points and the Indian Cultural Center.

These are the most popular tours from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon and they sell out quickly. My recommendation is that you reserve your seats at least a week in advance. Trying to book last minute flights is a game of chance and is generally only recommended if you are traveling alone.

Buy your tour while in Las Vegas and you will be overcharged. If you want to get the best deal, follow these 3 easy steps:

1. Book in advance (the further the better!)

2. Buy your tour on the Internet

3. Complete the entire transaction online.

I am very demanding with the n. 3. If for any reason you let an agent finalize your reservation online, it is very likely that you will be charged more. Today’s travel websites are safe and secure. This is the only way I buy travel today and I have never had a problem.

Las Vegas is a great place to take a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon. There is a lot of variety and the prices are competitive. Plus, the West Rim is less than 1 hour away. It is also the only place in the National Park where you can fly to the bottom. So while planning your trip to Sin City, add in a helicopter ride through the canyon. It will be the time of your life.