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Las Vegas to Grand Canyon Tours

Papillon is the world’s oldest and longest running air tour company, transporting over 600,000 guests from around the world from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Bryce Canyon, and beyond. You can visit the Grand Canyon on a helicopter tour in just an afternoon's time when you visit the Strip on a Las Vegas vacation. We also operate dazzling helicopter tours over the Las Vegas Strip – the only true way to experience all the neon lights and sights! Whether you're visiting Vegas with your special someone, your friends, or the whole family, we can’t wait to help you experience your Las Vegas adventure. 

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Popular Tours from Las Vegas

EC-130 at the floor of the West Rim on a Grand Canyon helicopter landing tour
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Grand Celebration Tour

This helicopter tour provides stunning aerial views of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and Grand Canyon West. Best of all, this tour lands at the bottom of the canyon on a private plateau overlooking the mighty Colorado River.

starting from
$499.00
$609.00
per/person
hoover dam helicopter view
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Hoover Dam and Las Vegas Strip Flight

This Las Vegas helicopter tour departs from our air terminal near Las Vegas Boulevard, then flies over famous Las Vegas sights like Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and the Colorado River before returning to the city and flying over the entire Strip.

starting from
$209.00
per/person
Helicopter tour flying past the Palazzo Hotel on Las Vegas Strip
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Strip Highlights Night Flight

Experience the casinos from above aboard a luxurious Las Vegas helicopter tour. You’ll fly over the Strip and Downtown Vegas to see all the neon lights that make Sin City famous. This is the most impressive and memorable way to view Las Vegas!

starting from
$124.00
$139.00
per/person
Helicopter flying over the rim of Grand Canyon
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VIP at the Rim Helicopter Tour

Experience the most beautiful lookout points across the West Rim on this VIP Grand Canyon helicopter tour! For the ultimate adventure, add entry to the Skywalk Bridge.

starting from
$559.00
$614.00
per/person
A Grand Canyon helicopter tour flies over the nearby Lake Mead en route to the park.
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Golden Eagle Air Tour

The perfect helicopter tour for Las Vegas guests who are pressed for time and wish to see as much of the Grand Canyon as possible. This tour includes aerial views of Hoover Dam and Lake Mead as well as the spectacular Grand Canyon.

starting from
$399.00
$519.00
per/person
white and red papillon airplane flys over the grand canyon
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Grand Canyon Deluxe with Hummer

Fly from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon National Park on an airplane tour for a full-day sightseeing excursion. This adventure tour includes unforgettable aerial views as well as stops to several famous lookout points aboard an open-air Hummer.

starting from
$619.00
$709.00
per/person
papillon helicopter landing at the bottom of the grand canyon west rim during grand voyager tour
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Grand Voyager Rim to River

Experience one of the most comprehensive Grand Canyon tours available! You'll fly from Vegas to Grand Canyon West and enjoy an airplane tour, helicopter tour, boating adventure, and several canyon viewpoints!

starting from
$594.00
$689.00
per/person
A Las Vegas helicopter tour flies over the Strip casinos at night
Popular Tour

Las Vegas Helicopter Tour - Strip Night Flight with Transfers

Experience the magnificence of the Strip casinos and neon lights from the sky aboard a luxurious Las Vegas helicopter tour. Included is roundtrip transport to Papillon’s VIP helicopter terminal for your memorable flight.

starting from
$154.00
per/person

Air Tours Over Grand Canyon

A Grand Canyon helicopter tour flies over the nearby Lake Mead en route to the park.
Special Offer!

Golden Eagle Air Tour

The perfect helicopter tour for Las Vegas guests who are pressed for time and wish to see as much of the Grand Canyon as possible. This tour includes aerial views of Hoover Dam and Lake Mead as well as the spectacular Grand Canyon.

starting from
$399.00
$519.00
per/person
a small red and white airplane soars over a stone gorge of the grand canyon national park
Popular Tour

Highlights Over Grand Canyon Tour

Hop aboard one of our luxurious airplanes - specifically designed for sightseeing - and take in inspiring aerial views of Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, The Colorado River, and Grand Canyon West.

starting from
$244.00
per/person

Golden Eagle with Vegas Strip

The Golden Eagle helicopter tour over the West Rim is the perfect tour for visitors with limited time to experience the Grand Canyon, the Las Vegas Strip, and the surrounding desert scenery from the sky.

starting from
$599.00
per/person

Tour to the Bottom of Grand Canyon

Helicopter landed at the bottom during a Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour
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Grand Celebration with Las Vegas Strip

Our most in-demand Grand Canyon helicopter tour! Experience a canyon floor landing with a champagne toast and refreshments. You can enhance your tour with a sunset departure, flying over the Las Vegas Strip just as the neon lights come to life.

starting from
$599.00
$709.00
per/person
EC-130 at the floor of the West Rim on a Grand Canyon helicopter landing tour
Special Offer!

Grand Celebration Tour

This helicopter tour provides stunning aerial views of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and Grand Canyon West. Best of all, this tour lands at the bottom of the canyon on a private plateau overlooking the mighty Colorado River.

starting from
$499.00
$609.00
per/person
papillon helicopter landing at the bottom of the grand canyon west rim during grand voyager tour
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Grand Voyager Rim to River

Experience one of the most comprehensive Grand Canyon tours available! You'll fly from Vegas to Grand Canyon West and enjoy an airplane tour, helicopter tour, boating adventure, and several canyon viewpoints!

starting from
$594.00
$689.00
per/person
View of Eagle Point and the Grand Canyon Skywalk

Skywalk Getaway with Heli and Boat

This canyon experience brings together some of the most popular activities available at Grand Canyon West. Guests will enjoy a helicopter tour that descends to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, a Colorado River boat tour, and access to the Skywalk Bridge!

starting from
$849.00
per/person
Red helicopter taking off from the bottom of Grand Canyon West.

Grand Celebration with Black Canyon River Raft

This Grand Canyon helicopter tour starts from Las Vegas and soars to the West Rim for a landing at the very bottom and a rafting tour along the Colorado River.

starting from
$789.00
per/person

Experience the Grand Canyon Skywalk

Helicopter flying over the rim of Grand Canyon
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VIP at the Rim Helicopter Tour

Experience the most beautiful lookout points across the West Rim on this VIP Grand Canyon helicopter tour! For the ultimate adventure, add entry to the Skywalk Bridge.

starting from
$559.00
$614.00
per/person
View of Eagle Point and the Grand Canyon Skywalk

Skywalk Getaway with Heli and Boat

This canyon experience brings together some of the most popular activities available at Grand Canyon West. Guests will enjoy a helicopter tour that descends to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, a Colorado River boat tour, and access to the Skywalk Bridge!

starting from
$849.00
per/person
guests walking on the glass bridge looking at from the skywalk from las vegas
Popular Tour

Grand Canyon Experience with Skywalk

Take a stroll 4,000 feet in the air on the Skywalk and see the bottom of the Grand Canyon West through the glass floor beneath your feet! You'll also visit a local Native American village for fun activities and authentic crafts.

starting from
$384.00
per/person

Explore Grand Canyon West

Helicopter flying over the rim of Grand Canyon
Special Offer!

VIP at the Rim Helicopter Tour

Experience the most beautiful lookout points across the West Rim on this VIP Grand Canyon helicopter tour! For the ultimate adventure, add entry to the Skywalk Bridge.

starting from
$559.00
$614.00
per/person
aerial view of people walking on the grand canyon skywalk
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Grand Canyon Experience

Fly from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon West aboard a sightseeing airplane and explore the breathtaking viewpoints at Eagle Point and Guano Point. A fantastic Vegas day trip!

starting from
$349.00
$454.00
per/person
papillon helicopter landing at the bottom of the grand canyon west rim during grand voyager tour
Special Offer!

Grand Voyager Rim to River

Experience one of the most comprehensive Grand Canyon tours available! You'll fly from Vegas to Grand Canyon West and enjoy an airplane tour, helicopter tour, boating adventure, and several canyon viewpoints!

starting from
$594.00
$689.00
per/person

Visit Grand Canyon National Park

white and red papillon airplane flys over the grand canyon
Special Offer!

