Why Book a Grand Canyon Skywalk Helicopter Tour?
Although there are many ways to travel to the Skywalk Bridge at Grand Canyon West, few will take your breath away like the spectacular aerial view aboard a Papillon helicopter tour. With more than 50 years flying the Grand Canyon and beyond, Papillon is the largest and most experienced helicopter tour operator in the world.
While the glass cantilever bridge is undoubtedly a highlight of any tour to the Grand Canyon West Rim, it’s only a glimpse at all that this Natural Wonder of the World has to offer.
En route to the Grand Canyon Skywalk from Las Vegas, your helicopter will soar over world-famous destinations such as the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Colorado River, the Black Mountains, Grapevine Mesa, and the Grand Canyon.
Once you reach the West Rim, there are two different Skywalk helicopter tour options available.
VIP Skywalk Express
Be a VIP and experience our express helicopter flight with Skywalk at Grand Canyon West. This helicopter tour flies over Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Grand Canyon, before landing on the rim of the canyon where your express shuttle awaits.
Skywalk Getaway with Heli and Boat
This canyon experience brings together three of the most popular activities available at Grand Canyon West. Guests enjoy a helicopter tour from the Las Vegas area over Hoover Dam, Lake Mead before descending to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
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Grand Canyon Skywalk Helicopter Tour FAQs
Is the Grand Canyon Skywalk worth it?
We definitely think the Skywalk is worth adding to your West Rim tour. Picture yourself gazing out over the expanse of the Grand Canyon while suspended 4,000 feet above its floor. Since opening in 2007, this glass cantilever bridge has quickly become one of the most talked about destinations at the Grand Canyon.
If you're visiting the Grand Canyon West Rim, the Skywalk will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour.
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How much is a Grand Canyon Skywalk helicopter tour?
It depends. The price of each Skywalk helicopter tour from Las Vegas is based on the length of your flight and whether there are any additional experiences or upgrades during the tour.
Seem complicated? Don't worry. The cost of each flight is conveniently located next to each individual tour listing. And with Papillon, the rate we quote online is the rate you'll pay. No guesswork required.
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Which Rim of the Grand Canyon is the Skywalk on?
The Grand Canyon Skywalk is located on the West Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Contrary to popular belief, the West Rim is not part of the Grand Canyon National Park. The gorgeous land is owned and operated by the Hualapai Tribe.
In addition to the world-famous Skywalk, this rim also includes breathtaking lookouts like Eagle Point and Guano Point.
Learn more about Grand Canyon West Rim Skywalk tours.
Does Papillon offer bus tours from Las Vegas to the Skywalk?
Absolutely! Aboard a Grand Canyon Skywalk bus tour, you'll get to immerse yourself in the wonders of the Southwest. In addition to Skywalk access, this full-day tour includes views of the ancient Joshua Tree Forest, the Hoover Dam, and breathtaking lookouts like Guano Point and Eagle Point.
Grand Canyon Skywalk Helicopter Tours
Express Helicopter Tour with VIP Skywalk
After soaring across the Southwestern desert, this helicopter tour will land at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. From there, a shuttle will transport you to one of the most famous lookouts in the Grand Canyon: Eagle Point. In 2007, this gorgeous section of the canyon also became home to the Skywalk at Grand Canyon.
Disembark the shuttle and cut straight to the front of the line with a VIP Skywalk pass. Once on the bridge, stare straight down through the glass bottom for some of the most spectacular views that the Grand Canyon has to offer. For a little perspective, this bridge hangs 70 feet over the rim of the canyon and 4,000 feet above its floor!
Across from the bridge, marvel at Eagle Point - the colossal stone formation that resembles an eagle spreading its wings for flight. Finally, pose for a complimentary souvenir photo of your Skywalk experience before boarding your helicopter for the flight back to Vegas.
Upgraded Boat and Helicopter Tour with VIP Skywalk
Ready to fully immerse yourself in the wonders of the Grand Canyon West Rim? This three-in-one sightseeing getaway combines some of the most popular activities available at Grand Canyon West in a single tour.
Begin your tour with a spectacular helicopter flight across the world-famous scenes of the Southwest. Experience stunning bird's-eye views of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Grand Canyon, and more.
Once you've reached the West Rim, the helicopter will descend 4,000 feet to the base of the Grand Canyon. There, a pontoon boat will take you on a Colorado River cruise between the canyon's ancient stone walls. Stare in awe at the thousands of feet of steep, layered rock carved out by the river as you're gently floating along.
After docking the boat, re-board your helicopter for an ascent back up to the West Rim of the canyon. A shuttle service will be waiting to transport you to Eagle Point for the Skywalk experience.
Skip the lines with your VIP pass to the Skywalk. If you're feeling a little extra brave, mosey right up to the edge of the low railings and take a peek at the Colorado River rushing beneath your feet. Commemorate the incredible day with a souvenir photo on the Skywalk before boarding the helicopter for your return flight.