Why Book a South Rim Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour?
Although there are many ways to experience the Grand Canyon South Rim, few will leave you in awe like a helicopter tour with Papillon.
Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopter tours have introduced millions of guests to the wonders of the Grand Canyon 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.
As the preferred provider for the Grand Canyon National Park Service, we’re certified to fly the entire Grand Canyon. The South Rim helicopter tours soar over famous areas of the canyon like Dragon Corridor, Point Imperial, and more. Gaze out over the steepest sides of the canyon, catch glimpses of desert wildlife, and snap a few photos of these world-renowned views.
Whether on the ground or in the sky, this area of the canyon is sure to impress with deep gorges and incredible lookouts.
The Grand Canyon Deluxe with Helicopter Tour is an all day adventure. It begins with shuttle transfers from your Las Vegas hotel to the Boulder Terminal. Board a fixed-wing airplane and enjoy views of the famed Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the winding Colorado River.
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Travel like a VIP to the South Rim, where the canyon sights recognized around the world stretch to the horizon. The canyon gorges will unfold before you as you take off in a state-of-the-art helicopter for aerial views of this magnificent landform.
South Rim Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas FAQs
Papillon does not offer direct helicopter flights from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon South Rim. However, we do offer flights that take off from the South Rim and ground transportation that will take you there.
Each helicopter tour of the South Rim begins with bus or airplane transportation from Sin City to the helicopter terminal in the Grand Canyon National Park. From there, your helicopter will lift off and soar over the breathtaking sights of the Grand Canyon South Rim.
The cost to include a helicopter flight with a tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon South Rim depends on one factor: how you want to get there.
We offer three different tour vehicles that will take you from the Las Vegas area to the Grand Canyon South Rim.
- Motorcoach Tour
- Luxury Sprinter Tour
- Airplane Tour
All three tours offer the same length helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon. To find the price of each, simply visit the tour listing page.
Learn more about the price of helicopter tours from Las Vegas.
Helicopter Tours of the Grand Canyon South Rim
South Rim Helicopter Tours with Airplane Departure from Las Vegas
If you are embarking on an airplane flight to the Grand Canyon South Rim, you will be shuttled to the Boulder City terminal before taking flight. Your fixed-wing airplane will soar along side the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and the mighty Colorado River before arriving at Grand Canyon National Park for a helicopter adventure.
Upon reaching the South Rim, you will board a helicopter for a 30-minute flight over the Grand Canyon’s North and South Rims. Gaze out over the widest and deepest parts of the Grand Canyon National Park from the sky. After your aerial excursion, prepare for more astonishing views by ground, which include transfers to the Grand Canyon National Park’s most scenic lookout point. Round out your South Rim adventure with a quick lunch and the ret
Due to the long distance, Papillon does not offer direct helicopter flights from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon South Rim. However, we do offer flights that take off from the South Rim and tour transportation that will take you there.
Your tour can begin with complimentary pick-up and drop-off from a select number of hotels in Downtown Las Vegas or on the Strip. You will then check in at our terminal before departing on your tour to the South Rim.
South Rim Helicopter Tours with Bus Departure from Las Vegas
If you are traveling by ground, board a luxurious motorcoach or sprinter for the road trip to the Grand Canyon South Rim. The distance from Las Vegas to the South Rim is about 280 miles, which takes between four and a half to five hours to drive. This daylong excursion includes stunning sights of the Mojave Desert, a chance to snap pictures of the ancient Joshua Tree Forest, and a cruise along historic Route 66.
En route to the Grand Canyon, your touring vehicle will make two stops. Both motorcoach and sprinter tours will stop at the O'Callaghan-Tillman Bridge for sights and photo opportunities of the famous Hoover Dam. Passengers on these tours will also get a chance to stretch their legs in Kingman, Arizona.
Upon reaching the South Rim, your tour vehicle will drop you off at the Papillon helicopter terminal at the Grand Canyon National Park Airport. Take flight on what is sure to be the highlight of the day. Your helicopter tour of the South Rim will soar over Dragon Corridor, the Colorado River, rock formations, and lush forests. Helicopter tours of the South Rim offer aerial views of the widest and deepest parts of the Grand Canyon National Park.
After your helicopter flight touches down, your tour vehicle will swoop you back up for more exploration time at the South Rim before returning to Las Vegas.