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Marvel at the wonders of the American Southwest on Papillon’s world-class day trips from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. Tours range from hour-long helicopter flights to immersive 14-hour bus rides to the Grand Canyon. Discover Papillon tours from Las Vegas.

Grand Canyon Day Trip From Las Vegas

Marvel at the wonders of the American Southwest on Papillon’s world-class day trips from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. Tours range from hour-long helicopter flights to immersive 14-hour bus rides to the Grand Canyon. Discover Papillon 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. Additionally, this tour lands at the bottom of the canyon on a private plateau overlooking the mighty Colorado River.

starting from
$479.00
$499.00
per/person
Helicopter landed at the bottom during a Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour
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Grand Celebration with Las Vegas Strip

Enjoy incredible aerial views of Hoover Dam and Lake Mead on your way to the Grand Canyon. Land at the bottom of Grand Canyon West and enjoy time to explore.

starting from
$529.00
$569.00
per/person
A Grand Canyon helicopter tour flies over the nearby Lake Mead en route to the park.

Golden Eagle Air Tour

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

starting from
$379.00
per/person
People walking out to Guano point at Grand Canyon West rim
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VIP at the Rim Helicopter Tour

Experience Grand Canyon West from above and below the rim on this VIP helicopter tour. For the ultimate adventure, add a pass for the Skywalk Bridge.

starting from
$464.00
$569.00
per/person
Helicopter landing at the bottom of the Grand Canyon West Rim during Grand Voyager Tour
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Grand Voyager Rim to River

Grand Voyager Rim to River guests receive one of the most comprehensive Grand Canyon experiences available. Experience Grand Canyon West by ground, helicopter and boat!

starting from
$519.00
$554.00
per/person

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.

starting from
$739.00
per/person

Grand Voyager Expedition & V.I.P. Skywalk

Take this all-encompassing Grand Canyon West Rim tour to a new level with added VIP Front-of-the-Line Skywalk Bridge passes! The most thorough way to explore the West Rim from top to bottom via airplane, helicopter, boat, and standing in the sky.

starting from
$579.00
per/person
A red helicopter flies over the Las Vegas Strip.

Golden Eagle with Vegas Strip

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

starting from
$439.00
per/person
A small red and white airplane soars over a stone gorge of the Grand Canyon National Park.
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Highlights Over Grand Canyon Tour

Hop aboard one of our 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
$209.00
$229.00
per/person
Aerial view of people walking the Grand Canyon Skywalk
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Grand Canyon Experience

Fly to Grand Canyon West and explore the breathtaking viewpoints at Eagle Point and Guano Point.

starting from
$319.00
$354.00
per/person
guests walking on the glass bridge looking at from the skywalk from las vegas

Grand Canyon Skywalk Experience

Take a stroll 4,000 feet in the air on the Skywalk, surrounded by nothing but glass, steel, and Canyon stone. Then, pay a visit to a local Native American village and find authentic artifacts and art.

starting from
$354.00
per/person
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
$394.00
per/person
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Grand Canyon Deluxe with Hummer

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Fly to the Grand Canyon National park on this full-day excursion departing from Las Vegas/Boulder City terminal. This adventure tour includes unforgettable views from above and along the rim aboard a customize Hummer.

starting from
$579.00
$599.00
per/person

Grand Canyon Deluxe with Helicopter

The Grand Canyon Deluxe with Helicopter Tour is an all day adventure. It begins with shuttle transfers from your Las Vegas hotel to the Boulder Terminal. Board a fixed-wing airplane and enjoy views of the famed Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the winding Colorado River.

starting from
$799.00
per/person
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Hoover Dam Bus Tour

Reach the Hoover Dam from Las Vegas in comfort aboard a motorcoach and enjoy spectacular views along the way, including Lake Mead and the Colorado River. Upon arrival, you will have ample time for great photo opportunities of Hoover Dam and the surrounding desert landscape.

starting from
$54.00
$69.00
per/person
A shadowy region of the Grand Canyon National Park, with a bare tree in the foreground.

Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour

Board a modern motorcoach any day of the week to see the most breathtaking views at Grand Canyon National Park.

starting from
$149.00
per/person

South Rim Motorcoach Tour with Helicopter

Our South Rim Bus Tour with Helicopter starts in Las Vegas and takes you on a bus and helicopter tour through the South Rim, and Dragon Corridor.

starting from
$369.00
per/person

South Rim Motorcoach Tour With Hummer

Live your dream of visiting the Grand Canyon and hit the open road with our Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour.

starting from
$259.00
per/person
A famous bird-shaped rock formation found at the Grand Canyon West Rim known as Eagle Point.

Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour

Climb aboard our state-of-the-art motorcoach for an incomparable sightseeing extravaganza to the Grand Canyon, a land form to put all other land forms to shame.

starting from
$129.00
per/person
Visitors on a Grand Canyon Skywalk bus tour from Las Vegas stand atop the Skywalk Bridge to gaze at the canyon scenery.

Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour with Skywalk

Our Grand Canyon West Bus tour with Skywalk is an excellent option for guests who desire to see Grand Canyon West and who would rather not travel entirely by air.

starting from
$149.00
per/person

West Rim Motorcoach with Helicopter and Boat

It’s a bit like a triathlon event of touring, but you don’t have to train to participate. You just have to be on time for pick-up from your Las Vegas hotel.

starting from
$369.00
per/person

West Rim Motorcoach with Heli, Boat, and Skywalk

Grand Canyon West offers unique and exciting adventures you won’t find anywhere else and this is the day you get to experience all of them!

starting from
$389.00
per/person

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Day Trips From Las Vegas:  Time Requirements For Trips To Grand Canyon

Las Vegas is a great travel hub that gives you access to numerous world-renowned destinations and national landmarks. Nearby, travelers can explore multiple points of the Grand Canyon, the Hoover Dam, Mojave Desert, Colorado River, Lake Mead, and many more famous landscapes.

Here is a breakdown on the time required to enjoy some of our popular tours from Las Vegas:

Quick Grand Canyon Day Trips: 1 to 4 Hours

Not too short, not too long, Papillon's 1 to 4-hour day trips are the perfect balance of our Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon tours. These quick day trips are a great fit for Las Vegas guests who are pressed for time but still desire to see as much of the Grand Canyon as possible.

Hop aboard one of our sightseeing airplanes or state-of-the-art helicopters and take in the spectacular vistas of the Grand Canyon West Rim, which is home to beautiful, remote lookout points and the Grand Canyon Skywalk, the glass bridge that extends 4,000 feet above the Grand Canyon floor. 

These West Rim helicopter and airplane tours fly directly over the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead which make for excellent photo opportunities. Additionally, some helicopter tours land at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, at a private landing site overlooking the mighty Colorado River. Guests can enjoy a champagne and light picnic and exclusive exploration time before reboarding their sightseeing aircraft.

Grand Canyon Half-Day Trips: 5 to 10 Hours

In just 5 to 10 hours with Papillon, you can get an all-inclusive Southwestern experience. These half-day trips to Grand Canyon National Park  from Las Vegas are the perfect fit for vacationers wanting a truly comprehensive tour of the Southwest.

These all-inclusive sightseeing tours aren't just limited to the beautiful flight. In addition to breathtaking aerial views aboard one of our state-of-the-art helicopters or airplanes, half-day tours can include a pontoon boat cruises on the Colorado River at the West Rim, Hummer Tours at the South Rim, and ATV adventures in the more remote North Rim section of the Grand Canyon, and much more!

Half-day tours from Las Vegas embark on explorations of multiple world-famous destinations including:

  • Grand Canyon West Rim: Soar from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon's magnificent West Rim. Aboard half-day helicopter and airplane tours, guests can stroll across the glass-bottomed Grand Canyon Skywalk, pay a visit to the local Native American village, explore breathtaking viewpoints like Eagle Point and Guano Point, and touch down at an exclusive landing site on the canyon's floor. For an adventure tour upgrade, tack on a memorable boat cruise along the Colorado River too.
  • Grand Canyon South Rim: Discover the widest and deepest parts of Grand Canyon National Park on an airplane tour of the South Rim. Whether on the ground or in the sky, this rim of the canyon is full of breathtaking sights. For some added adventure, upgrade your South Rim airplane tour to also include an exhilarating helicopter flight over the National Park or a Grand Canyon ground tour aboard a Hummer that visits some of the South Rim's most breathtaking lookouts. Many of these national park tours can even include renowned viewpoints like Bright Angel Point and Mather Point as well as time to explore the history and local shops at Grand Canyon South. 
  • Grand Canyon North: Escape the crowds and explore the raw beauty of this remote section of the canyon. The quieter, less commercialized side of the Grand Canyon is ideal for explorers who want to ditch the tourist traps and venture off the beaten path. This tour includes an airplane flight over Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and the Colorado River before disembarking for an ATV adventure near Bar 10 Ranch on the most northern side of the canyon.

Grand Canyon Full-Day Trips: 10 to 14 Hours

Fully immerse yourself in the wonders of the Southwestern desert with full-day trips from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. These 10 to 14-hour excursions are perfect for the traveler who wants ample time to soak in the sights of some of the world's most mesmerizing landscapes.

All full-day trips from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon include complimentary hotel pick-up, professional drivers and tour guides, and a light lunch. Bus tours from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon South or West Rim board a state-of-the-art motorcoach complete with multiple televisions, windows for sightseeing, an onboard restroom, air conditioning, and personal climate control. 

