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Discover Grand Canyon South Rim Tours from Las Vegas

The South Rim is the most famous area of the Grand Canyon for one reason: whether on the ground or in the sky, this destination offers some of the most beautiful sights within the entire 1,900 square mile famous National Park.

This destination is easy to see on a tour from Las Vegas aboard a Papillon aircraft! Don’t spend your day driving. Rather, book your Las Vegas Grand Canyon South Rim tour day trip and see the Grand Canyon National Park the right way; from above!


South Rim Tours from Las Vegas

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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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Best Grand Canyon South Rim Tours from Las Vegas

The Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim is the canyon's most popular destination for one reason;  breathtaking scenery.

At this rim, you will gaze in awe over the steep-sided canyon that was carved out by the raging Colorado River. You’ll have an opportunity to visit some of the most scenic viewpoints in the entire National Park, including Yavapai Point, Grandview Point, and Moran Point.

This rim, located in northern Arizona, is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year making it the activity, transportation, and accommodation hub of Grand Canyon National Park. You can just about do it all here; hiking, camping, helicopter and airplane tours, mule rides and Hummer tours all are available.

At the South Rim, Grand Canyon Village houses many of the park’s most historic buildings and attractions, such as Bright Angel Lodge. This is also where you will find the majority of the Grand Canyon hotels, restaurants, and tour operators.

Since the South Rim is open year round, there is never a bad time to visit. The South Rim is located in the Kaibab National Forest, which is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. From canyons to prairies, peaks to plateaus, this region is strikingly beautiful. In the spring, wildflowers bloom along the Kaibab Plateau, aspen leaves turn golden yellow in the fall, and canyon walls get a light dusting of snow each winter.

Read on to explore all of Papillon’s South Rim Grand Canyon Tours from Las Vegas.

Types of South Rim Grand Canyon Tours from Las Vegas

When you fly to the Grand Canyon National park from Papillon’s Las Vegas/Boulder City terminal you’ll embark on a full-day excursion of scenic views and nonstop adventure.

Any day trip from Las Vegas, whether it is a helicopter, aircraft, or ground tour, is supported by the the first and largest Grand Canyon helicopter sightseeing company.

Since 1965, we’ve remained the world's most experienced and largest sightseeing company and now specialize in tours from Las Vegas.

Helicopter Tours at the Grand Canyon South Rim

Papillon offers a wide variety of full day tours to South Rim or shorter flights that take off and depart if you are already at Grand Canyon National Park. 

As the preferred provider for the Grand Canyon National Park Service, our helicopter tours are certified to fly the entire Grand Canyon. With Papillon, you can soar over the Kaibab National Forest, famous canyon lookout points, and the mighty Colorado River. A world-class helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon South Rim is sure to be an adventure you'll never forget.

Airplane Tours to the Grand Canyon South Rim

You can leave your hotel in Las Vegas and be flying above the Grand Canyon about two hour later when you book a sightseeing airplane tour with Papillon!

On your way to Grand Canyon National Park, fly above Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, the Colorado River, and Grand Canyon West and capture unforgettable views of all these marvels.

Want a combination tour? Check out our Grand Canyon Air Tour Deluxe with Hummer where you’ll board a customized Hummer after your flight to the Grand Canyon and visit scenic lookout points in style.

Our state-of-the-art airplanes are specifically designed for sightseeing, with high wings and large windows. Each aircraft comes equipped with climate control and headset narration for each passenger. Worried about a language barrier? No problem. Our airplane tours offer translation amenities too.

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Tips for the Best Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon South Rim Tour Experience

Here are a few tips for visiting Grand Canyon South Rim from Las Vegas:

  • Bring sunscreen and stay hydrated. The air is thin and dry with an elevation averaging 7,000 ft 
  • Bring layered clothing. Early morning temperatures are usually cold and temperatures rise dramatically as the day progresses. Please dress in layers or bring a jacket.
  • Hiking boots or a good pair of tennis shoes are recommended. You’ll regret wearing  flip flops, sandals, or open-toed shoes.
  • Visit multiple viewpoints – Grand Canyon is massive and beautiful from many different angles. The park is huge so get out and experience the scenery from different angles. The best way to do so is from various viewpoints.

Vegas to Grand Canyon South Rim Tours FAQs

How far is the Grand Canyon South Rim from Las Vegas?

  • The Grand Canyon South Rim is 277 miles (446 kilometers) from the Las Vegas Strip. It takes between four to five hours to make the drive from Las Vegas. Instead of renting a car, choose one of Papillon’s many daily helicopter or sightseeing aircraft adventures and get there quicker and in luxury! With a Papillon tour, you can get to any part of the Grand Canyon you want to explore quickly!

What time of year is best to visit the South Rim of the Grand Canyon?

  • Peak season to visit the Grand Canyon South Rim is in the summer from May through September. However, this is not the best time of year in regards to temperature. Spring (March- April) and Fall (October and early November) offer cooler temperatures, thinner crowds, and a more serene overall experience. Overall, the summer months are the most crowded time of the year. For a more private experience, visit the South Rim during the off-season.

What departure times do you offer for South Rim tours?

  • Most South Rim Grand Canyon tours and flights have multiple departures ranging from early morning to late afternoon. Some products offer multiple departures a day as well.