Grand Canyon Deluxe with Hummer

Fly from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon National Park on an airplane tour for a full-day sightseeing excursion. This adventure tour includes unforgettable aerial views as well as stops to several famous lookout points aboard an open-air Hummer.

starting from
$619.00
$709.00
per/person
white and red helicopter flies over the grand canyon

Grand Canyon Deluxe with Helicopter

This day trip from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon National Park starts with an airplane flight with aerial views of Hoover Dam. At the South Rim, you'll enjoy a helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon expanse!

starting from
$869.00
per/person

Discover Antelope Canyon

view of antelope canyon walls
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Antelope Canyon Expedition

Explore the depths of the world-famous Antelope Canyon with this airplane tour from Las Vegas. You'll also have the opportunity to visit Horseshoe Bend, the near-circular twist in the Colorado River.

starting from
$779.00
per/person

Discover Grand Canyon North

view of grand canyon from the bottom at bar 10 ranch in grand canyon north with atv riding guests

Grand Canyon North Air Ground Tour

Escape the crowds and visit an exclusive and visually stunning region of Grand Canyon. Accessible to few, this tour includes an ATV adventure to the northern edge of the canyon near Bar 10 Ranch.

starting from
$489.00
per/person

Tour the Las Vegas Strip

Red helicopter flying over Las Vegas past the Palazzo Hotel at night
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Fly & Dine Luxury Night Out

Experience the lights and sights of the Strip aboard a Las Vegas helicopter tour! This flight includes a luxury dining experience at either Mott 32 or Matteo’s Ristorante Italiano in the Venetian Resort.

starting from
$259.00
per/person
with 2 person group
a red helicopter flies over the lit-up Strip casinos at night during a Las Vegas helicopter tour
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Neon Night Flight Spectacular

Revel in the illuminating lights on a thrilling nighttime Las Vegas helicopter tour! You'lll also receive entry to the unforgettable collection of the city's most iconic neon signs – The Neon Museum!

starting from
$199.00
per/person
a Las Vegas helicopter tour flies past the Palazzo at night
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Afternoon Bites + Night Flights

Savor a three-course lunchtime tasting menu at Buddy V's Ristorante in the beautiful Venetian Resort before luxury transport to our VIP terminal, where you will enjoy a Las Vegas helicopter tour for breathtaking views of the Strip casinos.

starting from
$199.00
per/person
A Las Vegas helicopter tour flies over the Strip casinos at night
Popular Tour

Las Vegas Helicopter Tour - Strip Night Flight with Transfers

Experience the magnificence of the Strip casinos and neon lights from the sky aboard a luxurious Las Vegas helicopter tour. Included is roundtrip transport to Papillon’s VIP helicopter terminal for your memorable flight.

starting from
$154.00
per/person
hoover dam helicopter view
New Experience

Hoover Dam and Las Vegas Strip Flight

This Las Vegas helicopter tour departs from our air terminal near Las Vegas Boulevard, then flies over famous Las Vegas sights like Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and the Colorado River before returning to the city and flying over the entire Strip.

starting from
$209.00
per/person
Photoshop of fireworks over Las Vegas for July 4th

July 4th Fireworks Flight

Celebrate Independence Day in Las Vegas aboard this luxurious Las Vegas Strip helicopter tour with a fantastic view of the Fourth of July fireworks show!

starting from
$339.00
per/person
Photoshop of fireworks over the Las Vegas strip during New Year's Eve helicopter tour.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Flight

Ring in the New Year with a Las Vegas Strip helicopter tour! You'll even watch the spectacular fireworks show from the sky when the clock strikes midnight.

starting from
$339.00
per/person

Discover Bryce Canyon

aerial view of bryce canyon with blue skies above
New Experience

Bryce Canyon Day Tour with Zion

This day tour from Las Vegas includes a trip to Bryce Canyon National Park, home of incredible rock formations and stone spires. You'll also visit Zion National Park for more sightseeing opportunities!

starting from
$779.00
per/person

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Grand Canyon Tours From Las Vegas

Papillon offers a variety of Grand Canyon tours from Las Vegas. You can fly to the West Rim on a sightseeing helicopter and even land on the very bottom! The West Rim is the only area of the canyon where a helicopter landing on the floor is possible. You can also enjoy a boat ride on the Colorado River and visit the Skywalk Bridge at the West Rim. 

If you’d like to visit the Grand Canyon National Park, we operate daily airplane flights to the Grand Canyon Airport right near the park entrance. The national park, also known as the South Rim, contains some of the most world-famous views of the landscape. Here you can enjoy helicopter tours over the deepest and widest parts of the canyon as well as Hummer tours to popular viewpoints along the canyon's edge. 

No matter which region you plan to visit, our Grand Canyon tours from Las Vegas will be a truly magnificent experience! 