These world-class day tours set out to explore four destinations from Las Vegas:

  • Grand Canyon West Rim: Climb aboard our state-of-the-art motorcoach for an incomparable sightseeing extravaganza on a Grand Canyon bus tour from Las Vegas. Full-day tours to Grand Canyon West Rim include stunning views of the Mojave Desert and a 900-year-old Joshua Tree Forest, photo opportunities at the historic Hoover Dam, and stops at the most famous West Rim lookouts. Upgrade your immersive experiences with a 3-in-1 adventure. Walk along the world-famous Grand Canyon Skywalk,  take a helicopter flight from the West Rim all the way down to its floor, and board a pontoon boat to cruise along the Colorado River.
  • Grand Canyon National Park: Board a luxury motorcoach any day of the week to see the most breathtaking views the Grand Canyon South & North Rims have to offer. These daylong Grand Canyon bus tours from Las Vegas include stunning sights of the Mojave Desert, a chance to stretch your legs in Kingman, Arizona and a cruise along historic Route 66, all before you reach the Grand Canyon! For some added excitement, upgrade your bus tour to include one of the other exciting South Rim activities:
    • Embark on a helicopter flight over the deepest and widest parts of the canyon at Dragon Corridor in a state-of-the-art sightseeing helicopter.
    • Hop on a luxury Hummer to explore some of the most popular South Rim lookout points by ground. Each stop - which can include Duck on a Rock, Yavapai Point, and Moran Point - offers gorgeous vantage points.
  • Antelope Canyon: Discover the mystical sandstone walls deep within the famous Antelope Canyon. Aboard this thrilling airplane day tour, you'll soar over Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, and Glen Canyon before reaching the Colorado River snaking through East Grand Canyon. You’ll first hike up to Horseshoe Bend, the most scenic overlook along the Colorado River’s long course. After this, explore the depths of Antelope Canyon's photogenic sandstone. 
  • Colorado River: Want to pair an exhilarating helicopter ride with an exciting day on the water? Papillon has you covered. We offer multiple daylong adventure tours from Las Vegas to the Colorado River. Interested in a more laid-back Colorado River excursion? Opt for a helicopter tour from Las Vegas to the West Rim. Upon arrival, your helicopter will descend 4,000 feet to the canyon floor. Enjoy a light breakfast on a private plateau of the Grand Canyon before soaring back to the Boulder City Terminal. From there, you'll hop on a shuttle to the base of the Hoover Dam and the Colorado River. Enjoy an 11-mile smooth water float trip through the Black Canyon aboard a motorized raft. Float, swim, relax, and enjoy the spectacular canyon views.

Multi-Day Grand Canyon Tours From Las Vegas

Elevate your Southwestern adventure with a 2-day/1-night excursion at Bar 10 Ranch in the Grand Canyon North. This multi-day extravaganza will begin with an airplane flight soaring over the Mojave Desert to the north canyon. Then embark on an off-roading trek through Lake Mead Recreation Area and Whitmore Canyon. From there, explore the remote canyons on a horseback trail ride and wrap up the day with an evening campfire dinner. After a night sleeping under the desert stars, enjoy breakfast and a morning of outdoor recreation before boarding your return flight home. Multi-day tours from Las Vegas are sure to be invigorating experiences that you'll never forget.

Day Trips from Las Vegas FAQs: Grand Canyon

Is the Grand Canyon a day trip from Las Vegas?

  • Yes. Grand Canyon West is the closest option for those traveling from Las Vegas. It’s only 2 hours away. To travel to South Rim, it takes 4 hours. The more remote North Rim is 4.5 hours away.

What are the best Grand Canyon day trips from Las Vegas?

  • Papillon offers a number of incredible sightseeing tours from Las Vegas. Helicopter tours, airplane tours, bus tours, and adventure tours run daily from Las Vegas

What are some of the most popular Grand Canyon day trips from Las Vegas?

  • A few of the most popular day tours include a Grand Canyon National Park helicopter tour, a Grand Canyon Skywalk tour at Grand Canyon West Rim, horseback riding and hiking at Bar 10 Ranch at the North Rim and Whitewater Rafting the Colorado River, beginning at the East Rim. 

How much does a road trip to the Grand Canyon cost?

  • It cost $35 for a private vehicle to enter Grand Canyon National Park. Rental car options in Las Vegas are extensive but book early for the best deals.

    We recommend hopping on one of Papillon’s scenic bus tours from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon to make your trip relaxing and affordable.

What else is there to see on a Grand Canyon road trip?

  • Popular stops en route to the Grand Canyon include historic Route 66 which runs through Williams, Arizona, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Willow Beach, Bearizona and the Skywalk at Grand Canyon West.

Where can I visit on day trips outside of Las Vegas?