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Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 9 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Fly from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon in a sightseeing helicopter, touch down deep in the canyon for a Champagne toast, and explore the scenic desert landscape in luxurious style. This Grand Canyon helicopter tour includes plenty of flying time, hotel pickup and drop-off in Las Vegas, and drinks and snacks on a private bluff inside the Grand Canyon.
  • Grand Canyon helicopter tour from Las Vegas
  • Fly over Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, and the Las Vegas Strip
  • Champagne toast and snacks included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Las Vegas
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45-minute (approx.) flight each way in a state-of-the-art Eco-Star helicopter
Landing on a private bluff in the Grand Canyon
Champagne toast and light snack (vegetables, fruit, crackers and cheese)
Hotel pickup and drop-off by deluxe van
All taxes and fees
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Begin with pickup at your hotel in Las Vegas, travel to the heliport to meet the pilot, and board an air-conditioned Eco-Star helicopter. Settle into a comfortable seat with personal headphones—if desired, you may listen to a recorded commentary about the Grand Canyon throughout the flight—then lift off for the flight across the desert. On your way to the Grand Canyon’s West Rim, fly above Lake Las Vegas and Lake Mead, then see the Hoover Dam from the air, with perfect aerial views of the recent bypass bridge.

Catch your first glimpse of the Grand Canyon, then dive below the high desert to touch down on a private bluff 3,500 feet (1,067 meters) below the rim, and just 300 feet (90 meters) above the Colorado River.

In the shade of a traditional Ramada shelter, enjoy a Champagne toast and light snacks, chat with the helicopter pilot, or simply enjoy the scenery in an exclusive, uncrowded location. After your time at the bluff, board the helicopter for the flight back to Las Vegas, passing over the Strip on your way to the heliport, where you meet a driver for return transfer to your hotel.

Please note: Per FAA regulations, all passengers 18 years and older are required to show photo ID such as a driver's license or passport at the time of check-in.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Experience the beauty of the Grand Canyon from the air and ground on this 90-minute helicopter tour from Las Vegas. After being picked up from your hotel, you'll be driven to the heliport where you’ll board your air-conditioned Eco-Star helicopter. On your way to the Grand Canyon’s West Rim, soar over Lake Las Vegas and Lake Mead.
Pass By:  
Hoover Dam
As you fly over the Hoover Dam, you'll be left in awe at this particularly spectacular sight from the air, curved between the rock canyon walls. Marvel at this architectural wonder and enjoy the amazing views of the recently built bypass bridge. During your flight, you can listen to a recorded commentary about the Grand Canyon and its surrounds via headphones.
Stop At:  
Grand Canyon West
As you reach the Grand Canyon and fly deeper and further into the canyon than any other helicopter tour, land on a private bluff overlooking the flowing Colorado River. From this incredible perch over 3,000 feet below the canyon rim, toast to your experience with a glass of Champagne and a light snack. While you celebrate and relax under an authentic Native American ramada shelter, your pilot will be happy to answer any questions you have about the canyon or your helicopter flight.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
The Strip
Back in the helicopter, enjoy another 45-minute flight back to Las Vegas, this time flying over the world famous Strip. When you land, your transportation will be waiting to whisk you back to your hotel. Please note: 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.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 300 lbs (136 kg or 21 stone) will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour.
  • The total combined passenger weight (including pilot) cannot exceed 1240lbs (563kg)
  • There is a maximum capacity of seven (7) people per helicopter, plus your pilot.
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Maverick Helicopter Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas.
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Is there a minimum age to fly on the Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas?
A:
No, children under the age of two with valid paperwork are considered a lap child and fly at no cost.
Feb 2021
Q:
Can a child fly without an accompanying adult on the Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas?
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 Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas?
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 Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas?
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 Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas?
A:
Our flights use EC130 helicopters by Airbus Helicopters.
Feb 2021
Q:
What is the helicopter capacity on the Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas?
A:
Our helicopter can accommodate up to 6-7 passengers.
Feb 2021
Q:
Can I arrange a private helicopter for just my party on the Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas?
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 Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas?
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 Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas?
A:
Yes, a Government-issued ID is required at check-in.
Feb 2021
Q:
What time of day do you recommend to fly on the Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas?
A:
The sunset flight is the most popular departure time of the day, while midday flights offer detailed views of canyon walls. Early morning flights are popular in the summer as the temperature in the canyon is cooler.
Feb 2021
Q:
What happens if there is bad weather for the Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas?
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
Q:
How should I dress for the Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas?
A:
It depends on the weather and the location. We suggest comfortable clothing and all guests must wear shoes.
Feb 2021
Q:
Can I take pictures with the helicopter before/after the Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas?
A:
We take your picture with the helicopter and the pilot before departure. Afterward, we encourage you to take as many photos as possible.
Feb 2021
Q:
Are there any special considerations for pregnant women on the Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas?
A:
No, but consult a doctor if you are in your last trimester.
Feb 2021
Q:
How long before the scheduled flight time will I be picked up from my hotel for the Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour?
A:
It will depend on which hotel you are being picked up from, but can range between 40 min – 2 hours prior to flight time.
Feb 2021
Q:
How long after the Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas is finished will I be back at my hotel?
A:
This is will depend on which hotel you are being taken back to but shouldn’t be more than an hour.
Feb 2021
Q:
Is there parking near the terminal for self-driving customers on the Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas?
A:
Yes, there is parking at no cost for self-drive customers.
Feb 2021
Q:
Do you do anything to celebrate any special occasions on the Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas?
A:
We do not have any special packages but can always try to accommodate requests.
Feb 2021
Q:
What happens if I am over the weight limit at check-in for the Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas?
A:
We take all weights at the time of booking to prevent this but if a guest's weight is over we will do our best to accommodate. If we cannot move things around we will have to cancel the reservation.
Feb 2021
Q:
May I bring food/drink on board with me for the Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas?
A:
Only bottled water is permitted on the Helicopter.
Feb 2021
Q:
Should I eat before the Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas or wait until afterward?
A:
That is totally up to you. We do offer snacks at our terminal and on several of the flight options we have.
Feb 2021
Q:
Can I bring my service animal on the Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas?
A:
Unfortunately, there are no service animals permitted on any of the helicopter flights.
Feb 2021

