The Grand Canyon is on most peoples bucket lists when they visit Las Vegas.

At 277 miles (446km) long and up to 18 miles (29km) wide, you will feel as insubstantial as an ant.

The Colorado River has carved out the canyon out nearly 200 billion years of geological history.

The best and quickest way to really appreciate its vastness and beauty is by helicopter.

It’s no surprise that there are plenty of tours to choose from, but here are 15 of the best helicopter tours to see Grand Canyon from Las Vegas. 

1/ Grand Canyon All-American Helicopter Tour

Duration – 3.5 hours

Fly to the Grand Canyon with stunning views over Lake Las Vegas, Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam.

You will fly to the West Rim of the Canyon.

During the flight the audio guide will commentate your journey.

Once you have landed a spectacular 3,200 ft (960m) below the rim a bottle of Champagne is cracked open.

Enjoy the bubbles, snacks and the scenery with your group.

Now is a fantastic opportunity to discover more about the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas from your friendly guide. 

Inclusions 

  • Hotel pick up and drop off by limousine.
  • Snacks and glass of champagne.
  • Helicopter flight to and from Grand Canyon.
  • All taxes and fees.

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2/ Grand Canyon 4 in 1 Helicopter Tour

Duration – 6.5 hours

Discover the Grand Canyon during this popular tour.

Arrive to the grand canyons West Rim in a helicopter.

There you will land beside the Colorado river, an impressive 4000ft (1,200m) below the rim.

There you will have a narrated boat ride before heading to the Grand canyon West Welcome Centre.

During your 2.5 hours there you can learn about native American History and culture at Eagle Point’s  Hualapai Indian Village.

At Guano point you can dine on a delicious Hualapai Indian lunch while gazing at the Colorado river.

If you wish, you can include the Grand Canyon Skywalk to the tour, and brave the canyons heights by walking onto a glass bridge. 

Inclusions Hotel

  • Hotel pick up and drop off by limousine.
  • Lunch and shuttle.
  • Helicopter flight to and from Grand Canyon.
  • Boat ride on Colorado River.
  • Indian cultural performance at East Point Village.
  • All taxes and fees.
  • Canyon Skywalk (optional extra).

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3/ Ultimate 3 in 1 Helicopter Tour

Duration – 6 hours

An intimate tour of the Grand canyon that goes the extra mile to give you unique views of the Canyon.

You will fly to the West Rim and enjoy amazing views along the way.

From there you board a second helicopter that will depart for a private bluff on the the canyon floor, 400ft (122om) below the West Rim.

The Private Bluff will give you views of the canyon you cannot enjoy anywhere else.

As only 6 people (plus pilot) can fly in a helicopter, you will have unobstructed views of the stunning canyon.

Afterwards you head to eagle Point for more incredible photo opportunities.

A visit to the Hualapai Indian village and lunch overlooking the canyon at Guano Point follow.

Upgrade if you dare, to include a walk on the 4000ft (1220m) high glass bridge of the canyon walk.

Inclusions hotel

  • Hotel pick up and drop off from selected hotels.
  • Round trip plane flight.
  • Helicopter tour.
  • Meal and shuttle.
  • All taxes and fees.
  • Canyon Skywalk (optional extra).

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4/ Grand Canyon West Rim Deluxe Sunset Helicopter Tour

Duration – 3.5 hours

Seeing the Grand Canyon at sunset has to be the most romantic, atmospheric way to experience it’s grandeur.

Enjoy a 45 minute helicopter ride each way to the West Rim.

Along the way, enjoy audio commentary of the amazing views below, including the Hoover Dam, Lake Las Vegas and Lake Mead.

At the Indian village enjoy a glass of champagne and snacks as you watch twilight descend on the Grand Canyon.

The return flight concludes with a low level flight over Las Vegas’ infamous sunset strip, an amazing sight at night. 

Inclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off by limousine.
  • Helicopter flights to and from the Grand canyon.
  • Glass of Champagne and snacks.
  • All taxes and fees.

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5/ Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with West Rim Picnic

Duration – 4 hours

Depart LA for Boulder City with ipads and WiFi for your entertainment during the drive.

Once at Boulder City you will take a helicopter flight.

The aerial views of the Colorado river snaking it’s way through the Grand Canyon is a sight you will never forget.

Your pilot will commentate the flight, pointing out other highlights such as Lake Las Vegas, Lake Mead and the impressive Hoover Dam.

You will land 3200 ft (960m) below the West Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Enjoy a tasty champagne picnic away from the crowds while you absorb the magnificence of the Grand Canyon.

Discover more about the Geography and history of one of the wonders of the world from your pilot.

If you wish, upgrade to a sunset flight to make the experience even more magical. 

Inclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off.
  • Return helicopter flights to the West Rim.
  • Champagne and picnic meal.
  • All taxes and fees.

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6/ Deluxe Grand Canyon All-American Helicopter Tour

Duration – 3.5 hours

Your deluxe tour means you will enjoy a fantastic luxury experience.

The state of the art EC-130 helicopter allows for more leg room and space per passenger, ensuring a comfortable ride especially for taller passengers.

Fly over the Hoover Dam, which snakes its way between the red rock of the canyon walls.

Descend 3200ft (960m) into the canyon where you will land for a glass of champagne and snacks.

You will have ample time for photo opportunities and gazing at the awe-inspiring views of the Grand Canyon.

The return helicopter flight will pass the strip, giving you fantastic views of Las Vegas. 

Inclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off by limousine
  • Glass of Champagne and snacks
  • Return flights in an EC-130 Helicopter
  • All taxes and fees.

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7/ Grand Canyon West Rim Luxury Helicopter Tour

Duration – 3 hours

You will be amazed with this lengthier helicopter tour.

The flight departs from Boulder City, where the workers who built the Hoover Dam lived.

From there, your scenic 70 minute flight travels further, to give you stunning views.

You will see the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Black Canyon and Fortification Hill, an extinct volcano.

Your informative friendly guide will commentate the flight, giving you the best possible experience.

You will fly over the Colorado River in the Grand canyon, enjoying unparalleled views of interesting rock formations and cathedral buttresses in an amazing array of colors.

Your tour includes a 3o minute stop at the Grand Canyon West Airport. 

Inclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off by luxury van.
  • Light refreshments.
  • 70 minute flight in an A class helicopter.
  • 30 minute landing at Grand canyon West Airport.
  • All taxes and fees. 

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8/ Skip the Line: Grand Canyon Skywalk Express Helicopter Tour

Duration – 3.5 hours

Great for Grand Canyon thrill seekers.

Your 45 minute helicopter flight will give you dramatic views of Lake Mead, Lake Las Vegas and the Hoover dam as you fly to the Grand Canyon’s West Rim.

Once there, a private shuttle will take you to the Grand Canyon Skywalk, the ultimate thrill.

Skip the line and feel the adrenaline being pumped through your veins as you brave the Canyon.

The horseshoe shaped cantilever bridge has a glass walkway, so you can look all the way down into the Canyon 800ft (240m) directly below.

Along with other items, cameras are not allowed on the skywalk, but your tour includes a complimentary photo.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off by limousine.
  • Return helicopter flights.
  • Skip the line at grand Canyon Skywalk.
  • Guide, Skypass and souvenir photo of the Skywalk.
  • All taxes and fees. 

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9/ Las Vegas Super Saver: Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

Duration – 1.5 hours

If your stay in Las Vegas is a brief one, you don’t need to miss out on amazing views of the Grand Canyon due to time constraints.

Once you have made your way independently to Las Vegas Heliport, board your state of the art A-Star helicopter.

Enjoy stunning aerial views of the Grand Canyon, dominating the desert landscape.

You will see the Hoover Dam snaking its way between vivid red rock canyon walls.

Your pilot will commentate your flight via a 2 way head set.

The return flight includes views of Las Vegas strip in all it’s busy glory.

Inclusions

  • Return flight to the Grand Canyon in an A-Star helicopter.
  • Bottled water.
  • All taxes and fees.

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10/ Grand Canyon West Rim Day Trip by Coach, Helicopter and Boat

Duration – 12 hours

Take your time to fully experience the Grand Canyon and all it has to offer.

You will drive to the West Rim in a luxury air conditioned coach, with great desert views to give you a real feel of its vastness.

Once at the West Rim, you will descend by helicopter to the Colorado River.

Hop on a pontoon boat for a relaxing, informative 15 minute trip and enjoy unique views of the canyon walls looming above you.

After returning to the West Rim you will discover the Hualapai Indian Village at Eagle Point.

Then it’s time to head to Guano point for amazing birds eye views of the Grand Canyon.

Enjoy a cowboy cookout with scenic views, before heading back to the coach.

A short scenic tour along the West Rim begins your return trip to Las Vegas.

The Canyon Skywalk can be included as an optional extra. 

Inclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off at most Las Vegas strip hotels.
  • Return transport by Luxury motor coach with large viewing windows.
  • Helicopter descent into Canyon.
  • Pontoon boat ride.
  • West Rim shuttle and Lunch
  • Canyon Skywalk (optional extra)

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11/ Grand Canyon by Helicopter with Gourmet Breakfast

Duration – 5 hours

Can you think of a better way to start your day than with a gourmet breakfast and amazing views of the Grand Canyon?

