The Best Sightseeing Tours from Las Vegas

Las Vegas is surrounded by some of the most breathtaking landscapes and national landmarks in the country. Millions of people travel from around the world to catch glimpses of the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, and the Las Vegas Strip.

Papillon offers sightseeing tours aboard helicopters, airplanes, luxury motorcoaches, and more to these fabulous destinations. Tours from Las Vegas to each of these scenic landmarks are available at various price points and time lengths. No matter what budget, timeline, or location your heart desires to see, Papillon has a sightseeing tour for you.

Grand Canyon West Rim

Papillon offers a number of unique sightseeing tours of the West Rim Grand Canyon from Las Vegas. This rim, contrary to popular belief, is not a part of the national park. The gorgeous land is owned and operated by the native Hualapai Tribe.

While sightseeing in the West Rim, you can experience the world-famous Grand Canyon Skywalk and breathtaking canyon lookouts like Eagle Point and Guano Point.

Grand Canyon South Rim

When you envision visiting the Grand Canyon National Park, chances are you are picturing the stunning views from the Grand Canyon's South Rim. This rim offers many of the canyon's most celebrated lookouts. Mather Point, Yavapai Point, Yaki Point, and Grandview Point are all accessible during Grand Canyon national park tours from Las Vegas.

Nestled along the canyon rim is the historic Grand Canyon Village, which offers visitors a variety of historic exploration and shopping options. This Seventh Wonder is also located in the Kaibab National Forest, which is home to a variety of native wildlife and vegetation.

Hoover Dam

While in Las Vegas, make time to visit the engineering marvel that attracts more than 1 million sightseers every year. The Hoover Dam is the 726-feet tall concrete gravity-arch dam that holds back the Colorado River. This dam, located in the Black Canyon between Arizona and Nevada, provides power to three separate states and is responsible for creating one of the world's largest man-made bodies of water, Lake Mead.

Papillon provides daily Las Vegas sightseeing tours that run to the world-famous Hoover Dam. Plus, our helicopter tours have clearance to fly closer to the colossal structure allowing for great photo opportunities. Experience the incredible aerial views of this Industrial Wonder of the World by air or embark on a guided tour of the dam's interior with access to breathtaking views from the observation deck.

Las Vegas Strip

Experience all the scenes that make Las Vegas one of the most illustrious cities in the world on sightseeing tours of the Las Vegas Strip. Board a state-of-the-art helicopter and soar over legendary landmarks like the Luxor Sky Beam, Eiffel Tower of Paris, fountains at Bellagio, the Stratosphere, and the Clock tower in St. Marks' Square of the Venitian.

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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8 HOURS

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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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8 HOURS

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484

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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10 HOURS

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Lake View Heli Tour

Realize your dream of flight with our Lake View Helicopter Tour! This flight covers approximately five miles in the air and flies toward incredible Lake Mead, providing amazing views.

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3 MINUTES

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Hoover Dam Heli Tour

Lift off on an exciting helicopter flight that offers amazing views of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Colorado River. This tour covers approximately 10 miles flying at 2,500 feet above Hoover Dam.

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6 MINUTES

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Black Canyon Heli Tour

Guests and passersby at Hoover Dam Lodge have the opportunity to see Lake Mead and Hoover Dam by air aboard a state-of-the-art Papillon helicopter. Passengers will continue on down the Colorado River to Black Canyon.

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10 MINUTES

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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.

Airplane ATV Polaris Ranger Meal

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7½ - 8 HOURS

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Overnight Bar 10 Ranch Air & Ground Tour

2 Days/1 Night stay at Bar 10 Ranch. Airplane flight from Boulder City, Nevada to Bar 10 Ranch with a scenic trek ride on a Polaris Ranger to the Grand Canyon North, horseback ride, dinner and entertainment.

Airplane Horse Polaris Ranger Meal

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2 DAYS/ 1 NIGHT

Grand Canyon Connoisseur with Hummer

See the Grand Canyon from the sky on a deluxe airplane tour, then visit the most popular viewpoints on the ground aboard a customized Hummer tour!

Adventure Tour Airplane Stand on the Edge Meal

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9½ HOURS

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380

Antelope Canyon Expedition

Discover the mystical sandstone walls deep within the world-famous Antelope Canyon.

Airplane Meal Adventure tour

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10 - 11 HOURS

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480

Grand Voyager Expedition & Skywalk

Enjoy the comprehensive Grand Canyon experience only offered by the Grand Voyager tour, and add the world famous Skywalk to your itinerary.

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

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7 HOURS

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Grand Canyon West Freedom Tour

Reach the Grand Canyon West from Las Vegas on a helicopter tour, then choose from a variety of entry options available for purchase.

Airplane Stand on the Edge

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7 HOURS

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Types of Las Vegas Sightseeing Tours

Helicopter Tours

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopter tours have introduced millions of guests to the wonders of the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, and the Las Vegas Strip over the last 50 years. When flying with the largest and most experienced helicopter tour operator in the world, you are certain to leave with a memory you'll never forget.

On board one of our world-class helicopter tours, discover the optimal sightseeing experience. Our EC-130 helicopters were designed specifically for sightseeing. They provide forward-facing, theater-style seating for unobstructed aerial views.

As the preferred provider for the Grand Canyon National Park Service, we're certified to fly the entire Grand Canyon. Even better, our helicopters can touch down at exclusive landing sites at the bottom of the West Rim. No matter what sightseeing tour experience you are looking for, our Las Vegas helicopter rides to the Grand Canyon have you covered. Fly to the base of the canyon floor, spend the entire air tour soaring through the skies, or tack on some additional adventure floating the Colorado River or riding ATVs.

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Bus Tours

Let one of Papillon's platinum Las Vegas bus tour vehicles whisk you away for a day of sightseeing in the American Southwest. Cruise through famous destinations like the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Colorado River, and the Mojave Desert.

While cruising through these exciting venues, professional tour guides will educate and entertain you with fun facts about the areas. When you hop on one of our state-of-the-art motorcoaches, you'll experience end-to-end luxury. Day trips from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon come complete with hotel pick-up and drop-off and plenty of scenic lookouts and photo opportunities.

With Papillon, tours aren't limited to the ground. Upgrade your bus tour to include a helicopter or airplane ride for additional aerial sightseeing adventure.

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Airplane Tours

Experience the stunning aerial views of the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam from a first-rate airplane.

Our spacious aircraft can transport either 9 or between 17 to 19 passengers, making airplane tours the perfect sightseeing adventure for medium to large-sized groups. From conference teams to wedding parties, families, and beyond, your group can experience the views of these world-famous destinations together.

Experience comfort in climate-controlled first-class seating while gazing out at the magnificent desert scenery. Each seat is also equipped with headphones providing narration so you can enjoy music and learn the history of the landmarks beneath you.

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Adventure Tours

Get your adrenaline pumping while experiencing some of the best sights that the American Southwest has to offer. Take your tours up a notch while off-roading, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, and much more.

Papillon's adventure tours offer sightseeing experiences in the infamous Eldorado Canyon, the historic Bar 10 Ranch, and even down the rapid waters of the Colorado River on the canyon floor. Each destination promises exhilarating adventures unlike any other.

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Sightseeing Tours from Las Vegas FAQs


What are good day trips from Las Vegas?
  • Papillon offers a number of unique day trips from Las Vegas. Helicopter tours, airplane tours, bus tours, and adventure tours run daily from Las Vegas to world-renowned destinations like:

    • Grand Canyon West Rim
    • Grand Canyon South Rim
    • Hoover Dam and Lake Mead
    • Las Vegas Strip

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What is There to Do in Las Vegas During the Day?
  • On the hunt for the best things to do in Sin City during the day? Las Vegas helicopter tours are the perfect way to experience the highlights of the Las Vegas Strip. Fly over legendary landmarks like the Bellagio fountains, Luxor Sky Beam, and the Eiffel Tower of Paris.

    Why limit your helicopter tour to Las Vegas? For a more all-encompassing Southwestern experience, discover the awe-inspiring and world-renowned Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Colorado River, and the Grand Canyon before returning to the bright lights and neon signs of the Las Vegas Strip.

    Soar into adventure with Las Vegas tours.

Does Hoover Dam have tours?
  • Yes! We offer Hoover Dam tours from Las Vegas by helicopter, airplane, and bus.

    No matter what type of Hoover Dam tour you're looking for, Papillon has you covered. Experience the incredible aerial views of the concrete structure by air or embark on a guided tour of the dam's interior with access to the observation deck panoramic views.

    Discover the best Hoover Dam tour from Las Vegas for you.