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  • "I would recommend doing it early in the morning as the heat is tough later in the day." See review
  • "Great but not perfect, beautiful experience but if it is hot outside there are couple of moments that it is not pleasant, also if you have air sickness it might be uncomfortable." See review
  • "I chose to go early (1st flight out) and had a good portion of the day to do other things." See review

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star-5
Exceptional Experience
Sean_B
, Aug 2021
The experience was amazing and I came in with high expectations. I have no complaints with the check in, the flight , the pilot (Tim?) he was excellent. The return shuttle did not have A/C. I recommend Maverick to everyone, great job, great staff.
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star-5
Once in a lifetime trip!
Marilyn_S
, Aug 2021
What a thrill to see everything from the air. Our pilot was great and took great care in not only flying us, but explaining what we were seeing. A very worthwhile tour to take.
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star-5
Simply the best way to go to the Grand Canyon.
Chibi_V
, Aug 2021
Amazing ride, great views, worth it for the convenience alone. The drive would have been 2 hours of desert!
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star-5
Awesome, Best activity ever
Gloria_J
, Jul 2021
I like the refreshments in the grand canton. Flying over the waters, ne er been to Arizona until this ride.
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star-5
Awesome 😎
Victor_S
, Jul 2021
I was very happy with the entire experience. The flight was awesome highlighted with the Hoover Dam fly over... Amazing view! I did sit in front which helped. The Grand Canyon is just that... Our pilot educated us during the flight of what we viewing during the fly overs... Even the champagne was good. Would do it again!
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star-5
Great Las Vegas Experience!
James_R
, Jul 2021
This was one of the best experiences of our lives. My wife booked this trip for my 50th BD and I couldn’t imagine a better present. Everything was very smooth from the shuttle ride to the check in to the actual trip. Ian (our pilot) was outstanding! He gave us a great history of all the landmarks (Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, the Canyon, The Strip) and played great music! Ian was very nice and made the trip that much better. We were unsure about sharing a helicopter with strangers but that was a nonissue. Everyone was great about rotating seats so each person had a chance to sit up front and everyone was very nice.. I cannot recommend this trip enough to anyone coming to Vegas! One tip: in the summer go early. The heat in Nevada/Arizona is no joke! Earlier it’s much cooler. Thanks sooo much for such a great experience!
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Just do it
Lane_E
, Jul 2021
It was awesome. I would recommend it to everyone. The flight and the sights were great. Not scary at all.
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star-5
Best experience
Miguel_H
, Jul 2021
Everything is so great, the pilot was the best he was explaining everything, I loved when he landed at the canyon it was the best experience ever.
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star-4
wonderful views, watch your time.
Joelann_B
, Jul 2021
our guide was wonderful, he took us down the canyon and had so much to say, he was informative. the only thing i did not like was the time they said we needed to be there. if your hotel is the furthest away from the airport you will be the first to be picked up. and that is nearly an hour before you leave on your flight. we had to catch a cab because of the times were off. this almost ruined everything and for that price they,at the front desk could have refunded the cost of the cab.
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star-3
Misleading.
Natalie
, Jul 2021
The west rim tour was great! Why I gave this only 3 stars is because Viator sold me this tour under the premise that it was a PRIVATE helicopter tour for my party. However, we were paired with another family of four to our surprise. I spent hours researching the best tour for our expectations, including in depth conversation with the booking team at Viator. Also, our tour had to be pushed up and we missed the pickup at our hotel and had to take our own car. I’d recommend booking directly through Maverick Helicopters.
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