Las Vegas to Grand Canyon West Rim Tours 

The Grand Canyon West Rim is the closest region of the park to Las Vegas, accessible via a scenic helicopter tour. Aside from being able to land on the canyon floor, you can find unique vantage points and photo opportunities, as well as barrier-free access to the canyon’s edge. Papillon offers daily helicopter tours to the Grand Canyon West Rim from Las Vegas, with options to include boat rides along the Colorado River and entry onto the Skywalk Bridge.  

Grand Canyon Skywalk Tours 

The glass floor of the world-famous Grand Canyon Skywalk extends over 70 feet past the edge and allows you to see gorgeous 180-degree views of the West Rim and the canyon floor beneath your feet! You can purchase entry onto the Skywalk when you visit the West Rim on your own, or you can fly with Papillon! Many of our West Rim tours include VIP entry to the Skywalk. 

Grand Canyon South Rim Tours 

The Grand Canyon National Park, also known as the South Rim, is home to the most world-recognized viewpoints of the Grand Canyon landscape. You can find a new perspective from above from an airplane or helicopter tour, which fly over the deepest and widest gorges in the park! Papillon also offers ground tours to a variety of lookout points aboard an open-air Hummer touring vehicle, which can even be booked at sunset for a more magical experience. 

Las Vegas Strip Helicopter Tours 

The Las Vegas Strip features some of the most dazzling spectacles in the world: from the lights to the fountains, to the unique architecture of each resort and casino. You can brave the heat and walk the Strip, or you can see the entire Las Vegas Strip from the sky on a helicopter tour! Las Vegas tours can include dining and entertainment options or nighttime bookings for even more fantastic views of the illuminated neon lights and sights. 

Las Vegas Strip Tours 

Get the true VIP experience on your trip when you fly over the Las Vegas Strip on a helicopter tour! You’ll discover aerial views of Las Vegas landmarks like the Luxor light beam, the T-Mobile Arena, Allegiant Stadium, the Eiffel Tower of Paris casino, the Bellagio Fountains, the High Roller Observation Wheel, and the brand-new MSG Sphere! For an even more magical experience, book your tour at night when the lights are at their brightest. 

Las Vegas Strip Tour Packages 

Las Vegas helicopter tours can also be combined with other exciting nearby experiences. Visiting Vegas for the top tier restaurants? Book a Strip helicopter flight with an added dining tour at the famous Buddy V’s restaurant in the Venetian. If you can’t get enough of the gorgeous neon lights, you can even add entry to the Neon Museum in historic Downtown Vegas. All Vegas helicopter flights are the perfect small group tour for families, friends, and couples! 

Tours from Las Vegas to Other Locations 

The Grand Canyon isn’t the only beautiful natural landmark near Las Vegas. You can also travel to Bryce Canyon National Park, Antelope Canyon, or Horseshoe Bend on a day tour with Papillon! These tours from Las Vegas are a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of the Strip and enjoy a peaceful day in some of the most unique nature in the world. 

Bryce Canyon Tours 

Located in the neighboring state of Utah, Bryce Canyon is a national park containing truly otherworldly rock formations and towering stone spires. You can visit Bryce Canyon from Las Vegas on a day tour that includes transport aboard a sightseeing airplane and plenty of time to explore the lookout points on foot. Our Bryce Canyon tours also include ground transport to Zion National Park for even more sightseeing. 

Antelope Canyon Tours 

You’ve seen photos of the mystical sandstone walls of Antelope Canyon, and now you can visit it yourself! Papillon offers tours from Las Vegas to Antelope Canyon featuring airplane transport and a guided tour into its depths. You can capture professional-looking photos of the winding stone corridors and rippling canyon walls, or even catch a glimpse of the famous light beams! 

Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend, located in Page Arizona near Antelope Canyon, is a near-circular curve in the Colorado River. This section of the river has flowed in this pattern for millions of years, creating a circular 1000-foot canyon. You can visit Horseshoe Bend on an airplane tour from Las Vegas to Page, where you'll see aerial views of the river and even venture up to the very edge on foot! 

Book With Papillon Today! 

Papillon operates daily tours from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon National Park, the West Rim, and other stunning destinations like Antelope Canyon and Bryce Canyon. We are proud to be the oldest and longest-running air tour operator in the world, and we’re always dreaming up new ways to explore the American Southwest and our beautiful national parks. 

