Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas
Settle into your comfortable leather seat and enjoy a smooth, air-conditioned flight over Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, both spectacular sights from the air. Large windows offer great views for all passengers, and you'll be provided headphones so you can learn about the sights you see through recorded commentary.
When you reach the Grand Canyon West Rim, descend 3,500 feet (1,066 meters) below the canyon rim -- deeper than any other Grand Canyon helicopter tour! Land on a private bluff overlooking the Colorado River, where you'll toast to this unforgettable experience with a glass of Champagne. Enjoy light snacks including vegetables, fruit, crackers and cheese under the shade of an authentic Native American Ramada shelter, and fill your camera with incredible photos of the steep canyon walls from this amazing vantage point. Your pilot will be happy to answer any questions you have about the canyon or your helicopter flight.
Hop back on the helicopter for your return flight to Vegas, this time flying low over Black Canyon and Fortification Hill, an extinct volcano. When you land, your driver will be waiting to whisk you back to your hotel.
There is a maximum capacity of seven people per helicopter, plus your pilot. Per FAA regulations, all passengers 18 years and older will be required to show photo ID such as a driver's license or passport at the time of check-in.
- 40-minute (approx.) helicopter flight each way
- Private landing
- Champagne and light snacks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off by luxury van
- All taxes and fees
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
- Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 300 lbs (136 kg or 21 stone) will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour.
- Total combined passenger weight (including pilot) cannot exceed 1240 lbs (563 kg)
- Children under 2 years are free of charge. Proof of age is required, such as a birth certificate or passport.
- Per FAA regulations, all passengers 18 years and older will be required to show photo ID such as a driver's license or passport at the time of check-in.
- Due to uneven terrain at the Grand Canyon, wheelchairs are not able to be accommodated.
I am just back from a trip to Vegas with my friend, who was tied up a lot for work during the day. I wanted to set up a tour but was only in Vegas for 3 days. This tour picked up at my hotel via coach bus to a nearby airport to catch a helicopter tour of Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, Colorado River, Old Volcano and the Grand Canyon! Our pilot was fantastic keeping us confident and informed as well as acting a our tour guide. The views were spectacular, especially flying into the Grand Canyon and landing at the bottom for some exploring, some champagne and some snacks. The ride back was equally spectacular. BEST TOUR I've ever been on. Worth every $1 spent.
We thoroughly enjoyed this trip, well worth the expense. It was very well organised with the pick up time - on time ! Our pilot Aaron, was very friendly and informative. The helicopter was new and in very good condition- we all felt very safe. The views are amazing and we would definitely do this again. Highly recommended
The trip via helicopter to Lake Mead,the Hoover, Dam and the Grand Canyon was the highlight of my trip to Las Vegas. Not only was the flight fun (and I've been on many helicopters before) it was comfortable and exciting especially the descent and landing in the Canyon. The pilot was simply exceptional. He was not only informative but very gregarious and friendly. I would recommend this to any one adults or children. BRAVA!
Okay - so the flight is from Henderson not McCarran which is about 30-45 minute journey from the Strip. Hence the early pickup. You land at the western end of the canyon. Having done a similar trip from the South Rim a few years ago, I don't think you get the most spectacular view of the canyon. It would have been nicer if it had been possible to fly further into the canyon after the landing and before the refueling stop. Good view of Las Vegas in the distance as you head back to the airport. Great choice of music for the flight!
What a great tour, was picked up from hotel and taken to where we got the helicopter. Our pilot was excellent sat in the front, it was amazing everything so still and clear, we set down in the canyon for champagne and even refuelled in the middle of the desert. A fantastic experience and one to tick off my bucket list, would highly recommend.
This was the highlight of our trip to Las Vegas. My husband and l and our daughter and son-in-law are so glad we decided to do this. Our pilot Simon was very informative and knowledgeable. His music was fun too! Booking the trip was easy and everyone associated with Maverick was very polite and helpful. Definitely recommend this tour to anyone wanting to check off a bucket list item. The Grand Canyon was majestic place to see.
If you have a 4-5 hour chunk of time and want to see something outside of the strip, we highly recommend this activity. If you have never traveled by small helicopter or plane be aware there is turbulence that is unavoidable, especially going over the different levels of terrain. The pilots will warn you of this and do everything they can to make this a minimal issue, but the air is out of their control. Take something to calm your stomach and enjoy the experience. Highly recommended!
We made reservation for 6 people and they split our family into 5 in on helicopter and 1 in another. They did not give us any other option. This was a long time plan family trip and we did not enjoy the trip the way it should.
Had a brilliant experience with this company. Excellent pilot, fantastic flight with views of Lake Meade, Hoover Dam and a nice amount of time on the ground with refreshments and time for photos. Would recommend this trip to anyone thinking of booking, The staff at Maverick were very professional and ensured everyone was well informed of safety procedures and that everyone had an enjoyable experience.