Talk about a tough choice… should you see the Grand Canyon by airplane, or helicopter? Why choose? You can do BOTH! On the Grand Canyon Connoisseur with Helicopter Tour, you’ll enjoy not only the most popular Las Vegas Grand Canyon Air Tour, but the most popular Grand Canyon helicopter tour, too.
TOUR DURATION: ~10 Hours hotel to hotel)
Pickups from Major Hotels on the Strip are 60 – 90 minutes prior to departure times.
Your adventure begins with shuttle bus service from your Las Vegas hotel to the Boulder City Municipal Airport, where you’ll board a Scenic Airlines fixed wing airplane bound for Grand Canyon South Rim. As your plane glides over the vast expanse of the Mojave Desert, Hoover Dam and Lake Mead come into view. These marvels of 20th century engineering changed the face of the American West, transforming it into the economic powerhouse it is today. As the land rises before you and lake becomes river, you’re now over the Grand Canyon!
After about an hour’s flight, you land at Grand Canyon National Park Airport, the 2nd busiest airport in the state of Arizona. Here, it’s time to transition to the next part of your day’s adventure, aboard Papillon helicopters. After a brief check-in at Papillon’s state of the art heliport, you’re up and away! Crossing the South Rim of the Grand Canyon near Grandview Point, you’ll soar across the widest deepest part of the gorge, peering 5,000’ down to the heart of the canyon – the Colorado River. Soon, you’re face to face with the Grand Canyon’s higher, more densely forested side – the North Rim. This side of the canyon, which is only open for part of the year, supports plant and animal life the drier South Rim does not, such as aspen, oak and birch trees, and the distinctive Kaibab Squirrel.
Soon, it’s time to head back to Grand Canyon South Rim via the Dragon Corridor, one of the Grand Canyon’s most photogenic areas. You’ll catch up with the rest of your tour group inside historic Grand Canyon Village, where you’ll have time to stroll along the canyon rim or shop for mementos of your Grand Canyon tour before hopping back on the plane and heading back to Boulder City. You won’t believe how much you got to see and do in one incredible day!
Lunch is also included in the price of your tour, as is hotel shuttle service from most major hotels on the Strip or Downtown.
Terms and Conditions: Passengers must reconfirm 24 hours prior to tour or may be subject to cancellation. No-shows are not refunded. Tour itineraries, prices and fees subject to change without notice.
Dinner and Show Reservations: Times and durations are approximate and may be affected by weather, traffic or other factors. We strongly discourage you from scheduling any time-sensitive activities, such as dinner reservations or show tickets, for the evening following your Las Vegas Grand Canyon tour. GrandCanyon.com and its affiliates can assume no responsibility for activities missed due to unexpected delays.
Please Note: Due to air traffic control, views of the Hoover Dam may be restricted on certain flights. Tours may require a minimum number of passengers to operate. Not all tours are wheelchair accessible. Please check with the reservation agent for details or available tours.
Reservations: (888) 635-7272 or (702) 736-7243