Grand Canyon Helicopters

There's a wide variety of Las Vegas helicopter tours to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. How much you pay is determined by type of tour, season, and what time of day you depart.

Prices - Las Vegas to Grand Canyon

Before we go any further, let me say this: Prices are subject to change. Despite the fact that I check pricing daily, I can't guarantee anything because that's the nature of the air-tour business. That "disclaimer" out of the way, let's see if we can get you a good deal on a canyon helicopter tour.


Las Vegas - Grand Canyon
Type Sights Perks Time Price
Air tour Air Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, West Rim, Skywalk Free hotel shuttle 3 hours $249
Bottom landing w/ picnic Landing Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, bottom of canyon, Colorado River, Skywalk Free hotel shuttle, Champagne picnic, guide service 4 hours $284
Bottom landing w/ boat, skywalk Landing Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, canyon bottom, Colorado River, Skywalk, West Rim Free hotel shuttle service, lunch, guide service, VIP Skywalk tickets 6.5 hours $484
Skywalk helicopter Landing Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, West Rim, Skywalk Free hotel shuttle service, lunch, guide service, VIP Skywalk tickets 6 hours $394
Bottom landing w/ sunset Landing

Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, canyon bottom, West Rim, desert sunset

Free hotel shuttle service, Champagne picnic, guide service. 4 hours $329

Indeed, there are more tours, but these make up nearly 90 percent of all helicopter tours purchased.

Get A Las Vegas Helicopter

West Rim

Helicopter tours originating in Las Vegas only fly to the West Rim, which is also known as Grand Canyon West. Choppers go more than 200 mph and make the 120-mile trip in under an hour. If you want to do the South Rim, you have to take a plane or a bus and then transfer to a heli because this rim is 277 miles from LV and outside a helicopter's range.

Fly Direct: Vegas to Grand Canyon South. Hand's down the fastest, most comfortable way to get to the National Park from Sin City. Flight time is just 45 minutes. En route, fly over Hoover Dam and West Rim. Land at South Rim airport. Upgrade to include rim-to-rim helicopter ride and/or transfer to luxury tour bus for 2.5 hour guided excursion inside the Park. This is you ticket if you've got your sights set on this rim. More information.

The aerial tour is a favorite of travelers who have limited time and who just want to sample the Grand Canyon. You can't go wrong with this trip, especially when Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon Skywalk are thrown into the mix.

However, if you have the time, I recommend you consider a landing tour. These trips are more comprehensive in scope and let you really interact with the best of the Seven Wonders of the World. It also needs to be pointed out that the West Rim is the only place where you can land on the bottom of the canyon.


The great thing about air tours is that they are priced to appeal to a wide range of travelers. However, if your group begins to feel a pinch, I suggest you consider an airplane tour. They're cheaper and they can accommodate up to 19 people on a single flight. This is an important distinction because helicopters can only take six people at a time.

If, however, the issue is price, here are 2 simple ways to get a great deal:

1). RSVP. If you're trying to purchase a helicopter tour within 24 hours of departure, good luck. Same if you're trying to do it same-day. In most cases, everything will be sold out. If something's available, it's one seat or departs at the end of the day. Too many people ask me if it's wise to book at the destination. No, it isn't.

2). Shop Online. The best deals are on the Internet. It's been that way for the past 5 years. The most significant development during this time is the best promotions are now found on tour operator websites! That said, the ONE thing you need to remember is to purchase the trip online in order to qualify for that hefty Internet discount. Failure to do that can lead to you paying full price!

Final Words

I hope you found this information useful. It's the culmination of my many years in the travel industry. As things change (prices, tour packages, vendors, specials), I'll update the page so if you don't act now on today's sales, come on back.

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