Locally Owned & Operated Since 1965 

Since our inception in 1965, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters has been proudly family owned and operated. We operate air terminals on the Las Vegas Strip, the nearby Boulder City NV, the Grand Canyon South and West Rims, and in Page AZ – home to Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. 

Over 600,000 Happy Customers Each Year 

Each year, we transport over 600,000 passengers from around the world to the Grand Canyon and beyond. Our aircraft feature headset narration in various languages so that all guests can get the full tour experience. We look forward to showing you and your family the beauty that surrounds Las Vegas. 

Upcoming Events & Promotions 

The Las Vegas Strip is always changing, adding new entertainment options and large-scale events every year – and we are ahead of the curve! Check out our helicopter tour specials and promotions for upcoming Las Vegas events. 

Grand Canyon Tours from Las Vegas FAQs

Is a day trip from Vegas to the Grand Canyon worth it?

  • We certainly think so! Even if you only have one free day or afternoon in your Las Vegas vacation, you can experience the Grand Canyon aboard an air tour with Papillon. We offer daily helicopter flights directly to the West Rim, which even land on the bottom of the canyon floor. We also operate daily sightseeing airplane flights to the Grand Canyon National Park. We offer a range of departure times and flight durations, and the most competitive pricing in the industry.

What full day tours are available from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon?

  • With daily helicopter, airplane, and adventure trips traveling to Grand Canyon West, which is only 125 miles from Las Vegas, and to Grand Canyon South Rim, which is 270 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, you can pick and choose what part of the Grand Canyon you want to explore and what type of experience you wish to have. Tours include sightseeing airplane tours, helicopter tours, and combination adventures that include an assortment of activities including rafting, Hummer tours, ATV tours, and more.

How much do tours to the Grand Canyon from Vegas cost?

  • Expect to pay between $375- $550 for a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon departing from Las Vegas. The prices for each tour vary depending on the destination and what activities you participate in during the tour.  and Learn more about Papillon tour pricing.

Where are the terminals located for Las Vegas to Grand Canyon tours?

What departure times do you offer for Grand Canyon tours from Las Vegas?

  • Most Las Vegas to Grand Canyon tours and flights have many departures ranging from early morning to late afternoon and evening. 

Is it better to visit the West Rim or South Rim of the Grand Canyon?

  • Both the Grand Canyon South Rim and the West Rim offer incredible sightseeing, but different tourist experiences. The South Rim is where you'll find some of the most world-recognized landscapes, and is more developed with restaurants, shops, and historic hotels. The West Rim is more wild and natural, home to the Skywalk Bridge, unique lookout points, and a nearby Native American village available for visitation. The West Rim is also the only area of the park where helicopter tours land on the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

     

If I’m not staying at a hotel in Las Vegas, can I still get picked up for a Grand Canyon tour?

  • Absolutely! Tours include pick up from most major Las Vegas hotels on the Strip and Downtown. If you aren't staying at one of the major Las Vegas hotels, simply travel to the nearest one. You do not have to be staying at a hotel to be picked up by one of our shuttles.

What is There to Do Near Las Vegas During the Day?

Can you visit Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon in one day?

  • Hoover Dam is located 45 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, and is en route to the Grand Canyon West, which is a little over 2 hours away from the Strip. It is possible to visit both in one day if you are driving, but the fastest way to experience both is aboard a Grand Canyon helicopter tour or airplane flight from Las Vegas. You'll see Hoover Dam from the sky during your flight, then have plenty of time to explore at the Grand Canyon South or West.

How far and how difficult is the drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon?

  • The closest part of the Grand Canyon is a 2.5 hour, 128-mile drive from Las Vegas. This takes you to Grand Canyon West, where the Grand Canyon Skywalk is located. This rim is owned and operated by the Hualapai Indian Tribe and is not part of the National Park. It takes about 4.5 hours (280 miles) to drive to the Grand Canyon National Park from Las Vegas. South Rim. This is where South Rim is located, the busiest part of the canyon with the most amenities.

How many miles do you fly over the Grand Canyon?

  • There are several factors that determine the length of time your air tour will actually spend flying over the Grand Canyon, such as the aircraft type, the region of the canyon you choose to visit, and the duration of the tour. No matter how much time you have to spend on your day trip, we have a tour that is perfect for you!