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Grand Canyon Day Trip from Las Vegas

On your next visit to Las Vegas, plan a Grand Canyon day trip! There are many adventure tours from Las Vegas available and travelers can explore the Grand Canyon in just a few short hours!

Day trips from Las Vegas range from hour-long helicopter flights to full-day Grand Canyon adventures. You’ll see the wonders of the American Southwest on all of Papillon’s Vegas to Grand Canyon excursions.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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VIP at the Rim Helicopter Tour

Experience the West Rim from above and below on this VIP Grand Canyon helicopter tour - you'll even land on the very bottom! For the ultimate adventure, add entry to the Skywalk Bridge.

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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!

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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!

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Grand Voyager Expedition & V.I.P. Skywalk

Take this all-encompassing Grand Canyon West Rim tour to a new level with 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.

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Grand Canyon Day Trips from Las Vegas FAQs

Can you do a day trip from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon?

  • Yes, you can do a day trip from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon! This popular excursion allows visitors to experience some of the most stunning sights in the American Southwest. From Las Vegas, you can drive to the West Rim or Grand Canyon National Park along the picturesque Route 66. During the journey, you'll have plenty of opportunities to take in the scenery, capture stunning photos and make wonderful memories. Once you reach the Grand Canyon, you'll be able to spend several hours exploring its many viewpoints and trails before making your way back to Las Vegas in time for dinner! A day trip from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon is even easier when you take a Grand Canyon helicopter tour with Papillon or a Grand Canyon flight.

What part of the Grand Canyon is the closest for a day trip from Las Vegas?

  • The West Rim is the closest rim to Las Vegas. It is located about 130 miles from the heart of Las Vegas. On average, the drive takes approximately two and a half hours.

How far away is the North Rim and the South Rim of the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas?

  • Both the North Rim and South Rim are located over 270 miles from the Las Vegas Strip. On average, both drives take approximately four and a half hours. The National Park is so massive that if you want to drive from the North Rim to the South Rim, it is a 4.5-hour drive of 220 miles!

What is the address of Grand Canyon West?

  • The Grand Canyon West address is 5001 E Diamond Bar Rd, Peach Springs, AZ 86434.

What are the hours of operation for Grand Canyon West?

  • Grand Canyon West is open every day of the year, including all major holidays, from 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Are reservations required at Grand Canyon West?

  • If you are driving yourself to Grand Canyon West for the day, reservations are not required.

Can I buy tickets for Grand Canyon West attractions on site?

  • Yes, you can purchase tickets to Grand Canyon West and Skywalks on-site.


Enjoy a Day Trip to Grand Canyon From Las Vegas In Just a Few Hours

Las Vegas is the best basecamp in America to explore the Grand Canyon!

Canyon tours from Sin City, national park tours, and a wide array of day trips to Grand Canyon’s West Rim are all available daily from America’s entertainment capital.

While you can hop in a rental car and be staring deep into the ancient canyon rocks in under three hours, flying to this natural wonder aboard a helicopter tour or scenic airplane tour is the best way to see as much of natural wonder as possible on a relaxing day trip.

Length of Day Trips to Grand Canyon

A Grand Canyon day trip from Las Vegas can be quick and easy or you can book a full day exciting adventure.

In just a few short hours, travelers can explore the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, the Mojave Desert, Colorado River, Lake Mead, and more famous landscapes. Each Grand Canyon rim contains a number of world-renowned landmarks, including the Grand Canyon Skywalk, Grand Canyon Village, Bright Angel Lodge, Grand Canyon Railway, Grand Canyon Lodge, and much more.

But this region is so massive that if you want to see a significant portion of it you are better off booking a helicopter or airplane tour. Keep this in mind; If you were to drive from the North Rim to the South Rim, it is a 4.5 hour drive of 220 miles! This distance can be covered quickly by an aerial tour and you’ll have access to regions of the Grand Canyon that can only be seen from the sky.

Here is a rundown on the most tours from Las Vegas to see the Grand Canyon:

Quick Grand Canyon Day Trips

Not too short, not too long, Papillon's 1 to 4-hour day trips from Las Vegas are the perfect Grand Canyon tours! These quick adventures 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 Papillon’s state-of-the-art airplanes or helicopters to take in the inspiring aerial views of the Grand Canyon West Rim. These helicopter and airplane tours provide stunning aerial views of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and Grand Canyon West. Some of our Grand Canyon helicopter tours even touch down at a private landing site on the canyon floor overlooking the mighty Colorado River and grant you entry to the Grand Canyon Skywalk.

Half-Day Grand Canyon Trips

In just 5 to 10 hours, experience an all-inclusive Grand Canyon half-day trip! These day trips from Vegas are the perfect fit for vacationers wanting a truly comprehensive tour of the Southwest United States.

These all-inclusive sightseeing tours aren't just limited to flight. In addition to breathtaking aerial views aboard one of our state-of-the-art helicopters or airplanes, half-day tours often include boat cruises, Hummer tours, ATV adventures, and more.

Half-day tours from Las Vegas explore 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 such as Eagle Point and Guano Point, touch down at an exclusive landing site on the canyon's floor, take a boat cruise along the Colorado River.

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 is full of breathtaking sights. Guests can also upgrade a South Rim airplane tour to include an exhilarating helicopter flight over the National Park or a Hummer excursion to some of the South Rim's most breathtaking lookouts. Many of these national park tours can even include stops at renowned viewpoints such as Bright Angel Point and Mather Point.

Grand Canyon North Rim: 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 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.

Full-Day Grand Canyon Trips

Fully immerse yourself in the wonders of the Southwestern desert with a full-day Grand Canyon day trip from Las Vegas. 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. For the more adventurous souls, get off the beaten path and explore Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona or embark on a thrilling whitewater rafting adventure through the Colorado River.

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

Grand Canyon West Rim: On this West Rim tour, climb aboard our state-of-the-art motorcoach for an incomparable sightseeing extravaganza. Full-day tours to Grand Canyon West Rim include stunning views of the Mojave Desert, photo opportunities at the historic Hoover Dam, and stops at the most famous West Rim lookouts. You can also upgrade your experience to a 3-in-1 adventure where you can walk along the world-famous glass Grand Canyon Skywalk, take a helicopter flight to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, and cruise on a pontoon boat along the Colorado River.

Grand Canyon National Park: Board a luxury motorcoach to see the most breathtaking views the Grand Canyon South & North Rims have to offer. These daylong excursions include stunning sights of the Mojave Desert as you cruise along historic Route 66 before reaching the Grand Canyon!

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 the canyon. Hike up to the scenic overlook of the Colorado River, Horseshoe Bend. After the breathtaking view, grab some lunch at a local restaurant before wandering into the depths of Antelope Canyon's rippling stone walls.

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.

Multi-Day Tours to the Grand Canyon 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, including national park tours, from Las Vegas, are sure to be invigorating experiences that you'll never forget.