Following your helicopter flight with fantastic views of the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, sit down to a delicious breakfast.

Your gourmet meal includes coffee, tea, mimosas, and your choice of breakfast.

With a maximum of 6 people on your tour it’s bound to be an intimate affair, perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas.

Your hour long stop gives you time for essential photo opportunities.

It’s a true VIP experience, with tablecloths, silverware fine china and flowers.

A morning tour also allows you to escape the summer desert heat. 

Inclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off.
  • Return helicopter flights to the Grand Canyon.
  • Gourmet Breakfast and drinks, including Champagne mimosas. 
  • All taxes and fees.

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12/ Grand Canyon Sunset Helicopter Tour with Dinner

Duration – 5 hours

Perfect for couples, this tour includes a mouth watering dinner with a full VIP experience at the Grand Canyon during sunset.

What could be more romantic?

Your 35 minute flight will give you amazing views of the Hoover Dam and Lake mead, commentated by your knowledgeable pilot. 

Landing at a Hualapai Indian site you will enjoy stunning views of the Grand canyon while dining al fresco.

The luxurious setting and choice of 3 delicious meals, washed down with Champagne.

Watching the color changing canyon as twilight descends is an unforgettable experience. 

Inclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off.
  • Return helicopter flights.
  • Dinner and glass of Champagne.
  • All taxes and fees. 

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13/ Las Vegas Tour: Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight and Colorado River Float

Duration – 11 hours

Discover the charms of the grand Canyon and Colorado River from above and below.

Your tour includes a scenic 70 minute flight with amazing views of the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Black Canyon, and the extinct volcano, Fortification Hill.

After snapping plenty of photographs, you will head to boulder city which was inhabited by those who built the Hoover Dam in the 1930’s.

From there you will board your river raft and float down the Colorado River with your friendly guide.

Relax and unwind as you glide along, marveling at the cliffs of the Black Canyon looming above you.

A picnic lunch is served at a secluded beach.

At Willow beach, the final stop of your tour, you can purchase souvenirs before returning to the glitz and glam of Las Vegas. 

Inclusions

  • Round trip transportation by deluxe van.
  • 70 minute scenic helicopter flight.
  • Colorado River float. 
  • Picnic lunch and bottled water.
  • All taxes and fees. 

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14/ Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Optional Below-the-Rim Landing and Skywalk Upgrade

Duration – 7 hours

Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Lake Las Vegas, Fortification Hill and Temple Rock before landing at West Canyon Airport.

Once there you will have a leisurely 3.5 hours to enjoy amazing views of the Canyon and experience the attractions on offer.

You may upgrade to include the Canyon Skywalk, a helicopter descent into the canyon where you land at a private bluff, or both.

It’s possible to go horse riding from the Hualapai Ranch.

Explore the Indian village at eagle point, or enjoy a delicious meal with stunning views at Guano point.

There is plenty to keep you entertained before your return helicopter ride. 

Inclusions

  • Helicopter flight to the grand Canyon and back.
  • Lunch.
  • All taxes and fees.
  • Canyon Skywalk (optional extra).
  • Helicopter to private bluff (optional extra).

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15/ Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour and Colorado River Boat Ride

Duration – 3.5 hours

Amazing views of the Grand Canyon dissecting the desert landscape, the impressive Hoover Dam, and the Colorado River winding it’s way through ancient rock await you on your flight.

You will land 4000ft (12oom) below the rim, beside the Colorado River and pillars of ancient rock.

Enjoy a glass of Champagne and snacks as you absorb the magnificence of the Grand Canyon. 

Afterwards see the Canyon from the unique perspective on a pontoon boat.

Your return flight gives you excellent views as you fly alongside Lake Mead before an exhilarating flight over Las Vegas strip, and all the glamorous bustle of the street. 

Inclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off by limousine.
  • Return flights to the Grand Canyon.
  • Pontoon boat ride on the Colorado River.
  • Glass of Champagne and snacks.
  • All taxes and fees.

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Besides marveling at the vast grandeur of the Grand Canyon, undoubtedly one of the wonders of the world, there is plenty to do.

Brave the glass walkway of the Canyon Skywalk.

See the Canyon loom above you from a pontoon boat ride on the Colorado river.

Enjoy unique views from a private bluff.

Discover Hualapai Indian culture at the village at Eagle Point.

Enjoy amazing views from Guano point while you enjoy a delicious meal.

And of course, take as many photos as you wish.

There are plenty of options to choose from, do them all if you can and really experience the Grand Canyon in depth.

There is a tour to suit everyone and your specific requirements, so look no further than these 15 amazing helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas to fulfill your dreams of seeing this stunning geological wonder.