8 Best Helicopter Tours from Las Vegas

1. Sunset Helicopter Tour with Grand Canyon Landing

Travel to the Grand Canyon in luxury aboard the Sunset Grand Celebration tour. You'll begin your excursion with complimentary limousine transportation from your hotel to the McCarran Atlantic Terminal. There you will board the state-of-the-art EcoStar EC-130 helicopter to the Grand Canyon West Rim. En route to this Wonder of the World, you'll soar over famous attractions like Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam, and extinct volcanoes sprinkled through the Mojave Desert.

Upon reaching the Grand Canyon, the tour will descend 4,000 feet to the floor. Enjoy a champagne and light picnic on a private plateau overlooking the mighty Colorado River.

As the grand finale, re-board your helicopter just as the sun begins to set on the horizon. By the time you reach Las Vegas at twilight, the Las Vegas Strip will be lit up by the world-renowned neon lights. With sights like this, it's no wonder this is one of the best helicopter tours Las Vegas has to offer.

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2. Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight with Rafting Excursion

Ready to get your adrenaline pumping? Enjoy the thrill of rafting and capture breathtaking sights of the Grand Canyon in one incredible day trip from Las Vegas.

This tour will begin with shuttle service from Las Vegas to the raft launch location of Peach Springs, AZ. From there, a fully-certified Hualapai River Runner will guide you along the Colorado River. Dock your raft for a boxed lunch and a scenic nature hike to the Travertine Waterfall. The rafting adventure will conclude upon reaching the Grand Canyon West Rim.

But your tour doesn't end there! A state-of-the-art helicopter will swoop you up from the shore for a breathtaking flight back to the rim of the Grand Canyon. Round out the day with complimentary shuttle transportation back to Las Vegas. This rafting adventure is truly one of the best helicopter tours from Las Vegas.

Discover the Whitewater Rush with Helicopter Tour

3. Grand Canyon Skywalk Getaway with Helicopter and Boat Tours

Having trouble settling on just one tour of the Grand Canyon? Never fear! This incredible sightseeing excursion combines three of the most popular activities available at the Grand Canyon West Rim.

Your tour will depart from our Las Vegas terminal on a scenic helicopter ride over the Mojave Desert. You'll soar over famous landmarks like the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead before descending 4,000 feet to the base of the Grand Canyon. There, a pontoon boat will cruise down the Colorado River. Stare in awe at the thousands of feet of steep, layered rock that the river you're gently floating down created.

Re-board your helicopter for an ascent back up to the West Rim of the canyon, where you'll receive a VIP pass to the world-famous Grand Canyon Skywalk.

Discover the Skywalk Getaway with Helicopter and Boat

4. Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight with Gold Mine and Off-Road Excursions

Soar over the Hoover Dam, Black Canyon, Lake Mead, and the Colorado River flowing through the Grand Canyon West Rim before reaching the famous Eldorado Canyon. Trek deep into the abandoned tunnels of the oldest, richest, and potentially haunted gold mine in Southern Nevada. On tours of the Techatticup Gold Mine you'll traverse across high bridges and through numerous darkened underground tunnels.

Afterwards, enjoy a champagne and light picnic along the canyon’s landscapes before rounding out your adventure with a thrilling ATV or Polaris Razor excursion.

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5. Twilight Helicopter Flight Over the Las Vegas Strip

Sin City draws millions of people and billions of dollars every year. It's world-famous for neon lights, monumental casinos, and high-stakes gambling. At the heart of this thriving city is the Las Vegas Strip.

The Flight of Flights Las Vegas helicopter tour will begin with complimentary hotel pick-up in a luxurious limousine. The limo will transport you to the helicopter terminal, where you will board a state-of-the-art helicopter.

Soar over legendary landmarks like the Eiffel Tower at Paris, the Bellagio fountains, the Stratosphere Tower, and Luxor Sky Beam. After your flight, a limousine will transfer you to the Linq Hotel for a thrilling zipline adventure. The FLY LINQ zipline launches you from the top of a 12-story tower over the neon lights of the Strip. With both feet squarely on the ground, enjoy a free flight of beers at the Book's self-pouring beer wall.

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6. Helicopter Wedding Package with Grand Canyon Landing

Ditch the traditional wedding chapel and set your special day amidst the most beautiful backdrop in the world - the Grand Canyon! The happiest day of your lives will begin with private limousine transportation from your hotel to our helicopter terminal in Las Vegas. Take flight on an unforgettable helicopter ride from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon West Rim.

Descend 4,000 feet to the base of the Grand Canyon before landing on a private plateau near the Colorado River. You'll exchange your vows surrounded by the magnificent canyon walls and desert landscape. Celebrate this incredible moment with a champagne toast, a delicious wedding cake, and unforgettable photos with the incredible backdrop of the Grand Canyon.

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7. Hoover Dam Guided Bus & Helicopter Tour

Hop on a deluxe motorcoach for an incredible tour from Las Vegas to the Hoover Dam. Along the way, your driver will entertain you with interesting stories about the desert landscapes. Upon arrival at the Hoover Dam, a VIP tour guide will lead you through the modern engineering marvel. Explore the generator room, the observation deck, the Visitor Center, and more.

After exploring this modern engineering marvel from the inside, board a Papillon helicopter to get an exciting aerial view of the Hoover Dam, the Colorado River, and Lake Mead. After the flight concludes, enjoy lunch at the Hoover Dam Lodge before returning to Las Vegas.

