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EC-130 at the floor of the West Rim on a Grand Canyon helicopter landing tour
Starting at $519.00Per Person

Grand Celebration Tour

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to land on the floor of the Grand Canyon? Our Papillon Grand Celebration tour is a Grand Canyon helicopter landing tour with a 3,200-foot descent onto a remote plateau of the Grand Canyon’s floor. After landing, you’ll enjoy champagne and a light picnic overlooking the Colorado River.

This Grand Canyon helicopter tour from the Las Vegas area is the crown jewel of our tour selection. It is genuinely a sightseeing experience unlike any other! You can also add the option of a sunset departure. On your return flight, you can lift off from the Grand Canyon just in time for sunset views on your return to the Boulder City Terminal.

  • Departing From: Las Vegas
  • Destination: Grand Canyon West
  • Duration: Approximately 4 to 4½ hours from hotel pick-up to hotel drop-off
  • Product Code: pbw-4

This Grand Canyon flight from the Las Vegas area to the bottom of the Grand Canyon is the most popular Grand Canyon helicopter tour available.

Aboard Papillon's Grand Celebration, you'll fly over the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Colorado River, Mojave Desert, and more before reaching Grand Canyon West Rim. Once there, you'll land at a magnificent vantage point above the Colorado River. Papillion has a light picnic and champagne toast for guests under an authentic Native American ramada.

Before returning to Las Vegas, you'll have about 30 minutes at the bottom of the Grand Canyon to explore rugged rock formations, unusual desert plants, and the Colorado River.

This flight is even more magical, with the hues of pink and orange across the sky with the optional sunset return flight. Enjoy the majestic sunset views of the Mojave Desert on the way back.

This Tour is Available as a Gift Certficate!

Optional Grand Celebration Tour Upgrades

* Upgrade options are available for selection during checkout

Make Aircraft Private

Book your private helicopter to fly over the Grand Canyon. Each aircraft seats up to 6 passengers. You will marvel at the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the surrounding desert, and the majesty and mystery of the Grand Canyon's West Rim. It's all yours to enjoy from the comfort of your private helicopter.

A red helicopter landed at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

Add Black Canyon Rafting

Pair your helicopter landing at the bottom of the Grand Canyon with a smooth water float trip down the Colorado River in Black Canyon. After your helicopter canyon floor landing, guests will be shuttled to the base of the Hoover Dam to take part in an 11-mile motorized raft trip down the Colorado River through Black Canyon. The raft excursion includes a stop at a private river beach for swimming and lunch. The return to Las Vegas is via motorcoach.

A raft full of people going through Black Canyon on the Colorado River.

Add Las Vegas Strip

Add a Las Vegas Strip flyover to your Grand Celebration Tour for the ultimate Las Vegas helicopter tour adventure.

A couple standing in front of red helicopter at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

Request a Front Seat on your Helicopter Tour

Seating Diagram of Airbus H130
Airbus H130 "Ecostar"

Fly first class and experience the pilot's point of view with a front seat upgrade for only $50 per person! While every seat aboard our helicopters provide incredible views, the front seats offers a panoramic perspective and unobstructed photo opportunities.

All passengers are free to request a front seat upgrade, although availability is limited. Front seat upgrades are not guaranteed, but are assigned once the passenger check-in process is complete and seating aboard the helicopter is determined. If your request for an upgrade is confirmed, payment will be processed at the check-in counter prior to departure.

Charge to Request: Free
Charge if Confirmed: $50

Grand Celebration Tour FAQs

What are the durations of the Papillon Grand Celebration Tour flight time and the entire trip?

The round-trip flight duration from Papillon’s Grand Celebration Helicopter Tour is approximately 70 minutes. Guests will spend about 30 minutes at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. The total tour duration is around four to four and a half hours, hotel-to-hotel.

Why should you choose Papillon for your Grand Canyon Helicopter tour?

Papillon was founded in 1965 and is the world's most experienced and largest sightseeing company, flying nearly a quarter million passengers each year on daily tours to the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Page, Arizona, and more. Our mission is to provide the safest and most unforgettable aerial sightseeing experiences and adventures to the most beautiful destinations in the American Southwest. At Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, we specialize in one-of-a-kind tours that leave guests with memories for a lifetime.

What languages are the Papillon Grand Celebration Tour narrations offered in?

The Grand Celebration Helicopter Tour narration English, Chinese - Mandarin & Cantonese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish.