Vegas to GC West Rim Airplane Tour & Heli Ride with Colorado River Cruise
Fly via airplane from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon West Rim. Board a helicopter and descend 4,000 feet to the bottom of the canyon, where you’ll then hop on a pontoon boat for a relaxing Colorado River cruise. Before catching your return flight, experience the thrilling Skywalk.
Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Colorado River Cruise and Optional Skywalk Highlights:
- Embark on a scenic flight from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon West and take in incredible views of Lake Mead, the Colorado River, Mojave Desert and much more.
- Upon landing at the rim, board a helicopter for a thrilling 4,000 foot descent to the canyon’s floor.
- Hop in a pontoon boat and enjoy a mellow Colorado River cruise.
- Gaze up around you at the stunning canyon walls, sprawling on each side.
- Afterward, fly back up to the canyon’s rim and experience the breathtaking Skywalk - a tremendous U-shaped glass bridge that juts out 70 feet from the canyon’s rim, giving guests the chance to stand 4,000 feet in the air.
Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
The Grand Canyon is one of the world’s most impressive geological wonders. A two billion-year-old gorge eroded slowly by wind and water, the only way to fully take in the canyon’s grandeur is on a top to bottom tour! The West Rim is the only section of the Grand Canyon where you can fly to the bottom via helicopter. A perfect solution for those pressed on time, soak up breathtaking views from the sky, check out the viewpoints along the rim, and explore the canyon floor - all in one day!
About Your Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Colorado River Cruise Experience:
Get picked up from your hotel and escorted to the airport where you’ll board your Vistaliner airplane. As you set off from Boulder City, take in breathtaking views from your window. Soar over the Colorado River, Lake Mead, and the Hoover Dam. As you approach the West Rim, enjoy stunning views of Guano Point, Eagle Point and the Skywalk.
Upon landing at the rim, disembark the airplane and board a helicopter for a thrilling 4,000 foot descent to the canyon’s floor. Take a short hike to the banks of the Colorado River and hop on a pontoon boat for a relaxing cruise. Gaze up at the stunning canyon walls surrounding you as you gently make your way up the river before being whisked back to the rim.
Enjoy a meal amidst the incredible scenery and take advantage of the complimentary hop-on hop-off shuttle service between Eagle Point and Guano Point. After a full day of Grand Canyon sightseeing, catch your return flight back to Las Vegas.
Situated right across from Eagle Point, visit the West Rim’s exhilarating, man-made Skywalk. A tremendous, U-shaped glass bridge that juts out 70 feet from the canyon’s rim, feel the adrenaline as you walk along the platform, suspended 4,000 feet in the air.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Roundtrip flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon in a Vistaliner airplane
- 4,000 foot helicopter descent and return
- Pontoon boat Colorado River cruise
- Access to hop-on, hop-off shuttle at the West Rim
- Entry to the Skywalk (for an additional cost)
Know Before You Go:
Tour duration: Approximately 7 hours, hotel to hotel
Flight time: 70 minute round trip flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon West via Vistaliner airplane
Helicopter ride 5-10 minute descent to the bottom of the canyon and return flight to the rim via EC 130 helicopter
Time spent at the canyon: Approximately 4 hours
Colorado River cruise: 15-20 minute pontoon boat ride
Hotel pickup: Complimentary pickup from most major hotels in Las Vegas (if your hotel is not covered, or if you are not staying in a hotel, you may redeem your pickup at the nearest major hotel). You will be picked up 1 hour and 30 minutes prior to the time slot you book your tour for. The booking time is when your flight departs.
Departure airport: Boulder City
What to bring: Vvalid photo I.D. (required for all passengers boarding the aircraft), sunscreen, sunglasses and camera. (Please note: the use of Selfie Sticks and extending camera poles are strictly prohibited in and around the aircraft.)
Can I take pictures at the Skywalk? Unfortunately, no. To protect the glass paneling from scratches, personal items including cameras and cellphones are not allowed on the Skywalk. There are lockers on site to safely store your belongings in the meantime. You can purchase a souvenir photo from a professional photographer.
Is Skywalk safe? Absolutely! In fact, the Skywalk can support the weight of 71 fully loaded 747 airplane. To put this into perspective, that’s equivalent to more than eight hundred 200 lb. people. It can also withstand winds up to 100 miles per hour and magnitude 8.0 earthquakes. Still not convinced? The red limestone that anchors the Skywalk can support 16,000 pounds of pressure per square inch.
Grand Canyon West hours: April - August: 7 am - 7 pm September - March: 8 am - 6 pm
You may reschedule or cancel your tour without penalty up to 24 hours prior to your scheduled departure time. Rescheduling your tour within 24 hours of commencement may result in a change fee of $50 or less. Cancellations within 24 hours of departure are non-refundable.
What a great experience. From the moment that I was picked up from my hotel til I was dropped back, everyone that I came in contact with from Mavericks was just great. Aaron our pilot was outstanding. If your the type of person that like to get out and see the world, this is a must
Quality organization from staff to pilots. Aircraft in superb condition. Everything done to make the tour flight safe and entertaining for the customer.
This is a first class operation; we truly had the time of our lives and are still in awe of the sites we saw. Our pilot Josh was professional and competent. His knowledge of the area was impressive. I can’t wait to come back and do it again.
Upon booking this tour, you will receive instant confirmation. On the day of your experience, display your booking voucher via mobile upon hotel pickup (no printout necessary). All passengers booked on the tour will be required to present government issued forms of identification before boarding the aircraft. Complimentary pickup from most major hotels in Las Vegas is included with your booking. If your hotel is not covered, or, if you are not staying in a hotel, you may redeem your pickup at the nearest major hotel. You will be picked up 1 hour and 30 minutes prior to the time slot you book your tour for. The booking time is when your flight departs.
Tour starts & ends at your hotel, Las Vegas
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