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8. Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight with Relaxing River Float

Interested in a more laid-back excursion to the Grand Canyon? The Grand Celebration with Black Canyon River Raft tour may be your ticket. This tour pairs a helicopter landing at the bottom of the Grand Canyon with a smooth water float trip down the Colorado River in Black Canyon.

Begin your tour with a scenic helicopter flight from Las Vegas to the West Rim. Upon arrival, your helicopter will descend 4,000 feet to the canyon floor. Enjoy a light picnic 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. Relax and enjoy an 11-mile smooth water float trip through the Black Canyon aboard a motorized raft. Float, swim, relax, and take in the spectacular canyon views. Round out your daylong excursion with shuttle transportation back to Las Vegas.

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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.

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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.

Helicopter Skywalk Stand on the Edge

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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.

Helicopter Land at the Bottom Champagne Toast

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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.

Helicopter Skywalk Land at the Bottom Stand on the Edge Water Adventure Tour

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Grand Celebration and Eldorado Canyon

There's no better way to see the Grand Canyon's majestic West Rim than by air, so board a helicopter and be prepared for an amazing experience.

Helicopter Land at the Bottom ATV Champagne Toast Baja Jeep Adventure Tour

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Grand Canyon Explorer and Eldorado Adventure

Take in the sights above Grand Canyon West before making your way by helicopter to Eldorado Canyon. Explore a real gold mine and take off on a thrilling ATV or Jeep excursion–an all-around adventure!

Helicopter ATV Baja Jeep Adventure Tour

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Grand Celebration with Black Canyon River Raft

This Grand Canyon helicopter tour starts from Las Vegas and soars to the Grand Canyon West for a landing at the bottom and a river raft tour.

Helicopter Hoover Dam Land at the Bottom Champagne Toast Water Adventure Tour

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Golden Eagle with Vegas Strip

This Grand Canyon helicopter tour features limo transport from your hotel before taking off over the West Rim and includes a flight across the Las Vegas Strip.

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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 a champagne picnic with time to explore.

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Sunset Grand Celebration with Vegas Strip

Explore the Grand Canyon from top to bottom on a helicopter tour that lands on the canyon floor. Your return flight sets off just in time to watch the sun set.

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Why Papillon Delivers the Best Las Vegas Helicopter Tours

There's a reason people have chosen Papillon's premium Las Vegas helicopter tours for over 50 years. Whether you're flying to the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, the Las Vegas Strip, or beyond, we provide some of the best flights around.

Roundtrip Transportation

Most helicopter tours from Las Vegas includes roundtrip transportation to and from a select number of Las Vegas hotels on the Strip and Downtown.

Not staying at one of these hotels? No problem. Simply drive to the nearest hotel for pick-up and drop-off by our convenient shuttles. Some tours can even be upgraded to include luxury limousine transportation as well.

State-of-the-Art Technology

Safety, comfort, and service are our top priorities. We are proud to fly the most advanced tour helicopters available.

  • Our EcoStar EC-130 helicopters were designed specifically for sightseeing. They feature forward-facing, theater-style seating for unobstructed 180-degree views. This cutting-edge model is widely considered the quietest and most environmentally-friendly helicopter in the world.
  • Our Airbus (A-Star) helicopters can hold six passengers plus the pilot. With a three-bladed rotor system, this model was designed for easy maneuverability, making the copters ideal for sightseeing. This touring helicopter also features forward-facing seating, digital audio narration, and air-conditioning for the optimal tour experience.

Papillon operates the largest fleet of sightseeing aircraft in the world. Each aircraft type is chosen and designed to meet the specific needs of sightseeing. Our fleet represents 50+ years of superior service while transporting guests to the Grand Canyon.

Fully Certified Pilots

Professionally trained and certified pilots will guide you across the breathtaking Southwestern landscapes, pointing out highlights as you fly. Each passenger is provided with noise-cancelling headsets to facilitate easy communication with the pilot and multilingual narration throughout the flight.

FAQs About the Best Las Vegas Helicopter Tours


What is the best Las Vegas helicopter tour?
  • There's a reason people have been choosing Papillon's premium helicopter tours for over 50 years. Whether you’re flying to the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, the Las Vegas Strip, or beyond, we provide some of the best flights around.

    So what's the 'best' tour? Well, that depends. Our helicopter tour in the highest demand is the Grand Celebration. This crown jewel will provide stunning aerial views of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and Grand Canyon West before landing on a private plateau at the canyon's base for a champagne and light picnic. It's truly a sightseeing experience unlike any other.

Is it better to book helicopter tours in Vegas?
  • We are happy to take bookings on arrival in Las Vegas. However, helicopter tours are in high demand and often sell out.

    We highly suggest booking your Las Vegas helicopter tour in advance. Not only will this guarantee you a seat on the helicopter, but also at the best price.

How much is a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon from Vegas?
  • It depends. The price of each helicopter tour from Las Vegas is based on a number of factors. The flight destination, the length of your flight, and whether there are any additional experiences or upgrades will all impact the tour cost. 

    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.

    Learn more about the price of helicopter tours from Las Vegas

Do you offer private helicopter tours?
  • Absolutely! Many of our helicopter tours from Las Vegas can be upgraded to private tours.

    To find out if the helicopter you want can be made private, check the "Available Upgrades" section of the online listing. Helicopter tours with a privacy upgrade will have an option to select "Make You Aircraft Private."

    Learn more about private helicopter tours from Las Vegas