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No visit to the U.S. west would be complete without a trip to the nearby Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and helicopter tours are definitely the most exciting. Whether you leave from Las Vegas or Arizona, most chopper tours are priced per person, and specific seats can’t be reserved because the staff must determine the load distribution based on the individual and collective weight of the passengers. Airplane tours are also available, and for those with more time, bus tours offer a comprehensive exploration of this magnificent desert wonder, and at a very reasonable price. Most bus tours also offer some optional whirlybird time for an extra fee.

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1. Grand Canyon All American Helicopter Tour

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Lake Mead and Hoover Dam
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Las Vegas
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Add an extra kick to your Las Vegas with a helicopter adventure in the Grand Canyon. You’ll be picked up at your hotel by a limousine and then you’ll be deposited in a 6-passenger jet helicopter. Buckle up for your 35-minute scenic flight over Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, narrated through headphones by your knowledgeable pilot.
You’ll touch down on a bluff just below the Canyon’s West Rim. Toast with a glass of Champagne as you enjoy a classic picnic lunch of sandwiches, salad, fruit, and cookies. After a half hour or so, you’ll be whirling your way back to Sin City for a low flying tour of the Strip before being returned to your hotel in time to enjoy the delights of the casinos and show.

From $399.99

2. Grand Canyon West Rim and Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas with Optional Skywalk

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Hoover Dam
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Las Vegas
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This reasonably priced tour doesn’t involve Champagne or limos, but you can upgrade from a full-sized bus to a smaller, 12-person Mercedes. It’s a 3-hour drive, but buses have AC and WiFi, as well as a driver who points out the sights and provides informative and entertaining information. When you reach your Grand Canyon destination, you can explore the West Rim, hiking up to Eagle Point and Guano Point.
Included in the fare is a visit to the Hualapai Ranch for a wild west show and a hot lunch available from a variety of different locations. Upgrade to a helicopter ride through the canyon and an exciting stroll along the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a glass walkway 4,000 feet in the air.

From $238.99

3. 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan, Arizona

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Grand Canyon
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Grand Canyon
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Your takeoff point will be on the south rim of the Grand Canyon in Tusayan, making it a perfect quick scenic trip if you’re visiting that area of Arizona. This exhilarating 45-minute helicopter flight whisks you from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim to the North Rim.
Through the ECO-Star helicopter’s wraparound panoramic windows, even out the back, you’ll see the world’s largest ponderosa pines in Kaibab National Forest and follow the path of the mighty Colorado River. Here’s your chance to snap a photo of the amazing Painted Desert, Marble Canyon, and Point Imperial before flying back through the dramatic Dragon Corridor, the deepest section of the canyon.

From $276.99

4. Skip the Line: Grand Canyon Skywalk Express Helicopter Tour

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Hoover Dam
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Las Vegas
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This tour is the fastest, most fun way to experience the amazing Grand Canyon Skywalk, the glass bridge suspended 4,000 feet above the canyon. After your hotel pickup in a limo, you’ll hop aboard a jet helicopter, view the Vegas strip from above, then fly over Hoover Dam, the Mojave Desert and Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the U.S.
You’ll touch down at Eagle Point, where you’ll head straight to the head of the line for the popular Skywalk, where you’ll get a complimentary photo and souvenir bag, all included in the price. Use your extra time to explore the Hualapai Native American village before the return trip.

From $529.99

5. Deluxe Grand Canyon South Rim Airplane Tour

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Airplane Tour
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Grand Canyon’
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This tour is a perfect way to spend a full day exploring the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. Beginning with your pickup in Las Vegas, you’ll then board an executive-style airplane with leather interior and huge windows, and cruise to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim for hiking and sightseeing.
After you land, you’ll have ground transportation to various lookout locations in Grand Canyon National Park while learning about the history and geology of this natural wonder. Upgrade to include a 25-minute helicopter flight over the canyon. Gourmet box lunch, bottled water and Las Vegas hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

From $329.99

6. Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades

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Hoover Dam
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Grand Canyon
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This low-priced, narrated bus tour to the Grand Canyon South Rim and National Geographic Visitor Center from Las Vegas offers a full day to explore the canyon. The many optional upgrades (for a fee) include an IMAX movie about the canyon, a two-hour Jeep tour around the South Rim, or a helicopter jaunt.
This is a very long tour, but you’ll have plenty of photo ops, a stop at Hoover Dam and you’ll have time for lunch, souvenir shopping, learning about history and geology, and for appreciating the desert from your air-conditioned bus. Bring some warm clothing, as it does get cold in the canyon and wet at the dam.

From $109.99

7. Grand Canyon 4-in-1 Helicopter Tour

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Lake Mead & Hoover Dam
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Colorado River
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This tour is an elaborate 6 ½ hour Grand Canyon experience. It starts in Vegas with your hotel limousine pickup and after your scenic ride over Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, you’ll swoop down to the canyon floor and board a pontoon boat for a scenic float down the Colorado River.
Then you’re off to Eagle Point for a West Rim tour, and an optional upgrade thrill walk along the glass Skywalk, 4,000 feet in the air. Lunch is served at Guano Point and is included in the ticket price. There are some weight restrictions and this tour is not recommended for wheelchair users.

From $598.99

8. Grand Canyon West Rim Deluxe Sunset Helicopter Tour

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Champagne picnic
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Hoover Dam & Lake Mead
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After your hotel pickup, you’ll have a scenic 45-minute flight in a state of the art helicopter and land on a private bluff in the Grand Canyon for a Champagne picnic just as the sun prepares to set behind the canyon walls.
Recorded commentary accompanies your view of sights such as the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead aboard your 6-passenger whirlybird. On your return, you’ll soar low over the Las Vegas Strip to see the colorful neon lights as you’ve never seen them before. Then your limousine will return you to your hotel. Passengers can choose to upgrade their aircraft when they get to the airport.

From $499.99

9. Grand Canyon West Rim Luxury Helicopter Tour

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Black Canyon
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Hoover Dam & Lake Mead
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Your Grand Canyon luxury helicopter adventure starts with a pickup from your Las Vegas hotel by a luxury van. After your transfer to the airport in Boulder City, passengers get some light refreshments, a safety briefing and then hop on a state of the art A-Star helicopter. Take to the skies for a 70-minute flight to the Grand Canyon.
Along the way, you’ll pass over Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Fortification Hill, and the dark volcanic cliffs of the Black Canyon. You’ll have a chance to do some souvenir shopping at the Grand Canyon West Airport, including arts and crafts by Native Americans.

From $299.99

10. Deluxe Grand Canyon All-American Helicopter Tour

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Hoover Dam
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Champagne picnic
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After your limo pickup at your Las Vegas hotel, you’ll board a luxurious EC-130 helicopter for an up-close look at the West Rim, Hoover Dam, and other local highlights on this popular tour in a state of the art EC-130 helicopter. Listen to informative commentary from your pilot as you navigate red rock canyon walls and snap photos of breathtaking mountain views.
Flying through the canyon with the Colorado River snaking along beneath you is a spectacular experience. You’ll stop 3,200 feet below the rim of the Grand Canyon for a Champagne picnic and you’ll have approximately 30 minutes of free time to explore this natural wonder before your return trip.

From $426.99

Don't Miss a One of the 7 Natural Wonders

No visit to the U.S. west would be complete without a trip to the nearby Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and helicopter tours are definitely the most exciting.