This low level Grand Canyon helicopter flight will take you over the awe inspiring West Rim of the Grand Canyon, as well as Lake Mead and Hoover Dam. As you approach the canyon, you’re flown over Black Mountains, a volcanic mountain range. From there, you’ll fly over Grape Vine Mesa, the Grand Wash Cliffs and enter the Grand Canyon.
You’ll then descend roughly 4,000 feet before landing on the floor of the Grand Canyon at the Hualapai Indian reservation, the only area of the canyon where aircraft can fly in and land. Breakfast/brunch is also served along the banks of the Colorado River.
Times and Location
Tour Times: 6:30 AM
Tour Length: Approximately 9 hours
Departing: Las Vegas
Destination: Grand Canyon
Landing on the west side of the canyon’s floor is a crucial inclusion on everyone’s bucket list and since because you are arriving from Las Vegas, it has to be done in traditional “Vegas Style.” Champagne (and additional beverage choices) and a light snack will be waiting for you.
We want your experience to start off on the right foot, so allow us to pick you up from your hotel in a luxury stretch limousine and escort you to our lovely pre-flight lounge area.
IN FLIGHT NARRATION
Narration, pilot commentary of the major historical landmarks and music are all offered in a manner that timed perfectly with your flight. There are also extensive language options offered to foreign language speakers.
Your flight takes you past the Hoover Dam, one of the most incredible feats of modern day engineering. The Hoover took over 3 million cubic yards of concrete in order to reach completion – enough to pave a highway from one side of the country to the other.
The Mojave may appear to be quite harsh and barren from a further distance, but you will be able to take a much closer look and catch a glimpse of several different habitats (such as mountains and wetlands) that shelter a vast abundance of plant, fish and animal species.
Crossing the shimmering waters and sandstone shorelines of Lake Mead is one of the most interesting parts of your journey to the Grand Canyon. Hoover Dam formed Lake Mead. It still has the largest capacity of any reservoir in the nation. It’s the largest man made lake in the United States. The thousands of plants and animals that reside in this area have all learned to apart to the unique weather conditions of the region.
As you draw closer to the Grand Canyon, you can also follow the bending path of the Colorado and take in views of a river that is 1,450 miles long and flows at a rate of over 800 million gallons per minute.
Ever found yourself wondering why the Grand Canyon is one of the world’s seven natural wonders? Take time out to soar through its landscape and find out for yourself. Its sheer size and geologic coloration will take your breath away. The canyon is a mile deep and 18 miles wide. Explore its landscape from a whole new perspective.
CHARTER TO THE RIVER
After the helicopter tour has concluded, you will land at Boulder City Airport. From there, we transfer you to a charter to Hoover Dam, where you will board your raft.
Explore the walls of the canyon as you float down the Colorado River. Look out for local wildlife such as bighorn sheep, antelope and osprey during Black Canyon beach lunch break along the banks of the river. The smooth water ride continues through the Grand Canyon before your trip finally concludes at Willow Beach, Arizona.
A motor coach is then boarded for carefree return to Las Vegas as you reminisce about the amazing trip you’ve just completed. There are a wide range of convenient Las Vegas hotel drop off locations available upon your return.
PASSENGERS WHO DO NOT DISCLOSE ACCURATE WEIGHTS MAY BE FLOWN SEPARATELY FROM THEIR PARTY ON DIFFERENT AIRCRAFT.
Weight must not exceed 300 pounds per person. Passengers exceeding this weight will be required to purchase a second seat. Please call us for more options.
In Las Vegas, as in other parts of the world, tipping is customary and accepted. We feel it is a private matter and it is not included in the cost of our tours.
Reserve tours one day to one year in advance.